lake hartwell night life

lake hartwell nightlife

When the kids are away it is time for the grown-ups to play. Cocktails and dancing, dinner and karaoke, hot tubs and rock. Whatever combination you prefer (or can think of!) the Lake Hartwell area is sure to please you and that someone special. From intimate cafes to exciting dance clubs we have it all and it is waiting for you and your partner to enjoy.

If you want to park your car and walk to nightlife, you may want to consider staying in Athens, Clemson, Greenville or Anderson at exit 19A. We have listed a few of our favorite nightlife spots below.

Georgia Hartwell Region | South Carolina Clemson Region | South Carolina Anderson Region
Georgia Hartwell Region
Athens has a nice walk-able downtown with a college atmosphere. To see what bands are playing in the Athens Georgia area, pick up a “Flagpole” paper or go to:
allgood lounge Allgood Lounge
256 E. Clayton St
Athens, GA 30601
Mon. – Sat. noon to 2am
Happy hour 5pm – 10pm
Drinks only, you must be 21 or older to enter
Aromas Wine Bar
1235 South Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30605
Wine, beer, cocktails, coffee, tapas and desserts
Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA
Fire destroyed the theatre in the Summer of 2009. In the process of being rebuilt.
The Melting Point
295 E. Dougherty St
Athens, GA 30601
Music venue
the melting point
South Carolina Clemson Region
Downtown Clemson has several shops, restaurants and has a small college town feel with lots of night life. * Denotes walkable from Abernathy Waterfront Park’s public docks on Lake Hartwell
Backstreets Pub and Deli *
102 Earl St
Clemson, SC 29631
A new addition to downtown Clemson, we miss the Acropolis Restaurant that was located here, but Griffin’s does have a nice bar area, large beer selection and food
the esso club The Esso Club
129 Old Greenville Hwy
Clemson, SC 29631
Popular bar in old Esso gas station
101 Keith Street Pub and Grille*
101 Keith St
Clemson, SC 29631
Large selection of beer, pool tables, outdoor seating
Nick’s Tavern and Deli*
107-2 Sloan Street
Clemson, SC 29631
Extensive deli and beer menu
399 College Ave.
Clemson, SC 29631
Bar food and drinks in this sports/college bar
Tiger Town Tavern
368 College St.
Clemson, SC 29631
Bar food served in this really popular college bar
Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria
25 W. Washington St.
(1 block off Main St.)
Downtown Greenville, SC 29601
Hand-tossed New York style pizza, pasta and sandwiches, 200 types of beer (70 taps), casual dining in a 19th century hardware store. Downstairs is okay for kids. Upstairs they have pool tables, dart boards and more taps!
barleys taproom
Blu Martini
Downtown at College & Main
Greenville, SC 29601
Hip, basement level night club popular for its martinis. Not for kids.
The Blue Ridge Brewing Company
217 N. Main St. (downtown)
Greenville, SC
Food and great beer to have there at the wooden bar, with a meal, or to go in the form of a “growler”, a half gallon glass jug. You pay for the jug once and then you can bring it back to exchange for a full one, then you just pay for the beer. Okay for kids.
Chicora Alley
608 S. Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601
This “hidden” upstairs restaurant and bar has a cozy atmosphere. It was recommended to us or we never would have found it. It’s easy to find with the street address. It is close to Falls Park where N. Main becomes S. Main. Older kids okay.
Connolly’s Irish Pub
24 East Court Street
Greenville, SC 29601-2820
(864) 467-0300
Wild Wing Café
15 W. Washington St.
Downtown Greenville, SC 29601
Chain restaurant with large beer selection, wings are a favorite here, okay for kids
Greer Opry House
107 Cannon St
Downtown Greer, SC
Open Fri. and Sat. nights
Family environment providing classic country, top 40 country, bluegrass and more on Fri. and Sat. nights so everyone can dance. No alcohol. No smoking inside. Snack bar
South Carolina Anderson Region
Anderson at Exit 19A is a busy area right off of I-85 with several chain restaurants and bars.
McGee’s Irish Pub
116 W. Orr Street (downtown)
Anderson, SC 29624
Lunch Sun. – Fri.
Dinner Sun. – Sat.
Fun bar, variety of beers on tap, drinks, Irish fare, like shepherd’s pie and corned beef with cabbage; they also serve steaks and seafood. There is always something going on here! If you want, they will put you on an email list to find out about their upcoming events and music.
mcgees irish pub
toyota block party Ralph Hayes Toyota Block Party
Thursdays, April 1-October 29, 2010
Friday-Saturday April 23-24, 2010
Friday-Saturday, September 3-4, 2010
Main Street, Downtown Anderson
A weekly concert series bringing you a variety of musical entertainment.