Grab a drink outdoors near a campfire in Charlotte this winter

Grab a drink outdoors near a campfire in Charlotte this winter


At Camp North End you can grab an espresso from Hex Coffee, a Believe in Bellini from Free Range Brewing or a mulled wine from NoDa Company Canteen.



Winter Dining Guide

From where to go to how to eat outside in the cold, we’ll tell you how to navigate Charlotte’s dining scene this winter.

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If your bartender or barista skills are lacking and you have not yet purchased the highly acclaimed Solo Stove, we have you covered.

We explored the places around Charlotte where you can bask in the warm glow of a fire while sipping your favorite drink. From hot toddies to espresso, hot chocolate to cocktails, there are options for all palates and all times of the day.

Check out these 10 places:

Camp North End

Location: 300 Camp Road, Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighborhood: Druid Hills South

Drinks: When it comes to fireside drinks, Camp North End offers a wealth of choices. A few of our favorites:

Once you have chosen a drink, you can feel at home at one of the large campfire sites at Boileryard or The Mount. There is even a pile of firewood on the side so you can keep the fire lit yourself.

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Infrared heaters and campfires can be found throughout Camp North End, offering guests a place to warm up. Lent by Camp North End

Charlotte Ølhave

Location: 1300 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: Dilworth

Drinks: Enjoy a Charlotte Beer Garden Chocolate Martini – Tito’s vodka, Godiva liqueur, creme de banana and Kahlua – while keeping warm by the outdoor fire pit.

Charlotte Beer Garden has plenty of fireplaces and gas heaters to keep the patios warm. Alex Cason CharlotteFive

Golden Owl Tavern

Location: 9041 Robert D. Snyder Road, Charlotte, NC 28262

Neighborhood: University location

Drink: Enjoy an old-fashioned – bourbon, fig syrup and black walnut bitters – next to the outdoor campfires.

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Golden Owl Tavern has outdoor campfire sites and heat lamps on its enclosed patio facing LNYX Blue Line University City Station. Alex Cason CharlotteFive


Location: 222 S. Caldwell St., 21st Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighborhood: Uptown

Drinks: Sip a Gimme S’more – Old Grand-Dad bourbon, homemade caramel sauce, toasted marshmallow syrup, graham cracker rand and roasted marshmallows – cozy at the terrace fire tables.

Clouds 22

Location: 220 E. Trade St., Suite 2200, Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighborhood: Uptown

Drinks: Sip a Death from Below – Creyente Mezcal, Zaya rum, Ford’s gin, Bittermen’s Xocolatl Mole bitter, ginger, lime and demerara – overlooking the city next to fireplaces.

If the campfires and heat lamps are not enough to keep you warm on the Nuvole 22, there are blankets as well. Tim Robison CharlotteFive

Olde Meck Brewery

Location: 4150 Yancey Road, Charlotte, NC 28217

Neighborhood: South End

Drink: Sip a Yule Bock – an authentic Weihnachtsbock (Jule Bock) – by the campfire sites in the beer garden.

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Old Mecklenburg Brewery’s Weihnachtsbock (Christmas Bock) – best enjoyed outdoors by the campfire. Lent by Olde Mecklenburg Brewery


Location: 1401 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: Dilworth

Drink: Enjoy a toasted white chocolate mocha by the indoor fireplace.

Toucan Louies

Location: 2753 Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte, NC 28208

Neighborhood: West End

Drink: Enjoy a glass of red wine or a rosé, or grab a cup of Toucan Louie’s artisan roasted coffee next to the campfire site.

Grab a glass of wine at Toucan Louie’s and stay warm by the campfire. Alex Cason CharlotteFive

The Chamber by Wooden Robot

Location: 416 E. 36th St., # 100, Charlotte, NC 28205

Neighborhood: NoDa

Drink: Sip a Cinna Roll GMV – a blond ale with coffee, cinnamon and double vanilla by the campfire.

Worker’s Friend

Location: 1531 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood

Drink: Enjoy a warm brown sugar – Paddy’s Irish Whiskey, honey, lemon and cloves – by the indoor fireplace.

Do you want more heat? Check out our ultimate guide to Charlotte’s heated patios.

This story was originally published December 21, 2021 at 06.00.

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Laurie Larsh is a freelance writer and travel junkie with an affinity for sunglasses, coffee and all that is Tarheels. A relentless curiosity about people and places makes her wonder and wander near and far and write stories about it. Follow her travel adventures on Instagram @goexplauring or her website


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