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Charleston Happy Hours & Weekly Specials - The Definitive Guide For Downtown Bars



The clock strikes 5. The work emails fade away. The world whispers, "It's time for something good." And that, my friends, is the siren song of happy hour. Raise a glass and your spirits and dive into the endless options for your after-work oasis with your friends. Here are some of the hottest happy hour spots in downtown Charleston.


Amen Street

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-6pm / Bar Only


Drink Specials:

  • $3 Bud, Bud Light, Miller Light & Miller High Life

  • $4 Yuengling

  • $5 Wells & Oyster Shooters

  • $6 Wines


Food Specials:

  • $7 Fried Green Tomatoes

  • $10 Calamari & Mussels

  • $11 Peel & Eat Shrimp (½ lb)

  • $12/$20 Oysters 6/12


Bankok Lounge

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Weekly Specials:

  • Mon: 1/2 Price Punch Bowl 

  • Tues: $3 Bourbon


Bar Mash

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Time: Mon-Sat / 4-6pm


Drink Specials:

  • $2.50 Miller High life draft

  • $3 Old barstown bourbon 

  • $4 Yazoo btl/can

  • $6 Daily Wine

  • $7 Daiquiri

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Bay Street Biergarten

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-6pm


Drink Specials:

  • $2 Jello Shots

  • $5 Liters of Beer, Wines & Wells


Food: Specials:

  • $5 Biergarten Brat & Pretzel

  • 1/2 off Single Haus Burger


Weekly Specials:

  • Thurs: $1 Wings

  • Fri - Sun:

    • $10 Pork & Cabbage Egg Rolls with Pineapple Sriracha

    • $13 Baked Crab Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Pita Bread 


Weekly Events: 

  • Wed: Trivia / 6pm

  • Thurs: Bingo / 7pm


Big John’s Tavern

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-7pm


Drink Specials:

  • 1/2 off Local Beer & Local Spirits


Weekly Specials:

  • Tues: $10 Burger w/ French Fries / 4-10pm

  • Tues: 1/2 off Local Beer & Local Spirits / 4-close


Weekly Events:

  • Tues: Karaoke / 9pm- close


Blind Tiger Pub

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-7pm


Drink Specials:

  • $5 Wells, Local Drafts & Wine


Weekly Specials: 

  • Tues: 50% off for Hospitality & Food & Bev Workers / 11am-2am

  • Wed: Wine & Dine Wednesdays / 11am-2am

    • 25% off All Bottles of wine

    • $2 off All Appetizers

  • Thurs: Thirsty Thursday / 11am-2am

    • $6 Zest Shots

    • $10 Frozen Drinks

    • $25 Domestic Beer Buckets 

  • Sun: Sunday Brunch / 11am-2am

    • $5 Irish Breakfast Shooters 

    • $8 High Noons

    • $10 Bloody Marys

    • $15 Mimosa Carafes


Bourbon & Bubbles

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-6pm 


Drink Specials:

  • 20% Full of Bubbles

  • $5 Cocktails

  • $8 Wines


Food Specials:

  • 25% off all food 


Weekly Specials:

  • Mon: Martini Monday / 9pm-2am

  • Thus: Cloud 9 Cocktail & Throwback Songs / 9pm-close


Brewlab


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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-6pm


Drink Specials:

  • $2 off Wine

  • $4 Core Beer Pints

  • $5 Lunazul shots

  • $10 Beer Flights

  • $10 Cocktails


Food Specials:

  • $10 Nachos


Weekly Specials:

  • Wed:

    • $12 Chicken Sandwich

    • All Day Happy Hour

  • Sun: $5 Sour Beer


Weekly Events:

  • Wed: Trivia / 7pm


Burns Alley

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4:30-7:30pm


Drink Specials: 

  • $3 Wells, Domestic Beers & Tall Boys


Weekly Specials:

  • Mon: Late Night Food & Beverage Happy Hour / 11pm-close

    • $3 Wells, Domestic Beers & Tall Boys

  • Tues:

    • $5 Daily 16oz Beer & Shot

    • Late Night Food & Beverage Happy Hour / 11pm-close

  • Wed:

    • $6 Coors Light Mini Pitchers & Malibu Bucket (Single)

    • $10 Malibu Bucket (dbl)


Weekly Events:

  • Wed: Karaoke / 9pm

  • Fri: Live Music / 9pm / $5 Cover


Coast Bar & Grill



Time: Mon-Fri / 4:30-6pm / Bar Area Only


Drink Specials:

  • $5 Mich Ultra Draft

  • $6 Pernicious IPA Draft

  • $8 Wine

  • $8 Espresso Martini & House Spritzer


Food Specials:

