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Bay Street Biergarten

4.1
113 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 4pm - 2am
Thursday - Sunday: 11am - 2am
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Phone number
(843) 266-2437
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vaughn Collins
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Catering
We offer full catering services.

Let us bring the party to you with our
-Bier Truck featuring 5 taps
-Portable Tap Table Bar
-Smoker
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Cross street
East Bay & Chapel
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Parking details
Parking Lot
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Entertainment
Live Music every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!
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Special events & promotions
Keep up to date with all our happenings at:

http://baystreetbiergarten.com/happenings/
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on January 17, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2017

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 !

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

Great time!!

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

The food was excellent, and the atmosphere was fun and lively. We were there on a college football Saturday, but it was not too obnoxious to enjoy dinner . Yummy potato salad and bratwurst. I would not expect anything less from Clemson grads.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2016

A great place to have a evening out with friends! Food was great and no one had an issue with their orders. The beer selection was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2016

Appetizers very pricey for what you get. Food was excellent. Server was not really attentive. Came and handed us bill before asking if there was anything we would like. I for one wanted something else to drink. We had to ask her her name. It just felt uncomfortable. Put a damper on an otherwise nice meal.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Great food selection. Interesting items I've never seen on the menu. Food tasted great and was presented well. I really enjoyed this place all around.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2016

Great food, staff and beer, nice spot in Charleston. Enjoyed different fiid options, great staff and beer! Highly recomnend for all.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2016

Went to see see The Midnight City band play live. As always, great service, great food, great beer selection. I love that their beer of month deal is a local favorite... Palmetto Brewing Huger Street IPA. Always love coming to the Biergarten!

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2.0Dined on July 2, 2016

We had reservations asked for a table with beer dispensers their were 3 open they wouldn't let us sit there because we weren't a party of 6 or more. We were 4 adults who drink beer. They sat a family with 3 small children they never used the in table beer dispensers we complained to waitress who said sorry and it was management policy and asked the host when we fist sat. They definitely have management issues. They actually place is very nice with a great outdoor set up. I would not go here again but if I could do it all over again I would of sat outside even though it was super hot and sat at cool outside bar.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2016

Good portions. Original choices. Best hot pretzel - soft and chewy, but crusty on the outside, with great taste of beer and yeast. Yummy fried pimento cheese with hot bacon jam too!
Had live music, and they were very talented, but it was way too loud for dining, and we could barely hear each other.
Out waitress had too many tables and it took her a good while to get back to us, for additional drinks, etc. Apparently everyone sat in her section all at once , and another server should have assisted.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2016

Good stuff!

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2016

Good food but the name "biergarten" implies German cuisine. There may be some influence but it is more American than German which was somewhat disappointing. I found it to be too loud to enjoy conversation. However, the locals really seemed to enjoy it. I ordered the schnitzel with spaetzle rather than potatoes. The flavor was good but had a bit too much breading. The service was very good. Friendly staff and quick.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2016

I had been here a few times for dinner, drinks, and watching sports, and decided to try brunch. I loved that they offer brunch reservations, as not everywhere in Charleston does. The food was delicious! We got the chicken and waffles and the biscuits and gravy. It may not sound monumental, but the way they prepare both was unique and super tasty! I also got a side biscuit, and have to say their berry vodka jam is amazing! The portions were good for us, but if you're not a 5'1" runner and a man whose stomach has been permanently shrunk by high school wrestling, the portions may not be big enough for you.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2016

For anyone with a passion for beer, this is a really cool place with beer taps at many tables that will allow you to draw your own. The food was nice, but the beer and selection was really good.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2016

Service was very slow. Took approximately 45 minutes for food to arrive.
All four meals were barely warm when they finally arrived at the table.
Portions were very large but the quality of the food was "just OK".

