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Charleston Breweries: Holy City & Palmetto & Revelry

Any excuse to visit a brewery, right?
When Patrick and I started off on our Charleston/Kiawah/Beaufort/Savannah trip the other weekend, we had every intention of popping into Westbrook Brewing in Charleston to pick up two very important things for our wedding. However, they closed at 7 and we didn't get out of Columbia until after 5:30. Womp womp.
That left us with some free time we hadn't planned on, so we resorted to our favorite activity to pass the time: spontaneous brewery pit stops!
First up was Holy City Brewing.

We've been here before {and loved it} so it was an easy decision to stop by here. Plus, we love their french fries and the fries alone are worth stopping for. Patrick and I grabbed a beer {Holy City Washout Wheat for the win}, dinner {chicken wings for him, pimento cheese burger for me, and a shared basket of fries}, and picked up something for our wedding.

If you're looking for a brewery with good food, look no further. You've gotta go to Holy City.
Next, we decided to head into downtown Charleston and check out Palmetto Brewing.

The beer I had {Palmetto Pilsner} was very good and we really enjoyed the building and outdoor areas at this brewery. However... we both felt that this had more of a "bar" feel than a brewery feel. It was crowded, there were not many places to sit, and it was so LOUD. I'm glad we went and crossed this one off our list but I'm not sure if we'll be back to this one.

We had a little bit more time to kill, so I google mapped where Revelry Brewing was. It was a two minute drive from Palmetto! We had to go, naturally.

Revelry Brewing was much more our type of brewery and we loved it from the minute we drove up to it. They have a good outdoor seating area, a huge open garage door on the side of the brewery, and part of their bar is made up of an old piano.
That's right.

A piano.

That was hands down my favorite part of the entire brewery. My beer {Gullah Cream Ale} was absolutely fantastic, too.

One week, five total breweries {including a trip to River Rat in Columbia & one down in Savannah}, and three more breweries crossed off our never ending bucket list. I think that counts as a successful week, right?

Check back tomorrow for our Savannah Brewery adventure!


  1. I'm so glad you had a chance to check these out! We typically go to Palmetto in the afternoon when we can sit outside and play corn hole - I guess I'm not surprised that it's more like a bar at night. Revelry is still one of my faves - such a fun spot!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  2. I love unique both places look! It seems like you had a blast :)

  3. That is such a fun and unique place to visit! I love little places like that.

  4. So fun! I love breweries too and we are finally getting some cropping up here. Getting so close to the wedding, good luck on all the last minute stuff!

  5. I want to check out Holy City just for that burger! I love the entrance to Palmetto but that sucks to hear it was so loud. I can't deal with loud bars any more. <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. wow, definitely a successful week. i like a bar when i want to go to one, i don't think i would like to go to a brewery and have it feel like a bar.
    meanwhile, how does one 'share' a basket of fries? that's crazy talk!

  7. Umm that burger is making me wish I was eating that for dinner!! Love the art work in one of the breweries! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  8. I didn't realize that Charleston had so many awesome breweries! It's just another way that I can convince my husband to make a trip there with me! Revelry Brewing sounds like a place that I would love too!

  9. How cool is that piano bar?! I love hearing about all your brewery stops!


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