Best Bar to See Open-Mic Bands (2008)

Charleston Bar & Grill

The cozy, family-owned CHARLESTON BAR & GRILL is perfect for the little band that could. Every Thursday, fledgling, shaggy-haired bands debut their cobbled distortions for their easy-to-please friends and a few curmudgeonly barflies. The low-maintenance red lighting, brick walls, and beat-up drum kits may remind you of when you had to sit around and boredly listen to your high school boyfriend bash out Ramones covers, except that these open-mic bands can actually be good. Well, sometimes.


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