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The Charleston Beer Exchange

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The Charleston Beer ExchangeThe Charleston Beer Exchange
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128 Reviews
Reviews: 128
Visits: 194
rAvg: 4.85
pDev: n/a
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14 Exchange St
Charleston, South Carolina, 29401-2575
United States
phone: (843) 577-5446

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @beerexchange

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Place added by: MarkSCCOT on 11-15-2008

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Reviews: 128 | Visits: 194
Reviews by HerculesRM:
Photo of HerculesRM
4.66/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Arriving a few years ago, the Beer Exchange is a welcome addition to the Charleston beer scene. I like to live by the motto "Life is too short to drink mediocre beer," and the Beer Exchange helps me keep to it. They have a variety of craft beers on bottle for purchase and on tap for growler fills. Some of the beers they offer aren't available anywhere else in the state, which is nice. But there are two things that make this place unique. First, there are the beer dinners: they partner with fine local restaurants (and we have those in spades in Charleston) a couple times a month and pair a beer with each course of a set menu. Very fun way to experience some new beers. Second, they have Rare Beer Tuesday. For this they get a keg or a cask and fill growlers until they're tapped out. They've had some really unique brews and occassionally the brewer will come and do a meet and greet (Bill Covaleski, President of Victory Brewery in Pennsylvania, came in not too long ago). Great place. (993 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Nichols33
4.72/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Awesome bottle shop down by Waterfront Park. Got some excellent brews for our stay. Place is tiny but best selection I saw while in South Carolina. (147 characters)

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.73/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Small place, but don't let that fool you. I dusted off a bottle of Rodenbach Rouge in the back and brought it forward. So no shortage of selection here. (154 characters)

Photo of popmartian66
4.82/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Gem of a place in the heart of historic Charleston. Went there twice in a weekend to get growler fills and some rare/hard to find stuff to bring home to Maryland. Mark was very knowledgeable in both his inventory and the "story behind the beer". We talked at length about several beers they carried. Nice selection of local offerings and several world class beers too. This will be my first stop whenever I visit Charleston. (425 characters)

Photo of Josh_Mason
4.02/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of bostonbeans
4.54/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of gadsdenj
5/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of DoctorZombies
5/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best bottle shop in Charleston. Draft beer/growler fills too! Update 8/17/15 - Many local and South Carolina beers, sixers as well singles and bombers. Super friendly and knowledgable staff who are quick to help find that "special" beer, as well as make recommendations where to find scarce beer. Lack of close by parking is an issue. (334 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
4.34/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mecmd
4.5/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Btip1969
4.68/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KenFolk1269
3.21/5  rDev -33.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Horrible selection. Very small. Not good (41 characters)

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.23/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of seanchai
4.5/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of 2Bstout
4.93/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jaswilson2
4.15/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kristougher
4.78/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mwar
4.06/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Photo of Beerparrot
5/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

They didn't have Wicked Weed, but they had beers that were just as good and the knowledge of the staff led me to realize that. (126 characters)

Photo of steveheady
4.82/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.39/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WckdVbz
4.05/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rongcsc
4.48/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Perfect Beernurd shop. The guys know their stuff!!! Not a fan of the location. It's a pain driving around downtown and parking can be troublesome. (149 characters)

Photo of Djm04f
4.92/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome place. Picked up a lot of local stuff and some others that aren't available in Florida (Allagash, Evil Twin, Full Steam). Sadly, one of the beers I bought (an IPA from Coast Brewing) had gone skunky. Other than that, perfect beer haul trip. (248 characters)

Photo of johnwied
5/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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The Charleston Beer Exchange in Charleston, SC
100 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.