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Uptown Hot Spots For Confluence Visitors

Welcome to Uptown, Charlotte, home to Confluence Carolinas! When you're not soaking up knowledge at the conference or jamming out at a live show, here are some places to explore in the heart of the Queen City. From coffee to fine dining, rooftop bars to cool spaces, we've got you covered.


  1. Provided Coffee: Your daily fuel right at the conference venue.
  2. Queen City Grounds: A local favorite for artisanal coffee and a cozy atmosphere.

Quick Eats:

  1. The Market at 7th Street: Discover North Carolina's first food hall with diverse local food, coffee, beer, wine, and Charlotte souvenirs.
  2. Pizzeria Sapienza: Grab a quick slice of delicious pizza.
  3. Sabor: Enjoy casual Mexican dining in a relaxed setting.

Casual Dining:

  1. Poplar Tapas: Savor Spanish tapas in a restored fourth ward home.
  2. Alexander Michaels: Classic American dishes in a historic fourth ward setting.
  3. Freshwaters Southern: Indulge in classic Southern dishes.
  4. Duckworth's Grill and Taphouse: Great for grill enthusiasts.
  5. Tupelo Honey: Experience homestyle Southern cuisine.
  6. Bella Ciao: Laid-back restaurant with fresh pasta, pizza, and salad.

Fine Dining:

  1. Moa Korean BBQ: Upscale Korean BBQ with tableside preparation.
  2. Rooster’s Wood-fired Kitchen: Enjoy Spanish, French, and Italian-inspired dishes prepared over wood fire.
  3. McNinch House: A Victorian house offering high-end Continental fare.
  4. Aria: Refined Italian fare in a trendy, contemporary setting.
  5. Mico: Experience Argentinian cuisine with Uptown sophistication.
  6. Cellar at Duckworth’s: An upscale speakeasy with creative cocktails and eclectic American fare.
  7. La Belle Helene: Refined brasserie serving French fare, beer, and wine.
  8. Fahrenheit: A sleek rooftop restaurant with New American cuisine and an Asian twist.

Nightlife/Rooftop Bars:

  1. Paper Mill Pub: A two-story pub with a rooftop, connected to Truist Field, home of the Knights Baseball team.
  2. Crave Dessert Bar: Satisfy your sweet tooth with desserts and cocktails in a trendy lounge.
  3. Merchant and Trade: A chic locale atop Kimpton Tryon Park serving craft cocktails, local beers, and elevated bar bites.
  4. Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo: Charlotte's tallest rooftop bar with expansive views of the Uptown skyline.
  5. Búho Bar: Unique rooftop bar on top of the Grand Bohemian Charlotte.
  6. Aura Rooftop: Great cocktail bar on top of the JW Marriot Hotel.

Cool Spaces:

  1. Romare Bearden Park: A beautiful outdoor park to relax and unwind.
  2. First Ward Park: Another green oasis in the city.
  3. Luminous Lane: Explore this unique urban spot for an artsy and Instagram-worthy experience.

Enjoy your time in Uptown Charlotte, and make the most of your Confluence experience! Follow @Uptown.CLT on social media to stay connected.