The South Seas Tiki Lounge was a tiki bar in Charleston, South Carolina, opened in July 2017.
The small space had outdoor seating, with an interior lounge. The menu included tropical drinks and small plates.
Owner Jonathan Buckley (owner of the nearby Scarecrow & Co.) is a longtime tikiphile with a large tiki mug collection that was displayed in the bar.
They received rave reviews for their cocktail program and seemed to be doing vey well. However, on January 3, 2019, South Seas posted on Instagram that they were closing up their Ann Street spot, which included both the tiki lounge and sushi bar.
Their IG caption read, “Thanks Charleston, it’s time to wrap things up here and move our Tiki Collection to a New City."
Buckley later stated that the section of the building they were in was always defined as a space for semi-permanent pop-ups and that the plan was always to eventually close down and move to a new location outside of Charleston.