NoDa ’22: Best of the Beloved Arts Neighborhood in Charlotte

Goodyear House - Best Patios in Charlotte
Goodyear House - Best Patios in Charlotte

Tour the beloved, historic arts neighborhood in Charlotte with us, from where to stay, to everything you should eat, see, and do.

NoDa, named for the main strip of the neighborhood, is just a few minutes north of the city center.

Know as Charlotte’s arts and entertainment district, NoDa (short for North Davidson) boasts some of the city’s best food, most eclectic galleries and popular music venues that host local and big-name acts.

The area of the city was formerly an area of textile manufacturing and mill workers’, so in addition to the historic mill houses, you will also find plenty of more modern nods to the style.


A nod to the textile mills with modern twists on Sunday Southern classic dishes.
3106 N Davidson St |

Boudreaux’s Louisiana Kitchen
A perfect, unique fusion of Cajun, Southern, and Lowcountry offerings.
501 E 36th St |

Ever Andalo
An innovative Italian restaurant in NoDa, known for both its artful platings and refined, fresh flavors.
3116 N Davidson St |

Arts Neighborhood in Charlotte

Brook’s Sandwich House
Established in 1973, this burger and hot dog joint has been family-owned and operated for almost 50 years.
2710 N Brevard St |

The Goodyear House
The Goodyear House serves Southern fare with a beautiful, expansive outdoor area.
3032 N Davidson St |

Salud Cerveceria
A casual, neighborhood hangout that blends a bottle shop, bar, and laidback eatery; it’s this type of spot that adds to distinguishes this arts neighborhood in Charlotte.
3306-C N Davidson St |

NoDa Company Store
Ample outdoor seating with lots of local food and drink.
3221 Yadkin Ave |


Great Wagon Road Distillery
The Distillery caters to a variety of tastes and offers award-winning malt whiskey, vodka, and poitín.
610 Anderson St |

Broken Spoke
Bloody Mary for Two

The Exchange at 36th
This market meets bar/coffee shop concept is a great spot to post up and hang out.
451 36th St |

Growler’s Pourhouse
A craft beer haven with some excellent bar bites.
3120 N Davidson St |

Heist Brewery
NoDa’s first brewpub opened in 2012 and continues serving craft beers, elevated bar food, and craft cocktails day in and day out.
2909 N Davidson St |

Arts Neighborhood in Charlotte

This cozy, no-menu cocktail bar promises to make you a drink suited to your exact specifications.
424 E 36th St Unit 2 |

Hattie’s Tap & Tavern
Hattie’s is a staple for a relaxed hangout. The inside and outside are both dog friendly, and in addition to beverages and snacks, there’s karaoke every Thursday 9pm-1am, a claw machine, pool table, darts, and board games.
2918 The Plaza|


The Dog Bar
The Dog Bar is a fun spot for fur parents and non-fur parents alike. Expect a lively atmosphere, lots of cute dogs, an extensive beer, wine, and liquor list and occasional live music performances.
3307 N Davidson St. |

must see Charlotte art

Tour NoDa’s Murals
There’s a lot of stunning street art in NoDa, and it’s always fun on a nice day to grab a cup of coffee (we love Smelly Cat) and wander around to see art like the Bloom mural. Check out a full map of NoDa public art here, or our list of Charlotte’s best murals below.

Catch a Show
The Evening Muse and Neighborhood Theatre are both frequently serving up a diverse mix of local, regional, and national acts. The Muse is a bit more intimate and Neighborhood Theatre can accommodate 1000 guests.

Pop in to a Gallery
It’s not the the arts neighborhood in Charlotte for no reason: There are a ton of great art shops and galleries scattered throughout NoDa. Pop into
Pura Vida Worldly Art for art and gifts, swing by the twice (1st and 3rd Friday) monthly gallery crawl, or visit Charlotte Art League, featuring over 50 small businesses.


The Dunhill
The Dunhill is in Uptown, not NoDa, but is our favorite nearby hotel for easy access to the arts neighborhood in Charlotte. Opened in 1929, today’s version of the hotel is a thoughtful evolution of the original.

Arts Neighborhood in Charlotte
Arts Neighborhood in Charlotte

NoDa Zen Retreat
This cute Airbnb provides easy walking distance to all that makes NoDa great, with a stylish setting of its own.

Bungalow in Villa Heights
Another great short term rental option, this bungalow lets you live like a local.