Neighborhood Guide

Uptown

By

9.18.2019

Uptown Charlotte - yes, that’s Uptown - is a hub for businesses, non-profits, professional sports venues, art galleries, museums, local restaurants and coffee shops, nightlife, and people who really love their city. 


Size matters

Uptown brings you everything you expect from larger cities...but Uptown does it in fewer blocks. Walk Center City in its entirety, and enjoy the lights, sounds, and vibrance along the way. Live, work, play, and relax, without ever having to leave Charlotte’s four wards. 


When you live Uptown, everything truly is at your fingertips.   



Coffee shop recommendation

Not Just Coffee is a local favorite with a cult following, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t part of that cult. There are two locations Uptown. Choose 7th Street Market when you’re catching up with an old friend, and Packard Place when it’s time to get stuff done.


Date night recommendation

Alexander Michael’s: A neighborhood tavern with a creative menu, and an irresistible atmosphere. Get cozy and enjoy.


Go-to spot

Brevard Court: This slightly hidden gem is truly just that - a gem. Step foot into what feels like a historic Boston street and grab a drink at Belfast Mill Irish Pub or a Peculiar Pizza at Zablong, and enjoy the area’s charm.


Insider’s tip

Uptown’s walkway system: When it’s too hot or too cold to fathom walking the streets outside, become a true local and hit the city’s extensive walkway system made up of underground walkways, skywalks, and access to what you need without ever stepping foot outside.


Outdoor activity

Hit Romare Bearden Park for a Sunday Funday with a great view, or bike through the city via Charlotte’s bike sharing program, BCycle. 


Events

There’s something for everyone - literally. Sports aficionados can catch a Panthers, Hornets or Knights game. Love concerts? Time Warner Cable Arena brings some of the most well-known musicians to the Queen City. More into arts and culture? Catch an exhibit at McColl Center for Art + Innovation, or performance by the Charlotte Ballet.