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62 Ratings
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: n/a
Taps: 42
Bottles: 2
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: 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

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(Place added by: Karalee195 on 02-27-2010)
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Reviews by champ103:
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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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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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4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
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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4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped here for lunch while touring Charleston and really enjoyed it. Loved the quirky atmosphere, pub style with modern touches. Service was very friendly and helpful. I managed to spill two large glasses of water and our waitress was so nice about the huge mess. Even offered to replace my sons almost gone fries that were lost in the flood. Really appreciated her kindness. The beer battered onion rings were fantastic, my son had the pork slap sandwich and reported it delicious. I had the waldorf salad and it was ok but not great. My husband had the cobb salad and loved it. it looked much better than mine also. As for beer they had the Palmetto homefront IPA, Stone Saison and Gratzer Westbrook reported to be very unique. The first two beer were very good especially the Stone but we knew it would be. We would go back here if I hadn't made such a mess and am probably banned.

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Closed for Business in Charleston, SC
95 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.