From the "Best Bars in America" piece in the June issue of Esquire:
MOE'S CROSSTOWN TAVERN
YOU'RE HAVING: Hand-cut fries and a Bass
Moe's is a dark, dirty, old neighborhood bar with crappy service and not enough room, and it's impossible not to love. Good beer, great food. (714 Rutledge Avenue; 843-722-3287)
Time out: Crappy service? Maybe if you're some pretentious prick from Esquire magazine. When you're a neighborhood regular who doesn't walk around with a stick up your ass, they treat you great.
Not enough room? Yeah, because it's a neighborhood bar with a larger-than-neighborhood clientèle on the weekends and half-price burger night (when neighborhood people like me either go early or not at all).
Anyway, with all the bars in America to choose from, why would you pick one that's "dark, dirty, old... with crappy service and not enough room" anyway? Why not suggest a cool Charleston bar that can handle the extra traffic? Like A.C.'s, maybe...
NEWS FLASH: Moe's used to be Jimmy Dengate's, and Jimmy Dengate's wound up moving down to Cumberland Street, into the place that used to be Squeaky's. Now Jimmy Dengate's on Cumberland is closing to be replaced by... a second location of Moe's. Does this make sense? Not to me. Do I care? Not unless it takes some of the crowd out of my bar -- in which case, thank you.