Bastille Day celebrates the event that started the French Revolution, the storming of the Bastille in 1789. You can find Charlestonians celebrating the French national holiday all over town. Read on for spots to drink, dine, and exclaim, “Vive la revolution!”

5Church offers special champagnes by the glass today. Guests can swill Moet ($15/glass), Bouvet Rose ($8/glass), Shooting Star Black Bubbles ($8/glass, and yes, actually dark in color), and a traditional French wine, Perrier-Jouet Le Fleur ($34/glass).

[image-1] Bistro Toulouse‘s second annual Bastille Day celebration, from 5-9:30 p.m., will feature French music, party favors, and, of course, food and drinks. Guests can choose from Bastille Day specials like duck confit with berries, tuna nicoise salad, thai curry choucroute garnie, and more. 

Fish‘s eighth annual Bastille Day festivities include a traditional French, seated four-course dinner along with the option to hang out at the bar and upstairs, enjoying can-can dancing, a costume contest, champagne specials, and sweet and savory crepes. This is also French Chef Nico Romo’s farewell Bastille Day party, so go raise a glass to him too. The party kicks off at 6 p.m. 

Annie’s Bistro
celebrates Bastille Day with a prix fixe dinner menu, served from 6-9 p.m. and featuring three courses. Call for reservations.