Page 1

APR 2016

“THE BEST OF THE CITY” PARTY

Wednesday, April 13 5 - 9pm @ SLATE Billiards


Queen's Cup 21st Anniversary

For the Benefit of

Presenting Partner

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016 Find out more queenscup.org or call 704.843.7070


Meet Hopspot Hopspot is a creative way to share your activity with people that matter the most.

Let your friends know. See what your friends are up to. Create plans... make it happen. VISIT HOPSPOT.COM

Crafted in the Queen City

Find us on the App Store & Google Play Follow us

@hopspotapp


Thank you for your support & votes!

Best Lakeside Dining 2016

Port City Club

Cornelius NC

PortCityClub.com


Boating Without Owning... It’s About TIME! TM

Why buy a boat when you can join the club? Enjoy unlimited use of a fleet of boats on Lake Norman & Lake Wylie for a fraction of the cost of owning a boat High Quality Boats: Bennington, Cobalt, Sea Ray, Bryant, Chaparral, Boston Whaler FREE Comprehensive On-Water Training Wakeboarding & Wakesurfing lessons Access to ALL 50 Carefree locations nationwide at no extra cost!

www.CarefreeBoats.com

704-557-0848

Follow us on Facebook


2013, 2014, 2015 MosT SWEAT WORTHY GYM

MA DABOLI C. CO M


publisher’s note I want to thank the thousands of people who voted for their choices in the 2016 Elevate Lifestyle Awards “THE BEST OF THE CITY” online voting poll at ElevateLifestyle.com. The voting began on January 1, 2016 and ended February 20, 2016. We will be presenting over 475 winners in the following seven categories: culture, dining, entertainment, fashion, fitness, lifestyle and nightlife in this issue. Peruse through this issue to familiarize yourself with some of the juiciest restaurants, hottest nightlife spots, and hippest boutiques, as well as other gems of the Queen City. Then on Wednesday, April 13 at SLATE Billiards (South End Station), join us for the 2016 Elevate Lifestyle Awards “The Best of the City” Celebration. The festivities will begin at 5 pm and continue until 9 pm. Please head over to EventCombo.com/Elevate to receive your FREE tickets. For all those who do, you will be entered in our raffle for some great prizes. You will also be able to enjoy some great entertainment, a fashion show with some of Charlotte’s BEST boutiques, salons and make-up artists, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktail and beer specials. So remember to keep this issue handy, and whether you’re looking for the best pizzeria in Charlotte, or looking for that perfect pair of tennis shoes, or where to grab the coldest microbrew; allow this issue to be your guide to “THE BEST OF THE CITY” in the City.” Just say thank you Elevate Lifestyle! Have a great month, Steve Caldwell


C H A R LOT T E R A N K S # 2 among fastest-growing large cities for population growth between 2010 and 2013, rapidly making it a hub for Millennials.

Let E le vate FU S E deliv er t hes e newco mer s to y ou r bu s in ess t oday!

>>> CONTACT US TODAY <<< to learn how to become a Fuse Partner WWW.ELEVATEFUSE.COM ELEVATE FUSE

| HELLO@ELEVATEFUSE.COM | 704.231.9700 @ELEVATEFUSE

@ELEVATEFUSE


PUBLISHER AND EDITOR: Steve Caldwell, Steve@ElevateLifestyle.com CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DESIGN AND PRODUCTION: Greg Smith COVER IMAGE AND PHOTO SPREAD: Photography: Jim Merrill, JMT Photography | JMTFoto.com Model: Brooke Butz Makeup + Hair: Angie Cottone Angie.Cottone@hotmail.com  Clothing; LotusLook.com | Styling: Lotus Boutique Location: Hot Taco, South End Station | HotTaco.com ADVERTISING, AND SPONSORSHIP SALES: Steve Caldwell, Adv@ElevateLifestyle.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Gabrielle Retcho | Kristin Wiley | Melissa Rustemov INTERNS: Gabrielle Retcho, UNC Charlotte Kristin Wiley, UNC Charlotte Melissa Rustemov, UNC Charlotte


IT’ S 5 O’ C LOCK SOMEWHERE JIMMY BUFFET CONCERT TAILGATE & PARTY BUS SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd 2PM - 6 PM

NOT GOING TO THE SHOW?

THAT’S OKAY, STILL COME WASTE THE DAY AWAY!

NEED A RIDE TO THE CONCERT?

$20

TAILGATE PARTY | TRANSPORTATION | DRINK SPECIALS INCLUDES BEER AND MARGARITAS DURING THE RIDE BUS LEAVES AT 5:30 PM SHARP

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW AT EVENTCOMBO.COM/JB2016 (does not include ticket to the concert)

ELEVATELIFESTYLE.COM

ELEVATELIFESTYLE

ELEVATECLT


Elevate Lifestyle Awards

THE BEST OF THE CITY 2016

28 CULTURE AWARDS 36 DINING AWARDS 68 ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 78 FASHION AWARDS 92 FITNESS AWARDS 98 LIFESTYLE AWARDS 110

NIGHTLIFE AWARDS


Every Hour is Happy Hour at The French Quarter One of Uptown’s Oldest Establishments

“Serving Charlotte Since 1978”

LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM ROMARE BEARDON PARK AND BB&T BALLPARK, THE PRE AND POST SPOT FOR YOUR CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS, AND THE LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVENTS!

20 BEERS ON TAP DAILY DRINK AND FOOD SPECIALS

Monday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am – 10 pm Bar Open Till Last Call

Check out our page for special events.

Download 200,000+ brand logos in vector format for free http://www.logoeps.com/

321 S. Church St. 704.377.7415 - Located in Historical Brevard Court FrenchQuarterCharlotte.com


Find Out Why Julie is a

altor® chosen by she was trusted y Virgins”.

four time winner FAVORITE FEMALE REAL ESTATE AGENT

vestment Properties ices

®,

JULIE TACHE

Owner/Broker (NC & SC), Realtor®, CRS, SRES, ABR, e-PRO, QSC, SPS 704-236-7536 NVESTORSVisit JulieTache.com Julie@JulieTache.com HomesWithCachet.com to subscribe to market updates!


