Around Town

5 views that capture Charlotte’s beauty and mystique

From the historic feel of South End to the artsy atmosphere in NoDa, the Queen City offers a variety of vibes to explore. Whether you venture into a new neighborhood or try a new restaurant, enjoy the options from different angles and higher elevations.

Here are five views that capture Charlotte’s beauty and mystique:

(1) Bentley’s on 27201 South College St.

Best View for Fine Dining

The food is five-star level and the view from the 27th floor is even better. Nestled atop the Charlotte Plaza Building, this uptown staple prides itself on offering a “visionary dining experience.”

A mobile cooking cart prepares French cuisine right at your table. It’s true culinary theater — enjoy the show.


(2) Whiskey Warehouse – 1221 The Plaza

Best View from Plaza Midwood

The rooftop bar offers drinks by the pitcher (Lynchburg Lemonade runs at $25) and a perfect view of Charlotte’s most eclectic neighborhood. Clear blue skies and a self-serve Bloody Mary bar make this local hangout the best place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

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(3) Fahrenheit – 222 South Caldwell St.

Best View for a Photo Op

Chef Rocco Whalen’s rooftop vision created the perfect backdrop for Instagram filters glossing over Charlotte’s skyline. Fahrenheit offers fire pits and an open balcony on the 21st floor high above the hustle and bustle of uptown.

Eat the seared lamb sliders and drink a signature craft cocktail… but first, take a selfie.

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(4) McDonald’s – 6428 Fairview Rd.

Best View to Indulge Your Guilty Pleasure

If your summer diet needs a cheat day, do it here. Indulge in a Double Quarter Pounder while you enjoy the sights and sounds of SouthPark from the only two-story McDonald’s in North Carolina.

This unique Mickey D’s offers an upscale feel (complete with a self-playing piano in the lobby) with fast food prices.


(5) Harris Teeter – 1015 Providence Rd

Best View from a Grocery Store

Overlooking Eastover and Myers Park, this outdoor patio has a list of amenities that resembles a swanky hotel, not a grocery store. The “Taj Ma Teeter” offers a spacious balcony, second-floor bar (local beers on tap), comfy outdoor patio furniture, a Starbucks, free WiFi and an endless selection of wine.

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Photos courtesy of Bradley Utz and featured locations’ Facebook accounts.

Bradley Utz @bradley_utz