In a state full of ever-changing landscapes from the foothills to the sea, rooftop bars are taking advantage of their natural surroundings. From pristine Southern towns to Atlantic sunsets, it’s time to get elevated, most likely with a drink in hand.
Up on the Roof, Greenville
Take in 360-degree views of downtown Greenville at Up on the Roof. Firepits, fans, seating of every dimension and indoor/outdoor bars make this the spot to watch the sunset over the South’s most celebrated Main Street district. Comfortable for two or 20, Up on the Roof strikes the right note for visitors and the bevy of locals that frequent it.
The backdrop of the vintage TAPPS sign on one side and bell towers on the other make Hendrix a fantastic rooftop destination, one that is notably post-worthy. Live music, a fantastic wine list and noshable apps by Chef Javier Uriarte round out this Cola favorite. Head downstairs for dinner and a rather deep bourbon list.
Tin Roof, Myrtle Beach
The original Tin Roof hails from Nashville and many an act will book here too at their Myrtle Beach location. Indoor and outdoor bars make this a great place to listen to music, view the Atlantic and watch the party below on the main strip. A “Live Music and Brunch” series is a lovely way to spend a Sunday, no matter the season, on the Grand Strand.
Fiat Lux at Hotel Bennett, Charleston
One of Charleston’s newest rooftops is Fiat Lux. On Marion Square, the view from the promenade seems otherworldly. Gazing across steeples out to the harbor, you’ll likely see cruise ships at dock and glimpse both Isle of Palms and Kiawah Island. The navy clad interior is photo-worthy and the cocktail program on point.
Snapper Jacks, Folly Beach
For a classic rooftop bar experience head upstairs at Snapper Jacks in everyone’s favorite surf town, Folly Beach. With its location right on Center Street you’ll be in the middle of the action along with killer views of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s an especially great spot to watch a full moon rise over the water.
Revelry Brewery, Charleston
Take your pup to Revelry Brewery in Charleston’s NoMa neighborhood. The perfect mix of humans and canines hang here, just on the edge of Chucktown. This rooftop bar hums along day or night with some of the best service in South Carolina and fantastic suds. Views of the Ravenel Bridge along with old school power lines and track cranes add to the charm.