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Big John's Tavern in Charleston, SC.Big John’s Tavern
Dive/F&B/Live tunes
251 E. Bay Street
Downtown Charleston, SC


   Charleston’s oldest and best dive "Big John’s Tavern" has been the last shabang for many local's entertaining nights in Charleston, SC. Lingerie strategically hanging around, Pabst, live tunes, and scandalously dressed women dancing on the bar and letting it all hang out, wrap this joint up. F&B/locals/Citadel cadets dig “Johnny Biggs” and you can bet you will to.

booths at Big John's Tavern in Charleston, SC pool table in lounge The bar at Big John's in downtown Charleston
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  Bar food is available and ask about the many shots these talented bartenders and mixologists can concoct.  Owner/bartender/father/grand Marnier lover Chris Condon is a hell of a nice guy and will be more than helpful, along with his friendly bar staff, in meeting all of your alcohol "needs".  

  Originally opened in 1954 by “Big John” Canady, an ex-New York Giants Linebacker, Big John's Tavern on East Bay street in Charleston, SC had a popular slogan that stuck...Come as a stranger and leave as a friend.  "Cheers"

Big John’s Tavern
251 E. Bay Street
Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 723-3483