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The best patios + porches in Charleston, SC

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Porch sittin’ season is in full swing. With the weather warm + the nights still slightly cool, there’s no better time to dine al-fresco than now. And, with the new rules + regulations surrounding COVID-19, patios are sometimes the only option for dining in at your go-to restaurant.

So if you’re outdoorsyin that you like to dine on courtyards – we’ve got the roundup for you.

See below for the short list of patios + porches in Charleston with additional COVID-19-related updates + info.

Disclaimer– there are so many great spots, we couldn’t possibly cover them all.

Downtown

The Blind Tiger, 36-38 Broad St.

A historic pub with an outdoor bar + courtyard dining.

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Photo provided by @blindtigerpubchs

COVID-19 updates:
Dine in, takeout + delivery available

COVID-19 updates:
Dine in, takeout + delivery available

Bay Street Biergarten, 549 East Bay St.

Known as Charleston’s first contemporary biergarten with 70 beers on tap + a pup-friendly patio.

COVID-19 hours:
Mon. + Tues.: closed
Wed. + Thurs.: 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Fri.: 12 p.m.-11 p.m.
Sat.: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sun.: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

COVID-19 updates:
Patio + indoor dining + online ordering for curbside pickup available

Poogan’s Porch, 72 Queen St.

This charming Queen Street restaurant is one of Charleston’s oldest dining establishments with traditional Southern dining out on the piazza.

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Poogan’s Porch | Photo by @thecoastalsouth

COVID-19 updates:
In accordance with the new mask ordinance, Poogan’s Porch is requiring patrons to wear a mask when entering, exiting + moving throughout the building. Masks can be taken off once seated.

COVID-19 hours:
Brunch: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m.-10: p.m. (11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.)

Barsa, 630 King St.

This King Street tapas bar + lounge has plenty of happy hours specials to enjoy.

COVID-19 updates:
Barsa is asking patrons to wear a mask when entering + exiting the restaurant/patio + moving throughout the dining areas.
No parties larger than 8 will be seated. Additional guests will be seated at a nearby table or placed on a waitlist.
To be served, guests must be seated.
There will not be an open waiting area.
Guests must not move tables or chairs.

Baker & Brewer, 94 Stuart St.

Pizza, beer, a walk-up counter + bocce ball… what more could you want?

COVID-19 updates:
○ Limited menu
○ Outdoor dining + to-go orders available

Kudu Coffee + Craft Beer, 4 Vanderhorst St.

You want coffee but your friend wants craft beer... what do you do? Enjoy both in their quiet courtyard next to a tranquil fountain.

COVID-19 updates:
Customers are asked to wear a face mask when ordering or picking up food + drinks inside the shop.
Limited capacity + properly distanced tables.
Frequent disinfecting of all surfaces.

Edmund’s Oast, 1081 Morrison Dr.

A combination of a brewery + seasonally-focused kitchen with covered patio seating for you + up to 100 of your friends. Our recommendation– the Peanut Butter + Jelly beer.

COVID-19 updates:
Customers are required to wear a mask for entry to the property for dining + any time you are away from your table or on your feet. Masks not required once you are seated.

COVID-19 hours:
11 a.m.-9 p.m. for curbside to go + outdoor dining.

Taco Boy, 217 Huger St.

Their cozy outdoor patio includes free parking + full-bar access.

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COVID-19 hours:
Sun.-Thurs.: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

COVID-19 updates:
Guests are required to wear a mask when entering, exiting + moving throughout the restaurant. Masks will also be required during all interactions with staff.⁠

Fleet Landing, 186 Concord St.

With outdoor seating around three sides of the building, all surrounded by water, you’re sure to find a spot to catch some of the best views in the historic district. Seating includes stools at an outdoor bar, covered tables, + a sunny deck.

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COVID-19 updates:
Guests are required to wear a mask when entering, waiting, exiting + when you are away from your table.

MUSE Restaurant + Wine Bar, 82 Society St.

Their cozy covered porch is the perfect place to spend a quiet evening with a date or celebrate with a larger party of friends.

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Photo provided by @charlestonmuse

COVID-19 updates:
Guests are required to wear a mask to enter the restaurant + whenever they are away from their table.
Outdoor dining + to-go food available.
Inside seating with only one table per dining room.
Restaurant will provide a mask to patrons without one.
Tables are set with sterile linen, glasses, plates + silverware rolled in a sterile napkin.

Fuel, 211 Rutledge Ave.

A taste of Caribbean cuisine right in the heart of downtown Charleston. Dine on their large shady patio or grab a drink at the outdoor bar.

COVID-19 updates:
Takeout, delivery + outdoor patio seating available.

Butcher & Bee, 1085 Morrison Dr.

Their sunny patio is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner featuring seasonal items– made from scratch.

COVID-19 hours:
Mon.: 4 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tues.: Closed
Wed.: 4 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thurs.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sun.: 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

COVID-19 updates:
Open for to-go + patio reservations

Workshop, 1503 King St.

This trendy food-court offers tons of different options from local vendors + a large outdoor patio.

