Super friendly service and great drink selection & prices...and a chill atmosphere. Don't care too much for the bathrooms or the bras hanging from the ceiling, but I always have a good time there.
Best indie venue in town... best part... never a cover!
Great Staff and Good Food
Trivia night on Tuesdays is Terrific!!!
I enjoyed our time at the Village Tavern. Wonderful band and singer, good music, good "bar" food and clean atmosphere. Packed house, but friendly house...dancing, fun and will visit more often!
REALLY???? IBG's music is ancient and their system sucks! You have got to be kidding
The bf and I wanted to go "somewhere different" last night and he picked Poe's. We walked in and were greeted warmly with smiling faces and a crackling fire. The beer selection was impressive and the menu was not overwhelming. I had to have the nachos smothered with chili. These nachos were warm, crisp, loaded with chili and cheese and then topped with guacamole and sour cream, there was a hint of chipotle throughout the mountain of snackdom. The bf got a burger with roasted garlic blue cheese. He ordered it Medium Rare (my favorite). I was skeptical because when I want a burger, I go straight to Sesame. This practice will be altered. The burger was cooked perfectly and tasted the way meat should. It was seasoned with a hint of salt and black pepper and the roasted garlic blue cheese was melted on top. There is nothing more satisfying than blue cheese mixed with burger juices. The roll was fresh, the outside chewy and the inside airy. Simply put, the food was TASTY. Our server was attentive, had a great personality and reflected the warm, inviting atmosphere of the tavern. Poe's was "something different" and I hope to have another great experience there soon.
Great place to relax for locals and guests. Fantastic food for lunch or diner. Karaoke most any night with thousands of songs available. Best prices in the downtown ares.
I just wanted to let everyone know that this bar became under new ownership back in August of 2010 and I ask that you don't hold any of the negative comments prior to that date against us. Even though we kept the same name, we have greatly improved the bar and it's atomosphere. I invite everyone to come and check the bar out for yourself and for anyone who had a negative experience I ask that you come by and give it another shot. Thanks and I hope to see you at The Brick!
We were looking for a place for lunch yesterday and we came upon "Closed for Business" and decided to give it a try. I ordered the Grilled Cheese w/ tomato soup. The grilled cheese was DELICIOUS on thick sliced, buttery bread w/ three kinds of perfectly melted cheese. The tomato soup was also delicious, very fresh. My boyfriend ordered the fried chicken sandwich w/ french fries. That was also really yummy, the chicken was very lightly fried and not greasy. The fries, fresh cut, were so good we were fighting over the last few! Our server was very sweet and upbeat. The overall ambiance was very calming and inviting and I loved the handmade-looking lamps on the booth tables! I like knowing my food comes from local businesses, and it was well worth the $25 for lunch. We will be back again soon to try some of those craft beers and the pork rinds! Thanks for a GREAT lunch!
first visit last night. food was good but honestly the ticket time on the food was 1.5 hours. yes, that's right, 1.5 hours. probably would have left under normal circumstances but was unable to do so on this particular visit. will not go back unless i hear they have fixed their kitchen problems.
sorry, meant to say "she gave me $3 more bucks." Now I'm the one who can't add :P
I work on Broad Street, which doesn't have that many choices to grab a quick lunch. I've eaten here plenty of times, mainly because it's just a few steps from my office. Honestly, the food isn't bad, but it's overpriced. The service, though is horrible. I went in the other day to pick up a to go order and gave the young waitress a $20 before she gave me a check. I knew my food cost $8 (not including tax) and she gave me back $9 in change, still no receipt. I told her that my meal didn't cost $11 and she said "oh, I got confused. I meant to give you back $11." So, she gave me two more bucks, no change. I'm sure tax didn't total exactly a dollar. In the same experience, I saw the other waitress sneeze into her hands twice and not bother to wash her hands afterwards. I could go on and on about other times of bad service, which is pretty much every time I go in there. Honestly, after reading that other review about the chef not washing his hands once after handling various meats, I think I'm done eating there. However, I will still go to their outdoor patio to enjoy a drink or two because let's face it, that's the best thing about that place.
