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Active Beers: 4
Beer Ratings: 15
Beer Avg: 4.26
Taps: 48 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
4.59/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | $$
A: It's hard to believe Edmund's Oast used to be a hardware store. It has a well thought out floor plan with a seating capacity of about 70-80 or so. It's somewhat spare in terms of design, but that's not a bad thing in this case. There's a long bar staffed by three bartenders. The draft beers are clearly labeled and numbered on the wall above this bar.
Q: As Edmund's is owned by the proprietors of the Charleston Beer Exchange, you expect a high quality of beer and you get it. Do not come here looking for any of macrobreweries. They also have wine and cocktails if you don't want beer.
S: If there's one Achilles heel to most new restaurants, it's the service. The bartender who served me was courteous and knowledgeable, but it took an abnormally long amount of time to be served. I also noticed the person sitting next to me ordered food that they never received. I expect hiccups like these will be taken care of as time passes.
S: Of course, the selection is awesome: 48 taps, some of them house beers. There were also local beers (COAST, Holy City, Westbrook, Frothy Beard), American microbreweries (Brooklyn, Founders, Stone, Foothills, Allagash), and some internationals (Omnipollo, Hof Ten Dormaal, Evil Twin, Orkney). There's also a big selection of bottles: De Dolle, Goose Island, Tilquin, Jester King. It's a well chosen selection with some spectacular beers.
V: The pricing was reasonable, considering what you get. The house beers - $5 each - were especially equitable. The other drafts ranged from $7-12. The bottles were quite pricey, though, ranging from $22-$80 (most were 750ml bottles). This is to be expected with bottles in a bar; the markup is usually pretty high. Nonetheless, a good price for what you get.
It's rare for a bar / restaurant to appear on the scene so fully formed. While not without its rough spots, Edmund's is a great place, especially if you like beer.
03-04-2014 14:27:28 | More by avalon07
4.93/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$
My wife and I stopped into Edmund's Oast this evening, and it really is a marvelous place.
Clearly, they have a high quality, highly varied tap list (I didn't even bother looking past that to the bottle list, though I've seen from the website that they have a monster selection there, as well).
All their own beers are solid, and they have an especially great selection of local, soured, and Belgian beers.
The atmosphere is classy and inviting, with friendly and attentive service (though the initial rush of customers is keeping them pretty busy).
02-23-2014 02:45:35 | More by Craigory
5/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
I am still coming to grips with my drinking/dining experience at Edmunds Oast. I was in town for Brewvival with some friends and scored a rez for Friday night. The place was hopping. Great vibe. Expansive outdoor seating. We were seated and immediately our attention was drawn to the big (beer) board. It was like a dream come true. Two Cantillons on draft. Interesting barrel treatments. I've been to some great beer bars but this was the best draft list that I've ever seen. We tried a variety of apps. Everything that I tasted was fantastic. The swordfish, cheese plate, pickled shrimp and the ricotta were all excellent. My one suggestion would be more substantial portions. It was a bit precious in the presentation and the small plates were all 4-5 bites for $10-$15 a plate. Service was attentive but not overbearing. My friend is currently stalking our water girl and frankly, I don't blame him. We met the owners and it's clear that this is a labor of love. The restaurant has only been open for just over a week but this place is hitting on all cylinders. A special shout out to Cam who is killing it with the house beers, especially the sours. Highest recommendation. A must visit if you're in town.
02-22-2014 11:46:07 | More by fehrminator
4.98/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
My wife and I were able to get into Edmunds Oast Saturday night and we were very impressed. The atmosphere is gorgeous, the service was perfect and the beers were outstanding.
I started with a Lord Proprietor's Mild, an English Style Mild Ale brewed with tea from the Charleston Tea Plantation. This wowed me right away. At 3.5% ABV it is a great session beer, but very flavorable. The tea finish works very well! I followed up with a Wetbrook Weise Weise Baby, a solid Berliner Weisse. At dessert I was so impressed with the house beers that I passed up Barrel Aged Blackbeard, Mexican Wedding Cake, Hop Slam and Sexual Chocolate to finish uip with another house beer, Nameless City Porter. Solid! If you ever wanted to demonstrate to someone the smell of dark fruits in a porter, wave a glass of this beer under their nose. It reminded me of Ten Fidy, but even better.
The food was outstanding but definitely more refined than one would expect in a brewpub. But keep in mind that Charleston has set a high bar for food. I started with the Roasted Brussels while my wife had the House Fries with Curry sauce. We shared an order of the Gin Joint Jerky. It was all solid. For our entrees I ordered the Lamb Meatballs and my wife had the Seared Flounder. We also ordered a small Fresh Charcuterie Board as well. The Charcuterie Board was a stand-out. My wife is German and is notorious for disliking almost all American made sausage. She raved on the Fresh Sausage as well as the house mustard. The Charcutrie boards were selling fast and are a great light meal to share with a few pints. My only comment on the food will be dealt with when they expand the menu. I would love to see their take on more typical bar foods and I think this is coming.
Rich and Scott both came by and made us feel welcome. Our Server was perfect (Candice). She was attentive without lingering. LOTS OF LOCAL BEER!!!
This will be the place to be next Saturday night after Brewvival. Charleston is quickly becoming a beer destination and Edmunds Oast is going to do for Charleston Brewpubs what the Beer Exchange did for retail.
02-17-2014 17:31:55 | More by MarkSCCOT
Edmund's Oast in Charleston, SC
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.