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15 Must-Visit Breweries Around Charleston

Where to raise a few pints

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Craft breweries are thriving in Charleston, as a Brewery District has formed on the northern part of the peninsula. With so many choices, Charlestonians and visitors want to know which breweries and taprooms are worth a stop. Enter this map, which identifies the best options for local beer, bites, and that essential environment that can only be found at a brewery.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Snafu Brewing Company

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3280 Industry Dr
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 767-4121
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Sours. Snafu Brewing went all in on sour beer, and it is paying off. Located in North Charleston, Snafu has one of the biggest sour lists in Charleston and has developed quite a cult following both locally and statewide. Sours dominate the tap line with options like Sublime in the Coconut and Snafu-Tang and only a few other non-sour options. Don’t shy away from Snafu — there is a sour for everyone.

2. Indigo Reef Brewing Company

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2079 Wambaw Creek Unit 1
Charleston, SC 29492
(843) 867-6015
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Not a typical brewery location, Indigo Reef Brewing sits tucked off of Clements Ferry Road in an industrial area. Pouring both stable draughts like the Razzle Mania, a raspberry wheat, and rotating brews like the Sharktoberfest beer, Indigo Reef keeps its customers coming back to try new brews. With an in-house kitchen from Florie Dining Group, soft pretzels, tacos, popcorn and chicken sandwiches are ready to compliment any beer.

3. Commonhouse Aleworks

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4831 O'Hear Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 471-1400
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The first Park Circle brewery, Commonhouse Aleworks has mastered the community brewery feel with a patio open and welcoming to those who live in the area as well as those visiting. Consistently find the popular Park Circle Pale Ale and the Ale Is Salty Gose among many others in the tap room.

4. Holy City Brewing

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1021 Aragon Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 459-2948
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From one of the oldest breweries to one of the newest buildings. Holy City Brewing moved its taproom to a larger facility in an up and coming area in North Charleston. Find Holy City Brewing legacy beers like the Pluff Mud Porter and Washout Wheat alongside a full bar and in house kitchen. Holy City Brewing is also the distributor for the recently released Black-owned beer Tha CommUNITY lager.

four pints from Holy City.
Pints from Holy City.
Holy City Brewing

5. Westbrook Brewing Company

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510 Ridge Rd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 654-9114
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With the new expanded biergarten and full bar option, customers come for both the beer and the vibe. Food trucks have become more of a staple not an oddity, making a more desirable taproom for the well loved beers like White Thai, One Claw and the sought after limited release Mexican Cake.

6. Hobcaw Brewing Company

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496 Long Point Rd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 352-9246
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New to the Mount Pleasant brewery scene, Hobcaw Brewing just celebrated its one-year anniversary. Located near the Charleston port, Hobcaw Brewing sits back off the road with a large outdoor seating area accommodating for pets but also secluded from the industrial noises. Hobcaw is a small batch brewery with a new beer released every week. Live music and food trucks create a festival atmosphere on the weekend.

7. Munkle Brewing Co.

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1513 Meeting Street Rd
Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 789-3109
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This Belgian style brewery brings European beer to Charleston. Munkle Brewing lives on the north side of the peninsula with an outdoor patio and ample food trucks to keep the party going. Think blondes, pils, lagers and wit beers with occasional collaborations which bring on heavier and higher octane brews.

8. Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.

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1505 King St #115
Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 718-3224
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Situated on Upper King Street, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company boasts a courtyard and taproom combination and is one of the few breweries open for lunch and dinner.  Flights, half pints, pints and pitchers available for all beers on tap like the popular Cereal for Dinner blonde ale and the Black Currant Faust, a sour red ale. Taking crawlers to go is highly encouraged.

9. Brewlab Charleston

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2200 Heriot St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 867-2337
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Located in a 5,000 square foot space on the north side of Charleston’s peninsula, Brewlab Charleston pours a wide variety of craft beer. The tap line features sours, stouts, lagers, and IPA’s for all types of beer lovers. Pair all beers with an in-house menu including hibachi bowls, poke bowls, tacos and burritos.

10. Frothy Beard Brewing Company

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1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 872-4201
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One of the few breweries expanding from its original taproom in West Ashley to an additional concept in Summerville. Frothy Beard combines people’s love of pizza and beer into one building. Well known beers like Sip Sip Pass IPA and Andale! Pale sit along the tap lines with sour beers like the Sour Cran. The brewery also offers daily events and activities including the Frothy Beer Run Club.

