A neighborhood bar, restaurant, and live music venue located in downtown Charleston. Lunch service begins soon.

About Us

Located in the Ole Charleston Forge building on Charleston’s Upper Peninsula, The Royal American has been serving up quality food, drink, and live music since 2011. Stop in any night of the week for dinner, or to hear original live music from the best local, regional, and national artists. We are thrilled to welcome Chef Ben Ellsworth to our team, and are proud to be launching a brand new and expanded menu. Royal menu classics include our 32oz Punches, House-made Beef Jerky, House-ground Hamburgers, and Muffaletta Sandwiches. New dishes will include Music City Hot Shrimp, Magic Wings, 5-Way Cincinnati Chili, and Disco Fries.


We just launched a new menu alongside our kitchen remodel.

Contact our talent buyer.

Sound and space specs here.