United States > South Carolina > Charleston
Braudog (696) Hampton, Virginia | April 25, 2007
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Visited April 2007, stopping by for a few beers during the happy hour timeframe. This is a cool building with a lot of potential (three story brick with atrium sky light and mash tun in the center). Our bartender was nice enough, but all else was below average ... the beers were lackluster and we found the place a bit "grungy". Didnít try the food but this was one of the few places that wasnít packed in Charleston that afternoon, so maybe that was a sign.
JonR888710 (1) Cochabamba, Bolivia | March 27, 2007
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Nice atmosphere. Beers are limited to 8 house beers on tap, and none are very good (nearby Palmetto Brewery is much better). The place was nearly empty at 8pm on a Thursday but they made us wait 10 minutes for a table (either not enough wait staff or wanted us to use the bar). Pizza is great, wings were very dry. When she brought my glass of water, there was a weird plastic ring floating in it. She took it, brought back a new glass and never said anything about it. At 9pm people of all ages fancifully dressed arrived and began salsa dancing. After living in South America for nearly a year, I was very impressed with how this small southern city could dance salsa. Charleston has some great people! Definitely give this place a try on a Thursday night, so at least if the food and beer arenít great, the people and the dancing will be.
unclemattie (112) Georgia | February 27, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
Decanthas (8) Georgia | February 11, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Attentive service; server was a little overbearing, but attentive. Dining room is a little too open, but the higher floors looked better. Pizza was great, but not that much better than bar food although much more expensive. Server staff could be more knowledgeable of Brewery, and the restaurant could play up the brewery more.
The actually brewery is a 10-12BBL system in the center of an open building w/ an awesome antique but operational elevator in the middle of an aesthetic brewhouse w/ visible fermenters and tanks. Some beers were outstanding, while most were mediocre at best--probably due to a new brewmaster. I would be interested in re-visiting this brewpub in the future.
SJM620 (5) Tennessee | December 20, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Everytime I go to Charleston, I visit this place. Personallly I am partial to my hometown brewery, but I do like this placeís beer. I have friends who live in Charleston and I introduced them to this brewery. The porter is definately the best.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | April 26, 2006
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Visited April 17 2006 in the afternoon. The huge, warehouse-like room was very quiet and sparsely populated, which made the smoking of many of the patrons easy to avoid. Did not try the food, though other patronsí plates looked good, and I just did the sampler round and left so donít have much to say about the service other than, efficient enough. The beer...overall not very good, though mostly clean and without a lot of flaws. Most were just fairly bland and thin, and most seemed unbalanced, too dry or too thin. Oatmeal stout was the best, but as it is I wouldnít come back here for the beer without a lot of improvement.
decaturstevo (115) decatur, Tennessee | April 17, 2006
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
They had 8 house brews to choose from. They were packed on a Friday night. Service wasnít a problem but the bartenders were strapped to just serve everyone. They did talk when the had the chance and knew some about the brews. They also had live music that started at 9pm. Decent place with real good beer.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | March 5, 2006| Updated March 12, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
NachlamSie (530) Denver, Colorado | January 31, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
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.
austinpowers (152) New York, New York | January 24, 2005| Updated February 3, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Overall, Southendís beers are sweet and watery. The brewpub is located within a historic building on a charming stretch of Bay St, just a stoneís throw from the Atlantic. Wood paneling and high ceilings. Oddly, Southend allows SMOKING inside!!! There were no less than 8 beers on tap, to my delight, and some were pretty good. Southend has a terrific location on E. Bay St. near most of the fine restaurants, and Charleston is simply a beguiling vacation destination thatíll put a smile on your face.
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