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 (15) | 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 Soft-Serv , South Street Hop Gothic , South Street Oompah Oktoberfest , South Street Spelter Skelter , South Street Bar Hopper IPA 55, South Street JP Ale 52, South Street Procrastinator Junebock , South Street Satans Pony Amber 37, South Street Slippery When Wit , South Street 365 Shandy 17, South Street My Personal Helles , South Street Roux , South Street Tongue Ninja 86, South Street El Jefe (2015-) , South Street May Day Mild , South Street Sanuk Saison , South Street Fire in the Sky Lager , South Street Fruit Lups , South Street / Brothers Craft Land of Milk And Honey , South Street Back-to-Bavaria
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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 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
BeerDrummer  (10) , | March 21, 2012
Great selection. The staff knows beer... commence to beer snobbery when you go.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
e2b  (1) , | July 25, 2015
Went to cíville to see Monticello and wanted to lunch before going up the hill.... Found South Street here on rate beer. Frankly I was a little worried after reading the reviews. Tried 4 beers and all were excellent. Iím a hop head and my wife loves saisons. the Fruit Lups hoppy saison rocked!!! They had a $10 lunch pick 2 deal. Also excellent.... Go there!
Huckleberry  (2) | October 6, 2005
Great selection of microbrews. The Satanís Pony is always a solid choice. Canít really go wrong with any of the beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Drake  (608) 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 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (846) 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 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
brigg  (11) Washington DC | April 28, 2011
If I had to choose a "bar" (more on that later) in town, this is the one I would go to. It can get really crowded sometimes, but it is a huge space with plenty of room to spread out as long as your not near the bar area. It has comfy chairs in one part, and intimate, high-backed booths that are good for talking with friends. Not sure how to rate the selection, since they just serve their own brews, but they are good. I only ate there once and didnít expect anything from their food, but it was actually really good, and Iíve been meaning to go back. I think of it as more of a "bar" than a "restaurant that serves beer" and in that case it has better food than any "bar" in town, but I suppose that is not a fair characterization. Prices are pretty reasonable, and they have a great happy hour. These are good, strong beers (for the most part), not some cheap house brew, and I think the prices are better than average in terms of the quality. Getting a beer at the bar annoys me at any place, but if youíre sitting somewhere, a server will walk by occasionally and you can order that way.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
tia  (128) Sandston, Virginia | November 25, 2012
Stopped in here for a last beer before heading back to Richmond yesterday. I remember liking the beer here more before we started exploring craft more.This place had the best ambiance of all the places we visited, nice and cozy and with a little character. The service was speedy and friendly and she seemed to know her stuff/love beer. Nice selection of their own brews. Good prices ($3.5 every day until 6:30pm) but I didnít like their brew quite as well as the other places we visited. Too full to sample the menu, but what we saw going to other tables at least looked good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn  (182) Penndel, Pennsylvania | May 5, 2010
Located near the downtown mall and just in front of train tracks .... parked in a pay lot across the street ..... nice ambiance old brick building with wooden ceilings ... old basement tavern feel ... bar filled with young working adults .... nice seating area and the food was good ..... brews were average not a bad place to stop in
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto  (53) , Taiwan | July 3, 2007
a popular place in charlottesville that has special on tuesday night which makes it a very crowded place that day. it has a wide selection of its own beers and the food is typical bar food: salty and fatty but goes well with beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
bigbobdog  (4) | July 16, 2009
For the town it is in and location it is a great value. After one time easily a new favorite. A couple nice beers. THe food is also excellent from the appetizer the the flank steak dinner. The boot was huge i was able to enjoy sitting there with my food and drink.

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