The Cooper River Bridge Run weekend is once again upon us in Charleston, and that means that our local economy is about to get a direct infusion of $20+ million according to studies from years past. Many areas of the Lowcountry are affected by the increase in tourists, and restaurants from high end to fast food are historically extremely busy. A 2011 impact study shows that Charleston area restaurants generate over $10 million in revenue during the weekend of this annual event.
So, it is no surprise that area restaurants have planned events centered around the Bridge Run. The events calendar on holycitysinner.com is filled with pre and after-parties this Saturday, April 1st. The restaurants listed include...
6am - Bridge Run Pre-Party, Dunkin' Donuts, 840 Coleman Blvd., Mt Pleasant, SC
9am - Bridge Run After Party Luau, Mellow Mushroom, 309 King St., Charleston, SC
9am - Bridge Run Saturday, Fish Restaurant, 442 King St, Charleston, SC
9:30am - Bridge Run After Party, The Alley, 131 Columbus Street, Charleston, SC
9:30am - Running for Brews Charleston Bridge Run After Party, Gentry Bar & Room, 276 King St., Charleston, SC
10am - Bridge Run After Party, Bay Street Biergarten, 549 East Bay Street, Charleston
10am - Bridge Run Celebration, 5Church, 32 N Market St., Charleston, SC
10am - Cooper River Bridge Run After Party: Burgers, Beer and Bluegrass, The Macintosh, 479 King Street, Charleston, SC
10am - The Unofficial Bridge Run After-Party, Revelry Brewing, 10 Conroy St, Charleston, SC
11am - Bridge Run Party And Final Four, Cumberland Smokehouse, 5 Cumberland St., Charleston, SC
11am - Bridge Run Rooftop After Party, The Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St., Charleston, SC
11am - Cooper River Bridge Run After Party, O-Ku, 463-A King Street, Charleston, SC
11am - Music Festival Bridge Run Brew Bash ft Strung Like a Horse, Palmetto Brewing, 289 Huger St, Charleston, SC
12pm - Cooper River Bridge Run After Party, Eleve Restaurant & Rootop (Grand Bohemian Hotel), 55 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC
Regardless of who wins the Bridge Run in 2017, there is little doubt that Charleston will be the big winner.