Top 15 spots to drink a beverage outside, by neighborhood

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Dilworth

The Summit Room. Grab a rocking chair. For a change of scenery, walk 20 yards across the street to the new Kid Cashew restaurant and drink their Breast Milk cocktail. (Runner-up: Dilworth Neighborhood Grill)

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Myers Park

RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila. Margaritas are only $5 on Mondays. Also, you have to pay for chips and salsa – needs to change. CA Story: RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila – 5 pros and 2 cons. (Runner-up: Nolen Kitchen)

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SouthPark

Chuy’s. Free chips and queso bar (including meat) from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Runner-up: Dogwood Southern Table & Bar)

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Elizabeth

Jackalope Jack’s. The astroturf is outstanding. Sneaky huge. (Runner-up: Kennedy’s)

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Plaza Midwood

Whiskey Warehouse. One of the best views of the city. (Runner-Up: Thomas Street Tavern)

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Uptown

Fahrenheit. View is unreal. Enjoy the modern fire pit and don’t forget the comfy sofas way to the left when you walk outside. Cocktails are pricey, but the view is nuts. (Runner-up: Ri Ra Irish Pub)

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Photo via the Fahrenheit-Charlotte Facebook page

South End

Sycamore. Duh. Sycamore Brewing is the #1 outside spot to hangout in Charlotte right now – it’s not even close. (Runner-up: All-American Pub)

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Midtown

Vivace. The outside sofas are surprising comfortable. New(ish) bar bites menu is solid. (Runner-up: Hickory Tavern)

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The Gold District

Craft. Massive tap list. Excellent vibe and continues to be an underrated gem of Charlotte. (Runner-up: Unknown Brewery)

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Montford

Angry Ale’s. Saturday specials include $15 Light Buckets and $8 Ale’s Liquor Pints. Arguably top spot to watch college football. Kitchen open until 2 a.m. (Runner-up: Brazwells).

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FreeMoreWest

Rhino Market. Follow Rhino on Facebook as they’re always doing beer/wine tastings and other specials. Oh, and order their Chicken Torta. (Runner-up: Draught)

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@irreverentmike via Instagram

LoSo (aka Queen Park)

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Massive. Multiple bars. (Runner-up: Sugar Creek Brewing).

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Photo via the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Facebook page

NoDa

Jack Beagles. Lots of chances to experience this one on weekends — open for breakfast at 9 a.m. and the late menu goes till 3 a.m. (Runner-up: Heist Brewery)

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Ballantyne

Brazwells. Rooftop gets crowded with the after work crowd. Live music regularly. (Runner-up: Terrace Cafe)

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AvidXchange Music Factory

VBGB. Lots of specials. Oversize games. Right next to massive parking lot. (Runner-up: Small Bar)

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