If you happen to be visiting Charleston, South Carolina during a major college or professional championships, or even just an important mid-season game, you'll want to watch at a sports bar reflects the local competitive spirit. For Charleston, team affiliations aren't as clearly defined: the local colleges, College of Charleston and The Citadel, are small-medium sized (C of C doesn't have a football team), and South Carolina is one of those rare states without a professional sports franchise. That doesn't keep us from cheering on the Cougar basketball and Bulldog football teams, but it does open the city up to a wide variety of fan groups and team-affiliated bars.
Charleston is certainly more of a foodie town than a sports one, but it works in our favor. Here, you can catch the big game in a better than average environment alongside some seriously good pub-grub. Elevate your gametime experience with pretzels and brats at Bay Street Biergarten, for example, or by downing some local craft beers and burgers at Charleston Beer Works or King Street Grill (half-price on Wednesdays).
If it's a laid-back, no-frills scene you're after, we've got that, too, at the local hangout Burns Alley or Upper King's Midtown Bar & Grill. Others want a little extra entertainment on the side with their sports bar experience; some bowling at The Alley, ping pong at HōM, or cornhole and bocce at My Father's Moustache should do the trick.
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