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

Notes: Hours:
Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 99 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by joe1510:
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

Sep 04, 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