The Pour House
1977 Maybank Hwy. (843) 571-4343
The Pour House opened its outside patio last spring to critical acclaim. Everything was perfect and the buzz was big. Big enough that a few missed steps in the permit process got back to the city, and the whole thing was shut down. For most of the last year, patrons have stared across the boarded-up expanse, hoping for the day when they could again gather at the bench built around the old oak tree. Fortunately, intrepid builder Ron St. Clair has gone even bigger and better, expanding the bathrooms, covering the bar and much of the deck, and constructing an outdoor stage that will soon host happy-hour acoustic gigs in the evenings. We're glad they persevered and excited for what's to come at Charleston's most ambitious and proactive musical venue.