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Southend Brewery & Smokehouse

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10 Beers
130 Ratings
Place Score: 78
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

161 E Bay St
Charleston, South Carolina, 29401-2125
United States
phone: (843) 853-4677

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @southendbrewery

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Reviews by aracauna:
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3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

I've heard this place has had some trouble recently with off flavors in their beer, but I didn't notice it, perhaps because I'm not that susceptible to diacetyl. It takes a lot to register with me. Our waitress handled us nicely (we weren't at the bar) the food was ok. My wife's pasta dish was a little bland, but my shrimp and grits were pretty good. The beer was drinkable, but not outstanding. The Southend Bombay Pale Ale was probably the best. Not super hoppy, but hoppy enough.

Really nice looking building and interior. Cool looking place, although it obviously caters some to families with the jar of crayons on every table.

More User Reviews:
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3.16/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

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1/5  rDev -69.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.31/5  rDev 0%

My co-worker picked this place out as he wanted some BBQ. I thought hey they make beer, sounds good to me.

As you enter you will notice the soaring wood beamed ceilings. I’m not sure what this place used to be, but I love these retrofitted older buildings.

There are tanks behind glass behind the hostess station and more behind the bar. The brewer was working while we were there.

There is an open kitchen at the rear, a small stage area and lots of tables. The bathrooms are on the second floor..

We enjoyed friendly service at the bar.

They offer both Southern Coastal food and BBQ. It was a mixed bag. I had a good salad, fair wings, and over cooked hush puppies.

For beer they had 5 regulars and 2 seasonal draft options. I had a full pint of a pale ale that struggled to be average and a pint of the seasonal IPA which made the APA look good.

They did have a large bourbon selection, so that is a plus.

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1/5  rDev -69.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of mtnst8
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Easy access from the tourist district in Charleston. Good selection of beers. Didn't try the food but the menu looked intriguing and the restaurant space is very large. Great first stop for a beer and dinner before the serious pub hopping commences.

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1.25/5  rDev -62.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +36%

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3.89/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

A good selection of various types of beers brewed on site. Some are excellent others ok. Three story setting has a something for everybody variety of atmospheres. Great looking building, lots of character. Service has been excellent both times we went there. Good variety of quality food. A fun place that is well worth going to for the food, beer and atmosphere. There seasonal IPA right now is very very good. Highly recommend this brewery/restaurant.

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Southend Brewery & Smokehouse in Charleston, SC
78 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.