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Pavilion Bar

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225 E Bay St, Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
877-440-2250
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 203
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Go for a cocktail and one of a class view...

Always visit the Rooftop Bar overtime I am in Charleston and highly recommend to people visiting to check out. Good food and drinks. Perfect for overlooking the ports and city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
allicat3649022
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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341 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Always visit the Rooftop Bar overtime I am in Charleston and highly recommend to people visiting to check out. Good food and drinks. Perfect for overlooking the ports and city.

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

Thank you for joining us at the Pavilion Bar with you visit Charleston. I am glad you enjoyed the good food and drinks the great views. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Charleston. More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great place for a few drinks and to overlook the city. I think it's one if the best bars in the area the service is pretty good as well. If you have never been it's worth the trip to check it out. Every time I visit Charleston I go for the view stay for the drinks.

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

Thank you for the kind review of the Pavilion Bar. We are glad you find it to be one of the best bars in the city of Charleston and enjoy the service also. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Thank you once again. More 

Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

In my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful bars in downtown Charleston. It is on top of an historic hotel with a magnificent view from a hundred feet or so up above the city. I have been many times here. Last time weather was cold and it rained earlier. They had the tall propane heaters on, which are... More 

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

Thank you for being our guest and posting your kind comments for the Pavilion Bar. As being high atop the Market Pavilion Hotel, we are pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere and yes we have heaters and cubicles that are able to provide you with a comfortable setting for the season. We hope to have you join us again in the... More 

Charleston SC
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It is great that this place has two bars one in the dining area and another on the roof! Both are wonderful

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

Thank you for joining us at the Pavilion high atop the Market Pavilion Hotel as well at our Grill 225 Bar. I appreciated the recommendation and look forward to you visiting us again very soon. More 

Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
367 reviews 367 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Fantastic roof-top patio with good food and drinks, keep in mind the lofty view comes with higher prices than some street-level competitors. Have dinner here, there are a few nice veggie options, or just show up later for drinks and the nightlife. A dress code is in effect, so switch your sneakers for something a little nicer. Bring your camera,... More 

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

Thank you for joining us high atop the Market Pavilion Hotel at the Pavilion Bar. I am glad you had fun and enjoyed the views and food. I also appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and offer your recommendation. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Just visited the Pavilion Bar, it was a class act. Stopped by for a few drinks and to check out the view. Our Waitress Jessica was very pleasant and was very good about answering drink questions and recommending good ones. I will recommend this place to my friends who come and visit Charleston.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Peter W, General Manager at Pavilion Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at the Pavilion Bar. I am please you enjoyed the service provided by Jessica and we very much appreciate the recommendation. We look forward to having you join us again very soon. More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The view is beautiful! My husband and I were happy to be there and see the sunset. However, the drinks were very expensive, they might want to consider putting some alcohol in them...

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

Thank you for joining us at . We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy the great sunset and the view. I don’t know how you make your cocktails but they may be a bit stronger than normal as we us more liquor than most bars/restaurants in Charleston. Thank you for posting your review and we hope to... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

While staying at the Market Pavilion we visited the Pavilion Bar and received excellent service. The atmosphere was extremely better that the bar scene, service was personable and delightful. Plans to return. The view was pretty decent also.

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

As being a guest of the Market Pavilion Hotel, we very much appreciate you joining us at the Pavilion Bar and sharing your kind comments with us. I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the excellent service which you received. We hope to have you join us again very soon. More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great location with a great view of the Harbour. Good Bartender with a wide selection of drinks. Everyone with me enjoyed it as well.

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

Thank you for joining us at the Pavilion Bar and posting your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the location, view, service and wide selection of drinks. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

People were nice. Great selection of wine and cocktails and a nice bar menu! The wait staff we're helpful and attentive.

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

Thank you for posting your kind review of the Pavilion Bar. I am pleased that you found the staff to be helpful and attentive. I am also glad you found our selection of wine and cocktails to be great and enjoyed the bar menu. We hope to see you again at the Pavilion Bar when you return to Charleston More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 E Bay St, Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 877-440-2250

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?