Charleston Breweries Guide

July 13, 2022

The craft beer craze has taken Charleston by storm. Breweries are popping up left and right, so it can be hard to keep up. This Charleston Breweries Guide is here to help steer you in the right direction. Here are 18+ breweries to check out in Charleston and their must-try brews.

Breweries in Charleston

Breweries in Downtown Charleston

Revelry Brewing

Revelry Brewing is a great spot to socialize with friends, drink craft beer, and enjoy beautiful views of downtown from the rooftop bar. Stop by on Wednesdays for half-price specialty sushi rolls.

Address: 10 Conroy Street, Charleston, SC 29403 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Up Sh*m Creek

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Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company is located in Downtown Charleston and is less than a mile away from Edmund’s Oast restaurant. They offer over 20 taps of house-brewed beer, wood-fired pizza, and live music.

Address: 1505 King Street, Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Bound By Time

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Munkle Brewing Co.

Munkle Brewing Co. is located in the NoMo neighborhood next to the railroad tracks. With a variety of flavorful beer, there’s something for everyone. When weather permits, guests can use the outdoor space, which has picnic tables and corn hole.

Address: 1513 Meeting Street Road, Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: If You Will

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Palmetto Brewing Company

Palmetto Brewing Company is the first licensed brewery to open in South Carolina post Prohibition and is located in Downtown Charleston. Their taproom showcases year-round beers with some experimental brews. VIP tours are offered (by reservation) at $45 per person, and the ticket price includes a beer of your choice, a commemorative pint glass, a tasting flight, and 25% off at their food truck.

Address: 289 Huger Street, Charleston, SC 29403 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Lowcountry Lager

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Fatty’s Beer Works

Fatty’s Beer Works is a craft beer brewery located in Downtown Charleston. Stop by the taproom any day of the week and enjoy over 20 beers on tap, in particular, their German beers. Fatty’s taproom is also available for private event rental.

Address: 1436 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Lazy Hazy

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Cooper River Brewing Company

Cooper River Brewing Company, located in the north part of Wagner Terrace in Downtown Charleston, offers a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere and a large outdoor courtyard area.

Address: 2201 Mechanic Street B, Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Tropical Pale

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Breweries in Other Areas of Charleston

Commonhouse Aleworks

Commonhouse Aleworks is located in Park Circle where people can walk, ride their bikes, push strollers, and have a comfortable environment to gather. There is a broad beer selection and rotating food trucks on site.

Address: 4831 O’Hear Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Park Circle Pale

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Holy City Brewing

Holy City Brewing has a main taproom in North Charleston which offers live music, pool tables, and tours. If you’re wanting to be closer to downtown, try Baker and Brewer, a collaboration with Holy City Brewing, EVO pizzeria, and Craft Bakery.

Address: 1021 Aragon Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Holy City Pilsner

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Charles Towne Fermentory

Charles Towne Fermentory is a small neighborhood brewery located in Avondale. The beers rotate frequently, so you can experience something new during each visit. The kitchen features a series of rotating chefs and the schedule can be found online.

Address: 809 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Yacht Party

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Coast Brewing Company

Coast Brewing Company is situated in a repurposed Navy record storage building in North Charleston. This family-owned craft brewery uses choice organic and local ingredients.

Address: 1250 North 2nd Street, North Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Hop Art

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Westbrook Brewing

Westbrook Brewing is located over the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant. Enjoy a refreshing beer in the outdoor beer garden and weekly food trucks. Tour the brewery for free, but tasters and samples must be purchased separately.

Address: 510 Ridge Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Two Claw

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Tradesman Brewing Company

Tradesman Brewing Company is located in North Charleston. This taproom features a variety of seasonal beers and offers growlers. Make sure to check out their socials for a variety of events including yoga and bike rides.

Address:1647 King Street Extension, Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Shift Change

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Fam’s Brewing Company

Fam’s Brewing Company, located on James Island, features Famulari’s pizzeria, house-brewed beers, and a beer garden. Stop in for daily food and drink specials.

Address: 1291 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Southern Sippin’

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Freehouse Brewery

Freehouse Brewery is located in North Charleston on the Ashley River. Experience organic beer, food trucks, live music, a family-friendly environment, and games like corn hole, darts, and giant Jenga.

Address: 2895 Pringle Street B, North Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Folly’s Pride

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Snafu Brewing Company

Snafu Brewing Company has an on-site tasting room serving signature beers and seasonal brews. This taproom features a plethora of games and is dog-friendly.

Address: 3280 Industry Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Shadow of Death

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Low Tide Brewing

Low Tide Brewing is the first brewery to open on John’s Island. Restaurants are given the opportunity to collaborate with the brewery and create a custom craft beer that will complement the specific dishes they serve. This casual taproom features food trucks, a spacious outdoor area, and weekly events.

Address: 2863 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Tide Chaser

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Ghost Monkey

Mount Pleasant’s Ghost Monkey has a variety of uniquely named beers on tap like For Fox Sake and Sparkles the Fluffy Unicorn. Check out their Facebook page for their schedule of music, food trucks, sports, and other special events.

Address: 522 Wando Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Left Coast

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Frothy Beard Brewing Company

Frothy Beard Brewing Company, located in West Ashley, was founded by friends who love craft beer, board games, and all things sci-fi. This state-of-the-art taproom and facility offer over 15 rotating beers on tap, weekly events, and tasty food options.

Address: 401 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Holy Water

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Two Blokes Brewing

Two Blokes Brewing, located in Mount Pleasant, includes guided tours, German beer garden tables, and a spacious taproom with plenty of seating. While tasting beer, you can play darts and board games. Pups and kids are welcome.

Address: 547 Long Point Road, Suite 101, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Brave Noise

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