Drove over here while staying in Augusta for business. It is in a nice old building in the downtown area. High ceilings, brick walls and wooden beams. Looks nice for sure. The brewing equipment is in the storefront windows. The menu is good. Lots of pub fare and some decent entrees. I had the Rasta Pasta, which was jerk chicken, andouille sausage and peppers over pasta in a spicy cream sauce. Very good! The salad was excellent. A good mix of greens and even some walnuts in it. Only had one of the beers, but it was a solid Oktoberfest. I’d definitely go back!
Central, Main Street location. Patio and inside areas, including a modest size bar. Flat screens inside. Only 5 ABC beers on tap, and two of these were the same beer excepting a nitro tap. No bad beers but none stellar, although the cream ale was exceptional for style. 3 guest taps. Over-priced flights ($2 each for 2-3 oz more or less). Attentive service.
A nice small brewpub in a smaller town across the river from Augusta, GA. Definitely a local feel, with lots of regulars that hang out every day at happy hour. Service was decent, a little slow, but it was pretty busy. Good selection of their beers, about 8 on tap when I was there. Didn’t try the food, but looked like standard pub fare. Beer was cheap, which was good, because there were some flaws in a lot of them; diacetyl problems, a bit of metallic on others, a bock that tasted like it was using ale yeast. If you’re in the area, worth a stop, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to seek it out.
Visited multiple times during a recent business trip. Located in the historic downtown of Aiken, atmosphere has a nice small town atmosphere. They don’t 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.
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 couldn’t 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 it’s the bartender’s fault. $8 for a sampler of 8 beers. It’s a damn shame because I chose not to go to another brewery to stop here, since it’s less likely I’ll get to Aiken than to the other town. That was a big mistake. I will not be back here.
Burger and wings are average price. All other foods are way overpriced for the area. The wings and sauce were good, but they weren’t 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 it’s run down looking, no doubt that’s normal with years of use, but it’s the very first thing that’s seen, so it should be a lot cleaner and kept up. As the years go by, it’s turning into a dive bar. I live in North Augusta and it’s the only brew pub in the area... but it’s just not worth the time and gas to make the drive.
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.
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.
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 can’t speak for the food. Service was very good. I would definitely go here again.