Food & Drink

Best Places For Fall Drinks In Charlotte

October 9, 2013 8:00 AM

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(Photo by CLEMENS BILAN/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by CLEMENS BILAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Venture deep into The Queen City’s art and vintage districts and delightfully stumble upon some of the best cafes and breweries Charlotte has to offer. Each of these spots provides a taste of fall through their creative and delicious drinks.
Zada Jane's Corner Cafe (Credit, Erinn Rochelle)

Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe (Credit, Erinn Rochelle)

Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe

1601 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 332-3663

On the corner of Central and Thomas Avenue, Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe is a perfect fit for the heavily present funky and normal-resistant atmosphere. With the walls and floors painted with bright festive colors possessing a comfortable russet look, Zada Jane’s has a full-service coffee and alcohol bar, both gearing up with new drinks to serve in honor of fall. The exquisite drink line will feature pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pie lattes.

Central Coffee Company
719 Louise Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 335-7288

Also located in The Central Avenue Vintage District, this quaint and comfortable coffee house is an inviting cubby hole that serves amazing NC-roasted coffees as well as has the only coffee tap in the state. For the upcoming fall season, the owner will produce some favorite fall syrups like pumpkin spice and cinnamon hazelnut, and an undisclosed featured flavor will debut in a few weeks.

Smelly Cat Coffee House
514 E. 36th St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 374-9656

One of the best coffeehouses in Charlotte, Smelly Cat is located conveniently in the NoDa Art District on the corner of 36th and Davidson and is one of the most diverse hangouts to oblige with presence. Smelly Cat roasts its own coffee beans and also offers home delivery both nationally and internationally. If you are looking for some fall-seasoned coffees, the owner will be offering pumpkin spice and snickerdoodle roast coffees, both available at the beginning of October and for home deliveries.

Related: Best Places For Locally Roasted Coffee In Charlotte

NoDa Brewery
2229 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 900-6851

If you are a beer drinker and appreciate an exquisitely brewed authentic beer, NoDa Brewery can provide well-guided insight on the different ales with unique after-taste and flavors. Not only are the beers fall ready, like the Coco Loco, a 2012 GABF Silver Medal winner (as stated on the website), but the brewery has recently debuted its GordgeousTM Ale which is an amazing blend of “over 50 lbs of pumpkin and 42 lbs of brown sugar for every batch,” and other spices. This ale is so good, you will order a jug for home. The great news is that the jug can be refilled at a lower price.

Seasonal beer (Credit, Erinn Rochelle)

Seasonal beer (Credit, Erinn Rochelle)

Birdsong Brewing Co.

2315 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 332-1810

Also a great brewery located in the NoDa Art District, the uniquely named Birdsong Brewing Co. was established just two years ago but has left a sure impression on Charlotteans with its uniquely brewed beers and mix-match spices to flavor the selections. According to the list of brews, Birdsong will be featuring Raise a Ruckus, A Dark Rye Ale that hints a flavor of raisons and figs and The Pride Abbey Ale that is specifically brewed “to keep you warm on those colder months of the year.”

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