Food, Fun, & Brews at Magnetic South: Greenville, SC

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Have you visited Magnetic South Brewery before? Better known for their Anderson location, Magnetic South also has a location in Judson Mills in Greenville. This location is the perfect spot for a casual date night out or a place to meet up with friends. It’s also a kid-friendly place where the whole family can have some fun playing pool, pinball, and other arcade games.

Magnetic South Brewery in Greenville, SC

The Magnetic South Greenville location is in a bit of an off-the-beaten-path spot, located on the interior corner of Judson Mill beside The Foundry music venue. They have some outside space in front of the brewery for hanging out or playing corn hole. Inside you’ll find a large and open space with lots of seating.

Order both your beverages and your food at the bar. They’ll text you when your food is ready, so you’re free to enjoy the space instead of waiting in line!

Magnetic South Beer and Ciders

You’ll find a rotating draft menu board at Magnetic South. If you’re really particular about your beer choices you can always see what’s on tap today at the Magnetic South beer menu online.

We enjoyed the Red Carpet red ale, the Ale Earndardt rye beer, and a slightly sweet pineapple cider. They were all delicious. My personal favorite was the red ale, as it had a full flavor without being heavy.

Beers at Magnetic South

Food at Magnetic South

The Greenville menu at Magnetic South offers Cuban-inspired flavors, including rice bowls, burritos, tacos, salads and snacks like nachos, chips & queso, and even street corn. We found the menu to be quite affordable, with menu items ranging from $6 to $13.

Food portions are not huge, but they are the perfect companion to a beverage or two where you don’t want to be too full anyway.

And, at those prices, you can definitely order a couple of items if you’re extra hungry. If you’re bringing the family, you could definitely order a few snacks to share to accompany your meal choice so everyone gets to try a few things.

Cuban bowl at Magnetic South in Greenville, SC

I enjoyed the Mojo bowl, which was Cuban rice with marinated pork, black beans, corn, and tomatoes. It came with my choice of sauce and the curry mustard that I picked was so delicious. I would order it again in a heartbeat.

There are other bowl choices including one with grilled chicken and one where you can build your own by selecting a protein and toppings.

My husband enjoyed the Cuban Pork Burrito which was actually quite similar to my bowl, except in burrito form.

Here’s the whole Greenville Magnetic South food menu.

Playing pool at Magnetic South

Things to Do at Magnetic South, Greenville

We are pretty terrible at pool. Like 97.5% of the balls I actually got in the pockets were accidental. But that’s ok. We had a great time doing it!

The two pool tables at Magnetic South, as well as the arcade games, are coin-operated. There is an ATM machine and a coin machine beside the games, and that worked perfectly for us.

A game of pool is just $1.25. I had a $5 bill on me, we turned it into quarters at the change machine and played several games of pool.

Arcade area at Magnetic South

The other games like skee ball and pinball were both a dollar, also taking quarters. Another $5 bill had me losing a couple of games of skee ball to my husband. You know, these things happen. But it was really fun.

I loved that while there were several game options, the overall atmosphere wasn’t the loud, flashing lights, chiming bells, and sometimes overwhelming environment you might think of when you imagine an arcade. Magnetic South is not an arcade, they have just one corner of the space with games and they aren’t exceptionally loud. It’s really the perfect blend.

At the end of the day, it was a really affordable date night, with good food in a super fun place. We definitely will be back, and I wouldn’t hesitate to bring the kids sometimes, either.

Magnetic South Greenville location:
Judson Mill
701 Easley Bridge Road, Suite 4155, Greenville

Greenville Hours:
Monday: 11 am – 10 pm, Wednesday – Thursday: 11 am – 10 pm, Friday – Saturday: 11 am – 11 pm, Sundays: 11 am – 10 pm

Magnetic South Anderson location:
516 N Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621

Anderson Hours:
Monday: 4 – 9 pm, Wednesday: 4 – 9 pm, Thursday – Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm, Sundays: 12 pm – 8 pm

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About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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