If you are heading to Charleston and love a good pub crawl, the Holy City has several great bar crawls for everyone.
Do you want to enjoy Charleston’s haunted history with a combination ghost tour pub crawl or a pub crawl for fans of true crime? Or would you prefer a night of drinking beer at a brewery or taking a tour where you get to sip on cocktails and wine while learning about Charleston’s history?
No matter what kind of tour you are into – there is something for everyone. This post helps you find 9 of the best pub crawls in Charleston for whatever you are into.
The 8 Best Pub Crawls in Charleston
If you want to go on an intimate and small group pub crawl in Charleston, I recommend taking the Charleston Haunted Booze and Boos Tour.
A pirate tour guide will take you to some of the best pubs in Charleston, where you can enjoy delicious drinks and spooky history. The bars you will visit are fun, have fantastic drinks, and offer the perfect atmosphere for a haunted pub crawl.
The tour is fun and scary and is perfect for people looking to go on one of the best ghost tours in Charleston. The stops at each location are perfectly timed, so you won’t feel rushed to finish your drink before heading to the next site.
The Charleston Haunted Booze and Boos Tour stops at places like the Circular Congregational Church, where you will learn about the ghosts who still haunt the graveyard. Other stops include Charleston City Market, Powder Magazine and Washington Square.
Book here: Charleston Haunted Booze and Boos Tour
Combine your love of history and sipping delicious cocktails on the Charleston History and Hops Tour: Bar and History Walk.
The tour visits several bars in Charleston’s historic district, where you can indulge in tasty drinks. The tour guide, Captain Bryan, will fill your evening with historical stories, including the Prohibition in Charleston.
Between each pub, the tour will take you to sites like the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon and the Dock Street Theater.
This is the best pub crawl in Charleston for history lovers.
Spend your evening taking a combination ghost tour and bar crawl in Charleston with the Boo Hag & Brews Walking Ghost and Bar Tour.
The tour takes you to two of Charleston’s haunted pubs, where you can buy delicious drinks and enjoy complimentary appetizers as you hear tales of Charleston’s haunted past.
Between pubs, the tour walks past graveyards and historic tours before ending in a park with a very dark past. If you love ghost stories and great storytelling, I highly recommend the Boo Hag & Brews Walking Tour.
Step back to the roaring 1920s with the Speakeasy Sagas – Charleston Prohibition Pub Crawl, where you will hear everything related to prohibition in Charleston.
Is there anything better than drinking while hearing tales about the sales and consumption of alcohol being banned? Like during the prohibition, the world of underground speakeasies thrived in Charleston.
You will visit several pubs and learn about the history of bootleggers and gangsters who were able to smuggle illegal alcohol into the city. Enjoy a few drinks that were once popular in Charleston during the 1920s. I recommend trying an Old Fashioned, Gin Rickey, or Manhattan.
If you are a true crime fan, you must take the Bay Street Bastards Pub Crawl in Charleston. Visit some of the best bars and pubs in Charleston as you explore the city’s dark crime history. Did you know that Charleston is home to the United States’ first female serial killer? You will get to hear her story on this tour.
This is one of the best pub crawls in Charleston for people who want to enjoy a small tour, as there is a maximum of 6 people per tour.
Join the Charleston Brews Cruise for an afternoon of drinking in the Holy City. What makes this one of the best pub crawls in Charleston? This tour takes you to three different breweries on a day-drinking bus, where you will get four pours of different craft beers.
This insanely fun brewery tour sells out fast, so I highly recommend booking it in advance. You will learn the history of beer and the brewing process and listen to drinking stories from the entertaining guides.
I recommend this tour for people who love beer, but people can also purchase other alcoholic beverages!
Book here: Charleston Day Drinking Tour
Visit three of Charleston’s best historic pubs on the Historic Pubs, Taverns, and Taprooms Tour. Follow a guide around Charleston’s French Quarter, enjoying three complimentary drinks and a sharable appetizer. You can buy more drinks at each location if you want to try other drinks.
Alongside delicious drinks, a tour guide will tell you about the historic stories surrounding Charleston’s past, including tales of pirates!
The tour guide, Coby, is super knowledgeable, will keep you entertained with his storytelling, and offers the best drink suggestions. What makes this one of the best pub crawls in Charleston? The tour books tables and spaces in each pub, so you will always have a comfy spot to listen to the tour, even on the busiest nights.
So, make friends and have drinks with the Historic Pubs, Taverns and Taprooms Tour.
Book here: Historic Pubs, Taverns, and Taprooms Tour
Learn the history of several influential women in Charleston by taking the Charleston Women and Wine Tour.
The tour starts in a bar in Charleston, opened and run by three incredible women. You will hear stories about women who changed the political and social scene in the Holy City. You will then head to a second pub to visit places and hear tales about influential women throughout Charleston’s history.
The Women and Wine Tour is one of the best pub crawls in Charleston for those who love feminist history.
Book here: Charleston Women and Wine Tour