Now Open: Michael's, Victor's, Vincent Chicco's (copy)

Doors to Holy City Hospitality's Michael's on the Alley (from right), The Victor Social Club and Vincent Chicco's, which line the alley between Hutson Street and John Street. It will be the site of a Post-Race Block Party on Saturday after the Cooper River Bridge Run. File/Wade Spees/Staff

Expect most bars and restaurants around the Bridge Run finish line to open on Saturday morning around 10 a.m. You'll find plenty of places to party on the route, or you could head away from the big crowds to more outlying areas to find even more parties. Expect Charleston to take advantage of the early start by partying all day long. The official After Race Festival happens right at the finish line in Marion Square with live entertainment, food and drink available. 

Close to the Bridge Run finish line

Post-Race Block Party 

Mere steps from Marion Square, Hutson Alley features a row of restaurants and the entrance to the Charleston Music Hall. They'll start the party at 9 a.m. with both indoor and outdoor happenings, including a beer garden, Bloody Marys and mimosas for adults and live music from Black Diamond Band, Dave Landeo and Finnegan Bell. $10 entry; kids under 12 are free. Check-in at either entrance to Hutson Alley, 39 John St. or 26 Hutson St. 

479 King St.

The Mac opens at 10 a.m. serving burgers, beers and brats. Dance music from DJ Moo Moo.


463 King St. 

Sushi, sake and sriracha bloodys at this Japanese restaurant, which opens at 11 a.m.

After-Party Luau at Mellow Mushroom

309 King St. 

This pizza joint with a full bar opens at 9 a.m. with plenty of food and drink to replenish your body.

The Alley

131 Columbus St.

The hippest bowling alley in town opens at 9:30 and will have live music, drink specials, and giveaways going on all day long. 

Farther afield but perhaps less crowded

Revelry Brewery

10 Conroy St., Charleston

Sometimes when you accomplish something as fun as making it across the big bridge, you just want to soak it all in. Do that and drink some beer on the rooftop of Revelry, which has a great view of the bridge. Live DJ, and dog and kid friendly. Opens at 10 a.m.

Patio Party at Bay Street Biergarten

549 East Bay St., Charleston 

The party kicks off at 11 a.m. and will be going strong until closing time with DJs, drink specials and a mobile breakfast sandwich station. 

Munkle Brewery After-Party

1513 Meeting St., Charleston

Munkle opens at 10 a.m. with cold Belgian beers, food trucks and live music.

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