Visited 8.5.16. Entered the place at 9p.m - it was the one place that was still open in Downtown Charleston on a Sunday eve and I’m so glad it was! Had Black Sheep been open we would’ve left town early in the morning and missed it. Didn’t know it was a chain until searching for the place here on Ratebeer - it has a nice community vibe, good pizza (and vegan options too!), and a bunch of taps with a few local options, both from CBC from around the corner and from other WV breweries. Engaged in a lively conversation with CBC people that dropped by and with the new regional sales manager for New Belgium, got good tips for the area. Guess I would’ve been that impressed had I lived in Philadelphia or San Diego, but when it comes to beer, WV has much more in common with Israel of a few years ago than with the larger beer communities in the US, so I was quite impressed. Great way to end the night.
weihenweizen (449) Charleston Area, West Virginia | September 14, 2015| Updated March 4, 2016
This is in the heart of downtown Charleston. Parking is on the street or there are parking garages near by. Their pizza combinations are good, my favorite is the Cuban pie. Atmosphere is modern, but slightly cramped. Patio which is out front on the sidewalk is open about half the year. The bar is as soon as you walk in and and has limited seating (five or so seats), more or less there for people waiting for a table for a meal. They currently update their website often to what they have on tap (couple times a week). Usually nice selection of locals taps available. They have half pints and typically will allow small samples. They do the best job in town of a restaurant offering available bottles and best tap rotation in town. They have the sampler option, but rarely have enough local taps to offer it, kind of weird. Now has 20 taps. I wouldn’t go out of my way necessarily, but if you are driving by around lunch or dinner stop by and have lunch or diner and have some beer.
This had quite a different atmosphere than the Pies & Pints in Fayetteville that I visited the day before. Much more of a restaurant, the only purpose the tiny bar up front served was as a waiting room for the folks waiting for tables to open up. Few were drinking, yet there wasn’t a seat to be had (10 PM or so on a Saturday night). handful of taps, far fewer and less crafty than Fayetteville, although there were a couple from Bridge on the bottle list. You could easily skip this place and not feel cheated out of anything on your pub crawl of Charleston.
Nice selection of pizzas that were pretty good (light, flavorful crust). The beer list when we went was a bit disappointing: 2-3 local kolsch or IPA and then some national standards. I’d go back but mainly for pizza.
Not overly impressed. Seemed to be an afterthought as a customer. Food selectionwas descent. Prices were fair. Beer selection was a little better than your average bar, but not much. Probably would go for blacksheep if back in town.
Nice location on a tree-lined street in downtown Charleston. Bar up front with a large seating area in the back. 3 of the 7 taps featured local WV beer from CBC and Bridge Brew Works. The barman was really friendly and eager to chat about beer. The food was so-so. Their pies are apparently pretty awesome, so I probably did the kitchen a disservice by ordering a sandwich. Overall, a recommended pit stop.
A very good choice for pizza and brews.
Beer selection is very good, with a solid selection of local and state brews.
We had a couple pizzas which were very tasty and filling. Nicely topped with fresh veggies, lotsa cheese and lighter on the sauce.
Went early for dinner and they were busy. Our waiter was prompt and efficient. Drinks and food arrived in a timely manner.
Will definitely be back next time.
Trying out a new place rating system with this one. PROS: Clean, modern interior, plenty of seating, solid bottle menu with good variety of styles, WV beer on tap (Bridge Brew Works), FAST turnaround from order placement to food arrival, Delicious pizza (great variety, great flavors), beer was solidly priced. CONS: Waiter did not know what a half pint was, only had two of the four BBW beers listed on website, bottled beers were varied but almost all were typical (not a creative selection), food was a little pricey (though very tasty, a minor quibble). OVERALL+NOTES: Definitely a destination for the area and the state (which still has a developing scene). Not an out-of-way destination; I wouldn’t divert my trip to drive here, unless it was my only chance at WV beer. If you are new to the area, there is a parking garage one street over (Summers St., I believe) with very reasonable rates; you can see this garage from the entrance of Pies and Pints if you look straight ahead.
Around the corner from Charleston Brewing. This place feels small with a small bar right inside the front door. Fewer taps than the Fayetteville location, but still a good selection of Bridge Brew and more interesting options for the rest of the tap beers. Bottle selection and the inaccuracy of the draft/bottle lists were the same as in Fayetteville. Bartender was very friendly and decently helpful. I found street parking nearby, and their are garages around. I did not try the food at this location.
This was a surprisingly great find while traveling. The food is really quite good - I was very happy; the pizza was dynamite. The beer selection wasn’t all that great on tap, but they did have a few local selections (and being as this is WV, I was excited about that). They had a much larger selection of bottles, which I was particularly happy with. If I’m ever in WV again, I’d happily stop back by here.