We’re celebrating cooler temps, Halloween (the movie and the holiday), oyster roast season, and just about everything else under the sun (or should we say full moon?). Read up on where to eat, drink, and get spooky below:


It’s sweater weather, Chucktown. Button up that fleece and head to Edmund’s Oast for a pint of their just-tapped Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Rasputin. This baby’s got layers of toasted pound cake, black walnuts, caramel laced whisky, vanilla, and coffee.

Get lit and talk about Autonomous, a novel with quirky characters who grapple with the question, “is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?” at Itinerate Literate’s monthly book club starting at 6 p.m. at Junction Kitchen & Provisons. There will be a meet and greet with the author, followed by a three course meal with wine pairings.

Christophe Artisan pops up at Low Tide Brewing for a sweet and spooky chocolate and beer pairing starting at 6:30 p.m.

Cultivate SC combines science and art (and wine) to bring Charlestonians together (read all about the project here). They host their monthly happy hour at Bowties Speakeasy on James Island starting at 6 p.m This Tuesday’s theme covers Halloween topics like “Hobgoblins in the Sea” and “Spooky Real Watercolor & Ink.”

5Church teams up with MUSC Children’s Hospital for Hospital and Hospitality. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. sit down to a three course pre-fixe menu by 5Church chef Adam Hodgson, complete with wine pairings by certified level two sommelier Patricia Smith. Young patients work alongside chefs, servers, and hostesses for the evening.

Drink wine and eat cheese at Avondale Wine and Cheese from 6 to 8 p.m.; a portion of proceeds goes to the Carolina Boxer Rescue.

Edison James Island hosts a wine dinner starting at 6 p.m. with guest Daniel Marquez Liebana from Torres Wine.

It’s Tuesday beer tasting at Edmund’s Oast Exchange starting at 5:30 p.m. Your $5 donation goes to partner Amor Healing Kitchen.

Taste Spanish wines at Wine & Co. starting at 5:30 p.m.

Commonhouse Aleworks and Five Loaves Summerville team up for a special beer dinner starting at 6 p.m. $55 gets you a six course meal plus beer pairings

Bistro a Vin hosts an Italian wine tasting from 5 to 7 p.m.


Stroll the gardens of Middleton Place and drink wine starting at 5:30 p.m.

Creekside Kitchen and Brewhouse hosts a beer and wine pairing (pick your poison) with a four course dinner by Chef Christopher Jason starting at 7 p.m.

It’s ghost story night at Elliotborough Mini Bar starting at 7 p.m. Sip on craft beer and get ready to get scared!

Middleton Place executive chef Chris Lukic will pair a variety of wild game meats with seasonal beers at torch and candlelit stations during this harvest moon dinner. There will also be historic craft artisans in period dress and a traditional oyster roast. The dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Pub Fare pops up at Tradesman with their juicy burgers starting at 5 p.m.

From 6 to 9 p.m. at Itinerate Literate’s new storefront, bask in the glow of a full moon at Books & Brouhaha. There will be local artists, vendors, healers, and lots of Halloween themed fun. Candy will be handed out, so come dressed to impress (or scare).

Know your black cats and spooky flicks trivia like the back of your hand? Head to Oak Road Brewery starting at 6 p.m. for Halloween themed trivia. JT Woods will be on deck with his Savory Delights pop-up, too.

New local pop-up Locavore sets up shop at Craft Conundrum starting at 5 p.m. with pizza and salad.


Taste natural California wine at Edmund’s Oast Exchange starting at 5:30 p.m.

Drink beer and save turtles at Holy City Brewing from 2 to 8 p.m. Help raise awareness for Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), an action-oriented global partnership that is committed to zero turtle extinctions in the 21st century. There will even be turtles onsite at 4 p.m.! Sip on a brand new collab beer, with money from each pint going to TSA.

Coastal Expeditions and the S.C. Aquarium lead a Good Catch Evening Cruise starting at 5:15 p.m., launching from Coastal Expeditions in Mt. Pleasant. Learn about the local seafood industry by boat on a ride through Shem Creek; Good Catch Coordinator Andrea Margiotta will discuss sustainable seafood practices in the Lowcountry and how you can help choose local fare during your dining experiences. BYOB and snacks.

East Cooper Land Trust hosts Harvest Feast 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Thornhill Farm. Guests will enjoy a five course dinner by chef Brannon Florie made with produce from Johnson Family Farms. The Lowhills and Bogan Mask provide musical entertainment.

