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Southend Brewery & Smokehouse

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61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 19.7%
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 125
Beer Avg: 2.99
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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 nickfl:
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3.35/5  rDev 0%

A big, slick brewpub right in the middle of the Charleston historic district. This is a very large reastaurant with two floors of seating and a glass enclosed brewhouse right in the middle of the dining area.

The food and beer are both pretty mediocre. The menu has a smokehouse theme, but it is kind of phoned in and certainly doesn't compare to the real, down home BBQ joints that can be found in this part of the country. The beer is standard, 90s brewpub stuff and on the weak side of average at that. The best of the lot was the pale ale, which had a nice hop character, but it didn't make up for the lackluster Black IPA or the flat out awful Red Ale.

Overall, it's an out of date, touristy pub that really isn't worth a visit considering the proliferation of genuinely good restaurants and beer bars in this town.

nickfl, Mar 28, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

RyanByorick, Tuesday at 08:53 PM
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3.31/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

Redrover, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

wrightst, Sep 02, 2014
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walkinginplace, Aug 18, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70.1%

Apicius, Aug 16, 2014
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Ant4711, Jul 08, 2014
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Southend Brewery & Smokehouse in Charleston, SC
79 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.