Cordial, a new rooftop bar on top of the eight-story AC Hotel in SouthPark, will open this spring near Paco’s Tacos.
With skyline views of Uptown, it’ll be the neighborhood’s first rooftop bar.
Details: Cordial’s 5,500 square foot space will be open to hotel guests and the public. You’ll ride the elevator from the lobby to the eighth floor where there will be seating for up to 100 guests.
Menu: Expect fancy craft cocktails, a European-focused wine collection, 14 wine taps, local beer, and Caribbean- and Latin-influenced small plates to munch on.
Hotel: AC Hotel SouthPark (a Marriott brand) just opened near Paco’s Tacos. The new hotel has 162 rooms and rates start at $132/night. “Cordial is the SouthPark area’s answer to a modern, social gathering place,” says Amanda Gibbons, food and beverage director of AC Hotel Charlotte SouthPark.
Why it matters: Although often overshadowed by South End, don’t forget that SouthPark is booming. And unlike Uptown, South End, and Plaza Midwood — SouthPark doesn’t have a single rooftop bar. The biggest question is whether Cordial can pull off a cool vibe or whether it feels super hotel-y. We’ll find out. And don’t forget, Restoration Hardware will open it’s much anticipated 41,000-square-foot design gallery with a rooftop restaurant and bar just down the street at Phillips Place this summer.