South Street Brewery
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 190
Beer Avg: 3.71
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
3.99/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Looking to taste the variety available form this local brewery and pub, we were very pleased with service and selection. Our first stop in a weekend Brew Ridge Trail tasting tour, I could only hope the other 4 breweries hold up so well. The sample portions were generous enough to get a feel for the beer. Some were impressive, but most seemed a bit flat. Wait staff was most attentive. We never seemed to have to look around for service, and our needs were often anticipated. (It must help as it was obvious that we were making written ratings.) For a brewery, the food was also impressive. Inexpensive but very tasty and well presented. I would certainly go back.
05-10-2014 15:58:30 | More by drned
3.61/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5 | $$
Oh South Street. You and Starr Hill Brewery and Music Hall were so cutting edge 10-12 years ago. Both were born in the era of the brewpub that was mostly about the food and secondly about the beer. You had the feeling that everyone involved thought that if the beers were at least OK and not Budweiser, that was a win. At the time, it was. Now the bar has been raised a lot higher with regards to the beer and South Street really hasn't risen to the challenge. It's a great space and the food is pretty solid. But Blue Mountain, Wild Wolf, Devil's Backbone, Champion and even Starr Hill blow it away beer-wise. A nice place for the locals to hang and socialize, but Beer Run and Citizen Burger Bar are better deals for food and beer. In town, Champion and Three Notched are superior options for local beer for those on the Brew Ridge Trail.
08-31-2013 12:31:36 | More by seanchai
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in on the late side of a Friday evening and ad a nice visit. There was a moderate crowd at the long bar inside the door but we found three stools at the end. There was a step down to a good sized dining room. There also seemed to be an upstairs with live music but did not see it.
Nice beer selection with seven taps of house beer. I enjoyed the Lupulin Stout and JP Ale. They als had a nice local craft cider that was a big hit. Service was nice if a bit inattentive.
Cool place, would go again.
07-31-2013 20:01:35 | More by sholland119
2.3/5 rDev -38.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $$$
I've been to this place probably 20 times or more (my girlfriend's friends like to go there), and not once have I been served a worthwhile draft beer. While the beers that I've had have always been consistently flat (lacking carbonation), tonight I was served an Absolution Ale that had NO visible carbonation. This was the last straw, so I've decided from here out to stop giving their beers a chance and to just order liquor when I get dragged to this place in the future.
As other reviewers have noted, some of the beers have a decent flavor, but this is usually offset by the lack of carbonation. Most of their beers just taste and look uninspired. The flavors are muted and the mouthfeel of all their beers that I've tried is the same. I'm constantly amazed at how crowded this place always is and how much beer they sell, esp. at $4.75 a pint.
They do have bangin nachos.
01-22-2012 05:01:19 | More by MagicHatter23
3.08/5 rDev -17.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited this past weekend, was not overly impressed. Yeah I'll probably go back but I have a few criticisms:
1) Hours are horrible, they're closed Sundays and don't open til 5pm the rest of the week including Saturday.
2) Bar was nice and long, giving you a view of the fermentation tanks through glass windows, but the lack of light was depressing and made it seem more empty than it already was at 6pm. Lighting in restaurant area was only marginally better.
3) Beer selection was pretty sparse, a few lagers, a stout and the braggot dessert beer that I had.
4) Service was ok, but bartender didn't have much personality or beer knowledge.
I will say that the food I had was quite good and the prices seemed on par with other ale houses.
08-16-2011 22:56:55 | More by nandemo1
South Street Brewery in Charlottesville, VA
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.