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“Bad option to go to” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Rooftop at The Vendue

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.
Cary, North Carolina
1 review
“Bad option to go to”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I've recently been to the roof top bar. Other than the location, (on a roof), there's nothing great about this place. The drinks are overly priced, the food is pathetic, mostly out of a jar or a heat-n-serve pack. Even the 360 degree view of Charleston that they boast about is not true.

Only time you can go there is when other restaurants have a waiting time, you give your name there.. and go to the rooftop bar for a drink till then.

A good evening in the beautiful Charleston downtown came to a bad end after the visit.

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Visited May 2013
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atlbride09
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“Great Drink Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We were looking for a place to get some drinks before our late dinner reservation and visited this rooftop bar at the Vendue Inn. We had previously gone 4 years ago and remembered it being low key. It is a little more popular than we remembered, but still casual and a great place to grab some drinks and appetizers. The drinks were averaged priced, $7 for a glass of house wine and the atmosphere was great! The appetizers were a little pricey $10-$12 per plate, but overall we had a great experience and would recommend it as a must-visit for a Charleston visit. There's no dress code, which is a nice change from the Pavilion Rooftop bar.

Visited May 2013
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columbia
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“Great view of Charleston and Harbor.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We have always enjoyed rooftop bars and this one is one of our tops! We visited this rooftop many years before the current bar was here and it was just a place to drink coffee while staying at the Vendue Inn. Great view good service and a nice relaxing way to spend a long afternoon or evening,

Visited May 2013
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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“Club with Great Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I visited the rooftop of the Vendue Inn with a friend on a Saturday evening while visiting Charleston in early May. She and I are both 30, and she is considering a move to Charleston from Las Vegas, so we wanted to check out all of the sites – and a rooftop bar sounded like a great start! Our hotel concierge really recommended it, as well. Their mango mojito was quite good and their wine list was decent, albeit limited. I would imagine that during the summer months, this is an amazing hot spot for young people looking for a club-like scene, as this is definitely has a college bar kind of vibe. The music is loud and club-like, as is the décor. Overall, it was probably a little too college-ish for our taste. With that said, the location, layout, and views are very cool. I think it would be great if we were younger and I also think it would be a fun place to entertain young out-of-town guests.

Visited May 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Awesome view, service was good. Best rooftop option in Charleston with unimpeded views of the city. A great way to end your day or begin your night!

Visited February 2013
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