4 Days Your Way
I love the nightlife
The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Every area has its own preferred nightspots—just ask the locals. We love to share our favorite places with our guests. Here are a few of the favorites in our larger cities, where you’ll find plenty to see, eat, do and enjoy.
Main Street buzzes any night of the year. Visitors are charmed by the array of shops, restaurants and nightspots that line the street. Locals just call it home and make this a favorite place to go any night of the year.
From March to September, there’s Main Street Fridays, free music on the Hyatt Plaza and Downtown Alive with local and regional bands on Thursday evening. At the BI-LO Center, catch a concert featuring music from Rush to Josh Groban. Down on the Reedy River you can find Rhythm on the River all summer long.
Some local favorites for food and music include Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria, Smiley’s Acoustic Café, Chicora Alley and Blu Martini. Expect anything from acoustic to big-city chic with a dance floor and DJ. The Brown Street Jazz Club offers live music every night, and The Handlebar venue offers a musically diverse mix from GRAMMY® winners to local favorites.
In and around Columbia
Just ask anyone in Columbia, and they can point the way to Five Points. Check out some local favorites such as Bar None, CJ’s, Delaney’s Irish Pub, Dr. Rocco’s, Fun, Locals, Pavlov’s, Red Hot Tomatoes, the Pour House, Speakeasy, The Tavern on Greene and Goatfeathers Coffee Bar on Devine (so much more than coffee). Congaree Vista adds 60 eclectic places to play, from Art Bar’s underground dance club to Carolina Ale House’s rooftop perch. Hunter-Gatherer microbrewery, near campus on Main, draws the cool crowd with hip music. For top-name comics, check out the Comedy House. And the local large-scale venue, Colonial Life Arena, brings big-name entertainment to the area.
Charleston with a view
There’s so very much in Charleston, we’ll just stick to the great nighttime places that also offer you a view of that splendid city. The Vendue Inn offers a rooftop restaurant and bar. The Pavilion Rooftop Bar at the Market Pavilion Hotel gives you a bird’s-eye view of the harbor. In nearby Shem Creek, dozens of dining and bar options include the famous Shem Creek Bar and Grill. Each offers a delicious choice with a fantastic view.
At “the Beach”
The temperature cools down in the evening, but life heats up with great music and fun at Myrtle Beach. You might start at The Bowery, a place that has entertained beachgoers since 1944. You may have heard of the local house band that made it big —Alabama. The Bowery sits just yards from the beach, with live music every night, and open seven days a week during season. Broadway at the Beach offers music, dining and a lively bar at Señor Frogs, Froggy Bottomz, Club Boca, Broadway Louie’s and Malibu’s Surf Bar. House of Blues packs visitors in for live shows, geared toward the 21-and-over crowd. Also, a number of live shows cater to families all around the Myrtle Beach area. Some of the more popular include the Alabama Theatre, Carolina Opry, Palace Theater and Dolly Parton’s new show, Pirates Voyage.
Day and night there’s something fun—and to your taste—to do, see, eat, sing, drink or play in South Carolina. After all, we’re Made for Vacation.