As one of Charlotte's historic neighborhoods, it has it's own charm, character & story. It has a quaint & urban vibe to it! While Historic residences line most of the street & are tucked underneath the treetop canopy, Elizabeth Avenue is the hub for most businesses & the main transportation route of the street cars. Street cars? Yes, Elizabeth is home to the second oldest street car line & one of the original methods of transportation into Uptown Charlotte. It is a walkable neighborhood which features restaurants, shops, bars & 2 of Charlotte's hospitals. Close proximity to Uptown, Midtown, Plaza Midwood & Eastover; make it hard to decipher where Elizabeth begins & ends.
NO. 1 | THE CRUNKLETON Why it is Concierge Approved | If you like cocktails, they have the most incredible wall showcasing all of the spirits & comes complete with sliding ladder to access those higher level bottles. This is a membership establishment, so the cost is $10 for the membership which is required due to the number of spirits they carry within the restaurant. While the cocktails might seem like the star of the show, we think it might be the A Really Good Burger cooked to your liking. Sooooo good!!! There are so many shareable items, but you really should consider the S'mores dessert. Finished everything off in the best way, especially if you love s'mores as much as we do. This is definitely one of those experiences you don't want to miss!
1957 E. 7th Street | Charlotte, NC 28204 | 704.919.0104
NO. 2 | SABOR Why it is Concierge Approved | Do we dare say "Best Nachos in Charlotte"? Really! The queso is creamy & flavorful. The chips are always fresh & have a season that will pop in your mouth. Add to the queso, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole & protein & beans of your choice. The tacos are delicious - try them authentico. The Elote Loco is street corn at it's best! Everything is authentic & reasonably priced. The complimentary salsa bar offers a variety of salsas & sauces to match you heat preference. So good!
415 Hawthorne Lane | Charlotte, NC 28204 | 980.237.0308
NO. 3 | EARL'S GROCERY Why it is Concierge Approved | What's not to love about Earl's? It's a little grocery with some fun finds combined with a custom coffee shop, deli & bakery. They have seating inside & out which creates a vibe of being able to come sit, enjoy a cup of coffee & work or bring your friends & relax. The deli has a made-to-order menu with a good array of options & eclectic mix of flavors. There is also a daily soup, hot dog & burger option which added an element of surprise. They also have deli-style cases containing a wide variety of amazing prepared dishes, from street corn salad to roasted butternut squash to the house pimento cheese. All delicious & great to grab & go.
1609 Elizabeth Avenue | Charlotte, NC 28204 | 704.333.2757
NO. 4 | BANG BANG BURGERS Why it is Concierge Approved | With burgers so popular they had to open a second location! Yes, you read that right. So let's talk about these signature burgers & then we'll tell you our 3 favorite options. The owners of Bang Bang have a real passion serving an amazing burger. They work closely with their meat & bread partners, as ingredients are key. You can never go wrong with an original & their Bang Bang Burger is an award winner. (Bang Bang Burger is a masterpiece of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles & Bang sauce.) If you are looking to try something a little more adventurous, we recommend the (Homemade pimento cheese & fried pickles)
2001 E. 7th Street, Suite D | Charlotte, NC 28204 | 704.375.4505
NO. 5 | CAJUN QUEEN
Why it is Concierge Approved | If you are looking for a little piece of NOLA right here in Charlotte, the Cajun Queen is it! One of the most unique places in Elizabeth, it is situated in a historic house turned restaurant. You just have to start with the beignets if you happen to be there for brunch! They came to the table piping hot & with a side of their seasonal jam. So delicious!!! Our favorite dish might be the Shrimp & Grits. The grits are silky, shrimp cooked perfectly & seasoning is flavorful but not over powering. Not only will you enjoy the atmosphere, but the southern hospitality.
