There's always something shakin' in Charleston, be it a RiverDogs ball game, a highly anticipated concert at a local music venue, improv comedy at Theatre 99 or a new play at the historic Dock Street Theatre. You may even stumble on live jazz, a fun game night or a haunting in progress – Charleston is apparently teeming with ghosts.

Best Lists


  • Theatre 99 Gives Whose Line Is It Anyway? a run for its money.
  • Joseph P Riley Jr Park Catch the home team RiverDogs at 'the Joe,' and order some boiled peanuts while you're at it.
  • Dock Street Theatre Gorgeous historic theater and home to the Charleston Stage Company
  • Charleston Music Hall There isn't a bad seat in the house at this lovely live-music and theater venue.

Live Jazz

  • Charleston Grill Feast on some very fancy food with smooth, live jazz in the background.
  • Prohibition A Jazz Age gastropub with the live tunes (and swing dancing) to match.
  • Charleston Music Hall The acoustics are tops here, and jazz is often on the roster.

Local Bands

  • Pour House Intimate, high-energy venue on James Island, with a great back patio.
  • Music Farm Popular downtown concert venue, with local and national acts from every imaginable genre.
  • Windjammer Chill spot on the Isle of Palms for jamming out to some local folks on acoustic guitar.

Game Nights

  • Recovery Room This working-class joint offers pinball, foosball, pool, boccie tournaments and trivia nights.
  • Alley Take your pick of bowling, skee-ball, pop-a-shot or table hockey.
  • HōM Ping-Pong and burger joint open till late. Score.

Ghost Experiences

  • Old South Carriage Co Offers a haunted carriage ride after dark.
  • Bulldog Tours Has a spooky night tour that stops at the Old City Jail, Provost Dungeon and the city's oldest graveyard.
  • Blind Tiger Angry spirits reportedly hang out at this former Prohibition-era speakeasy. And not the kind people drink.
  • Dock Street Theatre There have been regular sightings of ghosts in the rafters here, though some believe they're failed actors.
  • Poogan's Porch Ghost Dog is more than a Jim Jarmusch film; this place is said to be haunted by the dog it's named after.