Nightly Spirits
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Nightly Spirits Historic Haunted Pub Tours take a look at some of the most haunted places in Charleston, while allowing time to really enjoy the "spirits" along the way. Our tours stop at 4 different famous pubs/bars and give you a look into their haunted and historic past. Come try us out, this isn't your ordinary ghost tour and we are confident that you will love our costumed guides!
Charleston, South Carolina

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JKfromPA
126 contributions
Oct 2020
We loved this tour. My husband, our 22 year old son and I took this tour on our first night in Charleston with Gia. We had a wonderful time. While the pub aspect is obviously a plus 😉, the tour itself was so interesting and informative. We love ghost tours of new cities as it's a fun way to learn about the history and sights in a more interesting way than a normal walking tour. Gia did not disappoint. She is a natural storyteller and the evening just flew by.

We even had our share of spooky experiences (for real - not making that part up). My son had a strange sensation of tingling and pain in his arm as we walked down Philadelphia Alley (aka Dueller's alley) that ended about five minutes after we left. We walked down that alley the next day during a food tour and the exact same thing happened (no it wasn't a heart attack 😂). Was it his imagination? Was something reaching out to him? Who knows? He's not exactly one to call attention to himself or get spooked easily, so I do wonder ....

I am going to include four pictures that I took. Two were of the same spot in a graveyard. On one you can see the light in the background is vastly extended from the "normal" shot. At first look I just thought the picture was terribly out of focus, but looking at the headstones in the foreground, you can see that's not the case. What was it? No clue, but it sure was spooky!

Included in the second pair of photos is the one that still makes my skin crawl when I look at it. We were at the last pub, enjoying a drink on the back patio. Gia hadn't mentioned anything about any of the buildings in front of us (behind the pub) being haunted. But for some reason sitting there, I was drawn to one of the buildings - and not in a good way. My skin was tingling and I felt compelled to take a picture of what was not a photogenic site, at all. What I got was the blurred picture you see. I know I didn't move the phone enough to blur that. I took several other pictures of the area (one is shown) and you see what should have been on that first picture. Quite a bit later, as we were got up to leave, my son suddenly ran over to the wall and started peering around the corner. Earlier in the night, he had expressed to me that he got the creepiest feeling when we passed a certain building (one not mentioned by Gia in the tour - just a random building we walked by). What we didn't realize until that moment was that I had photographed the back of that building without even realizing it was the same one. We'd been winding through the French Quarter for several hours and he only just realized it was the same one.

Some of you will read this and chalk it up to a few cocktails and over imaginative minds and maybe it is. Or maybe it isn't?????????

Either way, you will love this tour. Ask for Gia!!
Written October 18, 2020
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Caitlin R
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
Are you looking for entertainment with the option of liquor?
Are you looking for interactive humor?
Are you looking for ghosts and history?
Then this is the tour for you!
Vanna is really the only tour guide you’ll ever need in life (or the afterlife).
Let her guide your restless spirit through Charleston on a tour that you may have signed up for on a whim combined with reviews (we did).
Vanna & Charleston Haunted Booze and Boos tours will not disappoint you.
5 stars ⭐️ Such a fun time! If you don’t go, you’re really missing out on some potentially great memories.
Written June 24, 2022
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Brian
Pittsburgh, PA563 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Vannah Was the best tour guide! We had so much fun on this tour. The history part was good but the laughs and entertainment never stopped! The stories were great
Written August 22, 2021
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Alexandra L
Bethlehem, PA55 contributions
I would not recommend the Nightly Spirits Pub Crawl.

I attended with a large group and we rushed to get to the starting bar where we were essentially told to “drink for the next 30 minutes.” That was the best and most haunted of the three bars, and the only one we actually got a real ghost story about. The other two bars were underwhelming (an Irish pub where we sat in an isolated side room and another random dive bar). We got a couple of anecdotes about people having paranormal experiences there, and that was it. There was also a significant walking portion between bars two and three where we heard a few ghost stories, but not delivered in a spooky way. It was mostly a quick telling of a story, plus being told to try to capture paranormal activities on your camera. Our guide spent way too much time telling raunchy pirate jokes and giving details about their own personal life, and not enough time actually telling ghost or pirate stories.

I will also say that you are definitely pressured into leaving a 5 start review, probably explaining all of the glowing reviews. We were told to essentially not leave a critical review and that our guide would receive an incentive for every 5 star “and only 5 star, not 4 star, just 5 star” review on Google or TripAdvisor. We were also told multiple times that another guide that night was bought 6 shots by their tour group, and it definitely made us feel like we were being asked to buy our guide shots. It was just an awkward and unprofessional way to end an already not good tour.

I have done several ghost tours (some with a bar hopping aspect, too) in multiple cities and this was by far the worst one I have been on.
Written March 27, 2022
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Mommyof2NewJersey
Princeton, NJ289 contributions
Sep 2021
Unfortunately we did not have a great experience or a great tour. We booked the Ghost Tour and Pub Crawl. From the beginning of the tour to the end our group was not engaged with the tour guide, could not hear her well in any of the pub's we entered or even when walking (there was only 16 of us). Our guide did seem to be under the influence in some manner and hence all of that combined made this the worst 2 hours spent on what was a very special weekend travelling and visiting Charleston. It's unfortune we paid a lot of money to do this tour and it was a complete waste of time. I would not recommend this tour to anyone and say if you are considering this to save your money and just go to the bar on your own and have a drink if you like....paying for this is throwing money out the window.
Written September 21, 2021
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Elaina C
6 contributions
Aug 2021 • Business
I did this tour with my whole sales team on our recent trip and all I can say is that Vannah was AWESOME. The perfect amount of corny jokes, super fun bars, and Vannah was an all around great story teller. It was like herding cats with our group of chatty sales members but she was patient and very knowledgeable! 10/10 will do this tour again when I come back with friends or family.
Written August 12, 2021
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Kelly K
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
Vannah was the best tour guide ever! She was fun and engaging and very knowledgeable. We had the best time!
Written July 20, 2021
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Andrew W
High Point, NC5 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Giarrr was our tour guide and she was very knowledgable and a lot of fun! I even think I might have captured a ghost on camera! However, I will leave that up to the viewers to decide. Definitely worth the money! I highly recommend this as a Charleston activity!!
Written May 17, 2021
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Ninipaninii
16 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide Gia was so interactive and knowledgeable! She was passionate about the job and about the history of Charleston. My group and I were traveling from out of town and loved learning what Gia had to share. From the beginning to the end of the tour, she made each person feel welcomed and involved. We loved that Gia took the time to personally greet and speak with everyone. At each bar, we were informed about the history of the are and the ghostly haunts. We started with ice breakers and ended with a laugh! Gia finished the tour by giving us pirates booty and explained the meaning of each token we chose at random. I feel more connected to myself and to history since this amazing tour with GIRRRRRRR!"
Written May 12, 2021
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luvtotrvl2014
Loganville, GA15 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
This was an excellent tour. Gia (G.L. Giles) was our tour guide. Gia was so knowledgeable and passionate with her information. She made it historical and fun! Just creepy enough and the haunted stops were a definite plus! Highly recommend and will do it again on our next trip!
Written January 24, 2021
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