Holy City Brewing

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Holy City BrewingHoly City Brewing
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3.83/5
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1,569 Ratings
Holy City BrewingHoly City Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, 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

Added by goindownsouth on 03-16-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
99
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
1,569
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.29/5
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
92
pDev:
8.16%
 
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Reviews by xseanprimex:
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4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Jlang2012
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Damian74
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of donjarema
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of clemsonalum11
4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of willreid86
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of PorterLambic
4.42/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of qcghost
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of vikinghorn
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of redfish2942
4.46/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Bubbaj9
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Fun place, my daughter and my dog had fun also.

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Photo of Lorenzous
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Large tap list; quality was only ok, but space and atmosphere-wise an awesome place you could hang out at all day. They had cornhole, a basketball hoop, good BBQ food trucks, and a ton of tables to hang out at outside. Would love to go back and just hang out for a few hours.

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Photo of ridertroy
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.82/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JohnBradSC
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of nickfl
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Holy City Brewing in North Charleston, SC
Brewery rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,569 ratings
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