Over the last few years, Charleston has not only become a mecca for foodies, but also for craft beer enthusiasts that crave rich and exciting new flavors of beer. With a designated “Brewery District” located on the upper Peninsula, Charleston residents and visitors alike want to know where the hottest new breweries and taprooms are located. Enter our guide to getting crafty with beers around Charleston! As always, be safe and order an Uber or Lyft to take you to each taproom.
It’s only fair that we begin with Charleston’s longest running brewery, Palmetto Brewing Co. It’s the first licensed brewery in South Carolina since the end of Prohibition and began pouring delicious beers in 1993, long before the craft brewery renaissance began in the state. Located on Huger Street on the upper Peninsula, you’ll find tasty brews such as their Huger Street IPA and Lowcountry Lager.
289 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403
Located in North Charleston, and with a newly opened location downtown, Holy City has been a mainstay in North Charleston since 2011. Aside from their brews, you can find a lively music scene on weekends along with a wide variety of brunch specials on Sunday. You won’t want to miss their Collision Fries as an appetizer.
4155 Dorchester Rd, Charleston, SC 29405
One of the more prolific brewing companies in South Carolina, you can find Westbrook beer across the state. With a newly renovated taproom in Mt Pleasant, they offer several favorites like One Claw Rye Pale Ale and White Thai Witbier. Make sure to attend when they offer their Mexican Cake release!
510 Ridge Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Recently opened in 2018, Munkle has quickly created a name for themselves for their Belgian-style beers. Munkle serves up flavorful selections, mostly in the 5-6% ABV range, in a casual setting. You’ll find pool tables, cornhole boards, and this laid-back brewery is incredibly family friendly.
1513 Meeting Street Rd, Charleston, SC 29405
The anchor of the Brewing District, Edmund’s Oast is an expansive brewery that offers over 20 beers of its own creation in a lively taproom. Their wood-fired pizzas and daily happy hour is a fan favorite. If you’re in need of more food selections, walk across the spacious courtyard to Workshop to taste a variety of pop-up restaurants.
1505 King St #115, Charleston, SC 29405
This brewery is truly a hidden gem and beer aficionados will rejoice! Tucked away in the Wagner Terrace neighborhood, Cooper River is a fun place to try several kinds of beer. This large, comfortable space has an outdoor patio, table tennis, and food vendors like Big Bone BBQ and wood-fired pizza. Afterwards, take a walk across the nearby “The Bridge to Nowhere” for a peaceful sunset over the marsh.
2201 Mechanic St B, Charleston, SC 29405
A Charleston staple, you won’t struggle to have a good time at this brewery! Known as one of Charleston’s premier rooftops, Revelry Brewing has quickly earned its stake as the go-to location to watch sunsets and socialize with friends. The team at Revelry is always releasing new and interesting beers but make sure to try their classics like Poke the Bear or Lefty Loosey.
10 Conroy St, Charleston, SC 29403
If you’re in the mood for something more tart, take a walk behind Revelry to their newest brewery, The Hold. Dramatic inside but fun outside, this sour-only brewery has become a playground for the team at Revelry. Releasing new beers monthly, you’ll be sure to walk away with a few of their limited edition bottles.
36 Romney St, Charleston, SC 29403
With a growing craft beer scene that includes nearly 30 local breweries located around the lowcountry, Charleston is growing in popularity as a destination for craft beer aficionados. If you’d like to experience some of Charleston’s breweries for yourself, book a stay in one of our downtown or Folly Beach rentals and ask your Luxury Simplified Retreats Concierge about booking a craft beer experience. Many of these craft brewery tours come complete with an air-conditioned bus, chauffeur, and with stops at select local breweries, you can arrive in style and safely!