Welcome to NoDa! Charlotte's historic arts and entertainment district is centered 2 miles from Uptown at North Davidson and 36th Streets. NoDa is our city's most eclectic area - with artists, music, independent restaurants, shops, live performances and street vendors.
Art Night Out
Art is who we are - and you'll find a huge variety throughout our community. Find handmade jewelry in our retail stores, like Pura Vida Worldly Art, Ruby's and Custom Jewelry. And join us for the NoDa Gallery Crawl the first Friday of every month. Here is Charlotte Agenda's recommendation for how to plan your Friday at the NoDa Gallergy Crawl.
Dinner and a Show
Next time you're looking for a date night, or just a great night, head on out to NoDa for dinner and a show. Enjoy a crepe at Crepe Cellar, a table of tapas at Heist Brewery, or a delicious Louisiana-style meal at Boudreaux's. Then go upstairs for some theatre at UpStage!
Dog Days of Summer
Everything is better when you've got your best friend with you! Take your pup for a walk down the residential streets and stop at any of 4 neighborhood parks. Do not miss the Dog Bar, where dogs and doglovers socialize. Grab a bite to eat: dogs are allowed at most places that have outdoor seating. On your way home, stop by Four Dogs Pet Supplies on Charles Avenue for the highest quality food and treats (don't forget to visit their gallery).
Stroll the Street
Drop in Smelly Cat Coffeehouse for a dirty chai latte or at Ozpresso for a flat white. Then, browse through gifts, art and apparel at Ruby's, Pura Vida Worldly Art, Sunshine Daydreams, and Vivian B Boutique. Watch for some eclectic street vendors on your stroll, and don't forget to stop at the shops near 28th Street!
Sweet Music and Dessert
Our music scene is for real. From big bands to solo acts, we've got it all - at the Evening Muse, Neighborhood Theatre, and Chop Shop. JackBeagle's also has a stage for performances. After enjoying a show, grab an exquisite dessert at Crepe Cellar, Heist Brewery, or Amelie's!
Craft Beer Heaven
Come see the craft beer scene in NoDa! Birdsong Brewery and NoDa Brewing are next to each other, and it's just a short 1/2 mile drive up the road to Heist Brewery. Catch your favorite local beers on tap at all around the 'hood. For something different, try beer from the refurbished 1936 hand-pumped tap at Growlers Pourhouse. If you're looking for beer to go, the selection at Salud Beer Shop cannot be beat!
If you love wine, you'll love NoDa. Enjoy some Improv at UpStage, then drop in Dolce Vita, Revolution Ale House, or Crepe Cellar for a glass or a carafe of a favorite wine.