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Looking for the best local bar near you? Look no further than when searching Upper King Street restaurants in Charleston! King Street Dispensary pays homage to the historic “South Carolina Dispensary” legacy, an institution that monopolized the turn-of-the-century booze industry throughout our great state. When it comes to the King Street local bars in Charleston, no one does it better than the Dispensary!

During a painstaking restoration of our property, a cache of historic “Dispensary” liquor bottles were unearthed. Now proudly salvaged and displayed behind the bar, these bottles have inspired a living history surrounded by one of the most extensive selections of local and craft beer and booze in the southeast in true “Dispensary” style.


Our little slice of Charleston has become a locals favorite spot for company outings, wedding rehearsal dinners, reunions, bachelor & bachelorette parties, as well as graduation, retirement, birthday, deployment, and anniversary celebrations.

To pair with our extensive beverage offerings, we proudly serve a full gastropub style menu as well as the best Charleston Sunday brunch. Join us for amazing grilled bar food, craft beers, cold drinks, nightly live music, and the best outdoor patio seating on Upper King Street, SC!

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Private Events

We offer several options for private events both large and small, including our patio and stage bar.

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Mon-Fri: 4pm-2am
Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 11am – 2am
Sun Brunch: 11am-4pm

Walk-ins are always welcome, however, we encourage large groups to notify us in advance.