11 new restaurants and shops in Charlotte

11 new restaurants and shops in Charlotte

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Our Now Open series is proudly presented by Charlotte Center City Partners. New businesses are part of what makes Charlotte great but don’t forget to take some time to say hello again to the people and places that made us fall in love with our city in the first place. Check out UptownCharlotte.com + SouthEndCLT.org to find even more spots to explore.

In just one month, we saw nearly a dozen new restaurants and entertainment venues pop up across the city and in surrounding areas.

Here are 11 cool new restaurant and entertainment venue openings we saw in Charlotte this May.

Food + Drink


A music-themed bar with craft beverages and small plates. It even features an airline-style ticker to show what’s playing.

Location: 1440 S. Tryon St., Ste. 105

Go deeper: New music-themed bar called Vinyl now open in South End


Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Early Girl Eatery

Popular Asheville spot serving innovative plates like their popular Biscuit French.

Location: 1515 S. Tryon St. in the Dimensional Place building

Go deeper: Popular Asheville breakfast spot Early Girl Eatery expands to South End

Early Girl Eatery

Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

Bar à Vins

A wine store and bar owned by friends and sommeliers Natalie Stewart and Jeff Kellogg.

Location: 3206 N Davidson St.

Go deeper: Expect champagne, caviar and hip-hop at new NoDa wine bar

Bar A Vins

Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Southern Pressed Juicery

Expect plant-based juices, smoothies, açaí bowls and other food.

Location: 4325 Park Rd.

Drift on Lake Wylie

A waterfront restaurant that serves steak and fresh seafood.

Location: 315-M Lanyard Ln. in Belmont

Go deeper: 2-story waterfront restaurant in Lake Wylie opening May 9

Drift Lake Wylie

Photo: Alexis Clinton/Axios

Condado Tacos

Popular Ohio-based, build-your-own-taco eatery. Tacos range in price from $3.85 to $5.50.

Location: 1536 Camden Rd., #107

Go deeper: See inside: New build-your-own-taco restaurant opens in South End this May

Condados Tacos

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Indie Grille

Fast-casual Indian restaurant serving traditional dishes like chicken tikka masala, naan and palak paneer.

Location: 1600 E Woodlawn Rd., #150

Go deeper: Fast-casual Indian restaurant called IndiGrille now open in Charlotte

Indie Grille

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Bit by Seoul Food

This sister concept to Seoul Food South End draws menu inspiration from the original location while introducing a few new flavor combinations.

Location: 721 Governor Morrison St., Ste. F

Bit by Seoul

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Retail + Other

Super Abari

21+ bar and arcade with 35 pinball machines and 60 arcade games.

Location: 1015 Seigle Ave.

Go deeper: Highly anticipated bar-cade set to open in Belmont

Super Abari Belmont

Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

Trap Beauty Bar

A one-stop-shop for beauty services including brow treatments, makeup, facials, waxes, hair, nails and body contouring. They also offer cocktails, like Trapoholic, their signature drink.

Location: 11855 N Tryon St.

Hive Nightclub

Big-room nightclub with big city vibes.

Location: 300 N College St.

Go deeper: Charlotte nightlife is growing with Hive Nightclub

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Heasty

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