While you’re attending the ASCLS-AGT 2019 Joint Annual Meeting, take advantage of the time away from your normal routine and explore something new in Charlotte. Local volunteers have put together a list of recommendations in the Queen City, including food, breweries, museums, and more.

 NoDa Company Store
 NoDa Brewing Company
 Discovery Place Science
 Discovery Place
 US National Whitewater Center
 National Whitewater Center
 Amelies French Bakery Cafe NoDa location
 Amélie’s French Bakery
Midwood Smokehouse Plaza Midwood location
Midwood BBQ
Macs Speed Shop South End location
Mac's Speed Shop


NoDa Brewing Company
A unique microbrewery that offers a variety of small-batch craft beers

Heist Brewery  
Inventive pub fare and craft beers produced on-site and served in an industrial setting with a patio

Wooden Robot Brewery
Specializes in craft beer for the fermentively curious in Charlotte and beyond


Mint Museum
Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally renowned Craft + Design collection, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art.

NASCAR Hall of Fame
A shrine to the history and heritage of NASCAR under one roof with ever-evolving exhibits for you to explore

Discovery Place
A family science museum in Charlotte providing STEM education for all ages through special programs, exhibitions, events, and more


Blumenthal Performing Arts
From Broadway hits to music performances

PNC Music Pavilion
Outdoor amphitheater in Charlotte that specializes in hosting large concerts


National Whitewater Center
The world's premier outdoor facility featuring whitewater rafting, biking, zip lines, live music, craft brews, and more

Carowinds Amusement Park
The premiere entertainment and thrill ride amusement park in the Carolinas


Baseball—Charlotte Knights
Triple-A baseball games on June 26 and 27 at 7pm

Soccer—2019 CONCACAF Soccer Gold Cup
June 23 at Bank of America Stadium


The Epicenter
Restaurants, bowling, movies, and dancing

Coyote Joe’s
Country dancing

High-end restaurant on 21st floor; also has a bar with the best skyline views

Music Factory
Restaurants, dancing, comedy shows, and concerts



Amélie’s French Bakery 
Authentic French-inspired pastries, soups, and savories

Asian-accented New American plates served in a 21st-floor space with a patio and fire pits

King’s Kitchen 
Not-for-profit eatery serving updated Southern cuisine, with an adjoining bakery and breakfast cafe

NoDa Area

Cabo Fish Taco
Casual, hipster-friendly Mexican stop for Southern Californian-style tacos, burritos, and margaritas

Sleek Southern option serving a locally-driven menu of fare, like fried chicken, okra, and biscuits

Amélie’s French Bakery
Authentic French-inspired pastries, soups, and savories

Crepe Cellar
Sweet and savory crêpes, bistro bites, French-press coffee, and European beers in a cozy, chill setting

Midwood (Plaza/Central)

Soul Gastrolounge
Global small plates, sushi, and cocktails, plus DJs spinning after 10 pm, in a hip, cozy setting

Mama Ricotta’s
Traditional Italian cooking and New Haven-style pizza in a warm, roomy setting with a covered patio

YAFO Kitchen
Casual counter offering classic, sustainably-sourced Mediterranean fare in a bright, colorful space

Midwood BBQ
Slow-smoked barbecue favorites range from smoked wings to brisket and salmon steaks, all drenched in the famous house sauce

Whiskey Warehouse
Fashionable pub with gourmet burgers and more plus a spacious and panoramic rooftop with a full bar


Futo Buta
Modern izakaya with a bar and outdoor seating for creative ramen and other unique Japanese eats

Hawkers Asian Street Fare
Dumplings with bounce, spicy curries, crisp pork belly, and the list goes on

Mac’s Speed Shop
BBQ, beer, and bikes blended to create a truly unique experience

Seoul Food Meat Company
A rustic hangout for Korean-inspired BBQ eats paired with Asian craft beers and custom cocktails

Annual Meeting Steering Committee and ASCLS Staff Picks

Wooden Robot Brewery 
Specializes in craft beer for the fermentively curious in Charlotte and beyond

Golden Cow Creamery
Modern ice cream parlor offering scratch-made scoops with inventive flavors and local ingredients

King’s Kitchen 
Not-for-profit eatery serving updated Southern cuisine, with an adjoining bakery and breakfast cafe

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille
Warm, wood-paneled, two-level sports bar in an old building serves American favorites, plus a patio

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe
Healthy, flavorful, quick Mediterranean cuisine ordered from the counter

RuRu's Tacos & Tequila
Lively Mexican hub with a huge patio and outdoor bar offering tacos with a twist and clever cocktails

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Combines traditional rodizio and excellent service with an elegant setting