I currently work in the #2 rated nightclub in the WORLD, "LIV" with is located inside the famed Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. And last years Platinum Ball rivaled ANY event the our club as produced. If you TRUELY want to have a great time on the east coast and can't make it to Miami for NYE, I HIGHLY recommend you purchase your ticket now for this event before you're left outside in the Charleston cold on 12/31/2011 wishing you had taked this advice from a Miami party professional.
I went last year and the event was amazing. I bought a vip room and from what i remember it had everything we asked for plus some food which was great. I highly recommend going this year as I have already bought two passes for it! Good luck getting tickets, I know they usually sell out quick!
City Paper needs to re-review the Acme - now that it has an expanded menu (way beyond Mexican- lots more seafood options grilled and with your choice of finishing options like basil aoli, lemon beurre blanc), phenom specials ($19.99 Lobster Night on Thurs - 3 split tails & two sides!) and a new name - Acme Lowcountry Cantina.
Best NYE Event in Charleston! Can't wait for the Platinum Ball 2012!!!!
If you're talking about the Shane Pruitt band show on the 25th, FCB, the advertisement on page 75 of my copy of the CP says "doors@9PM", while the listing on page 78 merely says "9PM". If you want to be strict about it they didn't "advertise" the show to start at 9, but it was "listed" that way. Don't blame the venue, I'd wager that the other venues that charged a cover also didn't start their shows at the time "listed" in the CP.
If we're talking about the 25th I'm glad you made it out to Loggerheads for the Old You show, they are one of my absolute favorites!
We made a reservation for thanksgiving(party of 4). Wanted to seat us with two elderly people outside without heaters. When we asked for seating inside we got skipped by multiple parties of 2&4. No thought or flexibility. Then we get seated at two 4-tops crammed together with someone needing to sit on the crack. Overall food was what we expected, traditional holiday items were good. Oysters were old and dried out. Cheese and salad station was bargain average. Our waiter was attentive and did a good job. The hostess and her three minions gave us the eye the whole time. If we thought that we could have gone somewhere else to get turkey we would have.
Best atmosphere for a music venue in town and continues to bring in top notch acts for a very good price. The deck may be my favorite bar in town
Artee, it was advertised right here in the City Paper as starting at 9. If the band starts at 10 then it should be advertised as such. What time the doors open is irrelevant. Most places open their doors at noon, should they advertise their show starting time as such, if the band starts at 10?
When I left there, I went to Loggerheads, where the advertisement said 10, and sure enough, the band was playing at 10.
FCB, they OPEN the doors at 9pm (usually, but sometimes earlier for "early" shows...depends on the band). Don't expect the band to start when the doors open, that's just silly. If you go to a sporting event would you expect them to open the gates at kick-off/first pitch/tip-off time? Sorry you won't be back, they have some of the best music in town at (usually) very reasonable door prices.
I took off one star because you cannot get a PBR for $1.50 anymore. It's $2 during happy hour (which ends too early, IMO...and I'm not alone in that). Will I stop going? No way! Too much good music and too many good people for that.
(Perhaps someone could rewrite the description to reflect the raised drink prices...?)
Regarding our parking situation: We have acquired the Charleston Imaging Parking Lot at 1315 Ashley River Road. It is a block and a half past HTBBQ on the left (right after the strip mall with Taco Spot). This lot is available after 5PM on weekdays and all day and night on weekends. ALSO, AFTER XMAS....THE XMAS TREE PARKING LOT (RIGHT NEXT DOOR) WILL BE AVAILABLE ON NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS FOR OUR PATRONS.....HOPE THIS HELPS FOLKS!!!
Sorry, I don't see a problem with being treated warmly and graciously. We had a group dinner on Thanksgiving evening, the place was packed, and we all had one of best dinners we've ever had. My husband is a steak lover, and he ranked Hall's higher than Grill 225, Neil Jordan's and Oak. The service was outstanding, the specialty cocktails were great. This is our new go-to place.
I've about had it with these places that advertise 9 o'clock starting times but then the band doesn't start until 10:15.
Turned and left when they told me that.