WHAT’S

ON TAP NOW OPEN

EVNETS

find us 5046 Old Pineville Road Charlotte, NC 28217 Wednesday & Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Friday 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday 12 to 10 p.m. THREESPIRITSBREWERY.COM


TOP 100 BEST RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA

AS VOTED BY OPEN TABLE

VOTED BEST

BY ELEVATE LIFESTYLE READERS

CHARLOTTE’S ONLY ROBATA RESTAURANT

SUNDAY BRUNCH 11AM - 3PM OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY AT 4PM 4515 Sharon Rd., Charlotte 28211 704.817.7173 | Baku-Restaurant.com info@Baku-Restaurant.com


FOLLOW MICROBREWS W I T H M A J O R R E L A X AT I O N . Proudly sponsoring the South End Hops Festival and the rest youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need after. To learn more visit CharlotteMarriottCityCenter.com


A specialty food grocery and beer garden located in the Gold District of Charlotte’s Southend. Our focus is on local craft beer, North Carolina Cheeses and other agricultural sundries.

WEEKLY SPECIALS MONDAY $7.50 BEER-FLIGHTS TUESDAY $3.00 LOCAL-PINTS WEDNESDAY $6.00 CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE BOARDS THURSDAY LIVE LOCAL MUSIC 1320 SOUTH CHURCH STREET | CHARLOTTE 28205 CRAFTGROWLERSHOP.COM


DAYCARE | BOARDING | GROOMING Club Fetch is located in the heart of Charlotte’s Historic Southend and is proud to offer an upscale, exclusive, sanitary environment that will ensure your dog is pampered and content. Your pup will be cared for as a member of the Club Fetch Family and will be showed the same love and care that they receive as a member of your family. • Exterior play spaces featuring doggie safe turf • Rubberized flooring for your pup's paw safety • Sections (according to size of pups) for peaceful playtime • Large TV and music for the couch potatoes and music lovers • Every overnight stay has access to playland • Climate controlled interior play spaces • Strict capacity limit to ensure dog’s safety and comfort

2426 Dunavant St., Charlotte, NC 28203 980.299.0019 | info@ClubFetch.com | ClubFetch.com Hours of operation: M-F 7AM to 7PM | Sa-Su 9AM to 6PM


POINT BLANK RANGE IS THE GREAT CHARLOTTE AREA’S LEADER IN FIREARMS SALES, TRAINING AND THE BEST INDOOR RANGE FACILITIES AT BOTH LOCATIONS!

Point Blank Range is a proud dealer of Carolina Arms Group 1911’s.

Stop by Point Blank Range in Matthews or Mooresville, where you can Test Fire and Acquire your own.

INDOOR RANGE | FIRE ARMS PRO SHOP TRAINING ACADEMY MOORESVILLE | 743 River Highway Mooresville, NC 28117 | 704-230-0262 MATTHEWS | 10726 Monroe Rd. Matthews, NC 28105 | 704-899-5898 PointBlankRange.com


Elevate Lifestyle Awards

THE BEST OF THE CITY 2016

BEST Antique/Vintage Store SLEEPY POET ANTIQUE MALL 4450 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.529.6369 SleepyPoetStuff.com FAVORITE Art Exhibit Of 2015 FAVORITE Local Author FAVORITE Visual Artist STEFAN DUNCAN, J. SAMS 4625 Piedmont Row Drive Charlotte | 28210 | 980.406.3761 StefanDuncan.com FAVORITE Artist Owned Gallery GABY SHAIN, SHAIN GALLERY 2823 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte | 28209 | 704.334.7744 ShainGallery.com

28


FAVORITE Big Shot Photographer DEBORAH TRIPLETT, DEBORAH TRIPLETT STUDIO 1908 Matheson Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.651.3330 DeborahTriplett.com BEST Charity Event In 2015 GUYS & DOLLS AUCTION GALA, CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION 222 East 3rd Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.321.7852 GuysAndDollsCharlotte.com BEST Creative Gathering In 2015 #INSTABEERUPCLT BEST Cultural Event Or Festival In 2015 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, UNC CHARLOTTE 9201 University City Boulevard Charlotte | 28223 | 704.687.7755 IFest.UNCC.edu

BEST Film Series MOVIES UNDER THE STARS!, SOUTHPARK MALL 4400 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.364.4411 BEST Funnest Outdoor Event QUEEN’S CUP STEEPLECHASE The Queen’s cup is like no other sporting and social event in the Charlotte region. A Saturday afternoon in the Piedmont Countryside each spring is greeted with great anticipation. This year marks twenty-one years’ celebrating, and will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016. 6103 Waxhaw Highway Mineral Springs | 28108 | 704.843.7070 QueensCup.org BEST Historic Site LATTA PLANTATION 5225 Sample Road Huntersville | 28078 | 704.875.2312 LattaPlantation.org

29


FAVORITE Hottest Female Athlete Of 2015 MISTY ROLLINS, ABOUT FACE BOOT CAMP 117 Center Street Cramerton | 28032 | 704.879.4105 FAVORITE Hottest Male Athlete Of 2015 LUKE KUECHLY, CAROLINA PANTHERS 800 South Mint Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.358.7000 Panthers.com FAVORITE Local Actor KELLY MELERINE, CAROLINA TALENT IMDB.com FAVORITE Local Actress QUINN HEIRESS BRIELLE MCPHERSON contact@QuinnHeiress.com QuinnHeiress.com FAVORITE Local Artist VICTORIA SCHWEIZER VaneGallery.com

BEST Local Charity THE LOTTA FOUNDATION PO Box 159 Huntersville | 28078 | 704.727.0966 LottaFoundation.com BEST Local Place To Host A Special Event CENTERSTAGE@NODA 2315 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.940.1050 CenterStageNODA.com BEST Most Relevant Art Gallery J. SAM’S 4625 Piedmont Row Drive Charlotte | 28210 | 980.406.3761 JSamsPlace.com BEST Museum To View THE MINT MUSEUM 500 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.337.2000 MintMuseum.org

30


BEST Online Cultural Journal CHARLOTTE AGENDA CharlotteAgenda.com BEST On-Stage Performance WICKED, OVENS AUDITORIUM 2700 East Independence Boulevard Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.3600 BlumenthalArts.org BEST Performing Arts Group CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY 128 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.972.2000 CharlotteSymphony.org

BEST Sketch Comedy Group OVER THE COUNTER IMPROV 6047 Tyvola Glen Circle Charlotte | 28217 | 704.618.4203 OTCImprov.com

BEST Photography Gallery THE LIGHT FACTORY 1817 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.333.9755 LightFactory.org

BEST The Best Seat In The House (Theatre Venue) VISULITE THEATRE 1615 Elizabeth Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.358.9200 Visulite.com

FAVORITE Sexiest Local Man Of 2015 BRIAN ROLLINS FAVORITE Sexiest Local Woman Of 2015 JULI HOOD EMMONS, CAROLINA FILM COMMUNITY AND FILM INDUSTRY

32

BEST Theatre Company ACTOR’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE 650 East Stonewall Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.342.2251 ATCharlotte.org


2016 BEST OF THE CITY "BEST" Dilworth Neighborhood Bar "BEST" Guacamole


Thanks for supporting us !          