Four beers of varying colors
Sampling of beers at Frothy Beard.
Frothy Beard Brewing Company

11. Revelry Brewing Co.

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10 Conroy St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 203-6194
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The only rooftop brewery in town, Revelry Brewing looks over North Morrison and the city of Charleston. With kickball leagues, trivia nights, and in-house sushi, there is always a crowd gathering to drink the newest beer release or the always available Lefty Loosey West Coast style IPA or Hotel Rendezvous Bavarian wheat. If looking for a little lower key atmosphere, head over to the Hold, Revelry Brewing’s secondary concept just a few blocks from the original.

12. Palmetto Brewing Co.

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289 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 937-0903
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The oldest brewery in Charleston, Palmetto Brewing sits on Huger St. in a once underdeveloped area and now under new ownership, Made By The Water, LLC which also owns Oyster City Brewing Co. With new businesses and residential apartments popping up, Palmetto Brewing is becoming more of a local hang out rather than a destination. Tap line consists of the legacy Palmetto Brewing beers like Huger St. IPA and the Espresso Porter alongside Catawba Brewing beers and now will also include Oyster City brews

13. Charles Towne Fermentory

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809 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 641-0431
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Hazy IPAs flow from this highly sought after brewery on the always busy Savannah Highway in Avondale. Charles Towne Fermentory focuses on traditional ingredients and fermentation that showcases the history of brewing. Often hosting food pop-ups like Sarah’s Dumps and the Castejóns in the dedicated kitchen space, help patrons soak up those beers.

14. Low Tide Brewing

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4808, 2863 Maybank Hwy
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 501-7570
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Aloha Beaches is one of the many ingenious names sitting on the tap lines at Low Tide Brewing. With a beautiful outdoor area situated under the large oak trees, local Johns Islanders are well represented in the tap room. However, people will travel from all over, even willing to brave the traffic to get a pint here.

15. Estuary Beans & Barley

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3538 Meek's Farm Rd
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 990-9521
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This new veteran- and employee- owned brewery takes beer, wine, and coffee to a whole new level. Invested in the John’s Island Community, Estuary Beans and Barley supports local initiatives through proceeds from the sale of the Drifter Coast to Coast lager. Tap lines include staples like TidalFlow, a West Coast-style IPA and 25 Island Wide, a hazy IPA, as well as rotating drafts.

1. Snafu Brewing Company

3280 Industry Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418

Sours. Snafu Brewing went all in on sour beer, and it is paying off. Located in North Charleston, Snafu has one of the biggest sour lists in Charleston and has developed quite a cult following both locally and statewide. Sours dominate the tap line with options like Sublime in the Coconut and Snafu-Tang and only a few other non-sour options. Don’t shy away from Snafu — there is a sour for everyone.

3280 Industry Dr
North Charleston, SC 29418

2. Indigo Reef Brewing Company

2079 Wambaw Creek Unit 1, Charleston, SC 29492

Not a typical brewery location, Indigo Reef Brewing sits tucked off of Clements Ferry Road in an industrial area. Pouring both stable draughts like the Razzle Mania, a raspberry wheat, and rotating brews like the Sharktoberfest beer, Indigo Reef keeps its customers coming back to try new brews. With an in-house kitchen from Florie Dining Group, soft pretzels, tacos, popcorn and chicken sandwiches are ready to compliment any beer.

2079 Wambaw Creek Unit 1
Charleston, SC 29492

3. Commonhouse Aleworks

4831 O'Hear Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

The first Park Circle brewery, Commonhouse Aleworks has mastered the community brewery feel with a patio open and welcoming to those who live in the area as well as those visiting. Consistently find the popular Park Circle Pale Ale and the Ale Is Salty Gose among many others in the tap room.

4831 O'Hear Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

4. Holy City Brewing

1021 Aragon Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
four pints from Holy City.
Pints from Holy City.
Holy City Brewing

From one of the oldest breweries to one of the newest buildings. Holy City Brewing moved its taproom to a larger facility in an up and coming area in North Charleston. Find Holy City Brewing legacy beers like the Pluff Mud Porter and Washout Wheat alongside a full bar and in house kitchen. Holy City Brewing is also the distributor for the recently released Black-owned beer Tha CommUNITY lager.

1021 Aragon Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

5. Westbrook Brewing Company

510 Ridge Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

With the new expanded biergarten and full bar option, customers come for both the beer and the vibe. Food trucks have become more of a staple not an oddity, making a more desirable taproom for the well loved beers like White Thai, One Claw and the sought after limited release Mexican Cake.

