Why Winos Should Spend All Summer at Village Tavern

Head to this SouthPark spot for live music, creative bar snacks, and must-sip deals on an extensive wine list.


It's patio season, Charlotte, and we've found the perfect place to sit and sip fine wines just about any day of the week.

Village Tavern, a gem tucked between Barclay Downs and Morrison Boulevard in SouthPark, is the happy hour lover's dream-come-true. The patio scene here hits all the marks for a lovely summer evening in the Queen City, and you'd be remiss not to take advantage. Whether your ideal late afternoon includes an amazing atmosphere, fabulous food, daily drink specials, or fine wine, Village Tavern at 4201 Congress Street won't disappoint.



Atmosphere: Check.

The spacious, paved patio is complete with fire pit lounges and bistro-light charm. While these features alone would make for a pleasant patio experience, Village Tavern ups the ante with something many Charlotte restaurants and bars fail to provide: live music. On Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. this summer, you can catch a local musician performing.


 Good  Great Wine: Check.

One of the finest indulgences in life is relaxing with a delicious glass of wine at the end of the day. For true oenophiles, this pleasure is even better when the wine is from a professionally curated list as it is at Village Tavern. A Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence winner, this SouthPark restaurant features an impressive wine list with more than 70 wines by the glass and more than 90 bottles hand-selected by their sommelier.


Drink Specials: Check.

If dining on a dime is important to you, you might like to know that Village Tavern has daily drink specials. Wine-lovers can indulge in half-priced bottles on Mondays, for example. On Wednesdays, glasses of wine are half-priced. Other days, you can indulge in $3 off craft cocktails, margaritas, mules, and more. Click here to see all the drink specials.


Patio & Bar Snacks Menu: Check.

Yes, you read that right.

Village Tavern launched a special menu in late May equipped with the best beverages and bites just for patio season. Palates of all kinds will be pleased with the tasty offerings on the Patio & Bar Snacks Menu, which is available starting at 4 p.m. every day.

A few menu favorites include Crispy Brussels Sprouts ($6) with bacon and maple syrup, Truffle Shoestring Fries ($6), and Ahi Tuna Sliders ($11). Of course, there are Charcuterie ($13) and artisanal cheese boards ($15) available for the winos sipping up the unbeatable drink deals as well. Click here to see the full Patio & Bar Snacks Menu created exclusively for Charlotte's 2019 patio season.

Imagine unwinding with a glass of wine from one of the most acclaimed wineries in the world as you sway to guitar sounds and crunch into a Lavash Crisp with hummus. The sun descends, and you feel a slight breeze from your patio seat. It's everything patio dining should be.

It's no wonder Village Tavern has been serving Charlotte since 1989. Head to Village Tavern to grab your table on the patio using the resources below.


  • Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


4201 Congress Street, Charlotte, 28209


Visit the website or call 704-552-9983 to make reservations for indoor seating, or email eventscharlotte@villagetavern.com to reserve a space on the patio for large groups. Otherwise, patio seating is first-come, first-serve.