Sure, the Cooper River Bridge Run is an athletic event. Running six and a bit miles is tough, but it’s Charleston and this town never misses a chance to party. So whether you’re running the Ravenel or just cheering on the athletically-minded participants, here’s a run-down of where to party, from pre- to post-race.
Vickery’s kicks off their Bridge Run drink specials on Friday night — a $1.50 domestic bottle will totally make you run faster.
Stop by O’Malleys to carb up on the $10 pasta special — pasta and your choice of sauce (vodka, alfredo, or pesto) with the option of adding chicken or bread.
After 17 years, Blind Tiger's "I Slept Through the Bridge Run" party is a tradition in itself. And even if you have the best intentions to get up and run that 10K — hell, even if you don't — their menu of pickled eggs and pigs feet, corn dogs, and pork rinds with pimento cheese and drink specials like $3 shots, $2.50 suds, and $10 mimosa carafes will make sure you had enough of a blast that you feel just fine missing your race time.
During the Race
The Shelter in Mt. P will be opening its doors early at 7 a.m. for brunch and drinks.
Red’s Ice House at Shem Creek will have the view and the drinks with mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar.
O’Malley’s opens at 9 a.m. with Bloody Mary and mimosa specials, and the full menu will be available starting at 10 a.m.
Republic Reign is throwing a day party starting at 10 a.m. DJ Johnny Boy will be providing the tunes. Drink specials will include $6 frozen cocktails and $5 mimosas. Also, dig into some healthy post-run brunch options like fruit parfaits.
O-Ku is satisfying the sushi cravings by opening at 10 a.m. for lunch with $10 bento boxes and $6 sake bombs.
For all you who were hoping for a beefy recovery meal, Halls Chophouse opens its bar at 8 a.m. and kitchen at 10 a.m. with burgers, ribs, and prime rib sandwiches.
Joe Pasta is opening at 9 a.m. on race day for its annual Pajama Brunch. Sip on $3 mimosas of Bloodys as you cheer on the runners
Boone’s Bar has $3 Michelobs and Bloody Marys.
Mellow Mushroom is rising and shining with you at 8 a.m. to serve $4 mimosas and Bloody Marys. The food menu is fair game at 9 a.m.
Mad River is opening up early this Saturday at 9 a.m. Wet your parched whistle on drink specials including $3 Buds and Michelob Ultras. Jam with live music from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Plus, the first 100 people in the door get a free T-shirt.
Fleet Landing opens up at 9:30 a.m. for some waterfront Bridge Run drinking and eating.
Hit up Pearlz Downtown, starting at 9:30 a.m. They’ll be serving special $13 lunch plates with your choice of fish and a side dish.
The Rooftop Bar at Vendue reopens just in time for the Bridge Run. Party on the roof and see how far you ran — and just how well-deserved that brewksi is.
Finishing the run will be the accomplishment that keeps on giving, get your runner’s bib stamped at The Alley for a free Bloody Mary.
It’s a certified race day fest at Bay Street Biergarten. They’ll be opening up at 9 a.m. with tents, live music, and grilling outside. The outdoor party will be equipped with a beer truck and photo booth. And it wouldn’t be a day party without $3 mimosas, $4 Shock Tops and Michelobs, and a $6 Bloody Mary bar.
Molly Darcy’s has an Irish breakfast starting at 7 a.m and a lineup of four bands beginning to play at 10:30 a.m. Let their free chiropractic massages rub some knots out while simultaneously enjoying glasses of sangria, mimosa, or Bloody Mary for $4 a pop. And if you want more than a glass, they’ll have $12.95 mimosa pitchers.
Vickery’s helps you recover with a post-race brunch with lots o’ Bloody Marys on Sunday.