Hours: Lunch, Dinner, & Late Night (Daily)
Craftsmen boasts over 50 taps and they always carry local brews. Start the table off with some inventive veggie plates, like crispy Brussels sprouts with cinnamon sweet potato puree or roasted rainbow carrots with dried figs and salsa verde. The menu rotates depending on what’s in season, so look for summer squash and roasted tomatoes during the warmer months. Craftsmen does beer food well, so dig into one of their filling sandwiches — might we recommend the Crunchy Dame, made with barbecue pork belly, gruyere, cherry jam, mustard aioli, and an egg — or a juicy burger, made with both classic (cheddar cheese) and clever (beer pickles) toppings. Craftsmen’s kitchen is open late, which is a godsend after a night out on East Bay; you can stuff your face with crispy potato bombs or smoked pork spring rolls. And we did mention the whole craft beer thing, right? Craftsmen not only offers a killer selection of brews year-round, but they often feature tap takeovers, where an out-of-town brewery gives the people of Charleston a taste of the good stuff from off. You don’t want to miss these opportunities to try rare and one-off beers; our last visit was during Wicked Weed’s tap takeover and the line was out the door. —Connelly Hardaway (Dish, Summer 2018)
Two bars, 48 taps, a Pale Room, and a menu of food finely crafted to pair well with craft beers.
• $5 Flights and 1/2 off street food.
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, 4pm-7pm
• 1/2 Price large format beers.
Sun, 11:30 AM-2 AM