14 outdoor patios in Charleston, SC

Enjoy golden hour on the rooftop at Revelry Brewing. | Photo by @jaywayneproductions

Hey, Charleston. It’s officially springtime and you know what springs to mind? Taking our lunch outside on the patio. That’s right — what better way to get those outdoor points than getting to wine + dine while basking in the sun? 🌞

Grab your favorite pair of shades and your pampered pooch for some much-needed terrace time. We’ve rounded up 14 outdoor patios where you can eat, drink, people-watch + sunbathe at these local bars and restaurants, including pet-friendly spots for your furry companions.

Blind Tiger Pub, 36-38 Broad St.

Step back in time at this speakeasy-style bar that honors the legacy of “Blind Tigers” which came before the pet-friendly Broad Street hangout. We can confirm: The courtyard is awesome.

Revelry Brewing, 10 Conroy St.

Offering arguably the most delicious beer + food combo in Charleston — hello, sushi burritoRevelry features plenty of beer on tap and ample outdoor space from its rooftop with panoramic views. Bonus: It’s also pet friendly.

82 Queen, 82 Queen St.

Enjoy Lowcountry staples including She Crab Soup + Lowcountry Seafood Gumbo from the restaurant’s gorgeous courtyard.

Church & Union, 32B N. Market St.

You may be familiar with the restaurant’s interior, boasting hand-painted inscriptions on the ceiling from Sun Tzus The Art of War,” but you won’t want to miss the patio space on a warm, sunny day.

Vintage Coffee Café, 219 Simmons St., Mt. Pleasant

Order a chai latte and a homemade pastry and head outside to enjoy the abundant outdoor space at this dog + kid-friendly spot in Mt. Pleasant.

Saltwater Cowboys, 130 Mill St., Mt. Pleasant

This is the perfect spot to spend a sunny day in the Holy City. Grab some friends, bring your pup, and enjoy a frozen CreekWacker, or two, with awesome views of Shem Creek.

Bowen’s Island, 1870 Bowens Island Rd.

Truly a Charleston staple, Bowens Island has been serving locally harvested oysters, fried shrimp, and seafood platters since 1946. There’s not a bad seat in the house to enjoy a waterfront golden hour.

Edmunds Oast Brewing Co., 1505 King St.

When asked if the spot welcomes your furry friend, the answer was short and sweet: “WE. LOVE. DOGS.” ‘Nuff said. Swing by the Brewing Co. &. Taproom on King Street or the Restaurant & Brewpub at 1081 Morrison Dr.

Bay Street Biergarten, 549 E. Bay St.

Schedule a private event or watch the big game on the patio of this German-influenced restaurant that was once a railroad station. Pets welcome.

39 Rue De Jean, 39 John St.

Book a reservation to enjoy time on the outdoor patio of this refined French café & bar that has been serving the Lowcountry since 2001.

Cru Café, 18 Pinckney St.

DYK this local café recently celebrated 20 years? Pick up a Chinese Chicken Salad to enjoy on the patio for the quintessential Charleston afternoon.

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits, 79 Wentworth St.

There are panoramic views of the Holy City, and then there are panoramic views of the Holy City from farm-to-table rooftop spot The Watch. If you know, you know. Pro tip: Get the sliders.

Frannie & The Fox, 181 Church St.

Located at Hotel Emeline, this wood-fired eatery offers Pizza Sundays for all you pie fanatics, complemented by an open-air courtyard. Check out the lunch, brunch, and dinner menus.

The Cocktail Club, 479 King St.

Check out this upscale lounge on King Street located above The Macintosh + enjoy a craft cocktail or split a punch bowl with a few friends on the rooftop terrace.

Looking for more? Head over to OpenTable for all outdoor seating options in Charleston.

Before you head out, be sure to load up on plenty of treats + toys so you can treat your pup after they have good behavior at one these dog-friendly patios.

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