On a serious note Montreaux is awesome.. My husband and I and my friends throroughly enjoy ourselves each and every time we go there..The staff is friendly and courteous and want to make sure your enjoying yourself ..Its not the prettiest place in the world..its not a downtown charleston bar..but its homey and down to earth and you cant beat the prices on drinks or entertainment....I have consistently enjoyed myself each and every time I go there...Montreaux You guys rock...Danielle R. xoxo
Slow, long-winded service. My girlfriend said the juice tasted old and when she tried to tell the bartender she just gave her attitude. WASTE OF MONEY! Much better bars around like the Belmount or Hom.
This club has been bought by a New Owner. They are in the process of fixing it up. They have a fun and Happy staff and would love for everyone to come and check them out.
Love the atmosphere and ambiance - sophisticated and elitist while still offering a totally chill environment. Music is awesome and love to sit back and enjoy a hookah on occasion. Easily my favorite hang out in all of Charleston. Torch knows how to do things right!
On Tap: Southerntier 2xIPA, Grand Teton Sweetgrass APA, Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB, Abita Purple Haze, Blue Moon Belgian White, Harpoon Winter Warmer, Spaten Optimator, Widmer Hefe, Amstel Light, Highland Oatmeal Porter, Steven's Point Root Beer, Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, Yuengling, Stella Artois, Newcastle, Coast HopArt IPA, Magic Hat #9, Sierra Celebration, Sam Adams Winter, New Belgium Fat Tire, 1554, Harpoon Vermont Spruce Tip, Guinness, Bitburger Pilsener, Great Divide Titan IPA, Highland Cold Mountain.
Bottles: Bell's Christmas Ale, New Holland Mad Hatter, Bear Republic Black Bear Stout, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye, Alewerks Washington Porter, Sam Smith Nut Brown, New Planet Gluten Free (Tread Lightly Ale, 3R Raspberry Ale), New Belgium Belgo, Kaliber NA, Corona, and most major domestics.
Wine: House Merlot, Cab Sauv, and Chardonnay by Lamplighter Vineyards, Clos du Bois Chard, Liberty School Chard, Pacific Rim Riesling, Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauv Blanc, Beringer White Zin, Stella Pinot Grigio, Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio, Oyster Bay Merlot, Sterling Cab Sauv, Castle Rock Pinot Noir, Trapiche Pinot Noir, Hardy's Shiraz, Ruffino Classico Chianti, Bodega Elena Malbec, Zen of Zin.
Beer list is always changing based on seasonal offerings and taps are NEVER empty. Wine list is well rounded and affordably priced. Not a fine dining list, but certainly not "plonk".
As a personal note, Mellow Mushroom rocks! I love their food. However, comparing a Brixx pizza to a Mellow Mushroom pizza is ridiculous. May as well compare Thai food to Japanese. They're both delicious! But not remotely comparable.
We in "food and bev" appreciate feedback, even negative in nature. We aren't perfect, and we know it. Keep the comments coming!
A humble member of the Charleston "food and bev" community.
Had a great time at Chai's a couple weeks ago. a bunch of F&B friends from in and out of town equaled a lot of ordering, sampling and drinking. The service was great, the atmosphere inside and out was great, the food was at an awesome price! F&B during happy hour on Mondays means you get two seperate special menus to order from. Really well done!
Torch is a great place to go for a good time. Great bartenders and waitresses. They make you feel welcome and their service is great. DJ MOO MOO was there the night we stopped in and he was terrific. Will definitely go back again with my friends. You meet some interesting people at Torch. You have got to stop in.
Food is great, its the only reason I come back. Buffalo shrimp are awesome, and love the waffle cheese fries.
The service though is ATROCIOUS. One time I just had to leave, my group (3 people) got seated and we never could find anybody to take orders, drinks, anything. Crazy.
The rest of the times, service has just been super slow, Takes probably 15 minutes just to get drinks. Its a shame too because the food is great.
Always had a great time here, sure its a bit touristy, but living here, its nice to go out and do something fun like this place. Great ocean views, great Jerk chicken and they serve up a good solid breakfast too.
Only complaint would be that service while fair, is almost always very slow. The restaurant def runs on island time, but heck, with a view like that who cares.
Always a great meal at Coast, the interior and outside dining areas are fun and really well done. Its a great place to go with a small group, service is excellent.
Its def. on the high side with prices, but its WELL worth it. I can easily say they have the best Buffalo Shrimp in town.
Is the music good rock/alternative music or that dance music trash that sucks?
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!
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!!!
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