Like all bachelorette parties, we acted a fool in Charleston South Carolina, drank more than necessary and returned home 5-1o pounds heavier – no joke. Before I continue though, shout out to my sister for planning. I got scolded last time I forgot to mention her in the Vegas Bachelorette Party. She knows how to throw a good one!
Lucky us, there were no hotels available, so we rented a house outside of Charleston in Folly Beach!
It was about a half hour cab ride to downtown. Drinking heavily and getting in the back of a taxi is extremely nauseating as some of us found out! But whatever, it was worth it to stay at the beach and still enjoy the Charleston restaurants and bars. We didn’t make it out until 2AM, because we’re lushes who love to day drink. But locals warned us, that if you want to make it back to Folly Beach, you need to call a cab by 1:30 AM or they won’t take you.
We loved having a house because we were all together, blasting music and hanging 0ut. The only draw back was they couldn’t accommodate us for an early check-in.
Lunch & Day Drinking
Lunch @ Rita’s – Take a walk up Center Street in Folly Beach and there’s a row of restaurants. We grabbed lunch at an outdoor cafe, Rita’s. They had A-mazing macaroni and cheese… and fries. Did I mention we all gained weight?
Day Drinking @ the house – The benefit of renting a house is you have a giant refrigerator to fill just with booze. Hello drinking on the beach!
Late Lunch & Drinks @ Loggerheads – Loggerheads sounded so appealing and promising. Live music NEAR the beach. But the music didn’t start until 6 PM, so we missed that. Gotta say, this is NOT the place to day drink for a bachelorette party. The Manager told us to put our penis props away, and yelled at us a few more times for our loud obscenities. It was a total buzzkill. What good is a bachelorette party without them? We would have stayed there all night probably, but not after that! My advice, skip it.
Snapper Jacks Rooftop – I LOVED Snapper Jacks and you should definitely go there for a bachelorette party. Their happy hour is insane. We’re talking $2 beers and $3 vodka drinks. Everyone was having a great time. Some hot guy (he worked there) serenaded the bar with his guitar and singing skills. They didn’t give us a hard time about drinking from our penis straws or throwing around penis shaped confetti either. In fact, an older group of women were so amused by them, we gave them the pecker straws as a momento.
We took a party bus out to the boondocks to a winery/firefly distillery. An event called Winestock was going on. It was supposed to be like Woodstock with live music etc. We parked our towels in the grass and sipped some vino, including frozen wine! We also did a firefly tasting for $6. OMG I have never done a vodka tasting. Good thing their stuff is so good. We tried lemonade vodka, moonshine, and all other types of deliciousness. Most of them tasted divine. However, you should have seen our faces after the moonshine, woof. Needless to say, after that we all felt great. Our ride home in the party bus was a lot livelier. We took advantage of the bluetooth speakers, my Spotify booty playlist (yes, I did curate one of those) and pole.
Husk – This is one of Charleston’s top restaurants and it’s tough to get a reservation here. Luckily my sister called months in advance. Husk is a great place for a girls dinner, but definitely not a sloppy bachelorette one. They change their menu twice a day. We all know I’m a picky eater by now, so I kept checking the menu to see what they had, but it wasn’t posted til nearly 6. But, phew… they had a banging chicken dish. We arrived to Husk 15 minutes early so they couldn’t accommodate us. They sent us to the bar around back. We walk in, and immediately the bartender can tell we’re all feeling good and that we’re from the north. She told us there’s no jager bombs or flavored vodkas… not that we asked. Then she tried to pass us off to the bar upstairs. We checked it out, but it was a snoozefest and came back downstairs. We were greeted with, “did they kick you out up there?” For the record… they did not. Anyway, we acted a lot better during dinner at Husk. My chicken dish might have been the best thing I ever ate. No lie.
Hominy Grill – If you want southern food, you must go to Hominy Grill. Keep in mind though, they run on southern time. They didn’t seat us until nearly an hour after our reservation time. Plus, they only had one bartender to serve the restaurant and the outdoor bar area. He was SO slow, and the last member of the group got a drink a half hour after the first. They should have comped us some biscuits… If you’re going to a bachelorette party in Charleston, wear your patient pants!! Their fried chicken was delicious though. I didn’t care too much for their mac and cheese which tasted like it had nutmeg on it.
Republic – We went to Republic on a Thursday night, where it was ladies night! Can you say, $1 BOTTLES of champagne?!?!?!!?! You heard that correctly. We couldn’t believe it. Anyway, there was hardly anyone there since it was 10 PM on a Thursday. The DJ basically catered to us and played all of our requests. He was AWESOME. They also had a live band out back in their outdoor patio. Not as awesome though. We lasted until midnight.
Trio – Everyone kept telling us great things about Trio, but it honestly didn’t live up to the rave reviews. Again, we arrived at 10 PM, because we’re old and can’t hang like we used to. There was no one there. I mean no one! The DJ didn’t even start up until closer to 11 PM. So we grabbed drinks and went to the outside area and sat patiently waiting to shake our booties. The DJ finally came on, he was at least good. So we started the dance party. Creepy men quickly encircled us. We lasted until 12:30 this night. When we left the bar there was a giant line. It was kind of funny though because the place was maybe 1/4 fill. They were defintely trying to make it look like the place was the best time ever. I think if you go here for a bachelorette party, you need to come a little later. We did see like 5 other bachelorettes, so it’s got some notoriety for it.
While we had a great bachelorette party in Charleston, there is always an opportunity to botch and learn:
- If you’re planning a bachelorette party in May, make sure it’s not a college town or plan around graduation! Hotels were booked or absurdly priced.
- Charleston is not exactly a walking town so plan to spend a good chunk on cabs
- Charleston is appreciative of southern manners. Leave those penis props at home.