Nightlife in Downtown


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  • Fig
    At Fig, you can indulge in the latest Mediterranean trends. If you re sick of counting calories, the absence of low-fat food on Fig s menu is sure to appease your taste buds for a day. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. No need to put on airs for a trip to Fig — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Fig offers catering. Diners at Fig will love the simple and nearby street parking options. Fig offers various parking options, including bike parking. A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
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    232 Meeting St
    Charleston, SC US
  • O'Hara & Flynn
    The team at O'Hara & Flynn are master librarians. They've filled the shelves of their storefront with hundreds of hand-selected works from across the world, from Paris to Rome to Berlin. But the tales here aren't told through rising actions and denouements. They're expressed through the notes of a carefully curated wine selection, which encompasses some 30 options by the glass and 700 by the bottle.? The curators focus on artisanal?producers such as Giuseppe Quintarelli. For an insight into their selection process, simply head to the the dark wood tasting bar at the center of the shop. Here, patrons can sample wines alongside Mediterranean foods?maybe the locally-made ravioli of the week, a shareable plate of smoked duck breast charcuterie, or a hoardable plate of five-year aged gouda.
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    225 Meeting St.
    Charleston, SC US
  • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
    The Charleston City Paper featured the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, and more than 2,000 Facebookers are fans.
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    211 Meeting St
    Charleston, SC US
  • Charleston Gaslight Art & Wine Gallery
    The grape gurus at Gas Light Art and Wine Gallery pour glasses of flavorful ambrosias in a gallery adorned with several pieces of art showcasing humankind’s furry four-legged best friends. For the flight of Lost Dog wine, guests can treat their taste buds to a sampling of four classic varietals—chardonnay, white zinfandel, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon. After each glass has been lapped up, crack open a full bottle of your choice of Lost Dog wine, each one graced with an oil painting of a canine that barks with every uncorking (a $19.95 value).
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    211 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC US
  • Threshold Repertory Theatre
    "Threshold creates huge musicals in a little theater," read the headline of a recent Charleston City Paper profile of Threshold Repertory Theatre. Audiences will recognize many of the works the company performs from Broadway and beyond, but in its 100-seat black-box theater, even the splashiest showpieces take on new intimacy. ?What happens in this space is that the audience seriously begins to blend with the story," previous artistic director Pamela Nichols Galle told the City Paper. Threshold gives patrons direct access to the brains and talents of directors, playwrights, and actors. Before or after a show, guests can get into the theatrical spirit by enjoying beer, wine and snacks from the box office's concession stand.
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    84 Society Street
    Charleston, SC US
  • College of Charleston Sailing Association
    Five-footed lines of iambic pentameter sweep audiences away to Cleopatra’s Egyptian court, where a tragedy of love and lust decides the fates of Rome and Egypt. Actors from the College of Charleston Theatre Department weave threads of passion, power, and lamb's wool into their depictions of handsome Roman general Mark Antony and the beautiful Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. Having neglected his soldierly duties to conduct an affair with Cleopatra, Antony faces the scorn of his triumvir Octavius Caesar and the increasing threat of a rebellion back home. The fates of two empires rest in the balance of his torn convictions, as his indecision sends Cleopatra into a jealous rage and Caesar into a frenzy of salad making. Shakespeare’s linguistic swordsmanship sharpens the poignancy of the play’s five acts, which slither along to a deadly conclusion.
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    26 George St
    Charleston, SC US