Cloud Bar by David Burke

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18th floor
Second Ward

Cloud Bar by David Burke Rooftop Bar Charlotte

360° over Charlotte
Bar bites
Year round


Elevated venue serving light bites and signature cocktails with a gorgeous city view.

What used to be City Lights Rooftop has turned into Cloud Bar by David Burke. While the change means a difference in setting and menu, this is still one of few rooftop bars in Charlotte with a complete 360-degree view over the Queen City skyline.

The terrace is perched on the 18th floor of the five star Le Méridien Charlotte, and it is not only elevated, it is also one of the most spacious, and a perfect spot to get a new perspective on the city.

The rooftop bar serves crafted and refreshing signature cocktails, like the 'Head In The Clouds' (vodka, citrus, fresh strawberries), along with a good selection of beers, both classic Americans and local ones from North Carolina.

To go with the drinks there is a also a must-try menu of light bites and desserts by world-renowned celebrity chef David Burke.

The large and open-air terrace is modern in decoration with a mix of lounge chairs, bar stools by the edge and some lush greenery. Perfect for breezy sunset drinks, but also available during the colder months, when the rooftop turns into a Winter Wonderland.

Enjoy a fun and vibrant atmosphere with a trendy crowd and weekly live music and nightly live DJs. Just remember that the terrace has a first come, first served basis (if not a party of 10 or more).

Location & Map

555 S McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28204


Opening Hours

Monday:17.00 - 23.00
Tuesday:17.00 - 23.00
Wednesday:17.00 - 23.00
Thursday:17.00 - 23.00
Friday:17.00 - 00.00
Saturday:17.00 - 00.00
Sunday:17.00 - 23.00


  • What is the Cloud Bar by David Burke dress code?

    The Cloud Bar by David Burke dress code is neat casual.

  • What food does Cloud Bar by David Burke serve?

    Cloud Bar by David Burke serves light bites by world-renowned celebrity chef David Burke.


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