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Good Times and Great Spirits Await You At Firefly Distillery
South Carolina distilleries don’t get much better than the Firefly Distillery. If you haven’t heard of Firefly, are you living under a rock? This distillery is much more than just a distillery. It’s a concert venue, family-friendly outing (no, really), food truck wonderland, and more. In short, it’s the perfect local setting for military members and families on or near JB Charleston to enjoy during their off time. Let’s find out why.
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Firefly Distillery: Charleston’s (Not So) Hidden Gem
Out of nearly half a thousand reviews on Google reviews, Firefly Distillery is sitting at a 4.7/5.0. On TripAdvisor and Yelp, they’re at a 4.5. As you can tell, the public loves Firefly Distillery, Charleston, SC’s not-so-hidden gem. The reason is about a million-fold, but we’ll start with the top eight.
- They’re a family-friendly establishment.
- They’re a pet-friendly establishment (outside the distillery, at least).
- Admission is cheap.
- They hold exciting events throughout the year.
- They host an incredible Firefly Distillery concert series throughout the year.
- You can rent out the distillery for events.
- They’re fully ADA compliant.
- Last, but definitely not least, their wine and spirits are TO DIE FOR.
Let’s dive into a few of these points to highlight why the Firefly Distillery is a must-visit for military members.
Admission, Pricing, and Hours of Operation
Firefly Distillery, North Charleston’s gem of wine and spirits, is open every day except Sunday. From Monday-Saturday, you can visit the distillery from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you want to do a tasting, they’ll be starting the very last tasting of the night at 5:30 p.m., so don’t expect to show up at 5:59 p.m. and get a tasting!
The cost of admission to the distillery is $13 per person. This admission price also includes a tasting flight with six spirits, and, of course, you can purchase Firefly cocktails if you want, too.
And yes, you CAN bring kids to the distillery! As long as your kids are accompanied by an adult at all times, they’re welcome throughout the facility.
Firefly also hosts private tours and tastings, but these are on an as-requested basis. Reach out to the team at the following email to request a private tour or tasting.
You can find the distillery here:
4201 Spruill Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: 1 (843) 557-1405
Firefly Distillery Events
If you visit their News & Events page, you’ll be able to tap into their entire calendar of events, which usually stretches about two months in advance, giving you plenty of time to plan your next outing at the distillery.
On the calendar, you’ll see highlighted Food Truck Days, yoga events, live music, free admission days, specialty flea markets, and more. No matter what you’re interested in, there’s likely to be an event you’ll love at this distillery.
The calendar gets updated periodically, so be sure to keep checking in for updated entries and times.
The Firefly Distillery concert is one of the biggest draws to the area. You can bring blankets and chairs and sit out in the 4-acre field to enjoy one of the many musical guests they bring to the distillery multiple times per month. Concerts usually start around 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and they can get packed, so plan ahead and get there as soon as the doors open!
Want to host your own event at the distillery? That’s no problem! There are six event spaces in the distillery for you to choose from. The distillery as a whole spans over 25,000 feet and has a capacity of just over 2,000 people, so there’s no need to worry about whether or not they can accommodate your special event.
The Spirits Don’t Disappoint
In the midst of all the amazing activities and events hosted by the distillery, don’t forget that they’re a distillery first and foremost – and a dang good one at that. Their vodka is famous across the country, especially their Lemonade Vodka.
As a southern distillery, they’d be remiss if they didn’t offer an impressive selection of moonshine, as well. Try White Lightning for that traditional, made-in-the-hills taste or Apple Pie moonshine for a sweet twist on the moonshine we all know and love (except the minors among us). Rum and Firefly specialties, like Sweet Tea whiskey, Coconut Cake liqueur, and Sea Island Java rum, abound, too.
Visit Firefly Distillery for an All-Around Great Time
This distillery is more than just an alcohol shop. It’s a full-fledged family outing that everyone – even the pets – can partake in. If you want to have a good time (both now and later), visit the Firefly Distillery today.
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