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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs: Bar

Re: “O'Brion's Pub & Grille

Just a sad little hole in the wall... fighting is allowed even if its man on woman. Strip-mall hick bar. Zero rules.

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Posted by Tmus on January 22, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Moe's Crosstown Tavern

It's sad that one bartender ruins moe's for me... The young one with light brown hair? So rude. She handed me a pbr without me ever ordering one and was so mean around 1 30... Of course I want to be out by last call but you don't need to be so rude about it. Terrible, I never want to go back. Too bad!

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Posted by andromeda on January 21, 2013 at 4:08 AM

Re: “Al di La

Wow! On Saturday night we had one of the best meals we've ever had in Charleston at Al Di La.

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Posted by alteredstate on January 14, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Al di La

Wow. Al di la is hands down the best Italian food in Charleston. Great food, atmosphere, and staff. Highly recommend the pork and lamb dishes while you are there paired with something from their wine menu. SO GOOD. This restaurant will definitely be a repeat visit on my next trip to Charleston.

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Posted by foodlovin23 on January 10, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Back Home Bar & Grill

Back home is an awesome place for great food and drinks. very friendly staff and a good place to just let go!!! Im a former employee of the bar i quit about two months ago. I go back for drinks once in a while and will continue to go. please everyone help thisw bar continue to be one of the only good places in WEST ASHLEY TO HAVE FUN @. cheese curds are awesome but i hated making them. Good luck guys. GO G-MEN!!!!!

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Posted by Guitar4228 on January 10, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Elliotborough Mini Bar

Great local spot with amazing beer and wine selections.

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Posted by csquared on January 9, 2013 at 1:41 PM

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: “Coleman Public House

CPH is my go to Mt P dinner spot on most weekends. The food is consistently good and the tap beer selection tends to be the best in town (in most cases). I have probably tried every burger on the menu, and they are all delicious. I usually order my burgers rare, and am never disappointed. This quality of beef was not meant to be ordered well done. So damn juicy! The lamb sliders are fantastic, but I found out they can also make you a Big Lamb (full sized lamb burger) which takes it to another level. The truffle fries are evil, with that perfect touch of salty truffle oil flavor and a light sprinkle of Parmesan. Lately, I have been ordering the Fish and Chips, as they seem to know how to do that dish better than most places around CHS. My only complaint is that the beer prices can occasionally be on the high side, but it doesn't deter me from ordering a few brews before and during dinner. If you love burgers and craft beer, CPH should be your new home.

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Posted by brewengineer on January 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Hippodrome

Definitely think this event is overrated. We paid the $150 for each of us to be VIP, not to be confused with the VIP TABLE that was $1,000 for 6 people to have their own table. With the VIP ticket we were able to get a better liquor selection and access to the second floor. We were pretty excited for this event, but we were definitely let down. Last year we attending the Snyder Grand Ball right next store to the Hippodrome so I'm largely comparing my experience to the Aquarium's party.

-The imax area was very big and open which allowed for us to interact with friends without having to scream at each other while listening to a pretty good band
-The lines for drinks weren't very long, waited 5 minutes max for a drink
-Organization wasn't bad, waited about 10 minutes in line outside to get in. Pretty quick check in

-The VIP table members were taking seats from other tables and using end tables to sit on because there wasn't enough seating for the VIP table guests.
-The appetizers weren't very appetizing. I don't think warm deviled eggs go very well with whiskey. I was hoping for food a little more recognizable, not just slices of cucumber rolled up with some pinkish looking mayonnaise stuffed in it
-There weren't any tables or chairs to sit your drink on unless you went into the imax room in which case you can sit in those seats. But you're pretty much SOL for sitting down or having a table unless you get the VIP table

Next year we're just paying the $130 for the aquarium party where you get a much better selection of appetizers/food and seating available to everyone. I don't think the extra $40 was worth it for the VIP ticket. I'm not that picky with my alcohol and honestly, I would've been fine never stepping foot on the second floor. To me, it was an overpriced house party which we could've went to Red's for almost half of what we paid and got the same experience.

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Posted by Netterz0087 on January 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Sand Shack Bar & Grill

I moved away from the area but left most of my good friends here, great bar, great atmosphere!!!! The best people in town go here, can't wait to move back and enjoy it again! Pool Teams totally ROCK, many good players and competitive at City and National levels,,, the food out is out of this world!!!!!! Wait staff and owner outstanding,,, great bands rock the stage,,, what else can I say.....I LOVE THIS BAR!!

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Posted by Greg Gilbert on December 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

Let me start off by staying I've been to Shelter on 4 separate occasions with each visit impressing me less than the last. I can honestly echo previous comments that the food is nothing spectacular and the service is absolutely awful. I gave them the benefit of the doubt the first two visits (with them recently opening and still working out the kinks,) but after my last lunch visit and TWO HOURS later I will not be dining with them any time soon. If the food was something to brag about, or the place had more than 10 people dining, I might put up with a little wait. When you're several weeks post open and still have serious service issues, problems run deeper than just the occasional server having a bad day.

