Tuesday burgers and beer. Well worth it.
The food was tasty and the service was great. I highly recommend this place.
Everything was GREAT! Reuben was FAB!
Had wings and potato bombs and the pork belly sandwich. Great selection of beers.
Wonderful service by Rachel.
Enjoyed a late lunch of beet/goat cheese salad and a Reuben. Hubby said his sandwich was good. I, thankfully, opted to add chicken to my salad. It was on a big plate but maybe had half a beet sliced on it, very little salad, and 1 fried goat cheese. The server took our order, someone else brought our food, and we flagged the server down for our check. Overall the food was tasty but I probably would only go for the beer next time.
We went to eat at Craftsman and the greatest thing about our experience was our wait person, Rachel. One of us has celiac disease and Rachel was incredibly sensitive to this. Unfortunately, we ended up just having drinks and an appetizer, as the gluten free options were very limited. We will definitely go back next time in Charleston. Rachel is an incredible asset to their restaurant!
Wife and I came here for our last Southern dinner before returning to New Jersey and it was just what we were looking for; good beer, relaxed atmosphere, and some good food to go with the beer! Great variety of local Charleston beers, as well as other craft beers from around the country and international. If you're looking for a more relaxed setting (many of the good restaurants in Charleston have more formal dress codes) with great beer, music, and food, this is your place.
Food was just ok. Our server was great. Very friendly and trying her hardest but the whole operation was really slow.
Great service, wonderful selection of craft beers and delicious appetizers! I recommend the Squid Fries!
Great beer selections, and good food. Had the crispy taters and ale bribed chicken sandwich. Both were great, the only thing I didn’t love about them was the very thick bacon (it’s just not my thing). But overall a great find on open table!
We were looking for a great meal for our family with a great craft beer selection. We found both here and truly enjoyed our evening.
Food was well priced. The portions of the food are decently sized so you get yours money worth. Would recommend as a place with nice prices and good portions.
Stopped here on Mother’s Day after vacation in Kiawah. Beer selection was amazing, but ran on the expensive side depending on your choices. Food was good and there was lots of it. I’d recommend for a fun night out at a beer joint.
Stopped in for dinner, and was initially a little worried that restaurant was essentially empty at 6:30pm. Quite surprised by meal, really very good. Drinks were perfect and wait staff did fine. Maybe a later night place? Will be back
We had a very yummy meal (the cheeser is highly recommended) and good beer. Our waiter David was very sweet and helpful.
Craftsman Kitchen is a very cozy spot just off Bay Street. Great ambience and all the different beers you can imagine. The food is very good. The Calamari app is very different and really good. I definitely recommend this place.
My sweetie & I went there for the first time when we visited the historic district in downtown Charleston. This was my first visit to Charleston. Being in the historic district, restaurant prices are kinda steep.
We were early for our reservation & we were seated right away. Place was not busy & our table already had two glasses of water sitting at it. There is inside & outside seating. We were inside by the bar. Bar was large (about 22 seats around it).
Servers were attentive & professional. Limited menu (burgers, pizza (10" individual)), some side items. I ordered a burger (no bun) & a side of green beans in garlic ($10 for the beans). They were a bit under-cooked & I couldn't see any garlic on them. I mentioned this to the server & she brought them back to the kitchen. The bowl was quickly returned w/plenty of garlic & a bit more cooked. My sweetie ordered the cheeseburger pizza (& ate 1/2). He was full & it wasn't exactly what he was expecting. Other places that have cheeseburger pizza have a bit more ingredients (as in lettuce, tomato). This one just had crumbled hamburg (which was pretty scant, I don't think it was a whole burger crumbled on it) & two kinds of cheeses (yellow & white--which was maybe cheddar & mozzarella).
Beer selection was ample & variety was good. They do offer "flights" which are 4 samples on a serving board (can get all darks, all IPAs, et cetera). It is a full bar, though.
There is no free parking near. We took an Uber. There is a parking garage next door but the restaurant does not validate. If I were to return, it would not be to eat (too pricey) just to have a beer.
Place was clean (including restroom) & furnishings were up-to-date.
Our waitress was very nice and attentive. However, it took a very long time to get our meals. We ate lunch and it appeared to us that this would be a goof place for evening bar food and beer. The food was okay but no one was excited about their choices and we had several different entrees between us. The vote was unanimous not to come back for lunch, but that evening beer and snacks would probably be ok.
