Welcome to NoDa

Home to a thriving arts district, this NoDa is perfect for food, drinks, and live entertainment

Located one mile northeast of Uptown, this area was once a hub of textile manufacturing and mill workers but now serves as a center for the arts. A great place for food, drink, entertainment, and live music, NoDa is a walkable Charlotte neighborhood that is a fun place to live.
Named for its main drag, North Davidson Street, NoDa is punctuated by many brightly colored murals, galleries filled with local artwork, and live performance spaces. This hipster haven also offers an ample amount of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and breweries.

What to Love

  • An excellent place for food, drink, entertainment, and live music
  • Filled with art galleries and performance spaces
  • Eclectic dining scene with something on the menu for everyone

People & Lifestyle

Artists are in residence in this vibrant town, and the bulk of the population here belongs to the art community. Trendy bars, breweries, and coffee shops feed into their existence. 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Eateries in NoDa are hip. Local favorites include Smelly Cat Coffeehouse & Coffee Roasters, where coffee, tea, baked goods, and desserts are served in a quirky, brick-walled space, The Goodyear House, NoDaʼs neighborhood gathering place, which serves seasonal small plates beneath the shade of several holly trees, Amelie’s French Bakery and Cafe Noda, a hip, 24/7 French bakery and cafe that draws a crowd for pastries, light fare, and coffee drinks, Sabor Latin Street Grill, a locally owned metro Charlotte concept that focuses on authentic menu offerings from countries such as El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, and Colombia.
Optimist Hall, a hip site hosting a wide variety of food and bar stands, plus art events and indoor-outdoor seating, is another favorite. Haberdish is a sleek Southern option serving a locally driven menu of fares like fried chicken, okra, and biscuits, and Rosie’s Wine Garden, a coffee shop and wine bar, is located in a two-acre urban garden.

Things to Do

Art also reigns supreme in NoDa’s entertainment venues. At Neighborhood Theater, you’ll find live music acts from various music genres, plus DJ-driven parties, VIP seating, and a bar.
Curio, Craft and Conjure brings an array of tools, supplies, and services to help guests participate in practical magick, which they say can “transcend lifetimes, teachings, upbringing, and race.”
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