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Holy City Brewing

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Holy City BrewingHoly City Brewing
BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
74 Beers
982 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Homebrew Store ]

4155 Dorchester Rd
Ste C
North Charleston, South Carolina, 29405-7486
United States
phone: (843) 637-1161

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @holycitybrewing

Notes:
Hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 4pm - 6pm
Wednesday - Friday: 4pm - 7pm
Saturday: 12pm - 4pm

(Place added by: goindownsouth on 03-16-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

beer is good but most is very hop forward, busy place, employees are nice but not overly freindly

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
5/5  rDev +15.7%

I absolutely love this humble yet exciting brewery. Located in what seemingly is an old auto repair garage, it is outfitted with plenty of seating around the bar along with tables both inside and outside the garage. There is also a pool table along with a basketball hoop for those that are christened with a sudden jolt of athleticism after a few pints; not to mention a valuable beer tasting partner in Struggle!

I was a big fan of the Socks with Sandals which is a hoppier Oktoberfest beer. The Chucktown Follicle Brown is also well deserving of the hype. I highly recommend stopping by here with a few buddies.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

This place is tough to find if you don't notice the sign as their road is inconspicuously tucked away between a Honda dealership and another random building. After you pass the collision repair center, you're home. I strongly suggest a few minutes on google street view before heading out for your first time.

"Laid back" is the vibe of this place. As we rolled in, there were people playing tail-gating games in the parking lot, which bleeds into rows of picnick tables. The "walls" roll up into cargo doors, so the inside and the outside merge together, which is really inviting and relaxing (especially if you've just spent the last 5 days camping!). Even the doors to the fermentation takes were open, which was just really neat. I should also note, the shipping containers/conexs outside added to the vibe. The rust colored murals are also really powerful! Inside is just alright. Honestly, I didn't give it much attention as it was such a lovely day out. A few tables, short bar, and a comfortable homeyness about it all. I should also note, strangers seemed to be talking to each other outside, which was simply beautiful to see. Any place that can facilitate that kind of openness has succeeded at a very deep level.

We grabbed a pretzel, which was just ok, along with a sampler, and three other brews. The IPA was solid and balanced, but the cask pumpkin ale conditioned with graham crackers and jalapenos was deliciously novel. Ingenuity like that goes a long way for me.

I can't say too much about the staff or the rest of the menu, but our experience was great for an afternoon round of brews. I'd say it was well worth the visit.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Best brewery atmosphere in Charleston. If you're visiting you may be more inclined to favor the critically acclaimed Westbrook, or Coast. But if you go to breweries in the area a few times per year, or more, Holy City will be the one you get excited about. It's not pretentious, they really care about their tasting room/bar business and like for people to be there. Don't get me wrong, Westbrook probably enjoys having tasting room visitors, but they are more in it for the beeradvocate ratings and probably the money. If you're a regular guy, Holy City is the brewery you would build, warehouse, biggest bar around, giant selection of beer, and people having fun with each other, not just those they came with. It's a party with high quality beer, and that makes it the best return brewery in charleston.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

I hadn't heard of this place until a couple people in Charlotte mentioned it and a handful of Charleston locals said it's their favorite brewery in the area. Had to stop, right? Holy City is located back off the road in a small industrial/warehouse strip in North Charleston. It's actually tough to pick out if you're not sure where you're going so keep your eyes open and trust directions. The warehouse has an awesome looking custom paintjob along the whole stretch of their privately owned exterior. The garage doors were open the day I stopped by and big industrial fans were blowing to make a sticky day manageable.

The bar is long and accommadating. Seating probably 25 people. A few bar tables sit here and there around the warehouse. The brewing equipment is in the open and immediately to your left as you enter. Going with the long bar is an extensively long taplist of all house brew. 18 handles to be exact. All of which, that I tasted, were good. We could choose from everything from IIPAs to smoked jalapeno porters to Scratch Mtn Dew to everything in between. Muy Amigo; a jalapeno, cilantro, pineapple IPA was a highlight along with All Up in Yo Porter; a smoked jalapeno porter. Both were very well made. Low Country Dark Ale and Overly Friendly were delicious as well. Like I said, everything sampled was good.

The atmosphere was laid back and fun. It's a big space but still remains cozy. Everyone was having fun and laughing, very welcoming. The crowd seemed to be mostly locals and they were enjoying themselves on this warm Tuesday afternoon. Growlers are cheap. Beer is flowing like mad. Merchandise is a plenty. Good times are to be had. I highly recommend a stop at Holy City and after hitting 18 breweries on a week long roadtrip this place was up near the top.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Holy city is the best of the breweries in Charleston, hands down.

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Holy City Brewing in North Charleston, SC
96 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.