Closed for Business

BA SCORE
93
outstanding

83 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(843) 853-8466 | map
closed4business.com

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Added by Karalee195 on 02-27-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
45
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
7.36%
 
 
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 45
Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Located on King Street in downtown Charleston is CFB or Closed For Business. When you are walking buy, you may notice some of their posters and artwork hanging through the windows. The poster of the black and white surfing photograph is what initially caught my attention as I was passing. Inside, there is a lot of other interesting artwork and prints, including cartoons from Puck magazine in the back room.
Anyhow on to the beer, they had Coast Belafonte , New Holland El Mole, Kwak, Sierra Nevada 30th, and a dozen or so other selections on draft. The bottled selection includes about another 20 options. The staff is friendly, though some still seem to be getting trained on the beer, which is fine by me. If I had been hungry, I would have ordered the Pork Slap sandwich while there, it is supposed to be very good. With all of the food, they try to use local sources when possible, which is great. When I am in Charleston again, I will be sure to stop at CFB again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of outdoor7or24
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of qcbrewer
4.21/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Slack
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Uptown on King Street. A nice place to stop in while perusing the shops.

The selection is above average - lots of locals minus Westbrook and Coast (an ongoing theme in CHS). The big negative here is no flights but one pre-established for the day. So if you want to try whatever beer, you can get a shot glass full or a 12 oz pour. That aside, service was great with the bartenders being very nice. Would go back again but not for than one drink.

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Photo of Mantooth
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I always find time for Closed for Business. Wonderful vibe, nice selection and very good food. The service too is top notch. You won't be disappointed. Cheers!

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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%

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Closed for Business in Charleston, SC
4.21 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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