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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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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, and a large dose of Charleston's history.

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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Fun and Educational !

Great tour. We met Brian at the designated spot and started our tour. We went to a total of five bars and enjoyed a different fare at each stop. Several appetizers were served at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nani28
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Aiken, South Carolina

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend booked this pub tour as a way to check out a the city. We booked and paid online for the tour and showed up to the appointed bar (Molly Darcy's Irish Pub, which was really cool that's another review) and waited and waited. The bar tender said sometimes the earlier tour runs a little long so... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour. We met Brian at the designated spot and started our tour. We went to a total of five bars and enjoyed a different fare at each stop. Several appetizers were served at the bars and we purchased the drinks - and actually we were touring during Happy Hour which helped with our tab. Brian was an incredible guide... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were just in town for the weekend and wanted something fun and social to do that would give us a good feel for the city and the original pub tour was the answer. The stops themselves weren't what made the tour great, that was Ben, our awesome tour guide. He did a really good job of... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Brian our tour guide was awesome. You can see his passion about the history/future of Charleston. Good selection of pubs. Highly recommend.

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Richmond
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

What we expected: -a “European-style pub crawl” (Having been on a wonderful pub crawl in Spain that took us to numerous pubs with filling and delicious food and drink, we anticipated something comparable in Charleston.) -a selection of appetizers that would make up a light meal (Several TripAdvisor reviews touted the quality and quantity of the food, but we knew... More 

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Kake, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I've been on over ten different tours like this in the past two years, and this tour is my all time favorite now! The guide, Brian, was top notch! He was informative and is never dull; exactly what I look for in a great tour. He kept the pace just right for the crowd and offered a variety of suggestions... More 

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked a "Holiday Pub Tour" and we're frankly disappointed. There was absolutely no holiday theme to it, which really wasn't a big deal, but the fact that we only visited 2 pubs and a restaurant was very disappointing. The tour guide started strong at the first location, and obviously knew his history (he stated that he... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Tour is great. Brian is wonderful. He makes an appoint to talk with everyone. Tells us all some history. Took us to several bars. Kept an eye on us, kept our group of 10 together. Made drink or food suggestions at each place. Great way to meet new people. We were the oldest in the group but it felt like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Although I live only 90 miles from Charleston, it's fun to do touristy things there. The pub tour was fun and informative (our tour guide, Brian, has a masters degree in antebellum history.) We met some very nice people, sampled yummy appetizers and drank some tasty drinks. It's a 2 1/2 hour walking tour, with stops at several pubs. Apps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Best pub tour and tour guide (Brian) ever! Brian gave us a bit of history of each pub while making sure we ate, drank and were merry! We made fast friends with the other group taking the tour. Our group had such a great time that we all kept touring other pubs for an additional 3 hours and Brian joined... More 

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