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Wine and Food Festival

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Dan and Conor Sullivan have owned Bumpa’s @ 5 Cumberland in Charleston for almost two years. Their dream of a bar named for their grandfather became a reality after years of hard work and careful planning. They are very proud to be representing their establishment for the second time at Wine + Food and can’t wait to serve Charleston some of their delicious loaded French Fries. And next time you're in the French Quarter, stop into Bumpa’s and let them pour you a beer.

Where to find Charleston’s delicious hidden gems

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Tucked away on Cumberland Street near the waterfront, Bumpa’s is a new hidden gem itself. After quietly opening this summer, executive chef Joe Palmitessa rolled out a menu featuring elevated bar fare like Scotch eggs, fried shrimp rolls and hearty burgers along with one can’t-miss riff on a Northern classic.

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A Conversation with Dan and Conor Sullivan, Bumpa’s Restaurant

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There is a new restaurant in downtown Charleston. Bumpa’s is in a great location at 5 Cumberland Street in the heart of the French Quarter. Brothers Dan and Conor Sullivan started working on a business plan for their first ever restaurant. As fate would have it, all of those years of intense planning led to an opening date in the spring of 2020 during a global pandemic. The opening was put on hold. After a reset to prepare for the realities of COVID-19, Bumpa’s opened in June. It’s a beautiful, space with a great vibe. They promise a warm greeting and service that will make you feel like home, and never keep you waiting. They promise a bar that their grandfather, Bumpa, would have been loved.

— Who's on the move team
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From the start, brothers Dan and Conor Sullivan knew they wanted to locate their Irish pub at a storied French Quarter address. After all, it didn’t make sense to put a bar named for their grandfather in a shiny new building. (Not incidentally, they also couldn’t find an available space in the trendy North of Morrison district.) So the Sullivans settled on 5 Cumberland St. as soon as they saw it. Even with several windows covered up and the kitchen jammed into the corner, they would see potential in the brick walls of the old phosphate warehouse, most recently occupied by Moe’s Downtown and Cumberland Smokehouse.

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— Hanna Raskin

The Newest Brunch Spots in Charleston

Eater Carolina

If you've made your way through the essential brunch restaurants in Charleston and still yearn for another mimosa in a different setting, we present this list of the new spots servicing the early crowds. To be on the Brunch Heatmap, these establishments must be less than a year old (with some consideration for those barely over the mark or changes in the kitchen).

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— Erin Perkins

What’s New in Charleston This Fall

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With its vibrant culture, rich history, exquisitely-preserved architecture, idyllic coastal location, celebrated dining scene and friendly locals, Charleston is one of America’s best loved travel destinations. Come, experience what’s new in the Charleston area this fall!

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— Explore Charleston

Food Friday: Bumpa’s

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Check out a new addition to Charleston’s restaurant scene; Bumpa’s! Co-Owner’s Dan and Conor Sullivan gave a peek into their dining creation, and Chef Joe Palmitessa took us back to the kitchen where he whipped up, “Breakfast Before I Pass Out.”

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— Leyla Gulen

Bumpa’s, Downtown Charleston’s Future Favorite Bar, Is Now Open At 5 Cumberland Street

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Bumpa’s, a new bar housed in a beautifully restored 19th Century warehouse, has opened its doors at 5 Cumberland Street. Located in the historic French Quarter, Bumpa’s features specialty French fries, proprietary-blend burgers and other elevated bar food. It is the first bar concept by brothers Dan Sullivan and Conor Sullivan, who are paying loving tribute to their grandfather, “Bumpa.” The website is also now live at www.bumpas-chs.com, outlining the full menu and cocktail list.

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— CRBJ Biz Wire

New Downtown Bar Housed in a 19th Century Warehouse to Open June 22nd

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Bumpa’s, a new bar housed in a restored 19th Century warehouse, will open its doors at 5 Cumberland Street on June 22nd. Located in the historic French Quarter, Bumpa’s will feature specialty French fries, proprietary-blend burgers, and other “elevated bar food.”

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— Holy City Sinner

New Downtown Bar Opening This April in 19th Century Cumberland Street Warehouse

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Bumpa’s, a new bar inside a recently restored 19th Century warehouse, will open its doors at 5 Cumberland Street this April. The French Quarter spot will offer patrons food and drinks inside the 150-year-old warehouse. It is the first bar concept by brothers Dan and Conor Sullivan (right), who are paying tribute to their grandfather, “Bumpa.”

Conor and Dan Sullivan
— Holy City Sinner