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Tasty German-esque food in a fun environment and on-table on-demand taps make this place a fun visit every time I'm in Charleston.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2016

The chicken sandwich and pork schnitzel were dry, tough, and cold. Our waitress was nice and pleasant but disappeared. Various Nirvana and Eminem music playing VERY loud. It made it very difficult to hear my 70 year old in-laws during our 7:00 dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Sat outside. Appetizers were great. Beers were great. Enjoyed this place.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Appetizer came out cold. Waitress was rarely seen. Really poor service even though the restaurant was not busy. Manager did apologize for cold food and took it off the bill.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2016

Amazing food beer selection and great atmosphere . Try the fried pimento cheese bites with bacon jelly to die for!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2016

The taps at each table and the tablet.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2016

Was my first visit. Nobody took the time to explain the tap system or how the beer cards work. I ordered the charcuterie plate and the manager just set it down and never explained what the meat or cheeses were.

Wife had a burger. Was cooked perfectly, fries were good
I had the Pork Schnitzel sandwich. Pork was good but way too much mustard. Potato salad wasn't the best, I'd skip it.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2016

Great beer and beer food and friendly service. The inside is nice for families. The outside is nice for partiers. The prices were a bit steep, but it is downtown Charleston after all. Parking was parking was quite easy.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2016

Fried shrimp were good. The meatloaf was dry.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Ordered a bunch of appetizers and drinks with friends on a night out. Everything was great! Highlights were the pretzel bombs, tator tots, and pimento cheese bites with bacon jam! Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

This is always my go to place in Charleston. The food, beer selection, and service is always great. I recently had my birthday party there with over 40 guests and it went smoothly. There is always a good vibe there, and it is a great place to watch a game.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was delicious! Great beer as usual and the best service!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2016

A really nice Biergarten that is more modern/unique than traditional. One of my favorite menu items was the pretzel bombs (stuffed with cheese & brat). My husbands side of Brussels was much better than my spatzle which was more of a cheese soup. The beer list was great and they had lots of local beers and a few German beers. The outdoor space looked incredible but it was too cold for us to hang out. I would definitely head back again next time I'm in town.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2016

We went here for dinner with friends in town for the weekend. The menu was a little limited and some things were not labeled clearly. I ordered the catfish and a friend ordered the chicken and we were not aware that both were sandwiches. My husband and other friend ordered the veal schnitzel. They said it was good, but way too much fried breading on the veal and they both peeled a lot of it off. Our waitress was very personable and attentive. Four of us split one order of German chocolate cake (the ONLY dessert offered), and we couldn't finish it! Not a bad place; not sure if I would hurry to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2016

This is our spot! Anytime a family/friend visits it's our "go-to" place! Food, service, ambiance and all, every time its great!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2016

I thought I was going to get typical bar food but I couldn't be more wrong. They took it to a whole new level. The pulled pork nachos were superb! I had a mouth watering steak with red potato cake that I'd eat again and again. The wife had duck and grits. I hate grits but have to say I did have 4 tablespoons and would have eaten more if there was anything left. The chocolate german cake was delicious. I will be back again & again!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2015

The food here is amazing. The collard greens side dish is especially yum. I would also recommend the Buffalo chicken sandwich. It is more of a sports bar atmosphere, but they could have asked the young man who kept occasionally shouting and cursing loudly at his favorite team to cool it. Otherwise it was a great experience.

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2015

True sports bar atmosphere....young clientele...can't have a conversation loud... Food was mixed...schnitzel were very good... Mussels tasted good but were not hot enough....

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2015

We visited Bay Street Biergarden for brunch and really enjoyed it. Our service was a little slow (I think they were understaffed) but our food was hot and delicious when it came out. I would go back for brunch, but I don't think it's the type of restaurant to visit if you have anywhere else to be anytime soon. It's not quick. I really enjoyed my quinoa and sweet potato salad and the pretzels are good too.

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2015

We were a party of 6 on an extremely busy later afternoon (Oktoberfest and a large private party going on at the same time). We were seated promptly and got a first round of beers within about 10 minutes. This is not fine dining, but the appetizers were fun, and delicious and came hot, had not been sitting around. We shared about 8 different ones, and everything was good. Loved the "Pretzel Bombs!"

Really great beer selections.

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2.0Dined on September 15, 2015

Food is usually delicious, but this time it was cold and had no taste. You always have to flag your waitress down for service! Trivia was fun though!

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2015

They have a huge selection of beer including my favorite Pumpking! Super awesome atmosphere and large outdoor seating.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2015

Cool space, great beer selections

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