With warm weather finally upon us, outdoor dining is back in full force: Here’s our favorites: the best patios in Charlotte and beyond, from Lake Norman to Rock Hill.
From Breweries to Restaurants: Our Picks For The Best Patios In Charlotte
Charlotte Beer Garden
With the largest draft selection under one roof in the world, it’s practically guaranteed the Charlotte Beer Garden will have a beer for you. With its 436 taps, brunch menu, and patio, the Charlotte Beer Garden is one of the best spots in downtown Charlotte.
Dilworth Tasting Room
Dilworth’s (and now SouthPark’s) favorite wine bar has a large, lush patio complete with a koi pond and string lights. Order a glass of your favorite varietal and a charcuterie board to share.
Located in South End, Flower Child strives to provide the healthiest options to its customers. Flower Child offers salads, wraps, and bowls with local produce and protein. Come enjoy a meal on the outdoor patio, just steps away from the light rail.
Lincoln Street Kitchen
Stop by and try one of the house-infused liquors, such as blackberry and ginger bourbon or toasted pecan vodka, all while enjoying the view from the rooftop deck.
Located next to Veterans Memorial Park, Pinhouse is a self-serve bar where they only charge you based on how much beer you pour. With a patio overlooking the park, you’ll forget how close you are to downtown while you sip on your beer at Pinhouse!
Have Some Fun On These Charlotte NC Patios
Pinky’s Westside Grill
Featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Pinky’s Westside Grill features delicious American cuisine for the whole family. With huge outdoor patios in both their Wesley Heights and Huntersville locations, there is no excuse to not come enjoy a burger and a drink at Pinky’s Westside Grill.
NoDa Company Store
While the front just looks like an eclectic house, the NoDa Company Store has a large, hidden back patio with swings and large tables. Stop by and enjoy a sangria, mimosa, or whatever cocktail you please on the back patio.
If you like beer and food trucks, Primal Brewery is the place for you. Claim a picnic table on the back patio and order from one of the many beer or delicious food truck options.
Located in South End, Pins Mechanical is perfect for a fun night out with friends. With a rooftop bar, a variety of draft beer, bowling, and patio games, your competitive side is bound to come out at Pins. Stop by today and choose from 36 draft beers or order a unique cocktail.
Best Patios In Charlotte – On Lake Norman
Toucan’s Lakefront Restaurant
Located in Mooresville, Toucan’s Lakefront Restaurant has a tropical vibe, amazing views, and a vast menu that has something for everyone. Take a seat on the outdoor deck and enjoy some of the best seafood and views on Lake Norman.
Port City Club
Port City Club strives to have the freshest ingredients in their dishes and makes their pasta and bread from scratch daily. Come by boat or car and enjoy a meal on the covered patio, no matter the season.
Located waterside on Lake Norman in Cornelius, Hello, Sailor has a beautiful outside tiki bar and seating area. Order a summery Hello Sailor cocktail complete with twisty straw and enjoy the sunset.