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Nightlife & Music

Best Outdoor Bars In Charlotte

January 24, 2011 12:38 AM

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“Hey, let’s get some air.” How many times has that phrase been uttered at bars? There are times when one feels an overwhelming desire to breathe fresh air, so it’s great when an establishment’s outdoor deck or patio creates its own ambiance. If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll enjoy one of these four Queen City outdoor bars. — Jeff Hawkins
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Selwyn Avenue Pub

2801 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, N.C. 28209
704-333-3443

When one thinks of Irish pubs with a huge outdoor patio, surely Selwyn Avenue Pub quickly comes to mind. The indoor area here is popular enough, but it is the outdoor atmosphere, along with a popular list of Irish beers on tap, which attracts a sophisticated gathering to trendy Myers Park. The patio, during winter months, is warmed by a fire pit and heaters. Hours: Monday through Friday, ‎3 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar & Ribs

9005-2 J M Keynes Drive
Charlotte, N.C. 28262
704-503-1400
www.boardwalkbillys.com

Found On The Water at Shoppes at University Place, Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar & Ribs offers a robust patio area, which overlooks a large pond and offers a pleasant view. Specializing in baby back ribs and an oyster bar, patrons also can count on a generous drink selection and wide variety of live music. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Ed’s Tavern

2200 Park Road
Charlotte, N.C. 28203
704-335-0033
www.edstavern.com

“Charlotte’s Neighborhood Bar,” Ed’s Tavern touts a staff that is, “The Queen City’s friendliest bar staff,” which diligently covers the noted outdoor deck and indoor station. The outside deck, which is covered and heated during the cooler months, supports about 30 mingling bar-goers. Established in 2005 in the Dilworth area as the Iowa Hawkeyes fans’ official local hangout, Ed’s has plenty of action, with Wednesday’s Name That Tune, Thursday’s Team Trivia and live music Friday and Saturday. Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Solstice Tavern

3221 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28205
704-342-2556
www.solsticetavern.com

Located in the heart of the arts district, Solstice Tavern boosts the “biggest deck in NoDa.” It certainly is one of the most decorated, with the wood fence adorned with street signs and posters. A Tiki-style bar towers over the deck area. Solstice also specializes in serving up wraps and burgers and the inside bar is wallpapered with televisions. Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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