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The Best Beer Bars in Charleston

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From a bottle of PBR enjoyed on the front patio of the Rec Room to a pint of just-brewed ale tapped at Edmond's Oast, Charleston loves its beer. A town with so many breweries, brew pubs, and tap houses has a mighty thirst: Charleston Brewery List website said there are 20 tap houses in the city (and that doesn't factor in the bars and restaurants that have solid lists of craft beer), as well as eight breweries in the city, and 17 in the surrounding area. Pull up a stool with the locals at these great watering holes and find your favorite beer. Or beers.
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247 Congress St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Partly owned by part-time Charleston resident Bill Murray, Harold's Cabin is a nutty combination of Murray's sweetest comedic roles and Wes Anderson's cockeyed art direction. This former neighborhood corner grocery store (opened by the namesake...
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549 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
The Bay Street Biergarten opened up in 2013 and has won a following for itself with its extensive draft menu (60 beers strong!), great outdoor space, and German-oriented menu (think schnitzel and brats).
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1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
This cavernous brewpub has a wide-open kitchen, a long bar, tall communal tables, and a patio shaded by live oaks. If you can, grab a seat at the chef’s counter and watch the team spread creamy aïoli on locally made rye...
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970 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Come for the drinks and stay for the music at the The Royal American. This “hole-in-the-wall” bar along Morrison Drive gets you up close to hip bands while drinking a beer, a signature punch, or the house made cinnamon whiskey, and...
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10 Conroy St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Among Charleston’s two dozen thriving breweries, Revelry may have the best digs. It’s located in the peninsula’s NoMo neighborhood and sports a spacious, laid-back rooftop deck bar that’s perfect for viewing sunset over the...
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36-38 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
When Charleston's Blind Tiger opened in the late 1980s—long after Prohibition ended—its name, a phrase synonymous with "speakeasy," lent the Broad Street bar a delightfully naughty air. Not that the joint needs more atmosphere....
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217 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
It’s easy to take kimchi beef and tempura avocado tacos for granted, now that fancy gringo taco joints are ubiquitous, but it was Taco Boy that brought the trend to Charleston in the mid-‘00s. The original location on Folly Beach stays...
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It’s a regional chain with nine locations, but Pour in Charleston is worth visiting for the view. Its perch on the 9th floor of Upper King’s Hyatt Hotel makes it the highest rooftop bar in a city that prides itself on low-rise historic...
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34 Center St, Charleston, SC 29412, USA
This tarot-themed bar and restaurant is the perfect fit for Folly Beach: unpretentious, fun, and friendly. Their beer list runs the gamut from basic to craft, and the creative food menu takes inspiration from Thai, Indian, and Japanese cuisine.