Locals and history buffs alike know that Poe was stationed at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island beginning November 18,1827. His time on the island inspired “The Gold Bug”, a story about a mystical beetle that led to buried treasure. Unfortunately, we never met the man, but we’re proud to know that he walked the same streets and enjoyed the sights and sounds we all admire about Sullivan’s Island.
Charleston’s legendary Poe’s Tavern serves fresh burgers and fries, delicious fish tacos and inspired salads in a laid-back oceanfront environment. Our multi-national beer selection is perfect for a night after work or ducking out of the hot sun from a day at the beach. We’ve got something for everyone: We’re chill, pumped, and fun all mixed together. Our regulars will tell you why it is the perfect place to hang, and our visitors will tell you why you have to make it here.