Not your typical watering hole, Dog Bar is Charlotte’s only dog friendly bar. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome, but you don’t need a dog to enjoy the atmosphere. With its large outdoor seating area, Dog Bar is a favorite among the neighborhood locals. The neighborhood is NODA’s historic art district. Dog Bar offers live music every weekend to be enjoyed outside under the stars. You can also participate in a cornhole contest with a cash prize the first Wednesday of every month. And while they don’t serve food, you can feel free to bring in your takeout. Dog Bar is a cozy neighborhood pub where furry and non-furry friends alike can relax in the fresh air with a beer, glass of wine, mixed drink or bowl of water.
Address: 3307 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
The Philosopher’s Stone Tavern
Nestled in the charming, Elizabeth neighborhood, Philosopher’s Stone has 2 amazing outdoor patios. P-Stone, as the locals call it, is one of Charlotte’s most happening taverns. Also a restaurant, P-Stone offers a full menu with items from nachos to edamame and burgers to cordon bleu. Oh, and the kitchen is open til 2am. The outdoor patios are a great place to chill out with the gang, play a little cornhole, catch some live music and just enjoy the evening air. And cornhole is not the only game you can play at P-Stone. They also have foosball, pool and ping pong as well as 2 jukeboxes with all your favorite tunes. Summer is a great time to hang outside at Philosopher’s Stone.
Address: 1958 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Tavern on the Tracks
Located in the Historic Southend, Tavern on the Tracks has a cozy outdoor patio with an amazing view of the Charlotte skyline. With a “come as you are” atmosphere, everyone is welcome, whether you’re looking for a fun family dinner or a night on the town. And if you want to cheer on your favorite sports team, come on over to Tavern on the Tracks where TVs can be found inside the bar and outdoors on the patio. From buffalo wings and grilled pizza to calamari and filet mignon, the full menu offers something for everyone. A cross between an old-fashioned sports bar, a family cafe, and an uptown bistro, Tavern on the Tracks is a people’s pub. There’s something for everyone.
Address: Corner of Bland St. and S. Tryon, Charlotte, NC