A new pizza and pastry spot is opening in North Central today. Holy City Brewing announced tonight’s opening of Baker & Brewer at 94 Stuart Street this morning, along with one nugget of key information: It’s BYOB.
That’s right — the restaurant encountered issues obtaining a liquor license, and has been advised by South Carolina’s Alcohol Beverage Licensing (ABL) to take the matter to court. However, as Holy City Group said in a statement to the press, they don’t want this to hamper their ability to dole out pizzas, bread, and pastries to Charleston diners; so in the meantime, they’re instructing patrons to come with their own drinks.
“Holy City has decided that Baker & Brewer is far too awesome to remain hidden and wants to open despite the lost opportunity to showcase our alcohol service,” the statement reads. “Since Holy City cannot open serving a pint for you, we specifically request you to bring yours to open in memory of this lost opportunity.”
The group will also be selling their alcohol at their Dorchester Road taproom: $30 for a grab-and-go case of beer or $6 for a growler.
While the Holy City team awaits their liquor license, the restaurant will run full food service starting tonight at 5 p.m. Following a successful partnership at downtown’s EVO Holy City, Park Circle’s beloved EVO will be supplying pizza and Craft Bakery products at Baker & Brewer.
“We hope to have our full taps and bar open soon,” Holy City said in their statement. “Thanks for the opportunity to serve you our favorite pizza in town and hopefully soon some awesome brews and cocktails.”
STATUS: Baker & Brewer will be opening for full service at 5 p.m. tonight, March 29. Going forward, the bakery will open daily at 7 a.m., and the pizzeria at 11 a.m.