How Art Thou Cafe Tapas and Jazz Bar

Extensive Beer Selection at How Art Thou Extensive Beer Selection at How Art Thou © 2013 Audra L. GIbson

1956 Maybank Hwy. Charleston, SC 29412 • (843) 793-2231



"Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name". That was a driving factor in the owners' vision of How Art Thou Cafe and Wine Bar. Add to that a creative finesse, fresh, local ingredients and suppliers to help create the menu, and a vast array of beverage options from specialty juices to craft beers to fine wine, and you've found How Art Thou Cafe on James Island.



The bar at How Art Thou has a laid-back atmosphere where folks can come enjoy a drink in a comfortable environment. It is bar with a bit of a classy finish without being pretentious. The bar is an easy place to meet new friends, or a venue old friends can come catch up without being disturbed. The place has also evolved into a wonderful venue for live jazz music in Charleston.



What How Art Thou may lack in a lighter mixed drink selection, it more than makes up for in its selection of wine and beer. There are weekly beer tastings every Tuesday night. Guests receive a flight of four different craft beers in a themed selection. The Rocky Mountain high theme produced a selection of beer from Colorado breweries, while the 7-up theme focused on the beer's alcoholic content level. The bar carries over 80 different types of foreign and domestic beers including local beer from Holy City, Westbrook, RJ Rocker, and Riverdog.


For the wine lover, the selection is unbeatable for a local bar of its size. Simply put, there is something for every wine palette at How Art Thou. Wine tastings are done on Thursday nights where themes such as California Dreaming give the tastings a focus. 


Guests can also enjoy a qualty selection of coffee, espresso, lattes, and tea. All are made to order and have the option of extra flavor shots added.  



The cafe is tucked into the Terrace Theatre shopping plaza on Maybank Hwy. Patrons can choose to sit at the bar, out on the patio, or at a table across from the house piano where live music plays many evenings (and guests themselves are encouraged to play if a professional musician is not up on stage already). 


Hours: Monday: Closed. Tuesday - Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 pm.


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