Sleep Inn Billy Graham Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 525-5005
Fax: (704) 559-7405
Bars & Cafes
Maybe the owners felt like they had to do homage to the fact that their restaurant is located in an old transmission shop and car wash. Or maybe they just like beer, bikes and BBQ -- it is, after all, their motto. Mac's Speed Shop is a not-so-intimidating biker bar, serving up good barbecue and micro-brew beer until late in the night. You can also stop in to watch the games; just make sure that if it's football, you're a Panthers fan.
Sir Edmund Halley's is deviously hidden in a corner of the Park Road Shopping Center, offering its tasty pub fare and a delicious assortment of cocktails and craft brews to all who manage to find it. Dark wood accents and beige walls surround wooden tables, evoking a typical pub atmosphere that plays host to an appropriate selection of Irish beers and whiskeys in addition to upscale scotches. The tap lines at Sir Edmund's are fastidiously maintained in order to ensure that the pub retains their "best Guinness draft" label. Perhaps the most impressive and understated feature at this pub is the food selection, the kitchen working overtime to turn out dishes up until the two in the morning closing time. The fare here is several steps above the general selection of pub grub offered by most bars of its ilk. Almost half of the menu is vegetarian, healthful options such as roasted vegetables with quinoa and Brussels sprouts coming up against more caloric fare such as ostrich meatloaf or butternut squash croquettes with a brie fondue. Fun and friendly with some of the best dining options of any pub, Sir Edmund Halley's is a definite must-stop for extroverted pub-goers in the area.
Brazwell's Premium Pub carries the name of local legend William Braswell, taking a cue from this figure's insistence on spirited nightlife and friendly fun. Placed on the local-heavy stretch of Montford Drive, Brazwells continues to bring in nearby residents with their sizable selection of craft brews and massive menu of alternative pub grub. A number of specialty martinis and shots are highlighted on the menu, alongside a selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. The appetizers on offer go above the standard pub fare, plates like zucchini fries and seared sesame tuna an eye-catching addition to to the familiar fried food that takes precedence elsewhere. A great spot for catching a taste of Charlotte life, Brazwells is a great stop for an informal night of dinner and drinks.
Tyber Creek Pub has been a local favorite since 1999. Located in Charlotte’s South End district, this watering hole is popular among after-work crowds. The vibe here recreates that of a quintessential pub in Ireland, complete with imported beer and delicious grub. Catch the live game on their flat screen televisions or stop by for live music on Thursday nights through the weekend. This place also features a dancefloor upstairs.
Tupelo Honey Cafe is offering a new twist on traditional Southern cooking. Their menu offers an array of dishes that mix modern flavors with old Southern recipes, like a grass-fed beef meatloaf with rosemary tomato shallot gravy or catfish served over goat cheese grits. Best of all, all the dishes are cooked from scratch using farm-fresh produce and hormone-free meats. There's a full bar to give you something to sip while you enjoy your food, and a selection of decadent desserts to finish off your meal.
Known for its fine beer collection that touches 20 labels, The Liberty is a vibrant venue serving locals substantial pub fare that is a good accompaniment to the drinks. Angus beef, Fish & Chips and Hangar Steak are the regular orders here. People come to have a casual and relaxed meal, catching up with friends over the mugs of beer. The decor is inviting and the pleasant staff aids patrons to enjoy their meal.
This art-inspired establishment is a gallery and coffee shop that features the work of modern and upcoming artists. The unconventional yet comfortable setting encourages art lovers to buy, sell and discuss art, or simply relax and enjoy the art around the café over a cup of coffee. They also have a food menu that includes appetizers, cookies, cupcakes and other baked goods. Fabo Café's beautiful decor and free WiFi make it the perfect place to hang out.
Nolen's Kitchen is a trendy Bar & Restaurant with a generous, shaded patio which makes it a hot spot. On a warm spring day, the patio is the perfect place to have brunch with friends and family. Part of the Xenia Hospitality Group, Nolen's is a trendy looking place without being too heavy on your wallet. The food served is Contemporary American along with spirits of extensive variety decked up in the bar.
Nan and Byron's is a wonderful restaurant and perfect for family gatherings as well as for casual lunches or dinners with friends. The place has a warm and welcoming vibe, it is spacious and furnished with comfortable seating spaces that can accommodate larger groups. Its wood-flooring and yellow lights give the place a rustic charm. The food menu is lined with a variety of American specials from Deviled Eggs, Pablano Cheese dip and poppers, meatloaf sandwich to fries and jumbo burgers, everything on the menu is highly delectable. Complement your meals with something from their full bar and call it a meal!
Selwyn Avenue Pub has been a Myers Park favorite since opening in 1990. On offer is an impressive selection of beer and spirits. Catch the live game on their 17 big screen televisions and enjoy delicious pub grub. A table outdoors on their lovely patio, however, is arguably the best seat in the house. Open until late night, dine under the enchanting, 200-year-old oak tree.
Coffee lovers can get their daily caffeine fix at Dilworth Coffeehouse in the Kenilworth Shopping Center. You can sit down with a good book, or simply indulge in some people-watching while sipping on your latte. The coffee menu doesn't fail to impress -- if you want to try something different, go for the Providence House Decaf or Xtra Dark New Orleans. Teas, soft drinks and local bands also feature at the coffeehouse.
Lebowski's Neighborhood Grill sits just on the edge of the Dilworth district, offering fairly traditional American fare with a nod towards the Coen Brothers' classic "The Big Lebowski". The main area in which this theme comes through is the laid back, friendly atmosphere at Lebowski's, locals popping in regularly for the tasty food and diverse collection of craft brews. The menu goes through the general motions of casual American grill fare, featuring a scrumptious assortment of burgers, sandwiches and salads as well as comfort food platters. One distinguishing factor in these items is the weck roll, a variation on the salty Kaiser roll. Over 70 beers are available to pair with your food, many of the tap options sourced from North Carolina breweries. A relaxed place for an informal meal, Lebowski's is a great stop for something casual.