Sports bar Charleston Beer Works opened in 2003, in a time when not many food or beverage options existed above Calhoun Street. Since their start, they've developed from a rowdy college bar to a place for sports fans to gather for a local craft beer and fresh-made pub food — sausages come from Holy City Hogs, the kitchen grounds beef in house for the burgers, and Saffron Bakery delivers their bread.
While the bar/restaurant evolved, so did Upper King — it is now the hot spot of culinary superstars, fancy cocktail bars, and a very large software company. When tech startup PeopleMatter moved in at 466 King St., many reported that they would take over the Charleston Beer Works building as well, so owner/operating partner Tim Maahs and general manager Matt Hensley knew to look for a new location. The lease for the pub goes through to next year, but Maahs and Hensley announced today that they secured another space at 480 King St. (the former Ruben's Menswear building).
The updated location of Charleston Beer Works will be the same amount of space as its current home, but will be on two levels — with a bar on each floor. They will also have an outdoor patio. The new lease is for 20 years, so they will be around for many more football/baseball/soccer seasons. Look for the space at 480 King St. to open late 2015. The restaurant promised to keep fans updated on their website and social media.