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.
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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Craftsmen Kitchen and Tap House Ratings and Reviews
Hostess was on a iPad device when we arr ...
Hostess was on a iPad device when we arrived and did not acknowledge us when we arrived for an awkwardly long time. Waitress was slow and unfriendly also. Food tasted ok, but small portions. We had no silverware and could not get any because our waitress never checked on us or came back at all. Drinks ran dry and were never refilled. Left and went to another restaurant after paying. We are Local and will never go back. Embarrassed to have taken guests for such a poor experience.
We both had the half price burgers. Cooked properly and were very tasty. The house mustard and mayonase were and extra flavor to the meal. They grind there own burger meat with some pork and that made it another different taste. It kind of was like a bacon burger in every bite.
Great beer selection & good bar food with panache
Plenty of beers to chose from and many local options on tap. We had a good lunch -- butterbean and sweet potato falafel and hubby had the oyster po boy. Pretty plates and tasty too! Our server mentioned this is a hopping place for the late night crowd since their kitchen is open late. Many local servers come here when they leave work. There's a small courtyard too.
Great find in midst of Tropical Storm Bonnie!
We (my wife and I) reached Charleston for a memorial day getaway and landed in the middle of Tropical Storm/Depression Bonnie. Any ways - since I had made reservation at Craftsmen, we decided to we will not be beaten by the rain and went there for dinner. I would say we made an excellent choice by doing so. We loved the ambiance, the wait staff was great, the flight local beer was excellent, and the food was very good. All in all we had a very nice time at the restaurant.
Great Taphouse, great place for beer and ...
Great Taphouse, great place for beer and staff is educated to pair beer with food. Though food is definitely above standard bar fare, the menu is limited and was only good, not great. I would probably only return for beer and appetizers, rather than a meal. But no better place in Charleston to grab a brew.
loved everything... nice beer selection, ...
loved everything... nice beer selection, really fresh salad, I got the Bahn Mi and my wife got some grilled or roasted fish (with a really hot kimchi). Everything was very good. Server knew the menu well and was friendly and attentive. Don't remember the noise level which means it wasn't obnoxiously loud for a pretty full restaurant/bar. Also doesn't feel like a "bar". Definitely is on our list of places to take visitors to show how great Charleston is.
the place is deceiving. I've passed a few times and didn't go in cause it looked small and empty.
The place opens up in the back with another huge bar and more seating.
Great beer menu.
Food portions were disappointingly small.
Salmon and berries while very tasty was more like a brunch appetizer then a dinner meal.
$120 for 2 adults and 2 teens a bit steep for the portion sizes.
Not sure I'd go back for the food but the bar is cool.
Unaware of this restaurant. We try to h ...
Unaware of this restaurant. We try to hit different spots in Charleston each visit. Son went to CofC so here a lot. This was a great find. The food was great and the atmosphere cool. Looks like a great stop for late night as well. Waiter was awesome.
We booked our reservation 2 weeks in advance and were promptly sat right next to the entrance (within 10 feet of the front door) even after requesting to be sat in the back room which had at least one open 4 top that we could spot from our table. We were told there were no other available tables. There was a decent selection of local and other craft beers at a good price. We ordered a pizza and a vegetable plate to split. The vegetable plate was enjoyable but the pizza (described as a pepperoni pizza with honey roasted tomatoes) was no better than a store bought Tony's/Red Baron piece of cardboard. Very disappointed.
Also they seem to only take reservations for tables. We watched them turn away multiple parties at the door with 2 out of 3 open booths that remained empty for the hour we were there. So make sure to call ahead!
Great Birthday Spot!
Took my mother here for her birthday and picked to sit outside on the scenic courtyard. It was a bit chilly, but the staff turned on the heaters for us, and we ended up getting the whole courtyard to ourselves all night. We sampled beers and loved the option of 8 oz. beers (so we could try double the amount!) rather than the typical 16 oz. The food was very innovative and we mostly ordered "beer food" or a few appetizers. If your diet permits, definitely try something with their house-cured bacon in it. That was a treat!
It was a hit!
We started with the Crispy Potato Bombs--yumm!! Our mains were the Farmhouse Burger--delicious, Bahn Mi, which was pronounced, "excellent" and both the Mozzarella and Pepperoni Pizzas. The bread pudding was very tasty.
The beer aficionados were extremely pleased with the beer selections and even discovered some new beer that they really enjoyed. There is certainly an adequate choice of wine and cocktails to satisfy most.
A plus was that our waitress, Caitlin, was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient, making it a very pleasant evening!
We were hoping for a really neat dining experience, instead we barely got waited on and saw other people who ordered the same thing as us, after us, receive it before us. Overall we were not impressed and only stayed for the appetizer portion of our dinner and decided to go elsewhere. It's too bad, looked like they had a great beer selection and menu.
Great Local Find!
We found this place on a few sites as highly recommended. This was our first time to Charleston and really wanted to find a place that was fun, had good food and a good selection of local beers and we found it. Additionally our server was very good and also knowledgeable about the beer options they had available. We had originally picked a different restaurant but changed last minute and are so happy we did!
Best beer and burgers and very affordable too
There are several restaurants in Charleston that profess to have an impressive craft beer list. However, For the most part, until we went to Craftsmen, our opinion of beer choices in Charleston was meh. I could not get a draft IPA for the first 3 days of our visit , even though we went to a forgettable place on East Bay St our first night that actually had beer in its name.
I saw good reviews for Craftsmen and noted that they had a half price burger night on Tuesdays. We were so happy to have found this place.
First, we arrived about 6:45 pm and our lovely waitress with the tattoo on her arm ( she shares the same handwritten tattoo with her sister and brother- very sweet) told us we were there just in time for happy hour ( ending at 7). My wife and I shared an appy and we each enjoyed a flight of crafts for half price. The 4 IPAs selected for me were all ones I never tried. Delicious. My wife tried the mashes, all of which were flavorful and certainly delivere a "punch".
At 7 pm, the Tuesday night burger night ( other hot sandwiches too) started. Half price and they were delicious. The Farmhouse burger with pork belly was great, but the patty melt was even better. My wife and I each enjoyed another pint and we were in beer-burger heaven. Great meal, all for about $30 for both of us. Don't miss this place when in Charleston, especially on Tuesday nights!
Great Food & Great Beer
We were in Charleston for a long weekend and very much enjoyed this place. Two of us had the burger, two had the pork tacos and one had the scotch egg. We were all very pleased with the food. They also have an extensive beer selection and all of us tried something we had never had from the beer choices and liked them all. Of the three dinners out that weekend in Charleston the Tap House was the best value.
Went here for dinner on a Saturday. The ...
Went here for dinner on a Saturday. The service was great! However, they didn't have a wide variety of beers to select from. While the list was long, it was a lot of the same (mostly pale ales). The food was okay, not full of flavor. The portions were small. Looks to be an impressive restaurant but temper your expectations until the menu changes.
We like to go to Craftsmen before plays. ...
We like to go to Craftsmen before plays. The flights of beer are always fun to try. The food is great. We had the nachos which were delicious ( not too spicy). I had the gingered salmon which was so refreshing. Great for a lighter meal choice. Staff is so friendly and willing to answer questions and offer suggestions.
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