Aiken Brewing Company | Aiken, South Carolina
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Aiken Brewing Company
Good based on 15 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

104 Laurens St., SW
Aiken, South Carolina United States 29801 [ print map ]
803 502 0707

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Beer Available At Aiken Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Aiken Olde Aiken Ale , Aiken German Kolsch , Aiken Double Pale Ale , Aiken Irish Oatmeal Stout , Aiken English India Pale Ale 49, Aiken West Coast Pale Ale 59, Aiken Thoroughbred Red 48
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15 reviews for Aiken Brewing Company
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  69%
 Selection  64%
 Food  65%
 Value  68%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  73%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen  (241) Charlotte, North Carolina | March 18, 2014
Visited multiple times during a recent business trip. Located in the historic downtown of Aiken, atmosphere has a nice small town atmosphere. They donít have taster flights, but they do have individual tasters for $1.50 each. However the small tasters are served in really stupid, tall, skinny mug type glasses that hold 2-3 oz. Around six beers on tap when I visited. Beers were alright for a smaller town brewpub, but not great. Of the two nights that I visited, one night they had an Irish night and were serving a buffet of Irish food. The food was decent, and the service was pretty good. The other night I sat at the bar, and had absolutely horrible service. It took 10 minutes to get served after I sat down, and it took 15 minutes after I handed the bartender my credit card, to close out my tab; and it was only a Tuesday night. All in all, a decent place for visiting if you are in the area, but probably not worth going out of your way to visit.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 5/20
Drake  (479) Free Union, Virginia | February 22, 2013
Simply horrible. Located downtown, I found parking on a Friday afternoon to be no problem. Decent ambiance. Worn down, but nice enough. I did not try the food, and you couldnít pay me to after my experience. The beers ranged from average to poor, with some flaws in several of the beers. But customer service was the worst. The bartender was very rude, could not tell me how big the sampler glasses were, and botched up the order of the beers. I think I got them right, but if I got them wrong itís the bartenderís fault. $8 for a sampler of 8 beers. Itís a damn shame because I chose not to go to another brewery to stop here, since itís less likely Iíll get to Aiken than to the other town. That was a big mistake. I will not be back here.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 10/20
hillbillyjones  (1) Augusta, Georgia | September 21, 2012
Burger and wings are average price. All other foods are way overpriced for the area. The wings and sauce were good, but they werenít breaded. I like breaded better. The burger was a frozen patty without any seasoning. Nice bun though. The beer is good, but my IPA tasted like a Pale Ale and my West Coast Pale Ale tasted like an IPA. Both were good, but having the styles wrong is lazy that seems to describe the place. More time could be taken to clean it. The wood floors are trashed, the bar smells like old beer. The brew equipment in the front window is fascinating and when it first opened, they gleamed. Now itís run down looking, no doubt thatís normal with years of use, but itís the very first thing thatís seen, so it should be a lot cleaner and kept up. As the years go by, itís turning into a dive bar. I live in North Augusta and itís the only brew pub in the area... but itís just not worth the time and gas to make the drive.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
SabreSkull  (7) North Augusta, South Carolina | February 22, 2012| Updated February 24, 2012
Pretty much the only brew pub in the area. Limited menu, decent microbrews but nothing to scream about. Could be a great place if they had some competition to drive them there. Upstairs bar is cool and less crowded.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
cheme24  (1) Aiken, South Carolina | August 10, 2011
Small brewpub in downtown Aiken, SC. Always have a variety of brews on tap and quality food at a fair price. My favorite order is the Powder House Porter and a "Big Tony".
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39  (248) Montana | June 9, 2010| Updated January 31, 2011
Downtown Aiken about 20 minutes from Augusta. Dine inside or out. Pub type food, wings/burgers po boys etc or salads. Seven beers on tap for this visit, will review later. Atmosphere nice and laid back, fantastic service and decent food and beer.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkEmUpJones  (9) Georgia | June 2, 2010
Nice ambiance, set in the quaint downtown of Aiken SC. Tried 6 beers--the Nut Brown Ale was Very good. Kitchen had closed, so I canít speak for the food. Service was very good. I would definitely go here again.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo  (135) decatur, Tennessee | February 28, 2009
A must stop. Wide variety of beers to choose from all very good. Food was good. A little off the beaten path but a must stop if you are within 50 miles. Finding parking was a little difficult. There was a short wait but you can get a beer and go outside and wait on the side walk. Very friendly staff.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (779) The Sunshine State, Florida | February 6, 2009
Surprising little gem. Comfortable, cozy and oozing locals charm. Way buzzier and livelier than I could ever have expected from such a sleepy town. Refreshing to see that the most hoppin bar in this equestrian community happens to brew their own. Nice, and food is home cookin too.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes  (670) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009
Pretty civilized. Good service, good beer, good food. Raucous bar filled with happy locals. I have to say, this was well worth the stop and Iím sure Iíll find my way back.

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