Charleston Area Info

Charleston is the second largest city in South Carolina. Charleston is known as The Holy City due to all of it's churches and low-rise city. It is also known for southern charm, hospitality and history.


Restaurants

Circa 1886
Circa 1886 is one of Charleston's most popular places to eat. It included a wine list of nearly 300 choices. The dining experience is intimate and you won't be disappointed. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Also remember to take a tour in the Wentworth Mansion if you're not staying there.

Peninsula Grill
Lowcountry produce and seafood flown in daily makes this one of the tastiest restaurants in downtown Charleston. Seagrass woven carpets with velvet walls and a warm decor set the tone. It is located at the Planters Inn. It is a A pleasant atmosphere and a quiet place to eat.

Slightly North of Broad
Here the dining room is a natural extension of the kitchen. You most likely will need a reservation as this is one of Charleston's busier restaurants. It includes a lively, mostly local, crowd with great atmosphere. Don't miss this spot while visiting Charleston.

Charleston Grill
Charleston Grill features a unique balance of Southern, French and Contemporary cuisines. Charleston Grill is a favorite among locals. It includes a jazz band that play's at night. This restaurant is beautiful and a pleasure to view.

High Cotton Maverick Bar and Grill
The service is accomodating and the decor true to Charleston. It has a mix of tasty, local ingredients, an inspired wine and cocktail program.

Basil Restaurant
If you want some good thai food this is a good place. Liked the music (80's and 90's pop) and a busy atmosphere. Basil does not accept reservations so arrive early or plan to stay. The kitchen and counter takes center stage which makes the entire restaurant jump.

Bars

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. The beer is always cold, the food is hearty and satisfying, and the daily and happy hour specials are great.

Pavilion Bar and Cafe
The Pavilion Bar is a rooftop oasis, complete with views of historic Charleston, a cascading pool, signature cocktails, eclectic cuisine offerings and the city's most spectacular sunsets.

Closed For Business
Closed for Business is home of the most eclectic draught beer selection in the Southeast. If beer isn't your thing, they also have premium liquors and several wine choices. A faux fireplace, wood-lined walls and community tables give this neighborhood bar a unique feel.

Blind Tiger Pub
Blind Tiger Pub is located in the historic district. It is a great place when you're in the mood to enjoy good drinks in a cozy atmosphere.

Tattooed Moose
A laid back pub and sandwich shop with good cheap beer. The kitchen is also open late. It has a divey looking atmosphere and one of the favorites among Charleston locals. Don't forget to try the famous duck fat fries.

Wet Willies
As soon as you walk in the door you know that Wet Willie's isn't your typical establishment with a few blenders behind the bar. Wet Willie's features permanent frozen drink machines installed in a line behind the bar in rainbow of colors mixing up the bright drinks.

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