Whether you’re in town for a girl’s getaway or romantic vacation, there’s nothing like a night out on the town in Charleston.
If you feel like listening to live music or having a cocktail on a rooftop with breathtaking views, you’ll have the ability to do so while in town. We hope you enjoy the complete guide to Charleston nightlife from your team at the Governor’s House Inn.
Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub and Seafood Restaurant
Don’t wait until St. Patrick’s Day to try Tommy Condon’s. Their family-friendly menu is affordable, the food is delicious, and the fun continues into the wee hours of the night! Tommy Condon’s is tucked away on Church Street, just a half block off Charleston’s historic market. There are four major sections to the pub and restaurant, including an outdoor covered deck, a warm interior pub section with a big hardwood bar, and a back dining room. View their calendar here.
Mad River Bar and Grille
Mad River opened its doors in 2006 and has quickly become a “place to be seen” in downtown Charleston. It is located in the Old Seaman’s Chapel on Market Street and is open seven days a week. Mad River has a 120-inch High Definition projection screen, five 50-inch plasmas, three 42-inch plasmas and five booths with personal flat screens. This makes it one of the best places to watch your favorite collegiate or professional sports teams.
The Pavilion Bar is a rooftop oasis with some of the best views of historic Charleston. It also features a cascading pool, signature cocktails and eclectic cuisine. The Pavilion Bar on East Bay Street is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.
Republic Garden & Lounge
This is a modern venue on a site that is steeped in history. Republic Garden & Lounge is located in the heart of Charleston’s Upper King Street district. They feature live music nightly in the garden and DJ entertainment in the plush lounge. Republic also has bottle service available.
SOCIAL Restaurant + Wine Bar
Here you’ll find Charleston’s largest selection of wines by the glass. SOCIAL is housed in a 19th century warehouse, featuring a 4,000-bottle display cellar. The restaurant also serves dishes inspired by wine-growing regions of the world. Stop by SOCIAL at 188 East Bay Street.
The Alley offers an entertainment experience that’s unlike anything in the southeast. It features eight lanes of retro bowling, a 40-foot signature bar made of a reclaimed bowling lane, 150-seat restaurant, a 1900-square-foot mezzanine space with a lounge area and outdoor seating. Home Team Kitchen prepares the food at The Alley. You can eat, drink and bowl. It’s the perfect place for group events.
Located on Calhoun Street, Mynt is said to be where the party is. It caters to young professionals in the Lowcountry who are looking for good drinks in a great atmosphere. You can drink, dance and dine at Mynt.
King Street Grille
Try this upscale sports bar in its original location on King Street in downtown Charleston. King Street Grille offers great food and even better beer in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy delicious burgers, wings or salads with your favorite beverage.
The Gin Joint
This stop is a must on your visit to Charleston. The Gin Joint is tucked away on East Bay Street. Go with the “Bartender’s Choice,” by choosing two themes from the word bank. Go with “sweet and smoky” or “bitter and strong” and let the bartender decide the rest.
Come home to your room at the Governor’s House Inn after your night out on the town in downtown Charleston. Click here for more on our accommodations.
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