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Taps: 31 / Bottles: 39
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.35/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by for lunch with a friend. The place was very quiet at noon on a weekday. It's in a remodeled theater in a nifty little area of West Ashley, near the famous "Coburg Cow" sign.
Being a former theater, it doesn't have the usual brick warehouse ambiance so popular for restaurants nowadays. The ceiling is high and the walls are white with day-glo objects painted on them, so it's not exactly an intimate setting.
However comma if you're there for the food and beer, you've come to the right place. They have about 2 dozen taps, with the only mediocre choices being PBR, Stella, Yuengling and Guinness. The rest of the taps were solid selections, including Racer 5, Breckenridge 471, Holy City Pluff Mud Porter (local) and Westbrook IPA (local). I had the latter and it was absolutely delicious on tap.
I've sampled the calzones and pizza before at other locations and they were quite filling and flavorful. This time, I went with a half mushroom club hoagie for $5.50. Mushrooms, cheese, ham, bacon & garnishes on a French roll were pretty tasty and that's about the best deal in Charleston for a sandwich & beer unless you go for fast food (in which case you don't get a marvelous beer with it.)
Service wasn't exactly speedy, but that indicates to me the sandwich was hand-made. The server did bring our drinks quickly and gladly corrected my friend's tea, which the server brought sweetened and my friend requested unsweetened because he's diabetic.
All in all, a great place for an inexpensive meal with a good beer selection, better actually than the downtown Mellow Mushroom location. Give it a shot---you won't be disappointed.
06-28-2012 03:37:30 | More by 5thOhio
4.18/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
A: This place used to be a theater back in the day, so it has an almost cavernous feel to it. The bar area is nice, with several TVs overlooking it. The decor leaves something to be desired. The paintings on the wall are kitschy (some would say "fun") and don't add much to the place. It's a somewhat mixed bag.
Q: The quality is pretty high, with the exception of the presence of the BMCs, but that's to be expected.
S: While I didn't quiz the bar staff on any of the beers, they were friendly and attentive, even when the place started to fill up.
S: The selection of craft beers was very good. There was a heavy local presence with COAST, Holy City, and Westbrook all in evidence. They had a good draft selection with Allagash Black, Rogue Hazelnut, and Lagunitas IPA all available. A pretty big bottle selection with all the old favorites: Stone, North Coast, Dogfish Head, etc. As I said, the BMCs were present (they had PBR on tap!), but they were a minority. Overall a solid selection, but not mind-blowing.
F: I've had food from here before - pizza - and it was excellent. Always a good choice.
V: The prices were fairly reasonable. Most of the craft beers went for $5-6 each. Of course some of the bottled brews were a little more expensive, but that's to be expected.
On the whole, this is an enjoyable place with very good food and a nice selection of beer.
02-27-2012 14:02:35 | More by avalon07
Mellow Mushroom in Charleston, SC
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