• Justin Moss

Sports Bars to Visit in Charleston, SC


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A good sports pub can be just what you need on game days, with good food, drink specials, and plenty of TVs for any size of group. These four Charleston sports bars offer some of the best specials for game watchers and opportunities to catch a range of different sports.


Whether it’s football, hockey, or even curling you’re into, these pubs will probably screen it for you. And best of all, we think sportsfans will appreciate the fun atmosphere of each.


 

CHARLESTON BEER WORKS Average Cost: $$ 480 King St, Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 577-5885


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No list of the best sports pubs in town is complete without Charleston Beer Works. Located right in the middle of downtown Charleston’s nightlife scene, Beer Works is a sports bar that’s devoted to giving fans what they want.


This warmly appointed and spacious bar offers wall-to-wall flat screens, a solid menu of pub food, and an exceptional selection of local beers that go for $4 during happy hour, Monday through Friday. Here you can catch all things college, NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB, with alumni watch parties for college games.


When the game is over, Charleston Beer Works is known to supply live music and also pub games, like a few boozy rounds of bingo. The menu rotates daily, offering specials that come with a different twist every week. Come by on a Sunday for some Buffalo Dumpwings from handmade Korean mandu supplier Sarah’s Dumps.


To see an events schedule or to check out the food, visit Charleston Beer Works online.


 

KING STREET PUBLIC HOUSE Average Cost: $$ 549 King St, Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 793-3465


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King Street Public House is the perfect spot for a viewing party, especially if you’re hungry. This place has HD TVs literally everywhere (over 30 of them), with big booths and community tables that comfortably seat large parties. They’re also known to run drink specials that are hard to beat, like the Saturday Night Special of $2 tallboys, $3 rum/tequila, and $3 mystery beers or shots from 7pm to 10pm. One of the great things about King Street Public House is that they take so much pride in their menu. They bill themselves as “a sports bar that actually has good food”, and we have to agree. The cocktail list is also a higher quality than you might expect from a sports pub.


Public House screens any major sports events, from football, to baseball, to soccer and beyond. During games, order one of the beer bucket specials for the table. To check out King Street Public House’s awesome menu, visit them online at KingStreetPublicHouse.net.


 

RED’S ICE HOUSE Average Cost: $$ 98 Church St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 (843) 388-0003


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Red’s Ice House is always a fun place to hang out, but it gets even better during football season. Red’s offers a special football menu that features reasonably priced finger foods, drink specials for Saturdays and Sundays, and a cocktail list that features gems like the Smoked Lime + Jalapeno Marg.


Even if you’re not camped out near Red’s TVs, you’ll understand why this has consistently been voted the best waterfront bar with an outdoor patio since 2004. Located right on Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant, Red’s provides a casual, kicked-back vibe and a crow’s nest view of the water.


If you don’t visit Red’s for the football menu, go for gorgeous sunset views or the $5 crab leg clusters. To order Red’s catering for a viewing party at home or to see the football menu, visit them online at RedsIceHouse.com.


 

CHARLESTON SPORTS PUB Average Cost: $$ Multiple Locations


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If you’re looking for a sports bar with a more polished feel and a decadent menu, definitely try Charleston Sports Pub. This chain has locations all over the state and it’s clear they’ve invested heavily in the awesome atmosphere of each location. That must be why they keep winning the ‘Best Sports Bar in Charleston’ designation year after year.


With high ceilings, huge flatscreens, and lighting that imparts a loungey vibe, Charleston Sports Pub offers a more complete experience than many sports pubs can provide. And is if that weren’t enough, CSP also has a loyalty club that gets you $10 off for every $100 you spend there, as well as unbeatable catering services. Want a whole food truck to park in your back yard for a Superbowl party?


Charleston Sports Pub’s got that! The CSP Beer Trailer and Food Truck can be rented out for any event, and for smaller parties, they also provide catering. To take a look at the menu and maybe order an eight-ounce burger with six ounces of mac-n-cheese as a topping, check them out online at CharlestonSportsPub.com.


 

A Livestream App for Sports Fans

Game days can get crowded fast at a sports pub, and sometimes, the scene can get a little rowdy. If you’re hoping to find a viewing party that’s wearing your team’s colors, take a look at your favorite sports bars in real time with the BarGlance app. Get a live streamed peak at the crowd before you go! Currently available from the App Store.

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