What Are the Best Rooftop Bars in Charleston?

It’s time to take your Holy City getaway to new heights… literally! Start your next night out on one of Charleston’s rooftop bars. Handcrafted cocktails, incredible views, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience are all waiting to be discovered. With our help, finding the perfect spot has never been easier. Additionally, for more unbelievable recommendations on the city’s best restaurants, attractions, and events, take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide! The getaway of your dreams starts right here.

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The Best Rooftop Bars Charleston

Stars Rooftop & Grille Room

Stars operates as a sophisticated new-American restaurant during the day but comes alive at night. The dining room transforms into a dance floor with a live DJ and the rooftop bar attracts spirited crowds. Enjoy the only 360-degree view of Charleston’s historic district while sipping on select wines, draught beer, and specialty cocktails. The rooftop also offers group seating and lounge areas, making it the perfect spot for groups of friends to hang out or take a break from the dance floor.

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits

For a more sophisticated and quiet start to your evening, The Watch sits atop Charleston’s Restoration Hotel and boasts small plates, an incredible wine selection, and delicious cocktails. If you want an option where you can enjoy the view and avoid the large crowds that take over some of Charleston’s other King Street bars, this is the perfect option and a romantic way to start your evening.

Uptown Social

As one of the more popular hang-out spots on King Street, uptown social attracts large crowds almost every night. This neighborhood sports bar typically attracts younger audiences looking for quick eats and casual nightlife. The secluded rooftop patio has its own bar with a wide selection of beers and frozen cocktails. If you’re looking for the heartbeat of Charleston bar scene, this might be it.


At the rooftop of the Grand Bohemian Hotel sits Élevé, an enchanting bar with a style that’s all its own. With a smart and sophisticated setting and some of the best specialty cocktails in the city, this is one of the more affluent rooftop options in Charleston. If you’re willing to dig a little bit deeper into your pocketbook, Élevé is well worth the experience!

The Pavilion

Overlooking Charleston Harbor and Market Street, The Pavilion offers a can’t-miss rooftop oasis. Savor the view while enjoying drinks from their extensive wine list or specialty cocktail menu. The Pavilion is the perfect way to start your night.

Where to Stay in Downtown Charleston

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Take a look at our Queen Room, for example. This spacious guest room features two queen-size beds and an open floor plan. The best part? Our hotel is conveniently located across from Marion Square in Charleston’s historic district, giving you easy access to all of the best things to do in the Holy City. What are you waiting for?

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