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 Charleston Spoleto Festival  Restaurant & Bar Guide
Fri., May 24 - Sun., June 9

  Now that the Charleston Spoleto Festival is in the ai, what restaurants and bars do you choose?  Well, one can choose from fine dining restaurants, Tapas eateries, casual dining restaurants, sports bars, wine bars, holes-in-the-walls, live music bars, dance clubs, and other such nightlife establishments, located all over the Charleston, SC peninsula. 

  We at CharlestonCocktail.com thought it may be a little helpful for visitors, and locals alike, to have a Spoleto Festival Guide for eating, boozing and watching live music shows.  It made sense for us to put together bar and restaurant choices around certain Spoleto hosting venues for your convenience! 

  This Spoleto dining, drinking, and nightlife guide features Charleston, SC restaurants and bars located relatively close to individual Spoleto venues.  Why not either, grab a dinner at a fine dining restaurant before shows, or have a few cocktails at one of Charleston's bars, after shows? 

  Make sure to mention our website when you make a reservation or chat with the local bartender and contact us with any other questions, special needs or for larger group reservations.  We'd love to assist!

  What restaurants and bars are around Sottile Theatre?  Here are a few of our favorites. 

Mad River Bar and Grille
High energy sports bar by day, live music and dance club by night!  Mad River Bar and Grille is set in an old sea-farers church, complete with an outdoor patio and HD TV's galore!
32B Market Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.723.0032
reservations 6 or more please

Club Light
Step into the light!  Dance, drink and gather with Charleston's locals and visitors before and after Spoleto
shows.  Ask around for the bar, within the bar...maybe you'll get lucky!

213 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-1311

Fig Restaurant
American bistro with seasonal, local ingredients. Fine food, with a casual atmosphere.  Wines are categorized by area.  Full service bar available.

232 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 805-5900


Trio Club Lounge
Live music Wednesday - Saturday.  Funk and dance tunes. Metropolitan lounge atmosphere, outdoor seating.  Ages 21 and up with a minimal cover charge.

139 Calhoun Street
Charleston SC 29401
(843) 965-5333


Burn's Alley Neighborhood Bar
That nice neighborhood feel which just makes you comfortable.  Non-stuffy atmosphere with friendly, professional bar staff.  TV's for the big games. Good food, good times.

354 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-6735

  What restaurants and bars are around The Gaillard Auditorium?  Here are a few of our favorites.

Mad River Bar and Grille
High energy sports bar by day, live music and dance club by night!  Mad River Bar and Grille is set in an old sea-farers church, complete with an outdoor patio and HD TV's galore!

32B Market Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.723.0032
reservations 6 or more please

Club Light
Step into the light!  Dance, drink and gather with Charleston's locals and visitors before and after Spoleto
shows.  Ask around for the bar, within the bar...maybe you'll get lucky!

213 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-1311

Fig Restaurant
American bistro with seasonal, local ingredients. Fine food, with a casual atmosphere.  Wines are categorized by area.  Full service bar available.

232 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 805-5900

Big Johnís Tavern
A dive bar with billiards.  Located on East Bay Street with a no-frills feel.  Cheap place to eat and drink cold ones.  

251 E. Bay Street
Downtown Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-3483

Trio Club Lounge
Live music Wednesday - Saturday.  Funk and dance tunes. Metropolitan lounge atmosphere, outdoor seating.  Ages 21 and up with a minimal cover charge.

139 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 965-5333

Burn's Alley Neighborhood Bar
That nice neighborhood feel which just makes you comfortable.  Non-stuffy atmosphere with friendly, professional bar staff.  TV's for the big games. Good food, good times.

354 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-6735

  What restaurants and bars are around The Dock Street Theater?  Here are a few of our favorites.

Mad River Bar and Grille
High energy sports bar by day, live music and dance club by night!  Mad River Bar and Grille is set in an old sea-farers church, complete with an outdoor patio and HD TV's galore!

32B Market Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.723.0032

Club Light
Step into the light!  Dance, drink and gather with Charleston's locals and visitors before and after Spoleto shows. Ask around for the bar, within the bar...maybe you'll get lucky!

213 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-1311

Tristan Restaurant
Metropolitan fine Dining Restaurant.  Classy, huge wine list.  Eclectic seasonal cuisine.  Check out the restrooms (ha-ha).

55 South Market Street
Downtown Charleston, SC 29401
(843)534-2155

Oak Steakhouse
Where Charleston residents go for the finest cuts of beef.  Classy, fine dining, local and seasonal influences.  Grade "A" service when it comes to knowledge of product.

17 Broad Street
Downtown Charleston, SC 29401
(843)722-4220

Blind Tiger Pub
A very cool atmosphere with gorgeous outdoor seating and an outside bar.  Excellent lunch spot.  Diverse nightlife crowd.  Located just around the corner from Dock Street.

38 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 722-9601

2013 Spoleto Festival Charleston, SC
Dining & Nightlife Guide