Beams of natural light paint the crowded oyster bar in this happy hour go-to. Start your crawl here with a glass of Champagne (a steal at $3) and a selection of fresh raw oysters, including briny Carolina Cups from nearby waters and creamy Quonset Points from coastal Rhode Island.
Don’t Miss the corn fritters. With a fried crispy coating and a dusting of powdered sugar, they taste like a funnel cake at the fair. 153 East Bay Street; www.pearlzoysterbar.com or (843) 577-5755
photo: Don’t leave Pearlz without trying the melt-in-your-mouth corn fritters, served piping hot in a wire basket lined with faux newspaper.