Calliope Writing

Graffiti Magazine Volume 1 Issue 14
November 3, 2009, 7:14 pm
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Graffiti - RedsGirl on the Town:  Red’s

Red’s Ice House on Shem Creek is truly an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Most bars in any city have a majority of female servers.  Not Red’s, girls—this place has good-looking guys and girls.  Our waitress was a cutiepie and extremely patient.  (It takes a lot of patience to deal with my rambling to strangers after four jagerbombs.)  She listened to my theories about Red’s heterogeneously-gendered staff and even laughed at a few of my jokes.


The whole crowd is very easy-going.  Not only is it the ultimate place for single guys and gals to hook up, but it’s also a great spot for families to eat terrific seafood.  While I watched the afternoon darken, I saw many families take their places at the outdoor seating.

Before the sun fades too quickly, take advantage of its location on Shem Creek.  There is no better place than Red’s to work on your tan while drinking a beer.  The bar has a gorgeous view, perfect for boat- and people-watching.  It’s also an awesome place to park your boat and grab a couple of beers before returning home after a leisurely day.  There are even two outdoor bars in addition to the one indoors, so you don’t have to trot inside unless you need to use the restroom.  While Red’s is busiest during the warmer months, locals should not fear.  In the cooler seasons, the bar supplies outdoor heating, but be sure to double-check that the bar is open before going there during the cooler seasons.

If you’re a dog-lover (and your dog isn’t vicious), bring the pup out to Red’s!  There are always a few pooches running around with their owners.  And guys:  isn’t it widely known that the easiest way to pick up a girl is with a dog?

Or you can buy her good food.  The Oyster and Sweet Corn Chowder was, by far, the apple of my eye.  Even though it was hot as blazes, I was feeling neurotic and wanted soup—and am I glad I got some!  It’s somewhat spicy yet sweet, and I wanted to lick the bowl clean.  The Great Grilled Shrimp appetizer is great—very juicy and buttery.

To enjoy amazing food, drinks, and digs, stop by Red’s at 98 Church Street in Mount Pleasant, right off of Coleman Boulevard.  As the t-shirt of a fellow bar-goer said:  “Red’s, more fun than whippits.”

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