St. James Gate a Proper Irish Pub opened on Folly Beach in June 2015. The original Gate was named after the area off the south quays of Dublin, St. James's Gate has been associated with the brewing trade since the 17th Century. On 31 December 1759 the lease was signed over to Arthur Guinness for 9,000 years at £45 per year, St James's Gate has been the Guinness brewery ever since.
With a commitment to locally sourced food, hand-crafted cocktails, and a unique assortment of fine wine, beer and stout we want to be your local. Designed by international designer Benjamin Kay (an English lad with an Irish spirit) and The Teevan family, the Pub boasts an interior of wood, stone, and warm lighting that will become your home away from home. Our ‘secret' Garden is a pet friendly oasis off Center Street. It features a wood-burning fireplace in cooler months and a sunny European style cafe the rest of the year. A place to enjoy one of our famous Irish Coffees, whether hot or frozen.
In The Green Room, our upstairs event space, we are honored to host all your functions, from weddings to wakes, in true Irish fashion. Our goal is to be the easiest, most flexible place to book your special event on Folly Beach. With a full-time event coordinator/wedding planner on staff we can make your beach wedding a breeze. Our unique air-conditioned space is used year round for birthday & bachelorette parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, reunions, corporate events, office holiday parties… anything
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