A Look Inside: Scotty Doesn’t Know

October 4, 2023

Take a look inside Charleston’s speakeasy Scotty Doesn’t Know. One of Charleston’s best-kept secrets is hidden behind the newly-opened Charleston Custard and Candy Shop and Big Johns Tavern on East Bay Street. Upon entering the colorful custard shop, head to the back door, where a doorbell is hidden behind the drink fridge. Ring the bell to kick off your evening of cocktails, wine, and bites in the relaxing hideaway.

The Exterior

Don’t be fooled by the colorful front—you are in the right place.

The Interior

The Prohibition Era-inspired bar is decorated with antique furniture, glass light fixtures, and a variety of wall art to take guests back in time. There’s a variety of cozy seating options in the dimly-lit space, where patrons can sip carefully handcrafted cocktails.

Guru Tip: This hotspot fills up quickly, so make a reservation. You can also book the entire space for private events of up to 40 people.


Private Events

The Menu

The Menu at Scotty Doesn’t Know has unique, high-quality cocktails, wine, and champagne. If you want something refreshing and creative, order the Flowers Cocktail (Tanqueray gin, strawberry-infused Aperol, egg white, lemon, simple syrup). The speakeasy also offers small bites, including a macaron board, cheese board, cashews, and olives.

Guru Tip: Be sure to ask the team about their specialty drink made in an old-school Siphon Coffee Maker—they craft seasonal sake infusions in the traditional coffee maker.

Cocktail Menu

Wine Menu

The Details

Make a reservation at this hidden gem in Charleston. It’s an ideal spot for before/after drinks, date night, or an evening out with friends.

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