When your weekend plans call for a night out grabbing drinks with friends, why not consider a rooftop bar experience? There are many exceptional rooftop bars not far from your apartment that offer the vibe you want with the city views you crave. Here are some of the best that Charlotte has to offer.
Kick up the heat at Fahrenheit, located on Caldwell Street in Uptown. This rooftop bar gives stunning skyline views and has a decidedly modern vibe. It is open daily, with late night hours on Friday and Saturday. The trendy fire pits make the perfect setting to chat with friends or business colleagues at this popular spot. Fahrenheit is located on top of the Skye Condos and features an extensive wine list and large selection of draft beer.
2) Whiskey Warehouse
It may not boast the city’s best views, but Whiskey Warehouse is a popular choice among locals because of its fun vibe. It opens daily at 11 a.m. and stays open until 2 a.m., providing ample time to enjoy the sights and sounds. This Plaza Midwood location has a full menu of traditional pub fair and even has a brunch on the weekends.
3) The Imperial
If you are in the First Ward, head to The Imperial. This restaurant boasts a spacious rooftop bar experience, with a view of the Uptown district. Every weekend, enjoy drinks and live jazz musicians when you visit The Imperial. Craft cocktails are the main focus of the drink menu at The Imperial.
4) The Peculiar Rabbit
For a rooftop bar that boasts ample space, take your group to The Peculiar Rabbit. This bar features a full dining room, but you can take your meal and drinks out on the terrace. It is far enough away from the city to give you expansive views of the skyline, and you can enjoy farm-to-fork dining made from locally sourced ingredients.
5) Graham Street Pub and Patio
Graham Street Pub and Patio deserves a spot on this list because it boasts beautiful views and a convenient location next to BB&T Ballpark. Though the menu is pub fare, it is definitely elevated above what you would normally expect to receive. It boasts both a street level patio and a rooftop with beautiful views of both the Knights Stadium and the city’s skyline. The food will remind you of your favorite food truck meals, and the handcrafted cocktails are exceptional.
Which one of these rooftop bars is on your short list? As you enjoy life in Charlotte, make sure you are enjoying all that it offers, including its rooftop dining options.