Taps: 21 / Bottles: 160
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Other than Closed for Business, this downtown Mellow Mushroom has one of the largest draft selections in Charleston. And they are constantly rotating which beers they have on-tap. They also have a huge selection of bottled beers. They also have a 100 beer club (free to join) where you get a free shirt and mug once you drink 100 different beers. I think this is pretty neat because it gives you a goal and lets you branch out with your selection.
The upstairs bar is nice and there are lots of tables to sit at upstairs. There is also a really nice outdoor deck with a cool mural that they light up with a black light when it gets dark.
The food in generally really good. The hummus and the Kosmic Karma pizza are my two favorites. The food can be a little pricey but it doesn't usually disappoint.
Overall, I go here for the awesome beer selection, but the food is really good and it's a cool place to hang out with friends.
11-04-2013 02:44:52 | More by bearfoxwolfdeer
4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Went there tonight for some dinner and some beer. I was very pleasantly suprised by the beer selection they had. They had around 10 different items on tap, and some decent selections of things that I had not tried. They had a respectable amount of bottled beer as well.
Food is great as usual. The pizzas here are really good and you can get some different things.
Service was a little slow, but it was good. They took care of us, but they were busy.
Atmosphere was good, but it was crowded. Its not really fair for me to ding them as a Virginia Tech meeting place, but that did take away a little bit as people were jumping line to go upstairs for the gathering up there.
Overall a nice place to stop by.
10-02-2011 03:09:35 | More by thadbme
4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This location seems to have been toned down quite a bit as compared to other MMs to fit into the Charleston atmosphere. But they have the same commitment to good pizza and craft beer. I especially like the second floor with its exposed brick walls, molded tin ceiling and worn wood floors.
They had 16 on tap including Coast IPA which I took advantage of. The only real down side for me was the use of chilled glasses. The staff was helpful and the pizza was pretty solid.
Another reliable MM location.
06-06-2011 10:50:47 | More by GJ40
4.28/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been going to the Shroom since I moved to Charleston back in 2002. I used to frequent the place when I lived downtown, often going there after class, to watch games, and to work on the 100 beer club. Needless to say, the atmosphere of the bar hasn't changed... although they have expanded the seating area, put in a few more TV's and added a rooftop patio out back. Service at the bar has always been stellar, in my opinion - the current bartender (the guy who's there the most, at least) stays familiar with their draft offerings and can always make a good suggestion. As for table service, its probably hit or miss - there's a good chance you'll wind up with a college kid who knows very little about beer, with a chance that service will be a little slow. They have 15-20 taps, plus a slew of bottles, so selection is exceptional here. Last time I was there, they had Stone Smoked Porter, Prima Pils, Hennepin, and a couple of Coast offerings on draft - just to name a few. Food is great - superb pizzas and calzones, and a good assortment of sandwiches, salads, as well as some basic bar fare. I try to stop by for happy hour every once in a while - which is great by the way... half off all pints! You can't beat that.
08-16-2010 18:17:03 | More by jpro
4.2/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I gave this place a shot after checking out the MM in Spartanburg. I stopped in on Monday night and the downstairs was basically empty, all the action was upstairs. I grabbed on of the few seats available at the bar.
The beer selection was very good, and seems to be the case at MM. I had a few Coast offerings and a Young Chocolate Stout on draft as well. For grub I scarfed down a hot sausage sandwich, it was delicious!
They have a patio available for the smoking crowd, weather permitting of course.
A great beer stop, the food is good to. You are in Charleston, and there are countless other options, but I will stop back here next time I am in town.
03-21-2010 04:06:16 | More by gixxerman
3.95/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Had dinner at MM on 1/15. Downstairs was packed but we were able to find a couple seats upstairs at the bar. This was my first time at this particular MM as I have been to a couple other locations. Overall, this one was tops for me. Food was good as always, and they had a very impressive bottle selection centering mostly on American micros with a smaller selction of Belgiums,Germans, and other imports. Looked like at least 15 handles for drafts. I ordederd pints of Coast Brown Rye, Bells Two Hearted Ale, and Coast Hop Art. All beers came in chilled pint glasses (not frozen Glasses).
