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The Original Pub Tour of Charleston

Address: 40 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 843-577-5535
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Ranked #31 of 207 Activities in Charleston
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Owner description: Check out our one-of-a-kind Original Pub & Brewery Tours of Charleston! Based upon similar beer...
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Owner description: 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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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was by far one of the best tours we had while in Charleston. My wife and I will definitely do the tour again, we met great folks, and even learned a bit of history while enjoying the local scenery.

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

The cobblestone streets, the lovely flower planterss, the palmetto trees and crepe myrtles, as we walk to each of our destinations the scenery is indeed a great feature of out tour. And all the amazing historical spots, houses and buildings are pretty cool too. We appreciate your review and look forward to you coming along on another tour with us.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

What a great way for my sister and I to enjoy New Year's Eve in Charleston. We were treated like royality at each stop, a place was set aside for us to chat and have a drink and snack before we moved to the next stop. Brian was a great tour guide who had the perfect mix of history, drinks... More 

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

Thanks you very much for your kind review. I am often taken aback on how our pub tours give family, friends and new found strangers the chance to just sit and talk and get to know each other. Sometimes in this busy virtual world we forget the vale of warm voices and thinkng deep about the people and events which... More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a great time, met some fun people and had some great beers all while learning more about the history of Charleston. Our guide was very friendly,informative, and funny!

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

We dearly appreciate your compliment, giving us the honor of being one of your best nights in Charleston. Our guides work hard to give great information and history about Charleston. Thanks so much for joining us on a Holiday Pub Tour and getting to meet some great folks. Thanks for your review and have a great 2015. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We actually did the tour jan 1 2015 :) loved the tour - great deal, great mix of history & beer (hello - who can complain) and Brian our guide apparently loves history (holler Brian!!) and shares a lot of info. TONS of great photo ops! Loved it & will do again next time!

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

Holler right back atcha! One thing I have discovered as a tour guide is the need to plan for "Kodak Moments" as we walk to the amazing bars and pubs we visit. The city at sunset with all the steeples in the magic light or the beauty of streets at night. Good example of just how much we offer on... More 

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Something different. Had mixed feelings about doing this, but was entertaining my out of town guests over the holidays and had a fun night. Our guide Brian did a great job as he had the responsibility for two groups that night, but he was up close and personal with us all. Staff at bars were all courteous and friendly. Appetizers... More 

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

Many local folks were on our tours this year, really reveling in getting to know more about Charleston history. Sharing the city and its nightlife was the highlight of many out-of-town guest. Thank you so much choosing to spend some time on tour with us despite your reservations. All of our tour guides strive to be gracious host and ambassadors... More 

Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Brian was a great guide and took us to some really great bars. He was great at sharing history and keeping the group engaged when the conversation lagged. We hit about 5 different establishments and each one had great beverages and a great story behind them. The appetizers were top notch as well. One perk were the free shots some... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed the variety of locations, drinks, and appetizers. We do go above and beyond on our Pub Crawl to make the experience fun for everyone. We want to offer unique experiences at each stop and we visit different places that offer all types of libations. Your review is so appreciated and really points out the many different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Our guide Brian McFarland was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Our whole group had a really good evening.

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

I have a deep love of history and really enjoy sharing the deep and important history of this city with our tour groups. Along the way we get to experience some great places, libations and beers. Thanks for the shoutout and for your kind review. Have a safe, prosperous and joyful New Year 2015. We appreciate your business and look... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We had really hoped to enjoy some authentic pub life in Charleston on this tour, but it turned out we went to what may be defined as restaurants more than pubs, including Toast and Tommy Condon's. The appetizers were not outstanding, and one establishment did not even have beer on tap. We did enjoy Southend, however. All drinks (and tips)... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your comments, we strive to make our tour experience excellent for every guest and welcome your feedback. Have a wonderful and joyous holiday season and Merry Christmas. Safe travels and much prosperity in 2015. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My pub crawl was fantastic! Although I met the crew a few minutes late at the first of many bars on the tour, I was immediately welcomed and felt engaged. We had a great group of different drinkers of varying ages and backgrounds all interested in just having a good time enjoying a few cold ones, sharing stories, laughs and... More 

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

Folks sometimes arrive late to our Pub Tours- and it is a delight when the entire group welcomes them with open arms! So glad you had fun on our tour and got to visit some Charleston bars and try some great brews. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. And indeed, our tours patrons... More 

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Was really awesome having Daniel take the time to give me and my girlfriend a tour of some of Charleston's historic pubs. His knowledge and grasp of history is nothing short of amazing and it felt like we were old friends just hanging out over a few beers. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to go where... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your walking tour with Daniel. We are a Pub Tour, but with the beating heart of a walking historical tour- with the advantage of sitting down to have some fun conversation and talk a little deeper about our local history. We walk around one of the most historic parts of Charleston and get to see some... More 

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