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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 nickfl:
Photo of nickfl
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

A smallish bar with a cozy feel and a decidedly hipster beer-bar crowd. The decor is creatively eclectic with lots of beer signs and interesting light fixtures. The beer selection is very good, bordering on excellent. They had a good mix of local brews, highly regarded craft beers, and a handful of rarities. Not on the level of a place like the Brickstore or Toronado, but quite good.

Service was good, considering the crowd and the servers seemed to be reasonably well versed on the beers that were on tap. Beers were served from clean lines and into proper glassware where applicable.

The food was the real standout, the menu is small but well thought out. Good sandwiches and some beer cuisine such as mussels cooked in beer. Poutine at a beer bar in South Carolina? That alone makes this a must visit for any BA in Charleston.

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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.