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Tradesman Brewing Company

Tucked behind Claire’s Exxon on James Island you’ll find Charleston’s newest nano brewery: Tradesman Brewing Company

After signing the lease for their new venture, owners and child hood friends asked for assistance with the development of their tasting room feel.  With the “Tradesman” name in tact, images of mom and pop taprooms that catered to the local trades in the 1930s and 40s were conjured up.

1930s Hotel Bar

The challenge was on: create a cozy, pub like feel in a former office space on a diminutive budget.

Tradesman Brewing before photo

Beginning with paint, the most economical of trans-formative tools, we developed a dramatic color scheme.  Using the Sherwin Williams Arts and Crafts historic palette a rich, gold was chosen for the overall color with red and blue accent walls.

Sherwin Williams Arts and Crafts palette

The two room space was planned to accommodate the bar area along with some comfortable seating for patrons to enjoy a libation.

Tradesman Brewing floor plan

One of the quirky focal points of the lounge area is the nail bin that came from a grandmother’s mercantile store in Mt. Pleasant.   It now holds merchandise that sport the Tradesman Brewing Co. logo.

Tradesman Brewing James Island

The metal lights, that were repurposed from the brewery warehouse, replaced commercial style fluorescent fixtures.

Tradesman Brewing tasting room

Old tools are displayed throughout in keeping with the working man’s theme.

Old tools Tradesman Brewing

Mr. H says: Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder-Enjoy!