Big Johnís Tavern | Charleston, South Carolina
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Big Johnís Tavern
Exceptional based on 6 ratings
Type: Bar

251 East Bay Street
Charleston, South Carolina United States 29401 [ print map ]
843 723 3483

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Hours: 4pm to 2am


Mayor: Boudicca (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 40


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Beer Available At Big Johnís Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Stella Artois 13, Bud Light n/a, New Belgium Shift Pale Lager 70, Westbrook White Thai 82, Smuttynose Old Brown Dog 84, Icehouse n/a
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6 reviews for Big Johnís Tavern
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  87%
 Selection  72%
 Food  80%
 Value  93%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  77%


68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey  (411) Croydon, England | October 7, 2013
Decent dive bar with a solid craft beer selection. To make sure we fitted in we spent our time chugging cans of New Belgium IPAs (no joke). Nothing particularly exciting on the beer menu, but it is a fun place to enjoy a few hopped-up beverages. Pretty cheap actually. Decent, but not a must-visit.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator  (112) Tucson, Arizona | October 6, 2013
Solid dive. Opens at 3, or whenever. If the doorís open, come on in. I lost the $2 "mystery beer" challenge, so I settled for "Icehouse" for my first beer, but I felt right at home wincing as I slurped it down. No pretense, decent tunes, nice "enough" bartenders, and foosball, pool, and sports, what else do you want? Also, they have decent craft beer too.
88
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
BigBadBob  (2) | November 9, 2012
1st off, I like dives - theyíre genuine. BJís is a dive and makes no pretense to be anything else. But they have a great selection of bottles and a good spread of beer types on the limited taps they have. Thereís a chalk board behind the counter with the selection and the bartender was right there to help my wife and I as soon as we came in. Great place for beer in Charleston and away from the snooty booty shops.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
mcc5468  (10) | July 1, 2010
I agree. A total dive bar. Awesome beer selection. First place in the South I went to that had Bellís Two Hearted on tap. Gotta Love thsi place. Cheap beers, good service.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Boungustatio  (18) South Carolina | June 20, 2010
Charlestons dive bar. If youíre looking for a night of PBR, pool and checking out CofC senior girls - this is the spot. Youíll feel like you just walked into a pimped out garage - this place has character out the wazoo - a great place to hang out if youíre down by Wentworth St.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
condonj  (1) | May 11, 2010
If you love a good dive bar, this place is for you. Character only able to be created over 55 years of service beers. Good craft beer selection. Decent pub grub. Great staff!

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