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Taps: 21 / Bottles: 160
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
309 King St
phone: (843) 723-7374
(Place added by: inebrius)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
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: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Met up with a fellow Charleston for pizza, draft and beer trade. Figured this way I can give Mellow Mushroom the 30 dollars instead of giving it to Fedex as a trade.
The only downside to this place is the fact that it is downtown in the tourist area. A charlestonian tolerates tourists like a cat tolerates water. However, it was worth the trip.
This is a two level college type bar. The top floor is a bar, but the bottomw floor is a pizzaria where all the bar selections are available. The beer selection is great for anywhere, but since it has little competition, OUTSTANDING for Charleston. The bar menu listed over 200 bottled beers and the draft selection is exotic and fresh. Tonight they were offering Rogue JLS Glen Ale, Terrapin India Brown, Rogue Imperial and too many others to mention. The service was great considering how busy they were and the food is good and affordable.
This will be a standard haunt of mine, especially when it gets colder and the tourist are less dense. All around a great draft bar.
10-07-2007 03:15:00 |
More by MarkSCCOT
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
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: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Went there tonight for some dinner and some beer. I was very pleasantly suprised by the beer selection they had. They had around 10 different items on tap, and some decent selections of things that I had not tried. They had a respectable amount of bottled beer as well.
Food is great as usual. The pizzas here are really good and you can get some different things.
Service was a little slow, but it was good. They took care of us, but they were busy.
Atmosphere was good, but it was crowded. Its not really fair for me to ding them as a Virginia Tech meeting place, but that did take away a little bit as people were jumping line to go upstairs for the gathering up there.
Overall a nice place to stop by.
10-02-2011 03:09:35 |
More by thadbme
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
How can you miss at M.M.? A wide glass front opened onto the m.d.s. to the immediate right with round restaurant tables and chairs in each of the bowed-out windows. Booths lined both exposed back walls with some trippy paintings on the right wall and a Lite-Brite construct and a snaking mural in the overhead on the left wall. The exposed, equally snaking kitchen ran down the back of the left wall with the stairwell up to the second floor across from the kitchen on the right side. Vintage-looking tables and chairs lined the centerline. Upstairs at the top of the stairs was a Mushroom and a bas-relief rendition of mushrooms and palmettos. Continuing aft, there were two bas-reliefs: one of a surfing mushroom and another of tqll sailing ships. A series of windows all of the way forward overlooked King Street. The draw? The aluminum-topped bar on the right side wall and 7 taps and a two-doored cooler chock full of good beer. "Brewland" was their bas-relief version of Candyland above their aquarium. Wildly mellow!
I really dug watching them hand throw the dough. Their pizzas are bangin', yo! A small is plenty for one; a medium for two; and the large must be as big as the National Debt. We split the Caesar!, Caesar! pizza which came with a Caesar salad as part of its topping. No kidding. Mellow out.
12-16-2009 09:56:24 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visiting from Canada, found this place using BA.
Even the non-beer enthusiasts in the group were impressed.
Great beer selection, in bottle and on tap. I had the Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, from Columbia SC, a very good brew, and a seasonal offering from Rogue. Prices quite reasonable.
Service was great, with a very pleasant and attentive young lady, who really knew her beer.
Great pizza, excellent crust-must be using beer to make it.
Located downtown on King, easy to miss, but watch for the mushrooms on the door handles.
I would highly recommend this place; for beer and for pizza lovers.
01-02-2007 03:24:44 |
More by martinhunter
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great beer bar. Probably one of the best beer bars I've seen in South Carolina. I think I counted thirteen taps and the bartender said they keep around 140 unique bottled beers. Have a small fridge with seven to ten seasonals. Being that it was winter and South Carolina bars can't sell anything higher than six percent, the seasonals weren't the best ever but I'm sure it's better in other seasons. Great atmosphere with lots of college kids from nearby College of Charleston. They have a Brewland game and 100 Beer Club for people to frequent the bar and keep up with the different brews they've had there. Great place. Definitely worth visiting.
12-30-2005 03:27:44 |
More by timtheenchanta
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
This is a very trendy place for the college folks. Though I try to stay away from trendy things, this is veryaddictive and is worth it. The bartenders are really nice and know their patrons very well. They had me down like white on rice after only 2 visits. Started out with a Woodchuck off tap, then John Courage off tap, then Guiness off tap, and finally a Anchor Steam off tap. They have a nice top notch selection of beer, liquor, wine and food. Definately need to stop by, even if it's to look at the phalic styled mushroom doorhandles!
12-11-2002 19:08:39 |
More by JISurfer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
I followed some recommendations to visit the MM, and I can say both me and my wife are glad we went. The bar is upstairs while the kitchen is downstairs, so we trodded up to the bar. We were pleasantly surprised that no one was seated at the bar, as every table on both floors were filled with patrons eating pizzas and hoagies (it was lunch time). There are colorful "Mushroom people" 3D paintings on the walls for decoration, and a Brewland game board over the bar. I didn't ask what that was about.
There were 12 beers on tap, mostly micros which was a nice surprise. My wife enjoyed the Rogue offering while I had a SNPA (one of my favorites with pizza). There were also about 100 other beers offered in bottles. There was a 100 Beer Club plaque containing patrons who sample 100 beers and in how many days they did it (one was 17 days while others were 200 days). The pizzas we had were very good, and the other food people were eating also looked great.
Service was very good at the bar, spotty at the tables but the place was packed. The bartender was very knowledgeable of the beers. Definitely a young crowd hangout.This was a great stop as most establishments we visited throughout our 10 day South Carolina trip did not offer this huge selection of beer with the good food.
09-01-2003 20:08:37 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been going to the Shroom since I moved to Charleston back in 2002. I used to frequent the place when I lived downtown, often going there after class, to watch games, and to work on the 100 beer club. Needless to say, the atmosphere of the bar hasn't changed... although they have expanded the seating area, put in a few more TV's and added a rooftop patio out back. Service at the bar has always been stellar, in my opinion - the current bartender (the guy who's there the most, at least) stays familiar with their draft offerings and can always make a good suggestion. As for table service, its probably hit or miss - there's a good chance you'll wind up with a college kid who knows very little about beer, with a chance that service will be a little slow. They have 15-20 taps, plus a slew of bottles, so selection is exceptional here. Last time I was there, they had Stone Smoked Porter, Prima Pils, Hennepin, and a couple of Coast offerings on draft - just to name a few. Food is great - superb pizzas and calzones, and a good assortment of sandwiches, salads, as well as some basic bar fare. I try to stop by for happy hour every once in a while - which is great by the way... half off all pints! You can't beat that.
08-16-2010 18:17:03 |
More by jpro
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