Guided tour

Charleston: Speakeasy Sagas Prohibition Pub Crawl

4.2 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: Revelry Tours

Charleston: Speakeasy Sagas Prohibition Pub Crawl

Activity provider: Revelry Tours
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From US$ 35 per person

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Discover the fascinating history of Charleston during the Prohibition era on a guided tour. Hear interesting and wacky stories as you visit some of the best bars in the city.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about how Prohibition began in Charleston during the 1920s
  • Taste some of the best cocktails in town as you explore Charleston
  • Enjoy a tour that is both historically informative, and a social night out
  • Hear some of the crazy stories of drinking from the Prohibition era
  • Visit some of the best bars and cocktail lounges the city has to offer
Full description

Learn more about Charleston during Prohibition on a lively guided tour. Hop from bar to bar and sip on delicious cocktails as you hear funny and outlandish stories from the 1920s.

Meet your guide in downtown Charleston for a combination history tour and bar crawl. Hear more about the lesser-known characters who made names for themselves in the era of Prohibition. Discover the wild and wacky legends that you may not have heard of before, but you’ll never be able to forget. As you explore the bars and cocktail lounges of the present day, enjoy delicious cocktails to get your night off to a great start. Get an accurate picture of the nightlife of the city in the present day as you explore its most vibrant streets.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People under 21 years
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you on the steps of the U.S. Custom House, on the East Bay Street side. Please note that this is the back entrance of the Custom House.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Due to local laws, you may not carry your drinks between bars
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5

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While there was not much pub history save for the Blind Tiger or cocktails specific to the region or city, the history was interesting. Our guide Jamie was excellent and full of knowledge about the city's Prohibition Era. Jamie had some great stories of the interesting figures who played key and oftentimes controversial roles in this segment of history.

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October 8, 2022

The speakeasy your in Charleston is good on content, but not great on the locations. The your highlights much of the overall concepts of prohibition (our guide was quite knowledgeable), but did not directly connect us to histories of the taverns and ‘speakeasies’ of Charleston. The Blind Tiger was the only one with a historical speakeasy reference, whereas the other 2 we visited were more older taverns with character. We enjoyed the pleasantry of the tour guide and the company of our other tour guests. If you are looking for ‘under current’ knowledge of Charleston this might not be the right tour at this time. Hopefully it will become more relatable with histories of the taverns themselves.

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July 19, 2022

Great tour that gives you the history of prohibition and my interesting personal stories from our guide Don. You get visit 4 different bars and try 4 different cocktails while Don is explaining all the history and stories. I think it was fun and something different then the usual tours. The only thing I would suggest...is to be in a quieter spot in these bars...very hard to hear what Don was saying with the music and people chatter. The cocktails served were good...I would suggest a rum drink instead of 2 gin drinks.

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June 13, 2022

Product ID: 411527