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BridgeWay Brewing Co: Family, friends, food, & duckpin bowling

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Looking for information on the brand new BridgeWay Brewing Co. opening in Bridgeway Station? You’ve found it! BridgeWay Brewing Co. is opening to the public on Friday, December 22nd, 2023. Kidding Around got to visit on media night so we have all the details on the BridgeWay Brewing menu, beers, bar, and duckpin bowling. This is a family-friendly spot with something fun for everyone, located in Mauldin’s new Bridgeway Station. And trust us, you are not going to want to miss this one.

Thank you to BridgeWay Brewing Co. for hosting us on media night so we could bring this Bridgeway Brewing Co. review to our readers.

Bridgeway Brewing

About BridgeWay Brewing Co.

Located in beautiful Bridgeway Station, BridgeWay Brewing Co. offers families and friends a place to hang out, relax, and have fun together. It’s a place to catch the big game with other fans, play a few rounds of duck-pin bowling with the family, or just kick back and enjoy some delicious food and a house-made beer. If that’s not your thing, they also offer wine and other adult beverages.

Bar at Bridgeway

Sights & Sounds: A Video Review

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BridgeWay Brewing Co. Menu

Let’s talk food, becuase it was delicious. There’s a full menu with appetizers, wings, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and lots more. We tried several items and they were all fabulous, especially the nachos. These were not your average nachos with a little cheese and a few toppings. They were loaded with toppings, rich and full of flavor, not to mention one of the biggest plates of nachos I’ve seen in a long, long time.

We also enjoyed a fried chicken sandwich and a bacon jam burger, both of which were perfectly cooked. My chicken was crunchy on the outside, and juicy on the inside, with just the right amount of sauce and toppings, as all excellent friend chicken sandwiches should be. Both came with fries that were nice and crispy.

Beer at BridgeWay Brewing

Beer and drinks at Bridgeway

I am a fan of darker beer, so I picked the seasonal Winter Warmer at BridgeWay. I really enjoyed the holiday flavors and the beer was not overly heavy so I had plenty of room to enjoy my meal. My husband enjoyed a glass of prosecco instead of a beer.

The bar at BridgeWay is unique in that addition to the house-made beer, they offer wine, prosecco, and a full bar of spirits and craft cocktails. So no matter your preference, you’ll find something excellent that you’ll enjoy. Their taps have their beer made in-house, and in the future will also have ciders and a few other options of brews they aren’t currently able to make, like sours.

Brewery at Bridgeway Brewing Co.

Duckpin Bowling

Just what is duck-pin bowling? It’s kind of like a miniature version of bowling. Think of a shorter lane, a much smaller ball you can hold in one hand, and every pin is connected to the alley by a string. The mechanisms in the game raise and lower each pin by its string.

You don’t need bowling shoes, you don’t need bumpers, and most importantly you don’t need to be good at bowling to enjoy this one. I am not a good bowler, and I beat my husband in duckpin bowling. Ok? It was icing on the cake right there.

Duckpin bowling at Bridgeway Brewing Co.

What ages will enjoy duckpin bowling at BridgeWay?

Ball control is the key here. So anyone who can roll a ball roughly down the center of a lane, avoiding gutters, can enjoy duckpin bowling. This is probably not the best activity for the very youngest of kiddos, as these lanes aren’t meant for hard-core toddler ball lobbing and thunking. So, we’d recommend this family activity for about ages 5 and up.

Bowling: How to get a lane

There are 4 duckpin bowling lanes at BridgeWay Brewing Co. Right now the lanes are first come first serve, at a cost of $35 per hour rental of the lane. The lane fits up to 6 people, and theirs a cozy booth with a table at the front of the lane. So, you can rent your lane, order your food and beverages, and play! Once your food comes, you can enjoy it while you take turns at the lane.

Of course, if your group is larger than 6, you could additional lanes. The tables and lanes are side by side.

In the future, BridgeWay Brewing Co. will offer reservations for lanes online.

The Future of BridgeWay Brewing Co. at Bridgeway Station

Speaking of the future, BridgeWay Brewing also plans to offer birthday parties and other private parties. Located right at the front of Bridgeway Station, the brewery has a huge and gorgeous outdoor space that will be totally perfect as the weather warms up. We also noticed there were some heaters in the space, so, you likely won’t have to wait long to enjoy that area.

If you haven’t visited Bridgeway Station, it has a very upscale European feel with lots of pretty brickwork and even a waterfall into a little decorative pool. Right now, it’s all lit up with beautiful Christmas Trees and Christmas lights. So if you’re looking for a lowkey Christmas outing with the kids, go grab yourself a bowling lane, get some delicious food and drinks, and then go walk through the pretty lights.


BridgeWay Brewing Co. opens Friday, December 22, 2023. They’ll open at 4 pm.

Opening weekend hours:

  • Friday 12/22: 4 pm-11 pm
  • Saturday 12/23: 11 am-11 pm
  • Sunday 12/24: 11 am-5 pm
  • Monday 12/25: Closed

BridgeWay Brewing Co. will reopen with regular hours of operation on Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Regular hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 4 pm-11 pm
  • Friday-Sunday: 11 am-11 pm

BridgeWay Brewing Co.
610 Bridgeway Boulevard, Simpsonville

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Food, Fun, & Brews at Magnetic South: Greenville, SC

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Have you visited Magnetic South Brewery before? Better known for their Anderson location, Magnetic South also has a location in Judson Mills in Greenville. This location is the perfect spot for a casual date night out or a place to meet up with friends. It’s also a kid-friendly place where the whole family can have some fun playing pool, pinball, and other arcade games.

