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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, 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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Kyle------Best Tourguide Ever!!!!

We went on the tour for my bachelorette party. It was a blast. We ended up being the only group on the tour and Kyle did an awesome job. History, pirates, and ghost stories were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Keleigh-Shaye W
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Columbia, South Carolina

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We went on the tour for my bachelorette party. It was a blast. We ended up being the only group on the tour and Kyle did an awesome job. History, pirates, and ghost stories were all so interesting and the stories were told so well. I so enjoyed it and would definitely recommend this tour and our guide. We will... More 

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

We are proud to admit that more and more bachelorette parties are experiencing the history and nightlife of Charleston with us. A great way to experiencesome of the key things Charleston has to offer ! Glad y'all enjoyed the stories and being entertained by Kyle during your special group event. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and we hope everyone can... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Last night were a family party of seven (7) - ages 22 to 78, making our charge for the tour right at $210. I was a little skeptical about spending that kind of money to have someone show us around to a few pubs but I must admit it was absolutely worth it. The tour guide was Daniel and he... More 

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

We always are cognizant of everyone's concern about value, thanks for putting your concerns and skepticism (and final postive determination) in your review. You group also had a wide variety of ages and it seems everyone had a great time. We really appreciate your business and hope you do have theopportunity to visit us and the Holy City again. More 

Fort Rucker, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This pub tour wasn’t on our original itinerary, but glad we added it. It’s not a drunkfest, (though you can get there), but a history tour with a dash of finger food (free) & alcohol (for a price). Brian has a degree in history and you can sense his passion for telling history, with good humor thrown in, to both... More 

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

Glad you found us and added us as a part of your trip to Charleston ! Brians loves sharing the rich and compex history of the city. Luckily, he gets to share it along with some tasty small bites and local brews - nice! Thanks for taking the time to write a review here. Mark us down for your next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I signed up for July 10th a Friday night. Our guide was Kyle who entertained a Bachelorette party, and 3 couples of ages mid 20s to mid 40s. We had the time of our life hitting all the awesome spots in chucktown. Kyle was fantastic and seemed to really enjoy what he does- lots of history but... More 

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

Congrats on closing down the bar! You nevet know what folks or activities might join you on a pub tour with us. I havr spoken with many folks who have stayed in touch with their fellow pub tour patrons. Kyle is a hoot and loves to bring the fun. Really appreciate your review and hope you can visit Chuctown again... More 

Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went on the 7pm tour on Saturday and had Daniel the owner as a guide. We visited five pubs (including the meeting spot). Was very good. Liked that it was a smallish group - about 10 of us. Some pubs were generic, but mostly interesting places I might not have found and had good beer selections. We generally gathered in... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your review! We do try to move things along, and yes, sometimes it does seem a little hurried, but we do like to share as much history and great drinks of our city as we can. Thanks for your kind words about Daniek and so glad you enjoyed your pub tour. More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My best friend and I went to Charleston with our moms for a long girls weekend and we had booked this for our first night there on a Thursday night. Our guide was Brian and he was FANTASTIC! We went to four different bars/pubs and at the end of the night did not want to leave so Brian took us... More 

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

Girls weekend with moms -- oh yeah! It is so great when families and friends get to share great times together! Thanks for making us a part of your trip to the Holy City. We appreciate your business and taking the time to write a review. Thanks for enjoying my corny jokes, glad y'all had a fantastic time. More 

Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Our entire group had a fantastic time. Brian was our guide, he was witty, knowledgeable and accommodating. We were able to visit 5 pubs and learn some great history about Charleston and the south. Make your reservations and don't miss this treat!

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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 a moment to add your review. We all strive to make a special occasion for our pub tour guests and really like that you saw us as a "treat". Glad I was able to share of Charleston's history and great nightlife with you and your group. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I am so glad we booked this tour - it was one of the highlights of our trip! I'd done a lot of internet research trying to find a pub tour on our trip, and we will do this again and again when we go back. Daniel was knowledgeable, and seemed enthusiastic about telling us more when we asked questions.... More 

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

Daniel grew up near King and Calhoun and loves to share local lore as well as stories from 300 years of Charleston history. Thanks for much for review and mentioning you would love to do the tour again, we are really thankful for comments like that. Pleaselet us know when you are in town again and thank you for your... More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had a group of 12 & did the pub tour on a Saturday night. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of Charleston and the 4 pubs we attended. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we felt welcome at all of our stops. Highly recommend.

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

We work hard to make Saturday nights with large groups from around the country, learning about history and enjoying cocktails and/or beer a special experience. We have ongoing relationships with our locations, so glad you felt welcomed at each spot. It's fun to meet other people and see how often they have in common the places they lived or worked,... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This tour was great! Kyle was very accommodating with my 75 year old mother who moves very slowly. He was very knowledgable on Charleston history and a ton of fun!

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

We work hard to accomodate all our guests and so happy your mom enjoyed the tour and felt comfortable. All our guides will ask about food allergies, favorite drinks and even areas of historical interest and do our best to adjust to the groups needs and desires. So glad you had a great and special time with you family and... More 

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