Charleston Mixology Walking Tour: History and Cocktails

Charleston, United States

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Experience the spirited side of Charleston with a 1.5-hour mixology tour that explores the city’s craft bars, history and cocktail culture. Visit a series of three neighborhood bars with your local guide, and enjoy a signature cocktail prepared for the group at each stop. Learn the process behind the drink recipes and hear stories about Charleston’s moonshining past. Explore the revival of South Carolina’s 'farm-to-tumbler' distilling culture while kicking off your evening in Charleston with a small group of cocktail lovers.
  • 1.5-hour cocktail tour of Charleston
  • Enjoy craft cocktails at three local bars
  • Meet Charleston's cutting-edge bartenders
  • Start your evening with a fun walking tour
  • Learn about South Carolina's distillers
  • Fun experience for groups, couples and singles

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, Jul 2018

This was our first mixology tour and it was informative with good tastings. I would recommend a different style drink on the 3rd stop since the 2nd stop rink a fantastic punch bowl. Would also add a tasty treat to each stop. Overall good experience, enjoyed attending each location and learning about the drinks.

Lisa P
, Jan 2018

We had such a good time on this tour! Great neighborhood, great bars, excellent bartenders. The drinks were delicious and they went out of their way to accommodate everyone, including making mocktails for a pregnant guest and making a completely different drink for my husband that didnt contain red wine. We visited Prohibition my favorite, we even went back the next day, 492, and Revolution. I highly recommend all 3!
Easily the best part of the tour was our guide, Patrick! He was funny, charming, knowledgeable and personable. He made the entire evening great fun! We would definitely do it again.

Kari H
, Sep 2017

The Mixology Tour was so fun. We went to 3 different bars and the drinks were great. The drinks are not ones I would have ordered but I did enjoy them all. By the end of the tour, you knew everyone around you. Probably not a good idea going to a nice place for dinner, right after the tour. We were a little loud and laughing a lot!

Anna J
, Aug 2017

A relaxed experience and very fun. The bar where the tour starts also has excellent food, I ate there before the tour. Their shrimp and grits was amazing!!

Dormica O
, Jul 2017

Great tour! We learned a few great new drinks however the location listed is wrong and we had to run in the rain 2 miles in the opposite direction to get to the correct location. The guide was great and waited for us and was very apologetic and we received our money back.

Tammy I
, Jan 2017

This was so much fun! Glen was an amazing guide, with so much knowledge of the city and the best places to visit for spirits and food. The mixologists were outstanding. As I watched them wield their magic, I was a little concerned about some of the ingredient and how strong they may be, but each and every cocktail deliciously satisfied the taste buds. I plan on taking this tour each time I visit Charleston.

Carrington C
, Oct 2016

This was a wonderful experience and our tour guide Charlie was incredibly enthusiastic and full of knowledge. We do wish it would include a few more stops and of our three locations Prohibition, HoM, and The Republic Garden and Lounge we loved them all! We only wish at HoM we had more of the same experience at the other two where the bartenders took time to teach us about the history of the drink and how it was made.

Alan A
, Jun 2016

Interesting and enjoyable tour of 3 bars over about 90 minutes. We had actually visited 2 of the bars already in our stay. Good details of the drinks involved and the drinks were very nice as was our guide Charley. The 3 drinks are included.
However, not much about the bar or its history - say that as equivalent tour on New Orleans visits bars with a history and intriguing stories - as well as the drinks.

Erin S
, Mar 2016

Glenn was great and we enjoyed Burwell's. Bartenders were friendly and the atmosphere was lovely. The next two places left a lot to be desired in the drink category. Carmella's was nice and the bartender friendly but we were given a mint and milk based drink. After having the fruity tequila based cocktail at Burwell's, it was pretty bad, Not to mention not everyone is lactose tolerant. I think maybe coordinating cocktails prior to the tour will help the guide. I still had fun but would rather have gone to the rooftop bars Glenn told us about. We escaped and did just that. Vendu was so much nicer. Unfortunately, I still don't know what cocktail is Charleston's specialty.


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