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“Great place for beer and football” 4 of 5 stars
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Gene's Haufbrau
817 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7278
843-225-4363
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Ranked #406 of 736 restaurants in Charleston
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Charleston
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Great place for beer and football”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Gene's is local favorite that's been around for close to 60 years. If you're looking for a cold beer and a good sandwich while you're watching football this is the place to go. It also beats being in the hustle and bustle that is now downtown Charleston.
If you're a foodie and looking for a higher end selection of food Gene's is centrally located in the Avondale section of Charleston and is surrounded by some really nice restaurants. So grab a beer at Gene's then take a walk around Avondale. You're sure to find a good place to eat.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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salisbury nc
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98 reviews 98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great beer selection...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Gene's is a "local" place that has apparently been there a very long time. Atmosphere fits the description of an old joint, with dart boards, pool table, a few TV's, and a less than contemporary decor...Beer?....several dozen selections by the bottle and a dozen or so on tap, most of which I had never heard of. I gave the bartender a profile of what I wanted and he nailed a great beer for me on the first try. As a bonus my Avondale Burger was terrific, with perfectly cooked ground beef, and some fantastic pimento cheese.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Gene's is that corner bar that isn't on a corner.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

When I first moved to Charleston over 5 years ago I was looking for a place to relax after work and on the weekends. Gene's turned out to be that place. Still to this day my wife and I go there for drinks with friends. They have a great beer selection that changes seasonally. The food is good quality from their hand breaded chicken fingers to their homemade burgers everything is fresh. Gene's also has pool tables, dart boards, shuffle board table, and other games.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Americus
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59 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Haufbrau it is not”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

While many selections are approved by frequent costomers, if you have a German birth certificate or passport, pass up the Wiener Schnitzel. it is far from authentic and apt to assure the need for an antacid.

Visited May 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“BEST CHICKEN WINGS....AND MORE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I've been to Gene's a few times, and no matter how busy they are, the service is always great, and the food!!! I've gotten burgers before, and if you tell them med, that is EXACTLY what you get. But today we got some chicken wings, they might be the best around.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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