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, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Craftsmen Kitchen and Tap House Ratings and Reviews
Ordered the burger - server asked if "me ...
Ordered the burger - server asked if "medium" was ok and I said yes. Burger was not only not medium, it was not medium rare - it was rare. After a few bites of trying, I asked to have it cooked some more. It came back still not medium. Will not eat here again - just too many great restaurants to choose from to settle for average.
Wonderful beer list and food. We enjoyed ...
Wonderful beer list and food.
We enjoyed several local beers with our dinner.
The burger was moist and flavorful.
The thin crust pizza with a sweet tomato sauce was tasty.
We enjoy coming into this restaurant each trip to Charleston.
Great Find! Would never of found this do ...
Great Find! Would never of found this doing the normal walk & shop in Charleston but found on Trip Advisor, Reserved in Open Table ;).
Cool, laid back vibe with great selection of beers & nice selection of signature cocktails! Great food that was unique in combination & fabulous taste... Good portion sizes to!
We had the Jerk Pork tacos w/ pineapple salsa ( & not to sweet or fruity ) and the sweet potato local falafel pita! Summer Breeze is great for a light refresher with a kick! Go check it out!!!
It's a great casual lunch place, I didn' ...
It's a great casual lunch place, I didn't feel like I needed to be dressed to the nines to be there which is great. Some of the other places downtown with a similar price point and menu have a different vibe and I like that this place is more rustic and chill.
Absolute must visit bar/restaurant if yo ...
Absolute must visit bar/restaurant if you like beer. You will find hundreds of beers to select from. The food is absolutely wonderful. Had the burger and pizza and was absolutely amazed at the quality of the food. Best bar food I've had. The service was great. Our server was on point and was very friendly and knowledgeable.
If you are in downtown Charleston and are looking for a beer, definitely stop by Craftsman. I will guarantee you will find the beer you are looking for and will love their food!
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!
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