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Hot summer days and long summer nights draw the crowds to our patios in Gaston County

Updated: Aug 14

Warm weather and long summer nights draw the crowds to our patios for chill time with ice-cold beverages, good food, and great summer vibes. We invite you to grab some of your favorite people and hang out on our patios in Gaston County.


Nellies Roof Top Bar

A visit to the rooftop at Nellie's Southern Kitchen in downtown Belmont is a must. Go as the sun sets to enjoy cold craft beverages, their fried green tomatoes, and live music. If you didn't already know, Nellie's is a Jonas Brother family-owned restaurant featuring southern-style recipes from their family.

String Bean

Open year-round, the outdoor dining patio at String Bean in Belmont, NC, is a favorite spot for locals.


Located in the historic railway depot, Station is a fun and inviting atmosphere for locals and visitors to enjoy craft beer, tasty food, great company, and much more. Come and revel in our glorious pet-friendly patio.

Primal Brewery

Brewing beer for all tastes and style preferences for the community since 2013, the spacious outdoor patio at Primal Brewery is where beer enthusiasts can relax and enjoy their craft brews.

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde Taphouse & Grill is a steampunk gastropub and brewery serving great food with a large selection of freshly brewed beers, wine for any palate, and signature craft cocktails. Enjoy the covered outdoor patio where patrons also enjoy playing corn hole.

Drift on Lake Wylie

You must not miss Drift on Lake Wylie. Both the upstairs and downstairs patio offers excellent waterfront views. Also located on the property is Morningstar Marina. They can get you hooked up with a boat rental and then reminisce about your adventures on this patio.

Old Stone Steakhouse

Old Stone Steakhouse boasts a patio area where guests can indulge in delicious steaks and other menu offerings while enjoying the outdoor ambiance.

Pita Wheel

Pita Wheel offers a cozy outdoor patio where visitors can enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine, including a variety of fresh pitas, salads, and more while enjoying the outdoor atmosphere.


Mount Holly

JR Cashs Grill and Bar

JR Cash's Grill & Bar in Mount Holly is a great place to sit back on their covered patio and overlook the Catawba River and is a stop along the 11 Mills Blueway if you are hitting it by boat or kayak.

The next three stops are in downtown Mount Holly; experiencing them together would make an enjoyable adventure. Carve out some time for some retail therapy as well.

Jack Beagles

Jack Beagles is a cozy neighborhood hangout with a little attitude and a lot of flavor and made from scratch menu items and recipes.

Traust Brewing

Traust Brewing Co synthesizes the centuries-old tradition of Scandinavian brewing with contemporary craft beer styles and produces rustically refined ales and Nordic lagers that give the drinker a sense of the familiar while exploring something new. While you are here, check out one of the public art pieces on the Gaston County Art Trail. It's a beauty!


Mount Holly's taproom and bottle shop, simply "Summit," offers a rotating draft beer and wine selection and serves it up from their outdoor patio. This place is a staple in the community. It attracts people from around to sample an impressive rotating collection of the region's best craft beers and wines in a welcoming and cozy environment.


Pita Wheel

This eclectic neighborhood joint once served as a gas station, where all the locals go to eat, serves elevated street food on a variety of pitas, burgers, and salads complemented by signature cocktails and local craft beers.


Indulge in a funky and casual atmosphere at Cavendish, where they always have a great selection of locally made craft beers on tap.



Floyd and Blackie's

Whether you're craving a cup of coffee, a scoop of ice cream, or delectable baked goods, grab something delicious and enjoy it on the covered patio in Cramerton.

Tannin Wine House

There's something about a great bottle of wine shared with good company in a fun, comfortable setting. Pull up a chair on the back patio at Tannin Wine House. They will be waiting for you in downtown Cramerton.

Mayworth's Public House

A classic American pub in Cramerton serves local favorites from its secluded covered patio. Saturday is a great day to visit to take advantage of the drink specials, including Yuengling drafts, bloody marys, mimosas, and buckets of domestic beer.


Kings Mountain

Veronét Vineyards and Winery

This 70-acre estate includes six acres of vineyards, and a winery has a variety of spaces to enjoy a glass of wine. The indoor tasting room opens to the wraparound patio and front lawn overlooking the vineyard, offering stunning views of the peaks of Crowders Mountain. VISIT TODAY


Gaston County Patios

Gaston County offers a diverse range of patio experiences that cater to everyone's preferences. Whether you're seeking rooftop views, craft beverages, delicious food, or a cozy atmosphere, there's a patio spot for you. So gather your favorite people, bask in the warm weather and long summer nights, and immerse yourself in the fantastic vibes of Gaston County's patios. Don't forget to indulge in some retail therapy and make lasting memories along the way. Come and enjoy the delightful ambiance and offerings that await you in this vibrant county.

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