We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Original Pub Tour of Charleston

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 40 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2027
Phone Number:
+1 843-577-5535
Website
Today
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 518 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 417
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Original Pub tour Charleston

Very informative information from the tour guide Bear. Great bars that we visited and an overall great experience.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
caities2017
,
Reedville, Virginia

Similar Things to Do in Charleston

Add Photo Write a Review

518 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 518: English reviews
Reedville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very informative information from the tour guide Bear. Great bars that we visited and an overall great experience.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank caities2017
New Port Richey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Highly recommend this tour. We had Bear as a guide and he knew everything about everything. Definitely made it worth while.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank jennlynn0208
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walking pub tour was an awesome experience. We highly recommend it to anyone interested in beer and history. When we visited Charleston we wanted to make sure we didn't miss any of the interesting pubs and bars, so we decided to do a the tour. We had a wonderful time and our guide was great. He knew his history... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lucas S
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour! Allen was a great guide. Nice selection of pubs. Loved history of Charleston. Nice selection of appetizers

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank barbaralas
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What could be better than good beer, awesome bars, and a cool historian guiding you through the city? Very cool tour!

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Madison, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really great way to kickstart out weekend. It was the first activity we had planned which was a great way to get a feel for the town and scope out the nightlife in general. We actually wound up going back to one of the bars the second night we were there! Daniel was great and easy to... More 

Helpful?
Thank kaitlynmolino
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour didn't seem very planned out. It was almost like our guide made up the pub stops as we went along....

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
1 Thank Dana B
Brian M, Manager at The Original Pub Tour of Charleston, responded to this review

I have been a pub tour guide for over 3 years in this Historic District and, on most occasions, always start my tour with the first two bars we visited on this tour. I like to discuss the history near the City Market and then move my group to the Custom House for pictures and discuss the old walled fortifications... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a great group activity! We were able to learn a lot about the cities history while enjoying some local cuisine.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank JordanaGloria
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Daniel and Daniel did our tour for 25 people in a joint Bachelor/Bachelorette party. They were amazing guides and very knowledgeable. Just the right amount of information and fun for our group!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Z6796YNelizabethd
Newport News, Virginia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. We did the pub tour. The guide was very informative. I learned so much about the city's culture and history by listening to the guide and meeting people in the pubs. I would definitely look into this tour if you enjoy history, meeting new people, and of course drinking beer.

Helpful?
1 Thank ria1741

Travellers who viewed The Original Pub Tour of Charleston also viewed

Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to The Original Pub Tour of Charleston? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Original Pub Tour of Charleston and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Original Pub Tour of Charleston staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?