5 of the Best Breweries in Charleston, SC

With one of the fastest-growing craft brewery scenes in the country, Charleston seems to spawn new breweries out of thin air. But which of these home-grown favorites are worth the fuss? Whether there’s a specific brew that’s calling your name or not, we just made finding the best breweries in Charleston, SC, a whole lot easier! While you’re in the area, take advantage of our complimentary Destination Guide. With details on all of the Holy City’s best restaurants, historic sites, and exciting attractions, our guide is your ticket to an unforgettable Charleston getaway!

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The Best Breweries in Charleston, SC

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Revelry Brewing

Featuring live music, delicious food, and, of course, great beer, Revelry Brewing Company’s status as a top Brewery in Charleston comes as no surprise. Enjoy the one-of-a-kind atmosphere as you sample some of their award-winning beer for yourself. For a bitter, dry beer, the Lefty Loosey is a West Coast style IPA that is full of that “old-school hop” and sunny SoCal taste. For something a bit lighter, Hotel Rendezvous is a crisp and refreshing Bavarian wheat beer that will leave you begging for more.

Cooper River Brewing

Cooper River Brewing Co. offers distinct flavor and traditional style in a friendly, neighborhood environment. The brewery features nine custom brews that range from the classic Inaugural IPA to selections with a little more personality, such as the Watermelon Wheat. A staple of Charleston’s growing brewery scene since their opening in November of 2015, Cooper River Brewing is here to stay!

Holy City Brewing

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North Charleston’s Holy City Brewing sees their trade as a chance to bring people together. Holy City is another one of Charleston’s breweries that has brought a lot to the scene since its opening in 2011. It offers a community feel, excellent food, live music, and a refreshingly wide variety of craft beer. You can’t truly say you’ve explored Charleston until you’ve stopped at Holy City Brewing! 

Palmetto Brewing Company

It’s almost impossible to grow tired of Charleston’s eclectic restaurant scene, but if you’re looking for a change of pace, Palmetto Brewing Company is an incredible option for both food and drinks. This historic brewery has been open since 1933 and was the first South Carolina brewery to open its doors after the prohibition. Authentic, traditional beer adapted for a modern taste is what they specialize in. Stop by for a taste of Charleston’s history!

Westbrook Brewing Company

If you had to capture Edward and Morgan Westbrook’s vision for Westbrook Brewing Company with one word, that word would be “fun.” More than anything, they want their craft to bring as much enjoyment to their customers as it does to them. The genuine passion and artful consideration that goes into each of their specialty brews is apparent the moment a beer from their extensive selection touches your lips. Don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself!

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