The food was fabulous. The Street Corn is a must! Everyone in our group of 6 enjoyed their meals. Our waitress, Marigot, was wonderful and took excellent care of our group. The restaurant and all the staff created a warm, friendly, inviting atmosphere. The weather was lovely so we opted to sit in the open air courtyard. Beer drinkers will enjoy their extensive offerings. Will absolutely return on the next trip to Charleston!
Great dinners spot. We ate all appetizers and had beers. All we're delicious.
Cheese pull on the pizza was amazing!!
Had a great meal with my daughter while visiting Charlestown for a college visit/tour. Great beer selection and a warm environment. Highly recommend it for a casual meal and great beer.
I brought a couple of friends to Craftsman after a show at the Dock Street Theatre. I love to come here late at night; it's one of the few places downtown that serves food till midnight. The menu is good, the food is tasty, and the service is prompt and friendly. Samantha took excellent care of us; quick with the drinks, too. My friend is a beer-lover, so I wanted to impress him and his wife with the incredible beer list. I stick with the Low Fashioned.
We had reservations and were given a table right at the door. Very distracting and rather cold with the door being constantly opened. The server was rather disinterested and not very attentive. The food was mediocre, the fried chicken sandwich in particular. It appeared to be a massive piece of chicken on a roll but when cut into, it was nothing but crust.
Went for a late night last stop. Beer flight was excellent and personal pizza was perfect.
After walking through the unconspicuous front door, we were led to our table with the bar on one side of the room and a glassed-in atrium on the other. Fun space!! Service was fantastic. Had an awesome flight of local brews and the one of the BEST SANDWICHES I EVER HAD IN MY LIFE!!! It was the Crunchy Dame - BBQ pork belly, gruyere, cherry jam, mustard aioli, on an amazing brioche-type of bread with a sunny-side-up egg in top. The combo of sweet, salty, savory, tart and the crunchy-meets-soft texture was STELLAR! I couldn’t talk; it was one of those “please leave me alone while I bliss out on what is in front if me” moments. I wish we lived nearby!!!
We really enjoyed having dinner at this restaurant that is located in a great area of Charleston. Arriving before our reservation was good, as we were able to have some of the great beers from the extensive menu. The food was quite good and our group had a nice time.
I can't really comment on anything but the level of service we received as we were never given the opportunity to sit down and eat, but I had to fill in the ratings in order to post this review.
I tried to be fair and offer some average ratings on everything but the service. We showed up at 6:15 for a 6:30 reservation. I totally understand that they couldn't seat us right then, but by 6:45 our patience had worn out. We were going to the theatre so we couldn't afford to wait any longer. There were a few 4-tops available, but they wouldn't seat us there because they were "reserved for someone else." The manager actually told us that reservations are just "an approximate time!" Not in my book. I did the right thing by making a reservation so the restaurant could plan and allocate their resources accordingly, but in the end, they didn't honor my reservation. We are locals and live down the street. We thought we would go someplace new, but I guarantee we won't be back. Instead, we went to one of our favorite places close by and they managed to accommodate us ... even without a reservation on a busy Saturday night. I never expect or ask for special treatment, but it's such a pleasant surprise when an establishment goes the extra mile to be of service. They recognized us and were more than happy to help us out in a pinch.
It was a terrible experience! They were out of food and waited for ages for food.
Best beer list in town. Cool menu items , especially apps. Server was great but food took way, way too long.
It was Easter, I think they should have thought more about the holiday in the menus
Our server was very good, the beer menu is amazing, the ambiance was nice, and the food was meh. Burgers, pizza, some other things. I mean the food was good, but not very creative. if you love beer, want a fun place, and aren't picky about healthy food you'd like this place.
Food was amazing! We all cleaned our plates! Drinks were a little pricey but their beer selection was great! Only real complaint was because we were seated by the door we kept getting a cold breeze and outdoor smells every time the door opened. Would go back again without a doubt!
The asian tacos were great. the best we tried. Wings were OK, potato appetizers a bit bland. The corn dogs were sort of dry. Wait staff great!
The food was excellent especially for the price! I’ve had food nowhere near this quality at twice the price.
Fantastic menu, great execution and service
My second visit was as good as the first one. I look forward to visiting again.
Good beer selection, awful food. No seasoning.
This is a really great, change-of-pace restaurant! Pages of local beers and ciders, and a truly imaginative menu. Prices are reasonable and very good service. Music in the restaurant is certainly energetic, but the outdoor courtyard is pleasant for conversation.
Great selection of beers on tap, food is up scale bar food but good quality.