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Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

Easy does it...

Do in it easy...?

I will stick with Arizonas

6 of 7 people like this.
Posted by Salty Pussy on December 10, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

I went to the Biergarten on a Saturday for lunch. I ordered the Pimento cheese roll appetizer (recommended by the server), Pork Schnitzel, tried two different beers, and my dining companion had sweet tea and a salad. The pimento cheese rolls lacked any discernible taste other than 'gooey cheese', could have been Velveeta for all I know. The pork schnitzel was as tough as shoe leather and tasted about the same as one would expect shoe leather to taste. Proper schnitzel, when prepared correctly, has been pounded thin, and could basically be cut with a fork. This was certainly not true of the Biergarten's version which was a carved piece of meat, that was then egg-battered and dredged through flour. Thankfully we passed on the 'beer card'. $50 for lunch that was not very tasty? I do not think so. My lasting impression is that if you desire a large space to hang out and drink beer, this is probably a good option, but I would skip on the food. Parking, as mentioned in several others post is a major problem.

14 of 15 people like this.
Posted by UKnowImRite on December 10, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

Bay Street Biergarten Review

If you're looking for a great selection of craft beers (mostly offered directly at the bar) or just want a large venue for socializing with a group of friends, this is a great spot. The table taps can be a little difficult to get to when crowded, but still a nice addition that bings a different style of service Charleston has been missing out on. With regards to food, there is pretty decent menu, but quite honestly most people go here for the beer selection, so its generally what you expect (the giant bowl of tattertots with cheese and gravy still always fun at any age). The staff has been friendly and accommodating as well.

The only issue I see is with parking around the area can be a llittle bit sketchy, since the lot always get full. However there is a giant lot that is open on the port terminal road that runs parallel to E. Bay.

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Posted by JL82 on December 8, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Trattoria Lucca

The food here is always wonderful, however, I won't go back until they address the atmosphere problems. The acoustics in the space make it impossible to have a conversation, which is what you would want to have. I have heard this from many others who have been and also mentioned despite the wonderful food the atmosphere kills the experience.

5 of 8 people like this.
Posted by Amy Kay Papp on December 6, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Re: “1st Choice HVAC Services

This was the worst experience ever! This company is a joke! Don't waste your money!

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Floyd on December 5, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

The bier card was a golden opportunity to set BSB apart from the pool of comparable establishments. If anything, that should have been focused on for success only. Otherwise when you come down to saying that outside of the bier card, you are just like everywhere else, that really hurts in promoting your brand. If you are just like everywhere else, why don't I just go everywhere else?

I will cut some slack on the servers and their lack of knowledge since that takes time for most new places to overcome. I may try BSB again in a couple of months to see if they have improved. But if they are either no different or if what makes them different is not better, then I don't expect this to be a true and successful biergarten for the many in Charleston who are well-versed in beer.

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Posted by TheBicep on December 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Trattoria Lucca

Maybe not a relevant review...I went within a year of opening. Limited menu & pricey...not a bad thing, but small portions. Drink orders move like a herd of turtles. Service was questionable...Server would walk past table after initial drink order without further inquiry, refill on water or refresh bread basket. It's a small place so when a server ignores you it makes for an uncomfortable situation. Neither myself nor my wife have been compelled to return...and we live 2 blocks away.

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Posted by FOBofSC on December 5, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

We want to show some love to Bay Street Biergarten as they showed us love when allowing Bison Branding to vinyl wrap their truck.

5 of 20 people like this.
Posted by Pleasant Details on December 4, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

I'll have to agree with the naysayers—I think the self-service aspect is a novelty that may be fun to play with once or twice, but I wouldn't be shocked if they start to gather dust once the initial wave of interest dies down a bit. I'd recommend The Craftsmen on Cumberland St. if you're looking for a wide selection and don't want to be punished for not wanting to play bartender. That said, brunch chicken waffles are outstanding and it's a good spot to catch a game.

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Posted by dimestore_watch on December 3, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

General FYI: For those of you that aren't a fan of the bier card and/or don't want to learn how to use it, Bay Street has all of the amenities of a normal restaurant/bar. All of the beers at the the tables are in fact available behind the bar. The only beers that require a bier card purchase are those at the craft beer tasting wall (which consists of 6 rotating unique and harder to find craft beers). Additionally, the non-communal tap tables do not require a card and are "activated" by a server. The staff is always eager to help those that want to learn how the system works and learn how to pour their own beer. The card and tap tables are meant to be an educational tool but it is obviously not for everyone. For those that aren't interested in the tap system, there is food, liquor, wine and a huge beer selection that you can easily order the "old fashioned way." PS: the "get a life" comment was not an inside job... but this is :) We hope this clears up some confusion. Prost!

