Gene’s Haufbrau is not just an Avondale institution. It’s a Charleston institution. In fact, Gene’s has been around for so long — since 1952 in fact — it feels like they’ve always been here, operating out of the dark confines of their Savannah Highway location. Ask anyone you know and chances are they’ll tell you there was a time when Gene’s was their go-to pub, if it still isn’t. And with good reason. Gene’s not only has a crazy big selection of more than 180 different domestic, craft, and imported beers, they’ve got pool, darts, foosball, shuffleboard, and a host of board games. They also serve up work-week lunch specials, like country-fried steak and pot roast. The best part: They’re only $7.50. And if you actually have the good fortune to live in Avondale, Gene’s is just a short walk down the street.