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Swig & Swine smokes all day so you don’t have to!! Drop in for some classic SC BBQ and grab a cold pint of a local craft beer. Sit back, relax and get your Swig & Swine on with us…
It’s a point of pride for Swig & Swine to cook the Lowcountry’s best barbecue. To do that, they simply take their time and slowls smoke their meats. This locks in both the flavor and natural juices. They use custom-built smokers and onlu burn to cook their meats, adding more logs to their burn barrel every 15 minutes for a continuous source of hardwood embers for cooking.
On the menu, you will find “the whole barnyard, from pork and cow to chicken and turkey.” They cook each for hours. In fact, the brisket takes almost 14 hours to reach perfection. Overall, simple ingredients—salt, pepper, smoke, and meat—come together to form perfect, delicious barbecue every time.
Bet you can’t wait to taste!
In the meantime, get to know Chef Anthony DiBernardo and Swig & Swine:
Anthony DiBernardo is the owner-operator of Swig & Swine. His culinary history is as diverse as their menu. From cooking for the crew on a Navy sub to being a chef at Kiawah Island and several of downtown Charleston’s best restaurants, DiBernardo has done it all. Over time, he developed a passion for naturally smoked meats and competed in KCBS-sanctioned events. That lifelong experience comes through in the quality of the food Swig & Swine serves.
Enjoy an audio interview of DiBenardo on The Manual Podcast. That is followed by a video and panorama that gives you a look inside of Swig & Swine.
In addition, here are a couple of other reviews you may enjoy:
Google’s Local Guide Angee Cantu, author of over 60 Google Reviews, was only visiting Charleston, a city known for its restaurants, but Swig & Swine may be worth skipping the others in favor of return visits:
Awesome dinner!!! It was happy hour too…a bonus!!!
I had the pulled pork sandwich (which was $5 for happy hour) & the hash & rice side ~ the pork was super tender & moist & there was sooooooo much meat, soft bun, plus a great choice of sauces on the table!! I loved a combo of the jalapeno & red sauce, incredible! My hash & rice was also VERY good…if I wasn’t so full, I would have asked for more!
My hubby had a half chicken & 3 sides (for $12), a New Year’s special. He had smoked Brussel sprouts, mac & cheese & corn pudding ~ again, EVERYTHING was delicious!! We shared the pecan chocolate bourbon pie ~ I’m not a fan of pecan pie but my hubby loved it! My hubby had a Kentucky Bourbon ale & I had a bloody Mary ~ both amazing!!
FABULOUS service too…Belinda ROCKS and if you don’t know what you want, trust whatever Belinda tells you to get!! :)) We’re only in Charleston for 3 nights, but we may have to go back!!
Over on Yelp, Charleston-area resident John K is no stranger to BBQ usually relying on his own skills, but Swig & Swine is the one place in Charleston that is worthy of his business:
I usually use my Big Green Egg for my barbecue addiction and Swig & Swine is the only other place I will go for barbecue. I have tried all the other barbecue restaurants in Charleston and I am not impressed with any of them.
Swig’s wings are dry-rubbed and delicious. The burnt ends are amazing. The corn pudding is awesome! It is a very casual and relaxed place to chill out and enjoy some really great barbecue!
The one negative is the parking. The parking lot is very small. Park next door at the shopping center! I can’t wait till the North Charleston location is back up and running!!!! Enjoy!