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.

South Street Brewery

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Beer Available At South Street Brewery (arranged by most recent)
South Street El Jefe (2015-) , South Street Spelter Skelter , 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 37, 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 Tongue Ninja 84, South Street Back-to-Bavaria , South Street Conspicuous Consumption , South Street Roux , South Street Anastasiaís Chocolate Fantasy (2014 -) 92, South Street Banana Stand , South Street Aisling Stout (2015 -) , South Street My Personal Helles , South Street Hogwaller Kolsch (2014-)
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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 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  (166) 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 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
phukktifano  (12) Baltimore, Maryland | May 27, 2009
Crowded and parking can be tricky. The beer ranges widely and can be quite interesting. The food is good when you can catch a server and are willing to wait on a slow kitchen. The sampler makes it worth it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 7/20
Elwood  (108) Leesburg, Virginia | May 9, 2009
Good atmosphere, but doesnít open till 4:30 p.m. on a Saturday? Pretty empty when I was there at 6:00 on a Saturday evening. Sat down to have a sampler of beers and was pleased to find they had seven diverse beers on tap. The staff was friendly and semi knowledgeable. The beer was pretty dreadful. Watery and lacking any kind of depth or flavor all the way down the line. As I got toward the end, the bartender noticed that I was taking notes. She recommended that I check out Blue Ridge Brewery and noted that their former brewer moved over there taking some of the best recipes with him. Canít say I was impressed in the least.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Butters  (185) Richmond, Virginia | March 2, 2008
Last stop on the 2008 Brews Cruise. I had their Satay with Tuna and it was delicious. Service was really slow, but it was a Saturday night so thatís to be expected. The headbrewer was awesome and gave a great tour. I actually learned a lot and he gave us HUGE samples of all his beers. Satanís Pony was my favorite beer they had on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
maniac  (98) Baltimore, Maryland | October 28, 2007
Friendly environment with a nice view of the brewery from behind the bar. Moderately well lit and fairly quiet before the evening crowd rolled in. Excellent food, appetizers are tasty and reasonably priced. The taco salad was filled with juicy steak. Staff was friendly and relatively knowlegable about the beer. Overall, a very nice place with an excellent sampler.
  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 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
chriso  (475) 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 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
bikeandbeer  (1) | January 15, 2007
This is an old warehouse near the Downtown Mall district of Charlottesville. The interior keeps the old warehouse feel which translates well in some areas but the coziness of the general atmosphere takes a hit. Pluses include a fireplace with nice comforatable couches in the seating area away from the bar. Negatives include a bar area that seems to lack access areas and a place to move away from the bar seating to a more intimate area without having to wait for an open table on which to rest your beer. The winter/ fall seasonal ales are the beers that really shine through at this establishement, while the summer beer choices seem to be too light and without a stronger darker beer choice to level out selection. Still a decent brewpub that blows away its down the street competition.

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