Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston) | Charleston, South Carolina
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Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston)
Good based on 41 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

161 East Bay St.
Charleston, South Carolina United States 29401 [ print map ]
843 853 4677 | facebook | twitter

Hours: bar: 11:30 AM - 2 AM seven days

Taps: 8 | Bottles: 0

Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston)

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41 reviews for Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston)
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  64%
 Selection  51%
 Food  71%
 Value  62%
 Overall  56%
 Rating  62%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr  (1374) Washington, Washington DC | February 24, 2013
Large place with a bit more character than your average big brewpub. Sme brewery equipment in the center, but most is behind the bar. Six beers on tap when I visited, available in a taster flight. All were mediocre except the wheat, which was not good. Food was very tasty though. Prices typical for the downtown area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 8/20
ben4321  (209) Hoboken, New Jersey | December 9, 2012
Hereís the thing, the beers were poor. The food we tried was fine, and the location was great. It could have been better.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59  (150) Dallas, Texas | April 1, 2012
pretty average brewpub with decent looking food, service was good, not crowded on a busy weekend, $10 sampler
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 6/20
ADesenberg  (23) Ohio | March 11, 2012
Beer was mediocre, but the place is fun, which should count for a lot in my book.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 8/20
Drake  (453) Free Union, Virginia | February 24, 2012| Updated April 26, 2012
I am not a fan of this place. On the bright side, I did eat and the food was good. That was about the only good part however. Parking is on the street or in a garage a block away. The bartender was not very good at her job. She showed displeasure at my order and show me little attention. The place doesnít train their employees well enough so it may not be entirely her fault. As evidence I watched her basically pour a gallon and a half of beer down the drain trying to fill a growler. Prices were too high. The beers... well... I thought the first beer I tried was pretty good. It was a Budweiser clone and it was the best I had. Enough said. There are some changes afoot here as they have apparently recently changed the beer menu. The beers in the RB database that have 30 or 40 ratings each were nowhere to be found when I visited, but they did have "long time favorites" on tap that only have one rating here. On the beer board I assume they mean "brewed on" actually means "tapped on" or else one of the beers I had today was brewed yesterday. Itís in the French Quarter of Charleston so it will exude ambiance, but the place inside, well, the word that occurred to me at the time was unkempt. It is close to Charleston Beer Exchange so it has that going for it.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
GJF  (43) Mount Vernon, Iowa | February 2, 2012
Why must so many brewpubs be all the same? The same mediocre beers, the same mediocre menu, the same staff even. This is a huge building in downtown charleston--the place should be a beer mecca in my book, but as so many pubs I left unsatisfied.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
blipp  (104) Newark, New Jersey | January 31, 2012
Charleston is an awesome place to visit. As a brewpub, Southend is only average. But an average brewpub in a city like Charleston is good in my book. A flight of the 6 house brews ran around $10. Bartenders were friendly, as were the other bar patrons. The beers were decent enough. Completely satisfactory visit overall. Southend wonít bring me back to Charleston, but next time Iím here, Iíll definitely come back to Southend.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
nevets4433  (31) Alabama | January 8, 2012
Walked by and decided to stop in. Only 5 beers on tap. Beers are average micorbrew. People were friendly, and food was pretty average. Overall worth a stop but a bit heavy on the prices.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
csaso  (150) Missouri | November 20, 2011
Very good place. The building is awesome - 3 floors, with an elevator. Have about 6 of their own brews - had 2 of them, not bad. Food was good - had the fried chicken, a lot of food, but good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal  (70) Gordonsville, Virginia | July 7, 2011
I left the Southend Brewery with very positive feelings, afterall I had some excellent beers, the brewery exudes a relaxed ambiance which I loved and the service was perfect - I canít remember the girlís name but she was everything a waitress should be, and she was on the nail in recommending the Bombay Pale Ale. This is certainly a pub I will be visiting again when I get to Charleston again

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