@Timmons, my first thought too. why would they need seats? Also, too much of a liquor selection? I have never heard of such a thing. Bottles is a great addition to Mt P and I will surely do most of my wine and liquor shopping there.
I've been there three times and welcome their selection to East Cooper in general. I didn't get to the Grand Opening, but was there just after the soft opening and since. It isn't Total Wine, but then it is a third the size and actually in my (work) neighborhood. I would say that wine diversity is their area of least strength and the "beyond too large" liquor selection certainly could have been sacrificed a bit to this end. However, I certainly had no trouble finding something nice in the bourbon department. Local Terrapure FTW!
The growler station is plentiful; I've been able to find a good price on whatever kind of wine or beer I was seeking, and the staff is legitimately friendly and helpful up to and including recommendations.
@Mr. Connoisseur, Esquire: I have to take exception to the comment about egress from Moultrie Plaza, though... there's a traffic light for left turns, three other exits for right turns, a side street to cut over to Shem Creek. Heck, I'm sure you could land a helicopter in that lot if that's what the problem was. Between that and the seating comment, you lost me.
When did seating become expected in alcoholic beverage retailers? Inquiring minds want to know.
So when did they have 2 "Grand" Openings? They had what in the world of retail is called, a "soft" opening a few weeks before. But I only saw and heard of 1 Grand Opening. And I agree with nofaith, lawyers should stay out of liquor stores on their lunch breaks... And their beer selection is pretty good. They don't have room yet for singles, but I was told that would be in the near future as well.
Ahhh...attorney's who go to a wine store for lunch. At least you aren't surgeons...
Great addition to East Cooper. Hate making the trek to West Ashley's Total Wine.
I'm confused by the hoopla about "Bottles", but more so that they felt compelled to have not 1, but 2 Grand Openings in the last 5 weeks! Why is that? I have to admit I so looked forward to a store like this coming to East of the Cooper for quite sometime like a lot of people. So, when I recently read in late November that they were having another Grand Opening Celebration I decided to take a few of my attorneys during our lunch break. I have to be honest...much to all of our dismay we were extremely disappointed with the wine and beer inventory as well as the selections we saw. The wine and beer sections are smaller than what I would've expected from the marketing/advertising I saw, but the liquor store was beyond too large. I guess the old saying is spot on in our opinion of Bottles, "don't always believe what you hear or read"!
Positives: Pricing is fair, but not great; staff is friendly!
Negatives: Wine and Beer inventory and selections; Walk-in Cigar Humidor was non-existent with tiny inventory and selections; No place to sit down if you wanted too; Bad location and extremely difficult to get in and out of Moultrie Plaza!
The store has a nice selection of beer and wine...Cigar Humidor needs some help...As for the liquor, Dantes right down the street next to the Pig has the best prices in town for booze...And the staff is easy on the eyes!
We went for the opening party and had a blast! Such a great staff, kegs, awesome selection and parking! Makes me want to throw a party.
This place is awesome! I have already been twice as its the only place around where I've found a huge selection of wine, beer and liquor all under one roof. Their wine selection is incredible – and at great prices. We have been needing a beverage superstore like this in Mt Pleasant for a long time.
Well played, Josh. Well played. I'll file this under "high-quality internets."
My only problem with CBX is that it's not located closer to me, which is probably a good thing or I'd spend most of my paycheck there. I love that place and I don't understand the "jerks" comment - every time that I've been in there they have been nothing but friendly, helpful, and, dare I say bonhomous?
Ok, ok. After discussions with many about my review, maybe i overreacted. maybe i was the one having the bad day and i did the same thing that i myself complained about and took it out on an undeserving party. I am giving 4 stars to even out to a 2.5 star rating. Jerks was probably a little too strong and it's really only one person who has rubbed me the wrong way so it's not fair to group the entire store in that light. I will maintain that the level of service i have recieved on many occasions was disheartening. I will maintain that their selection is incredible. And let's be serious, I will still go to some of those beer dinners because the quality, menu, and value is exceptional. Also, i wish i had an alias on citypaper website and not my name...haha
Also, I'll see you & your principles @ Brewvival ;)
Josh, are you serious? Please click these links and realize you're talking crazy talk, because ratings like this from visitors all over the country don't happen when people act like you're alleging they do. I've been going there for 3 years and have been treated excellently throughout my patronage, despite me being a relative beer newbie when I started shopping there. I have literally never, ever heard anyone with an opinion of CBX like yours. I'm very confused.
Hopturn - they have and do carry Holy City, just must not have been on tap when you visited?
Great selection but the guys that work there are jerks. if you're not in the beer industry they talk down to you like you're 18 with a fake id looking to get some old styles on the cheap. i refuse to participate in any event put on by these guys becuase of their attitude (besides brewvival). Good thing they're no longer the only game in town for rare beer
whatever dude. i love charleston beer exchange. the guys that work there are knowledgeable and friendly...extremely so. they will drop whatever they are doing to answer questions, and their draft beer growlers are a great value. only complaint is that they should already be carrying Holy City!
Very nice store & helpful staff. Excellent selection. I liked it.
I have been frequenting this place for about 2 years now and I just read the below review and could not believe my eyes! I think this place has totally changed for the better! The new owners Holly & Tom have always been friendly, they have a much larger selection of groceries and food. I am so thankful for the addition of the breakfast menu, its a daily stop for me! As for quality, everything I have ever eaten from this place has been so good!keep up the good work!
I agree. This place blows now. Plenty of other locals spots around, don't waste your money.
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