We're excited to share that Bumpa's is featured in Global Traveler's article

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There’s no specific season to visit Charleston, South Carolina; this charming, historic town offers something year-round, and with top-notch restaurants and boutique hotels, you’ll leave wondering why you didn’t visit sooner.

— Aoife O’Riordan

Bumpa's was also featured in the article

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There are so many incredible things to do in Charleston, SC. Whether you're drawn to its renowned culinary delights, captivated by its scenic and historic waterfront, or eager to explore its many cultural treasures, Charleston has a lot of diverse activities to offer to any and all travel enthusiasts.

— Marly Garman

Comfort Food

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In the heart of Charleston's historic French Quarter, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of East Bay Street, stroll down Cumberland Street to uncover a hidden gem.

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— Daria Smith

6 bars to visit while holiday shopping downtown

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If there’s something cozier than a pub during December — Charleston’s balmy weather conditions, be damned — we have yet to find it. Tucked off of East Bay Street, Bumpa’s doesn’t take itself too seriously, offering guests everything they want and need from a pub, from hot wings to a robust cocktail menu to plenty of TVs for watching sports games.

— Connelly Hardaway

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.

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

The Newest Brunch Spots in Charleston

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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

Meet Dan Sullivan

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We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Dan Sullivan a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.

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The search for the perfect hangover burger

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Charleston is a drinking town. With binge drinking of alcohol here well above the national average, revelers know that picking the best post-drink grub in Charleston is equally as important as choosing the right drinking establishment.

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12 places to watch football in Charleston

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Fall is here and for lots of folks around town, the weekends are for football.Over the past couple of weeks, we asked you where you watch football when not in person at a game or at home, and here’s what you told us.

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— Erika Grimes

Top 8 off-the-beaten-path places to watch sports in Charleston

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Bumpa’s 2020 opening was clouded by the pandemic, causing this Irish pub to largely fly under the radar. Owned by brothers Dan and Conor Sullivan, the converted warehouse is now filled with regulars and those who venture off nearby East Bay Street.

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Lowcountry Eats: Bumpa’s

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In this week’s Lowcountry Eats, Josh heads downtown to Cumberland Street for a stop at classic Irish pub Bumpa’s.

— Josh Marthers

19 Best Restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina to Try Today

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Tantalize your taste buds in this Irish pub just off the main street of Charleston, South Carolina. There’s a lovely community atmosphere here – the owner is often spotted greeting customers and the staff don’t ever seem to stop smiling. Bumpa’s disco fries will have you dancing the night away and you’ll love their hilariously-named cocktails.

— Kalyn

Florida Country Magazine

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December 2022/January 2023

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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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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

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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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.”

— 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, outlining the full menu and cocktail list.

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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.”

— 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.”

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— Holy City Sinner