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It’s February and that means love is in the air. And, when a city is filled with a population as young and good looking as Charlotte — hey, we are constantly listed as one of the fastest growing cities and best places to live in the US — let’s just say it’s on… If you’re looking for a perfect place to celebrate that love, we got you covered with our list of the most romantic spots in Charlotte. And, because we know that no two loves are the same, we categorized our list by style of love.

Beer Lovers – The Cellar at Duckworth’s

It’s dark. It’s intimate. And the food ranks as some of the most creative and well-executed in town (pappardelle duck ragu, anyone?). Most importantly for beer lovers, The Cellar at Duckworth’s offers some of the rarest and hard to find beers in the Queen City. If you can’t find something to celebrate your love from their well-curated 20-taps, then check out their list of over 300 bottles. The Cellar also offers rentable beer lockers for enthusiasts looking for a long-term relationship and wishing to age vintage bottles.

Wine Lovers – Foxcroft Wine Co.

With two locations in Charlotte — Dilworth and South Park — Foxcroft Wine is quickly becoming the local leader in wine. Not only does the wine bar boast an eclectic wine menu that keeps regulars coming back, they also offer a seasonal menu of small plates that focuses on local farmers and purveyors. The neighborhood feel adds a cozy atmosphere that helps spark intimate conversations with loved ones — be they new sparks or old flames.

Twitter: @FoxCroftWineCo

Outdoor Enthusiasts – Crowders Mountain

Can’t constrain your love to the indoors? Then take your love outside at Crowders Mountain State Park. Located just twenty-minutes from Uptown, Crowders Mountain offers two peaks to hike to the top of: Crowders and Pinnacle Mountain. On a clear day, hikers can see all the way to Uptown Charlotte. It’s a great spot for a picnic lunch.

Twitter: @CrowdersMt

Foodie – The Fig Tree Restaurant

Lost amongst the talk of the “hottest new restaurant” in an ever-growing city like Charlotte is long-time favorite the Fig Tree Restaurant. Housed in a 1913 Craftsman-style bungalow, each room is uniquely decorated to honor the registered historic landmark’s heritage as well as create an ambiance as romantic as the food. Speaking of food, expect a European inspired menu with entrees like grilled elk chop over horseradish spaetzle with smoked bacon-braised purple cabbage or Veal Osso Buco. The Fig Tree received the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for their wine pairing.

Twitter: @TheFigTreeCLT

Cocktail Snob – The Punch Room

Take a trip back in time to cocktail lounges of yesteryear at The Punch Room. With its skyscraper view of Uptown Charlotte and expertly crafted cocktails, it’s the most romantic spot in Charlotte for cocktail lovers. Led by renowned mixologist Bob Peters, the seasonally inspired cocktail lounge specializes in small-batch spirits and local herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Order a classic cocktail or one of Peter’s creative concoctions like Bitter Butter: A small Batch 1792 Bourbon, butterscotch syrup, Cynar, and pumpkin seed oil. The Punch Room is a great spot to visit for drinks before dinner while catching a sunset or after dinner for a night cap.

Twitter: @thepunchroom

Getting to Know Each Other – Picnic in Freedom Park

Perhaps all this talk of romance has you a little nervous. Your relationship is still a new and you’re not quite ready to define it with a romantic night out (and the price tag that comes with it). No sweat! Plan a casual picnic lunch or dinner at Freedom Park. The park has comfortable paved trails you can leisurely stroll before laying out a blanket for a picnic on the shore of the lake that is the centerpiece of the park. Go ahead and sneak a bottle of wine in. We won’t tell.

Or, maybe your ideal of romance is hosting a romantic dinner date in the confines of your apartment. We can help with that, too! Check out our article on how to create a romantic dinner at home.

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Bryan M. Richards is a beer, food, and travel writer based in Charlotte. His work has appeared in Men’s Journal, Beer Advocate, and just about anything with the word Charlotte in it. Follow his food and drink adventures on Instagram.

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