Every Saturday starting  16th

                

1911 Central Ave Charlotte, NC 28205 | 980.430.1701 /PurePizzaCentral

/PurePizzaCLT

/PurePizzaCLT


Elevate Lifestyle Awards

THE BEST OF THE CITY 2016

BEST Acai Bowl RICOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ACAI 510 South College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.804.2287 RicosAcai.com BEST All Wrapped Up (Wrap) PICANTE MEXICAN GRILL At Picante, their mission is simple. They provide their valued customers with an upbeat and friendly environment, using 100% fresh ingredients, low prices, and great customer service. 1500 West Morehead Street Charlotte | 28208 | 704.375.6000 PicanteMexicanGrill.biz

36


BEST Any Night Of The Week Spot BEST Signature Appetizer FITZGERALD’S IRISH PUB Fitzgerald’s, located in Uptown Charlotte, is open seven days a week from 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. providing the perfect atmosphere to enjoy spirits and great food. Lively and festive at anytime of the day, Fitzgerald’s is the ideal place to gather with friends or meet new people. 201 East 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.800.8088 FitzgeraldsCharlotte.com BEST Any Way You Slice It (Pizza Place) LIBRETTO’S PIZZERIA Charlotte’s only Authentic NYC Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen serve customers at three local locations. Libretto’s offers family dining, catering and the best in pizza in Charlotte! A private party room is also available. Multiple Locations LibrettosPizzeria.com

BEST Asian (Other Than Chinese) ZEN ASIAN FUSION This urban, trendy and upbeat lounge is one of Charlotte’s hottest fusion restaurants. With a menu inspired by a variety of cuisines including Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Spanish and Latin, guests will experience a nirvana of exotic flavors. 1716 Kenilworth Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.358.9688 ZenAsianFusion.com BEST Assortment Of Condiments MAC’S SPEED SHOP Multiple Locations MacSpeedShop.com BEST BBQ Place THE IMPROPER PIG 110 South Sharon Amity Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.714.7878 TheImproperPig.com

37


BEST Bed & Breakfast THE MOREHEAD INN 1122 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.376.3357 MoreheadInn.com BEST Between Two Buns (Hamburger) BAD DADDYS Multiple Locations BadDaddysBurgerBar.com BEST Biscuits THE FLYING BISCUIT CAFÉ 4241 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.714.3400 7930 Rea Road, Ste. A Charlotte | 28277 | 704.295.4440 FlyingBiscuit.com BEST Blended And Chilled (Smoothies) VIVA RAW 224 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.275.3834 Viva-Raw.com

BEST Bosnian Cuisine EURO CAFÉ & GRILL 2719 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.343.9828 BEST Brazilian Steakhouse CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE 139 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.601.4141 ChimaSteakhouse.com BEST Breakfast Nook LITTLE SPOON 2820 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte | 28209 | 704.496.9908 LittleSpoonEatery.com

38


BEST Buffalo As In Wings ALL AMERICAN PUB This popular Southend bar & restaurant is open seven days a week from 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. Whether you’re stopping in for their weekly “Happy Hour” from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. with half price appetizers or daily and monthly drink specials, you’re sure to have a great time with friends. 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.370.2000 AllAmericanPubClt.com BEST Caribbean Soul FAVORITE Restaurant In A Strip Mall ANNTONY’S CARIBBEAN ON 7TH STREET 2001 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.342.0749 Anntonys7thStreet.com BEST Catering Your Affair KING CATERERS 911 Morehead Street Charlotte | 28204 | 443.220.2589 KingCaterers.com BEST Chips And Salsa RURU’S TACOS + TEQUILA 715 Providence Road Charlotte | 28207 | 704.332.7933 RurusTacosClt.com

40

BEST Chocolates Heaven CRAVE DESSERT BAR 500 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.335.0588 CraveDessertBar.com BEST Coffee House To Kick Back CENTRAL COFFEE 719 Louise Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.335.7288 BEST Comfort Food TUPELO HONEY CAFE 1820 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.225.9175 TupeloHoneyCafe.com BEST Crepe Restaurant CRISPY CREPE 1436 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.4440 CrispyCrepe.com BEST Cupcake Shop GIGI’S CUPCAKES 4732 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28210 | 704.643.7117 GigisCupcakesUsa.com


BEST Deep Fried With Out The Hole (Doughnuts) DUCK DONUTS 1710 Kenilworth Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.910.5355 DuckDonuts.com BEST Dining On A Budget LITTLE VILLAGE GRILL 710 West Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.347.2184 BEST Down In The Bayou (Cajun And Creole) CAJUN QUEEN 1800 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.337.9017 CajunQueen.net BEST Dressed-Up Lemonade RITA’S ITALIAN ICE Multiple Locations RitasFranchises.com BEST Drive Through (Best Fast Food) COOK-OUT Multiple Locations EatCookOut.com

BEST Endless Options (Buffet) RU SANS JAPANESE SUSHI & CUISINE 2440 Park Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.374.0008 RuSansCharlotte.com BEST Farm-To-Table KINDRED 131 North Main Street Davidson | 28036 | 980.231.5000 KindredDavidson.com BEST Finger Licking Good (Chicken) PRICE’S CHICKEN COOP 1614 Camden Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.9866 PricesChickenCoop.com BEST First Date Night To Dine FAVORITE Restaurant With a View BEST Worth Tipping (Best Service In Town) FAHRENHEIT 222 South Caldwell Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.237.6718 ChefRoccoWhalen.com BEST Fish And Chips KRAZY FISH BAR N GRILL 2501 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.332.1004 KrazyFish.com

