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Pavilion Bar

225 E Bay St, Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston, SC 29401-2608 (Downtown)
877-440-2250
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Ranked #79 of 735 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Cleveland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everything was on point! Stayed in Charleston for a weekend and spent almost evening at the rooftop bar. Mark, Cheryl, Dave and Jr. were all awesome! Thanks guys!!!

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Peter W, General Manager at Pavilion Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at the Pavilion Bar. I am glad you stayed for the weekend and enjoyed the service provided by Marc, Cheryl, Dave and Jr. I will share you kind comments and hope to see you again very soon. More

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Pavilion Bar is amazing for one thing - the views and the atmosphere. The pool is beautiful and the space is outstanding. It is very chic and a great place to grab a drink. While the atmosphere is great, I can't say as much about the drinks. They are very watered down and contain no alcohol. My friend ordered... More

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We just went for the drinks and it was divine. We also went early - as in before 5 pm so we could get a table. I think the lines are long and reservations are required if you want a table any later. The service was excellent. The table and chairs were comfortable. Even though we had only ordered drinks... More

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Peter W, General Manager at Pavilion Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at the Pavilion Bar. I am so glad you could join us for drinks. We are happy to have you as our guest so no rush, just relax and enjoy the great view of the Charleston Skyline. Thank you for sharing your kind comments with us and we hope to see you again very soon. More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The attendant at door outside recommended we go upstairs to pavilion bar to eat. While the view was nice, the food was just ok. Waitress was not friendly and seemed patient for us to leave. I recommend just having a drink and eating somewhere else!

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Peter W, General Manager at Pavilion Bar, responded to this review

First, thank you for joining us at the Pavilion Bar. I apologize that you felt the service was rushed and found the food just ok. We certainly want to exceed your expectations and I hope that the doorman showed you the menu and the options which we have for our outdoor rooftop dining experience. I did not see any managers... More

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Enjoyed the whole experience. Very friendly bartenders: Cheryl and Marc. Offered olives stuffed with bleu cheese with our martinis. Outstanding! View and a dirty martini on a Charleston rooftop. Perfect breeze in the middle of a hot June afternoon. Only wish we could have stopped time.

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Peter W, General Manager at Pavilion Bar, responded to this review

Thank you sharing your kind comments and joining us at the Pavilion Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and the outstanding cocktails made by Cheryl and Marc. We look forward to your next visit with us. More

Greenville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

They wouldn't let me in with slacks, nice shoes, a vneck but they let in a guy wearing flip flops. Do you even dress code?

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were able to get a table in the corner of the rooftop bar which afforded views in every direction of Charleston. The cocktails were delicious, pool was beautiful and the sunset was spectacular! What made it even more enjoyable was our server, Jessica C. She went out of her way to make us feel special, even letting us take... More

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Peter W, General Manager at Pavilion Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at the Pavilion Bar. I am so pleased we could make a memorable experience for you. I appreciate you acknowledging Jessica and I will share your kind comments with her which I am sure she will appreciate. It’s also great to have the best views in Charleston and glad you were able to enjoy them.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went to the rooftop for a few drinks the other night. Our server was Ryan and he was amazing! Had the best drink suggestions such as the harbor breeze. One of the greatest drinks I've had so far in Charleston! He was such a sweetheart and so were the other staff members such as Cheryl. The food and drink was... More

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Peter W, General Manager at Pavilion Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at the Pavilion Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and loved the service of Ryan and Cheryl. I will share your kind comments with them, which I am sure they will appreciated. We are also glad you enjoyed your drinks and found them to be outstanding and reasonably priced. Looking forward... More

wichita, kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great location on bay and market. Beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant. Umbrellas to shield you from the sun and the breeze feels wonderful on a hot day. The staff is another story. Be prepared to wait and I finally had to get up and to the bar myself to get my food order in! I have experience in food industry... More

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Peter W, General Manager at Pavilion Bar, responded to this review

First thank you for joining us at the Pavilion Bar . I am glad you enjoyed the location and views. I must apologize for any service delays. We pride yourselves on delivering the best possible service and do not want your experience an example of we normally provide our guests. I have addressed the team and can assure you will... More

Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a great spot for a late night drink. The views are amazing and it was a fun way to take in the city. We were there early in the week so the crowds were light which made for a cozy evening. My only complaint was the bar didn't seem to be as stocked as the lobby bar. I... More

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Peter W, General Manager at Pavilion Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments with us and joining us at the Pavilion Bar. I am glad you enjoyed the views and the evening. We do have an extensive bar and apologize that we did not have the port which you wanted. We do look forward to your next visit and thank you for being our guest. More

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