Guided tour

Charleston: Shem Creek Bar Tour

Charleston: Shem Creek Bar Tour

From US$ 35 per person

Join your expert tour guide on the only tour of Shem Creek’s best bars and bites. At each stop, you will receive delicious appetizers, drink recommendations, and a heavy helping of Shem Creek history all the way back to its Native American roots.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Sample light and tasty complimentary appetizers
  • Relax with immediate seating at each location
  • Purchase some fine Southern cocktails and a variety of beverages while listening to local history and tales
  • Discover the history of the city with a licensed tour guide
  • Experience the only active walking tour in Mt. Pleasant
Full description
Guests will meet at the starting location where the host or hostess will lead participants to the correct table. After brief introduction, groups will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of recommended beverages, as they taste a variety of appetizers served at each of the three to four locations visited.  Your licensed tour guide, Capt. Bryan is a 7th generation Charlestonian of Huguenot Heritage and tell you the history of beautiful and historic Shem Creek as the group walks to the various stops. The tour will end at an establishment with a wonderful view of Shem Creek, typically as the sun is setting over the Charleston Harbor. Ride-share services are recommended to make sure you can take full advantage of all the delicious drinks and get home safely.
  • Reservations at three to four locations on or near Historic Shem Creek
  • A licensed tour guide with the City of Charleston
  • Complimentary appetizers at each location visited
  • Drinks, although they can be purchased during the tour
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Customers should go up to host/hostess at "Shelter Kitchen and Bar" at 202 Coleman Boulevard. They will then be lead to the tour guide.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with limited mobility, as some of the restaurants have stairs to enter the premises
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Bryan was so relaxed during the tour to make us very comfortable throughout. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and was able to give us so many good recommendations for other places to go that we wouldn’t have known about without going on this tour. We very much enjoyed our tour and the things we learned about the Shem Creek area!!

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August 20, 2020

A fun and different tour. Captain Bryan was fun and very knowledgeable about the Shem Creek area. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone

September 4, 2021

Captain Bryan was knowledgeable of his city. Great personality! Went out of his way to make the tour enjoyable. The restaurants chosen were great choices and even returned to one for dinner the next evening. Highly recommended!

June 11, 2021

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