Who Is Chuck? A Look Into North Charleston

A street in North Charleston, North "Chuck" with bicycles leaning against storefronts

Whether it is cobblestone streets and church steeples, the Battery, Rainbow Row or King St., you’re likely familiar with Charleston. The over 300-year-old destination is full of old-school Southern charm, white tablecloth eateries, seersucker-clad locals, and $20 dollar cocktails. Locals will often refer to Charleston and surrounding areas as “Chuck”, and any newcomer might raise an eyebrow at this mysterious personae.

Chuck is a very specific laidback vibe, and if you’re in search of something a little more casual, imagine experiencing a far less highfalutin version of the Lowcountry. A little more grit than grace, per say. If you’re down for a laid-back Lowcountry experience, North Chuck (North Charleston) is your place.

At 51 years young, this new-school neck of the woods has something for everyone. From hip hangs like Holy City Brewing to practically famous local eats like the Tattooed Moose (home of the best dang Duck Club in the world), beloved happenings like the Charleston Beer Fest or the epic Highwater Festival, and plenty of activities where you can find yourself or get a little lost, North Chuck is a come-as-you-are good time.

Highwater Festival in North Charleston "North Chuck" with a stage and large crowd

Here, you’ll still find those picturesque views that have enchanted visitors from around the world—but there’s no pressure to throw on seersucker to enjoy them. At Riverfront Park, you can stroll to your heart’s content while immersing yourself in the history and beauty of the old Charleston Naval Base. Throw on your dancing shoes for live local music nights like Jazz in the Park or even kick off your shoes for a little waterfront yoga. All the vibes are welcome at Riverfront Park—and the stunning views are sure to take your Instagram grid to the next level.

Make your way to Park Circle, North Chuck’s most happening hangout for all things awesome. Eclectic shops like the Itinerate Literate Bookstore ensure a truly novel experience while DIG in the Park boasts a bevy of beers along with a dish called The Hangover Cure sure to quell any of the previous long night’s questionable decisions. Whether you’re looking to shop, sip, or treat yourself to a little something, Park Circle is the Lowcountry’s best kept secret.

The only thing stiff on this side of the bridge is our cocktails. Trade the small talk handshaking for a welcoming “What’s Up Y’all?” When there’s fun to be had, you’re sure to find it in North Chuck.

The exterior of the North Charleston Coliseum in North Chuck

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