On my latest culinary tour of Charleston, we was scheduled for a quick drink at Warehouse. A quick drink wasn’t enough. This bar sits out of the main drag on Spring Street, and I don’t think I would have just strolled in on any given day, but now that I know it’s there? I’m going to tell everyone about it.
Let’s start with the booze. Yeah, yeah, the place is welcoming and beautiful, without losing the bar vibe. I imagine it is a popular spot come midnight, but on this afternoon, there were only a few regulars and tourists imbibing. We grabbed a seat at the bar and ordered up a few of the drinks to share from their menu: Where the Crosswalks End (Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, Lemongrass Syrup, Citrus, Spiced Ginger Ale) and Rogue Fashion (Rogue Hazelnut Rum, Orange, Kirsch Cherry, Agave Nectar, locally made Chocolate Bitters). I claimed the Rogue Fashion, and love it so much, I ordered another.
Then came the food. No, were weren’t going to order anything. We were still stuffed from lunch, but they insisted. Several different deviled eggs were on the Specials board. We ordered the Fried Oyster and Chow Chow egg and the General Tso’s Shrimp egg with pickled carrot. We dug in and quickly realized that we should have planned this as a full on dining stop. A closer look at the menu left us hungry for more, even with our stuffed bellies. For reals. Check out their menu here to see for yourself.
I have to admit I was a little toasted from my drinks. And on a definite food high. I seriously hated to leave, but am already planning a return visit. I hope you’ll make this a stop when you get to Charleston. Go hungry and tell them Gap Creek Gourmet said hi.