Southern Living Names Basico as One of The South’s Best New Bars

AR-130909748.jpg&q=80&MaxW=750&MaxH=350Basico’s updated country club vibe earned the Park Circle taqueria a spot on Southern Living’s list of The South’s Best New Bars, featured in this month’s issue of the magazine.

According to an editor’s note, the 20 chosen bars are “a throwback to a time when whiskey and Champagne were sipped by elegant folks in sleek social rooms,” minus the pretension. Basico at Mixson Bath & Racquet Club won praise for its summery, un-stuffy ambiance and spicy grapefruit margarita.

Basico was grouped with Nashville’s ultra-trendy Pinewood Social, the carnivalesque eating-and-drinking warehouse from The Catbird Seat team, in the “social club” category.

Other Charleston bars appearing on the list of The South’s 100 Best Bars are The Bar at Husk, The Gin Joint, FIG, The Belmont and The Griffon.

To celebrate the list’s release, the magazine is sponsoring a “South-wide Happy Hour” next Friday. Basico is offering two-for-one grapefruit margaritas and cocojitos; The Gin Joint is selling a $10 snack-and-cocktail package and The Griffon’s serving up five-buck boilermakers.

The complete list of winners is here.

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