41


BEST Footlong (Sub Sandwiches) WHICH WICH Multiple Locations WhichWich.com BEST French Cuisine GEORGES BRASSERIE Charlotte has a ton of French inspired eateries, but only one holds true to being the Best French Cuisine, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Georges Brasserie. They strive to blend traditional and modern cuisine, giving customers the best experience. 4620 Piedmont Row Drive Charlotte | 28210 | 980.219.7409 GeorgesBrasserie.com BEST French Fries BANG BANG BURGERS 2001 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.375.4505 BangBangBurgersClt.com BEST Fresh As Can Be (Delicatessen) JUST FRESH Multiple Locations JustFresh.com BEST Frozen Yogurt FRUITICUP 9009 JM Keynes Drive Charlotte | 28262 | 704.717.7557

42

BEST Gelato Shop VA DA VIE 4203 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 980.201.9159 VaDaVieGelato.com BEST Gnocchi FIAMMA RESTAURANT 2418 Park Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.3062 FiammaCharlotte.com BEST Gourmet Restaurant BERNARDINS RESTAURANT 435 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.332.3188 BernardinsFineDining.com BEST Greek Opal THE MAD GREEK CAFE 5011 South Blvd Charlotte | 28217 | 704.523.8296 MadGreekClt.com


BEST Group Outing BEST Tasty Side Dishes DANDELION MARKET Looking for a place to go with a group of friends with tasty side dishes as well? Dandelion Market is always a great choice! This nice, calm, restaurant focuses on the simpler things in life, with great food. 118 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.7989 DandelionMarketCharlotte.com BEST Guacamole BAKERSFIELD TACO TEQUILA WHISKEY Serving up authentic, Mexican street fare, and selection of over 100 tequilas and American Whiskeys, Bakersfield is a spot where the food is simple, the service is warm and the atmosphere is alive. 1301 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.938.8565 BakersfieldTacos.com

44

BEST Health Food Market HEALTHY HOME MARKET Multiple Locations HealthyHomeMkt.com BEST Hot Dog JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RED HOTS 1514 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.225.8880 15105 John J Delaney Drive Charlotte | 28277 | 980.225.8880 JJsRedHots.com BEST Ice Cream KING OF POPS 421 East 26th Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.953.1867 Charlotte.KingOfPops.net BEST Indian Cuisine JAIPUR INDIAN CUISINE 5909 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28217 | 704.463.1421 JaipurCharlotte.com


BEST Kingdom Of Thai THAI HOUSE 4008 East Franklin Boulevard Gastonia | 28056 | 704.823.1797 ThaiHouse.US.com BEST Korean Cuisine PEPERO KOREN RESTAURANT 10920 Monroe Road Matthews | 28105 | 704.845.2107 BEST Lakeside Dining PORT CITY CLUB 18665 Harborside Drive Cornelius | 28031 | 704.765.1565 PortCityClub.com BEST Late Night Eats MIDNIGHT DINER 115 East Carson Boulevard Charlotte | 28202 | 980.207.3641 MidnightDinerCharlotte.com BEST Latino (Other Than Mexican) SABOR LATIN STREET GRILL 415 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.0308 SaborCharlotte.com

BEST Little Known Restaurant ALEXANDER MICHAELS RESTUARANT & TAVERN 401 West 9th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.332.6789 AlMikesTavern.com BEST Local Foodie Blog EAT DRINK CLT EatDrinkClt.com BEST Local Grown Produce NODA FARMERS MARKET 711 East 36th Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.906.1705 NODAFarmersMarket.com BEST Lots Of Noodles (Italian) OGGI RISTORANTE ITALIANO 16646 Hawfield Way Drive Charlotte | 28277 | 704.716.9400 1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard Charlotte | 28206 | 704.971.0550 OGGICharlotte.com BEST Low-Carb Lunch ENERGY CAFĂ&#x2030; 101 South Tryon Street, Ste. 1 Charlotte | 28280 | 704.910.1094 550 South Tryon Street, Ste. 120 Charlotte | 28202 | 980.355.0240 EnergyCafeCharlotte.com

45


BEST Mexican (South Of The Border) HOT TACO South Endâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest restaurant and social scene is here: Hot Taco! Serving traditional Mexican cuisine, mouthwatering margaritas, and vibrant atmosphere! 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.8226 HotTaco.com BEST Middle Eastern Cuisine KABOB GRILL ON EAST 1235 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.317.8984 KabobGrill.com BEST Most Inviting Ambiance VBGB BEER HALL & GARDEN At this Charlotte Beer Hall and Garden/ Restaurant there are over 30 craft and imported beers on draft, full bar and amazing food. When the sun is warm and the breeze is sweet is perfect time to enjoy Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest patio. 920 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.333.4111 VBGBUptown.com

46

BEST No Flesh (Vegetarian) PURE PIZZA Pure Pizza stands on their foundation to gift customers with quality local and fresh ingredients, while also being environmentally conscious. With their dedication to providing fresh ingredients, they are able to provide a notable variety of vegetarian options. 224 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.207.0037 1911 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.430.1701 PurePizzaClt.com BEST Outdoor Dining With A View THE PECULIAR RABBIT Priding themselves on being a farm-tofork gastropub is not the only thing that The Peculiar Rabbit has going for them. An amazing view of Uptown Charlotte compliments the fresh food and adds to the whole breathtakingly fresh atmosphere! 1212 Pecan Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.333.9197 TheRabbitSpot.com


BEST Overall Menu BLOCK & GRINDER 2935 Providence Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.364.2199 BlockAndGrinder.com BEST Polish Cuisine TASTE OF EUROPE POLISH CUISINE 10915 Monroe Road Matthews | 28105 | 704 708.8495 TasteOfEuropeCharlotte.com BEST Private Party Room NIKKO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR 1300 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.370.0100 NikkoSushiBar.net FAVORITE Restaurant For Groups ARIA TUSCAN GRILL 100 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.376.8880 AriaCharlotte.com

FAVORITE Restaurant In (Ballantyne) STONE MOUNTAIN GRILL 15719 Brixham Hill Avenue Charlotte | 28277 | 980.207.2326 StoneMountainGrill.com FAVORITE Restaurant In (Dilworth) THE SUMMIT ROOM 1531 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.237.2227 TheSummitRM.com FAVORITE Restaurant In (Lake Norman) THE RUSTY RUDDER 20210 Henderson Road Cornelius | 28031 | 704.892.9195 LakeNorman.TheRustyRudder.net FAVORITE Restaurant In (Matthews) SANTE 165 North Trade Street Matthews | 28105 | 704.845.1899 SanteOfMatthews.com

