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Our Favorite Places in Charlotte

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If you're new to Charlotte, visiting, or just like our style, these are some of our favorite local hangs.
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Breweries

 
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The pick'n series is great if you like fruited beers. Otherwise the Citraquenchel is our go-to. Lots of outdoor space and we really like the trivia on Tuesdays at 7pm.
Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts
 
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Hop Drop is a classic ;)
NoDa Brewing Company
 
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Fun table top games and unique craft beers
Divine Barrel Brewing
 
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Good Morning Vietnam is seriosuly well done
Wooden Robot Brewery
 
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Cool vibe and good, consistant beer
Petty Thieves Brewing Co

Places to Eat

 
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Technically in Davidson, but outta this world. The milk bread is to die for!
Kindred, a chef-driven restaurant in historic Davidson NC
 
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Best fried chicken in town and an incredible mixologist
Haberdish
 
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Closest to NY pizza we've found. Big fan of the chicken parm pizza!
Pizzeria Sapienza CLT
 
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Chicken Torta is the best sandwich, but literally everything is good and the beer selection is awesome!
Rhino Market & Deli
 
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The best Bahn Mi we've ever had!
Crispy Banh Mi

Coffee Shops

 
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Coffee and beer! Our favorite place to work and edit.
The Hobbyist
 
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Multiple locations, but the Jay Street one is our fav.
Not Just Coffee
 
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The OG Central Coffee
Central Coffee Co
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A nice place to go work… plus they have some food too!
Queen City Grounds
 
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They have empanadas!
The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters

Wine

 
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If you need a wine night, go here! We love the atmosphere and variety of wine offerings.
The Bohemian: A Wine Bar
 
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Not in Charlotte, but not a far drive for good wine and better views.
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC
 
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Best wine selection and staff that will help you find the perfect bottle.
Petit Philippe
 
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Cozy but busy spot near south end. The patio is awesome!
Dilworth Tasting Room
 
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We like the Dilworth location best, but all have awesome wine and food.
Foxcroft Wine Co

Cocktail Bars and Speakeasys

 
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Membership required. Pro tip: go on Sunday evening when it is less busy
Dot Dot Dot
 
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Makes a drink based on your preferences
Idlewild

Things to Do

 
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Great for outdoor activities and then live music for River Jam in the summer :)
U.S. National Whitewater Center
 
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One of the better hikes near Charlotte
Crowders Mountain State Park
 
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Food stalls and events, plus just fun to wander. Friday Nights is the best time to come.
Camp North End
 
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If you love cats, go here!
Mac Tabby Cat Cafe - Charlotte
 
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We've tried a lot of escape rooms, but this is our favorite set.
Escape Tactic escape room