Best Rooftop Bars in Downtown Charleston

September 21, 2021

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a cocktail or appetizer on an open-air rooftop. From the 360-degree views at the Citrus Club to the vibrant scene at Uptown Social, these are the must-visit rooftop bars in downtown Charleston.

THE BEST ROOFTOP BARS IN Downtown CHARLESTON


Uptown Social

Neighborhood: Downtown | Upper King

Get your picture with the “social butterfly” mural at this rooftop on Upper King. Uptown Social‘s patio features live music, frozen drinks, and the occasional workout class.

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Citrus Club

Neighborhood: Downtown | Mazyck-Wraggborough

The Citrus Club is located within the Dewberry Hotel in downtown Charleston. Enjoy the highest public viewpoint in the city while sipping on a tropical cocktail. Reservations are recommended.

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The Rooftop at The Vendue

NeighborhoodDowntown | French Quarter

The Rooftop at The Vendue Hotel is considered a go-to rooftop with views of the Charleston Harbor and Arthur Ravenal Jr. Bridge. This rooftop also serves lunch and dinner, setting it apart from some of the other rooftops in town.

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Stars Rooftop & Grill Room


NeighborhoodDowntown | Upper King

Stars Rooftop & Grill Room is a Charleston favorite when it comes to rooftops. Located on Upper King, this is a great stop before or after dinner. Stars also has heaters for when the weather is chilly, so don’t let cold weather steer you away.

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Revelry Brewing Co.

Neighborhood: Downtown | NoMo

Make your way up the stairs to enjoy the massive rooftop at Revelry Brewing in NoMo. Check out the brewing process inside while you’re there! 

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Pavilion Bar

Neighborhood: Downtown | French Quarter

Pavillion Bar is located at the top of the Market Pavilion Hotel. This rooftop oasis features a pool (available to hotel guests only), signature cocktails, and beautiful views of downtown Charleston.

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Pour Taproom

Neighborhood: Downtown | Upper King

Pour Taproom is located on the 9th floor of Historic District Hyatt. The “tallest rooftop bar in Charleston” serves craft beer, wine, and cocktails—all on tap. Just open a tab and serve yourself.

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The Cocktail Club

The Cocktail Club

Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King

The Cocktail Club is an upscale lounge that uses rare liquors, fresh-squeezed juices, and modern ingredients to create unique, signature cocktails.

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The Watch Rooftop & Spirits

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Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King

The Watch Rooftop & Spirits is located at the top of The Restoration Hotel. Enjoy sophisticated cocktails like Amber Waves, Sunset Spritz, and Rosé Retreat while taking in the beautiful panoramic view of Charleston. This rooftop bar also offers delicious bites. The fried brussels and truffle fries are highly recommended.

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Élevé Rooftop Lounge

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NeighborhoodDowntown | Lower King

Élevé Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge is located within the Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Charleston near Lower King. This is the ideal spot to grab a drink and enjoy the outdoor areas. There is often a DJ or live music, too.

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