Here's a couple places if your looking to smoke off the beaten path.
The Rooftop at the Vendue Inn
- This is a rooftop bar/restaurant that has a nice view of Charleston that you can still smoke at. It has 2 levels and usually has a band playing during happy hour (5:00p.m - 7:00p.m drink specials). Very good place to go if the weather is nice. Last time I was there Kevin Costner was up there having a good time.
Vendue Inn - Charleston, South Carolina (SC)
19 Vendue Range,Charleston, SC 29401
- This one is located on James Island not to far from the James Island connector from downtown. This is a music venue with a huge back patio with a roof on top of most of it. It also has a cuban restaurant the El Bohio connected to it. El Bohio is one of the few if not the only authenic cuban restaurant in town. It has fair prices and the food is out of this world, it is run by Vanesa a Johnson and Wales graduate and I believe she's 2nd generation cuban. They have a little humidor sitting on the bar if you forgot to bring a smoke. From spring to Dec they keep the back patio open for happy hour while a local bluegrass/country band plays, otherwise they do not open the patio unless they are having a show and you have to pay a doorcharge.
1977 Maybank Hwy. Charleston, SC 29412
The Tin Roof
- If your in the West Ashley area after Kingston's is closed check out this place. It looks ruff on the outside but it is very trendy but dark inside. The patio they have out back is enclosed with a tin roof with some unique and comfortable furniture. The crowd here tends to be fun loving mid 20's to mid 30's with a little indie/punk edge(in a good way). I've actually gotten alot of postive comments about the smell of my cigars here and nonsmokers will even ask to try puff. They open around 5:00pm but ussualy does not get crowded until 9:00-10:00pm. So you can enjoy a smoke here ealy before the crowd comes or later if your a night owl. They also have a screen projector on their patio that they play movies on and a very good import beer selection (lots of Belgians).
1117 Magnolia Road
- No smoking ban out here, Snapper Jacks
right off center street has a rooftop on it with a view of the ocean. Right across the street is 11 Center Wine and Gourmet
another rooftop establishment. During the summer the Tiki Bar at the Holiday Inn
is open and has music during the weekend. Although, what am I talking about your at the beach smoke wherever you want.
All of these place are located off center street the main street into Folly.
Hope this helps, these a couple places I found to be cigar friendly that won't be featured in most tourist maps.