Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston) | Charleston, South Carolina
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Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston)
Good based on 43 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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


Mayor: Cletus (1) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 0


Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston)

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Beer Available At Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston) (arranged by most recent)
Southend Seasonal ESB , Southend & Smokehouse Golden Summer Ale , Southend Pictís Stout 38, Southend Rip Tide Red 32, Southend Castle Pinkney Pale Ale 33, Southend Watch it Grow Wheat 30, Southend Love Me Two Times Blonde 40, Southend Bombay Pale Ale 41
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43 reviews for Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston)
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  65%
 Selection  51%
 Food  71%
 Value  62%
 Overall  56%
 Rating  63%
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88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie  (112) Georgia | February 27, 2007
Renovated 3 story warehouse in the Downtown Historic District of Charleston. Beautiful visible beams of an original structure. Brick and woodwork. Large windows that open out to the street on nice days. Copper tanks visible from the sidewalk. The offer a sampler of 8 5oz. beers. The keep 8 beers on tap at a time. The staff were helpful, comparing each style they offered to its mass market style. A random waitress saw me taking rating notes and asked about my favorite one so far. They all seemed very knowledgeable of good beer, real ale. Thatís great for a city that restricts to 6% ABV. Kid friendly as well.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
csaso  (155) 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal  (74) 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
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
beerbill  (102) Laurel, New York | August 25, 2008
Our family ate here twice during our recent stay in Charleston. Very cool looking place with wide open space above, what appear to be custom lighting fixtures, and a lively atmosphere. Beer selection was ok, although they were out of two of their mainstay beers, which shouldnít happen. The food was very good. I had the shrimp and grits, which was very good. Just an fyi parking can be a little problematic, but we were eventually able to find a spot on a side street about a block away. Definitely worth the visit.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
asharp7  (4) patney, England | July 11, 2008
well worth the visit. good selectionof ales reasonably priced and good food and service to match. would definately visit again if i get back to charleston.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush  (77) Richmond, Virginia | June 26, 2011
This place was visited after lunch at Milnerís in Mt Pleasant. The beer was ordinary. It is difficult to find the right match for evaluation. The dessert that we shared was excellent. It was a bread pudding. One of the beers tasted vinegary. It has three stories. the carpets look worn and old. It is very accessable to downton activities.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
thagr81_us  (24) Gaffney, South Carolina | May 3, 2010
Went here while taking a day trip down to Charleston. Walked in and was immediately blown away by the display of their brewing vessels in the middle of the restaurant encased in glass. The appearance and design of the restaurant was very nice indoors. We were seated quickly and the waiting staff were very polite and fast to respond to empty drinks. I sat down to the sampler myself, but was disappointed to find that their Scarlet Ale was currently out. I was however given a refill of one 5 oz glass with any of the other beers of my choice. Overall I enjoyed hanging out at this restaurant, but was quite unimpressed by their beer overall. My favorite of the 7 I tried was probably their Pale Ale. This place is worth visiting at least once if you are down that way, but I donít know if I would go back myself. However, it is really close to the Charleston Beer Exchange (2-3 blocks).
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | March 5, 2006| Updated March 12, 2006
Small chain of brewpubs with locations in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Charelston. The Charleston brewery is located in historic downtown in a cool neighborhood. The building was a navy supply warehouse back in the day. Very tall inside. So tall they have an elevator. Nice ambience with lots of wood. The brew kettles are prominently displayed in the middle of the restaurant. 6 house draught beers the night I visited. Food is very good for a brewpub, and the staff were friendly. Live music on weekends. I like this one better than the Raleigh and Charlotte locations, but all are fairly similar.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus  (233) Connecticut | April 18, 2014
Stopped here for some dinner. Huge place that occupies 3 floors. Great service, decent food. 8 of their own beers on draught when I was there that were decent.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
NachlamSie  (582) Denver, Colorado | January 31, 2006
Nice location in historic downtown. The building is very open inside and has a nice, though typical, "bar ambiance". The tables are all covered in large sheets of white paper and crayons are provided. This provides for much drunken entertainment. The beer was up to par, but nothing extraordinary. Definitely worth a stop, if in the area.

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