Bourbon n Bubbles

4.2
603 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Bourbon n Bubbles is Upper Kings luxury restaurant and bar. Enjoy our offerings of appetizers and shared plates coupled with a premier selection of Champagne, bourbon, and hand-crafted cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
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JohnD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very impressed. Small, intimate place with a smaller menu, but everything was outstanding. Wife is a vegetarian and they had lots of options. I had shrimp & grits and it was killer. Obviously a good drink & wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Thanksgiving dinner was sub-par. Would never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

It rates itself as an upscale dining experience, but the set up is more fancy cocktail lounge with small cocktail sized tables. Not good for anything dining other than drinks and appetizers. It’s awkward and disappointing to be charged $75 a person for a prix fixed holiday diner only to be seated in a noisy bar with a slamming door at two mini tables. Too tight of a space. Spend your money elsewhere for dinner — Stop here for a cocktail you’ll get the experience without the “experience” if you catch my drift.

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JenQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Thanksgiving special menu. Should have had table already set, had to ask for place settings when we were served our food! Water was served in a plastic cup. Our server was very nice.

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MelissaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Booked a reservation here a few weeks before Thanksgiving for a price fixe meal not knowing what to expect. We’ve been to Charleston’s top restaurants and this was not one of them. Food was just meh, nothing special hal at all…for $75 po for a 3-course, it filled us up but that was about it. Woodford Reserve old fashioned (x2) were $20 bucks a piece…nothing special. Pumpkin pie tasted like it was out of a box. Our server Emily, was gracious but she could do little to ease the pain of the mediocre e Perrin e with mediocre food.
At almost $300 for 2 people, I felt completely taken advantage of. Come for a craft cocktail. Not the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat at bar and had a fantastic bartender named David.

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BryanT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really great drinks and cool vibe - charcuterie board was massive

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KenH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Drinks were amazing, no surprise based on the name. The food blew us away! Our new favorite dining destination.

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purdyshuz
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The hostess was pleasant when seating us and was the highlight of our experience. A film crew was there to interview the owners/managers/uncertain as to who or why, and was very obtrusive. And while I realize this is not a review of the film crew, I do believe it to be a reflection on the lack of attention and low service standards of the staff of B&B. We'd barely put in our drink order before the crew set up at elbow's distance from our table. Due to the layout of the restaurant we were essentially cut off from being able to leave our table, or have any service. Ironic you may see increasingly disgruntled diners in the background of the puff piece while sipping nothing but water, holding menus, and looking at their watch. Well more than 15 minutes went by when the bartender eventually stretched around the crew to hand us our drinks over the heads of other patrons. No apology, smile, or acknowledgement of the discomfort from the bartender or owner being interviewed. The rest of our time was essentially the same although eventually they did move away from our table. When the crew was breaking down their lighting they asked other patrons to move so they could set up ladders to take down lighting hanging above them and their food/drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a great time, celebrating our friend’s birthday! The staff/service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good ambiance. Crab dip was great.

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vipTurk52
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I took a friend for dinner to celebrate her birthday. The restaurant had been recommended by friends. The menu was extremely limited.

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NancyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good but this is more of a bar scene. I wouldn’t recommend for a nice quiet dinner which at this point in my life is what I look for.

The place is fun for drinks and a pick. It’s a younger crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits was delicious

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vipCMTL
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with friendly staff and great ambiance. Appetizers/ shared plates - olives , hummus , tempura shrimp- all delicious and of generous size. A few missteps: The harvest salad either came out minus the vinaigrette or it was too subtle to be noticed and one of the entrees ordered was not finished as requested. Nevertheless, a great experience in the upper King Street neighborhood.

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SouthernBellz
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First visit to this nice little spot on Upper King. Very cozy midcentury luxe vibe, lovely and welcoming staff, great food (3 out of 4 of us had the shrimp and grits, which was terrific).
A couple of the cocktails were far too sweet (we asked in advance) but the waiter was very accommodating if addressing that for our party. It's not an extensive menu, but there's a good diversity of choice - will definitely go back!

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vipming
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was superior, it was a little dark but the ambience was excellent. We will be going back

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RobertO
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the decor and theme of this place! It was our first time coming to this restaurant. Would definitely come again next time we are in Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue very worth the price

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JenniferM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service wasn't great and staff wasn't friendly.

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vipJoJo
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were only in Charleston for one day and it was a cold rainy Friday! Glad we chose Bourbon and Bubbles for dinner. It was a cool vibe and the food and drinks were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was amazing. Great staff and compliments to the chef. The food was fantastic. I would recommend to anyone asking for a favorite place to dine in downtown Charleston.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a cute place to grab drinks, food was average, but I would still recommend for the ambiance.

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vipFancyNancy
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice evening. Food was good but a bit heavy. Our waitress Kaitlin was fantastic- informative, fun and very helpful. A fun night for our first night in Charleston.

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JonathanC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and vibe. Food very good. Wine was even better!

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Traveler
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Truly poor food quality. Drinks were very expensive and small pours. Food was cooked a day in advance and lost its flavor. Salad was almost wilted. Steak was low quality and tough.

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RachelT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot when visiting, the cocktails are outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food not great, drinks mediocre. Will not be back but wanted to try.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Made a reservation and still had to wait 30 mins and then the staff couldn’t find my reservation. The waitress was very busy but took forever to order.

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Gary
Jacksonville
34 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Attentive server and great food in a fun atmosphere. Great selection of bourbons to enjoy. The only negative was the "4% CC Fee" that was added to the bottom of our check. Server told us that this is a fee for credit card usage and would be removed if we paid cash. Two points here: if you are going to add a 4% fee then build it into the cost and offer a 4% discount by paying cash; if you are really paying a 4% merchant service fee then you are overpaying. I understand the cost of doing business, but be upfront with your customers and don't surprise them at the end.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The broken table in 4 chunks and disgusting dirty menus kind of killed it for us.

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Kria
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Will never go back there. I thought this was a classy nice place based on marketing but it's actually super cheap and tacky inside. Took 23 mins to order 1 drink while seated a table we had reservations for. Definitely not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience5

Too much buck for the bang

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too loud and outdoor dining isn’t a viable optionas it’s constricted and too close to the street.

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vipTimR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. Tables suck though!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed my dining experience here and the food was thoughtfully prepared. My only negative with this establishment is my problem and maybe nobody else’s. The place has a great swanky lounge atmosphere which certainly appeals to the younger crowd and I’m all about it but the lighting is definitely on the darker side of things which for a 50 year old requires me to break out the reading glasses and cell phone light to read or see anything that’s on my plate! Otherwise, it’s a cool joint!

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JenniferH
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for apps and pre-dinner drinks. The apps were great (charcuterie and pumpkin aranchini) and drinks were amazing. Has a great vibe.

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NoShrIps
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The bench seating was all stained, in general kind of a scuzzy type of place.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was alright. Drinks were good bartender was helpful. Our waitress didn’t pay attention to us much, bartender came over to see if we had been helped 10 mins after waitress had taken our order she hadn’t put drinks in yet. Food came quickly after drinks finally came. Once food came we didn’t see our waitress for another 40 mins before we were finally able to get the check. The place overall seemed like it would typically be good I think we had a fluke experience.

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Bourbon n Bubbles is rated 4.2 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.