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 Aisling Stout (2015 -) , South Street Banana Stand , South Street Anastasiaís Chocolate Fantasy (2014 -) , 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 , 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 , South Street Browntown , South Street Deep Friar
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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 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138  (234) 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.
nate2g  (777) 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 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
jackl  (502) Charlottesville, Virginia | 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 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Drake  (562) 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 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 8/20
Emeister84  (77) Charlottesville, Virginia | June 7, 2014
A mediocre neighborhood brewpub. A selection of several taps, all of which are drinkable, some are better. The bar service is always pretty good, sometimes faster. The food is good. They also have live music sometimes. If youíre going to go here, do it on Tuesdays.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier  (102) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | April 18, 2014
(Midwest í12 backlog) Visited 14/09/2012. Pretty big place, slowly half-filled for happy hour. Located downtown, an easy stroll from the UVA campus. Nice, slightly clinical big bar area, with glass wall opening up onto fermentors. About 10 own offerings on tap, 1.25/4oz samples and good happz hour pint prices. Beers are in the upper mid range of brewpub bland, clean with potential. Tasty snacks, e.g. well done nachos. Friendly down-to-earth barmaid.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr  (1752) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881  (51) St. Petersburg, Florida | July 12, 2013
I enjoyed a meal and several beers at the brewpub in the Spring of 2013. It had a nice, modern ambiance with plenty of open space, and the service was friendly and reliable. They had a respectable selection of their own brews, but nothing spectacular. The food was quite good and complimented the beer nicely. It had a fair and reasonable value, and was an enjoyable experience overall.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 13/20
bob_w  (51) new york, New York | July 11, 2013
all of their beers that we tried were "ok", but none really stood out. we tried the hefeweizen, pilsner, belgian golden, i.p.a. and porter. all were serviceable, but not outstanding.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
tia  (88) 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.

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