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$$ - reasonable
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205 Wade Hampton Blvd
phone: (864) 631-2525
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Reviews by beer2day:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
A great little find in Greenville.
Located on the edge of downtown, a short drive from Barley's. A little tough to find, especially at night, but worth the effort.
6 taps available for growler fills. Stone VE, Ballast Point Red Eye, Dales Old Chub and Gordon among the choices when I was there. They do a good job of keeping the website up to date with the drafts available.
Excellent selection of bombers and good selection of sixers. Store is not large, but they make up for the smaller selection with quality.
Service is stellar. Ed and Mike know their beer and are happy to make suggestions about new offerings. Also happy to order anything they can get their hands on for you.
Didn't know what exactly to expect when I stopped in, but really glad I did. I get to Greenville about 6 times a year and this will be a regular stop for me on every trip.
10-26-2010 01:02:03 |
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a great beer store. One negative would be that it was a little under stocked. They do not offer a lot of beer, but the quality is there. They also have a really nice lounge/tasting room in the back to enjoy one of their dozen beers on tap. Growlers are also available, which is a huge plus.
This place is a little on the outskirts of town, not within walking distance of anything, so driving is a must. I will definitely be stopping back the next time in Gville.
03-03-2013 04:26:14 |
More by dailyminefield
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
In town visiting friends this last weekend, and this place (which I have been wanting to visit since it opened) is just down the street from their new house. Hurray for me! Stopped in the first night to grab a growler of something. They had about 10 taps for growler fills (no consumption on premise), all of which were standout beers. We grabbed a growler of Avery Maharajah. A guy and a girl were working at the time. Both were friendly, but not overly helpful. Great selection of bottles here. The Belgian section was what first stood out to me. Those aren't usually my 'cup of beer,' but I was impressed with what was available. Great to see a lot of different breweries represented than I can't find in the Northern Carolina. Prices were decent. And the vibe/presentation was very cool. I will definitely be back to this place when we visit again.
[Side note, if you are visiting and find yourself at this store, make your way across the street to Henry's Smokehouse for some BBQ. You will not regret it.]
02-13-2012 15:02:37 |
More by Onenote81
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A little out of the way on the north side of town(for a visitor anyway). Parking is easy though.
Away from the tourism of downtown, certainly a place to hang out with a more local flair.
Two guys working were eager to help.
Wish they stayed open later during the week however. Was staying in Simpsonville for work, had to hussle up just to get a half our visit. The seating area is what made this place different from the exchange downtown. Doesn't have the volume and breadth of selection, but plenty of interesting stuff. Belgian selection was large, which though not my thing, was impressive. When out of town I'm looking to find things I can't get, which there wasn't a ton of other than said Belgians. There draft selection for consumption/growlers was excellent, though another thing I've not been getting because a growler is just too much volume for me.
09-01-2011 02:08:16 |
More by Bung
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great beer store near downtown Greenville. Ten growler stations with killer picks, very reasonably priced. They just started offering 32oz growlers, which makes it easier to try a wider variety, or try something higher in alcohol. Nice selection of bottles -- local breweries, Belgians, and special release stuff. Very nicely arranged store with plenty of space. Even some nice wine selections if you're into that. It's at least a 30 minute drive for me, but this is where I buy most of my beer these days. Great bunch of guys working there who are eager to help and offer suggestions.
03-14-2011 20:28:03 |
More by bobbyc881
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
TCT takes the lions share of credit for bringing quality growlers to Greenville. Mike and Ed are both top shelf beer and wine geeks and go way out of their way to get what you need. I love that they've got tastings from major and local craft breweries and are constantly expanding their selection-- they don't have the largest selection in town, but every bottle they stock is quality.
So if you're cruising through G'Vegas down 385- they are 1 mile from the Bilo Center. Stop in and you won't regret it!
01-14-2011 04:15:45 |
More by HopTaco
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Nice shop that opened up over the summer of 2010 right outside of Downtown Greenville. It is really easy to access and park, which is a huge bonus.
They have 10 rotating taps for growler fills, usually from $10 to $20 depending on the beer. Plenty of shelf space gives good offerings all across the board.
They usually do tastings every week or so as well. Mike and Ed are two really friendly guys who can make a recommendation if you need it, or just help serve you if you want.
I recommend the Community Tap and hope they do continue to do well for themselves and the craft beer scene here in Greenville.
01-05-2011 13:04:31 |
More by PipeSmokeMcGee
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Relaxed atmosphere and knowledgeable staff promote leisurely browsing of the stock at this fairly new establishment. I studiously browsed before and after a fine tasting session held at the back of this rather small venue. The bottle (and micro-brewery can) selection is moderate, and with few kept on refrigeration, but the variety and overall quality is quite good. Beer aficionados will have no trouble finding some favorites here as well as some untried brews. But there is more ...
The Tap also has taps -- i.e., a growler filling station. I was delighted to have my growler filled with Founders Breakfast Stout although there were other tempting options. The taps all seem to be on the exotic side, with the most familiar and relatively widely distributed brew I've seen on tap being Bell's Oberon. Apparently rapid turnover at these taps.
10-29-2010 01:42:15 |
More by chinchill
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Just got back from a family vacation in Greenville, SC and had to post a review on this fine establishment. At the suggestion of another BA member, I worked this into our schedule and dropped by early Saturday afternoon to check out the selection. The place has a nice atmostphere, solid bottle selection, and an equally solid filling station. (Only wish I could have grabbed a growler full of Pumking. Have to love being mid vacation and on a schedule). Picked up a variety of beers from Ballast Point, Allagash, Mikkeller, and Southern Tier. Customer service was excellent as well. After talking with Ed for just a few minutes I felt like a regular. He was able to answer my questions and offer suggestions on some additional brews to try out. I would regularly frequent this place if I lived closer and look forward to the chance to go back and visit. I highly recommend this place to any beer enthusiast.
10-18-2010 14:50:17 |
More by morimoto76
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Found my brother a new favorite place when we visited this weekend. A solid little bottle shop for sure. Their selection is small but the line-up is SOLID. I would anticipate that as they establish their business they will be able to handle higher volume and expand selection. I believe they have only been open for a month or so. Very reasonable grolwer prices. Was told that they are going to start filling 32 oz growlers for the more rare brews. Great service, knowledgeable and friendly. I feel confident in saying that any BA would be happy walking in/out of their place.
09-13-2010 03:58:29 |
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