10 Best Hangouts for a Great Greenville Night

Greenville has a wide variety of entertainment options, no matter what you like to do.  Live theaters abound in the city, and Main Street has no shortage of bars, pubs and restaurants offering live music.  There are plenty of unexpected things to do, too, from weekly trivia contests and improv comedy to theatrical parodies of current local news.   Several neighborhoods beyond downtown have their own hangouts for a fun evening out.

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 music of all types, from the...  Read More

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 and have a great evening. Lots...  Read More

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 happily in the second-floor...  Read More

South Pleasantburg
The Irish Pub
Photo courtesy of Libby McMillan

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 life: you'll find two...  Read More

Carolina Ale House
Photo courtesy of Libby McMillan

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 welcome but this friendly bar is...  Read More

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 relaxing and - when bases are...  Read More

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 electronica, patrons groove on...  Read More

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, soothing lighting, beautiful...  Read More

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 concerts in various locations,...  Read More


Meet Libby McMillan

A longtime travel journalist, Libby chose her beautiful city after a nationwide search for a new hometown. Greenville's amazing downtown, four mild seasons, varied terrain, friendly residents...  More About Libby

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