Charleston’s Best Wine Bars

Looking for a sophisticated night on the town in beautiful Charleston? Perhaps you hear a Bordeaux calling your name from a low-lit atmosphere where jazz lilts through the air.

No matter if you prefer a glass of red or white, these wine bars are sure to transport you into a mood of utter relaxation with their unforgettable wines:

  • Social Wine Bar: Since its opening in 2007, Social Wine Bar has received much acclaim, including four stars from the Post & Courier and “Best Wine Selection,” “Best Happy Hour,” and “Best Upscale Bar” by the City Paper. Social Wine Bar supports small, artisinal producers whose prime concern is making the best possible wines and who utilize sustainable methods. If you’re looking to experience a glass of an “old world” wine, rest assured, you’ve come to the right place!
  • Bin 152: Bin 152 is a wine bar, cheese bar, art gallery, and antiques market. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston in the French Quarter, this wine bar offers 30 different wines by the glass and over 100 wines by the bottle. They also offer 35 different cheeses and charcuterie all served a la carte with their freshly baked bread.
  • Cypress: Looking for a world-class meal to go with your wine? Cypress sources ingredients from the Lowcountry’s finest farmers and fishermen, and Chef Craig Deihl serves a dynamic seasonal menu featuring the regional fare. The menu is complemented by an expansive wine list featuring over 4,500 bottles from well known vineyards to small, private vineyards from around the world.
  • Gaslight Art and Wine: Gaslight Art and Wine is an upscale, unique bar situated between Historic Charleston and the Sanctuary Resort at Kiawah Island. The Gaslight is the perfect stop for any wine, art, and animal lover visiting the Charleston area. Once you walk into this elegantly casual bar, you’ll quickly feel the classic speakeasy vibe. Not only are the wine and atmosphere exceptional, but this bar is also pet-friendly. Bring your pampered pooch on by and enjoy a glass of Lost Dog Wines. A portion of the proceeds help many local pet rescue organizations.

Which of these fabulous Charleston wine bars are you most excited to visit this year?