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Taps: 6 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1075 Montague Ave
phone: (843) 225-1796
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Kind of a hippie vibe, Asheville-esque. Service however is significantly better than Asheville. Smallish but nice menu, many local ingredients. Italian brick oven flair.
No TV's, gotta entertain yourselves.
6 on draft, about 20 bottles. Bottle list is mostly major micros and macros. Draft is where it's at. Coast and Holy City. Westbrook also, this also was the only local bottle(can). Flights of all on draft available. Graveyard Shiftee from Holy City was very good.
A real nice place to eat and have a quality beer, but it is not a place to come to ooh over the selection. There's probably only going to be a couple you have not had, which is fine. Just probably not a go out of your way for beer kind of place.
02-02-2012 02:30:43 |
More by Bung
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
EVO is pretty much the place to go in N. Charleston to enjoy a solid selection of craft brews. They had 3 coast taps on when I was there, the idea of quality over quantity is definitely expressed here.
The quality of the establishment as a whole is quite solid, the food is stellar, the beer selection is also top notch, not in numbers, of course, but more in what is represented, there isn't a beer on tap that isn't well above average.
The service wasn't bad, but I would dare say that coming into this bar again, I would rather have a different bartender.
The selection I will give a high score, simply because quite a few styles are represented, and the examples are all of such high quality. Not to mention, the local influence of the Coast Brews, this makes everything better, one hell of a brewery.
The food is quality, fresh ingredients take front seat on a ride that your tastebuds will not soon forget.
03-06-2010 06:14:23 |
More by grayburn
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
set on the downtown North Charleston strip - kind of a stale area, or at least it appeared so at night - EVO is a cozy little pizza joint that happens to keep a small but high quality draft selection, nothing particularly special about the atmosphere but the place is tidy with a warm, lively feel, pizzas are tossed in plain view and the scents of cooking fill the smallish rectangular room, the bar counter is set far too high above the stools, so I soon moved outside to enjoy the balmy December weather
6 drafts total, on the time of my visit this consisted (to the best of my recollection) of Coast HopArt IPA, Kolsch, and the seasonal "Porter, Smoked", Southern Tier Old Man Winter and Fin & Matt, and a Great Divide barrel aged DIPA, 23 bottles total, most easy to come by with a few widely distributed locals available, not to fault them as I like what they're doing here - but I'm of the opinion that EVO would be a non-destination for beer were it not for having a few Coast selections on draft
not so keen on the chilled pint glasses, thus quality takes a hit - though it was only frosted rather than caked in ice
the bartender was great, even taking the time to leave the bar and check on me outside
didn't go for the food, but it looked pretty enticing - good use of local ingredients with some unique/interesting menu items to set them apart from your run-of-the-mill pizza parlour
no regrets, but six bucks is a bit on the high side for a standard-abv local pint imho, food prices were fair
12-12-2009 05:41:54 |
More by blackie
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was in town on business and thought I should check this place out, as there were many good reviews.
EVO is located in an older part of town that seems to be having a re-birth. A narrow brick building is the venue for wonderful local craft beer and simply prepared excellent food. On a Thursday night a jazz trip played while 20 and 30 somethings drank and ate.
They only had about 6 or 7 drafts, but they made up for it in quality. The names were not familiar to me, but they were great none the less.
The food was simple and fresh. I had an olive app that hit the spot.
I would reccomend this place to anyone looking for a scene. You may find a better beer list....food...or music elsewhere in the city. However, I don't think any of them put them together as nicely at EVO.
07-01-2009 12:30:31 |
More by ndolover
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is pretty much the best destination in Charleston for some good beer and dinner. There aren't like 20 taps (usually 6 or 8 I think) and there aren't 1000 bottles (but there's a decent list 50-100 maybe), but what is there is really impressive. It's a cool little place, with plenty of space at a table, though there are only maybe 8-10 and a bar. It feels really comfortable and you can tell that it will be enjoyable when you go in. The beer list, like I said is quality, occasionally they host COAST events for some rare beers on tap and they always have 2-3 on tap, plus plenty of other good stuff. And there isn't any of the low-quality or even average type stuff there. The service is nice and friendly, sometimes a bit slow, even with so few tables, but its never been bad. The selection (as mentioned above) isn't something that will blow people away, but the quality is what holds it together. And the food is very nice, there's always something interesting to try, with pizza, good calzone, sandwiches, etc., and there's some really great chocolate bars for dessert.
