Nightlife & Music

Guide To Plaza Midwood

July 4, 2011 4:13 PM

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Plaza Midwood has undergone a revitalization in recent years making this eclectic, alternative oasis of Charlotte a new hotspot and a must-visit on a trip to the Queen City. With it’s own neighborhood and supportive community that even has a radio station on U-Stream , Plaza Midwood is fully equipped with a bank, grocery store and post office.  A few blocks along Central Avenue hosts an array of tantalizing restaurants, bars, tattoo parlors, a yoga studio and even a garden center.


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Among the many restaurants to choose from are Soul, Loco Lime, Intermezzo, Fuel Pizza, The Kickstand, The Dish, Midwood Smokehouse, Bistro La Bon, Zada Jane’s, LuLu, Crazy Fish, The Diamond and The Penguin which can satisfy the palate from Mexican to barbeque, to fine dining to greasy spoon.

Soul Gastrolounge
1500 1/2 Central Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205
Hours are weekedays 5pm-12am; (704) 343-1848

Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe
1601 Central Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 332-3663

Midwood Smokehouse
1401 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Hours are Monday thru Thursday 11am-1am, Friday and Saturday 11am-2am and Sunday 11am-12am; (704) 295-4227


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A late night out in Plaza Midwood lends itself to a visit to the area’s many bars. The Common Market is a hob-knob high-end convenience store which is deli and coffee shop by day, buy-your-own-beer-and-hang-out bar by night. The Common Market sells a variety of beer from high-gravity to coffee-flavored as well as a wide selection of wine which is bought and shared at one of the small tables inside the store on a slow night. But beware, on the weekends the store and parking lot are packed and there is only one bathroom. Other late-night bars in Plaza Midwood include Snug Harbor, Thomas Street Tavern, Thirsty Beaver and Whiskey Warehouse.Also try Jack’s Beehive at Midwood Smokehouse for a deliciously refreshing summer cocktail.

The Common Market
2007 Commonwealth Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 334-6209

Snug Harbor
1228 Gordon Street Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 333-9799

Thomas Street Tavern
1218 Thomas Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205
Hours are Monday thru Saturday 11 am-2am and Sunday 12pm-2am; (704)376-1622

Other Places of Interest

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In Plaza Midwood, a day could be spent with an early morning cup-a-joe from Central Coffee, then off to an 8 a.m. hot yoga class at Yoga One. After getting your energy for the day and working up an appetite, it’s time for a delicious brunch of Bunny Rancheros at Zada Jane’s. Save some money for shopping for your organic garden at American Beauty Garden Center and some cool threads at Boris and Natasha. Then it’s time to get that tattoo you’ve always wanted at Ace Tattoo which is right behind Zada Jane’s. Soul opens at 5 p.m. and get there early to get a table on the upstairs porch to enjoy a spectacular view of uptown Charlotte. Watch the sunset while munching on Sashimi Tuna Tacos and then it’s off to Common Market to enjoy a high-gravity beer with many other Plaza Midwood locals.

Directions to Plaza Midwood
From Independence Boulevard take the Briar Creek Exit, exit 244, and turn right off exit. Turn left on Commonwealth Avenue to The Place and take a right to Central Avenue.

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