Charlotte City Guide

2018

Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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20 Charlotte City Guide 2018 WHILE YOU'RE THERE • Order a few rounds of Juicy Jay IPA to get your creative juices flowing, then dominate trivia night at Legion Brewing. • At convenience store-meets-deli concept The Common Market, soak up neighborhood camaraderie and cold suds. • Find worth-the-wait tapas, drinks and plenty of atmosphere at hip Soul Gastrolounge, then wander over to Twenty-Two, a combo art gallery and wine/craft beer bar with rotating exhibits. • Find your favorite tune on the jukebox at longtime diner Diamond Restaurant, which serves up heaping helpings of comfort food. • Toast the end of the day with refreshing cocktails from the rooftop bars at Peculiar Rabbit or Whiskey Warehouse. P laza Midwood's main thoroughfare, Central Avenue, tells you a lot about the quirky neighborhood. A blend of consignment shops, watering holes, tattoo parlors and diners rub elbows with contemporary restaurants and retailers. e colorful strip of graffiti-clad buildings invites both daytime exploration and nighttime revelry. A melting pot, both in terms of people and places, Plaza Midwood was once a streetcar suburb. Its boundaries weren't established until the 1970s, but by then, two hubs, e Plaza (the borough's backbone) and Midwood (one of the area's largest subdivisions), were already one. With a combination of homes built decades apart, a thriving LGBTQ contingent and welcoming community celebrations, Plaza Midwood has developed an indelible personality that marries trendy with gritty and old with new. 1 Plaza Midwood's signature crosswalks 2 The Common Market 3 Pizza Peel & Tap Room 1 3 2 PLAZA MIDWOOD quirky, inclusive, lively PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIM ROBISON

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