There’s a lot to love about living in Charlotte’s historic West End. Just minutes from Uptown and I-77, Wesley Heights and Seversville are home to some of the best restaurants, shops and green spaces. This diverse part of the city is continuously growing and bringing in new life, while maintaining the historical characteristics that make Charlotte so unique. Discover what makes the Queen city distinct with our curated list of the best places to visit.
Marvel at the Atherton Mill and Market
Referred to locally as Atherton Market, here you’ll find regionally sourced food, clothing and home decor essentials from neighboring farmers and craftsmen, in addition to high-end boutiques, retailers and restaurants.
Pick Up Your Morning Brew at CupLux
As one of the few drive-thru coffee options in Charlotte, CupLux is a must for early commutes. Enjoy freshly brewed hot or iced coffee, breakfast sandwiches and baked goods from this locally-owned and operated favorite.
Stroll Through Stewart and Irwin Creek Greenway
This 2.06 mile paved and gravel greenway is a great place to enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer. Start your scenic adventure through this lush, urban green space with easy access to Uptown and a short walk or bike ride to one of Charlotte’s most renowned music venues AvidXchange Music Factory.
Test Your Trivia Skills at Town Brewing
As one of Charlotte’s newer breweries, Town Brewing offers over 15 beers on tap from sour sippers to hoppy IPAs. Its laid-back atmosphere and lively patio create the perfect spot for happy hour bevies with friends. Test your knowledge at one of their popular Mindless Minutia Trivia nights on Wednesdays.
Find Your Zen at The Pauline Tea Bar Apothecary
You’ll find an immediate sense of calm wash over you from the moment you enter The Pauline Tea Bar Apothecary. With its cozy decor and relaxing scent of herbal teas, Pauline’s is the perfect place to read a novel on a rainy day or catch up with friends. Take your tea to go, and explore the nearby Charlotte scenery.
See a Live Show at The Milestone Club
Since opening its doors in 1969, The Milestone Club has been a must-visit venue for locals and tourists alike. Whether it’s discovering local talent or snagging tickets to see your favorite band perform, there’s always something exciting happening at this iconic venue.
Take Your Pup to Lucky Dog Bark & Brew
Proudly known as the spot where everyone knows your dog’s name, Lucky Dog is a dog-friendly bar in Charlotte, offering dog boarding, day bathing and dog daycare. When you’re not using their services, enjoy a cold beverage with fellow dog owners while your pup roams freely at their fenced-in playground.
Curb Your Cravings at Rhino Market & Deli
You won’t find another place quite like Rhino Market & Deli. Whether you’re looking to pick up breakfast and coffee to go, grab some locally-made snacks and baked goods on your way out, or enjoy gourmet sandwiches and a glass of wine for date night, this deli convenience store and bar mash-up tends to everyone’s needs and cravings.
There’s a lot to love about Charlotte’s west-end neighborhood — so why not call it home? Discover all that Charlotte’s Historic West End has to offer with our comprehensive community guide.
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