Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Handlebar Listening Room

Great place to catch a concert of some of the areas up and coming bands and comedians. Most big known artists have a cost but are never over about $20. You can get ticket information online and buy them through Ticket master and Will Call most of the time. Parking in the front is limited to about 10 spots but they do have a fenced in lot next door about two driveways down. When you walk in you know right away you're in a music loving place. In the door take a u turn to the left and head to the main bar. Grab a drink and order some great food. If you are there for a concert the doors to the music room is straight ahead. Depending on the show they will either have 2/3 of it standing room and some chairs set up as well, they also have a bar is this area. There is a VIP area for the those who want to pay a little more and for the more private folks and parties you can pay to get in the Skybox for $250 and overlook the whole room. Here you will have your own wait staff and private bathroom. Ask for this early because it is booked fast. (Holds abut 20)
Beer is a little pricey but that's to be expected at a venue like this. This is a NON Smoking invironment due to it being in the city limits of Greenville. They do have an area outside for those of you who like to get your smoke on. I recommend getting on their mailing list to catch your favorite band or type of music.

Phone: (864) 233-6173
304 East Stone Ave • Greenville, SC 29609

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Carolina Ale House Woodruff Rd

This is their newest location located right in front of Hollywood 20 Cinemas in the old Flat Rock Grill building. They have made some nice changes to the building. On the side nearest Woodruff Rd they added a large deck and and bar so you can watch the game, have drinks and enjoy the fresh air that only Woodruff Rd can produce. Kiding aside this is a very good place to go with plenty of parking and easy in and out. Non smoking open type bar area with the same great beers the downtown location has. Checkem out sometime.

1115 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607

Carolina Ale House Main Street Greenville

One of the first places people talk about when asked, "where do you want to go see the game?" They have more than 80 TV's, Two bars on two floors, Great food and good prices. During nice weather they will open the retractable roof upstairs so you hear the sounds of Beautiful downtown Greenville. During the weekend they have Valet parking which is free but these guys do take tips. So don't worry about finding a parking spot, just drive up and let the guys park your car and enjoy the great food and drinks. Did I say drinks? they have one of the largest draft beer selections in town.

113 South Main Street
Greenville, SC

GG's Food and Spirits

You will have to have a membership to come here or have someone sign you in. Memberships are free so go pick one up. If you are a late nighter this may be the place you need to check out. GG's is run my Regina Traber so make sure you say hi, and look for her to be singing Karaoke on any givin nite they may have that going on. GG's is a smoking environment. There is plenty of parking and all the folks that go here are friendly. They do have a kitchen and make some great food. They have one pool table and have bands most every weekend. Although it is a small place they do pack them in after hours. Expect to see all the other bartenders from area bars to show up here after hours to party in the wee hours of the morning, Like 3weee or 4weee.

Wild Oats Taproom

This nice little sports bar has all the dark beer you would want. They also have domestics in bottles and they are all good and cold. They are smoke free which is a big plus but they do have an outside patio where you can go to get your smoke on if you wish. They have plenty of seating and booths on the far end of the place so if you are with your family you can sit for dinner and not have to hear all the lies being told at the bar. TV's are all over so don't worry about missing that game you came to watch, and they are all in HD. We love when a bar goes the extra mile and pays for the HD receivers. The staff are friendly and will go the extra mile to make your visit pleasurable. So head out the the Taproom in Simpsonville for a cold one and some good food.

Here's how you can find this place
1 864.757.1533 for take out

Sherby's Irish Pub

This is a hard place to find and even harder to find a parking spot. The Pro's of this bar is it has plenty of TV's, pool tables and some good entertainment at time. They also have table shuffle board and very long bar and Buzztime Trivia. All of the food on the menu is good but you have to try the ribs. They are also in the city limits of Simpsonville so they are open on Sundays. Mickey and Claire are the best hosts by far.

The con's are this is a smoking bar. If they are packed out the smoke is very thick and you will smell like a Marlboro when you leave. There was talk about them going smoke free but it hasn't happened yet. Lets hope they do. There is very little parking near the bar. If you don't want to get your car dinged you can park across the street where the parking is better.

You can find this bar at 33a Ray E. Talley Ct. Simpsonville, SC 29680

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube

WOW, What can you say bad about this place? Nothing, When you walk in you feel like you have entered a museum. Old cars, motorcycles and parts are hanging everywhere. The food is great and priced to meet any budget. They have a challenge wing sauce if you dare. When you order them they sound off a fire alarm and the waitress that brings it has a fireman's hat and coat on. You will have to sign a waver to eat this flame throwing juice. If You eat them all you get your name in the Wall of Flame.
If sitting at a bar is your thing, they have two of them. One large circle bar when you walk in and another next to the large parking lot where they hold bike Rally's, Concerts, and MMA fights on occasion. I suggest this place for a family or friends outing. I do recommend you make sure there are no huge events or rally's going on if you are wanting to take the family for dinner. Service will be slower and some of the eye candy may not be what you're kids want to see......depending how old they are. wink wink.

1 864678
Open until 12:00 am.
Mon - Sat:11:00 am-2:00 am
Sun:11:00 am-12:00 am