By chpearson. On April 28, This past weekend, I went bar-hopping in downtown Charleston with a friend of mine. While we ostensibly were only visiting dive bars in Charleston for this tour de King Street and Charleston nightlife, we quickly realized that all the bars that we visit on a frequent basis are dive bars.
The charming, colonial seaside city of Charleston has long been a popular weekend getaway for gay and lesbian couples. It's definitely possible to have a great time dancing, watching drag cabaret, and mingling with locals and tourists in this sophisticated city with a metropolitan area population of over , Charleston only has one gay bar, but it's one you won't want to miss. In fact, Dudley's on Ann was named one of Yelp's top 50 gay bars in the country. Since it's the only option in the city, Dudley's proclaims itself to be "everybody's bar" and aims to serve the whole community. On weekends, everyone flocks to Dudley's for dancing and their creative original cocktails, but during the week there are plenty of reasons to visit as well such as drag shows, karaoke, and daily happy hour specials, to name a few. Dudley's is open seven days a week from 4 p.
With its cobblestone streets, colorful homes, endless historic sites, contemporary art galleries, and picturesque waterfronts, Charleston has plenty to offer visitors during the day. But between its award-winning restaurants and bars, large student population, and moderate climate, the city also has a thriving nightlife. While Charleston's party scene is tamer than that of its sister city Savannah sorry, no open containers here , it has a bit of everything: elegant hotel bars, beer emporiums, dive bars with live music, and nightclubs with house DJs.
The Rooftop Bar in Charleston is a perfect setting for an al fresco lunch or after work meeting spot to enjoy refreshing specialty cocktails, beer and wine. Bridge, and more. The energy rises on weekends when both locals and visitors alike converge on The Rooftop for a fun lively evening of socializing and unbeatable views. Award Winning Mixology offered in large format only.