Bay Street Biergarten

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very causal dinner. Enjoyed “Restaurant Week” menu. Food was delicious. Great service.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We arrived with a party of 6 and the noise level was unbelievable. We asked for the speakers above our seats to be turned down three times. Unfortunately the wrap I ordered was inedible because the lettuce used was slimy, yellow and brown. I was able to get a replacement chicken sandwich in a short amount of time. But waiting for the server to come check on us took an awful long time. We probably waited 20 minutes for someone to check on us for us to even be able to ask for the check. I’ve been here many times and this was by far the worst experience.

OT
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner! My son ate his whole chicken sandwich and my husband and I enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu. Our server was great!

LM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating and had a high chair ready for my son! Great atmosphere and energy!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This is the third time in a row that I have ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio and been told they were out. I choose another wine and they say they are out of that also. I understand their main focus is beer but having a basic wine selection doesn’t seem that difficult. Also, it took almost an hour to get a glass of wine for me and a sweet tea refill for my daughter.

GT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around, but I knocked off one point because the menu has only a few genuine German dishes.

K
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was not good-wasn’t crowded but waitress kept messing up our food and drink orders

TM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walked in to a cool bar/dining area with awesome TVs, great atmosphere and cozy booth to eat at. The pimento cheese bites were amazing. The southern burger cooked to perfection and bursting with juicy goodness.

MF
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Sat with a group on the outdoor bar. Live music was way too loud. Food and Service was fine. Beer was good.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chicken sandwich!!

S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and beer selection here is so good! The monk mustard is so good but spicy, the pimento cheese balls were also great.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for the A&M vs. Clemson game. Great food and atmosphere

OT
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

31st Anniversary Brunxh, so good!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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.

KR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

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.

GR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic

c
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

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
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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