  • $8 Shrimp Cocktail

  • $10 Crab Dip, Mussels & 1/2 Dozen Oysters

  • $12 Bacon Wrapped Shrimp & 2 Fish Tacos


Charleston Beer Works

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-7pm


Drink Specials:

  • $5 Wells, Wines & Local Drafts


Late Night Specials: Thurs-Sat / 10pm-close

  • $5 Tater Tots & Fries

  • $6 Sweet Potato Fries

  • $10 Tacos

  • $10.50 Mac & Cheese Bites

  • $11 Dumplings, Wings (6)

  • $13 Tot-cho’s

  • $19 12 Wings


Weekly Specials:

  • Tues: 4-7pm

    • $6 Jamison

    • $7 Absolute Mules 

  • Wed: $5 Local Beers for CBW Runners

  • Fri: $5 Sam Lager and Sam Seasonal Pints 

  • Sat: Beer Pitchers

    • $12 Bud Light

    • $15 Mich Ultra & Sam Adams

  • Sun:

    • $6 Jack Daniels

    • $12 Beer Pitchers: Bud Light

    • $15 Beer Pitchers: Mich Ultra & Sam Adams


Weekly Events: 

  • Thus: Bingo / 7pm (Bar Bingo Every 3rd Thursday + Music Trivia Bingo on Last Thursday)


Cocktail Club

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Time: Mon-Thurs / 5-8pm / Fri / 5-7pm


Drinks Specials:

  • $5 Select Craft Beers

  • $6 Wines

  • $7 Featured Cocktail


Weekly Specials:

  • Sun: 1/2 off Punch Bowl / 5pm-12am


Weekly Events:

  • Thurs-Sat: Live Music 


Delaney Oyster House

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4:30-6pm


Drinks Specials:

  • $7 Wines

  • $9 Martini

  • $10 Seasonal Cocktail


Food Specials:

  • $2.50 Select Oysters

Edmunds Oast Restaurant

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Time: Mon-Fri / 5-6:30pm / Bar Only


Drink Specials:

  • $6 House Golden or IPA

  • $6 Wines

  • $8 Old Fashioned, Proper Gimlet & This Is Why I Don’t Leave the House (Inside Bar)

  • $8 Old Fashioned & Frozen Drinks (Outside Bar)


Fleet Landing

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Time: Mon-Thus / 4-6pm Drinks / 3:30-5pm Food / Bar Only


Drink Specials:

  • $1 off All Draft Beers

  • $3 Domestics: Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, Mich Ultra, Miller, Light & Yuengling

  • $4 Wells

  • $5 Shots: Rumplemintz, Espolòn, Jameson & Fireball

  • $6 Tempus Cava, Vihno Verd, LES Jamelles Clair de Rosé & Nightfall Pinot Noir

  • $6 Oyster Shooters

  • $8 Select Specialty Cocktails 

  • $9 Sweetgrass Martini & Virgil Kane Manhattan


Food Specials:

  • $8 Pimento Cheese

  • $9 1/4 lb Peel & Eat Shrimp

  • $10 She Crab Soup & Seafood Gumbo

  • $12 Blue Crab Dip

  • $14 Steak Calamari, Stuffed Hush Puppies & Fried Green Tomato Stack

  • $16 1/2 lb Peel & Eat Shrimp

  • MKT Chilled Oysters


Fuel Cantina

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-7pm 


Drink Specials:

  • $5 Wines & Beer of the Month

  • $6 Tall Boy Red Stripe & Shot of Tequila

  • $7 White Claw & Soda, Frozen Pain Reliever & Cocktail of the Week


Heavy's Barburger

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-6pm


Drink Specials:

  • $5 Draft Beer, Wine, Margaritas, Jack & Coke & Titos & Soda


Herd Provisions

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Time: Mon-Sat / 3-5pm / Bar & Patio Only


Drink Specials:

  • $5 IPA & Pilsner

  • $7 Make Your Own Mule, Old Fashioned, Cappelletti Spritz & Seasonal Shrub

  • $8 Wines


Weekly Specials:

  • Wed: 1/2 off Bottles of Wine Under $60 (Dining Room)


Weekly Events:

  • Tues: Live Music / 6pm (Patio)

  • Thurs: Live Music / 6pm


Indaco

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Time: Mon-Fri / 5-7pm / Bar Only


Drink Specials:

  • $7 Peroni, Negroni, Wines, Old Fashioned & Moscow Mule


Food Specials:

  • $6 Marinated Olives

  • $7 Little Gem Lettuce

  • $9 Polpette

  • $10 Margherita 

  • $14 Prosciutto di Parma 


John King

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Time: Mon-Sun / 4-7pm


Drink Specials:

