For Your Dining Pleasure: New Restaurants in #CWV

What did you do during the pandemic? Several entrepreneurs were brave enough to open restaurants in the Charleston area between Jan 1, 2020, and Dec 1, 2021. If you haven’t tried them yet, here’s a short list:


  • The PitchClick for our blog
    • A cozy sports bar with locally sourced ingredients, a huge beer list and a bar with an ice rail to keep your drinks cold.
  • The Loopy Leaf
    • This plant-based restaurant features a range of vegan offerings, from breakfast and burgers to tacos and ramen. On tap is beer from Charles Town, West Virginia, brewer Abolitionist Ale Works.
  • Hale House
    • This bourbon-style bistro focuses on local craft beers, a large selection of rare bourbons, craft cocktails and fine wine, plus steaks and burgers (Wagyu and Impossible).
  • Zeganz
    • Vegan smoothie shop and juice bar with an all-organic menu.
  • The S’waffle Shack
    • The Shack serves a variety of waffle dishes, coffees, sundaes, and specialty drinks.
  • Bowls and Spoons
    • Featuring breakfast cereal favorites, plus oatmeal, hot chocolate, milkshakes, coffee and pastries.
  • The Board Room
    • This board game café serves craft beer and coffee. Peruse a large selection of board games, comic books, graphic novels, RPG books and miniatures.
  • The Tap
    • The Tap offers a specialty food menu and some of the finest craft beer, wine, ciders, and seltzers from West Virginia and the surrounding areas.
  • The Vandalia Co.
    • A family-owned cafe featuring from-scratch donuts and seasonal pastries for breakfast and grain bowls and salads for lunch.