Bay Street Biergarten

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Big (i.e. Bier) things are happening on the corner of East Bay and Chapel in Charleston, SC! Taps at your table and craft beer always on tap. Charleston's first high-tech Biergarten. I'm talking real cool stuff here y'all. Things to look forward to: 70+ Taps, Tap Tables, Bavarian inspired-southern made cuisine, bier cocktails, wine, liquor, TV's, Outdoor Patio and a Bier Wall (yeah, you read that right, a wall full of bier). We're all about bringing everyone together in the ultimate communal atmosphere.
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OT
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

31st Anniversary Brunxh, so good!!

KR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I would really like to say maybe for recommending to a friend. We went for their Disney event which was advertised as 11-3 with a band and brunch. We arrived a little after 2 and the band was on break and then packed up. We also could not order off the brunch menu. Spoke to a manager and she was friendly and apologetic. She explained that they had more interest than they bargained for. She gave us a gift certificate to give them another try.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

This place was a hot mess. Disney singalong brunch was a great idea in theory, but sadly we never even got to experience it! We had a reservation, which seemed to really annoy the already intolerable rude hostesses, who then placed us outside in the sun even though we had requested indoors. The brunch menu ran out, per the hostess who then didn’t even bother to bring us regulars menus. After 20 minutes of no waiter/waitress and no return of the hostess, we got up and left.

GR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went specifically for the jagerschnitzel and it was kind of disappointing. It was tasty, but I have had much better at other places. Not worth the price. Recommend revisiting that meal.

ML
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I know that the Biergarten is more of a young bar vibe, but we loved that we could bring our kids. They had kids menus, corn hole, and yummy food our kids could eat. As a parent that really makes the Biergarten one we will refer to everyone! Thanks for the great experience!

JT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and we would definitely come back again. Thank you Bay Street Biergarten for a great experience!

J
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic

c
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

On a busy rainy night it got crowded fast, we also had a reservation. Open table sharing style seating with large booths. These semi-circle half booths are exceptionally comfortable and I enjoyed just sitting there. Enjoyed the blackberry mule special, had three! I also enjoyed the kielbasa meat, served hotdog style. Looks like a nice place for larger parties.

OT
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Our server just disappeared. It took 40 minutes to get salads and when she appeared again she acted as nothing was wrong. The entire situation was topped off with a hot restaurant - felt like the air was broken or off. Do not recommend for a family dinner.

A
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was a little lacking. For starters we ordered wings and she didn’t remember what dressing we ordered when she set it down. My brother has celiac and asked for a burger on a GF bun, they brought it out on a regular bun, they had to remake it, and then instead of apologizing she made it seem like he was the one who forgot to ask- definitely not the case. Beers took a long time to get. They also do t give you a check at the end. They tell you what you owe so you can’t even look at your bill. Its a bit tacky. You have to tip and all with her standing there. I selected a printed receipt but never got it. The food is good, prices are high, not sure the service is worth the 20% tip.

NV
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal. Terrific pretzels. Quick and easy. Fortunate to have seen it and stopped.

MP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was very attentive and gave us some great beer recommendations. Lunch food was good too, especially the fried green tomatoes. We ate outside during off hours, (3:00 pm) so it was very quiet, but I can see this place rocking on weekend evenings.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Kim was exceptional. She made the experience one that I would want to repeat over and over. She’s the best server I have had in a long time. The food was great. Loved the sweet tea and the cheese spatzle.

N
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We received horrible service. We were there to watch the World Cup and had to ask several times to get it on one of the TV’s and missed kickoff. The music was way too loud.

LS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely glad we finally tried this place! The food was delicious. We especially loved the schnitzel, the sausages, and the tater tot appetizer. We will definitely be back.

SB
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like coming out here for lunch or dinner :) the burgers are good :)

MG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We made 8:30 reservations for outdoor seating. When we showed up, thr hostess was a little shocked after losing track of time. The hostess did not save us a table so we were seated at a large picnic table on a separate patio. But, we were outside on a nice evening. We were given a complementary appetizer from our server who was great!

t
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, and super ambiance. Not only all of those, but their own parking lot -- never a given in downtown Charleston.

Definitely five stars!

