Perfect Pairings in Uptown
Easy transit + 7th Street Public Market
Is there any place in Uptown more accessible than 7th Street Public Market? Between the light rail stop, B Cycle station, and 90 minutes free parking in the deck, the market is perfect for popping in, popcorn, poke, pizza, and popping out.
Uptown Skyline photos + Romare Bearden Park
Some of the most breathtaking views of Charlotte’s skyscrapers are from this Charlotte green space, named after Charlotte-born artist, Romare Bearden. Since opening in 2013, the park has become a favorite meeting ground for families, Uptown lunch-breakers, and 3rd Ward residents.
*pro tip: arrive before sunset to catch the last rays of sun on the fountain for that perfect Instagram shot
Gold Line Trolley + Uptown Crawl
It’s free. Need I go on? Well, during the Uptown Crawl presented by HomeTrust Bank, the trolley makes stops at all participating galleries and museums. Need more free? Gallery admission is also free with many serving free food and wine tastings. Sounds like you’re free of excuses…
Marshall Park + a good book
Bring a blanket, find a spot under the weeping willow, and slip away into your favorite novel.
Latta Arcade/Brevard Court + Charlotte Knights Game
Where else can you have choices from pho to cupcakes to Cajun all in one spot? Grab a beer and sit on the patio before walking over to BB&T Ballpark. Do your best to save room for a Carolina dog, grilled with chili, slaw, mustard and onion. But, hold the ketchup if you want to look like a local.
*pro tip: shop inside Latta Arcade for gifts that are unique, and essentially Uptown
B Cycle + lunch time
Ok, so most days you just grab a bite next door or eat leftover tuna surprise. But, sometimes you can’t get that place across Uptown out of your brain. Save yourself the hassle of parking and hop on a B Cycle to get there. And work off some of that Mert’s fried chicken and mac ‘n cheese on your way back to the office.
Tailgating + Panthers Game
A natural fit since the organization arrived in Charlotte in 1996 (after one season in Clemson, SC), the Carolina Panthers unite two states with one team. Everybody has their favorite pre-game rituals, but be sure that most involve barbeque, fried chicken, and homemade potato salad. Just don’t expect NC and SC fans to agree on a sauce for their barbeque.
Dinner + Movies on the Deck
Uptown certainly has plenty of restaurants to choose from and a movie theater at the EpiCentre. But what about both in the same spot? Be sure to catch the June 21 showing of Black Panther on the top deck of 400 S. Tryon with hot dogs for sale from J.J.’s Red Hots and beer from Blue Blaze Brewing.
City of Charlotte + Southern Hospitality
You may not be from here, but once you arrive, you’re one of us. Welcome to Charlotte, y’all!