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Oct 30, 2007 07:32 PM

Charleston New Year

We will be celebrating the New Year in Charleston. I need recommendations for a great night out in the city. We are a couple in our 40's--love to eat, drink, dance and be merry.

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  1. Regarding where to eat, you can check the board for recs like McCrady's, Grill 225, etc. If you're looking for stuff to do between the eating and drinking you might want to check out the Happy New Year, Charleston! festivities. Here's some info:

    Happy New Year, Charleston!
    Marion Square
    Monday, December 31, 2007
    Produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
    For more information call 724-7305

    This city wide, admission-free program has something wonderful for everyone: comedy, dance, many forms of music including classical, gospel and jazz, street entertainment, children’s activities and so much more.

    It's an alcohol-free event, so what I've done is eat, go to an event, hit a bar, go to event, etc. They usually publish a schedule of events prior to NYE so you can plan. I've done this in other cities too (the program's called First Night) and the line-up can be interesting and eclectic.

    1. Robert's of Charleston is great for new years eve. You guys may be on the young side for Robert's but it is great time anyway. You would also get out in time to catch some of the First Night events boyleschris mentioned. Get a pedi-cab to get from one side of town to the other. They are quick and show up when they say they will. They are in high demand on New Years though.

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      1. re: CharlestonChow

        Has anyone ever done the New Year's Dinner at the Charleston Grill?

        1. re: thymetodine

          My name is Mickey Bakst and I am the General Manager of the Charleston Grill.
          I believe that all I can do here is tell you what we will be doing for New Years but hopefully that will help.
          Our first seating will run from 5:30- 7PM anmd will feature a 5 course tasting menu, complimentary dessert wine and music. The price is $90 per person.
          The late seating begins at 9PM. It features a 6 course menu with wine pairings available. Music will be provided by the Quentin Baxter Trio. Party favors a midnight champagne toast and a beautiful setting is yours for $150 per person.
          Hope this helps but if not feel free to call me at 810-5960.
          Mickey Bakst