What it’s known for: Stop by Dark Corner Distillery for a whiskey tasting that’s sure to be informative and delicious. They specialize in distilling the best liquors - in small batches. The bartenders here are passionate about their spirits and accommodating to all, so bring a group of friends by to sample a flight or try one of their original, specialty cocktails.
Style: Craft Micro - Distillery
Address: 14 S. Main St., Greenville
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
Address: 207 S. Main St.
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.
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.
Style: Bar, lunch, dinner
Address: 23 W. Washington St., Greenville
What it's known for: Aiming to be the only true Irish pub in the area, when you walk in to The Playwright in downtown Greenville, everything you’ll see or touch was handcrafted in Ireland. A one-of-a-kind place to unwind after work with friends, you’ll have the choice of up to 36 different beers on draft, plus a great selection of spirits and wines.
Style: Irish pub, casual, brunch, lunch, dinner
Address: 401 River St., Greenville
What it's known for: To accompany your exquisite farm-to-table meal, American Grocery has a custom wine room with more than 100 artisan boutique wines from all over the world. The bartenders also offer an excellent selection of specialty cocktails and seasonal craft beer on draft.
Style: Farm-to-table, dinner, fine dining
Address: 732 S. Main St., Greenville
What it's known for: Stellar uses local fruits and vegetables to brighten all of their handcrafted dishes. But where most restaurants offer drinks as an aside to compliment the meal, Stellar works the other way around. Their fine wines, specialty martinis, fine scotches and bourbons are the stars of the menu.
Style: Farm-to-table, dinner, fine dining, Wine Bar
Address: 20 N. Main St., Greenville
What it's known for: Well, bacon. Made on the premises. But to elevate the experience, they have a good selection of craft beers on tap, specialty cocktails and a reserve wine collection, so you’ve got plenty to pair with your meal, or just to enjoy at cocktail hour.
Style: Southern, farm-to-table, lunch, dinner, craft beer
Address: 3620 Pelham Road, Greenville
What it's known for: Ink N Ivy is a restaurant for any occasion, but when it comes to cocktails, you won’t want to miss its brunch selection. Whether you love Bloody Marys or are more a mimosa person, they’ve got you covered in several ways. They also have fun dessert cocktails like a Butterscotch White Russian – yes please!
Style: Casual, brunch, lunch, dinner, eclectic
Address: 21 E. Coffee St., Greenville
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, their favorite menu items are the craft beer and cocktails, and a great wine selection. If you do come for brunch, don't leave without trying one of their classic Bloody Marys.
Style: Gastropub, lunch, dinner
Address: 116 S. Main St., Greenville
Phone Number: 864.373.7300
What it's known for: Dive 'N' Boar provides local music and weekly events to bring friends and family together over good food and even better drinks. With 25 rotating taps of some of the best local craft beers, plus an extensive selection of tequila, bourbon and bizarre-but-delicious specialty cocktails, there’s always a reason to stop in.
Style: Gastro Pub, dinner, modern, urban
Address: 2541 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville