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Are you ready to elevate your happy hour? Look no further than our curated list of the best rooftop bars in Charleston, SC. From mimosas at brunch to late-night fun, we know the best spots to add to your itinerary for any group. 

Ready to plan the rest of your trip? Use our Charleston “Insider’s Guide” to unlock the vacation of your dreams in Charleston, South Carolina!

The Best Rooftop Brunch  The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits 

 

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The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits is the perfect place to start your day before shopping and sightseeingWith its central location right off King St., you’ll be ready to jump into action after a delectable brunch. The Watch sits atop the Restoration Hotel and boasts “breathtaking panorama of Charleston’s architectural history, from its iconic 350yearold church steeples to the Greek Revival-period buildings that inspired Edgar Allan Poe. Thirsty? Their brunch carafes serve four to six people and can be filled with Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, or Margaritas. From Vanilla Bean Brioche French Toast to Fried Chicken Biscuit, The Watch serves up a tasty Southern brunch for sweet and savory palates alike. 

The Best Rooftop Brews – Pour Taproom 

 

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For a unique rooftop experience, try Pour Taproom! Beer, wine, and cider fans will rejoice in sampling from over 70 rotating taps while taking in the scenic Charleston horizonTo utilize the self-serve tap system, patrons hook their credit or debit card up to a QR code. Looking to sample the selections? The taps are pay-by-the-ounce, so you can sip away without paying for a full glass. Once you’ve settled on a beer that you like (or two!)order up some bar bites and unwind with live music. This rooftop bar is great for a large group with varying tastes or a fun date night for two

The Best Rooftop Bar Nightlife – Uptown Social

 

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Are you the life of the party? So is Uptown Social. This trendy, youthful bar offers nightly live music, latenight hours, and refreshing cocktails. Located on King Street in the Historic District, this #instagrammable bar is, without a doubt, THE place to have a good time. We recommend trying one of their Brooklyn pizza pies (like the famous Wake N Bacon or the Falco Classic) and pairing it with an order of the Truffle Fries. Ready to get the party started? Try a Gone with The Gin, an Uptown Old Fashion, or createyourown pitcher to share! 

The Best Luxury Rooftop Bar – Fiat Lux at Hotel Bennett 

 

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For those who indulge in a bougie lifestyle or simply enjoy the art of the cocktail, Fiat Lux is a must-visit on your trip to Charleston. Overlooking Marion Square and located inside the stunning Hotel Bennett, Fiat Lux serves elegant glamour and delicious drinks. This indoor/outdoor bar concept is perfect for panoramic views of the city, with cover for questionable weather days. Fiat Lux boasts an expansive spirit selection and specialty seasonal cocktails. With ingredients like Boba Pearls, House-Made Wasabi Infusion, Strawberry Jam, and more, you’re likely to experience a flavor explosion unique to any other cocktail expedition.  

BONUS: While you’re here, stop by Charleston’s premier Champagne Lounge, Camellias, located on the first floor. This breathtaking lounge was named the “Most Instragrammable Restaurant in South Carolina” by Food Network Magazine. Be sure to ask your server about a Champagne Flight! 

The Best Rooftop View – Citrus Club at the Dewberry 

 

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Cocktail aficionados will appreciate the craft and presentation of the cocktails at Citrus Club. Located on the 8th floor of the Dewberry Hotel, this James Beard AwardNominated bar offers citrusinspired drinks and the highest rooftop in Charleston. Adjacent to Wragg Square and Marian Squareits sweeping views encompass the lush landscapes of the gardens below. With a rum-forward drink menu, its safe to say the libations have an elevated Tiki vibe. Be sure to order one of their signature daiquiris for the complete experience!

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Now that you’ve made your plans, it’s time to book your accommodations. Luxury Simplified Retreats offers a portfolio of Charleston’s most exclusive vacation rental homes, condos, and villas. You receive upscale amenities, personal services, attention to detail, hand-selected vacation experiences, and premier locations when you book with us.

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