Charleston Mixology Walking Tour: History And Cocktails

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    5:45 PM
  • Departure Details :
    547 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Think of this tour as a mobile cocktail party in beautiful Charleston. This 1.5-hour tour introduces you to some of Charleston's best Mixologists. Each Mixology Tour stops at three watering holes where guests will meet the magicians behind the bars that are mixing Charleston's most exciting, innovative and delicious drinks. After discussing the art and craft of mixing cocktails and gaining insight into how Charleston's mixologists are embracing traditional techniques and are taking ingredients from farm to tumbler, tour participants will have an opportunity to sample a specialty craft cocktail at each of the three stops! While walking between stops, your guide will provide insight into Charleston's cocktail culture, both past and present.
*Please advise about Allergies in the (Special Requirements section) during check out!


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Each Mixology Tour will visit 3 bars. At each bar the group will meet the bartender where he/she will describe the drink being prepared that evening and will typically make the drinks in front of the group. During each 30 minute stop, the group will then have an opportunity to ask questions of the bartender and, of course, enjoy their cocktail. In between stops your guide will share stories about Charleston's past and the food and beverage scene today.


Local professional guide

1 alcoholic drink and water at each stop



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please arrive 15 Minutes Prior to departure.

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Nov-2019

    It wasn't as entertaining as it sounded online!
    One of the venues we planned to go to was actually closed the evening we tried (not the tour guide's fault but there was still a lot of scrambling to find an alternative while we all stood around waiting)
    Didnt learn too much history.
    Drinks were good, but not worth $40.

  • 29-Apr-2019

    Very informative tour with good tastings. Stop one is a cocktail, stop two is a punch bowl style drink, I would recommend a different style drink on the third stop since it is a punch bowl as well (just for a nice change). I recommend eating before :) Overall really good experience with great people. Dustin was AMAZING, I enjoyed attending each location and learning about the drinks and Charleston.

  • 10-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.

  • 22-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.

  • 25-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!

  • 02-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!!

  • 17-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.

  • 22-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.

  • 31-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.

  • 22-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.

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