There’s no denying that Charlotte has some beautiful weather all year long, however spring and fall tend to be breathtakingly stunning. It’s during these seasons it’s hard to keep patrons from dining al fresco. We have selected Charlotte’s Finest Five Patios (and a few honorable mentions), where you would find us on a sunny day! The patios are the ideal place to enjoy dinner, a crafted cocktail/beer, a Sunday afternoon or even an after-work happy hour.
NO. 1 | MERCHANT + TRADE
Why it is Concierge Approved | This rooftop bar perches atop the stunning Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel and offers some of the most spectacular views of the Queen City. Take a little tip from us, you’ll need to arrive early, as space is limited and desire is high. The vibe is relaxed but chic; the signature crafted cocktails are refreshing! The terrace makes the patio comfortable year round. Lounge while the weather is warm or cuddle up by the fire if weather turns chilly.
303 S. Church Street | 704.445.2550
NO. 2 | REID’S FINE FOODS | SOUTHPARK
Why it is Concierge Approved | The patio scene at Reid’s remains one of the most classic in town. It has a friendly vibe that tends to lend itself to a casual and relaxing experience. So let’s dive into what makes this the patio extra amazing. It might be the ever popular Wine Wednesday where you can enjoy 1/2 price wine by the glass. It could be the award winning food and on a Tuesday night the half price steakburgers! It might be the live music that runs usually from April to October. (The Patio Concert Series) Reid’s also occasionally hosts oyster roasts on the patio, which is a fun southern tradition. No matter the day, regardless of the time or specials, Reid’s patio is a must!
4331 Barclay Downs Drive | 704.377.7686
NO. 3 | VIVACE
Why it is Concierge Approved | Our clients rave about the Sunday Bottomless Brunch on the patio and we couldn’t agree more. You might feel like it is to good to be true, but yes we said bottomless! Just keep in mind, this isn’t your tradidtional breakfast, this is Italian style at it’s best. Bottomless antipasta, entrées, mimosas and bloody marys!
1100 Metropolitan Avenue, Building E, Suite 100 | 704.370.7755
NO. 4 | RURU’S TACOS & TEQUILA
Why it is Concierge Approved | If tacos and margaritas speak to you, this is the patio for you! The large umbrella canopy coupled by the outdoor bar, create a wonderful outdoor atmosphere that is relaxed and has Latin flair. The dishes and cocktails are named with funky pop culture/movie one liners adding a whimsical element!
715 Providence Road | 704.332.7933
NO. 5 | SOUTHPARK GRILL
Why it is Concierge Approved | When it comes to sitting out on a patio, SouthPark Grill is definitely a winner in Charlotte! Whether you want to enjoy a casual lunch or a sophisticated dinner, there is something for everyone. The atmosphere has a relaxing vibe, the food is divine and most days you will find a good number of patrons dining.
4300 Congress Street | 704.900.6945
4905 Ashley Park Lane | 704. 625.1328
222 S. Caldwell Street | 980.237.6718
2801 Selwyn Avenue | 704.333.3443
(Picture: Charlotte Agenda)
4201 Congress Street | 704.552.9983
1221 The Plaza | 704.334.7005