This post is the Ultimate 2021 Rooftop Bar Charleston Guide! In this post you'll find a list of some of the most popular rooftop bars in Charleston, as well as a custom-made interactive Google map that enables you to locate each bar on the map, and also view their business page, get directions, etc. I've also created several cheat sheets that list out The Best Bars in Charleston, broken down into multiple categories. These lists are great for anyone planning a Charleston Bachelor or Bachelorette Party Enjoy!
BEST NIGHTLIFE AND ROOFTOP BARS IN CHARLESTON SC
5 CHARLESTON ROOFTOP BARS PERFECT FOR BACHELORETTE PARTIES & GROUPS
Drinking Booze or a brew with your crew is always better with a beautiful view, Right!? Here in Charleston SC, we will happily accommodate you with all of the above. In this post, I'll give you the deets on all you need to know about the most popular rooftop bars in Charleston. Besides - In the midst of a pandemic, what better COVID-friendly way to enjoy the great outdoors, than a Charleston rooftop Bar experience!
YOUR 2021 ROOFTOP BAR CHARLESTON BUCKET LIST
Eleve Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge
Eleve Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge, This Charleston Rooftop Bar is located in Downtown Charleston in the Grand Bohemian Hotel. Eleve’s rooftop garden showcases features of art-deco savvy esthetics. Giving you the option to select any divine dish off of their full-service menu or to enjoy a refreshing cocktail as you lounge around the fireside. Oh! And did I mention all of their seafood selections are caught locally? Yes! Eleve fulfills your inner farm-to-table needs.
Be sure to stop by - whether it be for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner - every menu selection of Eleve’s is indeed a perfect selection.
Aqua Terrace RoofTop Bar
Aqua Terrace RoofTop Bar provides you with two win-wins with the best views of the sunset and the riverside. Three wins if you count the view of the marina! That’s right! Aqua Terrace sets the tone of relaxation as you are overlooking Ashley River and the Marina in downtown Charleston. Their spacious outdoor bar is perfect for even the chilliest nights with space heaters and fire pits throughout their sky-high patio.
Be sure to enjoy the overall experience at Aqua’s with live entertainment from local artists as well as regional performers. If you are looking for clever drinks, a mature crowd, and a sense of tranquility - Aqua Terrace RoofTop Bar is your go to spot!
Stars Rooftop & Grill Room
Stars Rooftop & Grill Room is known for its 360-degree view of Charleston and superb wood fire-grilled menu selections. Experience dining and entertainment all in one as you are in the midst of all the action with Star’s live exhibition kitchen and grill. Their 1930s inspired Carolina Cuisine paired with their wood design detailing throughout the establishment creates a cozy atmosphere. Do not be afraid to step out on a breezy evening as Star’s will keep you warm with their various outdoor space heaters. And they're not just called Star’s for nothing - Take a moment to enjoy the historic view of Charleston, but also take a view at the gleaming stars in the night’s sky.
The Cocktail Club Charleston
The Cocktail Club’s atmosphere will have you saying, “It’s five o’clock somewhere” every day! Their Happy Hour menu and live music entertainment is amongst many of the reasons to become a regular. And who doesn't love a knowledgeable bartender? The Cocktail Club’s bartenders can whip you up a personalized cocktail in seconds, and for this reason, many have said they have had the best cocktails EVER here. If you are a Whiskey and/or Bourbon lover, their selection is one of the best.
In addition, their subtle decor touches of refurbished beach pallets align with the “go with the flow” vibe. So, I say, grab you a whiskey and have a great time. You will not regret this local Charleston rooftop bar experience.
Citrus Club at The Dewberry
Citrus Club at The Dewberry, is one of the newest and most popular rooftop bars in Charleston. The Citrus Club has it figured out when it comes to food, cocktails, wine, and beer. Be sure to bring your whole crew with you to enjoy the overall ambiance, views, and booze.
Citrus Club’s decor will make you feel as if you are in a paradise. Sit back and relax as you converse over perfectly garnished drinks and admire the sunset. Keep in mind that it is first-come, first serve. So, put on your best outfit, and make it out the door to Citrus Club because their rooftop terrace is not a vibe you want to miss.
The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue
The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue, aka Charleston’s Art Hotel, is located in the heart of the French Quarter. The Vendue is recognized as being the most iconic rooftop bar to visit in Charleston by the New York Times. The view of the skyline gets even better with just a few steps up to the second upper level. If you're feeling eclectic, be sure to grab a drink and browse around at The Vendues Art Gallery. With panoramic views of the city, great wines/specialty cocktails, and tasty small plates options - this boutique bar is not one you’d want to miss.
Whoa! Just imagine - these are just a few of Charleston SC’s Rooftop Bars. Nonetheless, all of Chucktown’s rooftop bars are amazing! So, I'd say, visit them all.
TOP DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON SC ROOFTOP BARS: INTERACTIVE MAP
Click the icon at the top left corner of the Google Map below to view a list of the Charleston Rooftop Bars featured in this map + get more info about each one.
8 CRUCIAL THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHARLESTON SC NIGHTLIFE AND PARTYING
If you're traveling to Charleston to party and experience the nightlife definitely watch this video first! It will help you avoid some crucial mistakes you DON'T want to make that could make or break your Charleston Vacation. As always- explore more, adult less, and party HARD!
The 12 Most "Instagram-Worthy" Charleston Rooftop Bars…Do it for the Gram!
Below is another custom Google Map I created that highlight's some of the most photographed destinations (AKA Instagram-worthy spots) in Charleston South Carolina. I've included a section for restaurants and rooftop bars with great views. >>Click Here<< to check out the actual map on Google Maps.
12 RESTAURANTS & ROOFTOP BARS IN CHARLESTON WITH GREAT VIEWS
- Stars Rooftop Bar & Grill
- Salty Mike's:
- Pour Taproom: Charleston
- The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue
- Bowens Island Restaurant
- Saltwater Cowboys
- Sunset Cay Marina
- Simply Fresh Seafood - The Boathouse at Breach Inlet
- Harborview Restaurant & Lounge
- The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits
- Eleve Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge
- Citrus Club
BEST BARS IN CHARLESTON FOR GROUPS, BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE PARTIES:
All of the Best Charleston Bars are broken down into categories and listed below on one map. Save this map to your Google account and access it from your phone any time!
Be sure to check out The Ultimate 2021 Guide to Charleston Nightlife and Bars to get the deets on all of the places to get your drink on in Charleston SC. We cover all of the best bars in Charleston including:
- Rooftop Bars in Charleston
- Best Charleston Breweries
- Best Dance Clubs in Charleston
- Best Bars for Charleston Bachelorette Parties & Big Groups
- Best Bars on Folly Beach + other surrounding areas
- Best Bars and Venues With Live Music in Charleston South Carolina
- Downtown Charleston Bicycle Bar Crawl