5 Best Patios in Charlotte

Charlotte diners wait all winter for patio season. Here are some of the top places to enjoy sustenance in the sunlight

Kindred Restaurant
Rustic tables and chairs, hibiscus flowers and shade trees, café lights and a small vegetable garden. These are just some of the elements that give Kindred’s side patio its charm. While dining outdoors in Davidson typically means a front-row seat to life in a college town—as it does from Kindred’s front patio—the side patio affords guests the chance to imagine they’re somewhere else entirely.
131 N. Main St., Davidson, 980-231-5000

Napa on Providence
Concord grapevines and rose bushes surround the patio at Napa on Providence, creating an inviting space for every occasion, from Sunday brunch to a lazy summer supper. Festive lights adorn the long, covered portion of the patio, while a smaller section welcomes those who enjoy a little sunshine with their meal. 
110 Perrin Pl., 704-900-8535

The Fig Tree Restaurant
The Fig Tree’s handsome veranda and patio may be the first things you notice about this 1913 Craftsman bungalow in the Elizabeth neighborhood. Ample space between tables on the classic Southern patio makes this a fitting spot for intimate conversation over dinner and drinks.
1601 E. 7th St., 704-332-3322

With the verdant Little Sugar Creek Greenway in the foreground and the high-gloss luster of our city’s skyline in the distance, Vivace’s back patio offers an unrivaled view for those who enjoy dining al fresco. Modern and sleek, this breezy and comfortable hot spot is best enjoyed at sunset.
1100 Metropolitan Ave., Bldg. E, Ste. 100, 704-370-7755

Pizza Peel
The patio at Pizza Peel on Central Avenue adds to the lively atmosphere at one of Plaza Midwood’s busiest intersections. The restaurant attracts families and singles, with a Kids Eat Free night on Sundays, frequent live music, and a regular rotation of craft beer specials. Long community tables sit beside an artificial lawn, where guests can play cornhole while they wait for their pizza, or even take a yoga class.
1600 Central Ave., 704-790-7335

This article appears in the May 2016 issue of Charlotte Magazine

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