Get shuckin’ at The Watch starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy a traditional oyster roast with steamed singles, a half shell raw bar, Lowcountry boil, buttermilk fried chicken, beef chili, and more.

Free Verse poetry festival and Daps Breakfast and Imbibe present Poetic Plates starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy readings by local poets as you feast on a three course meal prepared by local personal chef Lauren Furey.

Spanglish pops up at Charles Towne Fermentory every Thursday this month at 6 p.m.  Read all about the concept’s next steps here.

Acclaimed Philadelphia chef Daniel Eddy pops up at Butcher & Bee for a meal inspired by his childhood in Nicaragua. The dinner starts at 5 p.m; reservations can be made online.

Tis the season for chocolate and beer pairings. Head to Rusty Bull starting at 5 p.m. and feast on sweets from Kaminsky’s paired with four different Bull beers.

Sip on Bordeaux wines at this tasting at Avondale Wine & Cheese starting at 2 p.m.

Blair Machado’s Farmstead Co. pop-up will be at The Daily starting at 6 p.m.

Kevin Regan’s pop-up bar, Merrow’s Garden Bar, is at Workshop Thurs.-Sat. with wine, beer, cider, and a select few cocktails.

Get your cheese and pepperoni fix when Dough Boyz pops up at Munkle starting at 5 p.m.

Indulge in all things pumpkin at Craftsmen’s Thurs. night flights and bites event starting at 7 p.m.; the flight and chef’s paired bites are only $10.


From 7 to 10 p.m. celebrate the Friday before Halloween at the aquarium’s Southern Spirits event. Enjoy tastings from Charleston Distilling Co., Striped Pig, Hardscoop Distillery, Cannon Distillery, and more, plus food from Hank’s, Acme, 1Kept, and more.

Get the caffeine you need to stay spooky all weekend at Sightsee’s pop-up at J. Stark starting at 10 a.m. Fri.-Sun. Read all about the retail/coffee experiment here.

Barefoot Yoga Studio in North Charleston hosts Spiked Pumpkin and Poses starting at 7 p.m. Stretch it out, then enjoy a pumpkin beer or pumpkin-laced cocktail. 

2Nixons is at Proof with tasty noods Fri. and Sat. night starting at 6 p.m.

Kwei Fei pops up for one of the last times at The Daily from 6 p.m. to midnight this Fri. and Sat.  before heading to their new home at The Lot in early November.

At Low Tides‘ third annual Halloween costume contest and party starting at 7 p.m., sip a few pints, feast on fried goods from Chicken Fats food truck, and warm up at the fire pit.


Sap Lai pops up at Commonhouse from 5 to 9 p.m. with authentic Thai, Laos, and Vietnam street food.

Get freaky (with tiki) at Snapper Jacks from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dress up and throw back drink specials.

The first and only Charleston Brunch Festival in North Charleston has the breakfast food you deserve. For two days drink Bloody Marys and stuff yourself with chicken and waffles. This is a free event, but you are highly encouraged to pre-buy your booze tickets as all alcohol sales will be ticketed, and cheaper in advance.

Charles Towne Fermentory releases not one, not two, but three new beers on Saturday. Sip on a gose, stout, and DIPA, and snack on eats from Wich Cream and The Castejons. 

Fam’s Brewing Co. celebrates American Beer Day starting at 11 a.m. with $4 pints.

Ignacio Mattos of Estela visits Leon’s Oyster Shed. The Leon’s team and Mattos prepare bites from the new Estlea cookbook including the classic lamb ribs and endive salad. Mattos will be signing books, and they’ll have wine and beer to pair with the dishes.


Sharpen up your fangs and come hungry to Uneeda Sicilian and Life Raft Treats’ Fangtastic Feast starting at 5 p.m. at Uneeda. They’ll have a costume contest, face painting, trick or treating, and more.

Celebrate four years of really good beer (and even better fun times) at Revelry’s annual block party starting at noon. They’ll have oysters, food trucks, vendors, and kids activities. 

If slathering on face masks and downing candy isn’t how you prefer to celebrate the season, head to Lenhardt Garden at Drayton Hall for Sunday wine and a stroll around the picturesque grounds.

Bivalve, did you know you can slurp oysters AND do good? Charleston Outdoor Adventures hosts its second annual creek sweep and oyster roast starting at noon.

Step up your home cooking game at Zero Restaurant’s guest chef cooking class. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., chef Laurie Erickson teaches guests how to make sesame meringue shrimp, zucchini wrapped fish, and autumn fruit consommé.