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Social Restaurant + Wine Bar

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French Quarter
Pizza, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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188 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Cumberland & Queen)
843 577 5665
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Offering Charleston’s largest selection of wines by the glass, Social has...
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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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The service is excellent. The food is fresh. The Caesar Salad doesn't look like much but it is delicious with fried anchovies. The pizzas are great. We definitely could have shared!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Morgan B
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Dalzell, South Carolina, United States
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  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Dalzell, South Carolina, United States
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The service is excellent. The food is fresh. The Caesar Salad doesn't look like much but it is delicious with fried anchovies. The pizzas are great. We definitely could have shared!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I mean you can't go wrong with a wine flight!! Very yummy food. Great atmosphere. Great for dinner or just a drink.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We arrived around 8.30pm for dinner and were sat by the hostess, who also brought water. It was noisy and there seemed to be a lot of bachelorette parties. Our server delivered wine lists and menus and after we waited for 25 minutes, with no-one checking on us, we decided to leave! the wine list was less than mediocre and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I live near "Social" but my first visit was on Tuesday night to sample some bubbly with a specially organized tasting. I'm going back soon! The manager provided a written description of the three bubbly offerings which were paired with delicious appetizers. Only comment - one bottle needed to be chilled but we are melting in Charleston right now so... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

2 drinks and an appetizer for $9 before the tip during happy hour. Can't beat that deal. We visit Social every time we go to Charleston. We always sit in the bar. Great for people watching. The potato chips with blue cheese are wonderful

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was the first time, my wife and I ate Mussels. They were very good, and a great price during happy hour. we also had a small Margherita pizza, it was very tasty. The service could have been better. Over all, we would go back.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stopped in here for a before dinner drink. The service was not fantastic at first but the bartenders become more efficient and friendly as the bar picked up. They have a good selection of wines and beers at reasonable prices. The night we were there, there was a band from Charlotte playing and a local painter whose art was... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We went here during Social's happy hour, where they have there 3-4-5 menu. We had the blue cheese potatoe chips, I'm not a fan of blue cheese but they were yummy. We also had the margarita pizza, which was like a traditional italian pizza with the thin crust, a sandwich with Swiss and pork, and mussels. Everything was very good,... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nice location on East Bay St. Happy Hour menu is wonderful. All items are delicious and very wallet friendly. Wine selection is great and the beer is ice cold. Great stop in the late afternoon (4-7pm).

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Evans, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We met friends here for drinks, and it was nice to be able to try some wines that I was not familiar with in a flight format. The selection seemed to be heavy on French and Italian wines with some California selections. Cocktails are also available. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable, and it seemed to be a popular spot... More 

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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: Pizza, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 188 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
    (Cumberland & Queen)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 843 577 5665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business

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.
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

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