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Social Restaurant + Wine Bar

188 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
843 577 5665
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Ranked #129 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $6 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
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
Fort Worth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went for a romantic dinner with the husband and although food and wine were pretty good, it was not the venue for what we had in mind. The bar kept increasing in volume, so we ate and found someplace for coffee and dessert we could talk at a normal volume. We're just "too old" for that scene anymore I guess!... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you're looking for a low key appetizer and drink, Social is a good place to go. Many of their wines are on a tap, and their happy hour specials are good too. We went on a weekday, and they had $ 4 wine specials from 4-7 along with appetizer specials. We had the mussels, and they were very good.... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A group of four of us ate here on a Thursday evening around 8:30pm. We were led right to a table where we perused a fantastic menu and wine list. For the wine-lovers, Social offers wine flights - you can select a flight of three wines for a little more than the cost of one full glass! Three of us... More

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Coppell, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Great wine list and atmosphere. The food is different and very fresh. Had wood fire thin crust pizza - what a treat - different than most.

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Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ended here late night, and they were still serving food. It was nice to find a place that served later in the evening and the food was good. We shared a scallop dish and a pizza. Pizza was a really thin crust and tasty.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It has nice well balanced wine menu and good paired flights. Food menu is too extensive but has pretty good and diverse choices. We did bunch of appetizers in order to taste as much as possible and non was a disappointment.

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Freeport, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Not open for lunch but they are open late. There is a wine there for every palate. You can have cocktails or beer to. Nice bar snack menu. The home made potato chips with melted were a hit.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Enjoyed dinner tonight at Social - went there on a Monday for my birthday. The home made chips were excellent and the wine flights were spot on. Only complaint was that I thought the fish (Black Drum tonight) was a bit overcooked, but not enough to send back. Service was very good. Looked like a local crowd on a Monday... More

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Delray Beach
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Hands down this was the best suggestion from a local during a 2 night stay in Charleston, SC! If you're able to, pound some cheap drinks and nosh on decently sized bites (max $5) during happy hour! I recommend the Chips w/ blue cheese fondue! Chips seem to be a specialty in Charleston, hand cut & fresh fried! Service here... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

the happy hour was wonderful. we had 2 glasses of champagne and the shrimp spring rolls appetizer for $10 TOTAL ! The champagne was good quality and a full pour at $3 per glass. the spring rolls were hot, crispy and full of shrimp and julienned veggies with a sweet/sour type dipping sauce at half off for happy hour ($4... More

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