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Uptown Hot Spots For Lovin' Life

Welcome to Uptown Charlotte, home to the first annual Lovin' Life music festival! When you're not 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 at the tiniest Coffee Shop in North Carolina with the biggest heart.
  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 Latin Street Grill: Enjoy casual Mexican dining in a relaxed setting.

Casual Dining:

  1. Cowbell Whiskey & Burger BarCocktails, gourmet burgers & more in a trendy room with dark wood, chandeliers & music memorabilia.
  2. Dandelion MarketGlobal lunch & brunch fare plus tapas dinners, over 20 craft beers on draft & weekend DJs.
  3. Alexander Michaels: Classic American dishes in a historic fourth ward setting.
  4. Freshwaters Southern New Orleans: Indulge in classic Southern dishes.
  5. Duckworth's Grill and Taphouse: Great for grill enthusiasts.
  6. Tupelo Honey: Experience homestyle Southern cuisine.
  7. Bella Ciao: Laid-back restaurant with fresh pasta, pizza, and salad.

Fine Dining:

  1. Moa Korean BBQ: Upscale Korean BBQ with tableside preparation.
  2. 204 North Kitchen & CocktailsA rustic-chic choice for locally sourced Southern-leaning American fare plus cocktails & craft beer.
  3. Church and UnionHip, loftlike steakhouse with a buzzing vibe & upscale decor, featuring a full bar & weekend brunch.
  4. Rooster’s Wood-fired Kitchen: Enjoy Spanish, French, and Italian-inspired dishes prepared over wood fire.
  5. McNinch House: A Victorian house offering high-end Continental fare.
  6. Aria Tuscan Grill: Refined Italian fare in a trendy, contemporary setting.
  7. Mico: Experience Argentinian cuisine with Uptown sophistication.
  8. Cellar at Duckworth’s: An upscale speakeasy with creative cocktails and eclectic American fare.
  9. La Belle Helene: Refined brasserie serving French fare, beer, and wine.
  10. Fahrenheit: A sleek rooftop restaurant with New American cuisine and an Asian twist.

Nightlife/Rooftop Bars:

  1. Novelty House: One of the official after party spots of Lovin' Life, rooftop cocktails with a spectacular view
  2. Ri Ra's Irish PubWarm, convivial destination offering a long draft & cider list, plus traditional Irish eats.
  3. Connolly'sTraditional Irish pub with a sprawling outdoor patio, live music, sports TV & ping pong.
  4. The LocalCompact hangout for bar chow, ample beer & weekend DJs amid cozy, classic tavern quarters.
  5. Prohibitiona swanky watering hole with reclaimed-wood furnishings and a covered patio.
  6. Havana SmokeFor the socially refined cigar connoisseurs and those new to the relaxing experience of a fine cigar.
  7. Dahlia'sA brand new cocktail and wine bar with light bites and great vibes
  8. SIPChill, brick-lined hangout with craft cocktails & beers, plus a bar food menu & sports on many TVs.
  9. Crave Dessert Bar: Satisfy your sweet tooth with desserts and cocktails in a trendy lounge.
  10. Merchant and Trade: A chic locale atop Kimpton Tryon Park serving craft cocktails, local beers, and elevated bar bites.
  11. Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo: Charlotte's tallest rooftop bar with expansive views of the Uptown skyline.
  12. Búho BarUnique rooftop bar on top of the Grand Bohemian Charlotte.
  13. Aura Rooftop: Great cocktail bar on top of the JW Marriot Hotel.
  14. Paper Mill Pub: A two-story pub with a rooftop, connected to Truist Field, home of the Knights Baseball team.

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 Lovin' Life experience! Follow @Uptown.CLT on social media to stay connected.