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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs: Music Venue

Re: “House of Brews

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.

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Posted by brewengineer on January 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Re: “O'Brion's Pub & Grille

Decided to try the I'ON location with my best friend here visiting from from Texas. Of several places the two of us visited during his stay in town, O'Brion's actually did all of the basic things to make a customer feel like a necessary part of the business equation correctly. We managed to get a seat at a nice comfortable high top table, were greeted within seconds by a very lovely young lady (Eva) who was actually smiling and glad to be there, placed and received our beer order which arrived within a couple of minutes icy cold along with well chilled pint glasses, had our questions about the menu answered confidently, and proceeded to enjoy sports on the many quality flat panel screens without the annoying nuisance of loud blaring volume while waiting for our food. The food arrived quickly despite a sizeable crowd and my friend described the burger as the best he had enjoyed in Mount Pleasant. Likewise, the Cuban sandwich I received was total perfection on a plate. As a bit of a connoisseur of this particular sandwich, I must point out that this is the first time I have ever received a "true" Cuban made properly in this town and it tasted spectacular. My friend and I were quite happy that we were able to enjoy our experience at this O'Brion's location from the minute we walked through the door until we left feeling very satisfied that at least one place in Mount Pleasant actually has what it takes to earn the business and insure the return visit of its patrons.

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Posted by The Super Saturn on December 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Back Home Bar & Grill

In response to "Sacred Arrow", this is the most ludicrous, meritless and I would even go as far as to call it slanderous review of a restaurant. This is a family owned restaurant, the owners and employees are extremely hard working to make it a successful place. I go there regularly and have never once witnessed any type of drug use or "marijuana" being smoked in the bathrooms or elsewhere. Especially being that many of my friends who are off-duty and retired police officers patron the place. Majority of whom are friends with the owner. Please keep your false reviews to yourself.

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Posted by nursie on December 7, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Bowens Island Restaurant

Bowens Island has been a cool seafood joint for years, but they have recently improved the already wonderful experience. The food is still just as amazing as it used to be. I strongly suggest the fried shrimp and the oysters (when in season). They have really perfected their process of cooking shrimp, and it is always prepared perfectly. What would make the experience better? Well, consider washing that delicious food down with a wonderful local craft beer. Bowens Island now has 10 taps, all devoted to local beer. As far as I know, that makes it the best place to go in Charleston for local craft brews. They have offerings from Palmetto, Holy City, COAST, and Westbrook. You will have a hard time finding a better environment for dining during the cool Fall evenings here in the Lowcountry.

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Posted by brewengineer on October 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Sticky Fingers

Great place to eat and great service !! Thanks for your southern hospitality Ashley.

Posted by Diane Charity McGonigal on August 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Oscar's Restaurant

Oscar's has been a main stay in Summerville for 30 years and is consistant in serving great food, providing excellent customer service and affordable prices. It's for sure on my list of favorites!

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Posted by Drake Reily on August 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Back Home Bar & Grill

Back Home Bar and Grill serves up delicious food with great service. The menu offers something for everyone, and everything is really, really good. With its homemade bread and tender, perfectly seasoned beef, the Philly Cheese Steak is authentic and delicious and the Carnegie Deli-inspired Reuben is the best you'll find this side of NYC. And the fries...... they're fresh-cut and crisp, without being greasy.

We'll be back soon to try the Maine Lobster Roll!!

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Posted by alteredstate on August 19, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Re: “FIG

Our experience at FIG was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The mood is warm, the staff is inviting and knowledgeable, and the food is incredible. Our server, John, was very personable and really impressed me with his thoroughness and depth of knowledge of everything FIG. The first delight I experienced was their drink menu which featured some very creative cocktails. My focus immediately went to the 'build your own Manhattan' feature that allows you to custom design your perfect drink from a robust list of bourbons, vermouths, and bitters. Also very cool was the array of Negronis and other special proprietary cocktails offered.

Now onto the food...the focus here is on clearly on using locally sourced ingredients at their prime and treating them minimally to really honor the ingredient itself. Reading the menu, I immediately noticed that majority of selections begin with the actual source or location of the ingredients in the dish. We started out with the coddled Sea Island Farm egg and the chicken liver pate and pork ciccioli. So, I have never had a coddled egg and I really didn't know what to expect when we ordered it, but let me say this is an experience not to be missed. Our server brought out a tiny cast iron pot, removed the lid, and exposed a gently simmering sea of Parmesan cream, tiny croutons, and beech mushrooms. Diving into it, the egg yolk bursts and mixes with the broth to create a flavor that is absolutely sublime. The pate plate was perfect, the chicken liver and pork ciccioli were super smooth and flavorful and the pickled accompaniments and toasted brioche were just right.

