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The Original Pub Tour of Charleston

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Address: 40 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-577-5535
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Description: Check out our one-of-a-kind Original Pub & Brewery Tours of Charleston...
Check out our one-of-a-kind Original Pub & Brewery Tours of Charleston! Based upon similar beer tours in Europe, we have been featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Wall Street Journal. The Pub Tour is a fun and unique tour, which includes visits to many historic pubs (some with rooftop views of the city), old taverns frequented by pirates, breweries haunted by ghosts, a dose of history, and a chance to sample some of the area's tasty micro-brews on tap. Our exclusive Brewery Tours highlight Charleston's local craft beer scene and are a great way to sample a variety of local brews while hearing the fascinating story behind Charleston beer, with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of several local breweries. The Original Pub & Brewery Tours are definitely the most exciting way to experience the city and everything LOCAL! We often sell out quickly so we recommend making reservations in advance. We accommodate groups of all sizes and will customize any group/event tours to your specific needs. Cheers!
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One of the highlights of the trip

Brian, our tour guide, was fantastic. It was more than a pub crawl, it was also a historic tour through Charleston. We had a large group, and Brian worked hard to accommodate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Pompton Plains, NJ
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Pompton Plains, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Brian, our tour guide, was fantastic. It was more than a pub crawl, it was also a historic tour through Charleston. We had a large group, and Brian worked hard to accommodate everybody. Highly recommend this to anyone

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Brian M, Manager at The Original Pub Tour of Charleston, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and taking the time to share your comments. All of our tour guides have the good fortune to have amazing history to share within some of the best places to eat and drink in the city. With large groups, we try to spend a little time with everyone, to give insight into local stories or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our 2.5 hour tour turned into 5 hours--but that was simply because our tour with Brian was SO much fun we didn't want to stop! We learned a lot of facts about the development of Charleston, especially the restaurant scene and how it has been revitalized. My biggest kudos is how they handle this kind of tour. Obviously it's a... More 

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Brian M, Manager at The Original Pub Tour of Charleston, responded to this review

To be fair, the "kids" were all recent law school graduates and great folks, but some food in their bellies was probably the best option. We always strive for crowd management and enjoyability for everyone. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here and really enjoyed sharing Charleston's history and growth with y'all. It's a toss-up... celebrate your final night here in... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had a great time with Daniel, he's very informative and really knows his history. We got lucky and only had our 4 person group. Made for a nice headache in the morning.

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Brian M, Manager at The Original Pub Tour of Charleston, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your review on Trip Advisor, glad that Daniel informed and delighted you with the history of our fair city. I really dig going out on tour with groups of all sizes, each one is unique from the quieter intimacy of a few folks to the boisterousness of a big crowd. It's one reason I always recommend to... More 

Star Lake, NY
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I decided to check this out because of the great reviews I read on tripadvisor. It was a good tour that takes you to some pubs you would probably just walk on past. Kyle was our guide and he was great, funny and knowledgeable. My only complaint is that it was a little loud in the bars with the music... More 

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Brian M, Manager at The Original Pub Tour of Charleston, responded to this review

Kyle never fails to crack me up and he does a great job sharing Charleston's history. Some of the bars we visit do get a little loud occasionaly, but that is why we try to go to different spots. Thank for taking the time to post your comments. Glad that you enjoyed some of the places enough to return. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've been on many tours in Charleston and this one was really unique! Kyle was so knowledgeable that he shared stories and fun facts beyond what you can read out of your history books. The staff at the pubs that you go to were very friendly and it was neat to try different beers and snacks that I wouldn't usually.... More 

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Brian M, Manager at The Original Pub Tour of Charleston, responded to this review

Kyle is indeed awesome and happy that you had a wonderful time on your Pub Tour with him. He is definitely more lively, fun and engaging then some history books. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I am sure Kyle would love to have you come along on another tour with him. We appreciate your business... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This event is a great way to (in no particular order): (a) meet people, (b) drink and eat really good pub food, (c) learn a LOT about the history of Charleston, SC, including stories about pirates, ghosts, politicians, fires, plagues, pestilence, etc. Our fun tour guide was Daniel. It's probably better than a designated "ghost tour" or other tour because... More 

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Brian M, Manager at The Original Pub Tour of Charleston, responded to this review

Many are the difficulties that Charleston has faced throughout the years. Learning about them with a group of folks and some beer or drinks... sometimes takes me back to what it must have been like aroud campfires in the olden days. Learning about the past enlightens us to our current lives and ways and gives us context for better understanding.... More 

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a great afternoon! Have lived here for four years and never knew most of this history. Four great stops on the tour. Worth every penny of the cost.

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Brian M, Manager at The Original Pub Tour of Charleston, responded to this review

Thanks for the sharing your review on Trip Advisor. So glad you learned more about this amazing city and had a great time with Kyle. We always seek to provide great value with great history, drinks and even recommendations and advice on great spots in our fair city. Glad you were able to learn some interesting facts about Charleston and... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was a great tour, learned a lot of history about Charleston! We just moved to the area last month, so this was a good intro to downtown. We also met lots of great folks on the tour. Kyle was very knowledgeable and a great host!

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Brian M, Manager at The Original Pub Tour of Charleston, responded to this review

Welcome to Charleston, Chucktown, The Holy City on the Sea! Thanks for joining us for a Pub Tour here in your new home and taking the time to share your thoughts. More and more local folks are realizing how much fun it is to come along on a Pub Tour and learn some of the history of the city. Don't... More 

Asbury Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Seeing the city via the Pubs was not just informative but very entertaining! Brian sure knows his history and local beers! Managed to squeeze in 4 different pubs while getting quite informed about the history of the city. This is MUST DO tour

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Brian M, Manager at The Original Pub Tour of Charleston, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and giving us a grand compliments ofbeing a Must Do. There are many tour options in Charleston and I am so glad you chose us and had a great time. I planned, long ago in the far away times, to be a community college professor. All the historic buildings and great spots make it easier... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I had a night in Charleston before flying back home to Chicago, and we thought this tour would be a good combination of fun and facts. We had Kyle as our guide, and he was wonderful! He was social, relatable, and really knew his history! The tour balanced the sights, the history, and the company well. We... More 

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Brian M, Manager at The Original Pub Tour of Charleston, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and comments. Charleston lives and breathes its history with amazing buildings, traditions, and generations of families. Glad that Kyle was able to not only provide you a great time but some insight into the history of our port city, here in the Lowcountry. While Google does provide some great information to research and read, to truly... More 

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