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Taps: 21 / Bottles: 160
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
309 King St
phone: (843) 723-7374
(Place added by: inebrius)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stop number five on our tour was for dinner here and to watch the Sox win the ALDS (which they did this night). Downstairs is more restaurant like, so I sat upstairs at the bar where there are a few tvs. The place has a cool restaurant/hippie vibe to it, which gave it a fun, young atmosphere. The bartender here was top notch. A young guy, very friendly. Went out of his way to make sure that a tv with the Sox game on was facing my end of the bar. Was also very helpful with aiding me in my search to drink local beers. His recommendations of three different Highland (NC) beers and one from New Holland (MI) were excellent. This place had the best selection in the city, in my opinion. Lots of great craft taps, and a great selection of bottles beers. Plus, the pizza here kicked butt. I recommend the house pizza, which had a crazy amount of toppings on it. Prices I thought were very good here considering the high quality of the product and service. We had a small pizza, and 5-6 beers, and it was about $45 before tip. Not bad. This was my favorite place in Charleston. And the Sox beat the Angels. A good night was had by all.
10-10-2008 01:30:45 |
More by morebeergood
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Went here as part of my beer foray into Charleston.
Atmosphere is good. The upstairs bar is a good size with a lot of TV's to keep me entertained. Not quite a sports bar, but pretty close. I saw a lot of families eating there.
Quality is good. Every pint glass I was served with was a Sweetwater 420 and you have to ask specifically for unchilled glasses, but nothing too terrible. I did notice they did have different glassware for Belgians.
Service was very good. I never had to wait long for a beer, and the staff actually knew a good bit about what they were serving.
Selection is the best I saw in Charleston. They had about 12 beers on-tap, including one COAST, three Rogue, a couple New Holland, and a few other microbreweries that I can't recall. Their bottle selection was also solid. I went there for Bear Republic, Palmetto and New Holland and they had plenty of that for me. They also had a lot of Georgia and North Carolina micros as well - I'd probably say there were about 100 bottle selections total.
Food was good, I got a steak 'n cheese as a snack to hold me over until dinner. Of course their pizza is the way to go.
I agree with some previous posters in that it's a little more expensive than the norm, but it's worth paying the extra dollar to get the selection available there.
Definitely stop by here if you're in Charleston and looking for local beer, or any good beer for that matter.
09-01-2008 22:10:50 |
More by glid02
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Nice chill atmosphere on the second floor of a pizza chain, its generally not terribly crowded but I'm a cook and am never there on a fri/sat night. Long bar with lots of lcd tv's and what not definitely a cool looking place in my book and not too pretentious.
The quality of the food is pretty good, ive only ordered food once and they definitely make good pizza dough.
Beer selection is about as good as charleston gets, they definitely have the best draft selection in charleston. 3 rotating Rogue taps with a lot of limited edition stuff floating through which is the highlight in my opinion. They also have 2 or 3 coast taps which is also a big plus. WHen I was there last they had avery's ipa and stout so they keep up with the time too which is cool. Bottle selection is not bad, a lot of sold selections. Abt 12, old rasputin, terrapin, lots of carolina and georgia stuff going on which is cool.
Prices are kinda steep in my opinion, a pint will run you like 4-6 bucks and an old rasputin set me back 6 so I definitely wouldn't call it cheap but that location is definitely not cheap either so its to be expected. IF you like draft beer, as of right now the MM is the place to go in Charleston check it out.
06-25-2008 21:55:36 |
More by YankChef
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here for a bite to eat on my way through town. I always try to make it a point to stop in at a friendly place and this was about as friendly as you can get. Nice two story place with the Pizza part downstairs, since the family was with me this is where we ended up. Huge selection of bottles rivaled anything I have seen in SC, I mean just a huge number. Must have been around 20 taps and all were pretty much quality. No BMC to be seen. Some nice Rogues and lots of locals. Food was excellent and the service was fast and efficient. Very cool atmosphere and a nice place to bring the family. Traffic getting there is a bit rough, but the trip was worth it. I will definitely be stopping back in here again.
10-12-2007 00:31:51 |
More by mikesgroove
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Met up with a fellow Charleston for pizza, draft and beer trade. Figured this way I can give Mellow Mushroom the 30 dollars instead of giving it to Fedex as a trade.
The only downside to this place is the fact that it is downtown in the tourist area. A charlestonian tolerates tourists like a cat tolerates water. However, it was worth the trip.
