Mad River Bar and Grille, 32 North Market Street, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
A Church turned in to a bar!!! Built in 1915 and in 1916 was named the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. It served as a church until 1964 when it was deconsecrated as it was no longer needed. The religious symbols were removed n 1967. On 2nd of September1989 it was damaged by hurricane Hugo and shortly there after it was restored. The bar is located in the main body of the church. They have 13 flat screen tv's and a 72 inch projection screen to make this place a sports bar. The sit up bar is at least 40 feet long and can seat 20 people. The surface of the bar is finished in copper. What a cool concept to turn a church in to a bar. They also have 5 booths and numerous tables and chairs. They recently put in an out side patio area out back. Apparently it turns into a high energy bar after 10 pm! But in the afternoon it was pretty laid back, and a nice was to take a break from sight seeing!!