The above review is EXACTLY why it should be against the law for a KID under 21 to go into a bar period!!! You can't buy anything that they are selling legally so you have no business there and nine times out of ten if there is a problem or a fight or something it involves someone who is underage!!! Go skating or take your friends to chuck e cheeses--stay out of an adult world until you become one
Tuesday 20, October, 2009
I had the great pleasure of visintg this ecelectic Reataurant/Bar/Gathering Place/Live Music venue/wonderful Food/ Incredible Ribs/marvelous Service especially from a psuedo Organic fantacis whom I nicknamed ORGI, for over 2 years. Kent, the owner of ARTS is simply put, one of the top 5 bar owners Ihave known in my 57 years, of which 52 of them have been invested in time in bars,taverns, and pubs. If oyu are someone who thinks you simply have to go to Market 225 and such GO ON , GO AHEAD, then night cap out at ARTS. Free horse de overs Monday through Friday all the way through this damn Recession. Kent could have pulled them to save $$. But he didn't. Outdoor patio built in part by a tremendous carpenter talent named RONNIE is where you can smoke and be as damn loud as you want..Come to think of it you do all that 'cept smoke INSIDE. Thank God for the legilsature passing laws to protect me from myself PUH FREAKING TWO EE. So my unknown readers. Ya gotta stop at ARTS.
My distant second recommendation for a great locals place is BIG JOHNS ON E BAY You can get a bumper sticker there reading "I LOVE BJ's then when oyu look at the fine print it reads "I mean Big Johns you pervert" Great burgers and tater tots in BJs.
I miss ARTS very much and BJ's a lot.
Francis The Art Model
Tell Orgi I still love her and tellmy Steve my English friend ""ello mate"
We love Wild wing personally, I think they have some of the best bartenders in town. Drinks are priced fairly with great specials offered nightly. The food is good and prices arent too high.
We love music and go to listen to the bands often. We are looking forward to the band contest on October 7the but would love to have someone check out how to make the sound system function a little better. The tonal quality is poor and the vocals are hard to hear. loud is great ....if you can hear the band, right?
This club is awesome. However, never in my life have I been to a bar where they charge people under the age of 21 to get back in if they decide to go out and have a smoke. I understand they might be trying to eliminate underage drinking, but when there are three people that work there and monitor everything going on outside in the smoking area. There should be no reason to charge somebody under 21 to get back into the bar. This is a club under bad management. They are greedy and only do this to make money. I'm not buying into them trying to stop underage drinking because I have plenty of friends that go to this bar and drink underage every time they go. If you are under 21 don't waste your time at this bar.
Wings is a great bar and on every tuesday they have this live singer named Chris Sullivan who is amazing. He has a soulful sound that I can only relate as Cash meets Springsteen, but he is an awesome act to say the least.
I give this place 5 Stars because they do it all!! They have live music on Wednesday's Friday's and Saturdays. Then on Tuesdays there is Live trivia and Karaoke, and Thursday's is Bike Night, Steak Night, $2.00 Vodka Night And Karaoke all night long. There is an Outdooor Tiki Bar, Vollyball court, Horseshoes, video games, Darts and Pool Tables(The Pool is Free on Wednesday's) Plus Pool Leagues and Dart Leagues. Always a Great Time!!
I Wish I had more than two thumbs to put up. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax...maybe you should try somewhere else. However, if you're looking for the north area's best kept secret, look no further. The entire bar staff is outstanding! Josh, Marcus, Mandy, Starr, and April, along with the rest of the staff, owners, and bands that play there are what gives this little bar such amazing character. Black chalkboard walls that constantly change, a selection of music that rivals most radio stations, and food that is out of this world...what more could you ask for? Now, if you're not coherent enough to remember to pay your tab and get your card back at the end of the night...you might just have to accept the consequences the following day. Wings is hands-down the best local bar with true attitude!!
The website http://www.bigjohnstavern.com does not work. What the heck?
Art's is definitely one of the best kept secrets is Charleston. Bartenders are friendly and the crowd vibe is very eclectic. Outside deck is amazing, and you never know who you'll meet there! Definitely the best neighborhood bar in Charleston.
2 THUMBS UP! This is one of the best places to meet friends or family for a fun night. The live music is great, food is awesome, and the employees and owner are a fun lot and very accomodating!
Art's might not be for everyone, especially those that fit the sterotypical "Mt Pleasant Snobs". That said, Art's ROCKS! The food is simply terrific. Anything on the menu that I have tried has been better than I had even hoped. That their wings are not widely recognized as among the very best in Mt Pleasant, can only be classified as a crime. They are exceptional! And I have regularly eaten them from Wild Wings, Kicken Chicken and Blues.
I have never been disappointed by anything I ordered. Inside booths are usually free due to the no smoking ban in Mt Pleasant and the atmosphere is casual and comfortable. You never know what might be playing on their jukebox but if you like a variety of music, you'll at least hear a few things that you thought you had forgotten and some you may not have heard.
