Edmund's Oast

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Edmund's OastEdmund's Oast

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403-3117
United States

(843) 727-1145 | map

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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 58
Photo of emerge077
4.48/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Top notch drinking and dining destination, with an aesthetic very reminiscent of the Publican in Chicago. Minimalist space with a collection of antique cutting boards hanging high on the back wall above a row of booth seating. Open kitchen in the back.

House beers here were impressive, creative and hitting style hallmarks at the same time. Favorites were the house lager, Parsimony, and a new IPA called Thick & Juicy. We passed around a few house tasters and tried all that were available. They had quite a number of esoteric drafts that were very tempting, but there wasn't enough time.

Food was great, we stuck to small plates and tried all the starters and sides. For me, the standout was the house-made charcuterie and cheese plate. Nice variety of flavors and textures across the board. Veggie sides and plates were all uniquely prepared and tasty.

Service was friendly and helpful, timely and professional. Lots of staff running the place efficiently.
I'd revisit again whenever in town, definitely a strong choice for best beer & dining destination in Charleston.

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Photo of shadyside
4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Outstanding place. Great selection of in-house beer and unique choices from other breweries. Large place with indoor and outdoor seating. Food is excellent, service is excellent. Staff is knowledgeable about their beers.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.76/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

After missing EO 6 months ago I was excited to finally enter the hallowed ground. Boy was I not disappointed.

I only drank their beers (holy s%$t, they have the best selection on tap ever) and every one was well crafted if not amazing. Their belgians, sours and hops were out-of-this-world good. You really need a few days to try all their beers and fully appreciate them.

The food was damn near perfect (charcuterie plate) for beer, the staff was wonderful (one of the brewers shared a growler of his delicious home brew) and the setting was swanky but not pretentious, classy but approachable. Such a great experience at a world-class location The best place I've been on the East Coast hands down.

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Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.59/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Went twice over the 3 days we were in town. Really cool atmosphere inside, amazing beer selection, and very good cheese and charcuterie plates. We were also very impressed with the in-house brewed beers. The entree menu is a bit over the top so I recommend sitting at the bar and getting a few beers and a small plate or appetizer. They don't do flights but you can get 4oz pours of the in-house beers. We'll definitely be back next time we are in town.

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Photo of The_Hops_King
4.38/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Was here twice so far. Was so crowded on a Friday afternoon we sat outside and had ok service - not great but OK - I think they were slightly understaffed. Food was different from your normal bar fare or restaurant fare. It was good tho but different - see the menu on the web site. Outside seating was varied from small intimate seating to larger picnic type tables. You could easily serve an army here!

Second time I was here we sat at the bar - very very nice inside with loads of character. Incredible line up of beers here. I can honestly say there is no way you couldn't find something you like. Just about every flavor under the sun!! Since this is not my home city I have only been here twice. Once I go back to Charleston again - I WILL be back!

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Photo of BWH3
4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Brew pub with exceptional food. House beers were outstanding. Great outdoor seating with one bar is great option for a quickie. Of all the craft beer places in Charleston, this is the one that stands above the rest.

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Photo of Nichols33
4.45/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Awesome tap list and the outdoor patio area is amazing, cool vibe, nice and chill. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere but a quick ride (10 minutes) out of downtown Charleston. The PB&J beer was so good we went back a 2nd time.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.51/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

One of the best (and newer) restaurants in town. Spacious bar, same for the dining area; however, the long community tables are high chairs which can be a little problematic for older parents, so ask about seating when you make your reservation. The food is fantastic. The draft and bottle offerings are long and varied. Excellent service. Well worth the steeper prices.

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Photo of 2Bstout
4.38/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

We were in February 2014 just after opening. Food and beer selection outstanding! Our service was very bad. I hope our waiter has found another field to work in because was not cut out to wait tables. He was overwelmed with all the people he was trying service. We were contacted by a member of management because we sitting there without anything to drink, no water nothing. By know means would this stop me from going back, this place is outstanding. World Class.

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Photo of cherche
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Maybe the coolest place i have ever been...best biscuts and gravy i have ever had and they make some awesome beers and have a great selection of other ones.

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Photo of MtnSoup
4.39/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Really dug Edmund's Oast.

Vibe: Big, open food/beer hall, with an open/demonstration kitchen at one end. Very loud, but inviting and friendly.

Quality: Incredible beer list, and wonderful food. Top notch.

Service: Seated at a table (with reservation), and had outstanding service.

Selection: The beer list when I was there (March, 2015) was over-the-top. They had TONS of beers I've been seeking out for quite a while. I'm not sure if this is the norm, but they had something for everyone - big stouts from Dino S'Mores from Off Color, a bunch of Prairie Beers, and their own beers were tasty as well.

Food: Probably the strong point here - their charcuterie is great, sliced (and aged) just as ordered. I appreciated a little bit lighter fare here in comparison to other restaurants in Charleston (which are great, but also great in number).

I'll be back.

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Photo of Scarfer_Brad
2.79/5  rDev -39.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75 | food: 1

Nice looking place. Good beer list. 3 of us went and wanted to sit down there were a few empty tables they said a 2 hour wait. We went to the bar to get beer and see if something would open up. Service started off fine. As soon as we can to a break in people bartender hand us the menus. That's where it all ended. We walked to the service end of the bar but stayed back from where wait staff had to use took 20 min to get beer. Went to other better places that did want our money.

