Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

5pm in Charleston


By Chef Joe DiMaio


My favorite time of day in Charleston is around 5 o'clock during the fall season. My girlfriend and I like to hop around when we go out and get the most out of our night. We like to try as many new things as we can.

The Charleston Beer Exchange | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

The Charleston Beer Exchange | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

We stop at goat.sheep.cow on Church Street, talk to Patty and Trudy for a quick minute and pick up a new triple creme cheese and a baguette. Then we head down to The Charleston Beer Exchange on Exchange Street and pick out a new beer we've never tried.

Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Waterfront Park is just a block away and if you are brave enough you can drink your beer and eat your cheese while watching the boats come and go. 

Next stop would have to be Cypress on East Bay Street for Monday Burger Night, one of the best deals in town, you get an ever-changing burger for just five dollars. 

Cocktails and ham at The Bar at Husk | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Cocktails and ham at The Bar at Husk | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Last stop would have to be The Bar at Husk for bourbon and maybe an appetizer, if we're still hungry. It is one of the only places in town that mixes tourists and industry who's who all in one and is just an all around great bar to relax and really feel like you’re in Charleston.

GOAT.SHEEP.COW -  106 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | T: 843.480.2526 |  goatsheepcow.com  

CHARLESTON BEER EXCHANGE 14 Exchange Street, Charleston, SC 29401| T: 843.577.5446 | www.charlestonbeerexchange.com

CYPRESS -  167 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | T: 843.727.0111 |  www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com

THE BAR AT HUSK | 76 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | T: 843.577.2500 | www.huskrestaurant.com


Chef Joe DiMaio

Joe DiMaio is the executive chef of the Stars Rooftop and Grill Room in Charleston, SC. The restaurant is housed in a renovated historic Arts and Crafts building and is named for the view from the restaurant’s rooftop. Chef Joe DiMaio’s regional menu is inspired by relationships with farmers, fishermen, and other purveyors throughout the Lowcountry, Upcountry, and Appalachian Mountains of the Carolinas.

495 King Street, Charleston, SC, 29403 | T: 843.577.0100 | starsrestaurant.com


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