Bars & Pubs
THE BELMONT Tin ceiling, exposed brick walls, warm charm and a topnotch cocktail program are all part of what makes The Belmont a favorite nightlife location. Established in 2010 by Mickey Moran, this small bar was one of the original drivers of Charleston’s cocktail scene—and still is. Snack on small bites like cheese boards and homemade pop tarts. Open daily 5:30 pm-2 am. www.thebelmontcharleston.com. 511 King St., 843.628.5515. Map 1: E-5
CHARLESTON BEER WORKS This casual spot features 48 craft beers on tap and made-from-scratch, bar-style food. Sports are a draw here, offering games on large screens for best viewing. Open daily 11:30 am-2 am. www. charlestonbeerworks.com. 468 King St., 843.577.5885. Map 1: E-5 CLOSED FOR BUSINESS Known as much for its pub food as for its beer selection, this upper King Street bar has 42 beers on tap and the city’s best pork slap sandwich. The beer menu changes daily and offers a large selection of specialty, local and craft brew. The community tables are first come, first serve, so arrive early and plan on staying late. Open Su-W 11 am-12 am, Th-Sa 11 am-2 am. www. closed4business.com. 453 King St., 843.853.8466. Map 1:E-5
THE COCKTAIL CLUB The refined, sophisticated atmosphere at this discreet bar begs to be enjoyed with a couture cocktail in hand—and Condé Nast Traveler agrees, having voted the Club as one of eight “Best Southern Cocktail Bars.” The house-made infusions range from updated classics to original farmto-shaker beverages. Consult one of the on-hand mixologists or simply relax in one of the three lounges or the rooftop terrace and garden. Open daily 5 pm-2 am. www.thecocktailclubcharleston.com. 479 King St., 843.724.9411.
DUDLEY’S ON ANN This LGBTQfriendly neighborhood bar has a relaxed atmosphere and promises a good time for all party-goers with pool tournaments, karaoke night and daily happy hour. Open daily 4 pm-2 am. www.dudleysonann.com/. 42 Ann St., 843.577.6779. Map 1: E-5
DUNLEAVY’S PUB This Irish pub on Sullivan’s Island has been a local favorite for more than 20 years. The inside is quaint and filled with regulars and the outside patio provides a refreshing breeze on summer nights. Open Su-Th 11:30 am-1 am, F-Sa 11:30 am-2 am. dunleavysonsullivans.com/. 2213-B Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 843.883.9646. Map 4: C- 4
FACULTY LOUNGE A funky, offbeat pub, playing great DJs and serving up great cocktail creations has garnered a cult following. Don’t miss Tiki Tuesdays! Open M-Sa 6 pm-2 am. www.