  • $1 off Beer, Wine & Wells

  • $4 Daily Shot Specials


Weekly Events:

  • Wed-Sat: Dueling Piano / 8pm-1am


Kickin' Chicken

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-7pm


Drink Specials:

  • $3 Domestic Beers

  • $4 Wells

  • $5 Draft Craft Beers

  • $6 Wines


Weekly Specials: (Dine-in Only)

  • Mon: $5 Apps 

  • Tues: $10 Entrees

  • Wed: $5.99 10 Piece Chicken Nugget Meal w/ Side


King Street Dispensary

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Weekly Specials:

  • Wednesday: Burger Night and Country Music Night

    • $5 Local Beers

    • $12 Burger with Fries

    • Live Country Music 

  • Thursday: “Find Your Friday" / 11am-7pm

    • $5 Corona

    • $20 Buckets of 5

    • Rotating Food Special

    • Live Music / 2-5pm / 9pm-12am

  • Friday:

    • Rotating Food Special

    • Live Music / 2-5pm / 10pm-1am


Weekly Events:

  • Tuesday: Trivia / 7-9pm

    • Bucket, Pitcher & App Specials

    • Live Music After Trivia 

  • Sat: Live Music / 10pm


Lewis BBQ

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-6pm


Drink Specials:

  • $1 off Wells    

  • $2 off House Cocktails: Margarita, Sandia, Pineapple Express, Michelada, Ranchwater & Frozen Cocktail

  • $4 Pints: Shiner Bock, Pacifico & Draft of the Day


Food Specials:

  • $6 Nachos, Chips & Queso & Loaded Fries


Mac’s Place

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-7pm


Drink Specials:

  • $1 off all Beer, Wine & Liquor

 

Maya

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Time: Mon-Thurs / 5-7pm


Drink Specials:

  • $4 Pacifico

  • $6 Wines

  • $7 House Margarita

  • $7 Lunazul Ranch Water


Food Specials:

  • $5 Brussel Sprouts

  • $8 Yucca Fries

  • $9 Tacos (2) or Dip Trio

  • $12 Ceviche


Moe’s Crosstown Tavern

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-7pm


Drink Specials:

  • $.50 off Domestic Bottles

  • $1.00 off Select Draft Beers

  • $1.00 off Wells

  • $1.75 PBR Draft

  • $5.00 Jameson, Rumplemintz, Jagermeister, Grand Mariner & Fireball


Food Specials:

  • $5 Mozzarella Sticks, Panko Fried Veggies, Black Bean Dip, Pimento Cheese, Onion Rings, Mac & Cheese Bites, Veggie Spring Rolls & Jalapeno Poppers


O-Ku

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Time: Mon-Wed / 5-7pm

  • $3 off Select Cocktails: Shotgun, Sugar & Spice, Basil Berry Lemonade & Saketini

  • $7 Ozeki Junmai "One Cup

  • $8 Tozai Futsu "Night Swim"

  • $9 Tozai Nigori "Snow Maiden"


Food Specials:

  • $10 Brussel Sprouts, Dumplings & Tokyo Wings

  • $7 Vegetable Roll

  • $8 California Roll & Crab Crunch

  • $9 Firecracker Roll & Spicy Tuna Crunch

  • $10 Salmon & Lemon Roll  


Palace Hotel

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-7pm


Drink Specials:

  • $5 Pony Buckets, Wells, Pinot Grigio & Cabernet Sauvignon


Food Specials:

  • $5 Mozzarella Sticks, Fried Brussels, Calamari, Chicken Fingers & Tomato Stacks


Weekly Specials:

  • Mon:

    • $3 Burger

    • Service Industry Night (Members w/ SIN Card Get 20%)

  • Sun: 1/2 off Hotdogs


Pink Cactus

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Time: Mon-Sat / 4-6pm


Drink Specials:

  • $3 Tecate

  • $4 Mexican Ashtray

  • $6 Tequila Shot

  • $7 Mezcal Shot, Paloma & Margaritas

  • $30 Margarita Pitcher 


Food Specials:

  • $3 Salsa

  • $5 Tacos & Queso Dip

  • $6 Queso Fundido


Weekly Specials:

  • Mon: Fajita Night

  • Tues: Al Pastor Night

  • Wed: Burrito Night

  • Thurs: Birria Taco Night


Pearlz Oyster Bar

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-6pm


Drink Specials:

  • $3 Champagne

  • $4 Narragansett 

  • $5 Wines, Wells & Oyster Shooters

Food Specials:

  • $6 Corn Fritters

  • $7 Pork Rinds

  • $12 Southern Fried Oysters (1/2 dzn)

