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Southend Brewery and Smokehouse
Southend Brewery and Smokehouse

Southend Brewery and Smokehouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.southendbrewery.com
  • Email: events@southendbrewery.com
  • Phone: (843) 853-4677
  • Hours of Operation: Downtown Dining Hours:
    Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Bar Hours until 2:00 a.m
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Low Country
  • Executive Chef: Garrett Priester
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Not only do we cater the private events at Southend Brewery and Smokehouse - we are also available for your off-site catering needs. Please contact our event coordinator, Jana Hodge, at (843) 853-4677 or events@southendbrewery.com for more details.
  • Entertainment: Latin Groove Night - Thursday 10pm & Saturday 10:30pm
    Live Music See Website for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On-Street Parking and close public lots
A word from Southend Brewery and Smokehouse
Located in the heart of the historic 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 wood-oven pizzas, fresh fish and specialty in-house smoked barbecue ribs.



Southend Brewery & Smokehouse has been rated the #1 Microbrewery in the South, and this is manifested in the beautiful 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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Everything was good, but compared to the many other options in downtown Charleston...it's more of a "meh." The food was okay. The service was good. Ambiance was okay. But for the money spent, I feel like we could have had something remarkable. Great for a bar-food appetite with a lower budget than most of the other restaurants around, tho...so not a bad pick. Just know what you're picking it for."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We took a culinary tour of Charleston and Southend Brewery was one of the stops. As a result of that experience we decided to experience a full dinner there. The beer is very good and 2 of my companions bought some growlers to bring home as presents. The fried green tomatoes are beyond excellent and were the best we had in Charleston by far. Staff is great and the noise level is good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was very good and kid friendly as well. Will probably eat there again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Go in with low expectations and you won't be disappointed. Food was mediocre at best, dry and tasteless. The craft beers weren't much better, lacking flavor and balance. I would not recommend this place to anyone looking for a good meal. With all the good restaurants available in Charleston, there is no reason that you should waste your time or money here. That fact that at 4pm there were available reservations for four at 6pm on a Saturday, should have been a huge red flag."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Thought it would be better considering the array of restaurants surrounding the area."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We showed up about five minutes early for our reservation and understandably the table was not ready. We waited at the bar and they sent us a text to inform us that our table was ready about ten to fifteen minutes after our reservation time. After being seated our server did an excellent job but the dish I wanted was some butternut squash ravioli and the server informed me that they had run out of the ravioli. I ended up getting the smokehouse plate and it was delicious, but I really would have liked to try the ravioli."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We went to Southend due to its proximity to our hotel, caddy-corner across the street. Being in Charleston we definitely wanted to try some local BBQ. While our preferred BBQ is a shack in the country smoking the meat right out front, this city-center venue was a great alternative. From the moment we arrived in town we could smell the hickory pouring out of the restaurant. We shared the “Combo Platter” which had huge portion of pulled pork, ribs, & brisket with 2 sides. I enjoyed a pint of their brown ale beer, which was full-bodied to go with BBQ without being too filling. We would visit for drinks or dinner again. This place was really hopping on Saturday, but was much quieter on the Monday night that we visited."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We ordered an appetizer of the fried green tomatoes and they were very bland not a lot of flavor. We also had the wedge salad which was very good proportion properly. I ordered the smokehouse platter. Beef brisket was very good the ribs were tough and the pulled pork had a strange taste. The platter also came with mac & cheese and the mac & cheese was good, but bland and not a lot of flavor. My wife had the beef brisket dinner, again the beef brisket was good but hers had a lot of fat. She also had the mac & cheese and said it was flavorless. Her dinner came with green beans that were very good. All in all I would not eat at this restaurant again with all the fabulous restaurants to eat at downtown I would pick somewhere."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I love trying new microbreweries and BBQ, which is a hit or miss experience. Overall I would say food and beer were okay, but too many other options in Charleston to justify returning here. My fiancé doesn't eat beef or pork, but they had BBQ chicken so she ordered that. Our waiter returns and informs us they are out of chicken. This was at 5:00 pm on a Saturday night with a huge exposition in town and you're out of chicken? Pizza options looked pretty good, but didn't try them. Got the beer sampler and thought 2 of their beers were solid and didn't care for the rest, but beer preferences are of course personal preference. I'll probably stick with a seafood restaurant next time I return to Charleston."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I really like Southend Brewery but wish they still used the corner entrance like East Bay Trading Company did."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Don't waste your money or your Charleston opportunity! MANY better options!