South Street Brewery | Charlottesville, Virginia
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South Street Brewery
Good based on 30 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 (5) | 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 Acoustic Kitty , South Street Browntown , South Street Deep Friar , South Street Bumper Crop , South Street Bar Hopper IPA , South Street Absolution Ale 66, South Street JP Ale 52, South Street Virginia Lager , South Street My Personal Helles , South Street Anastasiaís Chocolate Fantasy (2014 -) , South Street Hogwaller Kolsch (2014-) , South Street 365 Shandy , South Street Mad Adder
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30 reviews for South Street Brewery
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  68%
 Selection  64%
 Food  72%
 Value  70%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  73%
Rating Distribution

  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  (180) 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  (436) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
argo0  (217) 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 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog  (763) Traveling the USA, Missouri | 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.
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 2/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2  (20) Charlottesville, Virginia | June 28, 2005| Updated November 10, 2009
Nice atmosphere. Service can be either good or bad, usually not in-between, and usually not good. Burgers are great, the pizza is not. PLEASE stay away from it... Iím not sure how they can call it pizza anyway. Beer selection is good, and all of their own brews (once when I was there they had a guest tap), and their brews are usually pretty tasty.

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