King Street Grille

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3.61/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

304 King St
Charleston, South Carolina, 29401-1441
United States

(843) 723-5464 | map
thekingstreetgrille.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
pDev:
15.79%
 
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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by jshusc:
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4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A wide, high wood and glass double doorway was flanked by a pair of big windows with their name etched into them. Entering, the m.d.s. was to the immediate right with high tables and chairs in the windows. The place was long and narrow with an arched ceiling painted black with stars. Standard restaurant tables and chairs ran down the left wall with high tables and chairs along the right wall and center. The "J" shaped, dark-marble topped bar began halfway back on the left side and featured a pair of well-stocked coolers. The kitchen was all of the way aft. Twin stairwells on the right side, one just past the m.d.s. and one just past the bar, led up to a second floor seating area. A skylight above the right end of the bar kept things brightly lit. Lots of flat screen monitors. Owner was a Greensburg (PA) transplant!

They were limited on their taps but their coolers were chock full of BTs.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stop number three on our tour. Came in here twice, once for the Pats game on Sunday, then for a pre-dinner drink on Monday. This is the place to watch sports, I guess. There are about 35 tvs hung through this place, on every wall available. They have NFL ticket, because it looked like they were showing every game. Service was good. The young ladies behind the counter were very quick to grab you a fresh beer. They do love the frozen pints glasses here though. Selection was fairly good, with about 75 different bottles. Probably about 50 macros and 25 micros. Bottles - that's their only choice here, as they only had three boring taps. I wanted to drink local, and since they had no SC beers, I eventually had all three Terrepin (GA) bottles they had. Prices were good, most beers were around $4. Happy hour from 5-7 I think. Food looked decent that other people were eating. Pretty decent sports bar.

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Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a nice sports bar with one of the best bottled ber selections in Charleston, SC. No draught beer to speak of but well over 100 bottles with many Belgians and Germans represented. Some obscure looking bottles too and a damn good happy hour with $1 off all bottles for a few hours! Not the best beer bar in the world, but not the worst either. At least they are trying. As it stands a great place to catch a baseball game and have some nice bottles of brew. For me though, I prefer the draught beers when i'm out as I can buy and drink the bottles at home for much, much cheaper. Anyways, a good place, not too pricey and smack dab in the heart of Charlestons downtown...check it out if you get a chance...

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2.54/5  rDev -29.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2

Located in the heart of downtown Charlestown, this beer is a unique sort of place. All of the beer offerings are in the bottle. Just about everything you can imagine under the 6% cap is available. Speckled Hen, Rogue, Hefe's, Dark Hefe's, and even some of those macros if the mood strikes you.

The atmosphere seemed laid back. I was there at about 2pm on a weekday. The lunch crowd had, for the most part, filed out. The majority of the patrons seemed like college kids taking a break from the rigors of school or others on a late business lunch. There was an upstairs area I didnt explore, but it seemed popular. I assume there were pool tables or other forms of entertainment up there.

The layout is north to south. The restaurant goes back as far as one can see but one could almost touch both walls with outstretched arms. Lots of seating in booths and tables and a bar area of about twenty seats or so.

Since they werent very busy, service was good. I would wager that the smoke would become heavy after work hours and at night. Selection was great. Lots of options. Would have liked to see maybe four or five drafts but the amount of bottles were sufficient.

If ever in downtown Charleston, this is on King St. You cant miss it. Prices were a little high. The cheapest craft beer was $4 a bottle. Macros were about $3.

11/10/09 Edit: I have been here maybe ten times since 2006. My original review reflected the average of the previous ten, but today was an especially bad experience. The bartender was clueless about beers. I wanted the RJ Rocker Pale Ale and she said "Ive heard its not that good". Then I asked what the RJ Rockers Bell Ringer was and she said (paraphrased) "Its an ale. Its kind of hard to explain. Its just a weird high gravity beer". Okay. Then, I ordered a sandwich but wanted brocolli instead of fries and neither she nor the menu (I blame HER) mentinoed a $2 UPCHARGE. Unacceptable. My rating of this place before today was 4 but the current rating includes my experience tonight. And, not that I am a "high alcohol all the time" kind of guy, but SC popped the cap a long time ago and only three beers of the 80 were over 6%; DFH 90min draft, RJ Rocker Bell Ringer and Gonzo Porter. I will not be back.

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King Street Grille in Charleston, SC
Place rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 6 ratings