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13 Scenic Rooftop Restaurants in Charlotte

Nuvole's Rooftop TwentyTwo
Merchant $ Trade
Whiskey Warehouse
Aura Rooftop
RH Rooftop Restaurant  6903 Phillips Pl Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210
Cloud Bar by David Burke 
Novelty Rooftop 
Bùho Bar 
poke bowl from Fahrenheit in Charlotte, nc
Nuvole's Rooftop TwentyTwo
Merchant $ Trade
Whiskey Warehouse
pulled pork sandwich with cheese and a side of fries from rh rooftop in charlotte
RH Rooftop Restaurant  6903 Phillips Pl Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210
ribs with a view of the charlotte skyline at cloud bar by david burke
Cloud Bar by David Burke 
rooftop dining area with floral decor and a view of the charlotte skyline at novelty rooftop
Novelty Rooftop 

Charlotte’s continuous growth and ever-changing skyline means more rooftops to dine and drink on! There are now plenty of charming places for rooftop brews and swanky lounges. So which are the best rooftop restaurants in Charlotte? Continue reading to find all the very best elevated rooftop bars in Charlotte that are totally worth a visit! 

chicken satay skewers from auor rooftop in charlotte

Aura Rooftop

124 E Brooklyn Village Ave, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 499-6645

Walking into this rooftop spot doesn’t feel too exciting. You walk past the gym, and then through a hallway, but once you walk past the host stand, you will be in awe. Comfortable seating covers this rooftop with couches, and hanging egg chairs, and the pastel color scheme will immediately bring you peace. In the cooler months, they have heaters to keep you warm and offer blankets. In the warmer months, you are right next to the pool so hop in a cool down! The ambiance here is everything, the service is great, and the drinks are tasty and garnished to perfection. Get your boomerangs ready ladies! If you start getting a little hungry, they have tons of delicious small plates to choose from. The chicken satay is absolutely wonderful. Other options include grilled pineapple salsa, ahi tuna tacos, and brisket sliders.


interior of Bùho Bar in charlotte
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Bùho Bar 

201 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 999-5510

Located on top of the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Uptown, Bùho Bar is a destination all on its own. There’s plenty of comfortable seating and views for days on this rooftop. It’s a great spot to grab a cocktail and a small bite before hitting the town, or get comfy and make this spot your only plan. Their cocktails are beautifully crafted and taste as good as they look. Their tapas menu includes some items like South American beef empanadas, impossible sliders, street corn fries, a few variations of flatbreads, and some dessert options.

rooftop at The Chamber by Wooden Robot in charlotte
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The Chamber by Wooden Robot

416 E 36th St STE 100, Charlotte, NC 28205
(980) 938-6200

Located in the famous NoDa neighborhood, come here for an amazing al fresco setting. The brewery’s location features a rooftop biergarten with its bar, so no need to walk downstairs to get another pint. Their rooftop deck is filled with beautiful and comfortable lounge furniture and picnic tables to complement Wooden Robot’s urban farmhouse feel. 

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Charlotte Beer Garden

1300 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 375-1776

Located in Uptown Charlotte, Charlotte Beer Garden offers the world’s largest selection of draft beers, with 436 on tap, ranging from local crafts to national favorites. The venue also features a full bar with cocktails, wines, and spirits. Notable signature drinks include the Pama-Berry Spritz, Put the Guava in the Coconut, and Front Porch Sunset. Alongside its extensive beverage choices, the garden provides a menu of classic pub fare, divided into six parts — appetizers, poutines, pizzas, salads, burgers/sandwiches, and entrees. Dishes range from tuna wontons and fried shrimp to filet medallions. With a large outdoor patio complete with fire pits and heaters, it’s an ideal spot to enjoy drinks and food outdoors. 


rooftop of Cordial in charlotte
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1824 Roxborough Rd. Charlotte, NC 28211

Located in South Park Enjoy Spanish-style dishes at Cordial, the AC hotel’s rooftop restaurant and lounge. Situated right above the treeline, Cordial is the neighborhood’s first rooftop bar. Cordial — aptly named to apply to both meanings of the word — offers a unique but equally stunning view of the city’s skyline, when compared to its Uptown and South End counterparts, alongside a Spanish-inspired menu filled with tapas and inventive (and delicious) seasonal cocktails.

appetizer at Fahrenheit in charlotte
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222 S Caldwell St 21st Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 237-6718

It is a trendy rooftop bar and restaurant known for its magical view of Queen City. Located in downtown Charlotte on the 21st floor of Hyatt Place, Fahrenheit offers a mighty view of Queen City. It is a stylish rooftop terrace and indoor restaurant equipped with a seasonal herb garden, cozy fire pits, and stylish dining tables and lounge sofas. This spot is great for either a Sunday rooftop brunch or a wonderful dinner. Fahrenheit also offers a great selection of crafted local beers, an extensive wine list, and special cocktails. 


