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South End

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South End is a district in Charlotte. Extending from the southern side of the I-277 freeway loop south of Uptown, it extends along South Boulevard toward I-485. It was historically dominated by mills and factories, but it has been reborn as an arts and entertainment district. It is one of the city's fastest-developing districts, primarily due to the placement of a light rail line along South Blvd.

Get in[edit]

Map of South End.

South End is well connected to other parts of Charlotte. South Blvd connects to I-485 south of the city, giving visitors from that direction an easy inlet to the district. Visitors from the Uptown area may travel down South Blvd by car (the easiest way is to take S. Brevard until it becomes South Blvd after the I-277 junction). A cab is also a reasonable option, since the district is only about a mile from Uptown.

Visitors may also reach South End via mass transit. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) [dead link] operates the transit system in the city. The LYNX Blue Line [dead link] light rail service runs the length of the South End, stopping at Carson Blvd., Bland Street, and East/West Blvd. The Blue Line connects the South End to Uptown to the north and travels along South Blvd. to the south. Frequency varies from 7-10 minutes on weekdays to 20-30 minutes on weekends. Fares for LYNX are $2 one-way (seniors and youth receive a discount), $4 round-trip. In addition, bus routes 10 and 16 serve the South End corridor while numbers 19 and 36 just pass through the area.

The northernmost end of the district is within reasonable walking distance of Uptown, though this requires crossing over I-277 via a somewhat unsightly pedestrian bridge.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

  • Tremont Music Hall, 400 W Tremont Ave, +1 704-343-9494. Home of the city's best series of underground concerts. Its gritty location on the edge of SouthEnd is right in tune with the personality of the music hall. At maximum capacity it can only hold a few hundred people, and the lack of permanent seating allows you to get as close as you like to the stage. A good mix of local and national acts.

Buy[edit]

  • Canine Cafe, 125 Remount Road, +1 704-588-3647. Lots of homemade treats for your dogs and gifts for both canines and dog lovers.
  • Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Rd, +1 7046376-2787. 11AM-3PM daily. A non-profit adult arts organization, which provides gallery space to local artists.
  • Crossland Studio, 118 E. Kingston Ave, +1 704-332-3032. M-F 8:30AM-6PM, Sa 9AM-4PM. Architectural antiques: doors, stained and beveled glass, mantels, gates, and terra cotta.
  • Dilworth's Little Secret, 2000 South Blvd. #530, +1 704-333-0995. Garden and home accessory shop.
  • Elder Gallery, 1520 S Tryon St, +1 704-370-6337. Tu-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. Showcasing the work of many renowned American artists.
  • South End Exchange, 1616 Camden Rd, +1 704-353-4600. A large consignment store with a broad range of antique items.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Bars[edit]

  • Amos' South End, 1423 S Tryon St, +1 704-377-6874. Like South End Brewery, Amos' popularity exceeds the mere gentrification of the neighborhood; it helped make South End hip. Amos' hosts a very diverse range of live acts, but the proprietors have good taste and shows there are generally expected to be pretty good. One of the best singles joints in town, and typically a good stop for a beer regardless of who's on stage.
  • The Gin Mill, 1411 South Tryon St, +1 704 373-0782.
  • [dead link] The Liberty, 1812 South Blvd, +1 704-332-8830. Innovative American pub fare & a generous selection of draft brews in a polished, simple setting.
  • Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins St, +1 704-910-3821. Bustling taproom & beer garden offering in-house sandwiches & international food-truck fare.
  • The Brass Tap - SouthEnd, 1440 S Tryon St #105, +1 704-817-7010. Festive pub with a patio offering myriad beer options, wine & TVs tuned to sports plus live music.
  • Triple C Brew, 2900 Griffith St, +1 704-372-3212. Excellent brewpub offering varied beers in cozy, industrial digs complete with games & a patio.

Coffeehouses[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Despite being the location of many high-end apartment complexes, there are no hotels in South End. For accommodations, your nearest options are to cross I-277 into Uptown.

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