January 28, 2024

Charleston's Newest Rooftop Restaurant

the watch charleston

The Watch offers traditional Southern-accented New American cuisine and handcrafted signature cocktails in an elevated setting with breathtaking views. Enjoy drinks & cuisine with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients for an unparalleled dining experience.

In 1701, legislative records reveal the first known reference to a "watch house" in urban Charleston. The imposition of this innovative watch law came at a time of great danger and perceived uncertainty.


The Watch, located on the seventh-floor of The Restoration, is one of Charleston's highest rooftop restaurants and bars, offering both indoor and outdoor dining with incredible panoramic views of Charleston's historic architecture. Their menu reflects Charleston's rich history while simultaneously catering to their coastal location - serving contemporary American fare with Low Country influences as well as global flavors.

Drinks at The Blue Door are equally impressive, spanning cocktails to mocktails. Their menu boasts unique items not found elsewhere locally - the mocktails in particular are exquisitely detailed and well balanced; making them an excellent option for non-drinkers looking for an alcohol-free cocktail-esque experience.

Food at this establishment was quite disappointing; appetizers were tasty but entrees left much to be desired - the shrimp and grits had strange toppings such as lima beans while their chicken sandwich was bland and flavorless. Furthermore, service is quite slow but the atmosphere is lovely.


Charleston's Watch Rooftop Bar serves up mouthwatering cocktails while offering panoramic sunset views, with events like Tikis + Tacos and Wine Wednesdays making for the ideal setting to unwind and appreciate its scenic surroundings.

As downtown Charleston continues to experience an unprecedented hotel construction boom, The Watch rooftop bar adds another luxurious option. Offering a sophisticated atmosphere with an extensive cocktail list and bites like their spicy fried chicken sandwich or burrata salad - The Watch provides something special.

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Outdoor Seating

As long as sea breezes blow and humidity doesn't drop below 90%, Charleston offers patios, rooftops, and outdoor dining spaces all year-round. In this historic city there seems to be an ongoing competition among hotels for which rooftop boasts the trendiest amenities and offers stunning sunset views for selfie-taking or impressing dates with date proposals.

Once inside, The Watch can be hard to spot from Wentworth Street; once inside (or taking an elevator up), however, you'll find yourself perched high above Charleston landscape and enjoying stunning views in all directions. Their menu boasts locally sourced fare while artfully blending Low Country with global tastes for a unique dining experience. Enjoy cocktails while snacking on food such as their tomato and watermelon salad or fried chicken sandwich while looking out over historic downtown Charleston.

Uptown Social's newly reopened restaurant and bar provides an ideal setting for enjoying rooftop views of downtown Charleston while dining al fresco. Brooklyn native Anthony Falco's unique twist on bar classics - sandwiches, greasy breakfast options and New York-style pizzas - can be found on their food menu.


Chad Anderson, executive chef at The Watch, crafts its menu around seasonal ingredients that reflect the spirit and atmosphere of its location. A recent Indigo Road veteran (Oak Steakhouse and The Macintosh), Anderson uses his knowledge of local produce to craft Charleston-inspired dishes with contemporary Southern influences that remain true to Charleston tradition while adding contemporary touches. Special discounts are offered to Mt Pleasant locals, hospitality staff, Blackbaud employees Boeing employees MUSC employees East Cooper workers Military/ Civil Service Employees at The Watch.

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