Commercial Beers - Blind Tasting
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245 N. Main
This wonderful New Orleans cafe and
bar is on N.
Main across from the Hyatt complex. There is a fun, Mardi Gras
feel to the bar area with live music on Friday nights. They have
also added a beautiful restaurant to the right of the bar.
is open for lunch Monday to Friday and dinner Monday to Saturday.
There are seven beer taps that include some tasty favorites such as
cider, Bass, Redhook, and regional microbrews.
Food items include: catfish po'
burgers, jambalaya, crawfish pizza, oysters on the half shell, seafood
quesadilla, and creole pasta. The menu states "the spirit of
Pearle Boudreaux, the infamous New Orleans madame, brings to Greenville
a taste of the sultry and spicy heritage that made her renowned in and
around the French Quarter."
217 N. Main
Walk right as you leave Betty
Pearle's and you'll
quickly see Greenville's famous brewpub on your right. Walk in
you'll know that you've found a brewpub with personality, charm, and
(and the beers are tasty too). Blue Ridge offers a nice house Blonde
with a percentage of wheat -- it is definitely a refreshing thirst
The Rainbow Trout Amber Ale and Colonel Paris Pale Ale are also very
brews. A roasty Stout and other seasonal beers are offered on a regular
basis. The brew room at Blue Ridge is not a room at all, but an area
aside in the front of the brewpub with the mash tun, brew kettle, and
right out in the open. Appetizing food highlights the menu at Blue
with excellent sandwiches, steaks, catfish etouffee, fish, and quite a
selection of "wild game" including ostrich, buffalo, wild boar, rabbit,
and quail. There is a long, beautiful, wooden bar that always seems to
have friendly bartenders behind it, and the bottle collection on the
wall is very impressive in itself. If you are out for beer and quiet
be sure to stop by early as the place is always packed at nighttime.
17 E. Coffee
Turn right out of Blue Ridge and walk
Street and turn left onto East Coffee. You'll spot Addy's
your left. What a surprise to find a personable little Dutch pub and
in the middle of downtown Greenville! I've had some great times and
beer here. Addy's likes to rotate their bottled beer menu often and
as many tasty brews from the Netherlands, England, Germany, and Belgium
as they can get their hands on. The place has a true Dutch feel to it
quaint wooden tables, European menu, and reproductions of paintings by
the Belgian master Bruegel adorning the walls. There are four draft
and over 40 bottled selections at Addy's, but be sure to ask the
if they are offering any outstanding Belgian selections when you visit.
Sounds of live jazz fill the place on Tuesday nights at 9 PM, and food
is served most nights until around 10:00. Addy's opens at 4:30 everyday
except Monday (closed). You'll want to linger into the wee hours of the
night at this little taste of Amsterdam, but be warned that some of
best beer is yet to come!
Taproom & Pizzeria
25 West Washington
From Addy's, head back to North Main
walk left. Go one block to West Washington, turn right, and you'll see
Barley's on the left. The original Barley's is located in Asheville, NC
and proved to be so popular that the owners decided to open a second
The Greenville Barley's is an airy, open pub with plenty of seating at
tables and at the bar. Any pubcrawler will be amply impressed by the
of 25 draft beer taps and almost 40 bottle beers on display behind the
bar. If you are not familiar with one or two of the draft beers, the
are usually willing to accommodate you with small samples. Some of the
best pizza, dripping with thick, hot, juicy toppings, makes its home at
Barley's, and you'd be missing out if you don't order at least one
Be sure to visit the beautiful upstairs pool room too.
15 West Washington
Wild Wing Cafe is next door to
Barley's and offers
patrons of downtown Greenville phenomenal wings and beer. This
story restaurant and beer bar is part of a popular chain of
that specializes in wonderful sandwiches and chicken wings in a
of tasty sauces. This Wild Wing has live music upstairs on a regular
and boasts one of Greenville's best draft selections. With
regional local beers, and several impressive imports, Wild Wing will
a beer to please anyone. The interior of the pub is very
with some fun beer art and collectibles on the walls and big,
booths for conversation. Wild Wing is open for lunch and dinner.
24 East Court
After you have checked out Wild Wing,
walk back to
Main Street and take a right. Go two blocks and walk left down
Court Street to Connolly's on the right. This is a huge
pub with a main bar to the right and a big secondary room with dart
on the left. Connolly's is one of the best places in the
to drink a pint and have an enjoyable game of darts. There are
nice draft beers that are always served fresh and around 27 bottled
from around the world. Be sure to check out their fine selection
of authentic pub snacks from the UK in the vending machines to the rear
of the dart room. The pub is open Monday to Saturday 4:30 PM to