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Photo of rongcsc
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Very popular destination in Charleston. I think it's overpriced and touristy. However, Edmund's has a very eclectic beer selection. There are selections from many countries and our local guys are always well-represented.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Edmund's Oast is a large restaurant/brewpub with an open kitchen, a long bar, a wide dining room, and outdoor seating. It's very stylish but still completely comfortable; and the decor is almost worth a visit alone as it's been so well done with details that show great design skill.

There aren't a lot of house-brewed beers (generally 6), but what they do offer is exceptional. They're some of the best 'brewpub' beers I've ever sampled. There are 48 taps together, although some of those pour wine, pre-mixed cocktails, and locally made sodas. That leaves 36 guest beers to chooses from, all of which are well thought out, and of the highest quality. To name just a few that I would have gladly sampled: Montreal's Dieu du Ciel! "La Divine Comedie", the Blaugie/Hill Farmstead collaboration "La Vermontoise", Stone's "Master of Disguise" or a handful of local offerings from breweries such as Coast, Palmetto, Revelry, and Holy City.

The food is excellent, and surprisingly reasonably priced. If you're a foodie you might want to see if you can sit at one of the chairs in the open window of the kitchen.

Conclusion: the most exciting, relaxing, and luxurious brewpub I've been to in years.

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Photo of kellyej
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Great food and an amazing draft selection! I would highly recommend grabbing a seat at the chef's table so that you can watch the kitchen while sipping some delicious craftbeer.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

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Photo of joe1510
4.3/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

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Photo of DaPan
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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.

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Photo of Mantooth
4.06/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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.

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Photo of CarolinaKev
4.43/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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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Photo of biermark
3.13/5  rDev -32.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

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.

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Photo of avalon07
4.59/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 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.

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Photo of Craigory
4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

My wife and I stopped into Edmund's Oast this evening, and it really is a marvelous place.

Clearly, they have a high quality, highly varied tap list (I didn't even bother looking past that to the bottle list, though I've seen from the website that they have a monster selection there, as well).

All their own beers are solid, and they have an especially great selection of local, soured, and Belgian beers.

The atmosphere is classy and inviting, with friendly and attentive service (though the initial rush of customers is keeping them pretty busy).

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Photo of fehrminator
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I am still coming to grips with my drinking/dining experience at Edmunds Oast. I was in town for Brewvival with some friends and scored a rez for Friday night. The place was hopping. Great vibe. Expansive outdoor seating. We were seated and immediately our attention was drawn to the big (beer) board. It was like a dream come true. Two Cantillons on draft. Interesting barrel treatments. I've been to some great beer bars but this was the best draft list that I've ever seen. We tried a variety of apps. Everything that I tasted was fantastic. The swordfish, cheese plate, pickled shrimp and the ricotta were all excellent. My one suggestion would be more substantial portions. It was a bit precious in the presentation and the small plates were all 4-5 bites for $10-$15 a plate. Service was attentive but not overbearing. My friend is currently stalking our water girl and frankly, I don't blame him. We met the owners and it's clear that this is a labor of love. The restaurant has only been open for just over a week but this place is hitting on all cylinders. A special shout out to Cam who is killing it with the house beers, especially the sours. Highest recommendation. A must visit if you're in town.

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Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.98/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

My wife and I were able to get into Edmunds Oast Saturday night and we were very impressed. The atmosphere is gorgeous, the service was perfect and the beers were outstanding.

I started with a Lord Proprietor's Mild, an English Style Mild Ale brewed with tea from the Charleston Tea Plantation. This wowed me right away. At 3.5% ABV it is a great session beer, but very flavorable. The tea finish works very well! I followed up with a Wetbrook Weise Weise Baby, a solid Berliner Weisse. At dessert I was so impressed with the house beers that I passed up Barrel Aged Blackbeard, Mexican Wedding Cake, Hop Slam and Sexual Chocolate to finish uip with another house beer, Nameless City Porter. Solid! If you ever wanted to demonstrate to someone the smell of dark fruits in a porter, wave a glass of this beer under their nose. It reminded me of Ten Fidy, but even better.

The food was outstanding but definitely more refined than one would expect in a brewpub. But keep in mind that Charleston has set a high bar for food. I started with the Roasted Brussels while my wife had the House Fries with Curry sauce. We shared an order of the Gin Joint Jerky. It was all solid. For our entrees I ordered the Lamb Meatballs and my wife had the Seared Flounder. We also ordered a small Fresh Charcuterie Board as well. The Charcuterie Board was a stand-out. My wife is German and is notorious for disliking almost all American made sausage. She raved on the Fresh Sausage as well as the house mustard. The Charcutrie boards were selling fast and are a great light meal to share with a few pints. My only comment on the food will be dealt with when they expand the menu. I would love to see their take on more typical bar foods and I think this is coming.

Rich and Scott both came by and made us feel welcome. Our Server was perfect (Candice). She was attentive without lingering. LOTS OF LOCAL BEER!!!

This will be the place to be next Saturday night after Brewvival. Charleston is quickly becoming a beer destination and Edmunds Oast is going to do for Charleston Brewpubs what the Beer Exchange did for retail.

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