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Top bar recommendations from locals

Bar
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“Another legendary spot like the Music Farm where bands like Hootie and Edwin McCain started as bar bands on the Isle of Palms....Ocean front bar that is pet friendly. the burger is a solid bar food burger too ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ SOL Southwest Kitchen is a family-friendly establishment featuring indoor & outdoor dining, food with bold Southwest flavors and “just juiced” cocktails.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Piano Bar
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“THE BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN CHARLESTON! ... Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar offers an American eclectic, chef-driven menu for dinner and late-night.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“People to rave about this spot for getting a southern kick. You'll find a long wait for a table here almost any day so plan accordingly! ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A very low key brewery with great beer, and live music. There’s usually a really awesome food truck outside. This is my BFF’s all-time favorite. Kid friendly. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Great steaks and 2 locations now Downtown on King St and in Summerville at Nexton.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“If you are a Wine connoisseur or just want to enjoy some wine I highly recommend Ardoa! Clement is happy to explain the different types of wine and explain the taste you should notice. Make sure you tell them Ryan and Audrey sent you! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Great place for a burger or chicken sandwich with creative fixings (my favorite is the crab topper) and onion strings (yum)! TVs with football and other sports with indoor/outdoor tables and bars. 2 blocks from beach.”
  • 98 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A 1930's vibe restaurant with a rooftop bar perfect for enjoying cocktails and views. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“My Charleston home bar! Live music by some of my close friends almost every night here, punch bowls if you're partying with several people, plus a patio rooftop! Definitely try the “Double Standard” if you like something a little spicy.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“southern dishes reimagined: Chef Sean Brock’s first real venture in the South; serving organic and traditional dishes.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Shem Creek is a must in your trip to Charleston. Reds is one of many restaurants in the area with excellent seafood including local favorites like low country boil, she crab soup, and the best shrimp and grits I've ever had!”
  • 65 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“One of the most popular and diverse music venues in the city. Bar scene offering a few items from a food truck. Be sure to look them up on Facebook or Google for their daily band line-ups!”
  • 78 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Large cocktail bar/club with outdoor patio. Mostly young professionals dancing and enjoying this spot with DJ’s for entertainment on the weekends!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
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“Right Across the street. Try the whipped feta, absolutely delicious! This turns into a great bar at night too! ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Café
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“If you've just finished shopping on King and need a place to rest, we suggest this local favorite for a beer or coffee! Great patio!”
  • 56 locals recommend