On a slow Monday night it was time to check out the two new Elliotborough watering holes. Barsa, Charleston’s newest tapas bar, is the concept of veteran Elliotborough restauranteur, Drazen Romic. Barsa located on the east corner of King and Line, lived up to all my expectations. We got started by sampling from the great list of specialty cocktails, including two delicious sangrias. Listening to the Gypsy Kings, we ordered several items from the tapas menu and dug in to the very well designed cheese plate, lovely olives, mushroom tapenade, and lamb meat balls. Everything was perfectly prepared, creatively conceived, and generously proportioned. I really look forward to a second visit!
After a really satisfying dinner at Barsa my crew and I went out in search of the notorious pop tarts accompanied by prohibition era inspired craft cocktails at the new Belmont.
The Belmont carefully constructs your experience with coctails, pop tarts and the very decor transporting the patrons to a by gone era. This new upper King St. Elliotborough Neighborhood establishment has the tell tale signs of one that is made to stay.