Charleston's Best Wine and Beer
Collected by Angela Fleury, AFAR Local Expert
In a city with a well-observed cocktail hour, travelers will find welcoming brewpubs, wine bars, and laid-back hangouts—many with good food. These are iconic spots to drink with friends, fellow travelers, and friendly locals.
1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
This cavernous brewpub has a wide-open kitchen, a long bar, tall communal tables, and a patio shaded by live oaks. If you can, grab a seat at the chef’s counter and watch the team spread creamy aïoli on locally made rye...
188 E Bay St #201, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Social has a great food menu, with gourmet pizzas and lots of tasty plates for sharing. But where Social really stands out, especially in Charleston, is its wine list: with over four dozen wines available by the glass, there's no other spot in...
152 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Bin 152 is a sweet, cozy spot right in the middle of King Street's cluster of antique shops. Fittingly, the wine bar also serves as a market and art gallery. Convivial, quiet, and candle-lit, it's the perfect spot to catch up with a friend over a...
453 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
This spot's playfully retro-kitch interior (wood-paneled walls, taxidermied animals) shouldn't disguise the fact that it takes its beer program quite seriously: Closed for Business serves dozens of draft beers and has new ones coming in all the...
82 Society St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Muse is tucked away in a quiet Society Street Charleston single house and serves Mediterranean fare in its intimate, old-fashioned dining rooms. When the weather's nice, share a bottle of wine with friends on one of the restaurant's two porches.
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