The Charleston Beer Exchange | Charleston, South Carolina
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The Charleston Beer Exchange
World Class based on 76 ratings
Type: Beer Store

14 Exchange St
Charleston, South Carolina United States 29401 [ print map ]
843 577 5446 | twitter

Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 6:00 PM

Mayor: icehawk (29) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 900+

The Charleston Beer Exchange

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Beer Available At The Charleston Beer Exchange (arranged by most recent)
Allagash Midnight Brett 98, Smuttynose Short Batch #18 Durty 96, COAST HopArt IPA 95, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Red Hare Gangway IPA 80, Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple 95, Gales Prize Old Ale (2008 onwards) 81, Gales Conquest Ale Masterbrew 36, Off Color Troublesome 89, Westbrook Grumpy Old Time 96, Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 2 Cognac 86, Westbrook Citrus Ninja Exchange (2013) 98, Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green 2013 (Centennial) 86, Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale 98, To Øl/Omnipollo Brewmance Imperial Bourbon Barrel Aged Wild Honey Stout 98, Engelszell Benno Trappistenbier 81, Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale 92, Left Hand Oktoberfest 60, Bells Best Brown Ale 93, Evil Twin Justin Blåbær (Brunello Wine Barrel Aged) 94
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76 reviews for The Charleston Beer Exchange
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  96%
 Selection  93%
 Food  100%
 Value  82%
 Overall  93%
 Rating  100%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
rbrazell  (35) Tallahassee, Florida | July 13, 2013
Three trips in a week during my visit to Charleston to this fantastic little beer store. Located in a historic building that has a very warm and cozy atmosphere. No crappy beers in this store. Everything very organized. Great local selection and imports. 10 tap growler bar. Extremely awesome, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Amazing place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous  (62) Lexington, Kentucky | July 8, 2013
Small shop in downtown Charleston area. We walked from hotel. Nice and solid selection. I hoped to find more local beer, but did walk out with a few things, including Justin Blåbær . Big import section and growlers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
brooker  (25) South Carolina | June 25, 2013| Updated June 26, 2013
There’s nowhere else you should go for bottles and growlers in downtown Charleston. Period. The guys at the shop are the absolute best in the business. You might have an issue with parking as it is downtown and Charleston can get mighty packed. But, make it a point to go if you’re down that way. You’ll be glad you did. Amazing service and fantastic bottle selection. Also, 10 taps for growlers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
JCB  (206) Durham, North Carolina | May 5, 2013
Pop-in visit right after the CBX opened one morning, and was knocked on my ass at the greatness contained in such a tidy spot. A tiny, woody nook that one can imagine had some nautical purpose in the 17th or 18th century, now crammed with so much craft beer that I was very cautious with my movements (that being more or less the only knock on the joint, as if too much beer is really a knock). Killer selection, including excellent taps. Fabulous service. Prices maybe a scootch high, but there’s so much stuff you can’t get elsewhere that it’s hardly a demerit. Prioritize this place if ever in town.
swoopjones  (294) Buffalo, New York | May 3, 2013
great store, solid selection, locals, imports, SE beers. Very knowledgable staff. A must stop in Charleston
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu  (385) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 21, 2012
Stopped in here with my wife during a day walking around downtown Charleston. The location is perfect, right where Exchange meets East Bay, around the corner from the east end of Broad Street. Very cool storefront in an old historic building. I was looking for any good stuff from Westbrook and COAST and ended up successful on both fronts. The selection isn’t huge but extremely well curated. There were 2 guys working and both were extremely friendly, helpful, and really knew their stuff. 9 taps for growler fills of 3 sizes; nothing jumped out at me this time but I’ve seen some of the stuff that rolls through. This place would be dangerous for me if I lived in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ben4321  (209) Hoboken, New Jersey | December 7, 2012
This place is tiny and great. The shelves were completely stocked with beer, and the selection was very solid. Employees were very helpful. Decent draft list for growler fills too. I don’t have a bad thing to say, if I was local I’d shop here VERY often.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Karstenborg  (1) , Denmark | November 29, 2012
Visited on Now. 4, 2012. Excellent little place. Absolutely top store!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
jhp40219  (21) Louisville, Kentucky | October 14, 2012
Visited on Oct. 11, 2012. This was my 3rd visit to Charleston, and my 3rd visit to CBX. Excellent little place tucked away on a side street next to Rainbow Row. Certainly the best beer place I have visited in South Carolina. Rather small, but stocked to the ceiling with selections. They use the space well! For such a small place, they have an outstanding selection of American and import craft brews. Many, many different breweries in stock with a very good selection of different brews by each brewery. Mostly warm beers, but they do have a smaller cooler with cold beers. The store seems to focus more 22 oz. bombers, but they more than enough 12oz and 6-packs in stock as well. Plus they have 9 taps that only have the top of the top on tap! Seriously, they get some of the rarest beers out there on tap somehow. By state law they don’t allow sampling, but after asking one of the guys working, the ones on tap I asked about were described to me in so much detail that I almost felt like I had sampled them! Plus they allow mix and match on all beers they stock and they pro-rate the cost! So no jacking up of the price because you are buying only one bottle. Prices are very reasonable as well. I’m not sure how they do that, because rent here couldn’t be cheap given the historic area this is located in. There were two guys working when I was in, both were extremely friendly and talked beer with me at length. In short, if you are anywhere near Charleston, this place alone is worth the trip! Absolutely top notch!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
changeup45  (109) Mount Dora, Florida | July 12, 2012
I finally got the chance to visit the historic downdown Charleston area and the highly rated Charleston Beer Exchange. Having been to their Greenville location before, I can safely say that this one is nearly identical. I love what these guys do; just beer, an excellent selection, growler stations, clean and well-organized, while having a friendly and very knowlegeable staff. A must stop for the craft beer fan if in the area.

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