48


FAVORITE Restaurant In (Myers Park) ROCKSALT 512 Brandywine Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.503.9945 RockSaltRestaurants.com FAVORITE Restaurant In (NoDa) JACKBEAGLEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NODA 3213 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.334.5140 JackBeagles.com FAVORITE Restaurant In (Plaza Midwood) SOUL GASTROLOUNGE 1500 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.348.1848 SoulGastroLounge.com FAVORITE Restaurant In (South End) BEST Japanese Cuisine FUTO BUTA 222 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.376.8400 FutoButa.com

FAVORITE Restaurant In (SouthPark) BAKU Their delightful Japanese cuisine is prepared in the open kitchen on Robata and Yakitori grills. The sushi and sashimi are of the highest quality and are served on exquisite plate presentations. 4515 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.817.7173 Baku-Restaurant.com FAVORITE Restaurant In (University) MONTERREY MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1001 West WT Harris Boulevard Charlotte | 28213 | 704.593.0167 MonterreyUNCC.com FAVORITE Restaurant In (Uptown) BEST Roll It Up (Sushi) ENSO ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI BAR 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 108A Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.3676 ENSOCharlotte.com FAVORITE Restaurant Interior THE WOODEN VINE WINE & BISTRO 231 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.376.8463 TheWoodenVine.com

49


FAVORITE Restaurant That Opened In 2015 EVOKE STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR 555 South McDowell Street Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.5354 EvokeRestaurant.com FAVORITE Restaurant To Network In RUTH CHRIS UPTOWN 222 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.338.9444 RuthsChris.com BEST Romantic Restaurant CARPE DIEM RESTUARANT AND CATERERS 1535 Elizabeth Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.337.7976 CarpeDiemRestaurant.com BEST Sake Selection SUSHI GURU 6601 Morrison Boulevard Charlotte | 28210 | 704.362.3021 SushiGuruClt.com

BEST Serbian Cuisine INTERMEZZO PIZZERIA & CAFE 1427 East 10th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.347.2626 IntermezzoPizzeria.com BEST Served On A Tortilla (Tacos) CABO FISH TACO 3201 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.332.8868 CaboFishTaco.com BEST Soul Food BEST Sunday Brunch LEROY FOX They offer a contemporary southerninspired dining experience. Serving up foxing Fried Chicken, giant salads, over 19 different sandwiches, and foxing cocktails that will make your tummy tingle. 705 South Sharon Amity Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.336.3232 LeroyFox.com BEST Spanish Cuisine MIRO SPANISH GRILLE 12239 Community House Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.540.7374 MiroSpanishGrille.com

50


21


BEST Special Occasion ZEBRA RESTAURANT 4521 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.422.9525 ZebraRestaurant.net BEST Spiciest Dining BOMBAY GRILLE 8706 Pineville Matthews Road Charlotte | 28226 | 704.542.3933 BombayGrille.com BEST Steak House (Meat and Potatoes) THE CAPITAL GRILLE 201 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.348.1400 TheCapitalGrille.com BEST Surf’N’Turf CATCH ON SEAFOOD COMPANY 1801 Commonwealth Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.800.6126 CatchOnSeafood.com BEST Sweet Tea MCALISTER’S DELI Multiple Locations McAlistersDeli.com

52

BEST Take Out DILWORTH NEIGHBORHOOD GRILLE What started as an idea for a small family restaurant /bar quickly became a hot gathering spot for all things Charlotte. Their unique space allows them to host multiple, large events, in addition to everyday lunch and dinner hours. 911 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.337.3808 DilworthGrille.com BEST Tall Glass Of Milk (Milkshakes) COWBELL BURGER & WHISKEY BAR 210 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.224.8674 EatMoreCowbell.com BEST Tapas THE MANDRAKE 333 West Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.370.3006 TheMandrakeClt.com BEST Tastiest Bar Food THE BRASS TAP CRAFT BEER BAR 1440 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.817.7010 BrassTapBeerBar.com BEST Tasty Toppings (For Pizza) HAWTHORNES NEW YORK PIZZA & BAR Multiple Locations HawthornesPizza.com


41


BEST Tea Spot NOT JUST COFFEE Multiple Locations NotJustCoffee.com BEST The Freshest Catch (Seafood) KRAZY FISH BAR N GRILL 2501 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.332.1004 KrazyFish.com BEST The Other Wrap (Burrito) PHAT BURRITO 1537 Camden Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.7428 PhatBurrito.com BEST To Die For Desserts AMELIE’S 2424 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.376.1781 AmeliesFrenchBakery.com BEST Traditional Diner THE DIAMOND RESTAURANT 1901 Commonwealth Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.375.8959 DiamondCharlotte.com

54

BEST Vietnamese Cuisine PHO HOA RESTAURANT 3000 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.536.7110 PhoHoa.com BEST Wok On The Wild Side (Chinese) DRAGON FLY 5110 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.527.3868 BEST Your Best Dough (Bagel) OWEN’S BAGEL AND DELI Owen’s Bagel located in South End is Charlotte’s home of the steamed bagel sandwich. Authentic NY bagels, Boar’s Head meat, house-made cream cheeses, local coffee can be found on their menu. 2041 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.5385 OwensBagelAndDeli.com BEST Your Local Lunch Spot FRENCH QUARTER RESTAURANT 321 South Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.377.1715 FrenchQuarterCharlotte.com


TACO

TEQUIL

GOOD TIM

Model: Brooke Butz Makeup + Hair: Angie Cottone | Angie.Cottone@Hotmail.com Clothing; LotusLook.com | Styling: Lotus Boutique Photography: Jim Merrill, JMT Photography | JMTFoto.com Location: Hot Taco, South End Station | HotTaco.com


OS

LA

MES


South End Station @ 200 East Bland Street


“THE BEST OF THE CITY” AWARD WINNER

BURRITOS * BOWLS * TACOS 1500-A West Morehead St. Charlotte, NC 28208 ph: 704.375.6000 | fx: 704.375.6002 www.PicanteMexicanGrill.biz


BEST BARS VOTED BEST BY ELEVATE LIFESTYLE READERS

Voted BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (UPTOWN) 115 East 5th Street | 704.358.9070 ConnollysIrishPub.com

