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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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My husband and I recently completed our 5th tour with "The Original Pub Tour Company! We first did a Pub Tour a few years ago as "tourists". We were so impressed with the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Salem, Virginia
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Salem, Virginia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I recently completed our 5th tour with "The Original Pub Tour Company! We first did a Pub Tour a few years ago as "tourists". We were so impressed with the tour that upon a return visit with friends we told them we had to add this to our "must do" list. The next visits with family and... More 

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

Such an honor and blessing to have repeat customers who share our Pub Tours with their friends and family. And I am glad I was able to entertain and inform you on both tours with us. Thanks for taking the time share your feedback with everyone on TripAdvisor. As a small business in a competitive industry, we rely on word... More 

Philadelphia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I spent a few extra days in Charleston before a wedding, and the first night we got there we did the Original Pub Tour. Our guide, Brian, was great! We joined another small group that was there for a getaway. We learned all the usual Charleston facts plus a lot of interesting tidbits - there wasn't a... More 

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

So glad you and your wife were able to join us on our Pub Tour ! So many great craft beer locations to share with our craft beer fans. I always take a few moments to direct folks to the great places around town. All of our tour guides love questions about Charleston history and the local area. Thanks for... More 

saegertown
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We took a pub tour last year that we enjoyed so much that we decided to do one again to take our visiting son with us. He is a college professor and was hugely impressed with the knowledge that our guide, Brian, had of the history of Charleston. It was also a very fun night meeting new friends, laughing a... More 

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

I would argue the laugh quotient on our tours is pretty high and above many other tours. As guides we love being in front of a crowd, sharing the lives of people that have walked the streets. And as we talk about people of the past, we often discover information about each other as well. Some great humor arises out... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My friend and I were stuck in Charleston after a vacation to New Orleans due to bad-weather in our hometown. We decided to take advantage of The Original Pub Tour. It was an awesome time! Brian was our leader and he took us to some great places, gave us history, and was part of the crowd. The pubs that were... More 

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

Glad that Charleston was able to hold a candle to New Orleans! The mix of folks on our pub tours definitely leads to unique experiences. We really appreciate your review. Charleston is a lovely place and our guides love to entertain and inform our visitors about our local history and charm. Thanks for your kind words about me, managing the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My wife and I visited Charleston with another couple at the end of January. We were all first-time visitors and absolutely loved our pub tour with Brian as our leader. I recommend taking this tour on your first evening in town as we did. We took a carriage ride first as had been recommended by all the veteran visitors we... More 

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

What an honor to be part of your cherished member of Charleston. Thank you for taking time to write a review. All of our guides love and excel at sharing history and I always recommend taking the Pub Tour on your first day or two in the city. And, as you mentioned, hearing the details of the Holy City's history... More 

Orchard Park, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

There were 4 of us in our group with Kyle which made it very intimate. Kyle gave us such in depth explanations of obscure history facts of not only the pubs we visited, but as we walked, he also talked about each pubs and/or restaurant, as well as the buildings and Charleston history, so that if we wanted to return... More 

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

We love being ambassadors to our fair city as well as licensed tour guides revealing the many stories and historical facts about Charleston. Thanks for your comments on our tour and Kyle, we really appreicate your feedback. With so many great restaurants in Charleston, enjoying the 4 PM Pub Tour is a great way to see the city before enjoying... More 

Marietta GA
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was our favorite thing we did in Charleston. Our tour guide Brian was awesome. He took us to some great places we never would have made it to on our own. He was very informative and taught us a lot of history but we never felt bored. I will definitely do this again the next time I am in... More 

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

Boom! Good history, good drink and good times- thanks for taking the time to share your review with us. I do have my ups and downs as a Tour Guide, but I do try to never be boring- glad I was able to inform and entertain you on your visit to Charleston. We welcome your businesss again. Please make a... More 

Deptford, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I spent a long weekend down in Charleston with two other buddies and this was the first thing we did. Our tour guide, Daniel, was very informative and a lot of fun throughout the entire tour. We ended up going to four different bars and each one slightly differed from the other, but they all had great draft lists. It... More 

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

We visit a variety of places so folks can take advantage of some great wine options and mixed drinks, including those that include our local distilleries. The expanding and exciting craft beer scene definitely gives the opportunity to try some of our local beer flavors and styles. Daniel loves to share the history of Charleston, but definitely enjoys when our... More 

Germantown, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was a very good tour! Brian, our guide, was full of thousands of facts! Not kidding...the man is an encyclopedia of info on Charleston! We walked around a 5-6 block radius and while I was expecting more about the history of breweries here in Charleston, old and new, we went to several great bars/restaurants and learned a lot about... More 

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

Thanks for your review, so glad you had the chance to enjoy one of our lovely sunsets. It is our Brew Bus which provides samples of beer at local craft breweries. Our guides love to bring the history of Charleston to life, but we can certainly provide information about our local breweries as well. Thanks for your comments and please... More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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