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Made reservations, got there early and were seated. Food was good not over the wall, but we both enjoyed our meals. Beer was great but my wife did not enjoy her drink"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I went to Southend Brewery during Charleston's restaurant week specifically because I could get good beer and a good deal on a delicious dinner. After arriving a bit early for my reservation, I still had to wait over an hour for a table. The hostess tried hard, but apparently the manager closed the third floor for a party - during restaurant week and the night after the Charleston Marathon - so the place was crowded. The food and beer were very good (try the shrimp and grits), and the atmosphere was nice. But my whole experience was soured by having to wait for so long. This place is probably much better on a late spring night when the doors are open to East Bay Street."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food was great and the elevator in the dining room was a hit with the little one."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We picked the Southend Brewery and Smokehouse because we had never been there before. We had reservations for 745 but were not seated until almost 830. The restaurant was cold as the place was very busy and and had a lot of traffic at the front door where we were waiting for seating. The menu was limited, but had a good selection of beer and wine at reasonable prices. We selected a diner from the restaurant week menu which was well prepared, but due to the large amount of business we did not get our first choice for desert. The server had a great personality which made our dining experience really good. I would recommend it for a night out after being downtown for the day but would not use it for romantic or special occasions."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Went to Southend on a little date night during restaurant week here in Charleston. From the moment we walked in the door the service was incredible. No problem with our reservation being booked and the wait staff was very attentive and polite. The appetizer I ordered was the bbq egg rolls which were very good, crispy outside, pork was nicely cook and the house sweet bbq sauce was the perfect touch. The briscuit for my main course was a delight, paired with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans made for a very enjoyable meal. Lastly and my favorite part was the bourbon carmel cheesecake. You could taste the bourbon but it was not too overpowering to shadow the taste of the cheesecake. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great restaurant week menu, awesome she crab soup! Service was pleasant and prompt...we will return. Thanks for a great meal!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Good options for restaurant week with great portions!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The buttermilk catfish, hushpuppies and Manhattan with peach puree were all just right. And the honey butter!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Great food and ambiance. Just take a jacket during the winter months. There was a really cold breeze that would interrupt the meal."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The atmosphere was okay, kind of an open warehouse feel. I was suspect at first, but the food was great!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Sat at the bar before dining and had an overall great evening. Great craft beer and delicious food. Wonderful and quick service!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Hostess was rude, but our server was great and the manager gave us a free crab and artichoke dip appetizer (which was phenomenal) to make up for the mix up. I will be back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This restaurant did not have the best reviews, and we almost went elsewhere. But we were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, the prices moderate, and the ambience was excellent. I would recommend."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "It seemed as though the restaurant was understaffed on Christmas Eve. We arrived on time for our reservation, were seated promptly and given menus. The waiter rushed over to take our drink orders, and when we said we hadn't decided, he disappeared. After that, he delayed returning to the table throughout the meal. It was as though because we did not know before reading the menu what we wanted to drink, we'd be punished for delaying the waiter. On the plus side, the food was terrific. I had the garlic rubbed pork tenderloin with grits, my husband had the beef brisket with mashed sweet potatoes. Both were amazingly good. We'd definitely return -- but we'd certainly sit in someone else's section."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We finally got to this place after several trips to Charleston. It has always been on our list, after friend's recommendations. Loved the environment, the food and of course, the beer wasn't bad either."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The visit was ok. Our server was not very helpful with drink or menu suggestions. The food was good and prices reasonable."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I loved the ambiance here! It has a very warming and welcoming vibe. I made a reservation and was seated right away. I had the butternut squash ravioli and it was delicious, loved it. Our server was very pleasant and friendly, my group enjoyed our meals and time at the restaurant."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We came for the beer, since we love Craft Breweries, but we were charmed by the 3 piece band music(jazzy) and the food a delightfully prepared and served. Don't forget your wallet, this place isn't CHEAP, but it was worth every penny. The artisan brie was outstanding with the chutney, don't miss it(made locally), and the best Hush Puppies evah!!! Oh yeah, the BEER, consistent, bright, no off flavors and a nice flight of 7 beers, is available. Something for everyone. IPA to Porter and everything in between. Take home a growler. The brew equipment is on the main floor, the fermenters are up on the second story, and it looks like they serve directly out of their bright tanks, on display behind the bar. My favorite beer --American Brown Ale."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We have eaten here a number of times and the food and service are always consistently good. The staff is always friendly and knowledgable about the menu."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We hit Southend Brewery for some appetizers and beer. This is a neat, old building--with great ceilings, a cool elevator, and, of course, all the brewing equipment out in the open. We ordered the Riptide Red beer, which was a good, light amber-colored beer. We had wings--half rubbed, half sauced. They were very good. We also had the hush puppies--also good. If you want locally brewed beer, this is the place to go. We didn't have time for a sampler, but we saw a few, and it's something we'll probably try next time."
    Dined on 10/19/2013