Comfort Inn Downtown Charleston
144 Bee St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 577-2224
Fax: (843) 577-9001
Bars & Cafes
The Charleston Marriott's in-house restaurant, Saffire is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is constantly evolving, featuring American fusion cuisine made from the freshest produce of the season. The breakfast buffet is particularly popular, and features delicious waffles, omelets and fresh fruit. The portions are great, and are complemented perfectly by the many wines on offer. The dress code is casual, so you can go and enjoy a delicious meal without the fuss of getting dressed up.
Lana Restaurant & Bar's philosophy is to offer its patrons 'Mediterranean Fare and Southern Fare', and it really does live up to it. Owner and chef John Ondo presents a menu filled with his interpretations of dishes from the areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, made with local Southern produce. The lunch and dinner menus feature items like smoked turkey panini, lamb kefta and various kinds of pasta. The tapas menu, which you can enjoy between 5p and 7p, Monday through Friday, features roasted shrimp, goat cheese, pommes frites and more.
Primarily a sandwich and soup place, Five Loaves trained its focus to become a gourmet joint, offering salads, pasta, fish and meat preparations, etc. The cafe makes its own mozzarella, ketchup, and mayonnaise and stresses on fresh ingredients in every preparation. A limited but excellent winelist and beer selection, generous portions and mix and match lunches are what you can expect here.
Elliotborough Mini Bar is an eclectic and cozy little space. They have an amazing selection of beer and wine to sip while you relax in the homey little space. The exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, art on the walls, and small couch seating give this place a laid-back, worn-in feel. Plus, there's a small stage area, where live music is played most days of the week.
The Belmont Lounge is bringing upscale cocktails to Charleston. With a number of artisan cocktails handmade with high-quality spirits, there's sure to be something to suit every palate. Try the Mint Gimlet, a refreshing cocktail made with fresh lime, mint, sugar and gin. If you get hungry, then you can order a tray of cured meats and cheeses, sourced from a variety of quality providers. If you have a sweet tooth, you can try the homemade pop tarts, made with cherry or Nutella.
Located in the old Seaman's Church with beautiful stained glass windows across from Old City Market, this high-energy pub with an eclectic American menu features 13 flat screen TVs and four projection screens for avid sports fans. Open for lunch, dinner and late night snacking, popular items include the half-pound burger, sandwiches, wraps and soups. A few house favorites are the Crab Cake Imperial, Calypso Mako Shark and Blackened Chicken Pasta. The restaurant also offers private party packages with a variety of menus. Popular with the locals is the jazz brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10a to 2p.
The Cocktail Club is a small cocktail bar with a old-school, speakeasy feel; leather seats and a wrap around bar with a ladder for the bartender to reach the high up spirits. Their menu offers a variety of innovative artisan cocktails using house-made infusions and farm-fresh juices. The selection of spirits available is out of this world, with many small batch producers and rare vintages available. Plus there's a small menu of bar bites to give you something to munch on as you sip your drink.
The Rarebit is a swank new entry into King Street's assortment of nightlife, providing a retro bar space and a small but tasty menu of Southern-tinged plates. Classic cocktails are the main milieu of Rarebit, hand-muddling and juicing each morning in order to create fantastic iterations of Manhattans, Sazeracs, Side Cars and more. While the cocktails are the primary focus, the selection of tasty American standards is sure to please anybody in need of a quick bite or a more substantial meal, like the pecan crusted catfish or the country fried steak. A hip location in a bustling nightlife area, The Rarebit is certainly worth a stop for late night Charleston revelers.
The Republic Garden & Lounge is a great place to stop in for a bite to eat or settle in for a fun night. Their bartenders really know their stuff, so you can order a cocktail and be sure that it will be amazing. There's also a fantastic menu of small plate dishes, like chicken wings or pork belly corn dogs, to satisfy your hunger. Live music or DJs are there almost every night to give you something to dance to. And if you're in the mood to go all out, VIP bottle service is available.
Relaxed and easygoing—that's how this bar can be described. Named after its previous owners, it is a busy, noisy, smoker's joint that's open till the wee hours. Even given its rebellious ambiance, the interiors can be a shock—a picture of Pope John Paul II adorns the walls! Through wisps of swirling smoke, you will spot an old school Frogger arcade game that is quite addictive, if you can get away from the regulars' banter and rugged stories. Sip the USD2 beer and munch on deep fried snacks. The bartenders are said to be the best in town. Quite a spot for an ol' sailor, or a band of buddies!
Beer and sports lovers will find this hidden gem on Upper King Street heavenly. Every night of the week offers a special, like half-priced burgers or live entertainment by local bands. Numerous flat-screen televisions on the walls and billiard tables add to the entertainment options. With an extensive beer list and a variety of menu items including quesadillas and chicken wings, Charleston Beer Works is a hideaway where locals and visitors come to socialize, enjoy the casual ambiance and watch NFL and college games. -Natasha Lawrence
When Fish opened its doors to the city in 2000, it was voted as one of the best new restaurants in town. Years later, it still sets the standard with its fresh seafood and laid-back atmosphere. The menu with its myriad of innovative dishes including seasonal fish. Many dishes include Asian and French influences. There is also a bar that serves delicious cocktails.