Neighborhood Guide

West End



Historic charm paired with modern revitalization are what characterize Historic West End. The area, which is considered the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement in Charlotte, is home to Johnson C. Smith University, a historically Black college founded in 1867. The neighborhood has undergone incredible transformation to become a destination for great food, drinks, and experiences, yet pays homage to its past by embracing its historic culture and character.

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Cuzzo's Cuisine

3418 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

For authentic southern cuisine and southern hospitality. The menu features soul food classics like fried shrimp, fish, and collard greens, along with delicious twists like red velvet waffles and their famous lobster mac n cheese.

Blue Blaze Brewing

528 S Turner Ave, Charlotte, NC 28208

Charlotte’s original West End brewery featuring full-flavored beers brewed in small batches with only fresh ingredients. Visit to enjoy the quainter-than-most taproom atmosphere, and pour a SoBo Orangerine Hazy IPA for us.

Enderly Coffee  

2620 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

A family-owned coffee roaster and shop that not only serves a good cup of coffee — they’re focused on doing good in the community.

Bossy Beulah's Chicken Shack

2200 Freedom Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208

When they say no-nonsense chicken, they mean it. The best fried chicken sandwich in the city. Don’t fight us on it — we’ll win.

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew

2220 Thrift Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

A dog-friendly bar that offers dog daycare and boarding, Lucky will quickly become your pup’s home away from home.

Steward Creek Greenway

Take in nature, historic bungalow homes, and sidewalk with a 2-mile stroll along the Stewart Creek Greenway. Friendly to strollers, dogs, cyclists, and roller skates.