On my forth visit, which was for a happy hour with friends, it is only fitting that the bar service is as slow as the food service. @edoksa, i'm surprised you found ice in your beer with the 20+ minute wait I had to endure for a single beverage. Living in Charleston, even during the cooler months, ice shouldn't stick around that long.

Also, the atmosphere isn't very relaxing. At least put some kind of partition between the deck and Colman Blvd to reduce the road noise and cut down on the exhaust inhalation.

I hope the owners take this review and the others above seriously because adjustments need to be made for this place to be successful.

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Posted by MrCharleston on December 15, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

I am a big fan of the shelter. What they did architecturally to maximize and create a terraced open space from an existing structure is super. They have had time to refine their menu as well and some of their items really stand out, like their shrimp dip, which is an especially well crafted version of an already excellent local recipe. I think the place is an innovative treat.

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Posted by Randolino on December 15, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Mike Calder's Buffalo Pub

I had some friends in town in mid-July and I took them to Calder's on a Friday night. The bartender was drunk out of his mind. We ordered food from him and told him we'd be outside with our drinks and he said he'd let us know when our food came out. 30 minutes went by, I went in and after 10 minutes of me trying to get his attention and focus on what I was asking, he said it wasn't ready yet without actually checking with the kitchen. After 20 more minutes my friend went in and asked the bartender where the food was and his reply was "oh, the kitchen guys left a half an hour ago. Did you order food?" I went over the last hour in detail with him and he stared at me with eyes glazed over and said "sorry, how bout I buy you a beer?" I said no thanks, we're hungry so we're going to the grocery store to get food. I paid my check and the bartender said "next time you come in remind me a I'll buy you dinner."
No thanks dummy.There won't be a next time. Good luck with your hangover.

Posted by Pete on December 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Mike Calder's Buffalo Pub

I love this bar best wings in town..ya ya some people don't like but my dad alawys told me you piss somone off then they tell 15 people it sucks.. and if its good youll tell a person. That being said its a fun place to go with good food. :)

Posted by Monty Grantham on December 12, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

So-so food, drunken college kid crowd, and the beer selection is just a step above other bars on Shem Creek. I can't recommend this place, unless you just want to pound beers and yell a lot. I will probably revisit in a few months when the new bar crowd dies off.

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Posted by brewengineer on December 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

Worst service in Charleston.

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Posted by Robert Donovan on December 12, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Back Home Bar & Grill

First things first: this is a BAR with a menu, a sports bar more specifically. Nothing wrong with that, but I somehow missed that when choosing a meet-up place for my family and parents. And evidently they didn't offer us any of their drugs. Rip-off! ;-) Just kidding.

That being said, the waitress was very friendly, it wasn't loud, it is smoke free (yay, Charleston!) and the food (while slow because we were the only ones eating) was very good and very reasonable. Fish Po' Boy, Lobster Roll, Cheese steak and the Pepperoni Rolls were all super tasty. A definite winner for a casual sports bar.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 10, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Finz Bar and Grill

Finz is a nice place except for one problem: they have those damn roll up doors between the inside smoke free area and the outside addict area, so the addicts can just stand in the doors and blow their poison inside.
They leave these doors open so the poison gets in the smoke free area.
I won't be going back.
As with all non-smoke free places like this, the actual rating is zero stars.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on December 9, 2012 at 12:41 AM

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: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

Stopped in to check this place out twice in the past week. Super nice design and decor except for a few uncomfortable barstools with no backrests. Most had them, some did not. Nice to see a pool table, a rarity in Mount Pleasant these days. Excellent restroom, of course it is brand new, and perfectly clean. Fantastic service on both visits, however, this place is going to falter unless someone gets a grip on the menu. It is all over the place with no defining specialty item. Not to say every restaurant has to have one, but a wide selection with nothing really appealing or outstanding will not keep people coming back. It would not take much to wipe out some of Wild Wing's business since they have the worst wings in town. Simply offering some decent ones at half the price would do the trick and still provide plenty of profit margin to keep the doors open. Seriously, why do tiny pieces of chicken have to cost a dollar each everywhere. Also, most patrons primarily hanginng out at this location to drink and socialize are not likely to pounce on the opportunity to order a bowl of bog, macaroni, or collard greens, so please leave the comfort food to Page's Okra Grill. The burgers at The Shelter may actually be great, but does the town really need another "greatest burger in town" entry? Thankfully, The Shelter seems to be cutting into Triangle's business (so easy a Pelican wearing a happy hour sign could do it), the result of the airy bar and a nice outdoor patio with picnic tables. It is hopeful The Shelter will enjoy a long run because it is a unique space that seems to be well managed. All it really needs are "a little more reasonable than the rest" beer prices and a better focused menu. In any case, it surely is a welcome upscale and more civilized alternative to the usual Shem Creek scene.

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Posted by The Super Saturn on December 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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