The Craftsmen is the current tap leader in Charleston with 48 taps — draught beer taps, that is. The front bar is home to 12 pales, while the main bar in the back boasts another 36 handles. There’s something for everyone: bold IPAs, decadent stouts, and even mouth-puckering sours. There’s a lot of local flair, too. What makes the Craftsmen special is the ever-changing food menu. With Chef Todd Garrigan at the helm, a pit stop for happy hour becomes a culinary tour. Each dish is carefully created to pair well with beer. Sweet and salty General Tso’s chicken wings ($6) call for a glass of Holy City Pluff Mudd Porter, while the Scotch egg with green apple kraut pairs well with a hop-forward IPA. The menu is simple yet creative, and new features are showcased daily. And if the great beer and food aren’t enough, the space is simply stunning. It’s a craft beer mecca. —Eric Doksa DISH (Summer 2013)
Two bars, 48 taps, a Pale Room, and a menu of food finely crafted to pair well with craft beers.
Features: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night