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Cocktail Hour in Greenville

Devyn Whitmire Devyn Whitmire
Devyn spends her days creating content to build an online community of travelers. She is a firm believer there’s always something new to Discover in the Palmetto State.
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Greenville Trappe Door
Pair amazing food with amazing cocktails at the Trappe Door.

Just as the city of Greenville has grown tremendously during the past decade, so have its options for cocktail hour. Whether you want a rowdy spot to meet friends after work and watch the game, a nice glass of wine over dinner or a weekend spot to relax with a signature cocktail - Greenville's got everything and more.

The Trappe Door

What it's known for: If you visit The Trappe Door, prepare to be impressed - not just with their beautifully crafted lunch and dinner plates, but with the large selection of beer you'll have available to you. If you're a fan of Belgian brews, this might just become your new favorite spot for grabbing a cold one with friends after work.

Style: Bar, lunch, dinner

Address: 23 W. Washington St., Greenville

Phone: 864.451.7490

 

Soby's New South Cuisine

What it's known for: A Greenville staple, Soby's exceeds expectations by showcasing all of your favorite things - Southern and Lowcountry Dishes, farm fresh ingredients and a stunning wine menu that's received the Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator magazine since 2003. Order a glass and sit out on the patio savoring the view of Main Street.

Style: Southern, Farm-to-Table, Lowcountry, Wine Cellar

Phone: 864.232.7007

Address: 207 S. Main St.

 

Juniper

What it's known for: Located on the eighth floor of the AC Hotel overlooking Main Street, Juniper is known for its intoxicating garden rooftop restaurant and bar offering stellar cocktails and foods to go along with great views of downtown Greenville. Dishes like crispy skin salmon and steak esquite are beautifully complemented by an array of drinks like Risk it for Hibiscus and Classy with a Side of Cosmo. Gin flights are a particular draw for the cocktail hour crowd.

Style: Dinner, libations, cocktails with a view 

Address: 315 S. Main St., Greenville

Phone: 864.549.0000

 

The Press Room

What it's known for: Honoring Greenville's history with cherished relics from The Greenville News, the Press Room is a modern speakeasy "hidden" inside the AC Hotel. This is a memorable and intimate cocktail bar experience with a twist. Reservations are required; guests are given the code to the secret entrance prior to arrival. The menu features ever-changing small plates and desserts along with inventive drinks inspired by the newspaper, which stood on the hotel site for more than 75 years.

Style: Dinner, cocktails, speakeasy ambience

Address: 315 S. Main St., Greenville

 

Friends at table toasting with cocktails
Cocktail hour with handcrafted drinks and tasty eats is an artform at CAMP.

CAMP

What it's known for: Chic, but unpretentious gathering place with innovative global dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, a wine wall filled with interesting vintages, and inspired handcrafted cocktails. CAMP's sleek bar is the perfect place for sips and nibbles with friends. For cocktails with a view, head to the relaxing rooftop bar and drink in the Greenville skyline. 

Style: Global flavors, extensive wine list, robust cocktail program

Address: 2 E Broad St., Greenville 

Phone: 864.514.2267

 

Ink N Ivy

What it's known for: Ink N Ivy is a restaurant for any occasion, but when it comes to cocktail hour, the rooftop is the place to be. Pair inventive creations like the Poison Ivy (Grey Goose, watermelon, basil, pink lemonade, ginger syrup, fresh basil) or Ivy Crush (fresh-squeezed lemon, Deep Eddy lemon vodka, ginger simple, lemon lime soda, mint, crushed ice) with delicious small dishes like shrimp tacos, spicy lamb meatballs, or something from the raw bar. 

Style: Casual, brunch, lunch, dinner, eclectic, rooftop bar, creative cocktails

Address: 21 E. Coffee St., Greenville

Phone: 864.438.4698

 

Nose Dive

What it's known for: Nose Dive features an elevated pub-style menu with Southern favorites like chicken and waffles, and a Sunday brunch grits bar. But the cocktail hour is ruled by a lineup of seasonal cocktails with inventive names like Ride Your Own Mule and Pink Cadillac. There's craft beer and a great wine selection, too. 

Style: Gastropub, lunch, dinner

Address: 116 S. Main St., Greenville

Phone Number: 864.373.7300

 

Exile

What it's known for: When owners Stephen Phillips and Nick McSherry opened Exile, a West End establishment in a former dental office, they were going for the laid-back vibe of a dive bar with the classy elements of a cocktail bar. Whether you're looking for cheap beer or a fancy beverage, you'll find it in this tucked-away, dimly lit, retro watering hole. 

Style: Cocktails

Address: 9 Anderson St., Greenville

Phone Number: 864.412.8140

 

Devyn Whitmire
Devyn spends her days creating content to build an online community of travelers. She is a firm believer there’s always something new to Discover in the Palmetto State.