Well, Rosemary, I'm glad you have an opinion. That is super. Unfortunately, you didn't really give EVO a chance because judging from your review, you came in with an idea of what you wanted and EVO didn't meet that standard. You already had your heart set on pizza, but you didn't want anything that was offered. Yes, EVO has a limited menu, but in my opinion, it better to do a few things well than be mediocre at a wider expanse. So for having a narrow mind, strike one. The beer menu is limited at EVO, but it offers many creative options instead of the Bud/Bud Light/Guiness/Bass combos I've seen so many other places. But you already had your budget set, and you wanted the brand of beer that you like and nothing else. Strike two. As for the service, judging from everything you wrote, it almost looks like you had already judged the place to suck. If you really couldn't find anything on the menu, why didn't you just leave? I have been to EVO a good 40 times over the past 2 years, with parties ranging from 2 to 14, and not once have I ever been disappointed in the service. Foul tip into the mitt, strike 3.
Seriously, NY pizza joints are a dime a dozen. I've never had Baroni's, and I'm sure they do a damn fine NY pizza. But if you don't like the place, don't come back, or bitch about what they don't have expecting them to cater to you. It's not going to happen. Enjoy Baroni's, all that means is more seats open for myself, my family and my friends at EVO.
Saturday night after some debate we decided we still wanted pizza but wanted to try something new. We picked EVO due to CCP's reviews.
Point of fact I would like to make first, I never order pizza from chain stores. They are overpriced, over sauced and the pizza is usually lousy.
We were probably the oldest couple in the place being in our (very) late 40's, as we looked over the menu I could not tell if we were in a pizza place or not. I couldn’t find most of our favorite toppings on the menu but the one I did find was $3! Strike one.
After looking at the beer prices I felt it necessary to ask the server if the price was reflecting any sort of stock option in the brewing company.
There wasn't any sort of normal beer to choose from. They had what seemed like dozens of craft beers. I have had these beers before, I did like “Theobroma” from Dogfish but it isn't easy to find anymore. There are certain foods that I demand a decent beer for such as, cheeseburgers, fish & chips and PIZZA. I will drink Guinness with any food on the planet but I was told they didn’t have that on tap or in a bottle. Strike two. (Thank goodness we were not far away from Madra Rua Pub.)
After looking the menu over for 10 minutes or so and having the server come by every 2 minutes to get our order we decided to just order the Focaccia appetizer and two drinks. The server asked if we were ordering anything else and we declined because there wasn’t anything we wanted to eat on the menu, the server got snippy and disappeared. After 20 minutes we got our drinks and a plate of the Focaccia and oil. We needed more oil because the Focaccia was not stale but hard from being too close to the ovens maybe? (I would suggest a few shakes of a good Modena Balsamic Vinegar along with the oil for the Focaccia) Strike three.
I am not sure where the young people who were in there work, but they must be making more money than this engineer. I see no reason at all for the prices of the food and more importantly the beer.
After a few pints of Guinness down the street we picked up a pizza on our way home. Don't worry Mr Baroni, we will never be unfaithful to Baroni’s NY Pizza again!!
I don't like your tone, Mike, but let it be said that the uncomfortable seating at Home Team has been replaced.
ADULTS also don't insult people in their posts, so I will waste no more time with you.
Great for catering also!! Catered our wedding at Folly, their catering director Hope is a true doll, very knowledgeable, and extremely nice!! Highly reccomend!!
OK! OK! OK! I did not clearly state myself!!!!! Ron's does not charge $5 ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS for the Lowcountry Blues Club jams. They do charge $5 or a bit more at the door when they have performers on weekends and for special occasions.
If you are looking for $1 drafts like back when you were a cheap kid in college or high school, the drinks cost more than that. Most bar stools or chairs are not as comfy as the couch at home. Maybe you should stay home in moms basement and drink up dads beer!
The ADULTS are at Ron's WA on Wednesday nights and they are having a lot of ADULT fun, drinking a lot of intelligently priced ADULT beverages and listening and dancing to some great blues music.
So don't be a pill! Get out spend a few bucks and support local live music.
After not liking Queen Anne's Revenge since they opened, we went shortly after they changed their menu because we heard it was much improved. Wrong. Service was just plain abysmal. It took nearly 20 minutes to get drinks and the waitress reeked of cigarette smoke when she delivered them so it seems obvious where the delay was.
Of the six of us only one enjoyed her entree. My fish special entree was cold to the point the sauce had formed a skin. My partner's mixed seafood was tasty but salty, and the portion was tiny.
It has potential, but not so much that I want to go back.
We've been there once (a few months ago) after The Change.
My only impression is that it was a lot more difficult to find something on the menu I wanted to eat.
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