Charleston Entertainment/Nightlife

Mad River Charleston

Mad River Bar and Grille is a New York dining and nightlife institution that first became popular after its opening in 1998. Mad River Charleston brings you delicious lunch and dinner choices with excellent service. With a great happy hour atmosphere turning into a vibrant high energy bar atmosphere after 10pm.

Location: 32 North Market Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 723-0032


Big John's Tavern

When ex-New York Giants linebacker “Big John” Canady opened his tavern on East Bay Street in 1954, little did he know it would become a Charleston landmark. It’s aged walls, still covered with Big John’s football memorabilia, have seen the likes of governors to wayward seamen – not to mention almost every graduating Citadel cadet and College of Charleston senior, all of which would echo Big John’s slogan…Come as a stranger, leave as a friend.

Location: 251 East Bay Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 723-DIVE




Charleston Beer Works

Charleston Beer Works - Best Happy Hour in Charleston!

Location: 468 King Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-5885


Squeeze Martini Bar

Are you ready for the most creative upscale martini bar in Charleston? Well, you don't have to stray far from anywhere in downtown Charleston, South Carolina to find the owner/operated, Squeeze Martini Bar on East Bay Street located in the heart of historical Charleston. Owners, Reay and Ralphy, make it a point for Squeeze customers to enjoy the nightlife at their bar and unwind a little.

Location: 213 East Bay Street, #A, Charleston

Phone: (843) 937-6210


A.C.'s Bar & Grill

Kitchen Hours Monday - Saturday 11:00 AM to 1:30 AM, Sunday 4:00 PM to 1:30 AM. Bar Hours 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM.

Location: 467 King Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-6742


Market Street Saloon

Market Street Saloon offers two great locations to serve you and is currently expanding its restaurant & bar concept to other major cities. We strive to give you the best dining experience coupled with the hottest nightlife establishment around. Market Street Saloon Smokehouse & Grill built its name by serving a niche market in Charleston, SC and offering the only venue in Charleston that plays Country, Top 40, Rock, and Hip Hop all in one place, quickly becoming the bachelorette & bachelor party headquarters in Charleston.

Location: 32-D North Market Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-2474




Tommy Condon's Irish Pub

Have you ever been in an authentic Irish pub and restaurant? Well, tucked away on Church Street, just a half block off Charleston's historic market; you will find Tommy Condon's, a pub that will delight your soul. At Tommy's you will very likely happen upon a bit of frolic, friendly conversation, laughter and song.

Location: 160 Church Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-3818



The Windjammer was founded in 1972 by brothers Malcolm and James Burgis. The doors opened in April on the site of the "original" SurfDeck. When owned by Art Ruth it was known as the Sea Side. The Sea Side closed some time in 1969, according to Malcolm's memory. James Burgis sold his share of the Windjammer to current partner Bill Kulseth in 1974.

Location: 1008 Ocean Boulevard, Charleston

Phone: (843) 886-8948


Torch Velvet Lounge

Located in the beautiful historic downtown district of Charleston, Torch provides a cool haven for relaxing in a sexy yet subtle environment. Torch pays homage to NYC and London's sexiest lounges in this casual urban chic atmosphere accented with multiple semi-private salons in the main lounge and a plush wrap around bed in the back lounge (Pandora's Box).

Location: 545 King Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 723-9333


Madra Rua Irish Pub

Madra Rua Irish Pub is a quant Irish Pub located in the North Charleston Historic District. The food is excellent, and the decor is authentic.

Location: 1034 East Montague Avenue, Charleston

Phone: (843) 554-2522


Moe's Crosstown Tavern

Moe's Crosstown Tavern is a vintage pub located in downtown Charleston near Hampton Park. Moe's is a popular watering hole for locals that serves a large menu with great food. Moe's also caters to all sports fans with fox soccer, NFL Sunday ticket, ESPN Gameplan and MLB packages all in HD.

Location: 714 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston

Phone: (843) 722-EATS