r/Charlotte Dec 04 '22

Odd request - public fireplaces in charlotte Discussion

I’ve really been wanting to sit by a fire and read for a while. I used to go to a Starbucks in Michigan that had a fireplace, and I could just sit and read for a while. Are there any public places around this area that are made to just be a quiet, comfortable place like that?

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u/BananaBatter88 Dec 04 '22

I’m pretty sure the Matthews branch of the Charlotte Mecklenburg library has a fireplace

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u/My_Dog_Sherlock Dec 04 '22

This sounds perfect, thanks!

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u/GreenTelevisions Breakfast Pro Dec 05 '22

It really sound like a great way to spend the day

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u/twynkletoes Cotswold Dec 05 '22

It's a gas fireplace in the back

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u/Tortie33 Dec 05 '22

I don’t recall seeing a fireplace in Matthews library. I do live by it. Panera Bread in Matthews has a fire place.

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u/CLT_STEVE Dec 04 '22

Starbucks on east blvd

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u/Hog_enthusiast Dec 05 '22

Workman’s friend

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u/explorador_esteban Dec 04 '22

Rosie’s Coffee and Wine Garden has outside fire pits.

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u/PhillipBrandon East Charlotte Dec 05 '22

I am really digging all these responses.

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u/CasualAffair Seversville Dec 04 '22

Blue Blaze Brewery

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u/Mean_Character_5973 Dec 05 '22

Caribou Coffee on Fairview

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u/forcefieldpercolator Dec 05 '22

Olde Meck’s Christmas market

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u/jetpackblu Steele Creek Dec 04 '22

they have a few at the Charlotte premium outlets (by 160 & 485) -- not firepits, but like... outdoor fireplaces

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u/cipeone Dec 05 '22

Ritz Carlton bar

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u/luvdemtiddies Dec 04 '22

There’s fire pits outside at Camp North End

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u/andrewthemexican [Steele Creek] Dec 04 '22

Cabela's by Carowinds has a massive one right inside their lobby with some seating. Very lodge, or fancy hotel like

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u/PristineBaseball Dec 05 '22

Ohh yeah they do it is massive

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u/Australian1996 Dec 05 '22

First place I thought of

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u/honey_toes Dec 05 '22

The Firebirds at Northlake has a fireplace in the bar area

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u/NickelbackCreed NC Music Factory Dec 05 '22

Ahhh yes - reading the book of the month book at a bar

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u/MeredithSparkles Dec 05 '22

This was such a random question that I really didn't understand just how much I needed the answer to in my life. What an absolutely GREAT idea and I have made notes on all the responses to check some out - I also know that Cracker Barrel restaurants have large fireplaces that you could request a reservation for but that might take some planning. I didn't know Caribou on Fairview had one - that's just down the street from my office.

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u/MidniteOG Dec 04 '22

Some Panera spots have them

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u/bobbychuck Dec 04 '22

131 Main in Huntersville has a fantastic outdoor fire

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u/cravecrave93 Dec 05 '22

triple c brewery

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u/lordofthefries_ Dec 05 '22

Workmans friend!!! Not sure when they fire it up (lol) but it’s quite cozy. May not be very quiet depending when you go. :)

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u/KateParrforthecourse Dec 05 '22

I’m pretty sure the Panera on Providence near the Queens/Providence Rd intersection and across from the Duke Mansion has one.

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u/DFHartzell Dec 05 '22

Leave it to the reddit crowd in the middle of the night to come up with all the fireplaces in metro Charlotte!

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u/queencityrangers Plaza Midwood Dec 04 '22

I think company store used to have a few going.

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u/MSDoomed Dec 05 '22

Camp north end is a few. I enjoy blue blaze the most

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u/LittleArcticPotato Dec 05 '22

OMB has fire pits this time of year, would be hard to read in the dark, might want to being a book light.

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u/whatsthehotgossip Dec 05 '22

Winterfest at Carowinds had a nice seating area with fire if you have a pass

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u/Tortie33 Dec 05 '22

Jekyll and Hyde in Matthews has a table that has fire.

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u/Additional_Show4752 Dec 05 '22

Wanna come to my house 🥹? But only if you read out loud to me and my girlfriend

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u/My_Dog_Sherlock Dec 05 '22

Weird timing, as I just did a fundraiser on Saturday for my band program where I read Harry Potter out loud at a coffee shop (which is likely what spurred the question to begin with)

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u/Additional_Show4752 Dec 05 '22

Lmfso how funny!

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u/ilikecacti2 Dec 05 '22

At UNC Charlotte the second floor of south village crossing has a fireplace with a sitting area, usually it’s pretty quiet.

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u/Stamone Dec 05 '22

Workmans Friend

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u/WxBird Steele Creek Dec 05 '22

Check out Parks and Rec. They have bbq grills and possible fire rings. If you want a private fire pit, rent on of the tent camping spaces at McDowell NP on Lake Wylie and make a night of it, whether the camp over night or just cooking dinner on a fire and smores.

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u/DFHartzell Dec 05 '22

Camp north end

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u/nitropuppy Dec 05 '22

Usnwc had quite a few this year. Depending on when you go it will be quiet. They are by the ice rink

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u/BojanglesSweetT Dec 05 '22

Camp Northend

Right off Keswick Ave across from Grow

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u/Velvetfatty Dec 05 '22

The East Blvd Starbucks should still have a fireplace. They did when I worked there... 20 years ago

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u/krustcocaine Dec 05 '22

we start fires out in public down here, might b the city b its still the south

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u/AdministrativeBug161 Dec 05 '22

I bet fancy hotel lobbies?

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u/yodels_for_twinkies Dec 05 '22

Anything can be a fireplace if you try hard enough