Charleston Happy Hours is and has always been a “happy hour city,” with establishments providing discounted libations and appetizers to get the party started in the late afternoon.
But what makes a happy hour essential? Aside from being more than a year old, these Charleston destinations provide the best deals on booze and bites, along with an environment fit for socializing with the group. Next time 4 p.m. hits, head to one of these 18 Charleston establishments.
12 Essential Charleston Happy Hours
👉 Edmund’s Oast
The entire menu of happy hour is available for $4 from 4:45 p.m. on the menu at Edmund’sOast, which is a restaurant and brewpub all combined into one.
Peanut wings with a sticky coating pimento cheese balls with a spicy flavor and deviled egg are just a few snacks that can be enjoyed with a draft beer as well as the Edmund’s Old Fashioned.
👉 The Royal American
Royal American is a must-visit bar. Royal American is the dive bar where dreams are made out. In a happy hour, the bar will offer four George Washingtons’ to receive patrons Gennesse and shots of whiskey or the glass of Miller High Life.
Take a seat on the outdoor patio, and then stay late into the evening for live music and live music, since the bar is also a concert venue.
👉 Moe’s Crosstown Tavern Happy hour
The informal Rutledge Avenue restaurant offers an extensive happy hour on weekdays along with the well-known Tuesday Burger Night. The casual service includes PBR at just $1.75 and also appetizers such as macaroni and cheese snacks as well as jalapeno poppers at $5.
Happy hour-goers who want something different in their drinks should visit Huger Street in North Central and find that Renzo serves up house beers and shots for $6 and an unidentified wine that is selected by staff.
For food, try chef Evan Gaudreau’s square slices of Detroit and small bites such as hot olives, warm and seasoned Spade & Clover peppers, which are served with Kefir ranch.
👉 Faculty Lounge
The doorbell will ring at this hip Huger Street bar at happy hour to see a largely local crowd enjoying $1 Narragansett or reasonably priced drinks. For only $5, bartenders can prepare guests to drink the “dealer’s choice” cocktail of the day. It could absolutely be anything.
👉 Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar
Visit this Spanish tapas restaurant for cheap paella at half price, and $5 house drinks every day from 4-7 p.m. The casual, yet lively vibe is a great place to enjoy a lively happy hour stuffed with Mediterranean food.
👉 The Alley
The Alley’s 8-4-3 happy hours offers wine bottles for $8 and local beers, with $4 drafts and $3 food items and snacks, all of which can be enjoyed when you’re hitting the lanes, as well as playing old-fashioned games such as Hoop fever or skeeball.
👉 Uptown Social
Bars are 50% cost starting at 4 p.m. from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Upper King street hot spot. Also, be sure to look for $2 sliders as well as other specials on the daily at this happy hour during the week.
👉 Tavern & Table
Its Tavern & Table offers happy hour from Monday to Friday with the craft beer of your choice for $4 as well as a glass of wine.
Enjoy the drinks but don’t forget the discount snacks such as cornbread that you can cook in the skillet, “kitchen sink” French fries, or heirloom popcorn — all for under $6.
Indaco’s happy hours are almost too amazing to be true The restaurant offers discounted pizzas from Monday to Friday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Take a drink for $4 Peroni or a daily mystery beer to drink with the pies and bites such as people the, made of San Marzano tomatoes and pecorino cheese.
It’s not like a Charleston happy hour menu cannot be completed without oysters and often, happy hour offers to provide patrons with an opportunity to visit a more upscale establishment.
Nico is located at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant has the “Rose Your Way” special throughout the summer, featuring five-dollar glasses of Vina Galana from Castilla, Spain.
Happy hour patrons can drink discount drinks like Veuve Clicquot and craft beer while eating oysters. They are served in half-shells or baked and served with bubbling cheese.
👉 CO Restaurant
The happy hour deals at CO are plentiful and great for those wanting to munch while sipping an alcoholic beverage or sake. A $3 or $4, and $5 menu of food items include Southeast Asian bites like pork belly buns.
edamame-gyoza, and beef and Kimchi dumplings. The happy hour menu at CO can quickly turn into a full-on meal and there’s no problem with this.