Highest-rated bars in Charleston, South Carolina, according to Tripadvisor

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October 24, 2022
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Highest-rated bars in Charleston, South Carolina, according to Tripadvisor

Over the years, Tripadvisor has become the world's largest travel resource with 37.7 unique online visitors in the U.S. alone.

When the site was founded in 2000, the founders' goal was to provide travelers with an online platform to exchange reviews of destinations and hospitality businesses such as hotels and restaurants. Travelers from all over the world continue to use the site and app to determine where to stay, learn about the under-the-radar gems in their chosen destination, and where to eat, based on other travelers' reviews.

For hotels and restaurants, reviews can boost foot traffic to a location. But at times, they can be misleading in that they disproportionately cover more touristy areas while ignoring some local gems. In New York City, for example, a majority of highly rated bars were located in the Theater District—likely due to all the tourists who flock there and are more inclined to leave reviews.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated bars and pubs in Charleston, South Carolina on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some bars on the list may have recently closed.

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#14. Bin 526

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Wine Bar
- Price: not available
- Address: 20 Fairchild Street, Charleston, SC 29492
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#13. Palace Hotel

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $
- Address: 35 Hanover St, Charleston, SC 29403-6712
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#12. Bourbon N' Bubbles

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 570 King St At the corner of Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403-4833
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#11. Pour Taproom Charleston

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Brew Pub
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 560 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
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#10. Burn's Alley Neighborhood Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pub
- Price: not available
- Address: 354 1/2 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-1440
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#9. Uptown Social

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 587 King St., Charleston, SC 29403
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#8. Moe's Crosstown Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (75 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $
- Address: 714 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
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#7. Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (71 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1505 King Street Ext, Charleston, SC 29405-9442
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#6. Charlestowne Tobacco and Wine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (106 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Wine Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 56 Market Place Drive, Charleston, SC 29403-5503
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#5. John King Grill & Dueling Pianos

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (219 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 428 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6230
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#4. Maybank Public House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1970 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412-2126
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#3. Bumpa's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5 Cumberland St, Charleston, SC 29401-2603
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#2. Meeting at Market

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (265 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 120 Market Street Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, SC 29401
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#1. Carmella's Cafe and Dessert Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (831 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 198 E Bay St Suite 100, Charleston, SC 29401-2612
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