Your Guide to Dating in NoDa: 17 Spots for Any Occasion
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Your Guide to Dating in NoDa: 17 Spots for Any Occasion

Tuesday, Jun 20 2017

Once Charlotte's arts district, NoDa (short for North Davidson) is now a hot spot for some of the city's best restaurants, bars, hangouts, list goes on. Whether you're planning a casual date night, something fancy, a girls' night or dinner and drinks with friends—NoDa has something for every taste.

KEEP IT CASUAL

Feast at Cabo Fish Taco at Cabo Fish Taco
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Feast at Cabo Fish Taco

A vibrant locale with deliciously assorted fish tacos, among other edible amenities. Cabo Fish Taco is fulfilling and fun experience for your friends and your appetite.

Feast at Cabo Fish Taco
$$   .  Cabo Fish Taco   .  Charlotte
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Dig Into Dank Eats at Jack Beagles at Jack Beagles
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Dig Into Dank Eats at Jack Beagles

Jack Beagles combines cozy neighborhood vibes with a menu full of comfort food classics. Come by on Wednesdays for Open Mic Night. Don't leave without trying the Jack Mac—trust us.

Dig Into Dank Eats at Jack Beagles
$   .  Jack Beagles   .  Charlotte
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Savor Latin Street Food at Sabor at Sabor Latin Street Grill
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Savor Latin Street Food at Sabor

The tacos authenticos are so tasty (and authentic) you'll think you've been transported out of cosmopolitan Charlotte and straight to a Latin American street corner. Grab a mexican soda and pull up a chair, because their dining space is great for a casual meal in.

Savor Latin Street Food at Sabor
$   .  Sabor Latin Street Grill   .  Charlotte
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Guzzle Great Brews at NoDa Brewing Co. at NoDa Brewing Company North
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Guzzle Great Brews at NoDa Brewing Co.

NoDa Brewing is a staple not only in NoDa but also in North Carolinian beer! Try some of their staples; such as the award winning "Hop, Drop and Roll" or "Jam Session" fresh from the source while feasting on food trucks.

Guzzle Great Brews at NoDa Brewing Co.
$   .  NoDa Brewing Company North   .  Charlotte
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Binge on Birdsong Beers at Birdsong Brewing Co.
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Binge on Birdsong Beers

A delicious pint of beer is best served with good vibes, great friends and free peanuts! Hang out inside at the communal table, or take it outside to the dog-friendly patio and make new friends.

Binge on Birdsong Beers
$   .  Birdsong Brewing Co.   .  Charlotte
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Sip on Something Good at Smelly Cat at Smelly Cat Coffeehouse
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Sip on Something Good at Smelly Cat

This quirky little coffee shop is great for a casual date or cafe with friends! Sit inside the intimate coffee shop, or on the funky front porch and greet all the pups as they walk by.

Sip on Something Good at Smelly Cat
$   .  Smelly Cat Coffeehouse   .  Charlotte
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Bring Out Your Artsy Side at Amelie's at Amelie's
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Bring Out Your Artsy Side at Amelie's +195 fire icon

Amelie's is a french-style bakery overflowing with sweets, savory treats and tons of character. Perfect for a funky first date or gabbing with your bestie. Did we mention it's open 24 hours a day?

Bring Out Your Artsy Side at Amelie's
$   .  Amelie's   .  Charlotte
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HOT DATE

Snag Small Plates & Cocktails at Davidson St Public House at Davidson Street Public House
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Snag Small Plates & Cocktails at Davidson St Public House

This laid back intimate eatery serves a variety of seasonal, globally inspired tapas. And what goes better with tapas than a tasty drink? Pick your poison, but it'll be hard to choose just one!

Snag Small Plates & Cocktails at Davidson St Public House
$$   .  Davidson Street Public House   .  Charlotte
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Tapas & Tasty Beer at Heist Brewery at Heist Brewery
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Tapas & Tasty Beer at Heist Brewery

Heist Brewery has one of the best patios in all of NoDa and some of the best bites to boot! Don't be fooled by the word brewery, their master of mixology has created some devine liquid libations to satisfy any palate.

Tapas & Tasty Beer at Heist Brewery
$$   .  Heist Brewery   .  Charlotte
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Get Your Fix at the Crepe Cellar at Crepe Cellar Kitchen and Pub
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Get Your Fix at the Crepe Cellar

Candlelit dinner, intimate conversation followed by a glass of wine and Crêpe Suzette to share. That is what you can expect from an evening at the Crepe Cellar.

Get Your Fix at the Crepe Cellar
$   .  Crepe Cellar Kitchen and Pub   .  Charlotte
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Feast on Delicious Southern Cuisine at Haberdish at Haberdish
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Feast on Delicious Southern Cuisine at Haberdish

Haberdish serves up Southern-style fare inspired by NoDa's history as a mill town. The ambiance and shareable menu make it great for date night, brunch, birthdays or grabbing a bite with friends.

Feast on Delicious Southern Cuisine at Haberdish
$$   .  Haberdish   .  Charlotte
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AFTER DINNER SPOTS

Get Your Gelato Double Dipped at Popbar at Popbar
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Get Your Gelato Double Dipped at Popbar

What is dinner without a little dessert? Choose your pop base, pick your dip, choose your 'poppings' and enjoy. It's on a stick, so perfect for taking on a stroll down North Davidson Street.

Get Your Gelato Double Dipped at Popbar
$   .  Popbar   .  Charlotte
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Drink & Play at Abari Game Bar at Abari Game Bar
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Drink & Play at Abari Game Bar

There's nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, right? Challenge your date to a game of pinball, zombie hunting or Mario Cart. Loser buys the shots!

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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Mosey Over to the Evening Muse

A snug music venue with excellent acoustics, outstanding acts, tasty beer, and great vibes all around. Monday's are open mic night and your chance to really impress that special someone.

Mosey Over to the Evening Muse
$   .  The Evening Muse   .  Charlotte
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Settle in for a Pint at Salud Cerveceria at Salud Cerveceria
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Settle in for a Pint at Salud Cerveceria

Located above Salud Bottle Shop and Fūd at Salud, Salud Cerveceria is both cozy and open. Chill and lively. Funky and fresh. Dance the night away, admire the art wall, cuddle up on the couch or play dominos in the corner all night while sipping on some of Salud's homebrew.

Settle in for a Pint at Salud Cerveceria
$   .  Salud Cerveceria   .  Charlotte
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Step on Stage at NoDa 101 at Noda 101
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Step on Stage at NoDa 101

Located in the heart of NoDa, 101 hosts karaoke seven nights a week. Whether you want to belt some Whitney, Blink 182 or Journey—it's the kind of a place where you can leave it all on the stage! If you're not into singing, the people watching is also fab!

Step on Stage at NoDa 101
Free   .  Noda 101   .  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 drinks served up in a super sweet backyard setting. Come for local drafts on tap, wine by the bottle or a Make-Your-Own Mimosa Bar on the weekend while swinging or staring at the stars on the porch.

Sip & Swing at NoDa Company Store
$   .  NoDa Company Store   .  Charlotte
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Your Guide to Dating in NoDa: 17 Spots for Any Occasion
Your Guide to Dating in NoDa: 17 Spots for Any Occasion