03-21-2009 22:26:15 |
More by taylorhamrick
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The food is all made from fresh ingredients, the chefs know what they are doing. The food is great for the price and the beer is as well.
I was in N. Charleston for about 6 weeks on a project and found this place. I'm sure glad I did! They rotate the drfaft beers around a bit and they have a great selection of bottled beer as well.
The staff is all great and Joy the bartender totally rocks! It's a small, but comfortable place and a definite required stop if you're in the area. They are closed on Sunday and Monday.
02-16-2009 22:30:01 |
More by BHethcote
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here a while back with my girlfriend before a concert. It's a nice small restaurant with a good atmosphere. I believe there is some outside seating as well if I remember correctly. They have several different pizzas on the menu (all sounded great) and a good beer menu that featured good variety. Not a hugely expansive menu, but quality. I remember them having some Allagash and some Rogue bombers as well as some Brooklyn products among other things. They also do flights which is how I chose to sample three delicious coast beers which were brewed just around the corner.
A great place to eat in north Charleston and probably the best place to get coast beer as it must be the closest restaurant in proximity to the brewery.
09-06-2008 13:26:56 |
More by hellomcfly
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
So you know i had to stop in hereo n my trip, what kind of BA would i be. First off I was thrilled to find it so easily, and then to find out there was a three piece Jazz band playing, this place was great! I actually did not drink as I was taking a night off, being here on business I have to be responsible. But I did eat dinner and chat with Les for a good long while. Selection was nice, Two COASTS on tap, Avery, Allagash, and a couple others. Decent bottle selection covering at least something from every brewery in the state. Awesome pizze man, seriously that was really friggin good. Service and really evertything was just great. I was really impressed here, this is a quality place that everyone should make a beer trip too!
08-15-2008 00:59:57 |
More by mikesgroove
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Places like EVO make me thank the heavens that Beerfly exists. I was in Charleston on vacation and never would have known about this little gem, if not for Beerfly. So thanks to all the posters before me.
First off, this is not a large place and it's not a fancy place - but the food was great, the service was exceptional and the price was very reasonable. I had the 3 Cheese Calzone and my girlfriend had the Pizza Margherita, I had about half of each and they were excellent. Calzone is one of my fav's and I'd put this one in my top 2 or 3 easy. Better than any I've had in Atlanta over the last 4 years. the pizza ingredients were fresh and well prepared.
As I said, service was outstanding, we got a table right away (they had just opened for dinner), the servers were friendly an attentive. Our waitress was very conversant about beer and we even had a discussion on the merits of the Coast Kolsch. Beer knowledge is a valuable asset.
They had 2 Coast offerings (Hopart IPA and the Kolsch) and generally seem to have whatever Coast brews are available. The waitress indicated that they would be getting another brew soon. I had 2 Hoparts and 1 Kolsch - both excellent.
I would highly recommend that you take the time to vist EVO if in the Charleston area. The hours were a bit funky, they open for lunch, then close and reopen for dinner. So check the hours if you are going mid to late afternoon.
06-23-2008 13:59:57 |
More by cashew70
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Thanks to BA, I knew this was going to be one of our stops during our visit to Charleston early in June of 2008.
A quaint corner spot, Extra Virgin Oven prides itself on quality over quantity. Amen to that, and then some. We were quickly greeted and seated on what was a blazing hot day in North Charleston. Our server - and forgive me as I do not recall his name - was bright, casual, intuitive, and very in tune with what was fresh and good.
The food menu is short in volume but high in quality. EVO does its best to procure as many ingredients from local purveyors as possible and they do a phenomenal job in using them as witnessed by my mushroom soup and my wife's farmer's salad starters. Exceptional freshness and distinction between all ingredients. My wife ordered a Pork Trifecta pizza - one which has its own bumper sticker in its honor - enough said, and I ordered the Pistacio Pesto. Again, fresh and vibrant flavors without being heavy, greasy, or overbearing. High quality ingredients here, for sure. The pizza, hands down, is perhaps the best I have ever had here in the States. My wife had the chocolate cinnamon mousse for dessert and I finished with the local goat's milk fudge ($1 for just enough of a taste...cannot beat that!).
The beer list is well above average, although my focus was on the Coast offerings of HopArt IPA and 32/50 Koelsch. Our server was on top of his beer knowledge and always knew when I was about to polish off my pint.
A fantastic stop, for sure. Anytime we are in the area going forward, we will be sure to make a stop here. Well worth the journey. Hats off to all involved.
06-09-2008 21:59:28 |
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