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“Mostly Ambience” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Southend Brewery & Smokehouse

Southend Brewery & Smokehouse
161 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401 (French Quarter)
(843) 853-4677
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Ranked #220 of 709 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Cross street: Queen St
Description: Located in the heart of the historic downtown Charleston Peninsula, Southend Brewery & Smokehouse specializes in regional cuisine & exquisite, custom-crafted beers, served in a rustic, kid-friendly setting to the tune of great, live music. We provide our guests with the Charleston restaurant experience for lunch, dinner and beyond with a variety of American foods, such as pastas, wood-oven pizzas, fresh fish and specialty in-house smoked barbecue ribs, steaks, chicken and sausage.Southend Brewery & Smokehouse has been rated the #1 Microbrewery in the South, and this is manifested in the beautiful and functional glass encased "brewhouse" in the center of the building. We also feature Charleston's only indoor glass elevator, which you can take to the 3rd floor bar for darts and billiards, or the 2nd floor banquet hall, perfect for your Charleston event. The Brewery frequently hosts reunions, receptions, wedding rehearsal dinners and birthdays complete with a variety of menus and catering to suit the occasion.One block from Waterfront Park at Vendue Range, and in walking distance from Market and Broad, we are in the hub of downtown activity and nightlife for Charleston, SC. Come enjoy the casual, family-friendly atmosphere of Southend Brewery & Smokehouse where live music, delicious beer and a spectacular waterfront view of the Charleston Harbor will make anyone feel right at home.
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“Mostly Ambience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff. Ok beer - nothing special. Decent portions. Reasonable food. Beer was fairly flavorless. Cool brewery display in the middle of the restaurant. Average

Visited January 2014
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“We would go again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My sisters and I happened by and stopped in for a quick lunch. I thought the food was good. I had the Turkey and Brie sandwich which was VERY good. My sisters enjoyed their Pub Burgers. I did order a house beer "Love you long time." We enjoyed lunch and would go back again.

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“Birthday Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had a group of 12 or so and the staff was very helpful in seating our group. Service was very good and the food was too. The BBQ beef brisket was very good! Real smoked beef not liquid like so many do today.

Visited December 2013
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“Good stop for a pint and regroup”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stopped at Southend for a beer, and to be honest, use the bathroom. We found the second floor bathrooms and then made out way to the relatively empty third floor bar for a beer and to plan our next stop walking around.

The beer was good. The food and menu looked average. With the amount of good food options in Charleston I would recommend moving on to something smaller. Also, many of the bars and much better restaurants around Charleston carry regional and local beers.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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“Bad food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Service is good and I am sure its a good place to go at night for a few beers however for lunch the food is awful. Only one of our party of five liked their lunch. Specifcally the BBQ pork sandwich is not very good and the BBQ chicken sandwitch is really just a deep fried chicken burger. Pizza's were bad. Only decent dish we had was the turkey and brie sandwich.

So overall this place is a total toursit trap and only recomened as someware to knock a few beers back at after dinner eslewhere.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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