Best Greenville, SC Nightlife

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    10. Smiley's Acoustic Cafe

    This intimate little spot on Augusta Street (near Fluor Field at the West End) packs 'em in tightly once the sun goes down, and this is especially true on Friday and Saturday nights. The interior decor pays homage to...

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    9. Coffee Underground

    Coffee Underground is always a good hang, and nights are no exception. Grab a sofa or table in the front room and people watch, or head back to a more intimate booth in the red room. Either way, you'll settle in...

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    8. Chicora Alley

    Chicora (accent on the second syllable) is the success story of two Greenville brothers, Ben and Adam Dixon. Their restaurant and bar has gained lots of attention since its opening, and dining and drinking coexist...

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    7. The Irish Pub

    This Irish-owned pub is the real deal: small and quirky on the inside, with a dart board, a couple of TVs, plenty of Irish whiskey and the same locals at the bar each night. But step outside for the shock of your...

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    6. Carolina Ale House

    This two-story sports bar has been packing the house since its 2011 opening. A stadium-style retractable roof affords patrons the option of fresh-air viewing, a novel concept in great weather. Gals will feel...

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    5. The Handlebar: A Listening Room

    Since opening in 1994, The Handlebar has presented hundreds of concerts featuring scores of Grammy winners and nominees along with many other performers. Musical styles range from blues and rock to bluegrass and...

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    4. Fluor Field

    Anchoring the historic West End of Greenville, Fluor Field is the inviting home of the Greenville Drive baseball team (an affiliate of the Red Sox). Tickets are cheap and the environment at Fluor Field is both...

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    3. Blu Martini

    Industrial accents, private seating areas and hip attitude give this below-ground club big-city ambience. It's especially popular late at night, when Greenville typically begins to wind down. As DJs play house and...

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    2. Blues Boulevard

    This new addition to the Greenville nightlife scene is very welcome and a packed house proves the point. Blues Boulevard is a tiny but sophisticated venue for jazz aficionados, but thanks to great acoustics,...

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    1. Main Street area

    Downtown Greenville has made a commitment to providing FREE LIVE MUSIC so don't miss out! Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from April or May through November, visitors and locals flock to Main Street for free...

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About Greenville, SC Nightlife

After dark, the heart of the action is in Greenville's downtown and West End districts. Busy bars line the streets, so there's no shortage of spots to mingle, throw down some drinks or catch the latest game on TV. Many of the city's restaurants have awesome bars, where locals kick back after work and enjoy the high-end atmosphere of spots like High Cotton without the pricey meal. Beer connoisseurs enjoy the variety of good brews on Main Street - places such as Liberty Taproom, Blue Ridge Brewing Company and Barley's Taproom - while oenophiles dig Northampton Wine Café.  Music fans flock to Smiley's Acoustic Cafe, Brown Street, or the Handlebar for the latest blues, rock, indie, folk or bluegrass concert.  Theater is also alive and well, with everything from touring sellouts at The Peace Center to highly praised local productions at The Warehouse Theater, Greenville's Little Theater, or Center Stage. 


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