Magnetic South Brewery in Greenville, SC

The Magnetic South Greenville location is in a bit of an off-the-beaten-path spot, located on the interior corner of Judson Mill beside The Foundry music venue. They have some outside space in front of the brewery for hanging out or playing corn hole. Inside you’ll find a large and open space with lots of seating.

Order both your beverages and your food at the bar. They’ll text you when your food is ready, so you’re free to enjoy the space instead of waiting in line!

Magnetic South Beer and Ciders

You’ll find a rotating draft menu board at Magnetic South. If you’re really particular about your beer choices you can always see what’s on tap today at the Magnetic South beer menu online.

We enjoyed the Red Carpet red ale, the Ale Earndardt rye beer, and a slightly sweet pineapple cider. They were all delicious. My personal favorite was the red ale, as it had a full flavor without being heavy.

Beers at Magnetic South

Food at Magnetic South

The Greenville menu at Magnetic South offers Cuban-inspired flavors, including rice bowls, burritos, tacos, salads and snacks like nachos, chips & queso, and even street corn. We found the menu to be quite affordable, with menu items ranging from $6 to $13.

Food portions are not huge, but they are the perfect companion to a beverage or two where you don’t want to be too full anyway.

And, at those prices, you can definitely order a couple of items if you’re extra hungry. If you’re bringing the family, you could definitely order a few snacks to share to accompany your meal choice so everyone gets to try a few things.

Cuban bowl at Magnetic South in Greenville, SC

I enjoyed the Mojo bowl, which was Cuban rice with marinated pork, black beans, corn, and tomatoes. It came with my choice of sauce and the curry mustard that I picked was so delicious. I would order it again in a heartbeat.

There are other bowl choices including one with grilled chicken and one where you can build your own by selecting a protein and toppings.

My husband enjoyed the Cuban Pork Burrito which was actually quite similar to my bowl, except in burrito form.

Here’s the whole Greenville Magnetic South food menu.

Playing pool at Magnetic South

Things to Do at Magnetic South, Greenville

We are pretty terrible at pool. Like 97.5% of the balls I actually got in the pockets were accidental. But that’s ok. We had a great time doing it!

The two pool tables at Magnetic South, as well as the arcade games, are coin-operated. There is an ATM machine and a coin machine beside the games, and that worked perfectly for us.

A game of pool is just $1.25. I had a $5 bill on me, we turned it into quarters at the change machine and played several games of pool.

Arcade area at Magnetic South

The other games like skee ball and pinball were both a dollar, also taking quarters. Another $5 bill had me losing a couple of games of skee ball to my husband. You know, these things happen. But it was really fun.

I loved that while there were several game options, the overall atmosphere wasn’t the loud, flashing lights, chiming bells, and sometimes overwhelming environment you might think of when you imagine an arcade. Magnetic South is not an arcade, they have just one corner of the space with games and they aren’t exceptionally loud. It’s really the perfect blend.

At the end of the day, it was a really affordable date night, with good food in a super fun place. We definitely will be back, and I wouldn’t hesitate to bring the kids sometimes, either.

Magnetic South Greenville location:
Judson Mill
701 Easley Bridge Road, Suite 4155, Greenville

Greenville Hours:
Monday: 11 am – 10 pm, Wednesday – Thursday: 11 am – 10 pm, Friday – Saturday: 11 am – 11 pm, Sundays: 11 am – 10 pm

Magnetic South Anderson location:
516 N Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621

Anderson Hours:
Monday: 4 – 9 pm, Wednesday: 4 – 9 pm, Thursday – Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm, Sundays: 12 pm – 8 pm

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Nintendo and Local Beer at Family-Friendly Double Stamp Brewery: Greenville, SC

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Double Stamp Brewery in Holland Park in Greenville, SC is a fun place to relax and have fun together while enjoying local craft beer and soda and playing Nintendo.

While I enjoy a good craft beer, I enjoy playing Nintendo even more, so when we got an invitation to check out the old-school Nintendo games at Double Stamp Brewery, it was an easy “yes!”. But to my surprise, not only was the Nintendo playing a ton of fun but the beer, which is made on-site with local ingredients, was top-notch. 

Double Stamp Brewery

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Double Stamp Brewery

Double Stamp Brewery is part of Holland Park in Greenville, which includes Flying Rabbit Adventures, Home Team BBQ, and Greektown Express. It’s pretty new, only having opened in 2021, but they are already making a name for themselves with a Sunday Market from Noon-4 pm and rave reviews. 

Double Stamp is 90s-themed, which makes my heart happy. There are Vanilla Ice cards under the glass at the bar and posters of VHS tapes, which my kids were totally confused about. 

The brewery doesn’t sell any food but you can take your beer and walk over to Greektown or Home Team BBQ and eat there, or bring food from either place into the brewery. 

Double Stamp Brewery