The Bar at Husk

Image: HuskRestaurant/Bar
SUNDAY - THURSDAY: 4 P.M. - 10 P.M. | FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 4 P.M. - 11 P.M.
843.577.2500 | WEBSITE

The name is no accident. Drinks at Husk, Sean Brock’s salute to the South and its indigenous ingredients, are served in a freestanding brick building that ably evokes centuries past with its compact dimensions and dark wooden fixtures. The gaslight vibe is strengthened by a cocktail list that leans heavily on brown liquor (it has Charleston’s largest bourbon list), although there’s also wine, organized by soil type in recognition of the restaurant’s reverence for the land. The bar has a knack for making modern Southernisms sippable: Inspiration for recent drinks has been drawn from peanut butter and grocery store doughnuts.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • bar food
  • lots of whiskey
What to drink
Charleston Light Dragoon's punch; a Manhattan made to Julian Van Winkle's specifications; Nehi soda.
Sean Brock's four-fat fried chicken (butter, chicken fat, bacon fat and country ham fat) isn't served at Husk next door. Only drinkers get a crack at the famous bird, but orders don't last long: Show up early or settle for an equally stupendous cheeseburger.