Near Bay Street, this pub occupies a historic location, a bar having operated here since 1803. The name comes from the days when Charlestonians opened up illegal "parlors of consumption" before the days of speak-easies -- these parlors were known as "blind tigers." The legend was that admission fees were paid to see the mythical beast known as a Blind Tiger, with "complimentary" cocktails served. Lawyers and businessmen in suits frequent the on-site Four Corners Café at lunch, but at night more casual attire is worn by the crowd, usually in the 30-to-40 age range. Live jazz or other music is played in the evening. Out back is a walled deck with subdued lighting and fountains. The bar is open Monday to Saturday 11:30am to 2am.
- © Frommer's 2013