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2:16 am on Friday October 11, 2013

New management: Big John's to reopen in a purified vision

While word of The Green Door's closure of it's brick and morter home were true, new manager Ryan Condon says he isn't shutting down dive bar Big John's for good. Rather the uncle Condon says he's seeking only to clean up the environment and return...
11:59 pm on Wednesday October 9, 2013

Not only is Green Door moving out, but it seems Big John's is also closing

Foodies were dismayed to hear that with a new Big John's owner in the mix, the partnership with adopted sibling restaurant, The Green Door, is ending on October 31. But it seems the news is worse: The Post and Courier food critic Hanna Raskin shares...
12:39 am on Monday November 19, 2012

Roti Rolls co-ops a bit of Big John's space to open The Green Door

Image by The Green Door Note the green door tabletops. Update: There'll be a preview dinner. Local food truck slingers of Asian, Indian, Caribbean, Latin and Southern inspired food Roti Rolls have worked out a deal to take over a rear portion of...
12:20 pm on Tuesday March 8, 2011

Big John's Tavern hosts fundraiser for injured Stingray, Kirk Daubenspeck

Image by Kirk Daubenspeck Kirk DaubenspeckCharleston's "best dive since 1955," is showing their support for injured SC Stingray player Kirk Daubenspeck by hosting a fund raiser this Sunday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. On Thursday, February 17th, 2011...
3:34 am on Wednesday December 22, 2010

Charleston pool room grit at Big John's

Image by Chrys Rynearson The pool table area at Big John's Tavern - open on East Bay Street in downtown Charleston since 1954. Also check out Rynearson's shot of their Christmas "tree."
2:19 pm on Friday April 2, 2010

The oldest dive bar in Charleston: Big John's Tavern marking 55 years

Image by Robert Epps Charleston's Best Dive Since 1955 Swing by and help celebrate 55 years in business for Big John's Tavern. On Friday, April 16, they'll be celebrating with live music, drink specials, and giveaways at, you guessed it, 251 East...