For entrees we chose the ricotta gnocchi and suckling pig confit and were blown away by both. If you have never had ricotta-based gnocchi (as opposed to the more traditional and heavy potato-based) you have got to give it a try. Imagine plump clouds of sweet ricotta dumplings in a sea of deeply flavored lamb bolognese. Amazing. The suckling pig, sourced from nearby Caw Caw Creek Farms, is slowly confited and then the meltingly tender meat assembled rounded up and gently seared. Served with roasted beets and greens in a sea of pork jus this dish had everything.

Of the many higher end restaurants we have been to in Charleston, FIG sits right there at the top. What really differentiated this restaurant from some of the other top notch establishments was its lack of pretentiousness while still maintaining the experience. The food and service were perfect and we felt comfortable and welcome being there.

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Posted by aaronrichard on August 15, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Re: “Rehab Bar & Grill

Nice dance floor and great bartenders!!! They have a bartender that should be in Vegas! He flips bottles and blows fire! Definately the most entertaining around here! They also have great steak specials on wednsdays.

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Posted by steve madden on August 9, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Re: “The Break Room

We love the Break Room and everyone there! They have the best food! (Thank you, Nate!) Tony is the best bartender ever...we met "Bartender Bobby" the other night and he did a great job. Bobby is a very nice person! Good prices. The regulars there are the nicest people you would ever want to meet...Jan, Pete, Steve, Jerry, Missy, Jake, and of course...Willie :) just to name a few of the many. Great, very friendly, welcoming crowd. The Break Room is upscale without being snooty. We found the Break Room quite a while ago and we have become "Vacation Regulars"! Made good friends and we look forward to go there each time. We always feel welcomed by all! ~ Terry and Barbara Bozon, Raleigh, NC~

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Posted by Barbara Yonkin Bozon on July 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Wolf Track Inn

Always liked the Wolf Track but since I quit smoking, can't do it anymore.

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Posted by shardo1955 on July 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Wolf Track Inn

Was a truly fun evening when the Wiggins Brothers played about a month ago maybe late June or early July 2012. I hope the 'Track' will have them back soon.

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Posted by msdjyoung on July 26, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Re: “The Mezz

The Only Premier Jazz Bar in Town. This is a true experience!

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Posted by Blue35 on July 24, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Wings Neighborhood Bar & Grill

This Place has the best food

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Posted by Dino on July 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Tristan

Hadn't been to Tristan's in a while, well over 5 years ago with a different chef and different style, and thought it was time to give it a try, again. Our meal was excellent and on par with the other top restaurants in town. We won't wait 5 years to go back, that's for certain.

Posted by willywoody on June 3, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Smokey's Place Sports Bar and Grill

I finally found a great place to have a good time. Smokey's Place is a great place to sit down and relax. I missed the lunch speacial but they have them Mon-Fri from 11-7 and always some thing different each day. So I had the philly cheese steak and OMG it was the best philly I had in my life! ( No B/S) IDK what they put in in but it works!!! I't now my spot after work, and Sun is my day cause of the Blues Jam. Momma Rulz!

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Posted by Joe Riley 1 on June 1, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

You will find a series of highly negative reviews at the beginning of the review section, I know the person that set this up and he made it his mission to try to reflect poorly on this great establishment, putting a multitude of negative reviews up in succession in the hope that you wont take the time to notice all of the great reviews that follow. He is the kind of customer you hope you never have in your restaurant. I have been with him several times when he orders food, nearly finishes his dinner, then sends it back, refusing to have something else served, or to pay his bill. This night in particular, the host made a point of checking with him to see if his food was OK, as he had sent it back, unpaid 3 times in succession, and they were on to his game. He got caught, and didn't like it. I finally quit going to dinner with him.

Our personal experience with Hall's is one of complete enjoyment of the food, the staff, and the over-all experience. Come join us for one of our City's best dinner establishments.

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Posted by DocLandis on May 29, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Re: “Juanita Greenberg's Nacho Royale

Juanita Greenbergs is a jewel on King St. Its got a sign out front that invites a dog friendly atmosphere. The staff enures that the restaurant is kept spotless and sanitary, and food is delivered promptly to your table in virtually no time. Its a place where you can let your kids run around out back and play hide and seek, while you enjoy your favorite margarita in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. The patio area smells of Carolina Jasmine, as it is growing on the walls around the outdoor seating. I would recommend that anyone and everyone come enjoy this place. Also every Wednesday night one of the best female vocalists in town performs free to anyone who will listen, So come out and see Jordan Igoe and Friends. It will change your life. If you dont like the atmosphere clearly stated on the chalkboard out front, then go to McDonald's...lookin at you, Beth.

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Posted by GuineaPirate on May 9, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Stono Breeze Waterfront Bar

Great place to enjoy a burger and a beer or mixed drink and watch the Stono River boat traffic. Good live music and nice cool breeze. Very friendly folks!

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Posted by Wadmalaw on May 7, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Lucy's Grill

The best restaurant on Seabrook Island. Lucy's has great food, great bar and a great waitstaff. The only negative I'd have with the place is it tends to get loud when it's busy.

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Posted by VeryLargeMike on April 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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