A historic treasure, the Wagener Building on East Bay Street in downtown Charleston SC is home to Southend Brewery & Smokehouse. One of the alluring features of the Wagener Building is found on the third floor in the aptly named the Wagener Room, a space primarily used as a venue for special events and parties.
If you’ve been to Southend Brewery lately, you may have noticed a few changes to our Wagener Room. If you haven’t stopped by in a while, we welcome you to come in and see how we’ve renovated the third floor with a facelift that both revitalizes its historic charm and provides modern conveniences.
Whether you take the stairs or our glass elevator to the third floor, without a doubt, the first thing that will catch your eye is the beautiful original pine wood floors. The same floors where the first Wagener Building occupants stood in the early 1880′s, have been restored with a glossy, shiny luster that makes you want to glide across them!
One of the best places in town to soak in the gorgeous views of the Charleston harbor and downtown city life, the Wagener Room is one of the most popular places to be in our brewery. Guests can better enjoy that famous view while sitting at our new bar which is now situated in the northwest corner of the room. A full bar framed in beautiful exposed brick walls, patrons will find all our signature Southend microbrews on tap, as well as, our speciality cocktail and complete food menus.
While at the bar or sitting at one of our new tables, it is easy to enjoy a game on one of our six new 47 inch flat screen televisions placed around the room. If you’d rather play than sit, walk to the opposite side of the room to enjoy a game of pool at one of our billiard tables.
One of the most significant benefits of moving the bar was that it allowed us to expand our dining area. We can now accommodate 100 seated people in the room which makes the Wagener Room an even better venue for hosting private parties such as bridal showers, corporate events or birthday celebrations. Depending on the size of the party, Southend provides dining options from our main menu or from our extensive catering menus.
One of the upcoming special events planned at the brewery will occur during Spoleto when Southend hosts the oil paintings of local artist, Helen Duckworth. The new paint color on the walls of our third floor room was chosen specifically to highlight and showcase both Ms. Duckworth’s art, as well as, future local artists.
We welcome you to come in and see the beautiful renovations on our third floor! When a private event is not booked, The Wagener Room is open to the public for dining, pool and drinking Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
To book an event in the Wagener Room or in the Bobby Jones Room on the second floor, please contact Southend Brewery Event Coordinator, Jana Hodge at or .
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