Best Makeover

JohnKing Upstairs

Staff Pick

The venue formerly known as Compass (or oft referred to as “that room above Joe Pasta”) got a new owner and a makeover recently when it became Upstairs at JohnKing. We don’t remember what it looked like before — it was that memorable. But now, behold vibrant, larger-than-life murals by local street artist Ishmael. Images representing legends like Lauren Hill, the Sex Pistols, Kiss, and the Rolling Stones greet you at every turn, instantly making this one of the most desired club atmospheres in the heart of downtown Charleston. —Kelly Rae Smith

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