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Kelly Seger and Martin Gramling from Charleston visit the Citrus Club's outdoor patio Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Grace Beahm Alford/Staff

When it's sunny and not too hot, there's just something about dining outside. 

The Lowcountry is home to a slew of rooftop bars and restaurants, some of which are new to Charleston, where you can take in a sunset view while sipping on something cold.

Read on for details about 19 places where you can eat and drink on the roof. 

Fiat Lux

At one of the newest rooftop bars in town, you can enjoy a view of Marion Square while enjoying avocado toast and a spiked snowball. At Hotel Bennett’s Fiat Lux, 404 King St., the Mediterranean-inspired menu features spicy tuna poke, ceviche and mini burgers. Along with snowballs, made with organic syrups and different types of liquor, drinks range from signature cocktails, which start at $14, to Austin Eastsiders Dry Cider for $6.

Open 11 a.m.-midnight daily. For more info, visit

Citrus Club


The Citrus Club features an outdoor patio with sunset views over Marion Square and an inside bar that sits atop the Dewberry Hotel on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Grace Beahm Alford/Staff

The Dewberry’s rooftop bar/restaurant opened in late 2018 and, as its name hints, offers tropical drinks such as piña coladas and mai tais. Citrus Club, 334 Meeting St., is primarily reserved for people staying at the hotel; so if you’re not a hotel guest and want to go, you’ll have to make a reservation online. Parties are capped at six people.  Open 2-10 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. For more info or to make a reservation, visit

Mill Street Tavern

Mill Street Tavern, 504 Mill St., Mount Pleasant, which opened in July 2018, has a rooftop deck that overlooks Shem Creek. It serves brunch daily until 2 p.m., and a wide-ranging dinner menu includes ribs, steaks, farro or quinoa bowls and fried catfish.

Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Sunday. For more info, visit

Revelry Brewing

On a sunny day, Revelry’s rooftop tasting room, which comes with a view of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge., tends to be a crowded spot. The brewery, 10 Conroy St., is dog-friendly and the mobile eatery Tobo Sushi is on site daily. Beers include the Gullah Cream Ale, an American pale ale called Poke the Bear and a West Coast-style IPA called Lefty Loosey.

Open 4-10 p.m., noon-midnight Friday-Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday. For more info, visit

Carolina Ale House

Across the street from Marion Square and above Walgreens, you’ll find the third-floor Carolina Ale House, 145 Calhoun St. With more than 30 taps, which regularly rotate, Carolina Ale House has a daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and hosts a weekly Fish Fry on Fridays.

Open 11 a.m.-midnight daily. For more info, visit

Henry’s Bar & Restaurant

As the words on its storefront say, Henry’s, 54 N. Market St., is known for its jazz and seafood. It also has a rooftop deck, with rocking chairs, a swing and other seating where you can enjoy $10 cocktails or $6-$10 glasses of wine.

Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. For more info, visit

The Boathouse

The Boathouse, 101 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, offers a waterfront view along with a seafood menu of crab cakes, fried oysters and lobster and drinks such as the Palmetto Sour, made with whiskey from Anderson's Palmetto Distillery. 

Open 5-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Sunday. For more info,

Saltwater Cowboys

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Saltwater Cowboys on Shem Creek offers dining outdoor on the deck and on two floors inside Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant . Grace Beahm Alford/ Staff

You can catch a sunset view on each of Saltwater Cowboys' three floors. The restaurant on Shem Creek serves barbecue and seafood plus cocktails such as the Cooper River Rita. 

Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. For more info, visit

The Cocktail Club

Curious about Notcha Mama’s Latte or Your Girlfriend's Favorite Drink? The Cocktail Club, 479 King St., serves craft cocktails and punch bowls. A garden on the rooftop terrace is not just for looks; it provides fresh garnishes for cocktails. 

Open from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. For more info, visit

Aqua Terrace Roof-Top Bar

Aqua Terrace, 170 Lockwood Blvd., offers views of the Ashley River and marina and mojitos, margaritas and local craft beer along with vegan nachos and sliders. 

Open 4-11 p.m. daily. For more info, visit

The Watch 

The Watch, atop The Restoration Hotel at 79 Wentworth St., hosts tiki Tuesdays, half-price wine on Wednesdays and live music brunch on Sundays. 

Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. For more info, visit

Red's Ice House

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The rooftop at Red's Ice House in Mount Pleasant is called the "crow's nest," where you can watch the boats going by on Shem Creek. The bar/restaurant, 98 Church St., weekly hosts live music and all-you-can-eat crab legs on Mondays. 

Open 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. For more info, visit


Walk inside the Market street steakhouse Burwell’s and go up the stairs to the second floor and you'll find Balao, a rooftop bar serving seafood and rum and tequila cocktails.

Open 4-10 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 4-11 p.m. Saturday. For more info, visit

Pour Taproom

Pour, 560 King St., where you pay by the ounce for draft beer and sample from a selection of 70 beers, comes with a ninth-floor rooftop that overlooks King Street. The food menu includes bar snacks and tacos.

Open 4-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-11 p.m. Sunday. For more info, visit

Uptown Social

Bar pies, buckets of wings and frozen drinks are among the offerings at Uptown Social, 587 King St., which has more than 50 TVs on the first floor and a rooftop patio. 

Open 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. For more info, visit

Snapper Jack’s

If you're looking for a rooftop spot on Folly Beach, check out Snapper Jack's, 10 Center St., which hosts live music on the weekends. Happy hour during the week includes $2 Bud Lights, well drinks and oysters. 

Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. For more info, visit


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The rooftop bar at Stars Grill Room at 495 King Street in downtown Charleston. File/Wade Spees/Staff Thursday, June 20, 2014

The rooftop bar of Stars on Upper King Street offers wine on tap and a Sunday brunch with deals on mimosas and bloody Marys. 

Open 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday. For more info, visit

The Pavilion Bar

Above the Market Pavilion Hotel is the Pavilion Bar, which overlooks the Charleston Harbor and serves a range of mojitos and martinis as well as flatbreads and, for dessert, a chocolate blonde ice cream sandwich. 

The Pavilion Bar, 225 East Bay St., is open 11:30 a.m.-midnight daily. For more info, visit


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Roland and Virginia Ignacio on the rooftop deck. The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston's bar and restaurant (Eleve) and rooftop deck on the 4th floor (along with a cafe and a wine tasting room on the first floor) are now open at the corner of Meeting and Wentworth streets downtown. Wade Spees/Staff Wednesday, September 9, 2015

On the rooftop of the Grand Bohemian Hotel is Eleve, 55 Wentworth St., which serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. You can also try a flight of sparkling wine. 

Open 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday and 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. For more info, visit

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