Hi, y'all! I'm Shelby. As a 10+ year resident of Charleston, SC, I'm also far too familiar with the 9-5 grind. But nothing like a cocktail after work to perk ya right up, no? Here are some of my favorite post-work spots for a little vino, a little gossip - and of course - a little food, too.
Social Wine Bar for the bang for your buck
The ambiance is laid-back but chic, with tons of variety for food and libations lovers. However, you simply cannot beat their $4 happy hour menu during the week.
Stars Restaurant for the city views
They ain't lying when they say you get a 360 degree view of the city via the rooftop bar. Ride the elevator to the top for a sunset cocktail, then head back downstairs for a fabulous dinner.
Pearlz Oyster Bar for the sea-foodies
In addition to another awesome happy hour menu, what's better than a tuna Napoleon, oyster shooters and a young, fun crowd post-work?
Fleet Landing for the waterside experience
Go for the outside bar and happy hour menu, but stay for the salty breeze and frequent porpoise-sightings.
The Tattooed Moose for an off-the-beaten-path good time
Grab a board game from the shelf inside, pick up a beer at the bar, and don't forget to put in an order for the duck fat fries (part of the happy hour menu) before parking it outside on the patio.
Barsa for wine time with friends
Easily one of my favorite post-work spots, Barsa has killer deals on wine, an outstanding tapas menu, an outdoor patio and a parking lot (huge perk in this town).
What other places would you locals recommend for happy hour? I can't wait to sip some bubbly with you at these (and more!) spots in town, Jillian. Thanks so much for having me today and good luck with your move!
Shelby of Recent Somethings