The past year has been difficult for everyone. It has truly been a stress-filled time, where not a lot of fun could be had. Hopefully though, the worst of it is now over, and the future can start to look brilliantly bright again and stacked full of good experiences. Well, we thought what better way to make sure you achieve that goal, than by showcasing some of the great nightlife we’re lucky enough to have here in Charleston. So, whether you enjoy sipping cocktails in snazzy surroundings, sitting back and eating some tasty food, catching a fantastic flick on the big screen, or trying your luck at a cards table, there should be something here for you.
Here, then, is a quick look at some fun-filled nightlife spots for you to visit in the Holy City.
The Darling Oyster Bar
Now, you know you’re in for a good time as soon as you arrive at this place. The outside of The Darling Oyster Bar is such a beautiful building, with the pale blue of the paint contrasting magnificently with the pink skies that begin to emerge as the sun disappears. Yet, don’t spend all your time gazing outside, as if you go through the entrance, you’ll find just as entrancing a scene inside. As inside is where the action happens, and you’ll get to witness expert shuckers making short work of a whole range of tantalising molluscs and crustaceans.
The Darling Oyster Bar is a delightful place to get some of the best seafood around, and the place is always packed, so make sure to make a reservation on their website to get the best chance at snagging a table. It is located at 513 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403.
The amazing Terrace Theatre is a retro throwback to a time when a trip to the movie theatre was a magnificent feast for the senses. This is a place for people with a real passion for film, those who can’t wait to see the latest independent release, or a re-showing of the movies that they can spend hours happily dissecting. The owners have made it their mission to bring the visiting customers an experience that will have them coming back again and again. There’s been a genuine focus to equip the theatre with top quality sound, a brilliant looking picture, and comfortable and well-placed seating.
If that’s not enough, there’s also a huge range of traditional and unique snacks available at the concessions stand. Plus, for the drinkers amongst you, they also have a mammoth variety of beer and wine available, with all the best locally brewed options, and also those from around the globe.
So, you can wash down your popcorn with a hoppy masterpiece that’s made just round the corner.
The Terrace Theatre is located at 1956D Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 29412. Make sure to get down and experience movies as they should be experienced.
The Big ‘M’ Ship
Here’s something for fans of cruise ships and lovers of gambling. The Big ‘M’ Ship combines the two and brings their customers a Las Vegas styled adventure at sea. You board the luxurious boat and get taken on a five-hour tour, where you get to gamble to your heart’s content, and try to win it big, whilst also getting to witness beautiful sea-views. If that sounds right up your alley, then just go to their website to book ahead, and get ready for your seafaring exploits. The Big ‘M’ Ship is located at 4491 Mineola Avenue, Little River, SC 29566.
If you’re into casino games but can’t make it out to the Big ‘M’ Ship, then don’t worry, as there are websites available to bring the fun to you, such as Vegas Slots Online. Just head to https://www.vegasslotsonline.com/free/ to discover the biggest online free slots library. You can play any of the thousands of games without having to download anything, all you need is your internet connection. Plus, if you do decide to play with real money, then you can check out their recommended online casinos, which have a whole range of offers available. So, plenty to enjoy in Charleston and plenty to enjoy online too.
If your idea of a mesmerising night out, is getting dressed up in some glad-rags and polishing off some exquisite cocktails, then we have just the place for you. The Belmont is located on Upper King Street and has a sophisticated, but laid-back, vibe that makes it an easy place to enjoy a night sampling some of the delicious drinks on the menu. Some of the marvellous options on the cocktail menu include; Bells of Jalisco, Belmont Manhattan, Bootsy Collins, Beatnik, and an Americano. They also serve all the classics, and can also put their own delicious twists on a whole range of them.
The decoration of the bar is gorgeously understated, and mirrors its high-chic, but without trying too-hard, approach. There are even classic black and white films projected onto one of the walls, so you can take inspiration from icons of the golden age of Hollywood.
The bar is open every day from 6pm till 2am, and can be found at 511 King Street,
Charleston, SC 29403.
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