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Best cocktail places not Pubs....

Wondering about some nice, doesn't need to be" upper class" cocktail lounges or bars with a variety of drinks. Pubs will be added also but mainly wanted to know about the bars. We will be at the French Quarter Inn

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1. Re: Best cocktail places not Pubs....

One of our favorites is the Rooftop Bar at the Market Pavillion, we like the view. Go late afternoon, before it gets really crowded (we usually stop there before dinner).

Charleston, South...
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2. Re: Best cocktail places not Pubs....

Try The Gin Joint on East Bay Street.

www.theginjoint.com

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3. Re: Best cocktail places not Pubs....

Or the upstairs bar at Cypress.

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4. Re: Best cocktail places not Pubs....

Husk's bar has an incredible variety of bourbons and unique cocktails.

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5. Re: Best cocktail places not Pubs....

All these places will have the Firefly Vodka and Firefly Bourbon which are local products.

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6. Re: Best cocktail places not Pubs....

If you're looking for a hip, funky vibe that makes ya feel "all sexylike", you might check out Torch Velvet Lounge on King Street.

http://torch-lounge.com/

I'll add the caveat that it's been a couple years since I've last been there, but it was a funky little martini bar vibe with a convivial crowd when I used to go, with a DJ spinning a jazzy housey mix to set the mood. Granted, it was also more of a 20something range crowd mostly, but it wasn't the early 20s "yay we're legal, let's pound Jager shots" crowd. But if you're mainly looking for the 30ish-40ish range it might not be your thing, admittedly.

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7. Re: Best cocktail places not Pubs....

Be sure to try a Sweet Tea Mojito. It is made like a regular Mojito, but instead of rum uses the locally made Sweet Tea Vodka from Firefly Distilleries. Delish!! and so refreshing during hot weather.

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8. Re: Best cocktail places not Pubs....

You may also like the Thoroughbred Lounge at Charleston Place for a cocktail, usually accompanied by a little piano Music.

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9. Re: Best cocktail places not Pubs....

I second Pavillion Bar.

Pavillion Bar @ 225 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 843 - 723 - 0500.

www.marketpavilion.com/index.cfm…

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10. Re: Best cocktail places not Pubs....

The Rooftop Bar at Vendue Inn is also nice with a great view.

Rooftop Bar @ Vendue Inn @ 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC. 843 - 577 - 7970.

vendueinn.com/html/top-restaurants-charlesto…