The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of boring, inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of casual bar fare and drinks at The Reel Bar, located at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina in Mount Pleasant.
A scrumptious menu of gut-warming grub greets guests at The Reel Bar, a food-crafting haven that harbors the harbor’s tourists and local sailboaters alike. Gulp a cup of New England clam chowder ($4) while lingering like a widowed sea nymph on the Sunset Terrace, which offers scenic views of the marina. Or, cuddle up in a comfortable armchair next to displays of antique tackle gear, sip a beer ($3.50–$4.50), and fill up your grumbly twin tummies with sandwiches, salads, and pizzas ($7–$13). Nautical-themed signature cocktails ($7–$11) are also available at the bar, which is constructed from shipwreck-salvaged teak.
- The Reel Bar offers a pretty swell setup for sunsets, or a relaxing time regardless, particularly when a steady breeze passes among the palmettos and sago palms. – Rob Young, Post and Courier
Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
It's no wonder that Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina hosts so many happenings. No matter the occasion, its four dining options, from the sprawling Charleston Harbor Fish House to the Reel Bar, which is outfitted in antique tackle and captains' chairs from an actual sunken ship, give guests plenty to nosh on. The resort is also home to a private beach, pool, and myriad special events, making it a superb getaway while still offering stunning waterfront views of bustling downtown Charleston.