The Community Tap


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The Community TapThe Community Tap

Type: Store

217 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, South Carolina, 29609
United States

(864) 631-2525 | map

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Added by annaoki on 06-10-2010

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%

A very welcome addition to our fine city, Mike and Ed have created a real gem here. Located right off downtown, great spot for me personally as I am coming and going past the place everytime I hit downtown. The small store in the shopping center boasts the best selection of beer this side of asheville. Beyond cool, these guys will talk to you all day n the store, online, on the phone, just cannot say enough about how cool they are as people. True beer lovers.

The store itself has made excellent use of their space and is jam packed with a treasure of great beer. They do not stock anything bad, a wonderful sight. Most any local one offs or limited brews that hit the area can be found here along with every staple I could want. Growler station is the shit, with a constantly rotating selection of goodies that seems to be never ending.

Overall just a great store, soo needed it was not even funny, will be back in tonight!

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Photo of Bung
4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A little out of the way on the north side of town(for a visitor anyway). Parking is easy though.
Away from the tourism of downtown, certainly a place to hang out with a more local flair.

Two guys working were eager to help.
Wish they stayed open later during the week however. Was staying in Simpsonville for work, had to hussle up just to get a half our visit. The seating area is what made this place different from the exchange downtown. Doesn't have the volume and breadth of selection, but plenty of interesting stuff. Belgian selection was large, which though not my thing, was impressive. When out of town I'm looking to find things I can't get, which there wasn't a ton of other than said Belgians. There draft selection for consumption/growlers was excellent, though another thing I've not been getting because a growler is just too much volume for me.

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Photo of metter98
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of chinchill
4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Relaxed atmosphere and knowledgeable staff promote leisurely browsing of the stock at this fairly new establishment. I studiously browsed before and after a fine tasting session held at the back of this rather small venue. The bottle (and micro-brewery can) selection is moderate, and with few kept on refrigeration, but the variety and overall quality is quite good. Beer aficionados will have no trouble finding some favorites here as well as some untried brews. But there is more ...

The Tap also has taps -- i.e., a growler filling station. I was delighted to have my growler filled with Founders Breakfast Stout although there were other tempting options. The taps all seem to be on the exotic side, with the most familiar and relatively widely distributed brew I've seen on tap being Bell's Oberon. Apparently rapid turnover at these taps.


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Photo of DrMindbender
4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Definitely the best craft beer spot in Greenville! Been shopping here since they first opened and have had nothing but top quality growler fills and fresh bottles. The owner and staff are super friendly and are always willing to help out with choosing the right brew or wine for whatever the occasion. With the addition of being able to drink a pint on site and enjoy a variety of food trucks for many lunch and dinners, Community Tap solidified themselves as the front runner in "spot to run by even though I've got plenty of craft brews at home" as well as the regular go to spot for picking up the weekly stash!

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Photo of Onenote81
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

In town visiting friends this last weekend, and this place (which I have been wanting to visit since it opened) is just down the street from their new house. Hurray for me! Stopped in the first night to grab a growler of something. They had about 10 taps for growler fills (no consumption on premise), all of which were standout beers. We grabbed a growler of Avery Maharajah. A guy and a girl were working at the time. Both were friendly, but not overly helpful. Great selection of bottles here. The Belgian section was what first stood out to me. Those aren't usually my 'cup of beer,' but I was impressed with what was available. Great to see a lot of different breweries represented than I can't find in the Northern Carolina. Prices were decent. And the vibe/presentation was very cool. I will definitely be back to this place when we visit again.

[Side note, if you are visiting and find yourself at this store, make your way across the street to Henry's Smokehouse for some BBQ. You will not regret it.]

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Photo of jshusc
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of beer2day
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

A great little find in Greenville.

Located on the edge of downtown, a short drive from Barley's. A little tough to find, especially at night, but worth the effort.

6 taps available for growler fills. Stone VE, Ballast Point Red Eye, Dales Old Chub and Gordon among the choices when I was there. They do a good job of keeping the website up to date with the drafts available.

Excellent selection of bombers and good selection of sixers. Store is not large, but they make up for the smaller selection with quality.

Service is stellar. Ed and Mike know their beer and are happy to make suggestions about new offerings. Also happy to order anything they can get their hands on for you.

Didn't know what exactly to expect when I stopped in, but really glad I did. I get to Greenville about 6 times a year and this will be a regular stop for me on every trip.

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Photo of dailyminefield
4.57/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

This is a great beer store. One negative would be that it was a little under stocked. They do not offer a lot of beer, but the quality is there. They also have a really nice lounge/tasting room in the back to enjoy one of their dozen beers on tap. Growlers are also available, which is a huge plus.
This place is a little on the outskirts of town, not within walking distance of anything, so driving is a must. I will definitely be stopping back the next time in Gville.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.09/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of thagr81us
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Got to drop in to see Mike and Ed this afternoon. The store is quite easy to spot from the street with their sign above the door. Walked into a atmosphere and layout similar to CBX but a little more open. Wine was in racks in the center of the store with a shelf lining each wall holding brews. There was also a small chiller that housed some brews. In the back it is setup like a bar with 6 stations for growler fills. Very hard to go wrong here as the bottle selection was quite nice and so were the growler choices at the time. Mike and Ed are awesome guys and love to talk beer and wine, so feel free to hang around and chat. I will definitely be going back to stock up again in the near future.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of goindownsouth
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%

Perhaps the greatest addition to the Upstate, South Carolina beer culture since Barley's Taproom, The Community Tap is an oasis between the havens that are North Carolina and Georgia.

Ed and Mike are cordial, willing to talk about anything, including all things beer, and are open to insight, input and are extremely excitable about beer culture.

Their beer selection - despite what would appear to be a smallish location - is a veritable treasure trove of refrigerator staples at prices that are extremely reasonable. The true gem, however, is the growler station. Six (6) lovely taps, consistently rotating, covering the gamut of styles. Quickly emptying taps ensures freshness and continually updated options. Speaking of updating, Ed and Mike are fantastic at keeping both their website and Facebook page updated with current taps - and I mean within minutes of changing the barrels. At $3.99 for a growler and reasonable pricing for growler fills, there is no reason not to take part in this.

The Community Tap is a welcome addition to the beer culture in South Carolina and, I am somewhat sorry to say, is something we have needed for some time. With a great and balanced selection, knowledgeable staff and good location, The Community Tap will be a popular stop for the foreseeable future.

Zum wohl.

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Photo of buckyp
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.06/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Great employees, and get SUPER rare kegs every now and then, but not the hugest selection in the world. Most of their beers are widely available. the best part would be their growler selection which usually has at least a couple exclusive/hard to find brews. Very friendly staff and worth supporting, just not the best selection in the world.

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Photo of wulfie85
4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of mluchies
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of huntermop
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of bobbyc881
4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great beer store near downtown Greenville. Ten growler stations with killer picks, very reasonably priced. They just started offering 32oz growlers, which makes it easier to try a wider variety, or try something higher in alcohol. Nice selection of bottles -- local breweries, Belgians, and special release stuff. Very nicely arranged store with plenty of space. Even some nice wine selections if you're into that. It's at least a 30 minute drive for me, but this is where I buy most of my beer these days. Great bunch of guys working there who are eager to help and offer suggestions.

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Photo of TmKeisySC
4.93/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BeerGod27
4.75/5  rDev +6%

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The Community Tap in Greenville, SC
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