About Lagunitas Taproom & Beer Sanctuary
Located in the heart of the historic Charleston Peninsula, Lagunitas Taproom & Beer Sanctuary 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.
Lagunitas Taproom & Beer Sanctuary 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.
American, Low Country
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Latin Groove Night - Thursday 10pm & Saturday 10:30pm
Live Music See Website for details.
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 email@example.com for more details.
On-Street Parking and close public lots
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Charleston’s premier event venue is located in gorgeous Historic Downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The perfect venue for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, birthdays, anniversaries, and corporate events. Our private, customizable and affordable event spaces book quickly so come check us out!
Lagunitas Taproom & Beer Sanctuary Ratings and Reviews
They only had 6 beers on the menu and th ...
They only had 6 beers on the menu and they were out of 3 of them which is disappointing for a brewery. The beer that was available was not very good. Our waiter was inattentive and acted put out when we asked for things. The brisket on the brisket sandwich was clearly not fresh, this was also disappointing for a restaurant with smokehouse in name. The live music was good, the artist's name was Irene Rose.
Had an unneeded reservation for lunch, t ...
Had an unneeded reservation for lunch, the place was pretty empty. The manager sat us at an awkward table in a corner next to a stage. They were out of several of their draft beers because the company was recently bought out by another brewery. The food was less than average, and the server didn't seem to notice we barely ate half of our meals. Expensive lunch mistake on our part, especially with so many other great and notable places in the area.
This was a very nice restaurant in the d ...
This was a very nice restaurant in the downtown area of Charleston. This is an old building that had been updated to today's standards. A local brew pub was showcased in the middle of the dining area that added to the atmosphere. The only drawback was that it was under new ownership and the local brewery was not working. We weren't able to experience any of the local beers. It was clean, the service and food was very good.
Restaurant was great, service was polite ...
Restaurant was great, service was polite and timely, the noise level active and interesting, the food was good for all, and overall great experience, will definitely go again.
Had group of 8 with reservation, provided a nice table, ontime and without any fuss.
I am not sure of the point of making a r ...
I am not sure of the point of making a reservation because we were told we had to wait for another party to leave in order to sit. There were 6 open tables that would accommodate us but we were told they were for other people. These parties never showed. We waited 25 minutes with a reservation.
This was my third visit to Southend Brew ...
This was my third visit to Southend Brewery and Smokehouse. I remember the first two visits with a lot more fondness than this recent visit. Overall, if you are visiting Charleston, I would not recommend eating at Southend. On this last visit, it really felt like a generic, chain restaurant. The food was okay, the beer was flat and our service was mediocre. The reason I was most excited to go Southend was to pick up a growler because the first two times I visited I was not able to purchase one. However, after the beer, that I ordered with my meal, came out flat, I chose not to purchase a growler anyway. Because Charleston is full of so many other wonderful and delicious restaurants, I think it would be a shame to waste a visit on Southend.
My family and I went to Southend Brewery ...
My family and I went to Southend Brewery for dinner during our family vacation to Charleston. I went to school in Charleston and told my family we had to go to Southend since it was so good. I wish that I had never taken my family to Southend last Thursday. First of all, it had a B rating and it smelled horrible! The food was cold and not edible. Total waste of money. Do not go to Southend! There are a ton of better establishments for less in Charleston!
The crab and artichoke dip appetizer was ...
The crab and artichoke dip appetizer was good but was too cheesy. It seemed there was more cheese than crab or artichoke. This is my second time there. Service this time was less attentive than my first experience.
We dined at Southend twice during our we ...
We dined at Southend twice during our week in Charleston. On the first visit, we were walk-ins but got a good seat by the windows. Our server was very good as well. We had the pimento cheese dip appetizer and then pizza. Both were good but not remarkable. The second visit, we did have reservations and were seated at a small two topper table right by the front door. Every time the door opened, in came the 90 degree air and sometimes the rain. The server was very good but the food was disappointing. We had the hush puppy appetizer which was over fried. Our entree was the beef brisket platter which was the worst meat platter we have ever gotten in a restaurant. The beef was sliced paper thin and was 60% fat. Being from Texas, we're pretty good judges of smoked meats and this just wasn't good food or a good dining value. We will not choose this restaurant in the future.
This was my second visit to South End. ...
This was my second visit to South End. It has a fun atmosphere and good food. I was a little disappointed in the nachos this time because they were a little cold, but still very good. Many choices of beers to pick from.
They were very accommodating to our grou ...
They were very accommodating to our group of 9 girls. The food was delicious and the hot crab dip appetizer is the best crab dip ever. All of the BBQ was phenomenal. If I'm ever back in Charleston, I'm coming here !
Went here for our 10 year anniversary di ...
Went here for our 10 year anniversary dinner. The atmosphere is great. The food is wonderful. I ordered the BBQ sandwich and it was some of the best I have had in awhile. My wife got a burger and she said it was wonderful. We will definitely be back.
We met my sister and her husband there f ...
We met my sister and her husband there for dinner on 5/19/16. Seated right away, and drinks were brought promptly. Drinks were wonderful and the server was exceptional.
We got a table full of appetizers and Savannah (our server) slid us over to a larger table to accommodate. This was my second time dining here (last time about 4 years ago) and both visits were great.
We will definitely eat here again and ask for Savannah as our server!
This is definitely one of our favorite places to eat dinner, and we stop almost every time we're in Charleston. Unique, nostalgic building in the heart of downtown. Great food appealing to a wide variety of tastes. In house brewery with seasonal as well as standard favorites. A must when visiting the "Holy City"!
Cool looking place, but
Being a brewery, they were out of 3 of 6 of their beers they brewed. Burger was two quarter patties, not one solid. Wasn't asked temp of burger... Fries were good. Girlfriend liked the chicken dinner... No bottled craft beers at all. So was not impressed and rather disappointed. Guess I had high expectations.
Cool looking place; but, must of been an off night for dinning for me. Music selection wasn't ideal for me.
Food was good but...
The restaurant bills itself as a brewpub and has all the usual equipment displays etc. We were seated quickly but beyond that the service was pretty slow. When we got to the food everything was good. Not spectacular but better than usual and they had some interesting choices. As for the beer...I'm a very well traveled beer drinker having tried hundreds of brands and styles. Their beer was not true to style at all and frankly wasn't very good in general. My advice, skip the beer and order one of their drinks. The Mule was much better.
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