United States > South Carolina > Charleston
Travlr (1269) Washington, Washington DC | February 24, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 9/20
Large place with a bit more character than your average big brewpub. Sme brewery equipment in the center, but most is behind the bar. Six beers on tap when I visited, available in a taster flight. All were mediocre except the wheat, which was not good. Food was very tasty though. Prices typical for the downtown area.
Braudog (696) Hampton, Virginia | April 25, 2007
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Visited April 2007, stopping by for a few beers during the happy hour timeframe. This is a cool building with a lot of potential (three story brick with atrium sky light and mash tun in the center). Our bartender was nice enough, but all else was below average ... the beers were lackluster and we found the place a bit "grungy". Didnít try the food but this was one of the few places that wasnít packed in Charleston that afternoon, so maybe that was a sign.
Beershine (681) The Sunshine State, Florida | February 6, 2009
16 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 2/20
A great disappointment. the flawed beers matched the flawed service. Ordered two pints, and one was undrinkable, was basically a pint of pure diacetyl. The barkeep never noticed the untouched pint and never cared to ask about it. Couldnít wait to leave. Twas sad.
Oakes (614) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009| Updated February 6, 2009
18 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 2/20
Ack! Disinterested staff. The beer was terrible (diacetyl and more). Honestly, we couldnít get out of here fast enough and that almost never happens at a brewpub. Truly, they are squandering a beautiful building (where the atmosphere point comes from).
BeerandBlues2 (547) Hanover, Maryland | December 29, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This brewpub is in an old Historic building one block from the Atlantic Ocean in Charleston, very picturesque. Huge celings between the floors. The brewery is the center of the restaurant with tables all around the glass enclosure. An antique elevator assists the brewer in his chores. The food is excellent and the price is very reasonable. You can sample the eight current brews, served well chilled.
NachlamSie (531) Denver, Colorado | January 31, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice location in historic downtown. The building is very open inside and has a nice, though typical, "bar ambiance". The tables are all covered in large sheets of white paper and crayons are provided. This provides for much drunken entertainment. The beer was up to par, but nothing extraordinary. Definitely worth a stop, if in the area.
Drake (416) Free Union, Virginia | February 24, 2012| Updated April 26, 2012
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
I am not a fan of this place. On the bright side, I did eat and the food was good. That was about the only good part however. Parking is on the street or in a garage a block away. The bartender was not very good at her job. She showed displeasure at my order and show me little attention. The place doesnít train their employees well enough so it may not be entirely her fault. As evidence I watched her basically pour a gallon and a half of beer down the drain trying to fill a growler. Prices were too high. The beers... well... I thought the first beer I tried was pretty good. It was a Budweiser clone and it was the best I had. Enough said. There are some changes afoot here as they have apparently recently changed the beer menu. The beers in the RB database that have 30 or 40 ratings each were nowhere to be found when I visited, but they did have "long time favorites" on tap that only have one rating here. On the beer board I assume they mean "brewed on" actually means "tapped on" or else one of the beers I had today was brewed yesterday. Itís in the French Quarter of Charleston so it will exude ambiance, but the place inside, well, the word that occurred to me at the time was unkempt. It is close to Charleston Beer Exchange so it has that going for it.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | April 26, 2006
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Visited April 17 2006 in the afternoon. The huge, warehouse-like room was very quiet and sparsely populated, which made the smoking of many of the patrons easy to avoid. Did not try the food, though other patronsí plates looked good, and I just did the sampler round and left so donít have much to say about the service other than, efficient enough. The beer...overall not very good, though mostly clean and without a lot of flaws. Most were just fairly bland and thin, and most seemed unbalanced, too dry or too thin. Oatmeal stout was the best, but as it is I wouldnít come back here for the beer without a lot of improvement.
beernovice39 (245) Montana | April 27, 2011| Updated July 21, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Very corporate feel here. Nice upscale downstairs, bar and pool up. Average beer.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | March 5, 2006| Updated March 12, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Small chain of brewpubs with locations in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Charelston. The Charleston brewery is located in historic downtown in a cool neighborhood. The building was a navy supply warehouse back in the day. Very tall inside. So tall they have an elevator. Nice ambience with lots of wood. The brew kettles are prominently displayed in the middle of the restaurant. 6 house draught beers the night I visited. Food is very good for a brewpub, and the staff were friendly. Live music on weekends. I like this one better than the Raleigh and Charlotte locations, but all are fairly similar.
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