Cloud Bar by David Burke
Cloud Bar by David Burke, a rooftop oasis overlooking the Charlotte skyline, offers a wide variety of ways to enjoy its food, ambiance and exceptional service at private gatherings. Atop Uptown’s Le Méridien Hotel, the space can accommodate VIP seating with table or couch reservations or private events up to 250 guests.
We had a great date night here. Beautiful view and highly recommended the brussels and the burger. A bit pricey but the atmosphere makes you feel like a millionaire. We went as soon as they opened to make sure we saw the sunset. Service was good too but the sink sensor in the women's restroom could use adjusted. Overall, happy we got to visit!
First off other reviews voiced concerns with the service which made me wary but I went two weeks ago and the service was fine. We came early to avoid rush time. For a bar on the 18th floor of a nice hotel you have certain expectations. For one, higher prices than a normal bar. That's fine it's expected. One would also expect decent food, drinks and plating. I would say Cloud Bar falls short on this. Was not expecting plastic forks and plates at this price range and my friends plastic plate came a little dirty and she had to wipe it off. The food came out cold which can be expected during the current staffing issue going around but it wasn't too busy when we came. I don't mind cold pizza but overall the food we got was highly priced but not that great just ok. The cocktails were average as well which is sad when you compare that fact to their prices. After one I just got a Heineken and enjoyed that more. They boast a 360 degree view but you only the cityline view is worth looking at and there's many seating towards that side. Also most seats were right next to very loud speakers. I can say I did have fun here but that's more indicative of the people I went with rather than the bar. It was definitely nice to see the view and take pictures once but I'd recommend Aura for a good rooftop experience even if it's not as high up.
Anna K Amendolare
Cloud Bar is the only rooftop bar I found in Charlotte that is not exclusively 21+. I am not one to bring children to a bar nor am I out to spoil an adult night out. We were celebrating my 6 yr old's birthday and she wanted to see The City. Children are permitted at Cloud Bar from 5pm-8pm. Thank you, Cloud Bar for welcoming us and allowing me to make birthday wishes come true for a 6 yr old. That staff was friendly, the drinks were excellent, the service was great. The best rooftop view of the city.
My 50th birthday spot! Quaint and quiet, unexpected but welcomed. The view was absolutely beautiful. And yes, I am a native Charlottean! Loved seeing my city lit! The service, meh. Waitress took forever, forgot orders then charged group gratuity that she didn't desrve. They lost a star for that. Food was pricey but wonderful! Good times...
Samantha Chang (Sam)
Honestly speaking, Id really only go here for the view of CLT. Other reviews say the service was bad, but it was alright when I went. The mocktail was okay that they made, but Ive definitely had better. They gave us plastic utensils and plates which was kind of cheap looking imo The music speakers were kind of loud so it was hard to hear the people I was with, but the songs themselves were pretty good! It was p empty for a Saturday night so there wasnt much of a wait. Food was okay but again, Ive had better. Some of it was cold when it arrived overall, I'd rather go to a different rooftop bar lol