This post is The Ultimate 2022 Guide to Charleston SC Nightlife and Bars.  It's geared towards Charleston bachelorette & bachelor parties, wedding parties, and other groups of travelers that want to know the best places in Charleston SC to eat, drink, party, and have a good time!

Charleston is a historic town with a drinking problem...Because there are so many great places to eat, drink, and party in Charleston it can be hard to choose a select few to go to in one single weekend... so I created a few categories and listed some of the top choices for Charleston Bachelorette Parties and groups depending on what your #squadgoals are.

Whether you want to know where to go for the best day-drinking vibes, live music, happy hour specials, or you're on the hunt for a rooftop bar with the best booze, brews, and views - Charleston can easily accommodate you & your crew!

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GOOGLE MAP OF THE 30 BEST BARS IN CHARLESTON

Click on this interactive Google Map to locate and view any of the best bars and nightlife in Charleston SC that are listed throughout this post.  You can select specific Charleston SC bars, clubs, and lounges to view more info about each one including their Google Business Listing pages, locations, reviews, business hours, etc.


 

12 BEST PLACES TO DRINK FOR YOUR CHARLESTON BACHELORETTE PARTY

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The following bars and restaurants are the top places to drink for your Charleston Bachelorette Party no matter what the season or the reason is.  These are all-around good choices for any group & any time of day.  For more details about these 12 best places to drink for your Charleston SC Bachelorette Party explore the map above, or check out our  "2022 Go-To's" in the section below to read more about our favorite spots & featured bars for 2022.

  1. The Charleston Pour House
  2. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
  3. Uptown Social
  4. Blind Tiger Pub
  5. Bourbon N' Bubbles
  6. The Commodore
  7. Home Team BBQ
  8. Saltwater Cowboys
  9. Firefly Distillery
  10. Deep Water Vineyard
  11. Blu at Tides Folly Beach
  12. The Windjammer

"TOP 3 GO-TO'S FOR 2022" BEST PLACES TO DRINK FOR YOUR CHARLESTON BACHELORETTE PARTY

MEX 1 COASTAL CANTINA

Mex 1 is the perfect surf-inspired beach bar whether you are coming in for dinner and drinks with friends, dancing it up to local live music or dropping in for one of the best Mexi-Cali brunches in town serving up the light, fresh flavors of the Baja Peninsula.

If you’re trying to find a Charleston Bar & Restaurant that everyone in the group will love you can’t go wrong with Mex 1 Coastal Cantina. Mex 1 is a surf-inspired beach bar with delicious fresh food, tasty margaritas & mixers, and a chill laid-back vibe that’s perfect for your #Final Fiesta, or beach bachelorette party.  

Mex 1 has 3 different locations throughout Charleston, so there’s bound to be one near you and your crew.  Whether you’re looking for dinner and drinks, or some live local music to dance to they are happy to accommodate large groups.  You can drop in at any of their locations, but I suggest making a reservation ahead of time by >>clicking this link<<  (Be sure to ask about their Bachelorette Party Package!) 

6 BEST ROOFTOP BARS CHARLESTON SC


 
  1. The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue
  2. Stars Rooftop & Grill Room
  3. The Cocktail Club
  4. Pour Taproom: Charleston
  5. Aqua Terrace Roof-Top Bar
  6. Henry's On The Market
For more details about these 6 best rooftop bars in Charleston SC for your Bachelorette Party, explore the interactive Google map above or check out my post Ultimate 2021 Rooftop Bar Charleston Cheat Sheet.

TOP LOCAL CHARLESTON BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES, AND WINERIES IN 2022


10 CHARLESTON BREWERIES SERVING ICE-COLD LOCAL BEERS

For more details about these 10 Local Charleston Breweries that are great to check out for your Bachelor or Bachelorette Party, explore the interactive Google map above.
  1. Revelry Brewing Co
  2. Westbrook Brewing Company
  3. Holy City Brewing
  4. Palmetto Brewing Co.
  5. Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.
  6. Munkle Brewing co.
  7. Freehouse Brewery
  8. Low Tide Brewing
  9. LO-Fi Brewing
  10. Fatty's Beer Works

6 LOCAL CHARLESTON SC DISTILLERIES YOU CAN TOUR, EXPLORE, AND POUR!  

For more details about these 6 Charleston Charleston Distilleries that are great to check out for your Charleston Bachelorette or Bachelor explore the interactive Google map above.
  1. Firefly Distillery
  2. Striped Pig Distillery
  3. William Wolf Whiskey
  4. High Wire Distilling
  5. Charleston Distilling Co.
  6. Cannon Distillery

MAP OF TOP VENUES WITH LIVE MUSIC AND DANCE CLUBS IN CHARLESTON SC


15 VENUES THAT OFFER LIVE MUSIC IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA 

For more details about these 15 Live Music Venues in Charleston SC explore the interactive Google map above.
  1. Firefly Distillery
  2. The Charleston Pour House
  3. The Windjammer
  4. Tobin's Market
  5. The Commodore
  6. The Bend
  7. Charleston Music Hall
  8. The Royal American
  9. North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
  10. Woodlands Nature Reserve
  11. Awendaw Green
  12. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
  13. North Charleston Riverfront Park
  14. The Purple Buffalo
  15. Tin Roof

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6 BEST DANCE CLUBS IN CHARLESTON SC

You'll find the highest concentration of Charleston nightlife, dance clubs, and late-night bars. in Downtown Charleston on Upper King Street, where you can stumble from bar to bar.  Just try to stay put once the clock strikes midnight because the lines get out of control after that.  Also-  all of the bars are closed by 2 am, so make sure you give yourself ample time after dinner to explore the Charleston nightlife scene.
  1. Trio Charleston
  2. The Commodore
  3. Deco Nightclub Charleston
  4. Republic Garden & Lounge
  5. Uptown Social
  6. Mynt (Closing Jan 2022 for a few months)
For more details about the 6 best dance clubs in Charleston SC for your Bachelorette Party, explore the interactive Google map above.

CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE 2022 UPDATES!

Most of the Charleston SC Nightlife listed in this post are located on the downtown peninsula, but there are lots of great Charleston SC bars, restaurants, and venues in the surrounding areas as well.  I'll be sure to include additional sections highlighting other fun places to eat and drink in other areas near Downtown Charleston,  like The Charleston SC Beaches, Shem Creek, James Island, John's Island, Mount Pleasant, and North Charleston SC.


 

Have Fun Getting Down in ChuckTown!

I'll be sure to post a lot more details about Charleston Nightlife in the future, but for now, let this be a good starting point!  Don't forget to check out my Ultimate Guide to Slay Your Charleston SC Vacay for some more inspiration.

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