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Active Beers: 9
Beer Ratings: 88
Beer Avg: 3.19
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
161 E Bay St
phone: (843) 853-4677
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by hiikeeba:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I read the reviews of this place before visiting Charleston and decided to try it anyway. I'm glad I did. We arrived at 1:30 pm, and had to wait a bit for a table, which we expected because of the size of our party. I had smoked ribs that were very good. I tried a pale ale first, but was disappointed. It was bronze colored with a nice head, but a smoother flavor with almost no hop flavor. I was hoping for something hoppy to cut through the barbecue flavors. I tried the sampler and learned that i wasn't served the pale ale.
All in all, it was a great place! I hope to go back.
07-25-2006 18:46:08 |
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More by BlackBelt5112203
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$$
A good selection of various types of beers brewed on site. Some are excellent others ok. Three story setting has a something for everybody variety of atmospheres. Great looking building, lots of character. Service has been excellent both times we went there. Good variety of quality food. A fun place that is well worth going to for the food, beer and atmosphere. There seasonal IPA right now is very very good. Highly recommend this brewery/restaurant.
08-26-2013 01:03:56 |
More by Wrigfen
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
A big, slick brewpub right in the middle of the Charleston historic district. This is a very large reastaurant with two floors of seating and a glass enclosed brewhouse right in the middle of the dining area.
The food and beer are both pretty mediocre. The menu has a smokehouse theme, but it is kind of phoned in and certainly doesn't compare to the real, down home BBQ joints that can be found in this part of the country. The beer is standard, 90s brewpub stuff and on the weak side of average at that. The best of the lot was the pale ale, which had a nice hop character, but it didn't make up for the lackluster Black IPA or the flat out awful Red Ale.
Overall, it's an out of date, touristy pub that really isn't worth a visit considering the proliferation of genuinely good restaurants and beer bars in this town.
03-28-2012 07:04:25 |
More by nickfl
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
A: I've always thought this was a cool old building: Multiple stories, big high ceilings, exposed brick walls, the beer ranks right in the middle of the place enclosed by a glass partition. For a place right in the touristy part of town, it's not bad. One debit: the insufferable disco music they were playing on the stereo.
Q: Quality was iffy. Aside from the six house brews, there were only macros available.
S: The bartender was alright - not exactly what I would call the friendliest guy, but prompt and courteous. I didn't quiz him on the beers.
S: I tried one of each of the six house brews. It's a mixed bag. Two were pretty good, while the others were mediocre or worse. The only other beers on the menu were Bud, Bud Light, and Bud Light Lime. Could be better.
V: The house beers are $4.50 apiece, which I guess is standard for craft beer. The macros were about the same.
On the whole, this is an uneven place. It's always had potentialto be something great.
01-13-2012 18:53:26 |
More by avalon07
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
I stopped in for a beer while in Charleston only because I happened to be passing by.
It’s in a great old building with multiple floors that are open in the middle. The décor is authentic and comfortable with worn wood floors, exposed beams and a high ceiling. The kitchen area in the back is exposed to the dining area.
They had five on tap plus two guests. I was disappointed not to find an IPA but I went with the Pale Ale and it was pretty good. The bartenders were outgoing and helpful.
My expectations were low going in but I was somewhat impressed. I wouldn’t make an effort to visit but if in the area (which many tourists are), it’s a decent place to stop in for a beer.
06-21-2011 10:41:02 |
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