10 Things To Do At Night In Charleston, South Carolina - Updated 2024

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One of the most exciting things while traveling, is definitely that you get to know different cultures and people. And what’s better to understand a country’s culture, than embracing its nightlife! Speaking of, Charleston in South Carolina is boasting of its vibrant nightlife. The city offers an extensive variety, including rooftop bars with laid-back mood, electric dance clubs for the party animals, casual as well as fine dining options, shows, and the list goes on! If that sounds like you, but you don’t know from where to start, then worry no more! We made up a fun, entertaining list with things to do at night in Charleston, South Carolina. All you need to do is to carry your good mood with you. Oh! And to scroll your page!

1. Dark side of Charleston walking tour (from USD 39.0)

Dark side of Charleston walking tour is perfect for those wanting to do something more than the ordinary night stroll. This is an uncensored tour through the scandalous, narrow paths of the Holy City. Get ready to learn about notorious brothels, stories of infamous criminals, and other dark secrets of the dark nights in Charleston. A mysterious tour of 90 minutes, for mature audiences only. Sounds exciting? It is!

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Dark Side of Charleston Guided Night-Time Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

183 reviews

2. Catch a movie at The Terrace Theatre

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Posted by Terrace Theater on Thursday, 3 November 2016

This is not your average cinema experience. In fact, the Terrace Theatre has been named as the best movie theater for seven years in a row, from the annual Charleston City Paper Awards. You get to watch the movie of your choice while sipping on beers and wines from all around the world. Additionally, they run different movie festivals, like the Rocky Horror Picture Show every first Friday of the month.

The Terrace Theatre

Address: 1956D Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC

Website: The Terrace Theatre

Opening hours: 12 pm-12 am

Price: Any show before 3 pm: 8 USD, after 3 pm: 11 USD, seniors (65+), military, & students (with valid ID): 8 USD

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3. Shem Creek Bar Tour

Who’s up for a fun two-hour bar tour with refreshing Southern cocktails and local draft beers? Shem Creek Bar Tour will take you around to the best bars in the area, and along with your drinks, you’ll also learn interesting facts about the history of Shem Creek. Drink your way around, meet new people, and indulge in Charleston’s laid-back attitude.

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Shem Creek Walking Bar Tour- Small Group

Duration: 2 hours

58 reviews

4. Enjoy waterfront dining at Bohicket Marina Village

Posted by Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar on Thursday, 29 November 2018

Heading to Bohicket Marina Village? Get ready for some really beautiful ocean views, and all these while devouring the delicious recipes of Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar. Put your casual attire on, choose your outdoor seating so you can enjoy both the ocean view and breeze, and order the exquisite crispy steak calamari with apricot glaze, and red pepper remoulade.

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

Address: 186 Concord St., Charleston, SC

Website: Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

Opening hours: Daily 11 am-3:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm

Price: 11 - 30 USD

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5. Play a bowling game at Ashley Lanes Tavern

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Posted by Ashley Lanes Tavern on Thursday, 20 April 2017

Next in the list with things to do at night in Charleston, South Carolina, is Ashley Lanes Tavern. Here you’ll not hit strike only with the bowling ball, but with your palate as well. People list their burgers among the top five in Charleston, while they serve various snacks and different beers to choose from. And if you ask, they’re all finger-licking!

Ashley Lanes Tavern

Address: 1568 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC

Website: Ashley Lanes Tavern

Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 am-11 pm, Friday, 12 pm-1 am, Saturday, 9 am-1 am

Price: 3 - 20 USD

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6. Unwind at Hampton Park


If you enjoy night strolls but crowded bars are not really your thing, then you can enjoy all the peace that you want in Hampton Park. Immerse yourself in the calmness of the scenery, relax, unwind, and breath the fresh air.

Hampton Park

Address: 30 Mary Murray Dr, Charleston, SC

Website: Hampton Park

Opening hours: 24 hours

Price: Free

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7. Sip and savor Charleston’s craft beer at Revelry Brewing Co

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Pay a visit at Revelry Brewing Co, for a sip, shop, and savor the experience. Choose from their extensive selection of local craft beer, like Poke the Bear, or Lazy Lover, while devouring delicious Asian inspired dishes like crab wontons, edamame, and beef tataki. Don’t leave without buying one of the available t-shirts with different cool stamps, including the beer logos.

Revelry Brewing Co

Address: 10 Conroy Street, Charleston, SC

Website: Revelry Brewing Co

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday, 4 pm–10 pm, Friday, 12 pm–12 am, Saturday, 12 pm–12 am, Sunday, 12 pm-10 pm

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8. Watch a baseball game at Charleston River Dogs

Posted by Charleston RiverDogs on Friday, 18 January 2019

Charleston River Dogs is a professional minor baseball team in Charleston, offering good old-fashioned baseball entertainment in a fun, lively environment, suitable for families or groups of friends.

Charleston River Dogs

Address: 360 Fishburne St., Charleston, SC

Website: Charleston River Dogs

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm

Price: General admission: 8 - 9 USD, tickets: 10 - 21 USD

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9. Watch the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island

What is a peacock most thankful for on Thanksgiving? He's grateful that he's not a turkey. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted by Holiday Festival of Lights on Thursday, 26 November 2015

Looking for the best things to do at night in Charleston South Carolina, you should definitely pay a visit to the Holiday Festival of Lights, from November through January, every year. It’s listed as one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, and it features more than 700-holiday exhibits, all surrounded by two million lights.

Holiday Festival of Lights

Address: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC

Website: Holiday Festival of Lights

Opening hours: November-January: Sunday-Thursday, 5:30 pm- 10 pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:30 pm-11 pm

Price: 15 - 150 USD

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10. Explore the Art galleries at the Art Walk


Every first day of the month, more than 30 art galleries participate in the Art Walk of The Charleston Gallery Association, showcasing the work of regional and national artists, as well as local talents. Expect original painting of different styles, photography exhibitions, handmade jewelry, and sculptures.

The Charleston Gallery Association

Website: The Charleston Gallery Association

Opening hours: First day of the month, 5 pm-8 pm

Price: Free

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See you in Charleston!

As you can see there are plenty of fun, and interesting things to do at night in Charleston in South Carolina. Enjoy your vacation by drinking the night away, visit movie theaters and exhibitions, and many, many more! What’s your pick?

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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