This post is The Ultimate 2023 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.
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 "2023 Go-To's" in the section below to read more about our favorite spots & featured bars for 2023.
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!)
- The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue
- Stars Rooftop & Grill Room
- The Cocktail Club
- Pour Taproom: Charleston
- Aqua Terrace Roof-Top Bar
- Henry's On The Market
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- Firefly Distillery
- The Charleston Pour House
- The Windjammer
- Tobin's Market
- The Commodore
- The Bend
- Charleston Music Hall
- The Royal American
- North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
- Woodlands Nature Reserve
- Awendaw Green
- Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
- North Charleston Riverfront Park
- The Purple Buffalo
- Tin Roof
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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.
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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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