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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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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... read more

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

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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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 

Knoxville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We decided to try this tour and were glad we did. Got a lot of interesting info in each pub we stopped in. Kyle was our guide and he was a barrel of laughs. Our 2.5 hour tour became 4 hrs +. We had to leave, but they were going to hit another stop. This is definitely a tour to... More 

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

Hmmmmm....the word 'fun' seems to be trending here- whoda thunk ? Kyle can sure be a hoot and really knows and loves to share Charleston's rich history- and our great libations as well. Thanks for recommending us and taking the time to write a review here. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This was a great way to spend a Saturday in the beautiful city of Charleston! Our Guide, Daniel was very knowledgeable as our tour guide. We went to 4 different pubs, had fun drinking and talking with new friends within our group. There was so much to learn about the historic side of the pubs we visited. Let alone all... More 

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

We are big beer fans/nerds over here, we love sharing our local brews, some of our drinkin history and the trials and tribulations of our SC craft beer industry. So glad you were able to meet some great folks, have fun and learn some of the rich history of our fair port city. We love our return customers, when you... More 

asheville, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was so cool. I lived in Charleston for 15 years and rarely heard interesting history. I recommend this pub tour for tourists, locals, couples and friends of all ages. There is so much to Charleston's history... bars, pirates, prohibition, fires, the crime & so much more.. This was a great tour! I loved it! Our tour guide was Daniel,... More 

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

Shhhhh! Don't tell other locals how much you enjoyed the tour and learning about the complex history of the Holy City. They might have too much fun wand learn to much with Daniel (who is a native, a C of C graduate and loves to do carriage tours also). ; ) Thanks for sharing your comments on our Trip Advisor... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I took this tour on our first day in Charleston and it was excellent. We went to around 3-4 different local pubs that we otherwise probably would not have known about. They serve appetizers at each place, but you do have to pay for your own alcohol. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun, and it... More 

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

Folks either join us on their first day or their last, sipping their way around Charleston. Thanks for your thoughtful review glad you and your husband had a great time enjoying some of the best Charleston has to offer. We really appreciate your business and taking the time to write a review. Hope to see y'all again! More 

Pompton Plains, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Brian, our tour guide, was fantastic. It was more than a pub crawl, it was also a historic tour through Charleston. We had a large group, and Brian worked hard to accommodate everybody. Highly recommend this to anyone

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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 the time to share your comments. All of our tour guides have the good fortune to have amazing history to share within some of the best places to eat and drink in the city. With large groups, we try to spend a little time with everyone, to give insight into local stories or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our 2.5 hour tour turned into 5 hours--but that was simply because our tour with Brian was SO much fun we didn't want to stop! We learned a lot of facts about the development of Charleston, especially the restaurant scene and how it has been revitalized. My biggest kudos is how they handle this kind of tour. Obviously it's a... More 

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

To be fair, the "kids" were all recent law school graduates and great folks, but some food in their bellies was probably the best option. We always strive for crowd management and enjoyability for everyone. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here and really enjoyed sharing Charleston's history and growth with y'all. It's a toss-up... celebrate your final night here in... More 

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Address: Address: 40 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-577-5535
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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