JH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Slow service but it was a busy night. Food was good but menu was limited

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It's a beer joint. Liked the taps on some tables. Rated low on service bc although we made a reservation in the Seinfeld classic way " they did not HOLD" the reservation" and even after waiting at the bar and having an appetizer there front desk person had to be reminded twice that we were still waiting for a table. Food was good. Beware wings are hot! Atmosphere was very nice..... beersy.

AN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great beer, and great atmosphere! I visited with a couple friends and we had a great time.

OT
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It can get raucous in there, but it was relatively quiet on Easter Sunday afternoon. The food is decent pub food. Don't expect more than that and you'll be happy. They do have a good selection of beer. And if you've not been here, but have been to a German Bier Hall, this won't be exactly like your German experience, in spite of the name. It's more like if Applebee's and a German Bier Hall had a love child. Some tables do have taps in them where you pay by the ounce. But you only have a limited number of choices of beers from them. And if you don't feel comfortable with your beer knowledge, the staff will be happy to help you make a selection.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Took a very long time for food and the German food was below our expectations. The beer was great and servers very pleasant. German potato salad was very undercooked and not authentic... our German grandmother was disappointed. The place was clean and had good atmosphere. Would come again for beer and tots but not dinner.

S
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife enjoyed ourselves self back home. This restaurant was a wonderful selection. The waitress Ashley was very nice and very knowledgeable. The beer and cider selection was great a lot of deferent options. Most definitely will come back!

PM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place...good beer...good service! Beer on the expensive side per pint.

TT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside on a beautiful day. Enjoyed some delicious food and great beer!

RL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to watch sports and enjoy a casual meal with friends and family. Burgers were prepared exactly as requested , servers friendly and efficient

C
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find! Parking was easy and staff was friendly and knowledgeable about menu and beer choices.

f
New England
45 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and service. Such a pretty place. Felt like I was in Europe! The food and drinks were great too!

DB
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit very much. The waitress, while new, was very attentive and answered every question we had, even when she had to go find someone to help her with the answer. While we didn't use them, the beer taps at the table were quite the novelty! The beers on tap at the table simply weren't ones that interested us. The crazy tater tot appetizer was amazing!!! The reubens were not quite up to expectations for a german restaurant - light on ingredients, but the cheeseburger and BLT were great. The most amazing meal was the chicken breast dish which came out as a 1/2 chicken dish. It was quite delicious! We also enjoyed the pretzel ball and chocolate cake desserts. We enjoyed the variety of beer options too. The most disconcerting thing was the amount of noise. We understand about sports bars feeling the need to have the volume turned up, but there were only a few tables inside with people. The excessive volume for the basketball game going on in the background was quite distracting. Our waitress was kind enough to ask to turn it down - which resulted in a slight reduction in volume. If our allergies weren't so bad this spring, we would have opted to sit outside where the sound was not as bad. Would we go back? Yes. There are not enough negatives to keep me from wanting to go back and try more beers and more items off the menu - I recommend you give it a try, especially if you are a sports fan!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We didn’t receive a brunch menu, so wasn’t aware there was a separate one until after we got our food. Our server consistently forgot to bring us what we needed and didn’t take our order until we had already eaten our appetizer.

AH
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Wide menu. Excellent patio and inside atmosphere. The service was exceptional. Beer selection was wide and varied. Will definitely be back. It's a hidden jewel.

AM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & drinks very tasty, really cool atmosphere, great service!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Fast and pleasant. Food was delicious.

LY
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time having brunch. Great staff. Great service. Amazing food! Just moved here and will definitely be coming back with friends to have a brunch again.

L
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Charleston for the Super Bowl. The Bay Street Biergarten was highly recommended by a family member. We were NOT disappointed. The food was good, there were plenty of TVs to watch the game and the atmosphere was wonderful. Our waitress Sara(h) was incredible. She was not phased by anything we threw at her. If you have a chance to visit, don't let it go by.

S
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food not to our liking. The mussels were dry and bathed in a thick pesto sauce. The pierogies were deep fried. The beer was good.

OT
Northern MI
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a great 20s crowd spot with something like 70 beers on tap! Food was above average but I would say it's a great meeting spot for young people! Not highly German authentic cuisine. Good service and easy to get to! A beer lovers paradise !

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bar tender was not good! He ignored me as he had conversation with other employees, he didn't want to give me nor the other guest a lime in our drinks. Young guy, black hair.

JA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!!

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