South Street Brewery | Charlottesville, Virginia
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South Street Brewery
Good based on 32 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 (8) | 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.

South Street Brewery

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Beer Available At South Street Brewery (arranged by most recent)
South Street Back-To-Bavaria , South Street Banana Stand , South Street Back-to-Bavaria , South Street Aisling Stout (2015 -) , South Street Anastasiaís Chocolate Fantasy (2014 -) 94, Blue Mountain Local Species 93, South Street Bar Hopper IPA , South Street Absolution Ale 66, South Street JP Ale 51, South Street Aisling Stout (- 2013) 44, South Street Satans Pony Amber 37, South Street Virginia Lager , South Street 365 Shandy 20, South Street My Personal Helles , South Street Hogwaller Kolsch (2014-) , South Street Anastasia"s Chocolate Coffee Fantasy , South Street Inquisator , South Street Ardennes , South Street Slippery When Wit , South Street Acoustic Kitty
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32 reviews for South Street Brewery
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  68%
 Selection  64%
 Food  72%
 Value  69%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  73%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm  (113) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 5, 2012
Went on a Saturday night, and the place was too crowded for my tastes. Unfortunately that was the only night I could make it. Got a sample of all the brews they make, no board was offered, but the bartender was nice enough for a saturday night. My friends helped carry the 4oz taster glasses from the crowded bar to a neat little area with couches and a coffee table. All the brews I tried were pretty run of the mill, nothing too interesting or exciting. Fine, but Iíd like to see a bit of creativity at brewpubs. I was very excited for this, but overall, I was underwhelmed
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
kindacold  (17) Norfolk, Virginia | June 26, 2012
So, I used to frequent this place years back, and I used to like it a lot more than I do now. Not to say that itís not good, but I feel like the brewers used to use a lot more creativity in developing their brews, and that they seem to play it safe now. The food is generally excellent, and the ambiance is great when they arenít so busy that there is only standing room.
  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 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83  (208) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
mandzirm  (5) anchorage, Alaska | November 5, 2011
Deafeningly loud on a Friday night, which I guess you need to expect from a pretty decent brewpub.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (783) 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 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Vir4030  (22) Chicago, Illinois | September 18, 2010
Great atmosphere. Service was friendly, yet slow. Understaffed, I think is the correct word. The beers are all original, but they could be higher quality. They served me a "cask porter" which the server did not know the name of. The food was delicious.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Velkyal  (76) Gordonsville, Virginia | September 7, 2010
Beautiful bar, great proper boozer feeling to it, but there is just something that stops it being a truly great place to go for a beer - although their beer is generally good (a little too much reliance on Cascade for my tastes having said that). It is definitely a better place later on in the evening when the "family friendly" crowd have taken their screaming precious darlings home.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn  (162) 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

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