i like this place - its a fav stop for happy hour, or a killer lunch.
Food wasn't that great and the service was even worse. Grizzly bartender was a chump that needed to be decked. I know it is DI but their drinks are pretty damn expensive. The only thing that I like about the place is that it is dog friendly.
Worst. Bar. Ever. This place only attracts the overweight college crowd that enjoys stale draft beer and fried mysteries. If your looking for a good time and enjoyable night, go up the street a little to O'Malley's or down to Mad River.
I like it a lot. Lisa and Vanessa are both great tenders and very experienced. Changes to happy hour deals are unwelcoming, but I understand that they were losing on the 50% appetizers. Esp. the seafood nachos. Nice place to bring a date and relax watching a game, or having a quality dinner. Please change back the batter on the shrimp. This new one sucks
I've been to many sports bars in the area, but Rendezvous sticks out really well above the rest. The decor is terrific, the food is very good, the beer selection is pleasing, the TVs are everywhere, the bathrooms are ridiculously clean, and they do a fine job with events, kids, bar area, and presentation. The giant-screen is clearly visible, the sound system is solid, and when they do have music the reproduction is great.
I've been there six times and have never been disappointed with anything. I know the name sounds like a strip club, but this is a fine place to eat, drink, and watch some games!
Excellent decor, less than acceptable service. Understandably, the bartender was alone. They would do well to have a more experienced tender flying solo. Frankly, I would be very surprised if the management knew their employees (if they are employees) were on a review page giving lip service to customers. Maybe is a little more indicative of their service and attitude than I normally give reviews credit for. Place has great potential.
One of the best home town estabishments I have ever had the priviledge to visit. I will be coming from Michigan to bring in the new year there with some new friends. Can't wait to see you.
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"
Rendezvous is a gross place, with nasty employers. I think that this place shouldn't have even opened. The only thing I liked was the bouncers. not a happy member.
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?
Is this place still open? It looked very (permanently) closed last time I walked by.
Leave Mt Pleasant's overdone/overpriced area, escape downtown's college/hoity-toity air, and you arrive in The Mill in Park Circle. Where the same beer you get at Poe's for $6.00 is $3.50, with laid back bartenders, and where real people, not name-droppers out on the playboy/playgirl prowl, just go out for a good time.
Always enjoy popping into here for a drink or three..the atmosphere is quite chill, love the tucked away tables and booths. My only wish is that they would serve more of those lovely beers in bottles, as draught beer gives me a wicked headache!!
Go for the TVs and drinks, but not for the food. I took a friend here during the week for lunch and was seriously disappointed.
An appetizer that didn't come out until our entrees, stale chips with said appetizer, congealed cheese on the sandwiches, cold food (hence the congealed cheese). Come on, in a town like Charleston you have to serve great food all the time, and there's no excuses for any of the issues we (both) had.
I would probably go back in with friends to watch a game and have some drinks, but I definitely won't be back in to eat, not when there is too many other great places nearby!
Great clientele, customer service and food. Definately a place to go for a night out!
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 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!!
I live in Columbia, but visit my sons in Charleston frequently. Being of Irish descent, I always make a bee-line for Madra Rua. Their service and food are always excellent. Their food and drink are priced right.
I think Rendezvous is a nice place, but if I had to go eat with 60 people, I would have bailed out. Business Travel Fun has posted a review and gave the Vous a Best of BTF Award. You can check it out at
I went to this place the first week of December and thought it was fine. It definitely is more of a bar that serves seafood pub-grub. They had oyster selections from all over the gulf and east coast. I like cold water oysters way better than carolina or gulf oysters and they were good. The seafood gumbo had great flavor, but for me it was too chunky. I would have liked more of a broth with lots of chunks, this was all chunks. Wings were good, beer ice cold. It was noisy but not overly so. The waitress said they had a noise problem when they first opened but showed me the acoustic stuff they installed in the ceiling. So overall I though it was not a restaurant but a pretty good bar, with good oysters, cold beer, and ok food other than that.
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