rooftop at Graham St. Pub & Patio in charlotte
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Graham St. Pub & Patio

400 S Graham St #4, Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 218-9228

Located in Uptown Charlotte, Graham Street Pub & Patio offers skyline views with a chill sports pub feel. Offering global street fare, craft beer & a roof terrace with stadium & city views, it’s not a bad spot to hang out. Graham St. is located just a few blocks from Bank of America Stadium making it a buzzing gameday stop for drinks, brunch, lunch, or dinner, along with picturesque views. This place is always popping so come ready for a great crowd with great vibes.

multiple food items at Merchant & Trade in charlotte
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Merchant & Trade

303 Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 445-2550

This beautiful rooftop terrace is perched on the 19th floor of the iconic Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel. The terrace features a swanky lounge and rooftop bar, offering great views of the Queen City as you enjoy some bites or expertly crafted cocktails. Merchant & Trade rooftop is divided into four zones, including the lawn, private terrace, outdoor terrace, and indoor bar, to keep it modern and stylish throughout. There’s a lot to love about this spot like the cozy fire pit, comfy lounge furniture, and the sleek bar. Check it for for beautiful cocktails and tasty bites. 

rooftop at Novelty Rooftop in charlotte
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Novelty Rooftop 

123 E 5th St Suite 500, Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 498-5750

This rooftop is a must for any girls’ day out or happy hour after work. There is a floral theme here and it is absolutely gorgeous. Novelty House is also in Uptown so you will get all of those beautiful city views. Make sure to be on the lookout for any special upcoming events on their social media. They do the occasional Saturday brunch, have a DJ for the night, and have other fun things going on all the time. The drinks stay flowing here, between their specialty craft cocktails, local beers, champagnes, and more, you’ll never go thirsty! 

appetizer at Nuvole's Rooftop TwentyTwo in charlotte
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Nuvole’s Rooftop TwentyTwo

220 E Trade St Suite 2200, Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 960-9800

Perched on the top of the Residence Inn and AC Hotel in the city’s heart, Nuvole’s Rooftop TwentyTwo is a renowned upscale rooftop restaurant that opened in 2018. Located on the 22nd floor of this building, Nuvole’s Rooftop is Queen City’s highest rooftop bar. From up here, you can enjoy great views over the Charlotte skyline. It features both a stylish and modern indoor lounge and a charming outdoor terrace. Get comfy on a couch near the fire pits or grab a stool at the large U-shaped bar. Given its sophisticated and upscale atmosphere, Nuvole’s Rooftop is a worthy place to spend time together with friends as you enjoy panoramic views, bites, or drinks. 



sandwich from RH Rooftop Restaurant in charlotte
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RH Rooftop Restaurant 

6903 Phillips Pl Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 790-4970

The RH Rooftop Restaurant is incredibly elegant and beautiful making this is a place you’ll want to see for yourself. All of the greenery, gorgeous light fixtures, and skylight ceiling add to the lovely ambiance here. Join RH for brunch and enjoy menu options like the truffled grilled cheese, the RH scrabble, the lobster roll, smoked salmon, and many other delicious choices. For dinner, start with the shrimp cocktail or artisanal prosciutto and for the main course try something like the shaved ribeye on charred garlic bread, broiled salmon, or one of their other many wonderful options. The drinks here are also great whether you’re getting a matcha latte or a peach bellini. 

bar at RSVP South End in charlotte

RSVP South End

225 Fairwood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 837-2536

This upscale rooftop cocktail bar is located on the 22nd floor of the dual-branded AC Hotel and Residence Inn in the heart of Charlotte. RSVP offers stunning views of the city skyline and a chic and modern atmosphere. The rooftop bar features a variety of premium drinks and cocktails, as well as small plates and snacks. The bar area is partially covered with cabanas, making it a great spot to relax and unwind with friends. It’s also perfect for a romantic evening or a night out with friends. No matter the occasion, RSVP South End is sure to provide you with an amazing night with amazing scenery.

burger and cocktail from Whiskey Warehouse in charlotte
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Whiskey Warehouse

1221 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 334-7005

Located along the Plaza Midwood area, Whiskey Warehouse is a friendly rooftop bar offering beautiful views over the Charlotte skyline and Southern sky. It features an open-air, wooden decked terrace on the rooftop and a rustic and charming pub on the ground floor. It is a popular spot for locals to hang during the warmer days. Up at the rooftop, you can enjoy classic food for weekend brunch, dinner, or lunch. Whisky Warehouse complements its carefully curated whiskey cocktails with a large selection of beers and remixed classics on tap. It is one of the best rooftop bars in Charlotte for casual and fun night-outs with your family or friends. Live bands and live DJs pick up the weekend atmosphere a notch higher.


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Editors Note: This article was originally published on September 21, 2021 and last updated on April 11, 2024. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.