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The Rooftop at The Vendue

19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
+1 843-577-7970
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Ranked #4 of 44 Nightlife in Charleston
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: Awarded Best Rooftop Bar by the Charleston City Paper seven years running, The Rooftop Bar is a perfect setting for an al fresco lunch or after work meeting spot to enjoy a refreshing cocktail . The Rooftop is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, offering sweeping views of the Charleston Harbor, Waterfront Park, The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and more. The energy rises on weekends when both locals and visitors alike converge on The Rooftop for a fun lively evening of socializing and unbeatable views.

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Athens, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was nice to be up there in a nice setting with helpful and cheery staff. The view is not fantastic but you can still just spot the water and the church tower. The food though was great. I had the duck confit on flat bread which was truly delicious, my friends had the merguez meatballs that they both enjoyed.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went to the rooftop for an after dinner drink and really enjoyed the view of the river, bridge and charleston skyline. Very good choice

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The view from the roof top bar was great. Once the sun sets, however, you are sitting, eating and drinking in the dark. If you sit at the bar, you're OK. If you sit at one of the many tables, you will need to use the lights from cell phones (like we did) in order to see your food. They... More

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Elizabethtown, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Loved the rooftop bar. The sites were fabulous. The martini was even better. Went here on our pub crawl.

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RatherNotSay
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Coming from the Midwest, open-air rooftop drinks and appetizers sound too good to be true, and with a recommendation from our local friends, we had to check it out. No reservations are accepted, but even on a Friday night at 7 pm during mid-October "boom season" we had standing room before a table opened up. It's a swanky place, where... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We always hit this spot in Charleston for the great view of The Holy City. Service and food are mediocre, however. If you put some of the other better type food that is available in this town here, it would be nuts! We will still always hit it though on our visits for the great view.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Never in my life have I experienced such terrible customer service. we walked into the rooftop bar, sat down at the bar and waited 10 minutes for a drink menu (which we only received after asking for it). We had 4 drinks, a total of $50 bucks. Woah, but we expected that with such an "awesome" ambiance. We left feeling... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We stopped there for a late afternoon drink. The Vendue inn has been recently renovated, and from what we have seen going up to the rooftop, it looks very nice. We expected the bar to be equally nice. There is a covered area so that you can get out of the sun. The view is fantastic, and this turned out... More

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Cherry Grove Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We love this place!!! My husband and I were doing a bar crawl of sorts, after the theater and our second stop of the late afternoon was The Rooftop at The Vendue. Once in the lobby of The Vendue Inn, and with a really sweet assist from a cute and kind bellman, we proceeded up the elevator , letting out... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Rooftop bar is situated on top of the Vendue Hotel, which is well located in the French Quarter. Part of it is covered and the rest open-air. My wife and I stopped in for drinks on a beautiful evening after having dinner down the street. We took an outside table and ordered a couple of mixed drinks. Despite the... More

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