8 Charlotte bars with heated outdoor space so we can drink outside all winter

8 Charlotte bars with heated outdoor space so we can drink outside all winter
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Baby, it’s cold outside, but these Charlotte bars keep their patios cozy and temperature controlled all season long.

The Imperial

They’ve tented the rooftop and transformed it into a Winter Lodge complete with fake snow. Be sure to grab a s’mores cocktail topped with a torched marshmallow. Address: 300 N. College St.

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Graham Street Pub & Patio

The heated covered rooftop is your game-day destination all season long. It doesn’t hurt that their Sunday drink deals include $3 mimosas, $4 Bloody Marys, $15 mimosa carafes and $15 domestic buckets. Keep pounding.

Address: 400 S. Graham St.

Suffolk Punch

Their sprawling Rail Trail-adjacent patio is covered and heated to keep it packed all winter. This unique brewery, cafe, restaurant and full bar is open breakfast through late night so you can escape the elements any time.

Address: 2911 Griffith St.


You probably know VBGB for its summertime sand volleyball courts, but their sprawling patio is also tented and heated when the temperatures drop.

Address: 920 Hamilton St.

Seoul Food Meat Co.

They’ll have heaters and an enclosure installed around the back bar and patio so it’ll be comfortable through the cold.

Address: 1400 S. Church St.


Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo

In addition to tabletop fire displays, the swanky lounge on the 22nd floor of the AC Hotel features a covered patio with ceiling-mounted heaters to keep it cozy on the coldest winter nights.

Address: 220 E. Trade St.

Selwyn Pub

In addition to fire pits, the legendary patio features a retractable roof and plenty of space heaters so you can sip Transfusions all winter long.

Address: 2801 Selwyn Pub

Selwyn Pub, home of the $5 Transfusion

The Waterman

Their rooftop bar is open Friday and Saturday evenings for the winter and is equipped with plenty of heaters to keep it comfortable.

Address: 2729 South Blvd.

Header photo courtesy of Suffolk Punch 

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