13 Best Rooftop Bars in Charleston

13 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 Charleston rooftop bars including Fiat Lux at Hotel Bennett, The Citrus Club at The Dewberry, The Cocktail Club, Elevé at Grand Bohemian Hotel, STARS, The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue, Uptown Social, Pavilion Bar45 WatersideCharleston Harbor Bridge BarCharleston Marriott Aqua Terrace Rooftop Bar, The Rooftop Terrace at The Loutrel and The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits.

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.

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

Dine on farm-to-table cuisine at the luxurious rooftop restaurant and terrace at the Grand Bohemian Hotel.


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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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


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