Voted BEST TASTY SIDE DISHES & FAVORITE FOR GROUP OUTINGS 118 West 5th Street | 704.333.7989 DandelionMarketCharlotte.com


Voted BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (SOUTH END) 1933 South Blvd. | 704.343.2727 TyberCreek.com

Voted BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (PLAZA MIDWOOD) & FAVORITE FRIDAY NIGHT PLACE 1531 Central Avenue| 980.224.8234 TheWorksmanFriend.com


Elevate Lifestyle Awards

THE BEST OF THE CITY 2016

BEST Arcade THE BLIND PIG If you’re looking for a bar where you can feel like a big kid again, The Blind Pig is the perfect place for you! As the perfect neighborhood bar in NoDa to hang out with friends, you never have to worry about being bored or back-to-back with someone else. They offer a variety of things to do, with the space to permit for lots of fun! 453 East 36th Street Charlotte | 28205 | 980.819.9942 TheBlindPigNODA.com BEST Bar Crawl of The Year RICH & BENNETT’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY PUB CRAWL Charlotte | 28206 | 704.376.4441 RichAndBennett.com

68


BEST Beer Festival (Indoors) QUEEN CITY BREWERS FEST Charlotte | 704.441.3221 QCBrewFest.com BEST Beer Festival (Outdoors) SOUTH END HOPS FESTIVAL 308 West Carson Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.231.9700 SouthEndHopsFest.com BEST Boat Club CAREFREE BOAT CLUB OF LAKE NORMAN Since being founded in 2002, Carefree Boats’ goal has been to provide their members the highest quality boating experience possible. With 10 members per boat, they strive to give members easy and affordable fun. For more information, you can visit them at their website! 18020 Kings Point Drive Cornelius | 28031 | 704.557.0848 CareFreeBoats.com

BEST Bowling Alley BEST Dining With Entertainment STRIKECITY 210 East Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.9300 StrikeCityCharlotte.com BEST CD Store MANIFEST DISCS & TAPES 6239 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28210 | 704.552.8448 FAVORITE Club DJ DJ JODY JAM, ROXBURY NIGHTCLUB Owner and house DJ of the Roxburry Club, DJ Jody Jam is no new comer to the DJ business. He can get any group excited and hype when he is DJing at the Roxburry! If you don’t believe us, go check him out at the Roxbury Club! 116 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.552.5267 RoxburyNightClub.com

69


BEST Concert Venue That Holds Less Than 400 People THE EVENING MUSE 3227 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.376.3737 EveningMuse.com BEST Concert Venue That Holds More Than 400 People THE FILLMORE 820 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.916.8970 FillmoreCharlotteNC.com BEST Cue And Ball (Pool Hall) SLATE BILLIARDS Located in the same building as Oak Room and All American Pub, Slate Billiards is open seven days a week from 4 P.M. to 2 A.M. Drink specials can be found every day and there are always a lot of special events going on. 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.372.5255 SlateBillard.com

70

BEST Day Tripping BEST Thing In Charlotte To Show Out Of Town Guests US NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte | 28214| 704.391.3900 USNWC.org FAVORITE Designated Driver UBER Uber.com FAVORITE Drive Home Radio Show NIGHTS WITH AJ, KISS 95.1 1520 South Blvd. Suite 300 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369 Kiss951.com


BEST Event On Wheels FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS 100 West Park Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.2227 FoodTruckFridayCharlotte.com BEST Hear Live Jazz BLUE RESTAURANT 206 North College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.927.2583 BlueCharlotte.com FAVORITE Limousine Company ROSE TRANSPORTATION 11325 Nations Ford Road Pineville | 28134 | 704.522.8258 RideRose.com FAVORITE Local Band About To Hit It Big OF GOOD NATURE OfGoodNature.com

FAVORITE Local Female TV Anchor KRISTINE ZELL, WCCB CHARLOTTE’S CW 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com FAVORITE Local Female Vocalist CAM-RANH CamRanhChandler.com FAVORITE Local Male TV Anchor DEREK JAMES, WCCB CHARLOTTE’S CW 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com BEST Local News Station WCCB CHARLOTTE’S CW 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com

72


FAVORITE Local TV Meteorologist KAITLIN CODY, WCCB CHARLOTTE’S CW 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com BEST Local TV Newscast WCCB NEW RISING 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com FAVORITE Local TV Sportscaster KELLI BARTIK, WCCB CHARLOTTE’S CW 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com FAVORITE Midday Radio Show THE VONYETTA SHOW, POWER 98 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 300 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369 Power98FM.com

FAVORITE Morning Radio Show MANEY, ROY & LAUREN, KISS MORNINGS 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 300 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.522.1103 Kiss951.com BEST Movie Theatre STUDIO MOVIE GRILL 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 290 C Charlotte | 28202 | 704.972.1062 StudioMovieGrill.com BEST Neighborhood Festival SOUTH END WINE FEST 308 West Carson Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.231.9700 SouthEndWineFest.com BEST Non Concert Venue to Hear Live Music HOWL AT THE MOON 210 East Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.936.4695 HowlAtTheMoon.com

73


BEST Open Mic Night JACK BEAGLE’S NODA 3213 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.334.5140 JackBeagles.com BEST Party Boat Company LUXURY YACHT CHARTERS Lake Norman | 704.451.7433 CruiseTheLake.com BEST Party Bus Company CLT LIMO BUS Charlotte | 980.213.1512 CltLimoBus.com FAVORITE Party DJ DJ KROM What’s a party without a DJ? DJ Krom is not only Charlotte’s #1 Party DJ, but he is also Kiss 95.1 FM’s DJ. The party isn’t great until you get DJ Krom! IanKrom@Yahoo.com IanKrom.com

BEST Place To Drop A Grand…Fast UPTOWN CABARET 108 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.344.0802 UptownCabaretClubs.com BEST Racing School RICHARD PETTY DRIVING SCHOOL 6022 Victory Lane Concord | 28027 | 800.237.3889 DrivePetty.com FAVORITE Radio Station Personality TANNER IN THE MORNING, WSOC 103.7 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 300 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.319.9369 TheNew1037.com BEST Ritziest Gala to Attend CHARLOTTE HEART BALL 400 East Martin Luther King Blvd Charlotte | 28202 | 704.417.5758 Heart.org

