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The Best Patios in Charlotte: Scoop’s Spring 2017 Edition.

We’ve got a serious case of spring fever, so we’re releasing our round-up of best patios in Charlotte at the first sign of warmer temperatures to give you time to try them all. Here’s where you should be sipping and dining al fresco all spring and summer long, organized by neighborhood to make planning easy.

Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments or tag your best patio pics with #scoopclt.


Don’t let the bustle of the city fool you. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to grab happy hour drinks after the clock strikes five or you’re coming into the city for a ball game, Uptown has plenty of spacious patios.

JP Charlotte’s fresh and lively space is a great after work spot to enjoy their modern take on classic menu offerings like Brick Fired steaks, burgers, and flat breads, Giant Wild Shrimp and Grits, and Hand-Cut to Order Fries, which are complemented by a vibrant selection of world class wines and a carefully curated cocktail program.

Appropriately situated on the corner of Trade and Tryon, Essex Bar & Bistro brings a fusion of handcrafted food and drink to Uptown. The first thing you’ll notice is the beautiful patio overlooking our city’s busiest hub, but you won’t be disappointed with their menu blending international cuisines.

At Ink N Ivy, the sleek resturant/bar concept boasts an expansive patio overlooking Romare Bearden Park. Grab a drink or a sharable app after work to soak in the view and eclectic decor.

Check out Sea Level, a farm-to-fork concept focused on local NC seafood. For Uptown workers, this means fresh seafood lunch specials and a happening happy hour featuring dollar oysters Monday-Saturday from 4-7 PM. Their patio is an urban oasis that opens up to 5th Street. Another huge bonus? Free parking.

Snap an insta-worthy skyline pic from the patio of Fahrenheit, where Chef Rocco Whalen is whipping up culinary favorites like slow braised kobe beef short ribs and the bar keeps craft cocktails like the Spicy Charlotte flowing. Grab a front row seat to one of Charlotte’s picture perfect sunsets as you sip on your new favorite cocktail and order from their bar bites menu.

Tucked into the Mint Museum Uptown, Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth boasts a terrace overlooking the action happening below on College Street. The restaurant focuses on hand-crafted farm-to-table fare and creative cocktails.

You can’t beat the vibe at BB&T Ballpark. Cheer on the Knights from the craft beer garden, Crafts of the Queen City and don’t miss Thirsty Thursdays where beers are on special.

Other notable bars with expansive patios and great views include City Lights Rooftop Bar and Rooftop 210. We’re also keeping an eye on future hotel developments in the neighborhood, sure to add more rooftop bars in the years to come.

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