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Nicks Bar

American, Bar, Pub
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Sloan St., Clemson, SC 29631
+1 864-654-4890
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Totally comfy dive bar. They have ALLAGASH WHITE! Great tap selections and knowledgeable staff....sometimes they even squeeze in entertainment.

Thank Poolshooter1954
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

One of the few places serving food late in the area. Great bartender and beer selection. But, the food was sub-par for this visit. Not sure I'll make it back

Thank bbeck84
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This pub is one of the oldest in downtown Clemson. It is full of regulars who are as diverse as truck drivers to English professors. It tends to attract grad students, literati and professors but the atmosphere is really welcoming to all. Great beer selection and good eats. Order the PCB basket for a potpourri of fried items - cheese,... More 

Thank Chip E
Riga, Latvia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Nicks Bar in Clemson is my second favorite place in town after my home. The atmosphere is always very welcoming, so are the bar tenders and the owner himself. This is not a place for you if you are into spirits cos you won't find any here, but I think that adds to it's charm. If you are not in... More 

Thank travelieva
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Nicks was an interesting place. There are plenty of folks there in all age ranges from college age students to professors and people just in town to visit the campus. Good drinks, excellent beer selection. Very reasonable price.

Thank stevenwbott
Clemson, South Carolina
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195 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

It's too small, too loud, has too many beer options to work through in a logical way and is absolutely perfect. This is the kind of place you reminisce about when you don't live in Clemson anymore. Get there early if you want a place to sit, but even if you have to stand around, it's the best bar in... More 

1 Thank MLB768
Greenville, South Carolina
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Varied tap list with some old favs as standard taps. Decent food and diverse crowd. They definitely price themselves out of the undergrad group so look for university professors, administrators and grad students as you barmates

2 Thank DirkSC
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

I've been visiting downtown Clemson since the late 70's. There are just a few things that haven't changed, at least a little. These include Judge Keller's Store and Nick's Tavern. If you are looking for a relatively quiet spot with good sandwiches, good music, and a great beer selection, Nick's is the place! The draft beer selection is regularly updated,... More 

2 Thank David B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This is a bar and not a restaurant. The food was below adequate. If you have drank enough, it may be good, but only then. The other reviews that said the food was good must have been from people that had drank heavily. We should alhavr know when the bartenders appeared confused that we were ordering food. The fried food... More 

4 Thank Janetwhotravels
Lake Placid, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Great selection of brews. Best in Clemson. The service is slow and questionable, but the beer makes up for it. The food is good. I especially like the fries mushrooms!

1 Thank NomadicScientist

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sloan St., Clemson, SC 29631
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Clemson
  • Phone Number: +1 864-654-4890

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