Getting Swerved in Uptown Style: 10 of the Best Bars in Greenville SC


A great bar is more than just delicious drinks. Of course, that is paramount, but other factors like comfort, decor, service, and good food can greatly elevate the whole experience. Nothing can beat a well-crafted drink put together by a talented mixologist, to take off the stress of a tiring day or week.

From craft beer and cocktails, to wine and beyond, we have crafted the list of the best-watering holes in Greenville SC. Do enjoy and try them out at your leisure!

Local Cue

A great place for eating, drinking, watching sports and playing games

The place has an extensive selection of beers from draft from which to choose. You can also enjoy a game of darts or a pool game. You will be swept off by the super-fun atmosphere and on glorious days, the outdoor patio is a great place to hang out.

It’s a great place to kick back and socialize with friends and family. Smoked meat and mouth- watering and juicy barbecues cooked just right are some things you just cannot miss. Pick from 25 beer drafts and specialty cocktails and a small, select list of special wines and whiskey.

30 Orchard Park Dr
Ste 7 & 8
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 288-6873
https://www.localcue.com/

Pour Taproom

It is a beer celebration every day!

There are a wide variety of beers to choose from. The bracelet keeps tabs on how much you drink, and you can pay at the end, on your way out. We suggest you try out little portions of a variety of beers! And these are offered in rotation, so there’s bound to be something new for you to try out each time.

Apart from the local craft beer, you can enjoy your wine, cedar and soda taps too. The atmosphere is relaxed, laid back and casual. You can take along your pawed friends too because it’s dog friendly.

7 Falls Park Dr
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 412-7400
https://www.pourtaproom.com/

Vault and Vator

For an exquisite speakeasy vibe

Vault and Vator exudes a speakeasy atmosphere, with dimmed lights and supreme comfort, without going overboard. As you step into its doors, you will feel like you have gone back in time! This is an intimate bar but is very cozy and can offer a romantic experience too. So whether it is for a date night, or you are hanging out with your friends, this bar can accommodate both.

You can either choose a cocktail from the menu or describe what you want, and they will create one from scratch-rather impressive! The lavender fields for instance literally smell and tastes like a field of flowers! The intriguing selection of drinks are bound to impress.

655 S Main St
Ste 100
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 603-1881
https://www.vaultandvator.com/

Up on the Roof

For the stunning views on offer

A bar that offers a stunning view on the roof is always a great place to visit. Up on the Roof offers a great view of the Reedy river and the mountains beyond. The sunsets and starry nights are particularly amazing.

The place offers locally crafted beers, along with innovative wine selections and some uniquely creative cocktails. Enjoy your next drink here as you take in the beautiful view and relish on some yummy dishes.

This place is a wonderful mixture of a casual and sophisticated atmosphere. It is great for couples on a date night out.

250 Riverplace
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 242-4000
https://eatupdrinkup.net/

Zorba Lounge

An eclectic bar with some great food

Once you have tried this place at least once, it will become a regular haunt of yours and it’s not just because of the drinks. They serve amazing food as well. It is tranquil, charming and reeks of an old school authentic Greek bar and diner.

The interiors feel like you have gone back by 5 decades and the lounge always hosts an interesting and eclectic crowd. For simple drinks and some great food, be sure to drop it to Zorba’s!

1414 E. Washington St.
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 233-3125
thezorbalounge.com

The Flat

An unassuming place with great food and drinks

The flat is an assuming joint where you can get craft beer, hand-crafted cocktails and a range of whiskey, along with some delectable food. The food here is made fresh made from the best and choicest ingredients that are sourced locally.

Don’t be fooled by the nondescript look from outside; venture in and you will not be disappointed. The friendly staff will put you at ease and you may want to hang out more than the time you intended for. This place is great for kids too! You can have a rollicking time, sipping on some great drinks and partaking in delicious food even as you watch the TV from anywhere you sit.

1606 Woodruff Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 520-1522

Jack n Diane’s

The music sets this place apart

This is a wonderful place to drop in if you love listening to great music as you sip on the local beer they offer along with a select range of non-local craft beers. They also take in music requests, so it is great to celebrate your special occasions, be it anniversaries or bachelorette parties.

The beer list may be small, but there are a lot of specialty drinks and martinis that taste incredibly good. The bar is also open to private events four days of the week and they can host up to 170 people.

Not only are the artists who perform incredibly talented, but they get the crowd to participate, so everyone has a great time! Apart from the drinks which you will have fun enjoying, you will really enjoy the vibrant and lively atmosphere and the energy of the place.

A great place for uninhibited entertainment indeed!

Bar Margaret

Warm and inviting, with well-crafted cocktails

This is a cool little spot that offers a great drinking and dining experience. Really! Their fries and burgers are so damn good!

The fun and laid-back atmosphere, with gorgeous murals on the walls, will really help you enjoy those inventive twists to classic cocktails. And there are great wine and beer options too! The place is beloved by locals for the wonderful service on a consistent basis.

Enjoy delightful conversations with some great food, great service and great ambience. And with some light music in the background for a soothing vibe.

1269 Pendleton St
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 735-0473
https://www.barmarg.com/

Reys

The best thing about the place is its beer selection

The beer selection on offer is easily the most appealing aspect of this bar. The list of craft beers is huge and they have 75 bottled beers from around the world. If you are a lover of beers, you should definitely visit this place!

The space is aesthetically appealing, with exposed bricks and the atmosphere is casual and laid back. It’s an ideal place to hang out with your friends’ group as you sip on some amazing drinks and watch a game.

20 N Main St
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 326-5712
http://www.reysgreenville.com/

Ink N Ivy

A little bit of everything

Amazing drinks, good food, impeccable service, stunning view- this place has a little of everything. The brussels sprouts here seems to be a universal favorite, so make sure you try it out. The crowd here is eclectic, so there is something that will appeal to everyone, just like their range of alcohol.

They offer customized cocktails, curated by in-house knowledgeable and passionate bartenders, craft beers of international and local repute, and an extensive selection of wines. The place is dog-friendly, so do not hesitate to take your fur babies with you.

21 E Coffee St
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 438-4698
https://www.greenville.inknivy.com/

Josh

Josh is the Editorial Director here at BARPX. His favorite drank is Baileys (Yassss, he's a light weight!) and counts the days when coronavirus is over so we can all get back to our favorite bars.

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