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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

43 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

453 King St
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403-6232
United States

(843) 853-8466 | map
www.closed4business.com

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Added by Karalee195 on 02-27-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
79
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
7.6%
 
 
Taps:
42
Bottles/Cans:
2
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 79
Reviews by Redrover:
Photo of Redrover
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

I was able to stop by for an extended visit during my stay in Charleston.

This is not that big of an establishment. There is a small bar to your right as you enter. Tables against the wall and more seating in the back room. There are two unisex bathrooms between the two main spaces.

I only saw one TV, so go for the beer and not the ability to watch the games. Rock tunes in the background were turned low enough to not inhibit conversation.

The table service is friendly, and knowledgeable but a touch slow. I was ok with it as we were not in any big hurry.

The menu is not huge, but what we had was a solid yeoman like effort. I think most folks will find something they will like.

Beer is the star here. They have a solid selection of taps that are broke out by color and or style. I like that you can get 10 oz, 16 oz or full liters. The 10 ozs are a great way to really sample a lot of beers. They also offer flights which is always nice to see.

I will have no hesitation going back next time I'm in this gem of a city.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Fantastic beer bar. Great atmosphere and eclectic decor, including Michael Jackson book pages wallpapering the restrooms. Unusual unique artworks, taxidermy, rustic wood paneling, collections of stuff, just lots to look at in a comfortable setting. Tables and bar seating up front, full kitchen with a dining room in the back, including some cozy booths.

We sat at the bar, and got very good service. The bartender was helpful and accommodated my requests for samples, and tried a few himself since many were new for his shift. They had a tap takeover even the previous night for Charleston beer week, 40+ taps, all SC beers. I easily tried over a dozen local beers during my visit. There were too many to keep track of, and I had to narrow down a short list of ones I wanted to try. Freehouse Life of Don was a highlight, and Holy City Yeast Wrangler fresh on tap was great.

Food: Fried green beans were seriously addictive, served with a homemade ranch and crispy with tempura. Fried buffalo oysters were unique and pretty tasty too. Menu was mainly apps and sandwiches.

Overall, CFB is a must if you're in Charleston.

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Photo of Reinmogard
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

C4B has helped usher the craft beer scene into Charleston. Great location, rotating selection, and great food. Really neat beer encycolpedia wallpaper in the restrooms. Great vibe, but get there early.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Exceptional food, great and knowledgable service, killer draft selection.

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Photo of TampaRainman
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jakepuff
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Big bar area and ample seating for dining. Large selection of Local and national handcraft beer on tap. Full service liquor bar. Tasty lunch spot; try the grilled cheese and tomato soup. Easy to find downtown, with on street metered parking.

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Photo of Drifter1
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Only stopped in for a few burs last night (no food). Cool vibe, very craft focused - some pretty rare and unexpected selections (Crooked Stave Surette... Whaaaaat?!?!). Menu looked pretty limited, and unhealthy / bar food focused, so I didn't bother getting an app. Service was great, although I'm not very needy. Pretty young and friendly crowd. Definitely hit this place up if you're in Charleston.

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Photo of djhowell
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Highbury09
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of seanchai
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of 2Bstout
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of MtnSoup
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This place is awesome.
Vibe: Very comfortable, almost cabin-like decor and vibe, but all with an unmistakably Southern aesthetic.
Quality: Pretty damn good.
Service: Sat at the bar a few nights, and seated one night. Had great service both times.
Selection: Rotating tap list is pretty great if you ask me - lots of Allagash and Bells, etc., as expected, but also a great mix of local beers. I tried tons of beers not available in Colorado (but they had those too). Avery Lilikoi to name one.
Food: This place shines here. Get the Pork Slap sandwich or the Spicy Chicken Sandwich and we'll be in agreement.

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Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of mwar
2.26/5  rDev -46.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Had high expectations based on the reviews. Maybe I was grumpy or it was a bad night for them. Unimpressed. Spend your time in Charleston bar hopping!

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Photo of steveheady
4.63/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rongcsc
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Love CFB. They always have a terrific, varied selection. Their staff is knowledgeable and loves beer. The table service can sometimes be a bit slow but the bar service is awesome.

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Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of barnzy78
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of megandupe
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%

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