Gilroy’s Pizza Pub owner Brian Wolter has been hard at work turning the former Upper Deck Tavern space into King Street Bait and Tackle — and he’s ready to show off the space. As of yesterday, 353 King St. is open for business.
The new bar has the same bones as the late Upper Deck, but Wolter cleaned it up, painted the walls, polished the floors, and put his own nautical touch on the place. For those well versed in Charleston dive bars, Bait and Tackle feels like an air-conditioned, inland version of Salty Mike’s. There’s fish and bait shop paraphernalia on the walls, various taxidermy animals, and plenty of televisions tuned to sports.
Bait and Tackle is open daily, starting at 4 p.m. The bar is fully stocked with canned beers and bottles of liquor. The kitchen will offer hot dogs, and there’s an option to order from Gilroy’s, if the craving for pizza or wings hits.
Take a look around the space here.