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About Craftsmen Kitchen and Tap House
Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House is a celebration of craft beer & slowly handcrafted, traditionally made food. Our menu includes handmade sausages, locally farmed vegetables and locally caught fish. Beer is boss here, with 48 taps of what we consider the finest craft beer, including local, rare and seasonal, plus an extensive collection of large format bottles. Our people have extensive beer & food knowledge with a professional, happy attitude.
Charleston, SC 29401
American, Gastro Pub, Beer Garden
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday 11:30am - 2:00am (Full menu until 1:00am)
East Bay Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Three public garages are available within 2 blocks of Craftsmen on Cumberland Street.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Craftsmen Kitchen and Tap House Ratings and Reviews
I was really excited to try Craftsmen but was disappointed. There are sooo many excellent restaurants in Charleston and I don't think this is one of them. It's definitely better for the beer menu vs the dinner menu. I went with 6 people and tried a variety of the menu items. The spring rolls had a very smoky BBQ sauce on them that was overpowering. The ceviche was decent, but it was in huge chunks that were hard to scoop. The Brussels sprouts were overcooked/burnt. The chicken wings had this awful spicy dry rub that's more for ribs then wings. They were truly awful. However, the pizza was good and my friends that had burgers said they were excellent. Next time I may stop in for a beer, but that's it!
Burgers are great but we ordered a side of potatoes because our server told us the burgers did not come with potatoes. Low and behold, the burger shows up with potatoes! We could have sent them back or complained, but they didn't cost that much and we just didn't want to make a big stink.
The beer list is extensive and categorized, which is helpful. The menu is inventive with lots of choices. The decor is pretty minimal but ok/funky with a small interior outdoor patio. We sat for a long time until a server, Harper, noticed no one was taking care of us so he did, even though it wasn't his station (or anyone's apparently). They comped our drinks, which was a good customer service move. The food was ok but not great. And getting our food took a long time; we were there more than an our before we got food. This may have been an off night. I had been there a few years ago and remember it was better than what we experienced last night.
When I went I had a reservation but really it wasn't necessary! There was plenty of seating and even a nice little patio in the back that is enclosed. They had a huge list of beers to choose from, and our waiter was awesome. He was extremely attentive and didn't skip a beat. The food wasn't what I expected but it was my fault because I rushed my own decision. I still enjoyed it! Great atmosphere and staff!
I was really surprised at the combinations here (ravioli + crawfish?? YES!) and that they all went so well together. Whoever's in that kitchen is incredibly creative, almost to a point of risk, as I am a very adventurous eater and was not interested in a lot of their strange combinations. I was happy to see a scotch egg on the menu, and everyone in the party really liked their food, too. I'm pretty sure our server forgot about us though, since it took about 20 minutes to get our drinks out. Would probably go again, since it's very unique and I like the outdoor seating area.
Craftsman Kitchen and Tap House was an excellent experience! It is located conveniently near the waterfront in downtown Charleston. The pizza is fantastic. The brussel spouts and broccoli were delicious and excellent portion sizes. The salads were generous and exceptionally done. The alcohol menu is amazing. We went at lunch and the restaurant was very kid friendly at that time.
Patrick was quite accommodating. He brought several beer tastes based on our requests! Their homemade bangers in a pretzel roll w/ mustard and homemade pickle was DElish! I had a white vegetable pizza! The crust was not too thick and crust edges were just to my liking!
The appetizer we tried was the brat and pretzels bites. It was just that , 3 tiny little sausage links microwaved on a pretzel with warm,dried out mustard for $11.00. I am sure the happy hour apps and other meals may have been better. On a more positive note, the beer was outstanding and our server was great! Will give it another try in the future.
We were a party of eight during the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. They stayed in touch with us to be sure our reservation was in good standing twice. The food was a favorite with everyone in our group. The food was delicious, the craft beer selection outstanding, and the cocktails were great as well. Will definitely be back there next year!
This wonderfully located restaurant/bar has a cool vibe in an historic area. The extensive beer list included several specialty flights to choose from and our table ordered two flights and enjoyed the different tastes. The fish and chips were good, but not great (great local fish is available at many other nearby restaurants). Come for the beer and atmosphere, but don't expect an exceptional dinner. It is reasonably priced.
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