16 Best Rooftop Bars in Charleston

16 Best Rooftop Bars in Charleston

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Ready to revel in the sweeping views of the Holy City with a specialty cocktail in hand? Scroll on to discover our favorite rooftop bars in the Lowcountry.

1. Fiat Lux

Fiat Lux

Head to the rooftop bar, Fiat Lux, at the luxurious Hotel Bennett to score one of the best aerial views of Charleston’s stunning skyline and the below Marion Square.

2. The Cocktail Club

The Cocktail Club

The rooftop terrace at The Cocktail Club includes a garden that provides fresh garnishes for many of the cocktails.

3. Élevé Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge


Dine on farm-to-table cuisine at the luxurious rooftop restaurant and terrace at the Grand Bohemian Hotel’s rooftop restaurant & lounge, Élevé.

4. Satellite Bar


Satellite Bar

Sip on an El Matador cocktail (silver tequila + elderflower + southern twist ginger & jalapeno + fresh grapefruit juice) on the rooftop at the Satellite Bar while enjoying the hustle and bustle of King Street below.

5. The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue

The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue

As temperatures begin to cool and the sun begins to set, head to The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue to catch a vibrant watercolor scene over the Charleston harbor.

6. Pavilion Bar

Pavilion Bar at Market Pavilion

Sophistication and style set the scene for the Pavilion Bar, which boasts Charleston’s only rooftop cascading pool.

7. 45 Waterside

45 Waterside

Hilton Garden Inn’s classy lounge, 45 Waterside, provides a breathtaking view of the Ashley Marina.

8. Aqua Terrace Rooftop Bar

Aqua Terrace

Southern spirits and stunning sunsets steal the show at the Charleston Marriott Aqua Terrace Rooftop Bar.

9. The Watch Rooftop

The Watch Rooftop

Enjoy a refreshing glass of rosé and plate of house truffle frites with a side of sunset at The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits.

10. The Citrus Club

The Citrus Club at The Dewberry

Located at The Dewberry, this modern chic rooftop bar is the perfect spot for a girls night out on the town. Citrus Club features unobstructed views of the city and sea, citrus-inspired cocktails and fresh lite bites.

11. Charleston Harbor Fish House

Charleston Harbor Fish House

Enjoy fresh-from-the-dock seafood, refreshing brew and one of the best sunset views in the Lowcountry at Charleston Harbor Fish House.

12. Uptown Social

Uptown Social

Uptown Social is the hippest rooftop hangout for social butterflies! Sip frozen cocktails while listening to live music nightly and don’t miss out on ordering one of their tasty bar pizzas. “The Pesto’s Yet to Come” is a favorite!

13. The Loutrel

The Loutrel

Check in to The Loutrel and enjoy the garden-inspired hotel’s spacious rooftop terrace (open to guests and guests of guests) while sipping your favorite cocktail (served with a Charleston twist) and dining on bite-sized, savory flavors.

14. Ritual


Ritual transforms from a restaurant and lounge during the day to bar and nightclub at night. Enjoy culinary dishes inspired by Tulum and Latin America while sipping exotic cocktails.

Dive into vibrant culinary traditions of Tulum and Latin America.

15. Little Palm

Little Palm

The Ryder Hotel‘s Little Palm is a breezy poolside restaurant and bar offering vibrant cocktails and seasonal ingredient-driven dishes.

16. The Backyard

The Backyard

The Backyard at The Ryder Hotel offers good vibes and bright flavors. Enjoy craft cocktails at the island-inspired bar or cozy up next to one of the fireside lounges.

Click here to check out more of Charleston’s nightlife scene. Cheers!


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