I was shocked to find out how cool HoB was, especially since it was right down in Mt Pleasant. This place is a craft beer lovers heaven, wrapped up in a locals bar. First of all, if you are looking for a normal drinking establishment, you are in the wrong place. This is a house, converted into a bottle shop and bar. They have a nice list of rotating taps, along with two bedrooms full of bottles. Feel free to pick out any bottle you want, and they can have it chilled and served in a few minutes. Prices are fair, especially for Mt P. What really makes this place special is the atmosphere. The owner is the bartender, and you will not find a nicer guy. He cares about his customers and wants to personally meet every one of them (first name bases kind of thing). The house-like atmosphere really pushes you to meet and converse with strangers, as you sip on fine ales. The back and side yards are set up with fire barrels and seating, as well as a stage for live acts. With many positives, we must also discuss the negatives. My only main issue is the hours, which isn't the owner's fault. They close at 10pm, mainly due to the fact that they are in a residential area. I hear that one of the neighbors doesn't like them (for no good reason), and complains quite often. The early closing time can be a letdown if you are a late dinner kind of person looking for an after dinner beer. Despite the early closing, it is still an awesome place to hang out and enjoy some brews with friends.
Let me 1st say, the doctors are nice. Of course you will have to wait until they call u back. Prepare yourself for 1hr and a half to 2 hrs if you have something plannned or have to work. The front desk are not so welcoming, particularly the black lady. She is rude, does not smile and does not greet you at all. Looks like she ate something bad and decided to take it out on the pregnant lady. She talks so low that you have to ask her to repeat herself and she gets an attitude with you. I've seen her treat the other patients like this, so at least it not me. It makes the visit very uncomfortable. No southern hospitality with this lady. So if you're ok with the wait and want to be disrespected then this is the place.
I was just wondering if the name Gage Hall on the front doors are covered for any reason or is it just temporary? Your answer will surely be appreciated. Thank you. I remain Shane Gage.
Is there anything like a haunted house experience for 10-year olds and 6-year olds besides the Haunted Hay Ride we do every year? Just curious. I heard of the Amy's thing but it looks like it's for 12 and over. thanks!
Charleston Scuba is a highly professional, 5-star PADI dive shop. They put safety first above everything. I learned how to dive through them and have been diving with them ever since. I'm in my sixth dive season now and love the family and friends atmosphere I experience when I dive with them.
I should have posted this comment a long time ago. As I drove by Christophe Artisan Chocolatier today, and was reminded of the terrible experience I had with the people who own this business, and I needed to vent about it.
In 2011, I purchased a Groupon coupon for $40.00 assortment of Christophe's chocolates. The deal was run just before Valentine's Day, so I decided to use my coupon on chocolates for my boyfriend, who is a chocoholic. When I called in a week before the holiday, I was told that the chocolatier was swamped with Valentine's Day orders, and they wouldn't be able to fill my order at that time. I understood how busy they were, and decided to redeem my coupon at a later date.
I called them several times, and each time I was given the runaround. I was told to call another number, but no one answered the phone at that phone number. At one point someone took my phone number and promised to call me back. No one called me back, and after numerous unsuccessful attempts to redeem my coupon, I gave up. So I was out $20.00.
If business owners offer Groupon deals and take our money, they should be responsible enough to make good on the deal we bought.
Tehn maybe you should go back to New York.
This will be my second time visiting Middleton Gardens and I can't wait. I intend to use Omega Transportation as my ride ( since I can save 10% on a round trip) and I will tour the gardens after the demonstrations. I know the gardens will be beautiful this time of year. And I won't have to fight the traffic, so I am really excited.
I LOVE this place. The owners are very friendly and helpful without being pushy, and they have a nicely curated variety of merchandise. This is a great place to find hostess or bridesmaids' gifts. They also carry exquisite antique-style jewelry.
Sadly, the store is no longer in business :( I went there a few weekends ago to refill my bottles but the place had been boarded up.
Rating 5 stars because when it was open, it was THE place to get fine olive oils and vinegars and super helpful staff. Got to try so many things that I normally wouldn't try there and learned to like quite a few others!
They have dogfish heads brew, love it, have alot of other craft brewers, love it. Seems they have some cool events which I hope to make on the 2nd of feb and its in mt. Pleasant and saves me a trip to west Ashley. I believe someone said that getting in and out sucks, so does going to total wine so stop your "wineing"( and yes I know how I spelled it for you spellcheckers out there). I'll be popping my head in there more then I probably want too....
