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6:21 am on Saturday February 1, 2014

Big John's is open again

After a surprise closure at the end of October, Big John's is cleaned up open again with a new menu.
2:16 am on Friday October 11, 2013

New management: Big John's to reopen in a purified vision

While word of The Green Door's closure of it's brick and morter home were true, new manager Ryan Condon says he isn't shutting down dive bar Big John's for good. Rather the uncle Condon says he's seeking only to clean up the environment and return...
11:59 pm on Wednesday October 9, 2013

Not only is Green Door moving out, but it seems Big John's is also closing

Foodies were dismayed to hear that with a new Big John's owner in the mix, the partnership with adopted sibling restaurant, The Green Door, is ending on October 31. But it seems the news is worse: The Post and Courier food critic Hanna Raskin shares...
10:57 am on Thursday February 14, 2013

REV does their take on the dive bar with The Royal American (Update: REV out)

Image by The Royal AmericanUpdate February 14: REV shot out an email today stating that The Royal American is leaving the REV nest. Here's more on the switch: A controlling interest in the Royal American has been sold to the existing operating...
3:36 am on Thursday April 5, 2012

Will the Upper Deck Tavern finally get a deck?

Image by Flickr user dremmetbrown For years there have been rumors that the dive bar upstairs on King Street — Upper Deck Tavern — would manage to get a deck to go along with its name, but Margaret Allen over at the Charleston City Paper has...
3:34 am on Wednesday December 22, 2010

Charleston pool room grit at Big John's

Image by Chrys Rynearson The pool table area at Big John's Tavern - open on East Bay Street in downtown Charleston since 1954. Also check out Rynearson's shot of their Christmas "tree."
2:19 pm on Friday April 2, 2010

The oldest dive bar in Charleston: Big John's Tavern marking 55 years

Image by Robert Epps Charleston's Best Dive Since 1955 Swing by and help celebrate 55 years in business for Big John's Tavern. On Friday, April 16, they'll be celebrating with live music, drink specials, and giveaways at, you guessed it, 251 East...