On the rocks, neat, dirty, frozen, or zero proof — we’re spilling the Long Island iced tea on the best happy hours in Charleston.
Get ready to #DrinkUpCharleston, here are 16 places lifting spirits with their sip-worthy specials.
Let the fun be-gin at these happy hour spots.
Hungry for meal deals
Indaco | Weekdays, 5-7 p.m. | There’s a good selection of $7 drink specials, but don’t sleep on the light bites including polpette + prosciutto di parma. Heads up: Happy hour is at the bar only, so snag your seat early.
Pearlz Oyster Bar | Weekdays, 4-6 p.m. | Shuck yeah. Dig into a dozen house oysters on the half shell for $18. Order a half-pound of peel + eat shrimp for $15 and sip on $3 champagne.
Order raw or steamed oysters from Pearlz with extra cocktail sauce. | Photo by @schannybop
Fun in the sun
Harold’s Cabin | Tues.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. | Take a buck off all wine, well + frozen drinks and kick back on the rooftop garden.
Minero | Wed.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. | Our perfect picnic includes margs.DIY margaritas start at $9 or cut straight to the chase with $4 chilled shot specials.
Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar | Tues.-Sun., 4-7 p.m. | Enjoy $1 off beer, $2 off glasses of wine, and $3 house liquor(for simple cocktails) in the shade of an umbrella on the patio.
Bonus: The rooftop at Harold’s Cabin is dog-friendly, so bring your pup. | Photo by @haroldscabin
Bay Street Biergarten | Wed.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. | Grab $5 snacks (like the freaky tots or the smash burger) to go with $5 off a liter of beer. It’s a good sign when a spot serves beer by the liter.
Moe’s Crosstown Tavern | Weekdays, 4-7 p.m. | It’s hard to beat a
PBR draught for $1.75 (or $1 off well drinks + select draughts). Pair it with $5 bites like mozzarella sticks and jalapeño poppers, $4 Jameson and other select liquors, and $5 wine.
Tavern & Table | Weekdays, 4-7 p.m. | Get your fill of beer with $1 off all domestic bottles and $4 select local beers. Plus, check out the wine deals.
Tattooed Moose | Mon.-Sat., 4-7 p.m. | Sip on $2 basics, $3 tall boys of PBR and Modelo, and $4 house liquor.
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Sean Kingston & Cloonee | Fri., July 29 | 9-11:55 p.m. | Trio, 139 Calhoun St. | $30+| Kick off the weekend with performances by headliner Cloonee, Sean Kingston in the downstairs lounge, and Tiki Speakeasy on the patio — doors open at 8 p.m. 🎤
Summer Artisan Market | Sat., July 30 | 3-7 p.m. | Bevi Bene Brewing Co., 1859 Summerville Ave. | Free | Visit Charleston’s newest brewery and shop local vendors like Holy City Heart of Gold, Retro Leo + grab a bite from Vibrant Alkaline Vegan food truck. 🛍
Ride for the Brave | Sat., July 30 | 3:30 p.m. | Palmetto Brewing Company, 289 Huger St. | Free | Support national nonprofit Ride for the Brave with beer + bites at SC’s first brewery.
15th Annual Garcia Gathering | Sun., July 31 | 8-10:30 p.m. | Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | $15+ | Score tickets to see Charleston-based soul band Motown Throwdown play music by the Jerry Garcia Band on the Deck Stage. 🎶
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market | Sun., July 31 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | Free | Shop small during this 100% local market featuring vendors like I-95 Coffee, Don Sazon, Lost City Ceramics, and Saltcatcher Farms.
Lady A | Thurs., Aug. 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. | $83.95+ | Get your dancing shoes ready — Grammy Award-winning country music band Lady A is coming to the Lowcountry.
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.
Good news, Party at the Point fans: The summer concert series will continue for six additional showsas “Homegrownatthe
Point.” Expect local bands throughout August and September to perform
every Friday night from 5-9 p.m. at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. Take a look at the lineup + grab tickets. 🎶 (The Post and Courier)
Work has begun on the third phase of the Berlin G. Myers Parkway project. The $125 million project works to reduce traffic congestion,
enhancesafety, and improveroadway
connectivity. Expect a temporary closure of the Sawmill Branch Walk/Bike Trail between Crosscreek Drive + Bacons Bridge Road beginning Mon.,
Aug. 8. 🚧
Plans are underway to build
three new multipurpose fields in Carnes Crossroads in Goose Creek. The $2.5 million investment would be built at the upcoming Carolyn Lewis School, set to open in fall 2023, and the public will have access to the fields for recreational use after school. (WCSC)
Heads up, Charleston: The
Starbucks on lower King Street is expected to close next month. The location, which has been open since the late 1990s, is set to close its doors on Sun., Aug. 14. Grab your coffee from the spot while you can. (Holy City Sinner)
Drink Up Week
In case you’re wondering what we’re up to during Drink Up Week: Yesterday, City Editor Lexa headed to King Bean Coffee Roasters to try the
Coconut Cream Cold Brew made with Califia Farms coconut milk + coconut whipped cream. Heads up: This drink is only available until 4 p.m. today at 3939 Dorchester Rd. ☕
Calling all foodies: Stacker has compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants for breakfast in the Holy City on Tripadvisor. We don’t want to give too much away, but local spots that made the list include Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, Millers
AllDay, and Gnome Cafe. Dig in to the full list. 🍴 (WCBD + Stacker)
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