Fall can be a lonely season in the South if you aren’t spending your weekends watching football. As tribes start to form, dividing friends and neighbors into garnet & black and orange & purple, where is there for a non-football fan to go?

Luckily, Mount Pleasant is loaded with spots for the less-than-enthusiastic fan to enjoy the weekend without fighting the cheering crowds.

Four Places To Escape Football Madness

The Wine Bar (664 Long Point Rd. Unit G)

The Wine Bar is the perfect spot for an anti-football weekend. In addition to the dizzying list of fine wines and craft beers, the menu boasts 30 cheeses, 20 charcuterie meats, and a selection of chocolates to pair with your drink. The atmosphere is cozy and the service is friendly, making it a great place to spend an afternoon—no jersey required. Website.


Coleman Public House (427 W Coleman Blvd.)

If your favorite part of football season is the beer and snacks—you can get yours without braving unruly football crowds at Coleman Public House. There might be a game on one of the televisions behind the bar, but the crowd is never rowdy. Try the famous truffle fries, fish tacos, or mini lamb burgers and indulge in the best part of any football viewing party without having to figure out what a two-point conversion is. Website.

Coastal Crust (219 Simmons Street)

When everyone else is straining to watch the Saturday night game in a crowded bar, you can enjoy the cooler fall evenings on Coastal Crust’s large outdoor patio.  Wood-fired pizzas are on the menu, along with a well-curated list of wines by the glass and craft beers. Dig into a Fig and Prosciutto Pizza and quiet conversation without anyone yelling over a bad call or intercepted pass. Website.

The Granary (835 Coleman Blvd.)

The spacious, 50-seat bar area at the Granary is lined with liquor and glassware, not televisions. Pull up a stool and indulge in one of the bar’s unique twists on classic cocktails like a “Dahk and Stormy” made with spiced rum, house ginger beer and Boston Bittahs, or a Mount Pleasant Margarita with coconut water and lavender. Whatever you order, you’re not likely to find anything like it at your local sports bar. Website.


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