3 Charleston restaurants offer ‘Hottest Bars in U.S.’

3 Charleston restaurants offer ‘Hottest Bars in U.S.’

Stars Restaurant-Rooftop & Grill Room at 495 King St. is among three Charleston restaurants to make OpenTable's Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars in the U.S. File/Leroy Burnell

Three Charleston restaurants can crow a little after being named to OpenTable’s “Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars in the U.S.”

O-Ku at 463 King St., Social Restaurant and Wine Bar at 188 East Bay St. and Stars Restaurant - Rooftop and Grill Room at 495 King St. made the cut based on 5 million reviews submitted by the online reservation service’s diners for more than 15,000 restaurants across the nation between June 1, 2012, and May 31 of this year.

South Carolina posted three restaurant bars on the alphabetical list, and all of them are in downtown Charleston.

California had the most with 27 restaurant bars. Florida followed with 14, trailed by Massachusetts and New York, each with 10 and nine, respectively.

“The honorees have embraced the cocktail and craft beer movements to create the ideal places to bookend a dining experience,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable chief dining officer. “Whether it’s kicking an evening off with a perfectly poured drink or winding down with a nightcap, fun is always on the bar menu at these winning restaurants.”

Here’s the complete list:

25 Lusk – San Francisco, California

333 Pacific-Steaks & Seafood – Oceanside, California

40/40 Club – New York, New York

A Restaurant – Newport Beach, California

Bathtub Gin – New York, New York

Bond Street Social – Baltimore, Maryland

The Brewer’s Art – Baltimore, Maryland

Bungalow 44 – Mill Valley, California

Burlap – San Diego, California

Burritt Room & Tavern-Mystic Hotel – San Francisco, California

The Cedars Social – Dallas, Texas

Chambers Eat + Drink – San Francisco, California

Char Steakhouse – Red Bank, New Jersey

Chino Latino – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cibo Wine Bar – Miami, Florida

City Tap House – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Club Cafe – Boston, Massachusetts

Clydz – New Brunswick, New Jersey

Comstock Saloon – San Francisco, California

The crow bar and kitchen – Corona Del Mar, California

Cuvee Bistro – Destin, Florida

dbar – Dorchester, Massachusetts

Del Frisco’s Grille – Dallas, Texas

Del Frisco’s Grille – Houston, Texas

Delta’s – New Brunswick, New Jersey

Departure Restaurant and Lounge – Portland, Oregon

do Restaurant at the View – Atlanta, Georgia

Eddie V’s – Tampa, Florida

El Vez – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Empire – Boston, Massachusetts

Fly Bar & Restaurant – Tampa, Florida

Geronimo – New Haven, Connecticut

Ginny’s Supper Club – New York, New York

Hal’s Bar & Grill – Venice, California

Henry’s Tavern – Plano, Texas

Holland House Bar & Refuge – Nashville, Tennessee

Honu Kitchen and Cocktails – Huntington, New York

Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen – San Francisco, California

Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill – Fall River, Massachusetts

Jimmy’s, An American Restaurant & Bar – Aspen, Colorado

The Libertine Liquor Bar – Indianapolis, Indiana

Lost Society – Washington, D.C.

Macao Trading Company – New York, New York

Market Garden Brewery – Cleveland, Ohio

Mastro’s Steakhouse – Palm Desert, California

Meat & Potatoes – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Merchant – Madison, Wisconsin

Meritage-Warwick – East Greenwich, Rhode Island

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Monsoon Asian Kitchen & Lounge – Babylon, New York

MUA – Oakland, California

Mulberry Project – New York, New York

The Nest – Indian Wells, California

The New York Beer Company – New York, New York

Nic’s – Beverly Hills, California

Nihon Whisky Lounge – San Francisco, California

O-Ku – Charleston, South Carolina

PARK Restaurant & Bar – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Park Tavern – Delray Beach, Florida

Patria Restaurant and Mixology Lounge – Rahway, New Jersey

The Pikey – Los Angeles, California

Prato – Winter Park, Florida

Red Lantern – Boston, Massachusetts

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – Orlando, Florida

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – West Palm Beach, Florida

Rooftop 120 – Glastonbury, Connecticut

Rush Street – Culver City, California

Saloon – Somerville, Massachusetts

SALT SEVEN – Delray Beach, Florida

SanTan Brewing Co. – Chandler, Arizona

Searsucker – San Diego, California

The Social Club – Petaluma, California

Social Restaurant and Wine Bar – Charleston, South Carolina

The Society Restaurant & Lounge – Silver Spring, Maryland

Sofrito-Midtown – New York, New York

Spoonbar-h2hotel – Healdsburg, California

Stars Restaurant-Rooftop & Grill Room – Charleston, South Carolina

Steel and Rye – Milton, Massachusetts

STK – Atlanta, Georgia

STK-The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada

Stoddard’s – Boston, Massachusetts

Stout Barrel House and Galley – Chicago, Illinois

Sub Zero Vodka Bar – St. Louis, Missouri

Tantalum – Long Beach, California

Tao Restaurant and Night Club – Las Vegas, Nevada

Tavern Road – Boston, Massachusetts

The Thomas at Fagiani’s – Napa, California

The Tipsy Pig – San Francisco, California

Todd English P.U.B. – Las Vegas, Nevada

Tomatoes – Margate, New Jersey

TQLA – Houston, Texas

Triumph Brewing Company – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Tropicale – Palm Springs, California

union: asian supper club – Delray Beach, California

UNION Kitchen & Tap – Encinitas, California

Untitled – Chicago, Illinois

Vines Grille and Wine Bar – Orlando, Florida

Wang’s in the Desert – Palm Springs, California

YOLO – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.

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