Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston) | Charleston, South Carolina
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Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston)
Above Average based on 47 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (7) | 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 Spiced Summer Ale , Southend Pictís Stout 31, Southend Session IPA , Southend Rip Tide Red 29, Southend Watch it Grow Wheat 26, Southend Love Me Two Times Blonde 30, Southend Castle Pinkney Pale Ale 34, Southend Chocolate Milk Stout , Southend Black IPA
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47 reviews for Southend Brewery and Smokehouse (Charleston)
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  65%
 Selection  52%
 Food  69%
 Value  63%
 Overall  56%
 Rating  62%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 8/20
Drake  (608) 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  (51) 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  (176) San Diego, California | 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  (167) 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  (76) 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
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush  (105) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635  (89) Havertown, Pennsylvania | May 23, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39  (249) Montana | April 27, 2011| Updated July 21, 2011
Very corporate feel here. Nice upscale downstairs, bar and pool up. Average beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState  (8) Pennsylvania | August 28, 2010
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.

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