With Charleston’s cobblestone streets and charming buildings dating back to 1670, there’s a whole bunch of history to unpack in the Holy City. As part of our Drink Up Week initiative, we’re traveling back in time to explore historic pub + modern day hotspot: Blind Tiger Pub.
You’ve likely passed this historic spot at 36-38 Broad St. once or twice. Photo by @walkandtalkchs
Opening its doors on Broad Street in 1992 + named after the term used to describe illegal drinking and gambling establishments in the Prohibition era, the downtown Charleston pub pays homage to the illicit bars that began popping up around the Holy City in 1893.
Reviving the memory of its early reputation, the historic spot features a secret underground tunnel system that can be entered through a latched door at the back of the building.
One of the most commonly told ghost tales features a woman wearing a black dress roaming through the restaurant. The ghostly antagonist is known to play tricks on bartenders and tease patrons, rumored to pull hair, appear + disappear, and create phantom footsteps.
We’re running to try Blind Tiger’s new menu. | Photo provided, Blind Tiger Pub
Now nestled in the historic district, Blind Tiger Pub is serving up classic cocktails + dishing out brunch, lunch, and dinner. Stop in for locally–inspired libations like the Broad Street Barrister and Frozen Espresso Tini and snack on summertime favorites from a brand new menu like the Shrimp Green Goddess Sandwich and Heirloom Burrata.
Make a reservation or stop by at 36–38 Broad St. from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week. Happy sipping, Charleston. 🍹
Pint Night at Two Blokes Brewing | Thurs., July 28 | 5-8 p.m. | Two Blokes Brewing, 547 Long Point Rd., Ste. 101, Mt. Pleasant | Free| RSVP to sip on locally crafted beer to benefit the Charleston Friends of the Library and Charleston County Public Library programs + snack on bites from Empanada Cuisines — bring gently used books to donate. 🍺
Disability Pride | Fri., July 29 | 5-9 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | Free| Disability Pride night is here — celebrate with an evening of entertainment, guest speakers, art + vendor markets, games, and prizes.
9th Annual Ladybug Day | Sat., July 30 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd. | $29 | Experience a ladybug release to benefit Magnolia’s gardens, visit a variety of vendors like Charleston Jump Castles + face painting with Melissa Norwood, and enjoy music by Charleston Hot Shots. 🐞
Swing Dance Night | Sun., July 31 | 6-10 p.m. | Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King St. | $20 | Wrap up the weekend by swing dancing to live music by the newly formed Forte Swing Band — a free dance lesson will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Music Bingo | Mon., Aug. 1 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Brewlab Charleston, 2200 Heriot St. | Free | Swing by this local brewery for beats and bingo — the winners of each round receive a free pint of beer. 🎶
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market | Tues., Aug. 2 | 3:30-7 p.m. | Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Farmers market season is in full swing — shop farm-fresh produce, sauces, and speciality foods + listen to live music.
Rooftop Painting Class | Thurs., Aug. 11 | 7-9 p.m. | The Restoration, 75 Wentworth St. | $38| Join Craft and Canvas for a painting class overlooking the Charleston skyline — space is limited.
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Hampton Farms has been in biz for 75+ years, so you know they’ve got the snacking thing down. | Photo provided by Hampton Farms
We’re four days into CHStoday’s first Drink Up Week — and we’re loving every second. Here’s something else to add to your plate: Hampton Farms gourmet peanuts — because the only thing better than a drink is a drink + a snack.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation is looking for public feedback on six configurations of exitramps, loops, andstop lights at the
Long Point Road interchange. A public meeting will be held
onTues., Aug. 2 at the RL Jones Center to discuss the alternatives. Survey feedback will be accepted for the next 30 days. ✍️ (WCSC)
After a two-year hiatus, the
25th Awendaw Blue Crab Festival is returning to the Lowcountry.Set to be held on
Sat., Aug. 27 at the town of Awendaw Municipal Park, this year’s event will feature more than 100 vendors offering art + jewelry, live music, and a dozen food trucks,
plus blue crab buckets. Grab tickets. 🦀 (The Post and Courier)
A new restaurant is coming to Market Street. Gingerline — Charlestowne Hotels’ first standalone restaurant — is expected to open later this summer. Specializing in
lively cocktails + coastal cooking, the spot will feature dishes influenced by flavors from Latin and South America. Sneak a peek. 🍹
Mount Pleasant will soon meet a new medical practice. Optimal Bio, which focuses solely on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, will open its doors on September 6. Celebrate the opening with a complimentary consultation or free blood work from Tues., Sept. 6 through Tues., Sept. 13 at 590 Lone Tree Dr., Ste. 103. Book an appointment. 🩺
Goose Creek City Council recently met to discuss budgeting for Central Creek Park. The park is currently under construction + will feature a 26,000-sqft playground, volleyball and basketball courts, a splash pad, and a
food truck pavilion at 147 Old Moncks Corner Rd. Officials expect the $9 million project to be completed by November. 🏐 (WCSC)
$32 million. That’s how much Dorchester School District Two has voted to distribute towards new equipment +
construction costs for four schools. The bonds from the board’s unanimous decision will also cover the cost of
new security cameras across all of the district’s campuses. See the cost breakdown. 📝 (WCSC)
Just over $200,000 in funding has been approved by Dorchester County Council for local shelter DorchesterPaws. The organization recently requested the additional funding to aid in the
rising cost of care for rescue animals. Get involved. 🐾 (WCSC)
Discussion is in progress for plans to transform the Orange Hill tract,
an 885-acre rural property on Johns Island, into a new 18-hole golf community featuring a practice facility for Kiawah Island Club members. Developers hope to begin the process next year —
no name or cost estimate for the new course has been released. 🏌️(The Post and Courier)
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Editor’s pick:Happy Drink Up Week, Charleston. In case you missed it, we shared this guide to CHStoday‘s first Drink Up Week +I’ve been having so much fun sharing these deals and drinks with y’all throughout the week.
Yesterday, I spent some time with my coworkers Katie and Maddy at local restaurant Baker and Brewer. We each grabbed a drink, split a pie, and talked about the upcoming beer that our team got to name for Drink Up Week.
Keep your eyes peeled for the “CharlestonBrew” coffeeHefeweizenbeercoming soon. 🍻 For now, we’re headed to King Bean Coffee Roasters to try the Coconut Cream Cold Brew — only available this week for Drink Up Week.
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