Charlotte's eating and drinking scene is booming! With opening after opening, it's hard to keep tabs on every new spot. Take a look at 11 of the city's most buzzed-about new eating and drinking options, and get ready to sip and sample the summer away!
Blue Blaze Brewing is the first brewery in Charlotte to blaze the way into west Charlotte. Head over to enjoy one of their five flagship beers in a sleek taproom with trail vibes.
What beats a good burger paired with a good beer? The folks at Moo & Brew don't think much can, so they opened up a burger joint with a passion for great beer and good times. Come out for absurdities like the LargeMarge, a Bloody Mary topped with an Angus burger, applewood bacon, fried green tomatoes and more.
Hex transitioned from a pop-up coffee shop to a brick-and-mortar. Find their espresso bar inside Good Bottle Co. for delicious coffee bevs Wednesday–Saturday, plus waffles on Saturday. This beauty is a Shandy—lemonade, muddled mint and simple syrup topped with cold brew—perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day.
City Lights Rooftop Bar is elevating cocktail hour. Sitting on the 19th floor of Le Meridien in Uptown Charlotte, this rooftop bar offers unparalleled views paired with summertime cocktails like the instant favorite, a popsicle dunked in Prosecco.
Craft City Social Club is your only chance to take your drinking poolside in Uptown. Located inside Second Ward's Sheraton Hotel, the poolside club offers cabana rentals, giant Jenga and craft bevs.
When you're Uptown and you tire of neon lights and cover charges, find refuge at Flight, a rustic beer and music hall featuring a massive selection of NC beer on tap.
Not Just Coffee delivers delicious pour overs, espresso bevs and teas. But NJC is bringing more than its passion for craft coffee to this new Uptown space, it's also bringing a dank small food menu featuring the likes of avocado toast.
Rai Lay Thai brings delicious Thai food to South End, but don't expect just the typical Pad Thai—the menu will reflect the eats you might find while strolling the streets of Thailand.
Rico's Acai produces gorgeous, gourmet bowls inspired by the Brazilian berry. Stop by their new spot in 7th Street Public Market for healthy bowls packed with energizing superfoods.
Recognized around Charlotte for their pop-up coolers and rainbow umbrellas, King of Pops finally has a brick-and-mortar store! Stop by their new South End shop for some sweet summertime goodness.
After months of hosting pop-up shops all over Charlotte, Joe's Doughs has a home to call its own! Stop by the NoDa storefront for freshly made donuts in unique flavors. Sign us up for one of each!