One of the few places listed here that are actually in the historic district. This place has 16 taps, 12 of which are SC beers, 15 of which are craft beers. Food is typical pub fare, Tbonz has a contract with New South, so quite a few of their beers are represented here.
We only went for a quick drink when we had 30 minutes to kill. The location is close to some of the touristy stuff. Fairly forgettable beers. Chain atmosphere. I didnít try the food. Bartender was fine, we didnít discuss beer much, so I canít comment on knowledge. Only maybe 5 options to choose from, and all seemed quite standard for this type of place.
Anything in Charlestonís downtown is going to have good ambiance. Food was a mixed bag - catfish tenders were particularly good, fish ní chips got sent back (awful). Beers are easy to drink, but totally unmemorable, all around 2.0 ratings. Service was reasonable, and the food return was handled quickly without question.
Went here after going out to eat elsewhere to kill some time. Walked in and sat at the bar. Ordered one of their IPAs they had on tap and sat for 10 minutes while the bartender tried to get enough head off the top of the beer so it could be served. Seriously, it took that long. Mainly due to improper pour. Other than that, it was okay with a nice small selection of on-tap beers to choose from.
Needs a bit of a facelift, but otherwise an alright place. Food seemed like it was an afterthought. The soup tasted canned. Boring brews. Friendly service though.
Oakes (805) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009
Nothing special about the vibe. The beers were okay - well made but unadventurous. All house brands brewed up in Myrtle Beach. The food wasnít so great. This could have been a better experience but it wasnít dismal. Just kind of meh.
Pretty much a steakhouse that just happens to brew their own beer. There seems to be kind of a yuppy clientele. Nice open atmosphere with art on the walls and such, which is nice. The beer isnít particularly good in any way, but the food is decent.
Rib smokehouse and brew pub. Interesting selection of house beers, although i dont remember how one tastes to rate it. Good food, i got...the ribs. Family lives down there, will stop back in to rate the beers.
This seems to be a pretty happening place with all kinds of folks hanging out, eating, and watching the game. The beer is mediocre at best. Kaminskyís is right next door and the menu is also open to T Bonz customers. This place was just all right, I probably wouldnít make any effort to come back.
I didnít find many great places to try beer in Charleston, but I did happen upon this place. Located in a touristy part of historic downtown Charleston. Didnít try the food, just the beer. They had 5 of their own on tap and a few others. The beers were okay. Service was good. Busy and noisy. Smoking is allowed unfortunately.