12 Places to Get a Father's Day Drink in Charleston
The least we could do for all the dads out there is take them out for a drink on Father’s Day and charge it to our own credit card and NOT theirs. There are a lot of options when it comes to going out for drinks in Charleston, but these places are the most dad-friendly, IMO.
If he's a beer drinker:
Munkle specializes in Belgian style beers, which I feel is a very dad style of beer. The brewery itself is very spacious and has plenty of outdoor seating, so your dad won’t be fighting with people to get to the bar. They usually have a pop-up on site for food as well, so spend a pleasant afternoon with your dad at Munkle.
Palmetto Brewing is the oldest brewery in Charleston and they have a ton of options, no matter what kind of beer your dad prefers. Grab a couple of flights and discuss the flavors to avoid any long awkward pauses about what you’re doing with your life.
Avoid the crowds of downtown and head to John’s Island for refreshing brews! They have a lot of different styles of beer from lagers to sours to IPAs, so he is sure to find something he likes. They have a large outdoor area that is dog friendly and they often have a food truck on site for snacks.
If he's a wine drinker:
Wine & Company
Wine & Company provides a casual atmosphere where you and your dad can sit at the bar and discuss the different flavor profiles. Even if you know nothing about wine, the staff at Wine & Company will guide you along the way. They also serve craft beer and small plates, so it’s a chill environment to check out with dad! Celebrate Father’s Day early and head there on Saturday because they are closed on Sundays!
Stems & Skins
Park Circle is home to this wine bar that specializes in natural wines. Since opening in January of 2016, they’ve been named a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for “Outstanding Wine Program” and were recognized as “One of America’s Most Important Natural Wine Bars” by Food & Wine. Their wine is sure to impress and they also have Mediterranean-style plates available for dinner.
Graft Wine Shop
Head to the North Central neighborhood of Downtown Charleston for a fun and curated wine experience from sommeliers and friends Femi and Miles. They focus on sustainable, organic, and biodynamic wines that you can feel good about drinking. Most of the wines are available for purchase, so you can take your favorites home with you.
If he's a bourbon drinker:
Paddock & Whisky
Head to James Island’s neighborhood bourbon bar for a wide selection of bourbons, some of which are the most select from around the world. Although their focus is on bourbon, they have a full bar to enjoy as well. Sit out on the patio or cozy up to the bar with dad to learn something new about bourbon.
Proof has all the elements you're looking for when you want to get a bourbon drink. Its dark and moody lighting match the vibe of quietly sipping a new bourbon concoction with your dad. Their cocktail list is long, but you can’t go wrong with their classic Old Fashioned.
Seanachai Whiskey & Cocktail Bar
Head to John’s island to enjoy this traditional Irish Pub with a twist. Their whiskey list is extensive and if you want to try a bit of everything, you could share a whiskey flight with your dad. If you’re looking to celebrate Father’s Day early, head to their brunch and enjoy a couple of Irish Coffees.
If he likes classic cocktails:
The Gin Joint is the place to go for unique flavors and classic cocktails with a twist. Order something off the menu or have a little fun with it and leave your fate in the hands of the skilled bartenders. The “Bartender’s Choice” is a custom cocktail that they create based on adjectives that you select from their list. Celebrate early on Saturday as they are closed on Sundays!
Located on Meeting Street near the Market, Doar Bros is a great place to pop in for a cocktail after a day of exploring Charleston. Their menu features cocktails with whichever spirit you prefer. Try out their rotating seasonal punch or something more adventurous like their “Cappello de Citta” with London Dry Gin, Bénédictine, Red Bell Pepper, Black Pepper, Basil, Lemon, & Cabernet Franc.
After a stroll along King Street, stop into Prohibition for craft cocktails and decor that makes you feel like you’re in a 1920’s speakeasy. They are known for their Bacon Maple Old Fashioned that combines bacon-infused Maker's Mark, maple syrup, bitters, and citrus zest for one cohesive and unique cocktail. If you’re looking for a lighter drink, try the Warthog featuring Striped Pig Gin, spiced pear, lemon, honey, and rosemary.
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