It's the last day to vote for the Eater Awards 2013. On Monday, the awards will be handed out to restaurants in Charleston and across the country. Yesterday, y'all voted for Bartender of the Year, and now polls are open now for the final award Stone Cold Stunner, which will be given to the restaurant with the best overall aesthetics.
Here's how it works: Eater editors have selected nominees and Eater readers will vote on a different award each day this week, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. As always, voting irregularities will be strictly policed, and the polls close in 24 hours.
Charleston architect David Thompson transformed a former bank space to the awe-inspiring interiors you see at The Ordinary today. The swanky nautical details at the oyster house go right down to the miniature anchors on the server's shirts. [Photos: Squire Fox]
The group behind newcomer Bay Street Biergarten transformed the old Rice Mill restaurant into a masterpiece of wood, brick and Bavarian. The craft beer wall and tap tables add a feature never before seen in Charleston. The giant bear out front is a nice touch. [Photos: Rebecca Gallagher]
Each of the Mellow Mushroom franchises have a different take on the pizza parlor's interior, and the newest Summerville addition takes its inspiration from a fairy tale woodland. Murals cover the walls. A whimsical tree, complete with a glowing owl, grows in the middle of the dining room. [Photos: Provided]
When the owners of the former Mercury Bar transformed the space into Prohibition, they made sure that every detail was considered. They sourced worn heart pine, chainlinks from ship yards, WWI table legs and tables from German beer halls. Artist Ben Key was brought in to create a cohesive look on the Jazz Age bar. [Photos: Provided]
Beer pub Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House is a haven of copper, leather and pine. The tap wall is handsome and the booths are comfy looking for those wanting to relax while they imbibe. [Photos: Praneendra Kuver]
- The main bar, with 36 taps
- Tables in the main room (the patio will be to the right)
- The tables in the main bar were made from one giant tree
- More seating = more room to drink beer
- A glimpse of the custom chandelier and the wall art in the Pale Room
- Booths are now in place in the Pale Room
- The bar in the pale room
- Future home of 12 pale ales