This is a two level college type bar. The top floor is a bar, but the bottomw floor is a pizzaria where all the bar selections are available. The beer selection is great for anywhere, but since it has little competition, OUTSTANDING for Charleston. The bar menu listed over 200 bottled beers and the draft selection is exotic and fresh. Tonight they were offering Rogue JLS Glen Ale, Terrapin India Brown, Rogue Imperial and too many others to mention. The service was great considering how busy they were and the food is good and affordable.
This will be a standard haunt of mine, especially when it gets colder and the tourist are less dense. All around a great draft bar.
10-07-2007 03:15:00 |
More by MarkSCCOT
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Went there after a tour of the city with my wife. Drank at the bar, which is on the 2nd floor (pizza restaurant on the first).
Was hoping to see some big beers since the law changed, but although the selection is large, I found myself not being impressed by much they had. I love big IPA's, and they have none. When I asked the bartender what their best IPA was, she pulled out a bottle of Harpoon. Harpoon is OK, but their best? Yikes. No Imperial Stouts either. They had Weihestephaner listed as on tap, but were out, as well as another German Hefe they were out of. They did have Hogarten, Ayinger Hefe, Hobgoblin, Arrogant Bastard, and many other fine beers, just nothing that a hop head would crave. No Stone, Great Divide, Victory, Bear Republic, and other than the Witbier, no Belgians at all.
I suppose some things only change slowly. Here's to hoping that SC becomes a beer destination some day.
07-23-2007 17:01:47 |
More by BeTheBall
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
First and foremost, this bar is one of 50 participating in the JLS (John's locker stock) program, therefore offers beer, that I cannot aquire in my home therefore, moves the party to the bar, which is key.
Also the "tome" as it is called has well over 200 beers to choose from, from $1 pabst cans to small time lowcountry mico's. The downstairs is where it's namesake pizzaria is located, which servers very good pizza and even better soft pretzles to go along with the beer and the kitchen stays open as long as the bar does.
There is also a 100 beer club, which is further incentive to try different beers and micro's as well as make regulars. I feel as though this breeds an exceptional atmosphere. In conversation, I mentioned that I was in the Navy, and immediately the regular I was talking beer with, bought a round, and the bartender got the next one on the house. Can't beat that!
06-04-2007 15:54:33 |
More by Willibomb
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by last night to watch Ohio State get blown out of the water by Florida in the BCS Championship game. I left at half time but had a good time while at MM.
Same setup as most other ones: Booths and tables downstairs with the kitchen, bar and more booths and tables up stairs with the teles. I was upstairs. Lots of The Citadel cadets were there since school was back in session. I actually had the best service at this MM than I have had at any other. The bartender paid attention and refilled my water and beer glass whenever needed.
They had about 20 beers on draft and maybe 50 bottles. I had draft beers: $4 Rogue Santas Private Reserve, $3.50 Terrapin Rye, $4 Imperial pint of Guinness, $4 Highland St Terese, and finished the night off with some $1 PBR cans.
This is a nice MM with tons of stuff to do around town as well. SInce it is right in downtown, there are about four or five more decent bars within walking distance.
Monday night is Metal Monday Karaoke right next door. WOW!!
01-09-2007 20:33:27 |
More by SaCkErZ9
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I stopped in here during a visit while on vacation. Overall, I would rate the service as being good. What was lacked in knowledge, was made up for in effort. Tons of beer to choose from here, from a large selection of Rogue to Samuel Smith, etc, etc. I made a couple of selections from the menu that they were out of, but the bartenders were able to make great recommenations that made my stop here enjoyable. Of course, a great laid-back atmosphere and a huge selection of beer. A great place to kick back and sample some beer.
01-07-2007 05:42:45 |
More by Neehan
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visiting from Canada, found this place using BA.
Even the non-beer enthusiasts in the group were impressed.
Great beer selection, in bottle and on tap. I had the Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, from Columbia SC, a very good brew, and a seasonal offering from Rogue. Prices quite reasonable.
Service was great, with a very pleasant and attentive young lady, who really knew her beer.
Great pizza, excellent crust-must be using beer to make it.
Located downtown on King, easy to miss, but watch for the mushrooms on the door handles.
I would highly recommend this place; for beer and for pizza lovers.
01-02-2007 03:24:44 |
More by martinhunter
Mellow Mushroom in Charleston, SC
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