Enjoy the view at these 15 rooftop restaurants

Cuisine Dining guide

September 26, 2023

Raise a glass at one of these Charlotte restaurants with a rooftop view. Whether you prefer city scenery with gleaming skyscrapers or the tree canopy’s natural appeal, we’ve got a view for you.

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Cordial, SouthPark
This cocktail bar atop the AC Hotel SouthPark has a Spanish-inspired menu with plenty of shareables and tapas in a modern, expansive setting. 
1824 Roxborough Rd.
Open seven days a week.

Hestia, Ballantyne
Enjoy craft cocktails, paired with modern Asian cuisine atop the AC Hotel Ballantyne. Dinner and drink presentations are often colorful and inventive, making for a picture-worthy dining experience.
14819 Ballantyne Village Way
Open for dinner seven days a week and brunch on Sunday. 

The view of Ballantyne from Hestia restaurant's rooftop.
Photo courtesy of Hestia

Mizu, SouthPark
A take on Asian staples with a Southern touch, Mizu sits atop the Hyatt Centric in the Apex development. Explore a robata-style seafood-focused menu while you watch the sunset over SouthPark. 
3100 Apex Dr.
Open for dinner daily, happy hour Mon.-Wed., and Sunday brunch.

A rooftop view at RH Rooftop Restaurant in Phillips Place in SouthPark.
Courtesy: RH Rooftop Restaurant

RH Rooftop Restaurant, SouthPark
Go for lunch or dinner during store hours and enjoy the SouthPark view in an elegant setting. Menu items include the signature RH Burger, boards for sharing, burrata flown in from Italy, salads, a 16 oz. ribeye and more.
6903 Phillips Place Ct.
Open seven days a week.

Village Tavern, SouthPark
The neighborhood’s original rooftop restaurant, Village Tavern is known for its roomy rooftop patio and American cuisine.
4201 Congress St.
Open seven days a week, including brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.


The view framed by skyscrapers at Aura in uptown Charlotte.
Aura photo by Ciarlante Photography

Aura, Uptown
Serving botanical cocktails and small plates either barside or poolside atop the JW Marriott Charlotte.
124 E. Brooklyn Village Ave.
Open seven days a week, late night hours vary.

Búho, Uptown
Walk through gilded doors to grab a seat at this swank, exotic cocktail bar 16 stories up at the Grand Bohemian. The menu features hand-crafted cocktails and inventive tapas made for sharing.
201 W. Trade St.
Open Tuesday-Sunday

The rooftop area at Buho at Grand Bohemian in uptown Charlotte.
Photo courtesy Buho at Grand Bohemian

Fahrenheit, Uptown
Located on the 22nd floor of the Skye Condos, Fahrenheit is a Charlotte staple. Take in the skyline and sip a cocktail before being seated in one of the many dining rooms. Described as a sleek, buzzing hot spot, Fahrenheit offers New American fare with an Asian influence. 
222 S Caldwell St.
Open daily for dinner and Sunday brunch. 

Merchant & Trade, Uptown
With four distinct zones including indoor bar, outdoor terrace, private terrace and the lawn, Merchant & Trade is a highlight of Charlotte’s uptown scene. Serving craft cocktails and beer, bar bites, and music, you’ll want to get there early to grab a seat and enjoy views of the skyline. 
303 Church St. 
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 5 p.m. to midnight.

Novelty House, Uptown
Experience this bright, fun terrace bar overlooking one of uptown’s fabulous murals. Choose from crafted cocktails and catch a catering partner for something to eat. Live DJs and fun photo ops are entertaining touches to the space. 
123 E 5th St. Suite 500
Open seven days a week.

Nuvolé, Uptown
22 stories up, you’ll get big skyline views and a sleek, modern vibe at this rooftop lounge and restaurant. Note: There is an upscale dress code and no reservations are accepted for parties under 15.
220 E. Trade St.
Open Monday-Saturday.

South End, Lower South End

Charlotte Beer Garden, South End
Touting the world’s largest selection of draft beers in one restaurant, this place has four bars and three levels. Beyond the 436 taps, you’ll also want to check out the menu with a range of salads, pizzas and handhelds. Grab a seat on the rooftop patio to watch the South End scene unfold below.
1300 S. Tryon St.
Open seven days a week.

RSVP, South End
With four vibes to choose from you can’t go wrong. Select from the energetic Stage, the tropical escape Veranda, the elegant cocktail bar Parlor, and a trendy, Insta-worthy rooftop. Skyline views and small plates are always a plus. 
225 Fairwood Ave.
Hours vary between venues.

State of Confusion, Lower South End
Experience ceviche, wood-fired specialties, and craft cocktails at this rooftop intersection of Latin America, New Orleans and Lowcountry flavors. Featuring a dog-friendly patio, funky decor, and graffiti wallpaper, State of Confusion is purposefully confusing in a good way. 
3500 Dewitt Ln.
Open seven days a week, including for weekend brunch.


The Chamber by Wooden Robot, NoDa
With an industrial vibe, The Chamber features a rotating selection of draft and packaged beers, focusing on farmhouse ales and sours. It’s dog-friendly with food trucks on the scene, too.
416 E 36th St.
Open seven days a week, hours vary.

Featured image courtesy of Cordial. Compiled by Caroline Boulware and Sharon Smith

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