About

Welcome to Uptown Social

Eat Up - Drink Up

In the Spring of 2017, a group of longtime friends and hospitality pioneers followed their dream of transforming an iconic turn-of-the-century building on Upper King Street into a festive neighborhood bar. The result is a Charleston original through and through, with a rooftop deck, an overflowing menu of drink specials, daily happy hours, 40+ TV’s, four projection screens and pizza masterminded by a Brooklyn legend. And that’s just the beginning.

Person holding a tray of drinks
Exterior Sign of Uptown Social

From the building restoration to the construction of our custom designed back bar, nothing escaped. Our uncompromising attention to detail and quality. We partnered with our friends at Palmetto Brewing to craft a custom Session IPA called the Lindy Hop’d, named for a dance craze inspired by The Charleston that started in New York City. We enlisted experienced chefs both here in Charleston and in New York to develop a menu of elevated classics (including chicken wings covered in ghost pepper–infused hot sauce and oven-baked parm heros) and a myriad of specials to please every palate. Lastly we spent a year (formally home to....Huger's) restoring our landmark location, formerly home to soul food institution Huger’s, to glory with the help of innumerable local artists and craftsmen.

60,000 frequent flier miles, 24 slabs of black walnut, 15,000 bottle caps, 1,000 pounds of flour, and 153 light fixtures (including 3 chandeliers with 900 pieces of crystal each) later, we are beyond excited to share the space with you—all 10,000 square feet. It is beautiful and inspiring, the way all gathering places should be, but it is also unpretentious and accessible. And that was by design, too.

At Uptown Social, we are dedicated to providing unwavering hospitality to everyone who walks through our doors. Whether you’re joining us for a quick drink or settling in for the night, our goal is simple—to make every guest’s night better than when you first walked in.