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Lowcountry BBQ never tasted any better. At Swig & Swine Summerville, we’re smoking all day so you don’t have to!! Stop by for some Q and a cold pint of your favorite craft beer.
Sit back, relax and get your Swig & Swine on with us…
Heard about the fire that closed Swig & Swine Summerville?
No worries. After a 10 month rebuild, the Summerville location reopened. The Trolley Road restaurant was forced to close after a June 2018 fire left the pit room and dining area “ravaged.” In fact, firefighters fought to put the flames out twice in a span of five hours.
Fire is common in the barbecue business. For example, the Summerville fire is not the first fire to break out in a Swig & Swine location. The original restaurant in West Ashley suffered two fires, one in 2016 and another around a year later.
“A fire is a humbling experience, to say the least,” said Swig & Swine pitmaster/owner Anthony DiBernardo.
“In my line of work, you have a tendency to think you control the fire when it’s actually the other way around. It’s been the longest 10 months, but we’re so thrilled to get back to work at Swig & Swine Summerville and serve our awesome guests!”
DiBernardo’s background in food is as diverse as the restaurant’s selection of BBQ sauces. From cooking on a submarine to serving as chef at Kiawah Island Resort, DiBernardo has done it all.
For instance, he has a passion for naturally smoked BBQ and competes as a competitor with the KCBS. His competitive nature shows in the quality of the smoked meats he serves at Swig & Swine Summerville.
Reviews of the original Swig & Swine West of the Ashley:
In addition, here is another review you may enjoy:
In the meantime, get to know Chef Anthony DiBernardo and Swig & Swine Summerville:
Firstly, enjoy an audio interview with DiBenardo on The Manual Podcast. That is followed by a video that gives you a look inside of Swig & Swine.
Google’s Local Guide Evan Guthrie, the author of over 850 Google Reviews, boasts that Swig & Swine Summerville is one of the best in the area:
I really like Swig and Swine at Oakbrook in Summerville and it is one of my favorite BBQ restaurants in the area.
I have had excellent BBQ every time that I have been here and they consistently deliver on everything they put out. Like the location as there are not too many other restaurants like this in the vicinity and it is always a good option and especially when you are hungry and want some consistent quality BBQ. Really like the layout and vibe of the restaurant as it is cool and laid back and fun.
The staff here is very efficient and works hard to make sure that you have everything you need and does it in a friendly way that stands out. I look forward to being able to come back here many times in the future for great BBQ.
Over on Yelp, Brittany A share her experience as the daughter of a pitmaster herself:
My dad owns a commercial smoker and his own business, so I know my way around some BBQ. This place is phenomenal.
The meat has been perfect every time, the sides are so so good, the service is excellent and beyond friendly. Even the sauces are amazing. The restaurant is very clean. Open concept with a full bar, and good local brew on draught.
This place was highly recommended when I moved to the area and now I know exactly why! Sure to be a quick fave for everyone in the family.
In short, you must eat here!
Charleston-area resident Frank P
Swig is the go-to BBQ spot for us and All guests that visit us in CHS. The group that runs Swig is under 82 Queen St hospitality
Group and it shows. Staff is always knowledgeable and eager to make sure you have a great experience.
Now to the meat of the review- Wings are the BEST in CHS. Smoked dry rubbed- then flash-fried to order – they are the best.. 5 “house-made” sauces are great (Alabama white is sneaky good). The family platter is a gift as you get to sample all the meats from the smoke room. The house-made sausage is silly, ribs and brisket are always on point, pulled pork is obviously legit.
Sides- Corn pudding for the win, beans w chunks of brisket, mac n cheese are solid. Homemade desserts are above expectations always…. Pro Tip – get an order of burnt ends and thank me later.