Beer has been a major part of our history, from the first bottle opener, fashioned from mastodon teeth, to the final keg stand of Washington's presidency. Celebrate the brew that's been through it all with today's Groupon: for $7, you get a guided historical walking tour of Charleston's pubs from Charles Towne Pub Stroll (up to a $15 value; a $13 value when purchased online). Tours take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., though it is requested patrons arrive 15 minutes early.
Charles Towne Pub Stroll historian and Charleston native Alan Stello dons period-specific garb and guides ale academics through the city's hops-centric history. Thirsty travelers meet in Washington Square Park and venture through the historic streets of downtown Charleston while being regaled with beer-specific history, such as the time John Adams unknowingly drank nonalcoholic beer and faked his way into a drunken stupor. Barrel through the streets while your knowledgeable guide narrates about the drinking habits of early descendants and the politics and criminals of the prohibition era. Along the way, those of age will have the opportunity to be ushered into historical taverns, where they can appreciate libational liquids and toast their glasses to their trusty tour guide. Tour price does not include cost of drinks.
Charlestowne Pub Stroll
Charlestowne Pub Stroll's knowledgeable guides cover nearly 300 years of history during their three-hour walking tours, shedding light on the city's libation-steeped past. Guide dressed in full pirate or colonial regalia lead guests along Meeting Street, Broad Street, and throughout the Charleston historic district as they point out the area’s most historically significant pubs. They regale guests with tales of Prohibition-era criminals, early drinking habits, and other historical oddities, including that time when drinking a full gallon of milk was temporarily outlawed in Charleston in the 1900s. Throughout the tour, groups will stop into select watering holes to sample the storied brews for themselves at an extra cost.
78 Broad St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29401