Whether you're visiting Charleston, South Carolina as a regular or for the first time, you'll find that Charleston is worth getting to know at night just as it is during its sunnier hours. The Holy City is one of variety, its walkable streets lined with excellent late night restaurants, beer bars, dancing, and live music suitable for every level of nightlife plans.
Most Charleston bars are centered around the Market Street and Upper King Street areas, though many fall just outside of these popular hangouts.
Combine your party plans with a few rounds of bowling at The Alley, or, take on the outdoor games on the patio at Bay Street Biergarten. Local LGBT and friends head to Cure Nightclub on the weekends for the wildest club experience in Charleston, while those in search of a more low-key night out will turn to the craft beer havens of Closed for Business or Edmund's Oast.
Food often accompanies beverages in bars here–this is Charleston, after all. Try a late dinner at Fish before it comes alive as "Club Fish" on Saturday nights, or a meal and cheap beers at Royal American any day, any time.
Your awesome nightlife views and backdrops come in the form of rooftop bars at the Rooftop at The Vendue and Upper King's Cocktail Club. Cheers!