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Edmund's Oast

Not Rated.
Edmund's OastEdmund's Oast
BA SCORE
100
world-class

30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 8.58%
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 42
Beer Avg: 4.17
Taps: 48
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403-3117
United States
phone: (843) 727-1145

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @edmundsoast

Notes:
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(Place added by: hoodoyoubelongto on 02-16-2014)
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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

The Mrs. and I had an absolutely marvelous time here. Everything was simply fantastic, other than the prices.

The building is open and spacious, which lends a warm and open feel. The view of the kitchen at the end of the building added to the overall vibe. We sat at the end of a large communal table. If I had to complain about anything, I'd say it was a bit on the dark side.

The food was marvelous, but, as mentioned in another review, "stylishly too small." I had some -excellent- meat balls, but in hindsight, I paid $5 a pop for each of three, golf ball-sized meat balls. The cheese plate was a little more generous, thankfully. The Mr.s had a chicken, crab, rice porridge, which was really well done.

The beer selection was fantastic, but sadly only one house brew made it into the 44 beer list. Too bad. I still managed to have a handful of Charleston brews. Their cocktail menu was also really impressive. The Red Wedding is enthusiastically endorsed by the Mrs.

The staff was really friendly, professional, informed/informational, which really made our visit. One thing I found odd was that there seemed to be more people running around doing odds and ends than there were people waiting tables. We had a bit of waiting to do, which was odd while watching other staff standing around waiting for something to do. Still, not a deal breaker.

Overall, this place is simply fantastic... if you're not worried about dropping a few extra dollars. I'm glad we visited as tourists, as I wouldn't visit this place all that often if I was local due to the prohibitive prices. We spent $90 on a very modest amount of food and a handful of drinks. As long as you go into Edmund's Oast knowing you'll spend a few extra dollars and try some really spectacular foods backed up by a far-above average beer list, you'll have a great time.

DarkerTheBetter, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of joe1510
4.3/5  rDev -7.7%

Edmund's Oast, a new-ish place on the northern outskirts of downtown Charleston. Walking through the door you're greeted by a huge space, decorated top shelf all the way. Big, luxurious, high backed bar chairs line the, well, bar and kitchen. The seating area is large and communal. Again, grand high backed chairs line the long wooden tables with medieval chandeliers and pendant lights hanging lighting the way.. A look to the back of the restaurant shows off an open kitchen and just above that a bank of windows with hanging pork shoulders, bellies, salumi... charcuterie galore.

The taplist is extensive and well thought out. Whoever runs Edmund's Oast beer program knows their shit. 48 taps if I remember correctly and every single selection was a good one. Locals to Belgians, to Chicago, to California, to England were all represented, plus many more. Prices were about what you would expect for such a nice establishment with such an outstanding beer list. The charcuterie was a must try as well. Pates to cured meats, all house made, all delicious.

Edmunds Oast is highly recommended in a city with an ever growing beer scene. The menu looks outstanding, the charcuterie is good, the taplist is top notch, and the space is luxurious and refined.

joe1510, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of DaPan
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Edmund's Oast was the inspiration to add Charleston to our fourth annual beercation. Our crew has been to brew pubs all over Ontario, Montreal, Vermont, Michigan, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, and my interest in South Carolina as a destination all led us to this success story.

We made reservations months ago, and decided that EO would be our closing evening of beercation 2014. We arrived about 15 minutes ahead of our reservation, and were informed that the table would be a little wait, which was fine, given we were early.

As time moved on, we were approaching 60 minutes past our reservation. We spoke with the owner/manager, who is truly a class act. He absolutely went out of his way to make our evening memorable. Truly southern hospitality at its best.

The food was unbelievable! Well priced and everything was an adventure. Cured charcuterie (house made) was worth every penny. Dessert, which I usually take a pass on, was beyond decadent and not to be passed over.

Cheese platter was artfully presented, and a perfect selection of different styles from very soft to firm, and mild to sharp varieties.

Although we had challenges early, I cannot credit them enough for how they made everything right. They hit every mark in terms of in-house brewed beer, food, and house made charcuterie. If you are in Charleston, this place is not to be missed. Reservations are a must.

DaPan, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of biermark
3.13/5  rDev -32.8%

Went on a Sat - impression was a reservation was needed but the place was fairly empty but filled quickly.
40+ beers on tap, 4 house beers. House samples are $2 of a small tasting glass. Everything else is pretty much $9 - $12. The bottle list had several hard to get get beers such as Sexual Choc for $29. Their own sour wasn't.
Read on their website about the smoked meat plates and cheese selections. For $12 you get maybe 1/8 of an inch of salami, sausage type meat sliced paper thin, a little pile of smoked nuts. The cheese plate was 4 postage stamp chunks for $9 or $12. What we ate was good but portions are stylishly too small.

The beer choices were good but heavy in high gravity offerings - I enjoy HG but can't try variety and they would only short pour their own. I guess at their prices you only want to drink a few anyway.
After making a reservation a week in advance, really looking forward to the place, we were sorely disappointed. I was hoping for another Wicked Weed type place and this isn't it.

biermark, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of avalon07
4.59/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

avalon07, Mar 04, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -12.9%

One of the coolest spots I've been to... and I've been to a lot. Great selection - good staff - a small assortment of their own beers - they cure their own meats and the plates I saw looked amazing - the room is incredible - all the beers are listed above the taps on a massive wall - just kick ass cool place. If you're in the area this stop is a must.

Mantooth, Jun 05, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev -4.9%

Edmund's Oast is a very well designed establishment. The bar is very up to date and the ambience is very inviting. The service was great when I went which was around 4pm on a weekday. The selection was top notch. They had some hard to find beers like sexual chocolate along with many locally brewed beers. I had their flight of their "house brewed"beers that were very good. The PB&J was most impressive. They had a great selection of Belgian beers and sours too. A little pricy, but a good treat. I will definitely come back.

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Edmund's Oast in Charleston, SC
100 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.