Charleston’s craft beer scene is thriving and plays a large (& thirst quenching) role in the destination’s acclaimed dining scene. Scroll on to discover our favorite breweries in the Lowcountry, then pull up a seat at the taproom and enjoy a refreshing pint, or two.
Before you go, discover 8 craft beers in Charleston worth planning a trip for.
Head to Lo-Fi Brewing’s taproom Thursday - Sunday for refreshing, and unique, sips. One of our favorites: the Lo-Fi Blueberry. You won’t mistake their beer for any others with a bright and bold unicorn mascot gracing their cans!
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. produces a variety of beers in cans, bottles and kegs. Head to the taproom and straight to the 65-foot bar, featuring 26 taps of house-brewed beers, wines and cocktails, to enjoy a sip alongside their Roasted Mushroom and Arugula wood-fired pizza or Reuben sandwich, among many other delicious bites.
Nestled in Charleston’s hip Wagener Terrace neighborhood, Cooper River Brewing is a fine craft brewery that prides itself in using a time-honored process to deliver consistent, bold and dynamic flavors. Experience their ales in their temperature controlled taproom overlooking the brewhouse Wednesday through Sunday afternoons.
Revelry is one of our favorite spots for sunset watching and sipping! Whether you’re headed to the tasting room or rooftop bar, you’re sure to have a good time with buds and brew.
The name “Low Tide Brewing” was dreamed up while kayaking through the waterways on John Island. The Low Tide team’s aim is for their beer to reflect the “comfort, passion and creative spirit of the Lowcountry.” Head to the tap room and sip your way through a variety of unique brews, from the “Aloha Beaches” wheat beer to the “Basil Better Have My Honey Ale.”
Munkle Brewing Co. was inspired by Owner Palmer Quimby’s uncle, who spent time at Benedictine monastery St. Gregory’s Abbey, where he began brewing beer and passed along his newfound passion. Quimby has sampled beer from all over the world, but gravitates toward mostly Belgian and German styles. “Hospitality, fun and great beer” is their motto, which we’re definitely on board with!
Palmetto Brewing was the very first licensed brewery to open in the state of South Carolina since the fall of the Prohibition. Pull up a seat at the taproom bar, open seven days a week, and sample Palmetto’s mainstay year-round beers alongside exclusive small batch and experimental brews. Love what you’re sipping on? Ask about their selection of six and four packs available to-go!
Rusty Bull continually changes their tap list of up to 14 beers and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. Be sure to check out their events page for fun happenings year-round!
Freehouse brews artisanal, organic beer on the banks of the Ashley River. Grab your crew and enjoy brew with a view. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a Charleston area food truck pop up while you’re there!
Tradesman Brewing Co. opened as the first brewery on James Island and quickly became a highlight of the booming brewery scene in Charleston. Their facility is capable of producing 2,500 barrels of beer annually. Visit their taproom beginning at noon any day of the week for a refreshing pint!
Dockery’s is not just a brewery, but restaurant and music venue, located just outside of Charleston on Daniel Island! Pair a house brewed beer with a classic burger while jamming along to live music outside on the covered pavilion.
Visit Frothy’s state of the art taproom and sip on a pint, half pint or flight alongside a slice of pizza and breadsticks. Insider tip: try the ¡Andale!, a Frothy favorite.
Baker & Brewer, a collaboration between Holy City Brewing and Evo Pizza, isn’t your typical brewery! Swing by to enjoy a slice (or three) of wood-fired pizza and your favorite beer on tap, to pick up fresh bread baked daily, or for Sunday brunch feauturing Bacon & Egg Pizza and Evo Bakery Cinnamon Roll Buns!
Fatty's Beer Works tells the story of the greatest time-traveling brewmaster the world has never known. Visit the taproom any day of the week and enjoy a pint with Fatty and friends.
From Trivia Night to Pints for Preservation, there’s always something fun happening at Holy City Brewing! As if their refreshing brews weren’t enough to keep us coming back for more.