It is in "my opinion" after 5-6 visits, event tastings and the fact that I have spent close to $500 (including an overpriced $35 bottle of champagne for New Years) that... I'm utterly disappointed!
Bottles, is definitely limited in their wine selection and inventory. Their wine selection is 1/5 of Total Wine and maybe a little larger than the average grocery store which is to me is disappointing. The staff knowledge up to and including management is sub-par and uneducated when it comes to descriptions and pairings...also extremely disappointing. The beer selection and inventory is okay, but not great and I feel there are to many "shelf fillers" that will go outdated. Be cautious and careful when buying! They claim on there Facebook page that "Bottles has largest selection of beer in Charleston." I don't think so...even the Beer Guru and well respected writer and columnist Timmons Pettigrew said "Really??". I think they might carry 1/2 of that at Total Wine and maybe 1/4 of what Charleston Beer Exchange jams into there small locations inventory. The liquor selection is good, but over-crowded and poorly organized. The have too much inventory face-outs to the point it's overwhelming in size. The cigar humidor selection and inventory was a joke too!
As I said, it is in "my opinion"...that I give Bottles an "E" for effort (not excellent either) and have to agree with previous comments that their education to close a deal is great, and their staff up to management's product knowledge and education to pairings is disappointing.
I also have to agree with a previous post, it is difficult to get in and out of that plaza regardless of the exits. If you don't go to the light to turn left you'll see what I mean. I was witness to a traffic accident a few weeks ago when someone pulled out from the main entrance.
Love this place! Laura is always super helpful! As a mom of three this is a big outing for me and I've never been disappointed!
Quite possibly one of the coolest places I have ever been. with over 400 beers to choose from there is easily something for everyone. Either grab a beer from the cooler or toss one from off the shelf into the chiller and enjoy on premise or put a 6 pack together or grab a growler for the road. Live music on weekends, corn hole, and an all together great atmosphere. Rob, the owner, is one of the nicest people i have ever met. If you haven't been to house of brews be sure to make the trip soon.
You have been a member for what a week. You obviously work at Brixx and take offense to my review of them back in July 2010. I did not register on here to self promote where I work as you obviously have. I have given honest reviews and unlike yours unbiased
Troll. Troll. Troll. Troll. How exactly can you guarantee you have spent more money than i have in a certain store? Just go away.
ALEYEAST, 1st, I didn't call you an internet troll. Second, you are entitled to your opinion as is everyone else in the world. I was simply stating the fact that you never seem to have anything nice to say about anything. That's all. You're a beer geek... we get that. You seem to know loads about beer and wine. Good for you. It just seems that with all your negative comments, there must be at least 1 positive comment you could make.
And I have been in Bottles. And I agree with you, the wine selection is somewhat limited and the beer selection is pretty good. They're not trying to be another CBX. And neither is Total Wine. Each of these stores has their own niche, and I think they all do a pretty good job at filling that niche. I wasn't trying to insult you. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!! Cheers!!!
whateverzzz & kma71- I am the internet troll? I do not blast other peoples opinions with no factual backup. I will gladly give you my email so you can contact me. When asked, I have given countless free advice to shop owners who unfortunately mostly ignore it. I gave them an honest review, they can act on it or not. They are in the honeymoon period of business, customers like myself will see them throuhg the long haul.
As a side note, I can pretty much guarantee I have dropped more cash in Bottles than the the two of you combined.
Wine selection appears to be improving, still annoyed at multiple placements, and would like to see some more wines laying down and better organized. Oh wait that's an opinion and that is apparently frowned upon in this forum.
Bottles is awesome! What a novel idea for a storefront in the Charleston area. Way to go!
"aleyeast" is the definition of an internet troll. Pay him/her no mind. He talks a good game in the comfort of his Internet world, but I doubt he has the balls to actually voice his "feedback" to the owners/managers he claims to be trying to help "make things better".
Keep up the good work! I look forward to my next visit. :)
I am glad you agree. It is you who commented on my post, not the other way around. I see this is a trend with you, very original.
My advice to you is to go in to Bottles, and give it an honest review. You never even reviewed it, just trashed other peoples opinion. I would be willing to bet my background knowledge of the subject is magnitudes away from yours.
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