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Jun 11, 2009 08:56 AM

Charleston SC Group Dinner

I am throwing a bacherlorette party for a group of poor early-twentysomethings. We are all interested in food and want somewhere that is fun and casual and definitely won't break the bank. I was looking at SNOB, which seems like a good fit. Any other suggestions? I looked 39 Rue de Jean, which I think might be too pricey for some members of the group?

Any suggestions for rooftop cocktail bars?


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  1. Raval, Chai's, Pearlz all have nice small plates and good atmosphere. The happy hours at Chai's and Pearlz are really good. Are you thinking sit down dinner or tapas?

    I recently tried the new bar menu at Cypress. That was good and well priced. Not many large tables in the bar area though.

    Social might be a good option too. It is pretty trendy and full of young, beautiful people. I have not eaten there myself, so I cannot comment on the quality of the food.

    1. I moved from Charleston a couple years ago, but when I lived there I was a poor early-twentysomething too. The rooftop bars and Vendue Inn and Market Pavillion (both on East Bay, more or less across from each other) are fun, although I wouldn't recommend their food. Vendue is a bit more casual and college-y, Market Pavillion is more upscale.
      Does anyone on this board know if Meritage is still open? It was always a great choice for well-priced tapas and a fun atmosphere. I don't know if they take reservations, but they definitely have room for a group.
      I second Cypress - great food and a pretty place. Pearlz is fun, but it's a pretty small restaurant and I don't know if your group would be able to sit together. Blossom has good-priced options, too. Chai is also good, and has a patio area that could be fun if it's not too hot.
      I hope this helps!

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      1. I've done several bachelorettes at SNOB and it worked perfectly for us.

        I like the atmosphere at The Vendue in much better than Market Pavillion. The Vendue seems to appeal to a younger crowd. MP is beautiful and the appetizers there are very good to excellent.

        1. hey! Thanks for the suggestions...I think I was at Cypress a few years ago, so I guess I'll look into that menu.

          1. You might find this recent Washington Post article helpful.