74


CHARLOTTE’S NEWEST DESTINATION FOR DESSERT, COFFEE, ART, WINE, AND MORE! Weekly Wine Tasting on Fridays and Saturday Evenings $15 includes four to five wines | DJ’s and Jazz Bands Event Space Rental - CAN ACCOMADATE up to 170 PEOPLE to Reserve Please Contact Ana | Ana@The GallerySouthEnd.com BREAKFAST | LUNCH | CHEESE PLATES

SUNDAY - MONDAY 11AM-6:30PM TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 8:30AM-8PM FRIDAY 8:30AM-11PM | SATURDAY 10AM-11PM

1320 S. Church Street | 28203 980.299.1968 | The GallerySouthEnd.com 21


BEST Sporting Event CAROLINA PANTHERS 800 South Mint Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.358.7000 Panthers.com FAVORITE Sports Radio Show THE MAC ATTACK WITH CHRIS MCCLAIN & JIM CELANIA, THE FAN 610 AM 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 300 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369 Power98FM.com BEST The Know It All (Place For Trivia) MELLOW MUSHROOM, MYERS PARK 2820 Selwyn Avenue, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28209 | 704.966.7499 MellowMushroom.com

BEST The Last Laugh (Comedy Club) COMEDY ZONE 900 NC Music Factory Boulevard, Ste. 3 Charlotte | 28206 | 980.321.4702 CltComedyZone.com BEST The Place To Pimp Your Ride EUROWISE Eurowise is the best for all your European automotive needs. Their services extended far beyond maintenance oil changes, specializing in performance fabrication. 440 Springbrook Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.559.8100 Eurowise.com BEST Value In Entertainment CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS 324 South Mint Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.274.8300 MiLB.com

76


Elevate Lifestyle Awards

THE BEST OF THE CITY 2016

BEST Accessories Store For Her BEST Boutique For Her BEST Specialty Store BEST That Little Black Dress (Where To Buy It) LOTUS Going on 12 years, Lotus boutique has been a staple in the Charlotte fashion community. They continue to show their passion for fashion through growth and opportunity not just in Charlotte, but also by expanding to the West Coast. Owner Jackie Rodney is currently residing in Northern California and has opened up her second Lotus in Los Gatos, CA.  1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 160 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.335.8884 LotusLook.com

78


BEST Accessories Store For Him BEST Men’s Clothing SILVERFLY 1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 150 Charlotte | 28204 | 980.819.7216 SilverFlyBrands.com BEST Alterations To Fit ANNA’S ALTERATIONS Multiple Locations AnnasAlterationsCharlotte.com BEST Barber Shop For Him CITY BARBERS UPTOWN 100 North Tryon Street, Ste. 275 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.887.9736 CityBarbersAtUptown.com BEST Bath Products LUSH COSMETICS 4400 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.366.5368 LushUSA.com

BEST Below Freezing (Winter Clothing) ALPINE SKI CENTER 1501 East Boulevard AlpineSkiCenter.com BEST Blow Out Bar 1890 BLOW DRY BAR 2850 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte | 28209 | 704.375.7110 1890BlowDryBar.com BEST Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon CRISWELL & CRISWELL PLASTIC SURGERY 4310 Sharon Road, Ste. V02 Charlotte | 28211 | 704.424.5050 CriswellAndCriswell.com BEST Boutique For Her That Opened in 2015 BEST Cutting-Edge Fashion Boutique RITU SELECT 11812 Carolina Place Parkway Pineville | 28134 | 704.910.6940 RituSelects.com

79


BEST Boutique For Him BEST Men’s Casual Friday Clothing BEST Unisex Boutique REVOLUTION CLOTHIERS & CO. 227 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.971.1990 ShopRevolution.com BEST Boutique For Him That Open in 2015 BEST Custom (To You) Clothing BEST Men’s Suits WILLIAM WILSON CLOTHING 1200 South Graham Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.269.8869 WilliamWilsonClothing.com BEST Boutique For The Price VESTIQUE 1532 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.910.6426 Vestique.com BEST Boutique On Wheels CIRCA 360 Charlotte | 305.985.7279 ShopCirca360.com BEST Bridal Boutique LADIES OF LINEAGE 1419 East Boulevard, Ste. E Charlotte | 28203 | 704.547.4208 LadiesOfLineage.com

80

BEST Buy Makeup WOO SKINCARE AND COSMETICS 2900 Selwyn Avenue, Ste. A Charlotte | 28209 | 704.333.0443 WooSkinCareAndCosmetics.com BEST Casual Men’s Clothing BEST Consignment Shop (Men) BEST Juiciest Jean Selection For Him BEST Top If Off (Hat Store) REVOLVE MEN’S CONSIGNMENT STORE 1222 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.817.7845 RevolveCharlotte.com FAVORITE Chicest Local Designer LOUIS MACHICAO, MACHICAO CULTURAL COUTURE LuisMachicao.com BEST Consignment Shop (Women) JT POSH 2400 Park Road, Ste. 2A Charlotte | 28203 | 704.375.1334 JTPosh.com BEST Coolest Kick Selection O1NE 333 West Trade Street, Ste. 1 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.910.4465 O1ne.com


21


BEST Cosmetic Dentist SOUTHEND DENTISTRY Serving South End, Myers Park, and Dilworth, SouthEnd Dentistry strives for excellence. Equipped with some of the best technology and skills, they aim to help give anyone the best oral health and beauty care. You can even book your next appointment online! 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 110 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.335.8266 SouthendSmiles.com BEST Costume Jewelry HAND PICKED Multiple Locations BeHandPicked.com BEST Designer Shades SALLY’S OPTICAL SECRETS 1419 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.342.0123 SallysOptical.com

82

BEST Dressing Up Your Pooch CANINE CAFÉ 125 Remount Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.588.3647 CanineCafe.net BEST Dry Cleaners CLEANER OPTIONS Multiple Locations CleanerOptions.com BEST Everyday Jewelry TOWER PLACE JEWELERS 2600 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.529.5511 BEST Eyebrow Waxing NUE BROWS TO BRAZILIANS + BEAUTE BAR Nue’s takes waxing to another level by catering to the needs of the modern woman and man. The wax associates are professionally trained and provide a convenient solution to an everyday inconvenience. 1315 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.335.0000 NueBrowsToBrazilians.com


