Perfect Patio Spots In Charlotte To Eat & Drink

Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar
Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar - Jamey Price

Now that spring is officially here, everyone is itching to head outdoors and take advantage of the months before the heat of summer settles into The Carolinas. Here are ten sweet spots for patio dining around Charlotte.

French Quarter
Craving comfort food on a sunny day? The French Quarter is perfectly placed in the heart of Charlotte, looking toward Romare Bearden Park. The outdoor dining sits on a lovely alleyway, great for exploring shops around the restaurant.

The Stanley
Experience Charlotte’s locally-sourced dining, crafted by Chef Paul Verica at The Stanley. Sit back, relax and eat on the small front patio in Elizabeth with one of the team’s refreshing craft cocktails.

RH Rooftop
RH Rooftop in SouthPark is the epitome of refined outdoor dining, featuring American cuisines with elegant decor. This iconic spot is ideal for a date night.

RH Charlotte
Patios in Charlotte – Courtesy of RH Charlotte

Trolley Barn Fermentory & Food Hall
Beer pairs well with good food at Trolley Barn Fermentory & Food Hall. Located in Atherton Mill with a great view of the skyline, the brewery offers craft cocktails, food stalls, and spacious outdoor seating on both the street and rooftop levels.

Rosie’s Coffee & Wine Coffee
Escape into nature in NoDa at Rosie’s Coffee & Wine Garden. Take the time to enjoy a cup of coffee or wine at their backyard patio while surrounded by the charming spring blossoms.

Barcelona Wine Bar
Head to the best spot for exceptional wine and tapas around the South End area. Barcelona Wine Bar offers great patio seating with twinkling string lights, so grab a group of friends to share a splendid time on a warm day.

RuRu’s Tacos and Tequila
RuRu’s Tacos and Tequilas features a beautiful, casual outdoor patio that complements its Tuscan villa-style architecture. Stop by for a margarita or to share a meal.

Angeline’s Charlotte
Located in Uptown Charlotte, Angeline’s offers contemporary Italian fare and one of the best patios in Charlotte, with a balcony overlooking the city.

Angeline's Charlotte
Photos by Jamey Price

Roy’s Kitchen & Patio
Enjoy tropical drinks and Caribbean food in NoDa. Roy’s Kitchen & Patio has the perfect outdoor setting for corn hole, shaded seating, and a great time.

Optimist Hall
With so many dining options to choose from at Optimist Hall, the massive outdoor seating makes up for the large selection of food and beverages. Every corner in this food hall is something new to explore and food lovers may never want to leave.

Goodyear House
Located in NoDa, Goodyear House personifies elevated comfort food. The outdoor patio spans the majority of the restaurant, with live music most weekends and great drinks, it’s one of the best in the city to enjoy the spring weather.

words by Patrisha Galvan