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Popular cocktail-focused rooftop restaurant opens third location in Anderson

Krys Merryman //March 29, 2023//

Popular cocktail-focused rooftop restaurant opens third location in Anderson

Krys Merryman //March 29, 2023//

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With locations in Greenville and Alpharetta, Ga., this popular rooftop restaurant officially opened their third location, this time in Anderson and just in time for spring.

UP on the Roof's Anderson location is on top of the city's new parking deck downtown.  (Photo/Provided)UP on the Roof Anderson, a cocktail-centric rooftop restaurant, is located atop the city’s new public parking deck at South McDuffie and East Market streets, which is behind the Home2 Suites by Hilton, according to a news release.

Guests can expect a specialized drink menu featuring signature bottled cocktails and hand-crafted libations. The menu is designed to complement the bar offerings and will focus on comfort-led twists on Southern culinary classics that highlight locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in an atmosphere that includes limited indoor dining as well as a year-round and a heated outdoor terrace with panoramic views and firepits, the release said.

“This has been a long time coming,” said Wilson Oswald, CEO and managing partner of UP on the Roof. “We’re thrilled to open our doors and serve Anderson locals, greater Lake Hartwell area residents and visitors as well as the vibrant Clemson community. Making people feel welcome, familiar and at ease is what our version of hospitality is all about."

Upstate industry veterans UP on the Roof General Manager Macy Taylor and Executive Chef Eric McCollum have been chosen to oversee UP on the Roof’s daily operations in Anderson.

“As an Anderson native, I’m elated to help bring this unique rooftop concept to my hometown,” said Taylor. “It’s like a little slice of heaven getting to do this right here in the town where I grew up.”

Situated on the seventh floor above the parking garage, UP on the Roof Anderson has “natural beauty” mixed with an industrial chic décor. The rooftop venue invites guests to linger and take in downtown Anderson and beyond. A highlight of the space is the Barrel Bar, which was built using authentic, repurposed Jack Daniels barrel staves and a place to enjoy one of the many selections from the restaurant’s extensive whiskey collection, the release said.

In addition to serving daily dinner and nightly drinks as well as weekend brunch and lunch service on Thursdays and Fridays, the outdoor space will also provide options for social or corporate events.

“We are very excited about the opening of UP on the Roof in Anderson,” said Kirk Watkins, COO of UP on the Roof. “This is going to be the place to be when you’re looking for an elevated dining and drinking experience in Anderson. Whether you just want to drop in for a casual Thursday or Friday lunch, enjoy a sunset dining experience, take in a nightcap under the stars, or you’re looking to soak up some sun at our weekend mimosa brunch, UP is the perfect spot.”