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 by nickfl:
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nickfl from Florida

3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Jul 28, 2015
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