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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 glid02:
Photo of glid02
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in here after a recent trip to Charleston - I didn't think much of the place after seeing the name but hopped on BeerFly to see it was a good option.

Atmosphere is nice. It's north of the heart of downtown but it undeniably still downtown. Large plate glass windows on either side of the entrance can be opened and the bar takes up half of the right side of the place. Additional seating is available on the left side and farther back. There are books and boardgames available at the bar which is always nice.

Quality is good. I only saw two types of glass but they have 12 oz. pours and full pours available for all their beers which I'm always a fan of. Glasses, temperature, and head are all appropriate.

Service is good. Our waitress was very attentive (granted there weren't many people there) and was more than happy to fill us in on what beers were kicked and which were not on the list.

Selection is solid. I recall between 15 and 18 taps, all with solid selections and representing a good cross-section of breweries available to SC. The one glaring omission was COAST, hopefully that will be rectified in due time.

Food was good. I went with the porkslap sandwich which was a fried porkchop, ham, and swiss along with a few other green things I can't recall. Interesting if not stellar.

Value is par for the course, maybe even cheaper considering it's location.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this newcomer. A well thought out tap list with a good breadth of styles. They didn't seem busy at all either time I was in there so here's hoping business picks up for them.

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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.