Charleston Breweries Guide

September 27, 2021

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 20+ 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 Tuesday for $2 tacos and on Wednesday for half-price specialty sushi rolls.

Address: 36 Romney 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: Pout House Hoppy Ale

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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. Tours are offered (by reservation) at $15 per person, and the ticket price includes a beer of your choice and a commemorative pint glass.

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

Must-Try Brew: Idle Speed

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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 St, Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Musket Mule

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Cooper River Brewing Company

Cooper River Brewing Company, located at the north part of Wagner Terrace in Downtown Charleston, offers a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, a large outdoor courtyard area, and $2 five-ounce pours.

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

Must-Try Brew: Orange Infused Blonde Ale

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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: 4155 Dorchester Road, Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Paradise

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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: Mars Express

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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: Publican

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Rusty Bull Brewing Company

Rusty Bull Brewing Company, located in North Charleston, is a family-friendly establishment that features a continually changing tap list of up to 14 beers, indoor and outdoor seating, food, music, and more.

Address: 3005 West Montague Ave Suite 110, North Charleston, SC 29418 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Piece Of Wit

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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/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. The taproom features a variety of seasonal beers and offers growlers. Tradesman donates $1 from all pints sold in their tasting room to a locally named women’s charity each quarter.

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

Must-Try Brew: Workshop

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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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Pawleys Island Brewing Company

Pawleys Island Brewing Company in North Charleston creates beer with natural ingredients without using flavorings, additives, or extracts. Head over to Pawleys Island Brewery for a relaxing atmosphere and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Address: 2668 Industrial Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Riley’s Rye Ale

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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 Srettt 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 their signature beers, Snafu-Tang, India Pale, and Shadow Death, as well as, other seasonal brews. This taproom in North Charleston includes a plethora of games and is dog-friendly.

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

Must-Try Brew: Snafu-Tang

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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 specific dishes they serve. This casual taproom features daily food trucks, a spacious outdoor area, and weekly events.

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

Must-Try Brew: MANGO Standing Up

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Ghost Monkey

Mount Pleasant’s Ghost Monkey has a variety of uniquely named beers on tap like Stretchy Pants (formerly Yoga) and Splarles the Fluffy Unicorn. Check out their Facebook page for their schedule of music, food trucks, sports, and other special events. Yoga is now offered on Saturdays at 10:15am!

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

Must-Try Brew: Get to the Hopper

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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 offers over 20 beers on tap, $15 private tours (which include a flight of beer), and Zombie Bob’s Pizzeria featuring beer-infused crust!

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

Must-Try Brew: ¡Ándale! Pale Ale

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