The chillier weather is just around the corner here in Charlotte, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to head indoors. With so many all fresco options for you to enjoy day and night, you might be wondering which patios will actually be heated for when colder evenings arrive. We’ve got you covered. From fire pits to heat laps (and even some charming igloos), here are 13 heated patios for you to warm up to in Charlotte.
The Crunkleton in Churchill has a classic patio set up, craft cocktails, and a modern twist that makes them a favorite here in Charlotte. If you’re wondering where’s a great spot to head to dinner on those cold nights out, Crunkleton has got you covered. One of their standout features, or their “hearth and soul” is their incredible giant brick, wood, and smoke hearth that diners can see right from their table and will surely keep the interior warm. If you’re looking to dine al fresco, they’ve also got a heated patio with warmers besides the tables.
Where: 1957 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Rosie’s Coffee & Wine Garden is the perfect garden oasis to spent a crisp night in Charlotte. The interior reminds us of a vintage country club and the outside patio is like an enchanting little garden in the heart of Charlotte that’s perfect for date night, birthdays, or special celebrations. There’s fire pits and heaters to ensure you won’t get cold among the trees so come in, grab a coffee in the afternoon or a glass of vino in the evening and relax.
Where: 940 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28206
Stagioni are the same people behind some of Charlotte’s finest restaurants, like Good Food on Montford, and so when you step into the restaurant, you know you’re in for a treat. Stagioni does seasonal Italian food with dishes such as their seasonal squash pizza, truffle tagliatelle pasta, and pan-seared chicken thighs. They’ve also got heaters seated by the tables in their lovely outdoor and heated patio here in Charlotte.
Where: 715 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
There’s no need to worry about those cold nights in Charlotte when you’ve got heated patios like the one at Rocksalt (even while you’re dining on chilled oysters) and fresh, sustainable seafood.
Where: 512 Brandywine Rd Ste 500, Charlotte, NC 28209
We couldn’t write about the best restaurants in Charlotte with heated patios without including Good Food on Montford. Their concept of global small plates is the perfect recipe for a night out with friends for a night out in Charlotte. Try a dish from their land or sea menu and head outside to the tables warmed by the heaters.
Where: 1701 Montford Dr, Charlotte, NC 28209
What better way to enjoy a night out than at a tavern with a heated patio? The restaurant pays homage to the South with their cuisine lunch and dinner menu (and even brunch!). From baby back ribs to bison meatloaf, smoked wings or fried green tomaters, you’ll be in for a delicious and hearty meal sure to warm up your soul during nights out in Charlotte. Not to mention, their patio, complete with fire pits, is one of the prettiest we’ve seen.
Where: 9041 Robert D. Snyder Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262
We love a patio with a good fire pit as it usually means a comfortable night out with drinks flowing and food being passed around the table. They can even serve as a brunch spot with a patio with their fabulous menu (chicken and waffles, anyone?). For dinner, dive into their speciality ceviche menu with an assortment of ceviche and poke from around the world or choose from scallops, burgers, and much more.
Where: 1402 Winnifred St, Charlotte, NC 28203
Craft beer lovers rejoin! There’s a heated patio here in Charlotte with your name on it. Hoppin’ has ciders, seltzers, and hoppy craft beer perfect to sip on while laughing with friends and playing corn hole in the outdoor patio space. When you get hungry, head over to the food trucks for things like gooey, cheesy birria tacos or chicken sandwiches.
9. The Dunavant
“Steak, fries, and greens” are just some of the items you can get at the Dunavant. Their menu has got a lot of Charlotte classics to enjoy like mac and cheese, mussels, and, of course, steak. For fries, they’ve got a small section dedicated to bottomless options like gorgonzola, philly cheese, and even duck. Dig in on their outdoor, indoor patio and enjoy.
Where: 2322 Dunavant St Suite #200, Charlotte, NC 28203
Foxcroft has got a cozy little patio dedicated to good vibes, good food, and an extensive list of quality wines for you to try. They’ve been around for over 17 years now, perfecting their menu with small shareable plates and delicate wines for all palettes, and have since expanded into a few different areas like Dilworth and Southpark! We’d highly recommend the crisp, slightly sweet Albariño from Spain or the Cabarnet/Syrah blend from Chile.
Where: 7416 Waverly Walk Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277
11. Bulla Gastrobar
Embrace la buena vida in style at this heated patio with a Spanish flair, right here in the heart of Charlotte! The restaurant is nation-wide and does its own take on Spanish cuisine with a beautifully designed space to match. Start off with an order of crispy calamari topped with a squeeze of lemon, grab a plate with jamon iberico, and a glass of red rioja wine, all while enjoying the heaters from their patio. Don’t forget to leave without trying a delicious churro with hot chocolate for dessert.
Where: 4310 Sharon Rd w01, Charlotte, NC 28211
Cordial has got beautiful views, a heated patio that centers beautiful fire pits, and a cocktail-forward menu that features elevated classics like Gin & Tonics and Old Fashions. While they don’t offer a full restaurant, they’ve got some delicious looking shareables like albondigas and empanadas.
Where: 1824 Roxborough Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
They’re back! The Goodyear House is bringing back their creative wintry solutions to a freezing, cold evening in Charlotte that’s also secluded festive. The igloos will be returning (and we anticipate these will be announced to return to a lot of restaurants over the next month) that were made popular during the winter of 2020. Keep a look out and in the meantime, you can try out some delicious Southern dishes like marinated shrimp, smoked cashew mac and cheese, or North Carolina trout.
Where: 3032 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
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