Top 9 Rooftop Bars In Charlotte, North Carolina - Updated 2022

rooftop bars in charlotte

Charlotte, also known as the Queen City, is the largest city in the state of North Carolina. Charlotte is known as a business and financial hub, as well as the second-largest banking center in the USA. For both visitors and local citizens, it offers plenty of attractions, such as famous museums and libraries, city tours, theaters, and gardens, as well as shopping centers and fancy dining spots. In addition to these, Charlotte has a number of great rooftop bars that provide their guests with a stunning view of the city skyline, while serving delicious foods and drinks. Scroll down to discover the best rooftop bars in Charlotte and choose your destination for the next time off in Charlotte.

1. City Lights Rooftop

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

Located on the top of Le Méridien Charlotte hotel, City Lights Rooftop is a trendy bar of a special ambiance. In other words, it is a perfect spot to enjoy a 360-degree view of the Charlotte skyline, while the DJ is playing nice tunes. Either daytime or nighttime, a phenomenal view is guaranteed. And not to forget to mention flavorful appetizers and drinks, including beverages from a local craft brewery. The area of the bar is spacious enough to host big companies of visitors so feel free to grab your friends and savor the experience, while attentive bartenders and staff make sure you are enjoying your time at City Lights Rooftop.

City Lights Rooftop

Address: 555 S McDowell Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

Website: City Lights Rooftop

Opening hours: 4pm - 10pm (daily)

2. Rooftop 210

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

#Cheers to the Weekend #Charlotte #RT210

Posted by Rooftop 210 on Friday, January 17, 2020

Rooftop 210 is a lively bar that will have you grooving to the beats of music. This bar is a great place to socialize and there is no way someone would feel lonely there — live concerts, silent discos, special events, and a dance floor in the open air make it inevitable to have fun! Rooftop 210 is more than just a bar, it is also a perfect spot to organize events such as music, fashion, or sports festivals, to plan parties, or even to practice yoga early in the morning. No matter what brings you to Rooftop 210, its doors are always open for you to have a great time.

Rooftop 210

Address: 210 East Trade Street, Suite B320, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Website: Rooftop 210

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 5pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Wed)

3. The Imperial

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Welcome to The Imperial, a one-of-a-kind lounge bar in Charlotte, that would make you want to come back again and again for another glass of their excellent hand-crafted cocktails. The bar is known for its stylish interior as well as for the dual-level entertainment areas — the downstairs jazz lounge and the rooftop bar area. And what makes The Imperial even more special are live jazz sessions. So, all you’re left to do is to choose the level of your vibe, taste amazing craft drinks such as Wakanda Forever or Kentucky Mule, and have a really good time.

The Imperial

Address: 300 N College Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Website: The Imperial

Opening hours: Wed: 5pm - 11pm; Thu - Sat: 5pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Tue)

4. Graham St. Pub & Patio

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

If you are looking for a perfect combination of friendly bartenders, awesome music, a stylish interior, and, of course, a great selection of food and drinks, then Graham St. Pub & Patio is the right pub to choose! This modest-on-the-outside but modern-on-the-inside pub is beloved by many for a reason. In addition to its great facilities and decently priced menu, Graham St. Pub & Patio has a nice view of the surrounding multi-storey buildings. And speaking of the menu, out of the great selection of meals, visitors especially love the Asian glazed cauliflower so when visiting Graham St. Pub & Patio, don’s miss the chance to try it!

Graham St. Pub & Patio

Address: 400 S Graham Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Website: Graham St. Pub & Patio

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11am - 12am; Thu - Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 12am

5. Whiskey Warehouse

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Whiskey Warehouse is a place where boredom doesn’t exist. No matter what your preferred way of spending a weekend is, it will definitely be enjoyable. Are you looking for a fancy night out? The trained bartenders of Whiskey Warehouse will amaze you with professionalism, while the live band and skyline view will complete the picture of an amazing time off on a Friday night. Are you craving a fun night with friends? You can all gather together and watch a sports game on the big TV screen while sharing delicious burgers and craft beer. Had a rough day at work? Just sit and relax by sipping a fine whiskey and letting the tiredness fade away. All of these experiences and more are possible at Whiskey Warehouse!

Whiskey Warehouse

Address: 1221 The Plaza, Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

Website: Whiskey Warehouse

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am

6. Merchant & Trade

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This bar will conquer your heart with its neat and elegant interior right from the entrance. At Merchant & Trade, the style flows through every detail — even drinks and meals follow a dress code and are served in their best decoration. Thanks to the excellent service, delicious menu, and dress code, the whole atmosphere is top-notch. Finally, the ambiance at Merchant & Trade is perfectly completed with the spectacular view over Romare Bearden Park and Knights Stadium. A must-see!

Merchant & Trade

Address: 303 S Church Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Website: Merchant & Trade

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 6pm - 11pm (closed from Sun - Tue)

7. Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo is no ordinary bar. From the very first step you take into the bar, you will be pleasantly surprised by the exceptional service and, of course, the great panoramic view from Charlotte’s highest rooftop bar and lounge. And the view only gets better as you order one of the high-quality craft cocktails served by friendly and attentive staff. Whether you’re a city visitor and resident of AC Hotel Charlotte City Center downstairs or a local who is looking for a new nice spot in the city, Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo will go above and beyond your expectations.

Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo

Address: 220 E Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Website: Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 3pm - 11pm (closed from Sun - Tue)

8. Fahrenheit

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Fahrenheit-Charlotte on Sunday, November 14, 2021

Fahrenheit is a cozy bar located on the 21st floor of SKYE Condos. Along with one of the best views in the city, the bar is known for its good brunches and local craft beers. Fahrenheit’s attentive bartenders and waiters as well as the chef Rocco Whalen will make sure that you’re enjoying your time off. So, for your next celebration pay a visit to Fahrenheit and don’t forget to take a fancy picture of the Charlotte skyline!


Address: 222 S Caldwell Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Website: Fahrenheit

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm

9. Coin Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Welcome to the only rooftop pool that’s open to the public, with a stylish bar by the poolside! Coin Bar is located at Omni Charlotte Hotel and opens its doors to every guest who is looking for a new kind of leisure time. It’s a perfect spot to enjoy cocktail parties by the pool, watch shows and sports on the huge TV screen, and simply have a good time. In addition to fun facilities, Coin Bar offers a great menu with seasonal options and flavorful drinks.

Coin Bar

Address: 132 E Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Website: Coin Bar

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 11am - 6pm (closed from Mon - Thu)

Explore the best rooftop bars of the Queen City

Source: Photo by Flickr user James Willamor used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Whether you are a local or a visitor, Charlotte has a rooftop bar that would suit your style. You have a great choice from cozy, stylish, trendy, or modest bars with the selection of best cocktails, drinks, and meals that will amaze you just like the rooftop views over the Queen City. Visit Charlotte and find your special rooftop bar for a special occasion.

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