Best New Bars & Restaurants That Open in This Year in Charlotte

As March comes in like a lion, we are so close to experiencing the beautiful spring season in the Queen City. There is nothing quite like the Carolina sunshine, with picturesque blue skies and flowering blooming everywhere. And after a cold and germ-filled winter in the area, everyone is ready to get out of their houses and explore all that the area has to offer.

If you are looking for some new spots to check out in the next few months, you are in luck! There are quite a few new bars and restaurants that will be opening throughout the Charlotte area over the next few months. To help you get started on planning your calendar, following are a few spots we are most excited about.

Armored Cow Brewing
Opening in University City at 8221 JW Clay Blvd
Local breweries have become the hot spots for Charlotte residents to hang out, and there is a new one coming to town. Armored Cow Brewing is slated to feature 18 taps, including a variety of gluten-free beers for customers to enjoy. Additionally, there will also be kombucha available in a variety of flavors. The 3,500-square foot taproom will be able to accommodate roughly 170 people inside, with additional outdoor space that can seat around 60 customers.

N.C. Red
Opening in Plaza Midwood at 1205 Thomas Avenue
What was formerly the Penguin Drive-In will soon be N.C. Red, the latest restaurant from Bruce Moffett. Moffett is a renowned chef in Charlotte who has three other successful restaurants in the area – Barrington’s, GoodFood, and Stagioni. The menu at N.C. Red is expected to be a colorful mix of Southern chicken specialties and Northern seafood dishes. In fact, Moffett has described the theme of the restaurant as “NC friend chicken meets Rhode Island shore food.”

Opening in Plaza Midwood at 1331 Central Avenue
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery located down the street from The Village Commonwealth in Plaze Midwood this spring. Snooze is restaurant that specializes in breakfast, lunch, and brunch. Based in Denver, the company currently has over 30 locations across the country. Just a few of the items you can expect to see on the menu include breakfast pot pie, shrimp and grits, pineapple upside down pancakes, Goldilock’s porridge, sweet potato hash, and so much more. The restaurant will also feature an impressive list of morning cocktails, making it the perfect weekend spot.