✯ The Royal American ✯

 
 
John played in bands and traveled the world before settling in Charleston 10 years ago. When he’s not working, he still travels, plays music, and chills with his pug, Louis Armstrong.

John played in bands and traveled the world before settling in Charleston 10 years ago. When he’s not working, he still travels, plays music, and chills with his pug, Louis Armstrong.

John Kenney

 
Karalee loves to torture herself by opening restaurants.  She’s currently working on #10.

Karalee loves to torture herself by opening restaurants.  She’s currently working on #10.

Karalee Fallert

 
 
Jeremy has been with The Royal American for almost five years, and is known as the “consigliere.”  Enough said.

Jeremy has been with The Royal American for almost five years, and is known as the “consigliere.”  Enough said.

Jeremy Williams

Matt started running sound/lights for us in the summer of 2015.  When he’s not working, he produces music and runs a recording studio/label called Coast Records.  He also plays drums in Human Resources and fills in with numerous Charleston groups.

Matt started running sound/lights for us in the summer of 2015.  When he’s not working, he produces music and runs a recording studio/label called Coast Records.  He also plays drums in Human Resources and fills in with numerous Charleston groups.

Matt Zutell

Blake joined the Royal team on day one.  He pretty much runs things - from the front door to the kitchen line.

Blake joined the Royal team on day one.  He pretty much runs things - from the front door to the kitchen line.

Blake Herrington

 
 
The Crew

The Crew


 
 

History

The Royal American has served quality food and drink since 2011, as well as consistently dishing up some of the area’s best original live music.  Musical acts range from cutting edge local and regional bands to established national acts.

Located in the ‘50’s era building that previously housed the “Ole Charleston Forge,” on Charleston’s upper peninsula, owners John Kenney and Karalee Fallert aimed to maintain the building’s unique industrial character as they developed The Royal American. Once known as the premier local source for commercial iron work in Charleston, the bar/restaurant feels worn in and comfortable, and takes a friendly, but no-nonsense approach to everything they do.  From a large selection of old school canned beer, to chargrilled hamburgers and baked potatoes, to booming concerts, The Royal American acknowledges and honors its gritty past.

In addition to the main bar area, The Royal American has front, back, and side patios that are available for private and semi-private events ranging from 20 - 320 people.