South Street Brewery | Charlottesville, Virginia
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South Street Brewery
Good based on 34 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

106 South Street
Charlottesville, Virginia United States 22902 [ print map ]
434 293 6550 | facebook | food menu | beer menu

Hours: 11AM-1AM Daily

Mayor: Drake (12) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 0

South Street was purchased by Blue Mountain brewery in 2014. Reviews prior to November 2014 are for the old place pre-renovation.

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Beer Available At South Street Brewery (arranged by most recent)
South Street May Day Mild , South Street Sanuk Saison , South Street Fire in the Sky Lager , South Street Procrastinator Junebock , South Street Satans Pony Amber 38, South Street Slippery When Wit , South Street 365 Shandy 16, South Street Fruit Lups , South Street / Brothers Craft Land of Milk And Honey , South Street El Jefe (2015-) , South Street Tongue Ninja 84, South Street Back-to-Bavaria , South Street Conspicuous Consumption , South Street Roux , South Street Anastasiaís Chocolate Fantasy (2014 -) 93, South Street Banana Stand , South Street Aisling Stout (2015 -) , South Street My Personal Helles , South Street Hogwaller Kolsch (2014-) , Blue Mountain Local Species 92
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34 reviews for South Street Brewery
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  70%
 Selection  63%
 Food  73%
 Value  71%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  73%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr  (1926) Washington, Washington DC | April 6, 2014
We walked here, and easy reach from the mall, but there is also a bit of street parking and some pay lots. The place is large, with a long bar that runs the length. We did flights, reasonably priced. The beer was OK, but nothing to write home about. Friendly staff. Didnít try the food.
nate2g  (1041) Boomtown!, Australia | March 30, 2015
This is a modernly renovated restaurant/bar/brewery pouring twelve of the South Street brews on tap. The beers are not the most exciting by any means but brewed OK. Stock standard brewpub fare like burgers, sandwiches and salads etc. Staff were fine.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (821) San Diego, California | September 6, 2011
This place was rocking on a Friday night before a home game, though we managed two seats at the bar. The interior is nicely done and seems to be a renovated old building, retaining some of its old charm. The bar service was very good and efficient. There were 7 or so house beers on, and the 3 I had were solid. I ate no food, but intend to stop in again and will try out the menu.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog  (792) Phoenix, Arizona | May 17, 2006
May 2006: Decent locale on the town square. Good food, especially the salad ... and a nice list of brews that overall were delicious.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Drake  (573) Free Union, Virginia | November 5, 2014
New review after the renovation. Old review follows below. Just purchased by Blue Mountain, this place was closed for a few months and re-opened with a new line of beers and a new atmosphere. I visited opening night and it was crowded, despite that I got good service. The layout is the same, and some major features were preserved including the large central fire-place and the bar back. New long bar identical to the old one in shape, atmosphere widened and booths have all been converted to tables. All in all, the combination of old and new feels comfortable. Parking is obviously the same. The lot across the street is free after 6 or so, but it can get tricky as it serves for parking for all of downtown. I usually have no problem. 12 taps now, serving new recipes as well as old. Old recipes might be tweaked or changed significantly. Beers were old solid and the two old recipes I tried were improvements over the old recipes. Full pours are 4.50 to 5 and six beer flights are 5. The flights are set but I was able to substitute two beers with no problem. The hours are much better than the old place, 11AM-1AM. Good, cheap beer in a good atmosphere, I will be here a lot.

Nice atmosphere though it can get really crowded at times. It doesnít open until 4 or 5, which sucks when a bunch of us get off of work at 3:30 and want a pint or two. On site brews range from bland and boring to excellent. Iíve only had the tostada, but it was excellent. Sampler for $6. Parking gets crowded, but there is a pay lot directly across the street that is 50 cents an hour or free after 6PM. 4/7/12/7/7/14/74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
jackl  (544) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 16, 2014
UPDATE: 12/16/14. South Street was recently purchased by Blue Mountain and completely refurbished. Ratings entered before the fall of 2014 arenít really relevant anymore. Anyway, this place has received a facelift. The place is still cavernous and feels more like a restaurant than a bar. The food menu looks tasty if pricy. Swag and merchandise is tackily available at a booth right when you enter the brewpub.The beer recipes have also been tweaked. Unfortunately, I canít say that the beerís really improved. On my most recent visit I tried a flight of all 12 house beers. About half were obviously flawed. The lager styles all had problems with DMS. Other beers were strangely astringent. Only one beer was better than mediocre (JP Pale). Overall, come to check out the refurb, but donít hang around for drinks. Honestly, Iím surprised that a solid brewery like Blue Mountain havenít sorted out the house beers. Shame.

09/05/13 Bizarrely empty during my 11pm visit on a Friday night. Maybe the townies went into hiding? Anyway, the layoutís pretty cavernous. Plenty of places to sit and relax. The barís probably 50 feet long. On the plus side, South Street offered plenty of their house beers. Unfortunately, none of them were particularly impressive. Prices were acceptable, though certainly not cheap. The service was friendly, kind. This is the kind of place to accumulate ticks at then visit sporadically.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
chriso  (458) London, England | May 26, 2007| Updated March 19, 2008
I like this place. Iíve dropped in three times when passing through Charlottesville and had a good time on each occasion. It is in a downtown location in a nice old building. There are booths to sit at if you prefer that but Iíve always hung out at the bar and quickly been pulled into conversation with friendly locals. Twice I ended up not doing the more thorough survey of Charlottesville I had intended because of the convivial company in here. On one occasion service was a little slow because there was only one person serving who, as it is a very long bar, didnít always spot customers that needed a refiil if they were some distance away. Decent enough brewpub food. Six or seven of their own beers on tap, often with one on cask, and a guest or two. There are printed sheets telling you something about the beers. Beer quality is solid, if unspectacular. Sometimes has low key live music but Iím not sure of the schedule.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138  (279) Falls Church, Virginia | March 31, 2015
Okay brewpub, parking in the open lots across the street and a parking garage nearby. Pretty standard brewpub atmosphere. Friendly service, slowed a bit towards the end of our visit. 11 house beers on draft and one from Blue Mountain. They have a shandy available year-round, who knows why. Didnít try the food but it sounded like average pub fare. Okay beers, nothing really stood out to me. Okay stop if youíre place ticking nearby but I wouldnít go out of my way just for this.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
argo0  (230) Washington DC | September 9, 2006
Nice art in the warehouse-like restaurant, the service was solid from the waitstaff, but the kitchen didnít do so well. And the food really wasnít that good. Meanwhile, the beer is decidedly mediocre.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83  (221) Fairfax, Virginia | January 5, 2012
Got there at 5 on a Thursday, was pretty dead (a few people at the bar). Got seated and treated by nice staff.

Ambiance and atmosphere is about right, very good looking inside. Along with the bar and a bunch of booths/tables, there are a few lounge areas that look like theyíd be great places to lounge and chill with some friends. Small pay lot (before 6) is across the street, but also what appears to be a huge parking garage a block away.

Food was better than I expected, very tasty.

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