Charleston Is Now Home to One of America’s Best Beach Venues


Southern Living has just ranked one of Charleston’s most popular music venues among the top in the nation.

In their latest edition, the magazine unveiled their list of the top 18 beach bars in the region, with Charleston’s Windjammer coming it at #3 overall – a beach bar so popular that the Red Not Chili Peppers will be performing there this weekend.

In describing the stage and vibe, Southern Living said, “The vibes are always high at The Windjammer, which fancies itself “Charleston’s premier beach club”. Located at Front Beach on Isle of Palms, this place has been rocking and rolling with live music drawing big crowds since 1972. With a large stage set up just beyond the dunes, there’s not a more stunning setting for a concert. There’s also no better place to stop for a drink on a deck.”

The Top 18 Beach Bars in the South:

  1. Flora-Bama | Perdido Key, Florida
  2. Aruba Beach Café | Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida
  3. The Windjammer | Isle of Palms, South Carolina
  4. Square Grouper | Jupiter, Florida
  5. Clayton’s Beach Bar | South Padre Island, Texas
  6. The Mucky Duck | Captiva Island, Florida
  7. Pink Pony Pub | Gulf Shores, Alabama
  8. The SandBar | Delray Beach, Florida
  9. Franky & Louie’s Beachfront Bar & Grill | Sunrise Beach, Missouri
  10. Peg Leg Pete’s | Pensacola Beach, Florida
  11. Seacrets | Ocean City, Maryland
  12. Jimmy B’s Beach Bar | St. Pete Beach, Florida
  13. The Gulf | Orange Beach, Alabama
  14. Kane Tiki Bar & Grill | Marco Island, Florida
  15. Pirates Cove | Elberta, Alabama
  16. Brogen’s South | St. Simons, Georgia
  17. Shaggy’s Harbor Bar & Grill | Coastal Mississippi
  18. The Spot | Galveston, Texas