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Best Happy Hours in Charleston, South Carolina

Best Happy Hours in Charleston, South Carolina

Welcome to the vibrant and enchanting city of Charleston, where history dances with modernity, and culinary delights are in abundance. As the sun sets over this charming coastal town, it's time to unwind and indulge in the ultimate ritual: happy hour! From quaint taverns tucked away on picturesque cobblestone streets to trendy rooftop bars boasting breathtaking views, we've scoured every nook and cranny to bring you Charleston's top happy hour hotspots. So grab a friend, raise your glass, and join us for an unforgettable journey through the city's most enticing sips and savors. Get ready to sip your way into pure happiness – let's dive into Charleston's captivating happy hour scene together! 

The Tattooed Moose: 4845 Chateau Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

The Tattooed Moose serves some of the best bar food around. During happy hour, you can get corn dogs and duck fat fries for $2.50, a 16-ounce can of PBR for $1.50, and shots of Jameson for $4. $2 basics, $3 tall boys of PBR and Modelo, and $4 house liquor. Happy Hour is available Monday through Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m Check out their Facebook page for updates.

This is my favorite place to enjoy a glass of wine or bloody mary in the charleston area.  Locals and tourists alike can take advantage of Fleet Landing's insane happy hour every Monday through Thursday between 4 - 6 pm. In the heart of downtown charleston, this is my favorite spot to enjoy a great view and good times with friends.  Come ready to enjoy some tasty food. There are a variety of bites to choose from, including Peel N' Eat Shrimp, Pimento Cheese Dip, Chilled Blue Crab Dip, She Crab Soup, Seafood Gumbo, Stuffed Hush Puppies, Crispy Steak Calamari, Fried Green Tomato Stack, and chilled Raw Oysters.

Indaco, 526 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

A happy hour highlights both the delicious food and craft cocktails at this Italian staple on upper King Street. In addition to Old Fashioneds, Negronis, Moscow Mules, house wine, and Fatty's Beer Works' High Style Italian Lager, there are $7 drink specials at the bar. Monday through Friday 4:30-6:30 at the bar for happy hour special including Marinated Olives for $6, Little Gem Lettuce for $7, Pizza for $10, and Prosciutto Di Parma for $14.00; Happy hour is at the bar only, so get your seat early.

The Rarebit; 474 King Street, Charleston

From Tuesday to Friday, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, they offer $7 Moscow mules, greyhounds, and seasonal punch. House red, white, and cava are $5 and draft beers are $4.

Moe’s Crosstown Tavern, 714 Rutledge Avenue

Located on Rutledge Avenue in downtown Charleston, Moe’s Crosstown Tavern is the go-to spot for sports fans. Join us Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm for happy hour and take advantage of our fantastic drink specials on classic cocktails and select drafts, such as $1.75 PBR Draught and discounts on select draught beer, well liquor, and domestic bottles. We also have $5 deals on popular spirits like Jameson, Rumpleminz, Jagermeister, Grand Marnier, and Fireball. And don't forget to try some of our delicious $5 food specials, including mozzarella sticks, panko fried veggies, black bean dip, pimiento cheese, onion rings, mac & cheese bites, veggie spring rolls, and jalapeño poppers.

The Gin Joint; 182 E Bay Street #2196

Enjoy $5 gin-based cocktails and small plates based on a seasonal menu during their happy hour on weekdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. At The Gin Joint downtown, guests can enjoy special food and drinks during happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. The menu is updated with seasonal options and always includes two set cocktails (one shaken and one stirred), a featured spirit pour, and a wine selection. These exclusive items are not available on the regular menu, providing a one-of-a-kind chance to try limited run creations. For instance, the most recent happy hour menu showcased raw oysters with a delicate mignonette sauce and vegetable crudites with green goddess dressing, along with a rum daiquiri as one of the cocktail offerings.

Faculty Lounge; 391 Huger Street, Charleston

Pearlz Oyster Bar; 153 East Bay Street, Charleston

At Pearlz Oyster Bar, you can find a variety of oyster dishes during happy hour, Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. Options include ½ dozen charbroiled oysters for $13, a dozen house oysters on the half shell (raw or steamed) for $18, and Southern fried oysters for $12. You can also try the popular $5 oyster shooter, made with pepper vodka, an oyster, and spicy cocktail sauce. In addition to oysters, there is also a happy hour special: ½ pound peel & eat shrimp for $15. Other delectable options include clam strips, corn fritters, and bleu cheese housemade chips. And at the downtown location, you can enjoy pork rinds with a bacon bourbon BBQ dip for just $7. To wash it all down, there are drink discounts at both locations including champagne for $3 a glass and $5 house wines and seasonal drafts.

The Cocktail Club; 479 King Street, Charleston

Happy Hour is held at The Cocktail Club on Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 12 a.m. On these days, you'll find $5 draft beer, $6 wine, and $7 cocktails.

Pier 41 Seafood and Raw Bar; 1039 Highway 41, Mt. Pleasant

At Pier 41 in Mt. Pleasant, oyster lovers can satisfy their cravings during happy hour without breaking the bank. From Monday through Saturday, between 3 and 6 p.m., raw oysters are only $1 each and champagne is just $1 a glass. If you stop by on Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., you can still enjoy oysters and champagne for just $2 each. Don't miss out on other discounted menu items like tacos, edamame, and mussels for only $7 during happy hour. And while you're there, take advantage of drink specials like $5 house wines, $4 house liquors, $5 hot sake, and $4 oyster shooters.

Prohibition 547 King St., Charleston

Customers at Prohibition, the stylish King Street lounge with a jazz age feel, can feast on discounted bites for only $7 during happy hour, which runs from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. This special offer includes all items on the happy hour list, as well as select drinks. Satisfy your cravings with charred wings, Romesco dip and pita, street corn with cheese, Brussels sprouts, or the new addition of chicken liver mousse. Quench your thirst with local drafts, Moscow mules, Aperol spritzes, Brown Derby cocktails, or red and white wines from the happy hour menu.

Herd Provisions 106 Grove St., Charleston

All aspects of Herd Provisions, the beloved local spot, are meticulously curated by proprietor Alec Bradford and his crew. This attention to detail also applies to their daily happy hour from 4 pm - 6 pm, available at the bar or on the patio. Snacks, which change frequently, run from $6-$10 and feature options like dry rub chicken wings, a "Blues burger", a Philly cheesesteak, and kale Caesar with anchovies. Quench your thirst with $7 cocktails, $6 glasses of select wines, or $4 select beers.

Park & Grove; 730 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

Happy Hour • 3-6 pm; $9 cocktails, $6 wine, and $5 beer.

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