Best Non-beachy Beach Bar

Jack of Cups Saloon

Staff Pick

If you’re looking for a beach bar that appreciates its paradise-like location but doesn’t overdo it on seashells, surfboards, and Jimmy Buffett, then Jack of Cups Saloon on Folly Beach is the hangout for you. Inside, the wee space is welcoming with warm blue walls, a vibrant bar decorated with tarot cards, and the sounds of Neil Young, Nick Cave, and The Velvet Underground drifting out onto Center Street. Sweet and knowledgeable staff members serve up killer craft beers, wine, and sake cocktails, while the food items are always drool-worthy, too, like the curry black bean nachos, red curry mac and cheese, and Thai peanut soup. The vast back patio will satisfy the sun-seekers, and Jack of Cups’ outdoor stage draws a crowd thanks to acts like The Specs, Mechanical River, and Post Cobra. Surf rock and a peach ginger cocktail? Yes, please. —Kelly Rae Smith
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