Two thumbs down due to a bad customer service experience. This place does have a great crowd, plenty of drinks, and good wings, but after leaving our credit card there and going back the day after to get it, the bartender "josh" was really rude to my wife and very condescending towards her. It was such a bad experience we will be talking with the manager demanding that something be done. - agent.guerry -
Well this is NOT the bar at Dorchester Lanes. This is a small little road side bar. Very nice people with A LOT of regulars. It is a private club. When we showed up we had to pay to join and wait 24 hours. But there was a nice few people that signed us in as guests. Darts, Pool and shuffle board are on the games menu here. The Karoke was not really a stage area but more of a anywhere in the bar kinda thing. Kinda Neat. If your not a smoker do not go. Other than that a nice place.
Karaoke on Thursday nights is always a blast. The KJ is Aaron who has great energy and plays fun music between singers. The song selection has a little something for everyone from Frank Sinatra to Simple Plan. It's also a great bunch of people. I went not knowing what to expect and felt welcomed instantly. Check it out! It's a great time!
McGuire's rocks. Karaoke night with BoogieMan JJ Gordon is one of the best in town. JJ has a good time and ain't happy until the crowd's happy. Karaoke is held in the back room, so you can break up the night between just hanging in the cool neighborly bar in front and the dark, smoky dart and karaoke room in back.
The crowd is a nice mix of professionals blowing off steam after Humpday and college-agers who will be drunk at a different bar Downtown tomorrow night--or maybe later tonight.
The wait staff is friendly and thoughtful. And the couple who owns the place seems to enjoy themselves as much as anyone. Co-owner Dave is always good for a song. He sings "Piano Man" as though it's McGuire corporate mission statement, and his Neil Diamond comes straight from the bottom of his Heartlight.
I enjoy this place as much as I enjoy O'Lacy's, which is saying a lot. I only hope Summerville's Pre-Recovering Alcoholic Community can support both establishments. From the nights I've visited, they seem to be doing their best.
It took me a while to figure it out from its advertising, but this is Dorchester Lanes' bar. Good karaoke with friendly, low-key Rocky (don't let the sleeveless t-shirt and tattoos fool you,) who can sing better than anybody else in the room, but prefers to let his customers have the spotlight. Music ranges from classic soul and other AM radio classics (from oldies to Southern Rock) and Country of all vintages. I sang Elvis here once and was immediately purchased a beer and asked to sing "Jackson" as a duet. It's that kind of place. And yet this is probably the most racially diverse (well...biverse--we're in the South, you know) crowd in town.
They got pool tables to keep you (and your non-singing friends) busy between songs, room to dance, beer on tap, bowling in the next room, and a Waffle House within staggering distance. I mean, dang, bo, what more you gonna ask?
I took a friend to O'Lacy's who'd spent lots of time in British pubs, and it made him nostalgic. Karaoke on Saturdays is a blast. JJ "Boogieman" Gordon is the real deal--a guy who can keep things running and enjoys making his singers look good. He'll even jump in and bail you out sometimes if a song turns out to be just a bit higher than it seemed in the shower! The wings are two for one during Karaoke, so arrive with an appetite--or a one-armed chicken and some suturing twine.
THINGS TO LOOK FOR:
Dave, owner of friendly competitor McGuire's Pub usually stops by to belt out a Neil Diamond song. Small town Summerville at its raucous best.
JJ can sing--and a couple times a night, he will. If we had to come up with a PC name for his job title, I think we call him a "Good Time Facilitator." He knows he's not doing his job until people are enjoying themselves, and he leads by example.
Jack's is a great private club. Nothing fancy, just pool tables, a GOOD SIZED dance floor (yes, if someone is crooning Sinatra, you can actually face the music and dance,) a long bar near the door (first things first, after all!) and a second "island" at bar height amongst the tables down by the karaoke stage so that you can still have the more sociable barstool experience (which I prefer when I show up at a bar alone--as opposed to sitting at a table alone, Bogie-style.) The crowd is a little bit older than at most of the other Ks in town--which is a nice change for those of us who are tired of hearing drunk drama majors slurring gangsta rap.
Bear is great. First of all, he's not a real bear, which would have been interesting, but possibly dangerous. Instead, he's the next best thing--a stand-in for a wiser, gentler, post-prison Dan Haggerty. Or...imagine Grizzly Adams and Wilford Brimley had a lovechild--there's your Bear. A true professional, truly kind, the sort of KJ who works quietly in the background and makes the singers the stars (or, in some cases, the comic relief).
Other notables: Jack's is a private club, but I think that has more to do with liquor laws than with any desire to be exclusive. Membership charge was $2, but who knows, they may have scholarships available for worthy cases.
Event Pop Roxx 1/19/06
This band provided a rather quiet crowd with a lot of energy,hot vocals,banging songs and plenty of eyecandy!They played a wide variety of songs from old school Ozzy to modern day Kelly Clarkston.I was most impressed by their raw talent and connection with the audience by the two smokin hot lead vocalists.If you missed it catch em on the Feb 24th show...good times!
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