Before we opened “Montreux Bar and Grill” in Summerville, an unnamed patron at a local bar who looked like ZZ Top suggested the name and told the story about “Smoke on the Water”. We liked the name immediately. In keeping with the Montreux tradition, Thursday through Monday we bring live music “of every imaginable style” to Montreux Bar and Grill here in this grand old building (1862) in beautiful downtown Summerville, SC. We hope you enjoy the show…and the food…and the drinks too for that matter!
Lively spot featuring a sizable beer list, burgers & other bites & live music in a relaxed setting.
The menu has all the barbecue standards — plates of plates of pulled pork, brisket, turkey, and chicken in addition to sandwiches and wraps like the smokehouse medley of brisket, pork, slaw, and pico as well as brisket tacos. Sides that are available include collards, mashed potatoes, baked beans, potato salad, and mac ‘n’ cheese.
“We’ll also sell shrimp baskets,” says owner Doug Allison. Southern Roots uses local shrimper Mikel Glenn’s shrimp. “We won’t just have barbecue. We’ll have a burger as well. I wanted to call it Southern Roots Smokehouse And More because we’re trying to make it family friendly and serve many genres of food.”
Long before there were oasts and flagships on Morrison Drive, there was the Tattooed Moose. A neighborhood dive bar festooned with stuffed critters, including its namesake, the Moose hit paydirt a few years ago as one of the first places in town to be featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. To their credit, aside from the crowds (deservedly) getting a little bigger, the fame hasn’t gone to their antlers. The Moose is known for its cold beer, killer sandwiches, and its duck fat fries. Oh, the fries. Served three ways, you can get your fries straight-up, with roasted garlic and blue cheese or with a side of gravy. For your main dish, try their famous duck confit club sandwich, a Thanksgiving sandwich, or the Lucky No. 1, with pork belly with kimchi, tomatoes, cucumbers, fried onions, spicy wasabi mayo, and sweet red chili sauce. It’s hard to go wrong with Sunday brunch at the Moose, with local favorites like their sweet take on a monte cristo or peanut butter and banana french toast.