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Taps: 42 / Bottles: 2
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 32 | Show All Ratings:
4.1/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Visited Jan 22 2014 on a COLD Wednesday evening, so it wasn't very crowded. Absolutely outstanding beer selection. (Food - I had the mussels - wasn't too shabby either, but that wasn't why I was there.)
Wait staff was very knowledgeable, and very enthusiastic about their offerings. Service was prompt - really can't say enough good things about the experience!
This is on King Street in Charleston, so expect to spend more than you'd like. But it's worth it.
01-25-2014 01:35:46 | More by dbl_delta
4.76/5 rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
We had to wait in line to get in. Only 10 min or so but once we got in we had a good time. The seat yourself was confusing for such a busy place but the good was good and the selection top notch. There seems to be two bars, one on front that was full and one in the back that seemed like a service bar
11-09-2013 04:25:49 | More by qzpm150
4.83/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This place is awesome. Probably the best bar in Charleston in my opinion. HUGE selection of great beers in a variety of sizes. The best draft beer selection in Charleston.
This place has big bar and lots of seating throughout the rest of the restaurant. The decor in the restaurant is really cool and it has the perfect bar ambiance. The food is also really good. They sort of have poutine! It's not as good as the real stuff but it's a rare offering in the States. Especially so far South.
It is a pretty expensive bar though (as are most places on King St.). My only complaint is that I can't afford to go here as often as I want.
11-04-2013 03:00:09 | More by bearfoxwolfdeer
4.1/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
As I walk in, there is a spacious L shaped bar, and several low top tables going down the long and narrow dinning area. There are some couches to relax on and plenty of eclectic stuff on the wall.
I find a spot at the bar, and the service is top notch. Friendly, knowledgeable, and quick. He knew about the different beers, recommended stuff from the food menu, and obviously takes pride in what CfB has to offer.
Plenty of stuff on tap. Had some Westbrook IPA, Coast Porter, and Grand Teton Oud Bruin. Definitely one of the better beer bars in town. They had a cask engine as well, but nothing was on when I visited.
The food menu is on the smaller side. I went with the Mussels. While the Mussels were of great quality and flavorful, they were topped with fries and a mayo aioli sauce. That sounded just crazy enough to work, but it was a bit of overload. Mussels...great, fries...good, aioli...over barring, and they did not mix that well with the bivalves IMO. I am going to have to go with the Pork Slap, or one of their other items next time.
A great atmosphere, a very good beer selection, great service, and interesting food (even though I was not in love with what I had). I am a fan.
06-21-2013 15:27:25 | More by champ103
4.08/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
I was able to stop by for an extended visit during my stay in Charleston.
This is not that big of an establishment. There is a small bar to your right as you enter. Tables against the wall and more seating in the back room. There are two unisex bathrooms between the two main spaces.
I only saw one TV, so go for the beer and not the ability to watch the games. Rock tunes in the background were turned low enough to not inhibit conversation.
The table service is friendly, and knowledgeable but a touch slow. I was ok with it as we were not in any big hurry.
The menu is not huge, but what we had was a solid yeoman like effort. I think most folks will find something they will like.
Beer is the star here. They have a solid selection of taps that are broke out by color and or style. I like that you can get 10 oz, 16 oz or full liters. The 10 ozs are a great way to really sample a lot of beers. They also offer flights which is always nice to see.
I will have no hesitation going back next time I'm in this gem of a city.
03-29-2013 17:28:24 | More by Redrover
4.23/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Beautiful little beer bar decor is nice lots of wood flickering lights in the fireplace bring back childhood.
Nice beer selection not hundreds of taps but good quality brews all around. Nice selection of local brews plus more notable beer from around the country.
Service was good warned me about what I was ordering which might be valuable to someone not familiar with good beer.
Selection again not huge but good quality all around.
Only had the onion strings they were good.
Prices seem reasonable better then many places at home. Would highly recomend this place if your vacationing in Charleston.
02-15-2013 20:25:29 | More by mntlover
4.44/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Cool little bar that has the best selection of craft on tap in Charleston.
Bar is near the student section of town and has a fairly laid back vibe for hoighty-toighty Charleston and reasonable prices with most pints at about $5.50. Lots of wood and vintage stuff in the decor, perhaps a tad fancy looking for my tastes but I think fanciness is just a reality of the city. Good selection of taps that go across an excellent samplings of styles and quite a few countries. Not a 100 tap megabar, but I don't really like those anyways.
Bar tender was friendly and knowledgeable. I went in a bit after lunchtime so it was empty, but I am told that it gets busy in the evenings.
One of the neatest things about this bar is that they offer 10oz, pints, and liter servings of all their beer. I do not know why every bar does not do this.
If I was in Charleston and looking for a good beer, this is the place I would go.
10-30-2012 15:40:26 | More by VaterRoss
4/5 rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Went there on a business trip. Hands down the best craft beer bar in the city. Reasonable prices, laid back atmosphere, and good bartenders. Decent selection of local, and national craft beers. I was only in the city for 3 days, but went there 2 out of 3 days. I Recommend this bar. Bells 2 Hearted Ale, Ranger Ipa,, Stone Russian Imperial Stout, Coastal + Holy. I didn't eat there, so no imput on the food. Nice bar, and a lot of sofas , chairs if you come with a group. I like that it is in a more laid back section of Charleston
06-10-2012 00:46:09 | More by HopMiami
4.86/5 rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I without reservation recommend Closed for Business. the ambiance has the charm of a living room in a cabin retreat: sofas and worn stuffed chairs strategically placed in proximity to a fire place. For those seeking refuge near the taps, they have ample stools at the bar. They have a relatively extensive draught selection which is geographically representative of national and international brews. They honor the local beer culture by carrying at least one style from Charleston/Mt. Pleasant breweries. In addition, they offer growlers of all tapped brews. I believe they welcome growlers purchased at other establishments.
06-07-2012 00:56:51 | More by steiner13
3.53/5 rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 5 | $$
Now anyone who knows me will attest that I am very low maintenance and demand very little. I was excited to play the host and bring a large group of colleagues to this bar. Many of them were beer geeks from the Chicago area.
Initially as we entered we were very impressed with the tap list. There were so many to try. Unfortunately I had to ask for 3 that I was told "we are out of that." After my first beer "COASTs Daves Brown Ale" (excellent!) I once again had to name 3 more off the menu until I found one that they actually had. Again it was local (Holy Citys Earthworm Rye, again awesome).
The food was outstanding. Based upon a recommendation on here I asked for the Pountine. This is now hands down my new favorite bar food. Everyone at the table was impressed with their selections. Even though it was busy the waitress still was able to give us the attention we needed.
I brought people there to show off our local beer scene and to let them drink local. It was disconcerting that many of the local beers were "out."
06-02-2012 17:02:57 | More by MarkSCCOT
Closed for Business in Charleston, SC
95 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.