Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House
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Taps: 48 / Bottles: 70
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The beer scene has dramatically changed in Charleston in the few years I've been away. This is a neat spot - two bars - great beer selection - attentive and knowledgeable staff. We had a blast and enjoyed an Evil Twin brew I'd never seen before. If you're in the area, definitely check these guys out.
06-05-2014 12:58:42 | More by Mantooth
4.13/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
I walk in for lunch, and the first bar is right through the front door. With about 10 taps, all seem to be IPA's. Several tables scattered about. Exposed brick everywhere, which I always love. The second bar is huge. More wood high top tables in the second bar area, and a great inclosed patio.
A ton of taps in the second bar area. Local breweries are well represented, Westbrook being prevalent. Also Stillwater, Weyerbacher, and a bunch more. You can get anything in half or full pints. They certainly give Closed for Business a run for their money for the best tap selection in town, that will continue to rotate as well.
The service is friendly, and fairly quick. I order a Westbrook Bearded Farmer, but the bartender gave me the IPA instead. Not a big deal, but they did not seem to really know the selection all that well. Still, pretty knowledgeable on the food menu.
There are two food menus. The main stays, and an ever rotating daily features menu. I went with the ham curried duck breast. Which is very flavorful, with a host of pickled veggies and candied walnuts. Very good, and the rest of the menu is top notch as well. Country Pate anybody? Nice.
A great place for a beer and food. I could of just said that, which is all you need to know.
06-21-2013 19:13:44 | More by champ103
4.15/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
A: This is a very comfortable place with two separate bars. It's relatively new and therefore doesn't have much wear and tear on it. Nicely decorated. Got a bit loud in spite of the fact that it wasn't full. Still, this is a minor complaint.
Q: A pretty high quality of beers to be found here. NO - absolutely NONE - macro-breweries. You won't find Bud, Miller, PBR haunting the shelves of this place. Strictly a well-chosen array of microbrewed beers.
S: An attentive bar staff here. I never quizzed them on anything, but they were efficient and friendly.
S: A good selection of local beers (Westbrook, Holy CIty, Frothy Beard, et. al), as well as Evil Twin, Goose Island, Stillwater, Brooklyn, and Stone. The only problem I had was that I ordered a Frothy Beard Never Winter Wheat beer and it was served in a pint glass and not a weizen glass. Otherwise a good deal.
V: As far as the draft beers go, the prices were very reasonable. $3 for an 8oz. glass or $6 for a pint (some went $4 and $8 respectively). The bottles, which were predominantly bombers and 750mls, were pretty pricey ($15 and up). Still, an affordable place.
On the whole, this is a solid place with a good selection. Well worth checking out.
07-20-2013 13:01:24 | More by avalon07
Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House in Charleston, SC
93 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.