Photo courtesy Delaney Oyster House
Photo courtesy Delaney Oyster House


The Resy Guide to the Best Cocktail Spots in Charleston


Charleston knows a thing or two about cocktails: The world’s spirits have been arriving at its harbor for close to 400 years, so finding a boozy beverage in this city is easy. But in the modern restaurant world where success basically requires that an establishment have a beverage program, Charleston’s finest really excel.

There are plenty of skilled craftspeople at bars across the low country, but for those who like to enjoy a good cocktail with some good food, a restaurant bar holds special appeal. Here are nine of our favorites for sipping and then supping well, without leaving your bar seat.