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10 For $10: The Best Ways To Do NoDa on a Budget

Wednesday, Aug 30 2017

We've come to love NoDa as a hot spot for some of the best restaurants, craft breweries, cafes and hangouts. Just because it's trending, doesn't mean you have to shell out the big bucks. We've pulled together a list of the best deals in the area to keep you (and your wallet) happy! All you need is a crisp $10 bill (what up, Alexander Hamilton) to have a great time exploring this artsy neighborhood.

DRINK MORE. SAVE MORE.

Find Craft Coffee at Trade and Lore at Trade and Lore
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Enjoy Craft Coffee & Tea at Trade and Lore

A coffee shop with an Asheville vibe, Trade and Lore offers a creative menu of coffee and tea beverages made with hand-crafted syrups. It may sound luxe, but you won’t have to spend all your hard-earned cash. The space has a cool, comfy vibe with decorative pillows, plenty of plants and colorful art—a place you'd definitely want to stay awhile.

Find Craft Coffee at Trade and Lore
$   .  Trade and Lore   .  Charlotte
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Let Your Taste Buds Roam at Free Range Brewing at Free Range Brewing
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Let Your Taste Buds Roam at Free Range Brewing

A chill spot with a neighborhood hangout vibe, Free Range Brewing’s taproom features 14 ever-rotating beers all brewed in small-batches with local ingredients, which turns out one-of-a-kind creations. Stop in for a flavorful pint (it won't cost you more than $6!) and “let your taste buds roam.”

Let Your Taste Buds Roam at Free Range Brewing
$   .  Free Range Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Binge on Birdsong Beers at Birdsong Brewing Co.
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Enjoy a Pint and Free Peanuts at Birdsong Beers

Birdsong is a lively brewery servin’ up unfiltered, seasonal and evergreen brews with good vibes. For a unique taste, give the Jalapeño Pale Ale a try and don’t skip the free, locally roasted peanuts!

Binge on Birdsong Beers
$   .  Birdsong Brewing Co.   .  Charlotte
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Sip & Swing at NoDa Company Store at NoDa Company Store
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Sip & Swing at NoDa Company Store

Saunter over to NoDa Company Store for affordable drinks served up in a comfy backyard setting (they even have porch swings!). Come for featured $2 drafts, wine by the bottle or their Make-Your-Own Mimosa Bar on the weekend. They also feature local art exhibitions and live music events.

Sip & Swing at NoDa Company Store
$   .  NoDa Company Store   .  Charlotte
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FILL UP WITHOUT SPENDING ALL YOUR DOUGH

Get a Larger Than Life Piece of Pizza at Benny Pennello's
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Get a $5 Larger Than Life Slice at Benny's

Benny's is a special spot—there are not many pizza places where you can find a sizable slice. Get a 14" slice of cheese for only $4 or $5 with toppings. Great spot for a late night bite!

Get a Larger Than Life Piece of Pizza
$   .  Benny Pennello's   .  Charlotte
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Devour Some Slaw and  Chili Dogs at Brooks Sandwich House at Brook's Sandwich House
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Turn Pocket Change Into Lunch at Brooks'

Local flair and eats under $5 are what make this small, roadside shop with a walk-up window a local treat. They have been serving chili and simple sandwiches for 40+ years. Enjoy an affordable snack and remember: cash only!

Devour Some Slaw and Chili Dogs at Brooks Sandwich House
$   .  Brook's Sandwich House   .  Charlotte
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Tickle Your Taste Buds With a Gourmet Sandwich from NoDa Bodega at NoDa Bodega
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Tickle Your Taste Buds With a Gourmet Sammies from NoDa Bodega

Featuring specialty sandwiches and tacos all under $10, beers on tap, kombucha, wine and friendly staff, you're going to be hooked on NoDa Bodega at first bite. Vegan Thursdays are not to be missed!

Tickle Your Taste Buds With a Gourmet Sandwich from NoDa Bodega
$   .  NoDa Bodega   .  Charlotte
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Feast on Delicious Southern Cuisine at Haberdish at Haberdish
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Feast on Delicious Southern Snacks at Haberdish

For those on a tight budget, the lineup of Southern-style snacks at Haberdish is perfect for grabbing an affordable bite with friends. From Smoked Deviled Eggs to and Biscuits & Bacon jam to Hushpuppies and tangy Cheese straws, these snacks bring a lot of bang for your buck.

Feast on Delicious Southern Cuisine at Haberdish
$$   .  Haberdish   .  Charlotte
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ENTERTAINMENT THAT WON'T BREAK THE BANK

Drink & Play at Abari Game Bar at Abari Game Bar
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Save Some Coin at Abari Game Bar

Get ready for the ultimate gaming experience at Charlotte's first vintage arcade + bar hybrid. It’s only $1 for a lifetime membership, and most games will cost you 25¢ or 50¢ to play. Think you can swing it?

Drink & Play at Abari Game Bar
$1   .  Abari Game Bar   .  Charlotte
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Mosey Over to the Evening Muse at The Evening Muse
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Get a Cheap Ticket to the Evening Muse

A snug music venue with excellent acoustics, outstanding acts, tasty beer, and great vibes all around. Tickets are mostly $10 or under and many show are free!

Mosey Over to the Evening Muse
$   .  The Evening Muse   .  Charlotte
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10 For $10: The Best Ways To Do NoDa on a Budget
10 For $10: The Best Ways To Do NoDa on a Budget