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Posted by bsbteam on December 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

It's frustrating because if you want to order a beer from the taps throughout the restaurant you have to use a prepaid card which charges you by the oz even if only foam comes out. Also hard to view the selection of taps when the restaurant is busy also feels like you're intruding on other customers dinner if you want to go get a specific beer. Then if you want to order from the bar or waitress you only have 13 beer options total. I see what they were trying to do but didn't quite enjoy the experience.

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Posted by Emilie Rosset on December 3, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

I enjoyed Bay Street Biergarten's beer selection but have to agree with the others that the prepaid card is a scam. Watch out for the free pour, the get you by charging you for half of a glass of head each time a keg is changed. I paid 60$ for a card and was denied my Bombay Sapphire gin martini at the bar, which is unacceptable. And also, what's the deal with the community tables and the fact that one person has to pick up the whole tab? That's not how a community table operates. I like how the poster 'easydoesit' gives the restaurant 5 stars in order to bash a fellow reviewer. That smells of an inside job. Hilarious! In other news, the beef jerky was great!

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Posted by ShredTheGnar on December 3, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

I agree with the previous commenter about the prepaid cards. For such a vast selection of beer, why am I only limited to 13 options when there is probably 100 other drinks they can make behind the bar. If I’m going to pay you $40 without having a single drink, I’d appreciate you giving me a heads up next time.

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Posted by freethebeer on December 3, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Gullah Cuisine

Best Gullah food around. All the rice dishes are great, especially the gullah rice. Fried chicken almost as good as my mommas.

Posted by ShredTheGnar on December 3, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

How can you review a place if you didn't eat there, didn't mention the beer/cocktails and your only criticism is that you can't use the prepaid car at the bar?

Get a life.

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Posted by easydoesit on December 3, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

I used to frequent the Boat House in this location and have been to Bay Street one time. I chose a Thursday night that was roughly 2 weeks after opening. It was to capacity at 930p, one in, one out. The inside is very nice, they did a great job with the existing space and built an amazing outdoor patio. I didn't get a chance to order any food this time so i can't speak to that.
I think the pre-paid cards/tap-wall is a novelty that will soon fade. The deal-breaker for me is the fact that I cannot use my prepaid card at the bar. I intend to go back for a food sampling.

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Posted by TheKuhn on December 2, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Re: “The Coastal Cupboard

Coastal Cupboard is a nice little local cooking store, right in the center of Belle Hall Shopping center. They have a nice selection of cookware and cutlery, along with some hard to find grill accessories. They are one of the few Big Green Egg retailers in the area, and actually have a few of the BGE accessories in house. The staff has always been kind and helpful when I shop there. Sometimes the prices can be a bit on the high side, but the convenience is often worth it.

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by brewengineer on November 25, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Re: “Southern Season

I love having another option in Mt P for cooking supplies and other gourmet goodies. Southern Seasons has an excellent supply of cookware, sauces, pasta, tea, and coffee. The deli has some wonderful charcuterie and cheeses, but Whole Foods seems to have similar cheese selections. The beer selection is decent, but could still use some work. I was fairly impressed by the rare and vintage wine cellar, but didn't see anything I had to have in there. Overall, this is a store that will be a nice option when I am looking for some special cookware or ingredients. I wish they had a bit more specialized goods and cookware, but I can be fairly picky thanks to internet shopping.

Posted by brewengineer on November 25, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Mary Martin Fine Art Gallery

This is our most favorite art gallery not just in Charleston but in the US. The art collection is smart, interesting and something for everyone. The owner is so wonderful and have introduced us to so many fabulous pieces. I have my absolute most favorite pieces from this gallery. This is a must do!!!!

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Laurie Donahoo on November 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Lowcountry Harley-Davidson

Took a bike in for repair in August and got it back in November. No progress reports from the Service department. When we would call to get info it was wrong information and we were lied to frequently about the service. Never will I go back for any service or sales again. I feel the management staff did not care about my concerns nor did they do anything about them.

2 of 2 people like this.
Posted by James Gregg on November 24, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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