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 breweries, restaurants, and shops. And while this eclectic pocket of the city continues to undergo massive growth and revitalization, the area continues to retain its charm and uniqueness. Here are 7 things to do, see and explore in the west end of Charlotte.
1. Stroll Through Stewart and Irwin Creek Greenway
This 2.06 mile paved and gravel greenway is a great place to walk, jog, hike or bike solo or with friends. There’s something for everyone to explore through this lush urban greenspace with easy access to Uptown and Ray’s Splash Planet by foot, bike or scooter.
2. Test Your Trivia Skills at Town Brewing
As one of Charlotte’s newer breweries, Town Brewing serves up over 15 beers on tap from sour sippers to hoppy IPAs. The laid-back atmosphere and a lively patio make this a great spot for getting together with (or competing against) your friends on Wednesday nights for “Mindless Minutia Trivia.“
3. 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 relax and unwind. Take your tea to go, or sit and stay awhile to catch up with loved ones, read a book or get some work done.
4. Channel Your Inner Guy Fieri at Pinky’s Westside Grill
Featured twice on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” any Charlottean will tell you that Pinky’s is a must-visit in the neighborhood. Pro tip: try the Pterodactyl, chef Greg Auten’s 5 oz. beef burger served “westside style.”
5. See a Live Show at The Milestone Club
Since opening its doors in 1969, The Milestone Club has been dubbed a bucket list item for locals and tourists alike. Whether it’s discovering local talent or snagging tickets to see your favorite band perform, there is always something exciting happening at this legendary venue.
6. Take Your Pup to Lucky Dog Bark & Brew
Proudly claiming to be the spot where “everyone knows your dog’s name,” Lucky Dog is the original dog-friendly bar in Charlotte offering dog boarding, day bathing and dog daycare. When you’re not using their services, come by and let your dog roam around the premises leash-free while you enjoy a drink with your fellow dog owners.
7. 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-bar mash-up can tend to a number of your needs and cravings.
There’s a lot to love about Charlotte’s west end neighborhood — so why not call it home? Our West End Towns community features a collection of 2-and-3-bedroom modern townhomes. Discover all that Charlotte’s Historic West End has to offer with our comprehensive community guide.
Images courtesy of: Shawnanggg (First Banner); CupLux (CupLux); Charlotte Magazine (Atherton Mill and Market) Courtney Smith (Stewart and Irwin Creek Greenway); Biz Journals (Town Brewing); The Pauline Tear Bar Apothecary (The Pauline Tear Bar Apothecary); TripAdvisor (Pinky’s Westside Grill); Reddit (The Milestone Club); Katie Levans (Lucky Dog Bark & Brew); South End (Rhino Market & Deli).