I recently went to the blind tiger, and had a terrible experience. I actually felt quite unwelcome there. I am a single female, and I go out to eat dinner alone often. I used to own 2 restaurants several years ago, where I served made from scratch pierogies. I was excited to see they had them and decided right away to order them and see what they do with them. I watched as the chef took the pierogies and threw them in a deep fryer, I was already disappointed, I knew that destroys the delicate nature of them. I presumed they were store bought (machine made) which is ok if they are served properly. When he brought them up from the deep fryer, he piled about a cup of crumbled bacon in the middle of them... (I don't eat bacon) but I had never seen bacon served on pierogies. The traditional way to serve them if you don't have a gravy or sauce, is "lightly sauteed, with sauteed onion and topped with sourcream.
When he was finished he put the plate up and it sat getting cold while the female bartender was flirting and talking to various men at the bar, until I interrupted her to request my food and another beer which had been empty for awhile. She gave me the food but no silver wear, so I had to ask for that, then I scraped away all the bacon and asked for sourcream, she said she didn't have any and she didn't ask the chef or ask me anything further about my food. She never approached me again until I had to ask for my check, it was clear I wasnt going to be served here. She proceeded to serve a couple more people and talk some more until I insisted that she get my check, I was the only female at the bar, and I couldnt help but say, I hate when female bartenders hate on female customers, which was clear since everyone else seemed to get excellent service. I told her so, and left without tipping, (first time I ever did that) I had told her, I wanted to talk to the chef and give him a suggestion on how to serve the pierogies traditionally from a person who has made them for 30 years, it seems he would have wanted to hear it, but he refused to be friendly as well. Boo on people who ignore someone because they think they will not be tipped properly, I always tip good service as if I were two people, and I come back. I will not go back in there, but thought seriously about writing to the owner, since I do have restaurants who want me to sell my pierogies to them for their restaurants! But no, 0 stars for service and food
Food is not what it used to be! We have been coming here for a few years for the food and patio out back. The Pub used to have a Chef working the kitchen and now a handful of dirty t-shirt kids with no pride in the food or their appearance. Seems all the good employees have left. Shame. Last time we were there a woman we later found out was the owner was stomping around the pub yelling at various employees as costumers were tying to enjoy their lunch. She was out of control. We never went back.
Just discovered where the dman is. In top form as usual. Great place. Have some terrific acts. Hoping they can do more in the food department but what they have is good. Find a signature dish or something. Everyone should try this new place. What a better place to tell your friends you spent the night at......REHAB bar and grill
As soon as I returned from an overseas trip in September, a long time friend recommended I check this place out. Knowing what used to be in the same facility, I was beyond hesitant. I checked their menu online, called to verify it as a family-friendly establishment, and proceeded to have Friday Night Family Dinner there. As a craft beer nut, I was beyond excited to check out Foster's, considering the lack of craft beer establishments in Mount Pleasant that actually know anything about craft beer.
During my first visit, with my wife and son, I spent a good 10-15 minutes discussing craft beers and breweries with the owner, as it was a fairly quiet night and we were one of two families in the Pub. Seated away from the bar, we figured we would be a bit ignored, but that was not the case. Craig is one of the few restaurateurs in this area that really seems to get it. This establishment does not seem to exist solely to get people buzzed up and back out on the roads, rather after one or two visits, patrons become regulars; a characteristic glaringly remiss at most restaurants/bars in Mount Pleasant. I applaud the service on most nights, but as a realist, I also understand if I go in on Trivia Night and sit anywhere away from the bar (not with my family, of course), I may end up waiting a few extra moments for service - the place is packed on Trivia Nights. It is simple math, really.
The food of Foster's is what really sets it apart, and it took me by surprise I would actually enjoy it as much as I do. I am a cheeseburger man through and through, and have been overwhelmed by the flavors blended together in the back. I even tried the Arrogant Bastard Challenge one night, failing miserably, just because I was excited to eat that burger for an entire weekend (I learned that weekend why gluttony is considered a "Deadly Sin"). The highlight of the menu for me, strangely enough, is their macaroni and cheese. A dish I never cared for my entire life, but when ordered as a side for my son on one occasion, it is now something I order as take out on most visits. I am a fan of their onion rings also. A few mentioned below they are a bit on the crispy side, which I agree with, but they also actually taste like the beer they say they should. Most beer battered rings taste like flour and yeast, and that's it. During football, the BBQ sliders have been a hit with my friends and family also. The wings are simple bar wings, but if one is seeking a great plate of wings, I question why that person would not venture to one of the myriad of wing houses in the area.
