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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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Kyle is Awesome!

I've been on many tours in Charleston and this one was really unique! Kyle was so knowledgeable that he shared stories and fun facts beyond what you can read out of your history... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've been on many tours in Charleston and this one was really unique! Kyle was so knowledgeable that he shared stories and fun facts beyond what you can read out of your history books. The staff at the pubs that you go to were very friendly and it was neat to try different beers and snacks that I wouldn't usually.... More 

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

Kyle is indeed awesome and happy that you had a wonderful time on your Pub Tour with him. He is definitely more lively, fun and engaging then some history books. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I am sure Kyle would love to have you come along on another tour with him. We appreciate your business... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This event is a great way to (in no particular order): (a) meet people, (b) drink and eat really good pub food, (c) learn a LOT about the history of Charleston, SC, including stories about pirates, ghosts, politicians, fires, plagues, pestilence, etc. Our fun tour guide was Daniel. It's probably better than a designated "ghost tour" or other tour because... More 

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

Many are the difficulties that Charleston has faced throughout the years. Learning about them with a group of folks and some beer or drinks... sometimes takes me back to what it must have been like aroud campfires in the olden days. Learning about the past enlightens us to our current lives and ways and gives us context for better understanding.... More 

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a great afternoon! Have lived here for four years and never knew most of this history. Four great stops on the tour. Worth every penny of the cost.

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

Thanks for the sharing your review on Trip Advisor. So glad you learned more about this amazing city and had a great time with Kyle. We always seek to provide great value with great history, drinks and even recommendations and advice on great spots in our fair city. Glad you were able to learn some interesting facts about Charleston and... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was a great tour, learned a lot of history about Charleston! We just moved to the area last month, so this was a good intro to downtown. We also met lots of great folks on the tour. Kyle was very knowledgeable and a great host!

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

Welcome to Charleston, Chucktown, The Holy City on the Sea! Thanks for joining us for a Pub Tour here in your new home and taking the time to share your thoughts. More and more local folks are realizing how much fun it is to come along on a Pub Tour and learn some of the history of the city. Don't... More 

Asbury Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Seeing the city via the Pubs was not just informative but very entertaining! Brian sure knows his history and local beers! Managed to squeeze in 4 different pubs while getting quite informed about the history of the city. This is MUST DO tour

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

Thanks for your kind words and giving us a grand compliments ofbeing a Must Do. There are many tour options in Charleston and I am so glad you chose us and had a great time. I planned, long ago in the far away times, to be a community college professor. All the historic buildings and great spots make it easier... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I had a night in Charleston before flying back home to Chicago, and we thought this tour would be a good combination of fun and facts. We had Kyle as our guide, and he was wonderful! He was social, relatable, and really knew his history! The tour balanced the sights, the history, and the company well. We... More 

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

Thanks for your review and comments. Charleston lives and breathes its history with amazing buildings, traditions, and generations of families. Glad that Kyle was able to not only provide you a great time but some insight into the history of our port city, here in the Lowcountry. While Google does provide some great information to research and read, to truly... More 

San Juan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Make sure you request Kyle for the Irish Pub tour or the Pub tour. He is hilarious, knowledgeable, and fun in general. He will strike you as the type of guy to meet at a bar and have a pretty awesome night. I went for my birthday in March, and had a blast. He's not your average tour guide; in... More 

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

Kyle does a great job sharing the history of Charleson and knows how to have a great time with our Pub Tour patrons. So glad you were able to join us to celebrate your birthday. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Come join Kyle and us for your next birthday! Indeed, the words vague, dry... More 

Salem, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 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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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 helpful votes 3 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 

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