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The Original Pub Tour of Charleston

40 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
843-577-5535
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Ranked #36 of 168 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Check out our one-of-a-kind Original Pub Tour of Charleston! Based upon similar pub tours in Europe, it has been featured in the Atlanta Journal... more » Owner description: Check out our one-of-a-kind Original Pub Tour of Charleston! Based upon similar pub tours in Europe, it has 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. The Pub Tour is definitely the most exciting way to see the city of Charleston (and most popular), and it often sells out quickly. Buy tickets now so you don’t miss out on such a cool tour! « less
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Greenville, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

An evening well spent in this beautiful city! Staff was very friendly, accommodating, and most of all, knowledgeable. Learned so much about Charleston over craft beers in unique Charleston pubs. Thank you pub tours and thank you Charleston for a memorable weekend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We did a pub tour with one other couple in our group and it was a good experience. Because the drinks aren't included in the $30 admission it became kind of expensive. I enjoyed the tour throughout downtown and liked the bits of history but would have liked perhaps a little bit more. Overall we liked it but felt that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I came to Charleston for a wedding. We were suprised at how beautiful the city was. A friend of mine had recommended this pub tour to us, believing we would appreciate it. We did. The tour guide took us to several pubs in the historic district of Charleston. These are the pubs that aren't populated by tourists,... More

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Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This past spring, I decided to be a tourist in my own city for a weekend. Dismissing the light rain & dark clouds, I chose to embark on a pub tour with a company that I was somewhat familiar with, as I have seen their guides leading groups of curious tourists about the East Bay & Market St. area. I... More

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I were in Charleston for a week and got to do a few different tours; this was both of our favorite, by far. Our tour guide, Daniel, was funny and very knowledgeable about the pubs we went to and Charleston as a whole. We had a small group, which made for an even better time. It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were in Charleston for one night as a stopover before getting back on the road. Because of limited time, we could only choose one tour. I'm so glad we chose this one because we had so much fun! The tour group size was small so conversation was easy. Daniel, our tour guide, was knowledgable and had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The tour was great fun. We highly recommend Kyle very knowledgable in dancing and pirate history !!! ARRRR

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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Kyle showed us Charleston by way of local pubs and ball room dance steps! Not only does he resemble Richard Gere, he dances like a Pretty Woman. He was a good sport and a blast to hang with. Pirate history not a strength. He thought C (sea) was a pirate's favorite letter, but we disputed this and he conceded, it... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour! It was 2 couples with our 2 sons (ages 21 & 23). There was so much detail with good drinks and good food, we recommend this to EVERYONE who like to try new beers!

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Marine City, Michigan
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I ended up with a private tour and it was perfect! We heard all about Charleston in colonial/revolutionary/prohibition/modern times. We learned about the burgeoning craft beer business in the area. We also heard a few ghost stories - can not be helped in Charleston! Lots of tasty snacks along the way to help soak up the beverages... More

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