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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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This restaurant is at Market Pavilion Hotel
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 238
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Nice escape from the heat and the street, under umbrella, sipping a cooling fruity drink

We adored our time in Charleston and our time spent at the Pavilion Bar atop the Market Pavilion Hotel was just another of the typical things that made our trip special. We watched hotel guest swim, enjoyed our drinks, and took a break from the heat and street to relax, and view the area and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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456 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We adored our time in Charleston and our time spent at the Pavilion Bar atop the Market Pavilion Hotel was just another of the typical things that made our trip special. We watched hotel guest swim, enjoyed our drinks, and took a break from the heat and street to relax, and view the area and people watch. Yes drinks are... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your kind comments with us and for joining us at the Pavilion Bar. I agree with you that during the day if your not staying at the hotel it’s a great option to relax and enjoy the many great views. I am glad you also enjoyed the service and found the team to be attentive and... More 

Raleigh, NC
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited the rooftop late one evening and found a nice, mature crowd. The music was age appropriate and everyone seemed to be having a good time. The views are great (although it was dark) and the food was amazing. We ordered the Colossal Crab Cocktail, Quattro Formaggi Pizza and the Lobster and Scallop Ceviche. All were extremely tasty and... 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 glad you were able to visit us late once evening with you friends and enjoyed many great food options. It great to also see that the servers were able to let you know about a pending rain fall and get to you your car before you got too wet.... More 

Ocean City, Maryland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A friend of ours told us if we visited Charleston that we MUST stop at the Pavilion Rooftop. We were not disappointed. Our server, Lindsay, was very kind and helpful. She gave us great recommendations on the menu as well as things we should see while in the city. The Tuscan Pizza and the Tuna Tower were delicious and the... 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 high atop the Market Pavilion Hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed the recommendation of Lindsay and she was kind and helpful. Of course what can we say about the view? We do look forward having you as our guest again very soon. More 

Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We are returning guest and look forward to coming rooftop for the beautiful views and great service. Always attentive with keeping your drinks full. The pool is great for a quick dip to cool off and keep the kids occupied. Food is very good, great bar menu. The tuna tower is my absolute favorite!! A must if you are visiting... More 

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

Thank you for the kind recommendation and for being a repeat guest of the Pavilion Bar and Market Pavilion Hotel. I am glad the staff is attentive and kept your drinks full. It is great to have the option of swimming your just relaxing and I am pleased that the kids enjoyed it as well. We thank you once again... More 

Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The staff and view is unbelievable- if a local or visiting from out of town- you must not miss enjoying a cocktail or swim while enjoying the best view in Charleston!

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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 we appreciate the recommendation, everything welcomed except we only allow our hotel guest to swim in the pool but we can have you enjoy the view. We look forward to you next visit with us. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Sara is a great bartender and she is also gorgeous. Stop by the pavilion bar and say hey!!! She makes great cocktails and the food is awesome as well. Tell her Ryan sent you!😉

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

Thank you visiting at the Pavilion Bar. I am glad you enjoyed your time spent and we appreciate the kind comments and recommendation. I will gladly share them with Sara which I am sure she will appreciate. More 

Reno, Nevada
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate up here on the roof of the hotel a couple of times while we stayed at the Market Pavilion hotel. Nice views in several directions. We don't drink alcohol, so I don't have a comment for the drinks, other than I enjoyed my ginger ale. We had pizza one night and burgers for lunch the following day. Good... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Pavilion Bar and we appreciate you staying with us at the Market Pavilion Hotel. I glad you enjoyed your food and would love to know what we could do to make it exceptional for you. I will also look into the server and see what was causing him to be a bit slow... More 

England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Get into the lift,check out the view and then drink elsewhere. The cocktails we had were not only the worst in Charleston, but ever. The mojitos are a disgrace, basically the weakest sweetest drinks with a sprig of mint thrown in( not muddled ) Anyone who works in there should taste these and tell me I'm wrong, it's a shame... 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 and we are pleased you enjoyed the view. I am not sure how you make your cocktails but ours are made with more liquor than your normal or other bars or restaurants and its automatically measured. We don’t receive complaints regarding the mojitos so I apologize if you did not... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A bit pricey, but well worth it, not only for the view, but the food and drinks are excellent. Enjoy. It's worth it Note: a mixed group of diners, smart casual.

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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 glad you enjoyed the breezy day and your cocktails. We appreciate you posting your kind review and look forward to you next visit with us. More 

Hickory, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My husband and I have enjoyed the roof top bar several times. It has a magnificent view of the water and the city. It also has wonderful food as well! I enjoyed a crabcake salad which was mouthwatering delicious, and my husband always opts for the Tuna Tower. For dessert, please try the Carolina Trifle because it will not disappoint.... More 

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

Thank you for being such a repeat guest of the Pavilion Bar. We very much appreciate you dining with us and sharing you experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the very near future to try another great Tuna Tower or one of the many other great options. Thank you once again. More 

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Additional Information about Pavilion Bar

Address: 225 E Bay St, Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
Phone Number: 877-440-2250
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
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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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: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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?