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Best Bar(s) in Downtown Charleston

kbdowdell01 Jun 11, 2011 12:24 PM

Where is the best bar in Charleston? Looking to the upscale equivalent of a pub crawl.

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    krisa20 Dec 30, 2011 09:02 PM

    Any suggestions on bars to watch superbowl while we are in town? Thanks in advance!

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      katymm Jun 16, 2011 09:11 AM

      If you want to start off with happy hour Social and Pearlz both have great happy hours with food and drink specials, and they're in walking distance of each other. Bin 152 is a fantastic wine bar. If you want a sunset view, the Pavilion Bar is nice but drinks are expensive.

      Bin 152
      152 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

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        caiogirl Jun 13, 2011 07:52 AM

        The Gin Joint is great.

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        1. re: caiogirl
          Nocturnalbill Dec 31, 2011 12:19 AM

          I'll add a quick second on the Gin Joint.

        2. scbeachnuts Jun 11, 2011 01:05 PM

          Husk Bar is great. Like an old speakeasy. No rowdy college crowd. Best bartender in town.

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            Sue in Mt P Jun 11, 2011 01:12 PM

            Plus it smells like bacon :D

          2. Sue in Mt P Jun 11, 2011 12:52 PM

            Hard to say without knowing more about what you're looking for. If you want to see and be seen go to Social or Cypress. If you want lots of beers go to Closed for Business. If you want French snacks go to Rue de John. College crowd will be in the bars along Upper king. I know nothing about late night dance places.

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