United States > South Carolina > Charleston
Foxbush (63) Richmond, Virginia | June 26, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jmm635 (86) Havertown, Pennsylvania | May 23, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited Southend Brewery during a 3-day trip to Charleston in May. Thereís not a lot of craft beer going on in Charleston so you could do worse. The beers arenít anything close to "innovative" and barely pass as an average craft brew. I had a pretty poor pulled pork sandwich for a "smokehouse" but my wifeís pizza was tasty. I wouldnít recommend, but itís convenient when you are downtown.
beernovice39 (245) Montana | April 27, 2011| Updated July 21, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Very corporate feel here. Nice upscale downstairs, bar and pool up. Average beer.
LetsGoState (8) Pennsylvania | August 28, 2010
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
I tried to get the sampler, but they only had 5 of their beers at the time, so I have to say selection was awful. The beer isnít anything special either. I enjoyed the food, but service could have been better. The atmosphere is probably its best aspect.
HopInMeBeer (11) Pennsylvania | July 12, 2010
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
A tourist trap.
Overpriced frozen food and sub-par beer. If it werenít for the huge ceilings and spectical of the brewing tanks, this place would be closed. If you shut youíre eyes and smell/taste/drink - youíd think you were in a Village Inn restaurant after hours -
Flies and dirty carpet and poor wait staff.
Hopefully someone will come in and buy this place and start making decent product and put this place on the map as a beer destination in Charleston.
Boungustatio (18) South Carolina | June 20, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 6/20
This place is sad.
1 - the building is beautiful.
2 - they have beautiful equipment, ambiance out the wazoo - hell - a freakiní "Cavern" cove for bands to play in - a la the Beatles 1961-62. They have a dressed up yet very casual looking dining room.
Ambiance only goes so far,
The food is mediocre - what used to be great food is now severed concocted and prepared days or hours before - microwaved, frozen, a tourist trap it has become. If I could, I would buy that building, and turin it into the largest beer store/homebrew shop/microbrewery in Charleston.
So much potential.
The beers have gone downhill. Nothing special ever - same shitty beers year in and year out. I want to see good things from this place - I want to support it - but itís fallen into half-ass management and the quality has disappeared Iím sad to say.
Let me know if itís gotten any better.
DrinkEmUpJones (9) Georgia | June 2, 2010
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
A beautiful space that evokes a casual-fine dining atmosphere. Service was a bit lacking--never good to watch a pack of servers standing around texting while youíre wanting to order. The beers overall were lacking I felt and not worth a return visit. The brown ale and oatmeal stout were pretty good, but not stellar. We had a couple apps--the shrimp dip was pretty good. The one really high point was the popcorn shrimp--good quality shrimp, lightly battered and perfectly fried with an Awesome tartar sauce on the side.
Bigmmartin (17) Dayton, Ohio | May 14, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Looking at the reviews of this place, I had some pretty low hopes. But it wasnít nearly as bad as I expected. The service was good, the food was good, and the beers were decent. I had the Oatmeal Stout and tried some of the Bombay Pale Ale. Both were ok, nothing amazing by but not undrinkable by any means. I didnít experience any of horrible service, food, or beer that other raters have.
thagr81_us (24) Gaffney, South Carolina | May 3, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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).
smcolw (10) Boston, Massachusetts | December 24, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
Set in an impressive three-story building in the middle of the French Quarter of Charleston. With tall ceilings and an atrium center where you peer through the glass at the second floor brewery equipment.
The menu is eclectic with southern styled dishes, traditional bar food, stoned hearth pizzas, and a small selection of "smokehouse" items. Alas, these were fair to good. The beer was universally light in body for all of the styles. The flavors improve dramatically as they darken.
The family joined me on Christmas eve. The service was excellent. Of course, I always believe that this is more of a reflection of the particular serverís skills. Ours was attentive, pleasant and quick.
Given that it was in the middle of a touristy area, the prices were okay, but high otherwise.
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