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Social Restaurant + Wine Bar

188 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401 (French Quarter)
843 577 5665
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Ranked #206 of 763 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Tapas
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cumberland & Queen
Description: Offering Charleston’s largest selection of wines by the glass, Social has become the preeminent wine bar of Charleston. Social is housed in a nineteenth century warehouse and features a stunning four-thousand bottle display cellar. Complementing its extensive wine selection, Social serves modern American cuisine.
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English first
Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I dined here with family members and everyone left impressed. Food and service was excellent. We enjoyed the great wine selection!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this place whilst looking for somewhere to eat, as most were not seating guests after ten. The lively bar gave the dining room a great atmosphere. The interior design was really nice, and I loved the 'open kitchen' feel with the big window allowing you to see your food being prepared by the chefs. The menu offered... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Early night, late night, and even for small plates I hear of Social a lot. I also hang there quite a bit and have gotten to know them. Great place and great people working there. Just another place that makes Charleston feel like home.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were 4 for dinner. The crowd is young and the noise is not so loud as to inhibit conversation. The wine list is large as is the bar offerings. Wine pairing is offered for most food. Our food included Mepkin Abbey mushrooms. [slightly salty] Veal paillard, flat iron steak and a margarita pizza .Dessert included double chocolate cake and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This review is specifically directed towards Corey, the bartender with the long hair. As someone who frequently comes into Social and brings new people there, I was completely embarrassed and at a loss for words at what you did tonight. Walking over to our table after we had closed out, with receipts in hand, demanding to know what was wrong... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place has a unique concept and a huge wine selection. However, the service is terrible. My husband and I went here one night for drinks. Shortly after happy hour, business began to pick up. Understandably, the bartenders were not able to give us as much attention due to the amount of people in there. However both bartenders seemed drunk... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Staff was a little 'snooty". A bunch of young ladies who thought they were just a little to cool for you. Food was okay. Interesting and tasty selection of house wines. I would go back if it was the most convenient place. Otherwise, Meh.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have been sampling Charleston Restaurants all week and have been generally quite satisfied. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for tonight's experience. While the concept and wines are quite trendy, as a restaurant, it was a great disappointment. When we arrived, we were quickly seated and the waitress, in a pattern that was to continue all night, was immediately... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Took my girl out for what I thought would be a nice Christmas dinner,reservations. Made for 9 15 pm,was told to have a seat at the bar,I watched people that had later reservations be seated before me,when we did finally. Get seated it took the waitress 25 mins to come back with our drinks,I got up and asked, and the... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Fantastic Happy Hour Menu and drink prices. Around the corner from the Hotel Vendue! Fantastic service from the staff.

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Additional Information about Social Restaurant + Wine Bar

Address: 188 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843 577 5665
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
Cuisine: Tapas

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