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Big John's - CLOSED

251 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2631
+1 843-723-3483
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Big Johns is Great

We came across this bar about 10 years ago while visiting Charleston. Our tour guide recommended... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2015
Beth G
,
Avon Lake
Escape the Tourist Scene and hit a nice dive bar!

I went here with my spouse for a few hours awaiting for another family member to finish seeing some... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2014
Anthony P
,
Charleston, South Carolina
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17 Jan 2015
“Big Johns is Great”
12 Dec 2014
“Escape the Tourist Scene and hit a nice dive bar!”
LOCATION
251 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2631
CONTACT
+1 843-723-3483
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Reviewed 17 January 2015

We came across this bar about 10 years ago while visiting Charleston. Our tour guide recommended it as an off the tourist path place to have a beer. We go back every year. The staff is always friendly and the decor is constantly changing and...More

1  Thank Beth G
Reviewed 13 December 2014

I went here with my spouse for a few hours awaiting for another family member to finish seeing some show downtown. I had seen this place before, but hadn't been in for whatever reason. Clearly, I had missed an experience to be sure., Big Johns...More

2  Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Johnny Cash blasting on the speakers, cold beer, friendly staff and pool tables...what more do you need?

1  Thank ltinpa
Reviewed 14 February 2014

We loved this old tavern, located right down the street from our B&B in Charleston. The place was long a narrow with a great old bar, one row of booths, a separate pool room, excellent drinks & service, and a plethora of entertaining bumper stickers,...More

Thank cliffysmom
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Our son was very patient all week with the fussy restaurants and bars we were visiting and we wanted to take him to play pool - something he loves - so after a few clicks on the i-phone we stopped in at Big John's where...More

2  Thank Jerseygirl1915
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Looks scary from the outside, but once you open the door to this little hole in the wall you will feel welcomed. The decor is interesting, a collection of bras hanging from the ceiling and a Christmas tree made out of Grand Marnier in the...More

Thank Golfing F
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Visited Big John’s recently. This is a dive bar in downtown Chucktown. There are no dives in downtown Charleston, so Big John’s is somewhat of a curiosity. To me, and I’m sure many others, this is not just a dive bar. Back in the day,...More

Thank aperitif69
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Big johns has a legendary local following. Add 4 buck or less appetizers and other food blocks away from the same stuff for 18 dollars you will see why its so beloved by locals. I come at least once everytime I am in town. 1...More

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