1800 E. 7th Street | 704.377.9017
NO. 6 | THE FIG TREE Why it is Concierge Approved | Located in the historic Lucas House, this upscale restaurant makes dining an experience. The ambiance is quiet & intimate creating a romantic setting ideal for an anniversary, special occasion or even a really impressive first date. The menu is seasonal & bursting with French & Italian inspired dishes. An award winning wine list, just ask what pairing would be recommended with your meal. One thing we would recommend is to save room for dessert! The limoncello custard sounds a little bizarre when you read the ingredients but is exquisite!
1601 E. 7th Street | Charlotte, NC 28204 | 704.332.3322
NO. 7 | VIVA CHICKEN
Why it is Concierge Approved | Viva Chicken has our hearts! Try the stuffed avocado it's served over a bed of salad with quinoa. The Inca Wrap is so delicious with a side of the Plantain Fries. The sauces are what take everything to the next level. Sauces are made fresh daily & there are several flavors! The atmosphere is fun & modern. The outdoor patio is a great place to sit out & enjoy the weather. Even if it is a hot summer day, they have the fans going making it a great place to eat.
1617 Elizabeth Avenue | Charlotte, NC 28204 | 980.335.0176
NO. 8 | HAWTHORNE PIZZA
Why it is Concierge Approved | If you are looking for an option that is family friendly & everyone seems to enjoy, try Hawthorne Pizza. They have more than just pizza here! Salads, pastas, and sandwiches... the food definitely shines. One of our favorite's is the "Elizabeth Special" pizza, name after the neighborhood & topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, bell pepper, mushrooms, onions & mozzarella. The Godfather sandwich is a great lunch option! here. One of the sweetest things about the entire experience is watching the pizza makers toss the dough & all the children climbing up the staircase to watch. Such a fun place to enjoy a slice!
1701 E. 7th Street | 704.358.9339
NO. 1 | THE SPOKE EASY Why it is Concierge Approved | Elizabeth is such a fun neighborhood to bike around in, which may be way you can find all of your bike needs at The Spoke Easy. Everyone on their team seems to have extensive knowledge about bikes. One of the fun things that not too many people know is they actually have a bar where you can grab a bite to eat or a beer while you wait for repairs to be made.
1530 Elizabeth Avenue | Charlotte, NC 28205 | 980.224.7681
NO. 2 | THE BAG LADY
Why it is Concierge Approved | This gift store has sort of a spiritual vibe but offers a good variety of books, pendulums, jewelry, loose crystals & meditation materials. The staff is friendly & helpful. They even have a kids corner & meditation space. This is a great resource if you are throwing a Goddess Party!
1516 E. 4th Street | Charlotte, NC 28204 | 704.338.9778
NO. 1 | VISULITE THEATRE
Why it is Concierge Approved | Great little venue to watch bands, singers, comedians, etc. Because of it's size, you get that intimate feeling & like the band is playing exclusively for you. The sound & lighting crew do a wonderful job. The way the theatre is set up there are levels, so really anywhere you stand you have a pretty good view. The seating is limited for all shows, there are wooden chairs around & it is general admission (first come, first serve). It is a Membership venue, so be prepared to pay the $1 membership fee.
1615 Elizabeth Avenue | 704.358.9200
NO. 2 | OASIS DAY SPA Why it is Concierge Approved | Sometimes you just need a day at the spa! Oasis Day Spa offers spa packages & services such as massage therapy, facials, body treatments & more. Their staff is knowledgeable & professional. You'll leave feeling relaxed & refreshed!
2036 E. 7th Street | Charlotte, NC 28204 | 704.333.8777
NO. 3 | INDEPENDENCE PARK Why it is Concierge Approved | Such a great park! You can take a stroll on the trails & see little waterfalls, a reflection pond & rose garden. The pavilion provides a place to enjoy lunch (Sabor is right across the street & perfect for take & go.). It is usually a pretty quiet park with not a lot of people there, so if you are looking for a little peace & quiet, you can usually find it here.
300 Hawthorne Lane | Charlotte, NC 28204 | 980.314.1002