Restaurant and brewery with seasonal menu
Stop by this huge airy space, both indoors and outdoors, for delicious beer and incredible food. They serve up dishes that change based on what is fresh and seasonal at the time and offer a long beer list including their own brews as well as others. If you aren't a beer person, the mix up some inventive cocktail offerings as well. Stop at their exchange nextdoor to peruse the great selection of craft beers to take home. For more of an industrial vibe, head to their brewery, Edmund's Oast Brewing Co., for some beer and a casual bite.
Revelry Brewing Co
Locals favorite rooftop for drinking beer
Great beer and an incredible rooftop with sunset views make this brewery a locals favorite. They offer a rotating selection of interesting beers and often partner with local groups on new releases. They have a selection of Latin and Asian inspired eats available and frequently have live music. They more recently opened The Hold which is a cozy, moody sour beer brewery down the street.
Bare bones spot for Gullah staples
While this neighborhood spot has been serving it's soul food for year, it has maintained the quality that keeps locals and now visitors raving. You have to try the crab rice while you are here, and if you think you can manage, pair it with other Gullah staples like okra soup or lima beans.
Mercantile and Mash
Cafe, restaurant, and bar in converted factory
This industrial yet cozy spot has everything you can think of, from coffee and breakfast favorites to sandwiches and a whisky bar. Not only are the food and drinks delicious, the beautiful building has an interesting history. In the early 1900's it was home to a cigar factory that was the biggest employer in the city. When the workers began to strike in 1945, they started to sing what is thought to be the first version of the iconic Civil Rights protest song, We Shall Overcome.
Walk the bridge for great views and a nice workout
This bridge that connects Charleston to Mount Pleasant offers incredible views of downtown, the Cooper River and the Yorktown. The round trip is 5 miles, but feel free to take a break on the other side at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park for a coffee, to watch the weavers at the Sweetgrass Pavilion, or even to take in the sunset. If you have a car and you are starting on the Mount Pleasant side, there is plenty of parking, but if you are starting on the downtown side you will want to find street parking near East Bay on Blake Street.
Baker and Brewer
EVO pizza and Holy City beer
This brewpub, from the two North Charleston favorites EVO Pizzeria and Holy City Brewing, is a one stop shop for incredible beer and some of the best pizza in town. You can order EVO's popular Pork Trifecta along with a few beers that Holy City makes exclusively for this location.