Looking for a place to escape the heat and humidity or maybe just catch the game with a cold beer and great appetizers? Fischer's provides all of this, and more. The comfortable pub offers a full range of liquors, along with a selection of wines and both domestic and international beers. Plus, if you're hungry, they make a great burger, not to mention a slate of bar food that includes fried pickles and cheese fries. Even better, the bar's open till 2am.

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Situated along the IOP's main drag, this beachside hangout boasts scenic views and a great party atmosphere. Stick around for the live bands that perform on Friday-Saturday night at 10:30pm – many bands regard the Jammer as one of the Southeast's top venues. From beach volleyball tournaments to the summer bikini bash, there's always something happening at the Windjammer, so head on over!

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Located on King Street, this attractive sports bar boasts flat screen TVs and over 20 beers on tap. An array of savory snacks, from fried pepperjack cheese with tangy marinara sauce to spicy shrimp and ginger egg rolls, keep hunger at bay, and the menu also offers some tempting pastas and sandwiches. Daily happy hour features two-for-one appetizers and $2 pints.

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Over 36 flat-screens adorn this impressive two-level bar and grille, where patrons may choose from over 100 varieties of beer and munch on hearty, flavorful fare. In addition to the standard pub menu, King Street offers some more upscale choices like the prime rib wrap and chicken cordon bleu. Entertainment from billiards to live music to trivia nights.

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Moe's Crosstown Tavern

Moe's Crosstown Tavern is the quintessential neighborhood watering hole. The beer is always cold, the food is hearty and satisfying, and the daily and happy hour specials are great. The burgers are a few notches above standard pub fare, with inventive toppings like goat cheese and poblano peppers, and the wings are near perfect. More than 20 beers, too.

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West Ashley

A longtime haven for beer aficionados, Gene's Hofbrau is reputedly the oldest bar in town. It also has the greatest beer selection, with some 170 domestic and imported bottles and drafts. The food menu covers all the bases (wings, burgers, dogs, cheese fries, and even deep fried candy bars for dessert). Low-key and popular.

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James Island

The Charleston Pour House is a fun hangout that schedules live music just about every night: both local bands and national touring acts, playing covers or originals, and anything from country to rock to reggae. Check out Metal Monday for live band karaoke. Bartenders are known for being entertaining and talented, and the crowd is not averse to getting' down on the dance floor.

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Bar with a history and a heart – originally opened by linebacker "Big John" Canady of the New York Giants. Motto is "Come as a stranger, leave as a friend."

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Mount Pleasant

Very much a local favorite, the VT has a lot going for it. They have a regular schedule of live music, with mostly local and up-and-coming bands taking the stage several nights a week. Pool tables, video games, trivia and affable bartenders entertain when there's no music. Good beer selection, and fun, laid-back atmosphere. The VT has great bar food too, and creatively named, at that. Wings, sandwiches, awesome burgers and dogs satisfy and keep hunger at bay so you can enjoy the music.

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