CURE NIGHTCLUB— With karaoke Thursday, drag shows Friday and Saturday and comedy Sunday, there is always something happening at Cure. Don’t forget the live music, dancing and drinks. Open W-Su 10 pm-2 am. www.curenightclub.com. 28 Ann St., 843.577.2582.
MYNT— Downtown Charleston’s latest nightlife addition caters to the lowcountry’s young professionals. On the weekends, Mynt is a top place to dance and the weekdays offer specials when you’re looking for after-work drinks. Be sure to dress to impress. Open Su-W 4 pm-midnight, Th-Sa 4 pm-2 am. www.
myntsouthcarolina.com. 135 Calhoun St., 843.718.1598.
REPUBLIC GARDEN & LOUNGE— Located on bustling King Street this upscale bar and restaurant offers contemporary bar fare, classically inspired cocktails and an extensive wine list. Live music is performed on the garden patio nightly from 6 to 10 and is always followed by a DJ performance inside. Dinner service is provided nightly and is accompanied by full bottle service Thursday through Saturday. You’ll also find brunch here on the weekends. Open M-W 4 pm-2 am, Th-F 2 pm-2 am, Sa-Su noon-2 am. www.republicreign.com. 462 King St., 843.724.7400.
THOROUGHBRED CLUB— Fancy and fine, laced with an old time vibe (think brandy snifters), this bar housed in Charleston Place offers tapas and desserts in the evening, but cocktails kick off around noon, and live entertainment happens each night. Open daily 11 am-midnight. www.belmond.com/ charleston-place/charleston_restaurants. 205 Meeting St., 843.722.4900