Southend Brewery and Smokehouse
161 East Bay St. Downtown
Head brewer Ahren Warf and his bartending colleagues are fortunate. They get to serve some of the finest locally-made beer every day. Over the last few years, the downtown brewpub has solidified its reputation for flavorful and clean handcrafted ales and lagers. Southend offers seven to eight house specialties and classic styles, with an occasional seasonal beer on the menu (this month, it's a chocolate porter). Patrons may order five-ounce samples of any beer for a mere buck, or a full "platter" of eight house beers for $8.