COVID-19 updates:
Outdoor dining + to-go available.

Mount Pleasant
Tavern + Table, 100 Church St.

Their covered patio has views of Shem Creek coupled with authentic Lowcountry cuisine.

COVID-19 updates:
Patio, curbside, dockside + indoor service at 50% capacity available.

Red’s Ice House, 98 Church St.

In their words, “Inside is Boring.” This casual creekside venue is the perfect place to enjoy cold beer + fresh local seafood with a view.

COVID-19 updates:
Curbside or dockside takeout + dine in seating.

Pages Okra Grill, 302 Coleman Blvd.

Their large covered patio is nearly packed year round. Their award-winning eats keep locals + travelers alike coming back for breakfast, brunch, lunch, + supper.

COVID-19 updates:
○ Takeout available for lunch + dinner.
○ Orders must be placed online + picked up at the bar outside.
○ Customers are able to sit on the patio + enjoy their takeout food.

The Shelter Kitchen and Bar, 202 Coleman Blvd.

Come for the cold beer + stay to play cornhole.

COVID-19 updates:
○ Outside dining + limited indoor seating.

Water’s Edge, 1407 Shrimp Boat Ln.

Their casual cabana bar has outdoor seating where you’re sure to catch some of the best sunsets over Shem Creek.

COVID-19 updates:
Cabana bar + dining room are open.

Saltwater Cowboys, 130 Mill St.

Their massive double-decker patio serves up local food with a side of waterfront views.

Photo provided by @saltcowboysCOVID-19 updates:
○ Limited outdoor seating + dockside take out available.
Inside dining room, mezzanine, and Bourbon Bar will only be used for private events or rainy day seating.
EPA-certified Sanitation company contacted to do a weekly dry fog service.
Currently completing the application process for the Governors newly announced Palmetto Priority program.
○ An aerosol sanitizing spray used daily in vital areas.

Sullivan’s Island

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, 2205 Middle St.

After a day at the beach, stop by to enjoy a cold margarita with 100% Blue Agave Tequila on their covered porch.

Poe’s Tavern, 2210 Middle St.

A tribute to Edgar Allan Poe with a quaint porch overlooking the island’s small town.

COVID-19 updates:
○ Outdoor dining + takeout available.

COVID-19 hours:
○ Follow along on Instagram for updates on hours.

James Island

The Barrel, 1859 Folly Rd.

If drinking beer with your dog is one of your favorite past times, this is the place to be. A large dog-friendly yard with an outdoor bar will keep you + your dog well-hydrated and entertained all day long. This small bar serves up food from local food trucks throughout the week.

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Photo provided by @thebarrelcharleston

Ellis Creek Fish Camp, 1243 Harbor View Rd.

This camp-like setting has tables + picnic benches overlooking the marsh.

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Photo provided by @elliscreekfishcamp

COVID-19 updates:
○ Outdoor dining + takeout available.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que, 1622 Highland Ave.

This biergarten-esque BBQ joint has a gorgeous covered patio area as well as an uncovered area out front.

COVID-19 updates:
○ Outdoor dining + takeout available.

West Ashley

Triangle Char + Bar, 828 Savannah Hwy.

$7 Bloody Mary or Mimosa carafe anyone? Serving up brunch, lunch + dinner in an old service station.

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Triangle Char + Bar | Photo by @charlestonlivability

COVID-19 updates:
○ Inside dining + patio dining available.

Frothy Beard Brewing Company, 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

Sit on their dog-friendly patio while enjoying one of their beers– which are brewed in house all year long.

COVID-19 updates:
○ Masks are required by patrons except when eating + drinking.
○ Customers are encouraged to stay at their table unless using the bathroom.
○ In house dining + takeout.

John’s Island

Fat Hen, 3140 Maybank Hwy.

Located in the heart of John’s Island farming community with a shady outdoor porch + patio.

COVID-19 updates:
○ Fat Hen will be closed until the 7th, when they will be reopening for curbside takeout + outdoor dining only.

Tattooed Moose, 3328 Maybank Hwy.

COVID-19 updates:
○ Outdoor dining + take-out available.

North Charleston

Commonhouse Aleworks, 4831 O’Hear Ave.

Whether you’re looking to sit in the sun or the shade, you can bring your dog + enjoy locally brewed beer.

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COVID-19 updates:
To go available.
Limited patio hours.
Inside is closed for seating, but one line will be open for ordering inside + one will be open for restroom. Limited number of patrons allowed in each.
Patrons are asked to wear a mask when inside + using restrooms.

Daniel Island

Sermet’s Courtyard, 115 River Landing Dr.

It’s all in the name. Their large outdoor courtyard is located near the banks of the Wando River + a great place to stop for lunch after a casual stroll by the water.

COVID-19 updates:
○ Full outdoor + partial indoor seating available.
○ Courtyard open at full capacity.
○ Takeout available Tuesday - Thursday.
○ Maximum 8 people.
○ Mask required unless seated at table.

COVID-19 hours
Tues.-Sat.: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

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