Explore the Charleston Brewery District

DYK that Charleston is in the top 20 US cities with the most breweries per capita? While many head to the Holy City for the rich history, breathtaking views, or scenic skyline, the Lowcountry brewery scene is quickly picking up as a top attraction.

With the weather warming up, you’re probably looking to mix up your usual routine to get out and about while enjoying our city. We’ve rounded up a list of 10 breweries to explore in the Charleston Brewery District. Walk, drive, or catch a free ride on the Brewery District Beer Trolley to sip these locally brewed beers. Cheers, Charleston.

Palmetto Brewing Company, 289 Huger St. | As the first brewery in SC, it’s easy to see why this Lowcountry staple has stuck around since 1888. Swing by to grab an Amber Ale, the oldest recipe still brewed to this day, and see why the brewery’s founder has been coined SC’s craft beer pioneer.

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co., 1505 King St., Ste. 115 | This production brewery + taphouse restaurant just celebrated its eighth birthday 一 stop in to find your favorite of its 20 house-brewed beers.

Munkle Brewing Co., 1513 Meeting St. Rd. | Ever wonder how this Lowcountry brewery got its name? Founder Palmer Quimby named this Lowcountry staple after his uncle + monk Robertson Carr Donehue discovered old brewing equipment in the basement of a monastery’s kitchen building. Beer Advocate named Munkle one of the 50 best new breweries in the country.

BrewLab, 2200 Heriot St. | This 5,000 sqft brewery + taproom is dishing out craft beer on 32 tap lines. Whether you’re wanting Wednesday trivia or Thursday food deals, swing by the former City Electric Supply warehouse for unique food, wine, and custom drinks.

Tradesman Brewing Co., 1647 King St. Ext. | Producing 3,000 barrels of beer annually, Tradesman Brewing began on James Island in 2014. Founders Scott and Sara Gayle McConnell used their love of local beer to create this downtown draft + canned beer taproom.

Lo-Fi Brewing, 2038 Meeting St. | Fun fact: all the graphics on Lo-Fi’s beer cans are made by owner Jason Caughman. Make your way to this Lowcountry beer distributor for live music and its signature Mexican lager.

Fatty’s Beer Works, 1436 Meeting St. | This unique brewery experience has been making its mark on the downtown Charleston beer scene since 2017. Head over to Fatty’s for a laid-back atmosphere + live music on a container-turned-stage.

Baker & Brewer, 94 Stuart St. | Open seven days a week, this five-barrel brewhouse combines wood-fired pizza, craft beers, and artisan baking under one roof. Sit on the outdoor patio + try a whole new lineup of experimental house brews.

Cooper River Brewing Company, 2202 Mechanic St. | Founded by two friends, this downtown brewery opened in 2015 with the intent to create a back porch feeling.

Revelry Brewing, 10 Conroy St. | Spend your weekend with a tour through this downtown tasting room + rooftop bar. Open seven days a week, this downtown brewery is sure to live up to its namesake.