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Holy City Brewing

Not Rated.
Holy City BrewingHoly City Brewing
Based on:
92 Beers
193 Reviews
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 19
Visits: 70
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
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

Place added by: goindownsouth on 03-16-2011

Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Place: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 19 | Visits: 70
Reviews by xseanprimex:
Photo of xseanprimex
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Great place to hang out and drink some excellent beer. The selection was great even before installing their now huge tap bar. With the year round beers always on tap and an ever changing list of seasonal and one-off brews you won't have trouble finding something to enjoy. Not to mention a caravan of food trucks that pull in nightly. Their events are pretty regular and include things like yoga and brunch. Located right behind a small Honda motorcycle dealership makes them a little hard to spot at first. Well worth the trip. (528 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of JohnBradSC
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of nickfl
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Located in the back of an industrial park, there is nothing fancy or even easy to find about this place, but that seems to be standard for Charleston. The day we were there the bartender said they were about to install air conditioning in the taproom, which is sorely needed. They have a fair amount of seating, inside and out, and I imagine the outside seating is nice at more pleasant times of year. The beer selection is quite good with nearly 20 on tap, and the quality ranges from decent to very good. The hoppy beers tended to be the best, though overall I thought they suffered a bit from lack of differentiation and a couple of the more creative things on tap were kind of flops (though I have had some beers from them in the past that used odd ingredients quite well). Worth a visit, especially since Westbrook seems to rarely have anything of note on tap anymore, and even more some once they get the AC running. (927 characters)

Photo of harrisjohnson
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Tim_S
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DSincavage
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rmank
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jimmyd8386
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of listenatjoes
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Of the 3 breweries with taprooms (Holy City, Freehouse and Westbrook) I visited on a recent trip to the greater Charlestown area, Holy City was the most fun and is the one where you could spend lots of time, meet lots of people (and staff) and enjoy a wide variety of beers. Flight/taster pricing was great - $6 for 4 x 4oz pours. See if you can spot their pilot keezer homebrew system and see how many regional growlers you can recognize displayed above the bar. Didn’t try the food as I had already snacked at the nearby Freehouse (most worthy of a visit as it’s only a mile away) but what was coming out of the kitchen looked very good. Oh, and self-service cold water to the left of the bar was a very nice and welcoming touch. (735 characters)

Photo of mecmd
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of seanchai
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Clint_Yoho
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

We thought we weren't going to have to make it to Holy City before it closed but we made it and I am glad. This place was awesome, tons of beer selection six packs to-go as well as mix-a-six.

I had two amazing beers that I had to get in growlers. A maple bacon porter and a milk brown ale.

Forget going to Westbrook, go here instead. (339 characters)

Photo of jaswilson2
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of DrinkDrankPunk
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Djm04f
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Last brewery stop in Charleston, and I'm glad I braved the crappy weather to track this place down. It is hard to find, as it's not on a road, but it's behind two shady looking shops in a warehouse area (what brewery isn't, though?)

Cool place, lots of space at the bar, and plenty of places to sit and hang out, plus a pool table. Great pretzel, really soaked up the booze.Lots of stuff on tap. They have a core lineup of 5 or so beers, their porter, wheat ale, an IPA, and some others. But the show stealer was the honey srirach porter. Holy God in Heaven, this was perfect. A Sriracha beer can only go two ways: really good or really bad, and this was really well done. The barrel aged oyster stout was great, too, despite what the uber hipster sitting next to me said. One downside is that one of the bartenders was kind of a disinterested douche, maybe because we weren't locals, IDK. Other guy was great and friendly. Overall, a great brewery tucked away in Charleston, and definitely worth a visit. (1,006 characters)

Photo of JoshuaShort13
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mikestaf
4.05/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of RavenForBeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dmmflys
3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

beer is good but most is very hop forward, busy place, employees are nice but not overly freindly (97 characters)

Photo of Wiseaxe
4.44/5  rDev +3%

Photo of GatorCoop
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Bill-w
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of NJB145
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
5/5  rDev +16%

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. (615 characters)

Photo of KZane
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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Holy City Brewing in North Charleston, SC
94 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.