Originally opened as the Johan Armleder Wine and Lager Beer Saloon in 1860, the Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant is a downtown institution. Though the saloon faced tough times during Prohibition and had to close down, it was later revived in 1986 as a place for locals to socialize over traditional American fare and cold pints. The restaurant's happy hour is quite popular and it's location in downtown pulls in a mix of tourists and office goers alike. The annual Crab Carnival and Oyster Festival are a must for seafood enthusiasts. Dine on traditional American with a Southern influence like the Charleston Crab and Grits; OTR Loaf; The Dixie Chicken; and Jampastalaya.