Service was great and the bartender was very personable. We talked about our dissapointment of Founders leaving South Carolina. For dinner I ordered the Steak and Cheese Calzone. Food was very filling and came out hot and fresh. With it being friday night in Charleston, the attractive co-eds were out and about. Glad I was here with a friend and not the wife, or I'd be in trouble for checking out the scenery.
01-17-2010 18:08:12 | More by kiawahisland
4.43/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
How can you miss at M.M.? A wide glass front opened onto the m.d.s. to the immediate right with round restaurant tables and chairs in each of the bowed-out windows. Booths lined both exposed back walls with some trippy paintings on the right wall and a Lite-Brite construct and a snaking mural in the overhead on the left wall. The exposed, equally snaking kitchen ran down the back of the left wall with the stairwell up to the second floor across from the kitchen on the right side. Vintage-looking tables and chairs lined the centerline. Upstairs at the top of the stairs was a Mushroom and a bas-relief rendition of mushrooms and palmettos. Continuing aft, there were two bas-reliefs: one of a surfing mushroom and another of tqll sailing ships. A series of windows all of the way forward overlooked King Street. The draw? The aluminum-topped bar on the right side wall and 7 taps and a two-doored cooler chock full of good beer. "Brewland" was their bas-relief version of Candyland above their aquarium. Wildly mellow!
I really dug watching them hand throw the dough. Their pizzas are bangin', yo! A small is plenty for one; a medium for two; and the large must be as big as the National Debt. We split the Caesar!, Caesar! pizza which came with a Caesar salad as part of its topping. No kidding. Mellow out.
12-16-2009 09:56:24 | More by woodychandler
4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
A: Mellow Mushroom has an upstairs bar that's pretty cool - cool for what is essentially a chain restaurant.
Q: There's a high quality of beers here, with quite a few good breweries being represented.
S: The bartender working the night I was there was knowledgable and friendly.
S: A wide variety of beers: COAST, Rogue, New Holland, Magic Hat, Allagash and the ubiquitous Guiness on tap. Tons of beer in bottles: Bear Republic, St. Bernardus, Weihenstephaner, Bell's, Highland and Victory to name a few.
F: Solid, well made pizza. That's all I've ever had from Mellow Mushroom.
V: Beers here are pretty pricey, though it's to be expected in that neighborhood. A Rogue and a COAST cost me $10.95. This is really one of the only complaints about Mellow Mushroom.
06-09-2009 12:12:29 | More by avalon07
4.22/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Can't miss this 2-story Shroom in the middle of busy King St in Charleston. We sat upstairs, which had a nice long bar and tables throughout.
Dozen or so taps, including COAST HopArt, Racer 5, Foothills People's Porter, New Holland The Poet, Sweetwater 420, Stella, Sam Adams Summer. Didn't really look at the bottle selection, nor was there a beer menu on the bar.
Spicoli the Bartender was quick and courteous. Word to the wise- Ask for a room temp pint glass as most of their stock is stored in the beer coolers.
As typical with Mellow Mushrooms, the food is outstanding. Had a few HopArt and Racer 5, which complemented the house special pizza like a charm.
05-05-2009 17:52:22 | More by RustyDiamond
4/5 rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This was actually one of the better bars we visited in Charleston. The upstairs bar is actually pretty cooler. It looks like it may be the the top end as far as Mellow Mushroom goes, and they had incredible music playing the night we visited. Seriously, how often are you going to hear Iron and Wine played in a bar? The beer selection was a little better than what was on tap at Charleston Beer Works, but would easily be surpassed in a larger city. Sadly I missed being able to get a pint of Coast Brewing's Black Beerd Imperial Stout by a single day here.
My only complaint is that they put the very cool and well-stocked bar on the top floor. Seriously, how are they going to expect drunk people to make it down that spiral staircase without falling to serious injury. Luckily, I stopped after a Victory Storm King and an Atlanta Brewing Bogart.
As for food, I really like Mellow Mushroom's pizza and pretzels. They've got some of the best crust (texture and taste) of any chain pizza place I've ever been.
02-16-2009 19:20:10 | More by aracauna
Mellow Mushroom in Charleston, SC
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