Holy City Brewing

Holy City BrewingHoly City Brewing
Holy City BrewingHoly City Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

4155 Dorchester Rd
Ste C
North Charleston, South Carolina, 29405-7486
United States

(843) 637-1161 | map
holycitybrewing.com

Notes: Hours:
Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
BEER STATS
Average:
3.8
Beers:
102
Reviews:
297
Ratings:
1,668
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.28
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
99
pDev:
8.18%
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 99 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by DarkerTheBetter:
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DarkerTheBetter from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

Oct 12, 2014
More User Reviews:
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 02, 2020
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puftdank from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Oct 10, 2019
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Wrigfen from South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

What a great place to hang out. Extremely casual with indoor and outdoor seating.
Always great music playing, ample enough TVs, bar seating, table and bench seating.
Typically 25 beers on tap all brewed on site.
Give it a try when in the area. I have more than several times. Food pretty good today. Friendly and laid back.

Jun 12, 2019
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jbarry3000 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 08, 2018
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aalmeida from South Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

If you are looking for a brewery that is tucked out of the way and inside of an old mechanic shop, this is the place! Lot's of options. Most of them were pretty good.

Feb 23, 2018
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jimbailey from South Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I have been here so many times over the past several years, but the past two times the old grain outside smelled so bad that I had to leave. They always have plenty of decent beer to choose from and the service is good, but that smell was terrible.

Feb 22, 2018
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Keeling from California

4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Dec 27, 2017
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped by on a hot, hot and more hot Charleston summer day. The spot is in a odd spot, tucked behind a salvage yard, but the odd location adds to the overall charm. They were slammed as people tried to get as close to a fan as possible. The beers were solid with a couple of funky styles. Nice blend of sours thrown in. I went back two more times before I left town.

Aug 04, 2017
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Jlang2012 from South Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

May 01, 2017
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Damian74 from South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Apr 15, 2017
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donjarema from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Feb 20, 2017
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iRun2Beer from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jan 17, 2017
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AMarkle6524 from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Oct 02, 2016
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

It was raining and very packed when we were here, not really the norm i've heard. I'd avoid at peak times if you can though. Mid-size brewery with a bar that seated 2 dozen or so, plus lots of seating indoors and outdoors.

Selection was very good, and I was impressed with some of the one-offs, namely the BA blackberry saison and Lowcountry Outlaw. They did a single hop pale with Ariana hops (Exp Pale 1), which was very good. The same beer with a different hop wasn't as good, oddly enough (Exp Pale 2 - Callista).

Service was a little slow, but again it was basically 3 deep at the bar the whole time. Not really a beer geek crowd, lots of college kids and family birthday parties that day, even a guy with a pet tortoise.

Interesting place that i'd like to return to and try more of their beers. They had a pretty extensive selection.

Sep 19, 2016
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SDRedDevil from California

4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Aug 08, 2016
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KYGunner from Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I'm 45 years old and like a nice quiet space where I can geek out to the nuances of my beer. Holy City is not that quiet corner but a 20 somethings paradise. I hate to drop the overall score of this place, so I won't, but it's a loud party spot for corn hole, basketball and music. Huge tap list with some really cool stuff but I couldn't talk to my friends about it cause it was too loud. If it's too loud I'm too old.

Jul 13, 2016
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CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Jun 10, 2016
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Dicers from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

May 25, 2016
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clemsonalum11 from South Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

May 20, 2016
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willreid86 from South Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

May 16, 2016
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PorterLambic from Florida

4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The earliest opening tasting room in the Charleston area and the one with the longest hours. I know, I went to all 12 that are open (as of 5/8/2016).
My only complaint, no A/C on inside, which, in early May wasn't the best choice.
Big place hidden behind an auto body shop. Seems like you're driving through their parking lot? You are in the correct place.
Huge selection of their beers available. Friendly, helpful staff, lots of table space both inside and out.

May 15, 2016
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qcghost from North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Apr 10, 2016
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vikinghorn from Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Mar 21, 2016
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redfish2942 from South Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Mar 14, 2016
Holy City Brewing in North Charleston, SC
Brewery rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1668 ratings