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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
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 244
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 37
    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
Wonderful late afternoon retreat

Stopped in here for a cocktail after a full day of sight-seeing. Great views in all directions. Breezes were highly appreciated. Please don't listen to all the complaints about the prices - it's a great atmosphere that is worth the cost. Sit back & enjoy. You'll be glad you stopped by.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
kymbrleh
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Atlanta, GA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Atlanta, GA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped in here for a cocktail after a full day of sight-seeing. Great views in all directions. Breezes were highly appreciated. Please don't listen to all the complaints about the prices - it's a great atmosphere that is worth the cost. Sit back & enjoy. You'll be glad you stopped by.

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

Thank you for joining us at the Pavilion Bar after a full day of sight-seeing. We appreciate the kind comments and also the recommendation to everyone. It’s great to know that you enjoyed yourself for a late afternoon retreat. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great breezes on a hot summer day and wonderful views with a family friendly pool make this a perfect spot for hotel guests and locals.

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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 I am pleased you were able to enjoy the pool as well as the great breezes. We appreciate the kind comments and hope to welcome you back again very soon. More 

Conway, South Carolina
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The rooftop bar is easy to get to, beautiful atmosphere and stunning views of downtown Charleston. The DJ was very good, fed off the crowd to cover all our preferences. Drinks were good but a little pricey. Also, they need to stock Gentleman Jack!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This a great place to have a drink and enjoy the view. Drinks are pricey but I think it's worth a stop to see downtown Charelston. Found the food pricey especially compared to all the options for great dining in Charleston so we did not eat. However, I would recommend it for a drink and beautiful view.

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

Jenghill, than you for posting your review and for being our guest. I am glad you enjoyed the view and drinks high atop the hotel. I agree that there are many options but know we can usually find something that could fit in your budget. We do appreciate that you enjoyed the view and appreciate the recommendation. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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159 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

After walking the cobblestone streets this is a great respite from street level. Grab a table and enjoy the view and the ocean breezes. Check dress code if arriving after 8pm. Nice casual rather than tourist is best before 8 but not required.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We thought to enjoy the rooftop view of Charleston so we decided to pay this place a visit. We did not eat here so I can't comment on food quality. It is an expensive place. I guess you pay for the view. I ordered a bloody marry which it was a watered down version. I asked to spike it and... More 

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Cambridge
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253 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Incredible view, good drinks, worth the price. Lovely setting. We only had drinks, but probably have good appetizers as well.

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philadelphia
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I visited this bar while visiting the city for my family reunion. After the family meet and greet, a group of us decided to get together and explore the city. We took an Uber to Market St and when we looked up from the "Street Level" - we saw the lit rooftop that looked inviting. We decided to check it... More 

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

Thank you for joining us and sharing your comments with us. We are pleased that you found the music to be good and the views to be beautiful and the crowd to be lively. I am also glad that you enjoyed the service and your drinks were ok. We do cater to many locals who are repeat customers who enjoy... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I was scouting areas of the city for subsequent sightseeing while my wife got a mid-afternoon nap. It was quite hot, and I'd seen good reviews for this place. I took a break (and a seat) and enjoyed a cold martini and great views of town and the harbor for a few minutes. The bar wraps around the pool area... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful place to watch the sunset and get a nice breeze looking down on Charleston. Seems to be a place for locals to come and enjoy too. We went there both nights of our stay in Charleston. The second night we ate dinner over looking the custom house, food was very good and service was great. I would say it... 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: Bar scene, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?