Because one cannot live on takeout alone: Changes in local laws prompted by COVID-19 have allowed restaurants and bars in South Carolina to offer both delivery of beer and wine and sell bottles to go. (Sales of hard alcohol remain limited to state stores.)
From affordable house favorites to rare bottles, now available for as much as 50% off, we’ve compiled a list of some of the the top Lowcountry restaurants offering wine for sale. So you can support a restaurant you love while getting a bottle for dinner. (Generally, most also offer food for takeout and delivery. And we have a separate guide for restaurants selling groceries.)
BUTCHER & THE BOAR
From Wednesday through Sunday, this Mount Pleasant steakhouse is preparing food for curbside pickup or delivery, along with half-off on bottles of beer and wine. Check out the list, which includes Inglenook’s Edizione Pennino Zinfandel from Napa Valley, Gran Moraine Chardonnay from Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon, and Vieux Telegramme from France’s Rhône Valley. Call (843) 868-8000 to place an order.
Along with Asian-fusion small plates, entrees, international beers and growlers, Dashi is selling bottles from their diverse Spanish, Portuguese and South American-focused wine collection. There’s everything from Aphros’ Phaenus, a vinho verde pét-nat, to Alvaro Palacios’ Les Terrasses red from Spain’s Priorat. Order here.
Recently reopened for curbside pickup and outdoor courtyard dining, this French Quarter stalwart is also selling their entire wine list at half price. Pair a Carolina crab cake with some Boundary Breaks 2016 Riesling from New York’s Finger Lakes, or splurge on a whole chocolate cheesecake with raspberry sauce and a bottle of 2002 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Champagne. Check the current food menu on Instagram, and call (843) 723-7591 to place your order.
You knew that both beloved E.O., and its adjacent wine shop, Edmund’s Oast Exchange, would have their craft beer and extensive wine selection available for pick up and delivery, right? With 10% off all wine — 15% off for food and beverage employees —this is the chance to enjoy the deep cuts, everything from Château Pradeaux’s Bandol to Movia’s 2008 Veliko white, from the comfort of your couch while you can. Call (843)-990-9449 to place an order.
Selections from Morgan Calcote’s impeccably composed wine list are available as part of FIG’s newly started takeout offerings, everything from Raventos i Blanc cava to Château Pierre Bise’s Clos Coulaine from Savennières, along with helpful 3-pack collections. Order here.
With locations in both downtown Charleston and Nexton in Summerville, you can easily pick up both their upscale cuisine and a bottle from a collection of whites, reds and sparkling wine. Call (843)-727-0090 to place an order.
While no longer serving food, this wine-forward restaurant is offering 50% off its entire stock of wines for curbside pickup. Always eclectic, unique options range from the sparkling J. Brix 2018 Cobolorum Riesling pét-nat from Santa Barbara County to the 2013 Delas Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (773) 682-5848
MONZA PIZZA BAR / LEON’S OYSTER SHOP
With all operations consolidated at Monza on King Street, carry-out option reflect the full rainbow of Monza’s greatest hits, as well as sister establishments Little Jack Tavern, Melfi’s and Leon’s Oyster Shop. Together with pizza, pasta and fried chicken, there are wine selections ranging from bottles of their affordable house cava to grüner veltliner from Austria’s Schloss Gobelsburg. Order here, or Call (843)-720-8787.
NICO OYSTERS AND SEAFOOD
Along with raw oysters, coq au vin and duck cassoulet, fans of this Mount Pleasant bistro can enjoy their favorite French bottle (or others) at home after 3 p.m. each day. From Petit Chablis to Veuve Clicquot, there are plenty of reasons to raise a glass. Order here.
In addition to prepared foods and fresh groceries, Red Drum is offering curbside wine pickup from their extensive stock. There’s a little something from everywhere – and for everyone – including Graham Beck’s Brut Rosé from the Western Cape, Umani Ronchi’s 2018 Vellodoro pecorino from Terre di Chieti, Italy, or St. Innocent pinot noir from Oregon. Order here.
SORGHUM & SALT
With carryout orders, this creative farm-to-table eatery is ready to help you pair your crab-fried rice with she crab butter, blue crab and local vegetables with beer and wine selections from their reserves. Marked down to 50% off, options range from Idlewild’s Flora and Fauna white blend to Château Musar’s Jeune red from Lebanon. Call (843) 872-6393 for more info.