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40 Reviews
Reviews: 40
Visits: 73
Avg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: 42
Bottles: 2
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

453 King St
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403-6232
United States
phone: (843) 853-8466

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @closedforbiz

Place added by: Karalee195 on 02-27-2010

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Reviews: 40 | Visits: 73
Reviews by Redrover:
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4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Drifter1
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.41/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Only stopped in for a few burs last night (no food). Cool vibe, very craft focused - some pretty rare and unexpected selections (Crooked Stave Surette... Whaaaaat?!?!). Menu looked pretty limited, and unhealthy / bar food focused, so I didn't bother getting an app. Service was great, although I'm not very needy. Pretty young and friendly crowd. Definitely hit this place up if you're in Charleston.

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Photo of djhowell
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Highbury09
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of seanchai
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of 2Bstout
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of MtnSoup
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This place is awesome.
Vibe: Very comfortable, almost cabin-like decor and vibe, but all with an unmistakably Southern aesthetic.
Quality: Pretty damn good.
Service: Sat at the bar a few nights, and seated one night. Had great service both times.
Selection: Rotating tap list is pretty great if you ask me - lots of Allagash and Bells, etc., as expected, but also a great mix of local beers. I tried tons of beers not available in Colorado (but they had those too). Avery Lilikoi to name one.
Food: This place shines here. Get the Pork Slap sandwich or the Spicy Chicken Sandwich and we'll be in agreement.

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Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of mwar
2.26/5  rDev -46.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Had high expectations based on the reviews. Maybe I was grumpy or it was a bad night for them. Unimpressed. Spend your time in Charleston bar hopping!

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Photo of steveheady
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rongcsc
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Love CFB. They always have a terrific, varied selection. Their staff is knowledgeable and loves beer. The table service can sometimes be a bit slow but the bar service is awesome.

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Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of barnzy78
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of megandupe
3.6/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of joe1510
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

An old store front in Downtown Charleston houses Closed for Business. Walking in you are greeted by a long bar to the right and lounge chairs to the left. Dim pendant lights dangle from the ceiling and wood is everywhere you look. The bar is dimly lit all around. A set of washrooms break up the bar area and back seating area. Behind the cozy bar sits what reminds me of a library. There are odds and ends along the shelves, pictures, knick-knacks, old books, and bottles of booze. Simply noticing everything displayed could take you half the night. A couple chalkboards hang between the bric a brac and advertise what's new on the taplist and what's coming next.

The taplist is extensive, 40 or so handles, with beers being broken down by style. Multiple sized pours for each are also available, labeled, and priced. I like that option. Beer was focused largely on the Carolinas but there were a good amount of other states represented as well. The bartenders were quick to chat both nights I stopped in, giving us a rundown of some new taps and of the area. Picked up some good advice. Prices were fair and there were some damn fine choices to be had. I'm pretty sure I drank a couple gallons of Duck Rabbit's Baltic Porter while I wasted away the nights.

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Photo of Robyn
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of bpasso
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of TadChiller
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TheDoctor
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Very nice bar with decent food and friendly service. I actually went there multiple times during my short visit and there was quite a bit of change in the tap list (always a good sign). The service fluctuated between superb and good the times I went was definitely dependent on busy-ness.

There was a good selection of locals, rare-ish, and other beers on their many taps. They were awesome about questions, samples, and everything.

Food was delicious as well.

Would go back in a second. Wish it was closer to me.

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Photo of EConnOG
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Closed for Business in Charleston, SC
93 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.