Top 5 Places to Enjoy Libations in Downtown Charleston

Regardless of whether youre a visitor to the Holy City or if you walk our streets day in and day out chances are that you will at some point want to step into a bar and grab a drink unless youre under twenty-one or simply dont drink alcohol in which case head over to find out where to get awesome chicken wings Well if youre looking for a place to enjoy a few libations but would like your alcoholic beverage to be a little more on the unique side youre in luck Read on for our top five places to grab a different drink here in Charleston 1 The Belmont 511 King Street The Belmont located on Upper King isnt too big or too brightits a small cozy bar where the lights are low and the drinks are out of this world Dont expect to find your everyday cocktails instead get ready for classic drinks that have a fun and deliciously modern twist Want a little spice in your cocktail after a heavy rich dinner Try the bars Brown Derby spiked with jalapeo honey 2 Closed for Business 453 King Street If youre more a of a brewsky guy or gal then stay on King Street but head up to Closed for Business The bar-slash-restaurant has over forty-two beers on tap including one-of-a-kind rare finds And if you want to add a little food into your stomach before downing a couple of cold ones Closed for Businesss menu is awesome This authors favorite beerfood combo The Duck Pot Pie washed down with a Westbrook White Thai 3 The Cocktail Club 479 King Street With the word cocktail in the name you know this place has a killer variety of drinks This lounge utilizes rare spirits and house-made infusions to create exclusive cocktails that youd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere Since Septembers here and the warm weathers on its way out we recommend savoring the summer with Tropical Heat a cocktail featuring coconut milk almond banana pineapple and rum 4 Husk Restaurant 76 Queen Street Its time to leave King Street and head over to the bar at Husk one of Charlestons premier restaurants The drink menu is an ode to Southern living and drinking featuring old and new libations created by Husks rockin mixologists Try something modern and a little different in The Prickly Pear featuring peppermint bitters pear juice and sage-macerated gin or Triple Lindy made with rose-infused tequila tonic syrup and a touch of cayenne sugar and saltor order off the wine and beer lists 5 The Gin Joint 182 East Bay Street If youre not all about gin you might just want to skip this one although they do also offer beer and wine But if you have a soft spot for the crisp liquor then read on as The Gin Joint is more than likely the place you want to be This bar offers a wide variety of gin-based cocktails ranging from their ever-changing punch of the week to a standard gin and tonic with homemade tonic And if youre feeling a little adventurous there are plenty of options for you to choose from such as the Poquito Picante with habanero Brokers gin Cointreau and cucumber and the Florida Cocktail featuring Hendricks gin raspberry ginger and lime So the only question remaining is How many places on this list are you planning on hitting up for a few unique drinks For more information about the author Katrina Robinson please visit my Google profile page