City strolls are far more agreeable social events than police-station crawls, porcupine-cuddling parties, and jury-duty proms. Skip having to unanimously decide which landmark is guiltiest with today's Groupon to Walk Charleston. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get a walking tour of Charleston's pubs (a $15 value).
- For $6, you get a sunrise walking tour of Charleston's historical sights (a $15 value).
The Charles Towne pub stroll mixes historical anecdotes with a night of jovial beer sampling inside Charleston's oldest drinking establishments. Decked in a tricorne hat and other 18th-century regalia, your tour guide will excitedly share stories about Charlestown's 300-year pub past, including how the taprooms survived during the alcohol-banishing Prohibition era. Tours typically visit three to five pubs per evening, ensuring that feet remain comfortable and the revelry doesn’t escalate to the level of 18th-century laser-gun duels. Pub crawlers meet their tour guide at Washington Square Park at 6:45 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Historian and published author John Young will equally elevate early risers during his sunrise walking tour, which begins daily at 8:30 a.m. As he leads learners past Charleston's legendary landmarks, such as High Battery and St. Michael's Church, Young will recount 340 years of the city's history, from the American Revolution through the Civil War and Hurricane Hugo, one of Charleston's more destructive nightclub entertainers. Call (843) 345-9714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- Our favorite stop is the Blind Tiger, where Stello says patrons used to pay to enter the pub to see a "blind tiger" and upon entrance, received complimentary drinks. The pub used this technique to avoid breaking the law of selling alcohol during the probibition [sic] era. – Marina Fleming, Charleston City Paper
- The tour guide was high energy and had lots of fun stories to tell about the history of Charleston and how alcohol played a part in it. – JennandJason2009, TripAdvisor
- We learned all sorts of fun and bizarre facts and had a great time doing it. We met tons of other fun people on the tour as well. – JMWColumbus_OH, TripAdvisor
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.