  • $15 Char-broiled Oysters & Peel & Eat Shrimp (1/2 lb)

  • $19 Oysters on the Half Shell (dzn)


Pour Taproom Charleston

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Time: Wed-Fri / 5-6pm


Drink Specials:

  • 1/2 off Draft Beers

  • $5 Wines

  • $6 Wells & ½ off draft beers 


Weekly Specials:

  • 10% off for Guests at Hyatt Place + Hyatt House Charleston Historic District


Weekly Events:

  • Sat: Live Music / 6-10pm


Prohibition

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Time: Mon-Thurs / 4-6pm / Bar Only


Drink Specials:

  • $7 Local Drafts

  • $7 Wines

  • $7 Moscow mule, Aperol Spritz & Brown Derby


Food Specials

  • $6 Chicken Liver Mousse

  • $8 Crispy Brussels & Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Dip

  • $10 Street Corn Tostada, Crab Stuffed Deviled Eggs & Charred Wings


Rancho Lewis

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-6pm


Drink Specials:

  • 1/2 Price Drinks


Food Specials:

  • 1/2 Price Apps


Weekly Specials:

  • Mon: Industry Night & 1/2 off Appetizers All Day


Recovery Room

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-8pm


Late Night: Mon-Sun / 11pm-1am

  • $2.75 French Fry Basket & Boiled Peanuts

  • $3.75 Tater Tot Basket & Cheesy French Fry Basket

  • $4 Bacon Plate

  • $4.25 Cheesy Tater Tot Basket

  • $4.50 Onion Rings

  • $6 Mozzarella Stick & Small Tachos

  • $7.25 2 Corndogs w/ French Fries

  • $7.50 Wings (6) & Chicken Fingers

  • $8 Buffalo Strips

  • $9 Chicken Fingers w/ French Fries

  • $9.50 Buffalo Strips w/ French Fries

  • $14 Wings (12)


Ritual Rooftop

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Time: Mon-Thurs / 4-6pm


Drinks Specials:

  • 1/2 Off All Cocktails & Mocktails


Food Specials:

  • 1/2 off Shareable Plates


Royal American

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-7pm


Drink Specials:

  • Select Drinks


Late Night:

  • Food till 1am 


Rudy Royale

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Time: Tues&Thus / 4-6pm / Bar Only


Drink Specials:

  • $6 Beer of the Week, Wines & Wells


Food Specials:

  • $3 Fries

  • $5 Fried Pickles

  • $6 Chicken Sliders, Crispy Garlic Potatoes & Side Salad

  • $7 Chicken Tenders & Mac & Cheese

  • $8 Brussels

  • $9 Fried Chicken Wrap

  • $12 Warm Crab Dip


Weekly Specials:

  • F&B Everyday

    • $5 Wells

    • $6 Drafts

    • $8 Chicken Tenders & Fried Chicken Sandwich 


RuRu’s

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Time: Mon-Fri / 4-6pm / Bar & Patio Only


Drink Specials:

  • 1/2 off Tequila


Food Specials:

  • 1/2 off Select Appetizers


Weekly Specials:

  • Taco Tuesday: $1 Off All Tacos


Weekly Events:

  • Wed: Live Music / 6-8:30pm

Rutledge Cab Co. 


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Time: Mon-Sun / 4-6pm


Drink Specials:

  • $5 Sangria, Wells, Wine, Local whiskey (William Wolf Pecan Bourbon & Ugly Mug Coffee Whiskey) & Select Draft Beer

  • $1 off all other drafts


Food Specials:

  • $5 Crab Loaded Fries, Fried Pickles, Hot Honey Shrimp, Veggie Spring Rolls & Hummus Combo


Share House

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Time: Mon-Thus / 4-7pm


Drink Specials:

  • $8 Island Sidecar

  • $15 Island Buckets


Food Specials:

  • $3 tacos, Chips & Salsa & Mexican Street Corn


Weekly Specials:

  • Tues: $4 Lemon Drop Shots & John Daly Cocktails

  • Wed: 1/3 off Burgers & Industry Night

  • Sat: $6 Loverboy & Stadium Cups

  • Sun: $8 Pacifico Stadium Cups


Weekly Events:

  • Mon: Bingo / 8pm

  • Tues: Silent Disco

  • Wed: Trivia


Silver Dollar

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Weekly Specials:

  • Mon:

    • $3 Vodka & Bourbon

    • $5 Wells & Wild Bill Shot

  • Wed:

    • $3 Vodka & Bourbon

    • $5 Wells & Wild Bill Shot

  • Thus: Mug Night

    • $2 High Life Draft

    • $4 Wells


Weekly Events:

  • Mon & Wed: Karaoke / 9pm