I applaud Craig's respect throughout these reviews, and I wonder if some of the people reviewing actually understand the dynamics that transpire in an establishment geared toward not only quality food and drink, but more-so toward quality service. Service is my main concern in any restaurant or bar, and I frequent a few places with poor food and/or poor drink selections entirely based on the service received. Foster's is the type of place I can get all things I wish for when I choose to spend my "hard earned money" on any given night.
Overall, this was a refreshing update to the Mt Pleasant restaurant/bar scene when I returned, and I am happy to add it to my list of go-to establishments in the area. Keep up the good work.
I want to thank you for coming into Foster's Pub and am glad to hear that you have been here on many occasions and that you have a good time. However, I am very upset that you have received poor service. As the owner of a small business, it is very uncomforting to hear that a patron has had a bad experience, and the last thing I want is to lose a customer. I would really appreciate the opportunity to win you over, so ask for me, Craig Foster, the next time you come in. I pride myself on customer service, and have had very few complaints on service, but this issue will be addressed. Thank you again for your patronage.
Don't go when it is busy...They can't handle it...3pm weekday lunch is really good....The only reason this joint is considered good, is because of the location...If you put Poe's downtown, it would be out of business in one year....2 star at best...
When we know we want a quick bite at a place we can always count on to deliver, we head to Poe’s. You know that when you order your favorite item it’s going to be delivered to you quickly and “Just right”.
We decided to go to Poe’s on a Sunday when most restaurants serve Brunch only, and brunch just wasn’t grabbing us. Poe’s is a typical beach bar on Middle Street in Sullivan’s Island. It sits among a few restaurants in a one block area. When other restaurants might be slow, Poe’s is most often packed. There is seating on a two level patio outside, and even on very hot days the crowd overflows to the patio.
I personally don’t know the history on Poe’s but it appears that it has been around since Moby Dick was a guppy. It was apparently founded to preserve the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe. It’s a nondescript place, old tables and chairs, some community tables and high tops, a large draft beer selection and t-shirts for sale and the burgers are named for Edgar Allan Poe stories like the "Tell-Tale Heart": fried egg, applewood bacon, and cheddar cheese. Like I said…… nondescript. T don’t let that put you off.
Their menu is limited, which is a good thing, for this is a place that does a few things great, not good, but great. My husband and I ordered our usual, chicken sandwich for me burger for the big guy. There are a variety of ways that these can be ordered and so we decided to go with the special of the day with a little twist. The special was topped (either chicken or hamburger) with Pepper jack cheese and fried pickles. I ordered mine topped with Cheddar cheese and fried pickles as I never had a fried pickle before.
Although somewhat routine as we always order the same or similar items I’ve found that when I’ve ordered other menu items I’m disappointed and missing my old friends. Our sandwiches came out quickly and were perfect. The fried pickles… were off the hook! The bartender (we were seated at the bar), was quick to ensure that everything was to our liking. The bartender himself is also a fixture at Poe’s. We’ve been going there for six years and he’s almost always there. ‘Don’t know his name, but he’s always there – another thing we can count on, good service.
We left with full stomachs, a very small dent in our wallet and a smile on our faces. When you go there look past the surroundings and directly to the menu. You won’t be disappointed.
This bar is a WELCOME change from the stuffed up and stuck up locations around it. (Not naming, but you KNOW what I'm talking about) The atmosphere is worth the trip here, and a good time is usually had by all. The great beer selection is impressive, and the jukebox is instant-fun.
I've been in roughly 15 times, and have come to the following conclusions:
-The bartenders here do NOT care about women sitting at their bar. While I understand that women generally tip less, I wonder if these bartenders aren't propagating that problem. (I'm a waitress myself, and never tip under 20%, but the service here remains consistently inattentive and cold.) I would not mention this if it had only happened to me, but it's a consistent assumption here. Other people have said it as well.
-If you are not a regular and you come in late night (after 10pm, they close at 2), prepare to be the last priority in the joint. The servers are closing out, and downing beers at the end of the bar with the still-working bartenders. I get it, after a long day you want to unwind. But this means that the bartenders and owners are all crowded up and getting wasted, and won't be taking a drink order from you for a WHILE.
-Don't order cocktails that require a shaker. Usually it will have the taste of whatever shot was made before still left in it.
So as long as you sit down at the bar realizing that the service isn't going to wow you in any way, you're in for a good time. It's really just a gaggle of people looking to get drunk. Don't try to make it into an experience of anything else. And don't get hustled in pool.
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