North Charleston. 1262 Remount Road
Dashi expanded its patio in recent months, adding tables and bar seating to the side of the restaurant. Enjoy local brews, jumbo wings, cheesy burritos and more at this funky Asian and Latin fusion eatery.
Folly Beach. 106 E. Hudson Ave.
Order at the counter at Folly Beach’s Lowlife Bar and the staff will bring elevated bar bites like chipotle shrimp nachos or tuna poke right to your table. The breezy patio, just steps away from the main drag, has plenty of spaced seating and added safety measures.
Johns Island. 3328 Maybank Hwy.
The Johns Island Tattooed Moose location looks a little different post-pandemic with outdoor seating that spills into its front yard. Enjoy live music, local beers and duck fat fries in the sun or at one of several shaded tables.
Recovery Room Tavern
Downtown. 685 King St.
It’s all about patio PBRs at Recovery Room — the King Street watering hole has sold the most in the country for six straight years. The sunlit patio was packed to the gills prior to the pandemic, but you’ll now find spaced out tables and fans to keep you cool while you sip on Milwaukee’s best or another reasonably priced beverage.
Ghost Monkey Brewery
Mount Pleasant. 522 Wando Lane
Find brews and bites just off the Long Point Road exit in Mount Pleasant at Ghost Monkey Brewery. There’s plenty of room to stretch out on the expanded outdoor patio where food trucks like Bok Choy Boy, Blackout Burger and Tobo Sushi serve food. Beat the heat with Ghost Monkey’s “beer slushy,” which is made using a sour ale named Sparkles the Fluffy Unicorn.
Downtown. 587 King St.
Massive King Street bar Uptown Social purchased a plot of land next door post-coronavirus, dubbing the new patio “The Lot.” Enjoy pizza and drinks at night or stop by on the weekend to check out Bodega, the eatery’s new concept serving hearty New York-style breakfast sandwiches on house-made kaiser rolls.
House of Brews
West Ashley. 2376 Ashley River Road
Taking a cue from its original Mount Pleasant location, House of Brews has a wide-open yard full of Astroturf and comfy places to sit while you taste a few of the beers on offer. Check their Instagram for food truck schedules and the latest local beer inventory to pair for a solid fall afternoon.
Holy City Brewing
North Charleston. 1021 Aragon Ave.
It turns out that Holy City picked a good time to move to its new sprawling waterfront home in North Charleston. Just steps from the Park Circle area, Holy City’s big backyard backing up to Noisette Creek is perfect for quarantining yourself with an Overly Friendly IPA or Strawberry Beards Forever, a Berliner weisse. The combo of picnic table + umbrella + beer + plenty of space is hard to beat. So, it’s good that they have a good selection of tasty bar favorites from burgers to cheesesteaks. And of course, Sunday brunch.
The Royal American
Downtown. 970 Morrison Drive
In a city of piazzas, The Royal American has long had one of the best front porches in Charleston. Along with its newer back deck, the Morrison Drive dive is the perfect spot to camp out on a sunny afternoon. With cheap beer during happy hour, boozy punches all the time and a killer menu to boot, The Royal American should be on your list of outdoor watering holes.
North Charleston. 1033 E. Montague Ave.
Ship’s Wheel has continued pouring refreshing, original cider creations at their new Park Circle-area production facility. With ample outside table space for standing and sitting while enjoying the pop-up kitchen on site or enjoying the fall weather outside, the patio is an ideal space at the quiet end of East Montague Avenue. Grab their latest pours, rotating on draft, or if you lean beer, pick up a four pack of their Super Hop dry-hopped cider.