ARCHETYPAL dive bars are known for their cheap drinks, laissez faire décor and delightfully surly bartenders. Those in the city of Charleston, South Carolina, established in 1670, are no different. But can the dives of bigger cities like New York boast ocean views and southern hospitality? I don’t think so.
Whispers of secret alleyways leading to bars from older friends led me to discover the dives of Charleston. It’s a broke college student’s paradise, as I learned firsthand in my four years there, but the city has more than just PBR Tall Boys: here are my 10 favorite dive bars.