Ultimate Guys Getaways in Berkeley County
Some of our most profound moments come in the company of men we call brothers—and some of our wildest adventures. It’s been a while since a lot of us had the chance to catch up and wind down with the boys, and isn’t it about time? Berkeley County, SC, is an ideal destination for that long-overdue guy’s getaway or postponed bachelor party—hunting and fishing, golfing and grilling, and a little of our favorite libations.
Is there anything better than packing a cooler and fishing with your buddies? The Santee Cooper lake system is the premier stop for freshwater anglers in South Carolina, with over 160,000 acres of water brimming with record-sized catfish, bass, crappie, striper, and more.
If fishing is your trip’s focus, Berkeley County boasts ten fish camps with waterway accommodations, spanning comfortable digs to camping tents. Mac’s Landing Camp is perfect for cabin relaxation and laidback lake views. Or try Angel’s Landing Campground, where you can play up your stay in the resort-style pool and Rec Hall or kick it old school at a lakeside tent site.
Most locations allow you to bring your own boat or hire a guide. After all, DIY is great for some, but with a fishing guide, you don’t have to waste any of your trip poking around for the sweet spots. Santee Cooper Country’s fishing guide professionals can find you the fish you want, when you want them, whether you’re after a trophy catch or just a good time.
Landlubbers have plenty to enjoy in Berkeley County, too, especially golf. At Berkeley Country Club, you can show off your best drive among the stately live oaks, taking advantage of the phenomenally fast greens. Guests are treated to a tournament experience in the “Low Country” style clubhouse—including the full-service Exeter Grill and Lounge and a fully stocked golf shop.
Nestled in the nearby city of Goose Creek you’ll find Crowfield Golf Club. The course is wrapped around the ruins of the old Crowfield Plantation, which makes for terrific views and challenging, yet still friendly, play. After 18 holes on Crowfield’s well-groomed fairways, head over to the Bar & Grill for pub-style lunch or dinner and a selection of over 30 craft beers.
On any kind of boy’s night out, you’ve got options for good eating in Berkeley County. Sports fans can’t miss an afternoon watching the big screens at Madra Rua Irish Pub, pint in one hand and fish & chips sandwich in the other. If you’re more of a burger guy, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is a regional sensation—go classic All-American or Bistro, with smoked Gouda, grilled onions, and chipotle avocado crema.
For something a little more upscale, the cocktail menu at SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar in Summerville brings together 70 premium tequila selections with a food menu full of Southern takes on Southwest flavors. Or treat yourselves to a true gentleman’s evening at Halls Chophouse in Nexton Square. Pair a dinner of the finest USDA Prime Steak, hand-cut and meticulously aged, with hearty signature sides and a scotch or cognac digestif.
Crack a Cold One
Looking for a place to grab a beer after dinner or a day out on the water? Head down to Daniel Island for a full-fledged, full-flight brewery experience at New Realm Brewing Company. Enjoy the selection of 27 taps out on the immense outdoor patio or head inside to catch a live show.
While you’re in the neighborhood, head down to Indigo Reef Brewing Company. Chill and unwind in their generous, sleek, and shiplapped taproom featuring 14 hospitable brews. Cheers, fellas!
Brotherhood is the Best Wealth
Whether it’s time to take a break from the daily grind or celebrate your best man’s big milestone, a little fellowship goes a long way. Get back to nature with your band of brothers at ExploreBerkeleyCounty.com.