7 Best Rooftops in Charlotte

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It’s undeniable – whether you’re looking to lounge or living it up, there’s nothing like a great rooftop experience! That’s why we compiled this guide of some of our favorite rooftops in Charlotte to gaze at the Queen City from above.

From South Park to Uptown, these rooftops in Charlotte are as alluring as they are memorable. 

Nestled up high in the elegant new Hyatt Centric in Southpark is Mizu, another venture from Indigo Road Hospitality that brought us such Charlotte faves as O-ku, Indaco, and Oak Steakhouse. This gorgeous mid-century modern style rooftop is adorned with foliage and dotted with light to invoke a casual classy vibe. 

Come for the breathtaking views but stay for the food! Inspired by Japan’s wood-fired robata cuisine, Mizu’s focus is meticulously prepared seafood that incorporates Japanese flavors with a Southern twist. 

Mon | Closed
Tues | 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed | 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thurs | 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri | 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat | 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun | 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

📍3100 Apex Dr, Charlotte, NC 28211

This elegant open-air and member’s only concept boasts a whimsical floral rotating theme (each season the space transforms with a new theme) curated by Nga Vu Designs, stunning views of the city, and a decadent aesthetic.  If you’re looking to bask in the Charlotte cityscape while also lounging in luxury, Novelty House is the perfect spot.

Check out their signature drink, the “Higher Love” (a Red Bull and watermelon infused mojito), and take a selfie or two in what’s been called “one of the most Instagrammable spots in Charlotte”! 

Mon | 3:00 pm – 2:00 am
Tues | 3:00 pm – 2:00 am
Wed | 3:00 pm – 2:00 am
Thurs | 3:00 pm – 2:00 am
Fri | 3:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sat | 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sun | 12:00 am – 8:00 pm

📍123 E 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Aura, the lush bar hidden atop the JW Marriot uptown, is inspired by Queen Charlotte herself. Sleek and ultra-modern, this charming rooftop spot offers small plates and bar bites, paired with botanical-inspired craft cocktails, wine, frozen drinks, and an unbeatable ambiance.

Are you ready to “Follow the glow”?

Mon | 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tues | 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed | 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thurs | 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri | 3:00 pm  – 12:00 am
Sat | 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

📍124 E Stonewall St, Charlotte, NC 28202

On the third floor of the 50,000 square foot design gallery that is RH Charlotte (formerly known as Restoration Hardware), you’ll find this one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar. Decked out with fountains, a plethora of chandeliers, and well-manicured trees with a greenhouse-inspired aesthetic, RH Rooftop is nothing short of regal. 

Grab a glass of wine and stroll the patio or just lounge about. RH Rooftop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner so you’re in luck, whether you want to watch the sun rise or set over the Charlotte horizon. 

Mon | 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tues | 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed | 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thurs | 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri | 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat | 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun | 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

📍6903 Phillips Pl Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210

Located above the AC Hotel, Nuvole offers delicately curated sharing plates, unique entrees, and decadent desserts twenty-two stories up in the Charlotte sky. 

A collab between Tampa, FL-based McKibbon Hospitality and Charlotte-based Vision Ventures, Nuvole Rooftop is known as one of the places to be for any occasion. Whether it’s a networking mixer, girls’ night out, date night, or something else, Nuvole does not disappoint. Enjoy their unbeatable views of the Queen City while making memories in this not-to-be-missed space. 

Mon | Closed
Tues | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thurs | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri | 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sat | 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sun | Closed

📍220 E Trade St Suite 2200, Charlotte, NC 28202


This extraordinary establishment is the impressive brainchild of Chef Rocco Whalen, a Wolfgang Puck protégé. Not only do they have unforgettable food (Kung Pao Cauliflower anyone?), but every table at Fahrenheit comes with a view of the Charlotte skyline! The atmosphere is only matched by the unforgettable contemporary Mediterranean and Asian-influenced cuisine.

If you love spectacular views of the Queen City with top-tier dining to match, you won’t go wrong with Fahrenheit.

Mon | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tues | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thurs | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri | 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat | 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun | 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

📍222 S Caldwell St 21st Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202

Since its opening in 2017, Charlotteans have flocked to Merchant and Trade to take in delicious food and impeccable views. Located on the 19th floor of the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, this posh rooftop bar is where it’s at! Perfect for after-work drinks, dinner on the town, or even private events, Merchant and Trade has quickly become a new Queen City classic.

With a full menu, North Carolina-brewed beers, sommelier status wines, and splendid views of the skyline, Romare Bearden Park and Truist Field, a trip to Merchant and Trade is always time well spent. 

Mon | Closed
Tues | Closed
Wed | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thurs | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

📍303 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202

More Rooftops in Charlotte to Visit

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Mila Simmons

Mila Simmons

Mila is the Charlotte Content Lead/City Manager for UNATION, and author of the Stuff to Do in Charlotte City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Charlotte area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinCharlotte on Instagram and Facebook.