Best of Charleston 2021 Winners



AC’s delivers with cheap beer, late-night food, great bouncers and dancing on tables

Elise DeVoe

Best College Bar, Best BouncersAC’s Bar & Grill  AC’s Bar & Grill is the place to go for cheap beer, heavy pours and dancing on tables — aka a college student’s paradise. The students come for the drinks, but they stay for the late night food. AC’s has all the late night munchies from chicken […]


Review: Piccolo exhibition seeks an anchor in post-pandemic storm

Charleston’s City Gallery opened “Visual Vigil” by artist Susan Perkins last March, an exhibit that aimed to “represent the lives lost and communities affected by mass violence from 1903 through present day.” The show, scheduled to run through May 3, 2020, had been open for less than a week when the COVID-19 pandemic forced City […]

Top 5 soul food restaurants in Charleston

The South is the birthplace of soul food, which is why Charleston is home to some of the best restaurants to enjoy the traditional cooking. These top five soul food restaurants in Charleston serve up classic Southern dishes from fried chicken and okra soup to pork chops and red rice. And if there’s one thing […]

Review: Ocasio brings life to her poetry at Sundown reading

I had no idea what to expect when going in to see Grace C. Ocasio perform her poetry. I honestly didn’t know a lot about poetry to begin with.  In my experience, poetry was something that you learned about in school. It was used as a learning tool by English teachers, something we meticulously interpreted […]

Floodwaters persist downtown after weekend rain, high tide

Several downtown roads were closed after Saturday’s rain continued into Sunday, flooding areas of the peninsula. And as high tide rolled in Sunday at 10:45 a.m., floodwaters had nowhere else to go, even after the rain had stopped. The peninsula received more than 5 inches of rain over the weekend, according to the National Weather […]