Rooftop bars Charlotte

Complete guide to the 6 best rooftop bars in Charlotte in 2020

Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

For starters: Which are the best rooftops in Charlotte? The ultimate guide to some spectacular roof terraces in Charlotte - with all info you need about each terrace. Opening hours, dress codes, pictures, locations and much more. Charlotte is a city with many fancy rooftops. Both for the sports fan, the beer lover or the fine dining fanatic. Best time to visit these places during the year is summer and spring. So, which is the best rooftop bar in Charlotte? Just scroll down and find the Charlotte rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Last updated: October 15, 2019
Area:Second Ward
Rooftop City Lights Rooftop Rooftop bar in Charlotte
City Lights Rooftop
$$$ 555 S McDowell St
  • Highlights
  • 18th floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • 360-view
  • Live music + DJ
Opened in 2016, City Lights is one of the few rooftop bars in Charlotte with a complete 360-degree view. The terrace is perched on the 18th floor of the five star Le Meredien Charlotte, and can boost stellar city views from one of the highest (and largest) rooftops in the city. The rooftop bar serves crafted and refreshing signature cocktails, a good selection of beers and a menu of street food inspired, shareable plates. Fun and vibrant atmosphere with a trendy crownd and weekly live music and nightly live DJs.
Area:Second Ward
Rooftop Fahrenheit Rooftop bar in Charlotte
$$$$ 222 S Caldwell St
  • Highlights
  • 21st floor
  • Creative cocktails
  • Bar + restaurant
  • Sunday brunch
A trendy Charlotte rooftop bar and restaurant with a magical panoramic view over the city. Perched on the 21st floor of Hyatt Place in downtown, Farenheit comes with both a stylish indoor restaurant / lounge and a rooftop terrace, equipped with lounge sofas, dining tables and cosy fire pits. Here you can enjoy inventive American cuisine created by Chef Rocco Whalen, along with a great selection of specialty cocktails, an extensive wine list and crafted local beers in a sophisticated and trendy yet casual vibe.
Area:Plaza Midwood
Rooftop The Peculiar Rabbit Rooftop bar in Charlotte
The Peculiar Rabbit
$$$ 1212 Pecan Ave
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Live events
  • Sunset views
  • Weekend brunch
The Peculiar Rabbit is a rooftop bar in Charlotte with a fantastic skyline view. Located in the Plaza Midwood area, a bit ouside the city center, it is part of the The Jackalopes Co. which has three different and neighboring venues where The Peculiar Rabbit is the one offering gastro pub dining, cocktails, weekend brunch, events and fantastic views. Casual and friendly in atmosphere you can visit for music bingo, trivias, kareoke and Saturday night live DJs or to enjoy weekend rooftop brunch or maybe just a couple of drinks at sunset, which is beautiful from the rooftop terrace
Area:Second Ward
Rooftop 210 Rooftop bar in Charlotte
Rooftop 210
$$$ 210 E Trade St B320
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Live acts + DJs
  • Large terrace
  • Eventful weekend spot
Located at the Epicentre, Charlotte's top spot for entertainment and nightlife, Rooftop 210 fits very well as it is an eventful place and one of the best rooftop bars in Charlotte for those who likes a good party. This large, 3rd floor roof terrace host big events regulary, like concerts, local festivals, big parties and silent disco, all under the glowing views in downtown Charlotte. Open nightly during the weekends, the rooftop bar offers a wide variety of quite wallet-friendly drinks and you can either hang at the bar or sit at one of the many tables on the terace.
Area:Rock Hill
Rooftop The Pump House Rooftop bar in Charlotte
The Pump House
$$$ 575 Herrons Ferry Rd
  • Plaza Midwood
  • 5th floor
  • Great food
  • River views
  • Outside city
An affordable upscale restaurant and rooftop bar located a little bit outside of Charlotte. Between Rock Hill and Fort Mill, it is only about a 30 minute car ride away from the city center, but during the drive you do actually swap state from North to South Carolina. But such a unique place, it is well worth a bit of traveling. Beautiful setting in a authentic old pump house, the stylish multi-level indoor restaurant with patio and a 5th floor rooftop bar serves Southern-inspired American cuisine, well crafted signature cocktails and crafted beers.
Area:Plaza Midwood
Rooftop Whiskey Warehouse Rooftop bar in Charlotte
Whiskey Warehouse
$$$ 1221 The Plaza
  • Highlights
  • 2ndfloor
  • Whiskey bar
  • Weekend brunch
  • Neighborhood feel
Whiskey Warehouse is a neighborhood-feel Charlotte rooftop bar, located in the Plaza Midwood area. Only two floors up, Top Shelf, as the rooftop patio is named, still offers a beautiful view over the Southern sky and cool glimpses of the skyline. A favorite among locals, here you can enjoy classic bar food for both lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. But it's the drink menu that is most impressive, especially in the whiskey-area (no surprise). Fun and casual vibe with both live DJs and live bands on weekend nights.

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Rooftop bar Charlotte

Rooftop-grade: 5/10
Prime season: Mars-Oct
Residents: 2,5 million
Climate: Humid subtropical

The climate here is subtropical humid, with long warm summers and short mild winters. This is good for all the rooftop bars Charlotte has available. They can stay open all year around, and the weather is mostly rooftop friendly.

There are a good amount of Charlotte rooftops here and a great variety of them as well. Luxurious patios, rooftop swimming pools, sports bar rooftops and much more.

Charlotte is a good city when it comes to places to drink with a view and that have been shown the last couple of years when some really good rooftop bars have opened up here.

About Charlotte

Charlotte is the largest city in the State of North Carolina with a population of 2,5 million in the metropolitan area. It’s also the 22nd largest city in United States. Charlotte is the home of the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations Wells Fargo. This along with many other financial institutes makes it the second largest banking center in the whole country. Charlotte is also famous for its universities and high schools, which contributes to making the city a great sports city. Charlotte Hornets in basketball and Charlotte Panthers in American Football.