510 Ridge Rd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

6. Hobcaw Brewing Company

496 Long Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

New to the Mount Pleasant brewery scene, Hobcaw Brewing just celebrated its one-year anniversary. Located near the Charleston port, Hobcaw Brewing sits back off the road with a large outdoor seating area accommodating for pets but also secluded from the industrial noises. Hobcaw is a small batch brewery with a new beer released every week. Live music and food trucks create a festival atmosphere on the weekend.

496 Long Point Rd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

7. Munkle Brewing Co.

1513 Meeting Street Rd, Charleston, SC 29405

This Belgian style brewery brings European beer to Charleston. Munkle Brewing lives on the north side of the peninsula with an outdoor patio and ample food trucks to keep the party going. Think blondes, pils, lagers and wit beers with occasional collaborations which bring on heavier and higher octane brews.

1513 Meeting Street Rd
Charleston, SC 29405

8. Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.

1505 King St #115, Charleston, SC 29405

Situated on Upper King Street, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company boasts a courtyard and taproom combination and is one of the few breweries open for lunch and dinner.  Flights, half pints, pints and pitchers available for all beers on tap like the popular Cereal for Dinner blonde ale and the Black Currant Faust, a sour red ale. Taking crawlers to go is highly encouraged.

1505 King St #115
Charleston, SC 29405

9. Brewlab Charleston

2200 Heriot St, Charleston, SC 29403

Located in a 5,000 square foot space on the north side of Charleston’s peninsula, Brewlab Charleston pours a wide variety of craft beer. The tap line features sours, stouts, lagers, and IPA’s for all types of beer lovers. Pair all beers with an in-house menu including hibachi bowls, poke bowls, tacos and burritos.

2200 Heriot St
Charleston, SC 29403

10. Frothy Beard Brewing Company

1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
Four beers of varying colors
Sampling of beers at Frothy Beard.
Frothy Beard Brewing Company

One of the few breweries expanding from its original taproom in West Ashley to an additional concept in Summerville. Frothy Beard combines people’s love of pizza and beer into one building. Well known beers like Sip Sip Pass IPA and Andale! Pale sit along the tap lines with sour beers like the Sour Cran. The brewery also offers daily events and activities including the Frothy Beer Run Club.

1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407

11. Revelry Brewing Co.

10 Conroy St, Charleston, SC 29403

The only rooftop brewery in town, Revelry Brewing looks over North Morrison and the city of Charleston. With kickball leagues, trivia nights, and in-house sushi, there is always a crowd gathering to drink the newest beer release or the always available Lefty Loosey West Coast style IPA or Hotel Rendezvous Bavarian wheat. If looking for a little lower key atmosphere, head over to the Hold, Revelry Brewing’s secondary concept just a few blocks from the original.

10 Conroy St
Charleston, SC 29403

12. Palmetto Brewing Co.

289 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403

The oldest brewery in Charleston, Palmetto Brewing sits on Huger St. in a once underdeveloped area and now under new ownership, Made By The Water, LLC which also owns Oyster City Brewing Co. With new businesses and residential apartments popping up, Palmetto Brewing is becoming more of a local hang out rather than a destination. Tap line consists of the legacy Palmetto Brewing beers like Huger St. IPA and the Espresso Porter alongside Catawba Brewing beers and now will also include Oyster City brews

289 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403

13. Charles Towne Fermentory

809 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

Hazy IPAs flow from this highly sought after brewery on the always busy Savannah Highway in Avondale. Charles Towne Fermentory focuses on traditional ingredients and fermentation that showcases the history of brewing. Often hosting food pop-ups like Sarah’s Dumps and the Castejóns in the dedicated kitchen space, help patrons soak up those beers.

809 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

14. Low Tide Brewing

4808, 2863 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

Aloha Beaches is one of the many ingenious names sitting on the tap lines at Low Tide Brewing. With a beautiful outdoor area situated under the large oak trees, local Johns Islanders are well represented in the tap room. However, people will travel from all over, even willing to brave the traffic to get a pint here.

4808, 2863 Maybank Hwy
Johns Island, SC 29455

15. Estuary Beans & Barley

3538 Meek's Farm Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455

This new veteran- and employee- owned brewery takes beer, wine, and coffee to a whole new level. Invested in the John’s Island Community, Estuary Beans and Barley supports local initiatives through proceeds from the sale of the Drifter Coast to Coast lager. Tap lines include staples like TidalFlow, a West Coast-style IPA and 25 Island Wide, a hazy IPA, as well as rotating drafts.

3538 Meek's Farm Rd
Johns Island, SC 29455

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