BEST Fashion T-Shirt 704SHOP 704Shop.com BEST Facials To Die For BEST Smoothest Skin (Waxing) LE PETIT SPA It is more than just an appointment for waxing, threading, facials, chemicals peels or waxing. It is the chance for you to spend a few moments in a serene setting; all to take care of you for a change. It is the smallest moments that revive the spirit and recapture your glow. 6324 Fairview Road, Ste. 101 Charlotte | 28210 | 980.406.3269 LePetitSpaCharlotte.com BEST First Rate Vintage Clothing BEST Thrift Store BUFFALO EXCHANGE 1521 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.2300 BuffaloExchange.com

BEST Hair Braiding BEST Hair Extensions BEST Hair Salon PLATINUM HAIR BAR 13631 Providence Road Matthews | 28104 | 704.849.8069 PlatinumHairBar.com BEST Hair Color For The Price RAIN BY MELODI 1910 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.778.6392 RainByMelodi.com BEST Hair Salon That Opened In 2015 SEAN ROCCO SALON 1412 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.898.7747 SeanRoccoSalon.com BEST Handbags To Hold SUMMERBIRD 2424 N Davidson Suite 105-A Charlotte | 28203 | 980.613.8395 ShopSummerBirdBoutique.com

83


BEST Jeweler With The Brightest Bling DIAMONDS DIRECT 4521 Sharon Road, Ste. 101 Charlotte | 28211 | 704.532.9041 DiamondsDirect.com BEST Juiciest Jean Selection For Her BLUE HEM 1750 Camden Road Charlotte | 28203 | 980.228.1868 Blue-Hem.com BEST Leisure Loungewear BEST Lingerie Shop IC LONDON A great selection of comfy and sexy sleepwear awaits shoppers at I.C. London. Additionally, an extensive selection of bras including sizes from 30-46 and cup sizes A-M can be found. 4310 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.377.7955 ICLondon.com FAVORITE Local Jewelry Designer KRISTA HANLINE, CELENE STONES CeleneStones@gmail.com CeleneStones.com

BEST Lovely Lashes LALA LASHES LaLa Lashes Eyelash Boutique is a high-end beauty boutique specializing in Xtreme semi-permanent eyelashes extensions. They provide a full variety of Xtreme Lash Extensions, Natural Lash Lift, customized brow shaping, waxing and threading techniques. 841 Baxter Street, Ste. 114 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.366.5274 LalaLashesCarlotte.com FAVORITE Makeup Female Artist ANGIE COTTONE IG@Baybee_Cottone AngieCottone.com FAVORITE Makeup Male Artist SENECA, MAC AT BELK SOUTHPARK IG @SenecaLovesBrazil 803.238.7986

84


Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier waxing lounge, for the modern waxed woman and man.

Where GOING BARE is a necessity!

The Most Comfortable Wax Semi-Permanent Hair Reduction Services Vajazzling & Other Secret Services Brow Shaping & Restoration 3D Eyebrow Embroidery

1315 East Blvd. S160 Charlotte 28203 Located In The Heart Of Dilworth At Latta Pavilion 980. 335.0000 NueBrowsToBrazilians.com nuebrowstobrazilians @nuebeautebar


BEST Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grooming 8 SALON 4310 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.366.0858 BEST Most Relaxing Spa CAROLINA AGE MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE At CAMI, you can count on their staff to provide comprehensive age management by combing the most technologically advanced equipment and techniques, in the most experienced and compassionate hands. 8712 Lindholm Drive, Ste. 302 Huntersville | 28078 | 704.997.6530 CarolinaAgeManagement.com

BEST Nail Salon POLISHED NAIL SALON Polished Nail Salon is committed to delivering services that promote health, wellness, comfort and beauty. Sit back and enjoy a cool beverage while the professionals at Polished pamper you. 2041-F South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.954.0004 IPolished.com BEST Neighborhood Boutique LUXE Angel Boutique 720 Governor Morrison Street, Ste. 160 Charlotte | 28211 | 980.299.0220 LuxeAngelBoutique.com BEST Nightlife Attire PETAL 1315 East Boulevard, Ste. 180 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.817.8871 ShopPetal.com

86


FACIALS WAXING THREADING CHEMICAL PEELS IT IS THE SMALLEST MOMENTS THAT REVIVE THE SPIRIT AND RECAPTURE YOUR GLOW.

“AWARD WINNING SPA”

VOTED BEST WAXER AND FACIAL IN CHARLOTTE 6324 Fairview Road, Suite 101 | Directly Across From SouthPark Mall Charlotte, NC 28210 | 980.406.3269 | lepetitspacharlotte.com Call Now to Schedule Your Appointment

21


BEST Out-Of-The Ordinary Finds FROCK SHOP 901 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.236.4196 FrockShopRevival.com BEST Piercing Studio SADU BODY MODIFICATIONS 1515 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.344.0011 BEST Place To Find Something You Didn’t Know You Needed PAPER SKYSCRAPER 330 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.7130 PaperSkyscraper.com BEST Place to Get Framed (Optician Store) MY EYE DOCTOR Multiple Locations MyEyeDr.com BEST Place To Learn (Beauty School) PAUL MITCHELL THE SCHOOL CHARLOTTE 1516 Elizabeth Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.335.0060 PaulMitchell.edu

88

BEST Pregnant People Need Clothes Too THE MILKY WAY 1419 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.374.9200 AMilkyWay.com BEST Running Shoes RUN FOR YOUR LIFE 901 South Kings Drive Charlotte | 28204 | 704.358.0713 RunForYourLife.com BEST Shoe Lovers Heaven IVY & LEO 6401 Morrison Boulevard, Ste. 13A Charlotte | 28211 | 704.365.3222 IvyAndLeo.com BEST Shoe Repair DEAN’S SHOE REPAIR 2925 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte | 28209 | 704.334.8985 FAVORITE Snippiest Female Stylist ANGELA TYLER, PLATINUM HAIR BAR 13631 Providence Road Matthews | 28104 | 704.849.8069 PlatinumHairBar.com


Village at SouthPark

Next to Crate and Barrel 4310 Sharon Road Charlotte 704.377.7955 21 www.ICLondon.com


FAVORITE Snippiest Male Stylist ACE ESPINOSA, SALON 1226 1226 Central Avenue, Ste. B Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.4021 Salon1226.com BEST Sun Seeking Swimwear E MARTINI FINE LINGERIA & SWIMWEAR 532 Governor Morrison Street Charlotte | 28211 | 704.442.5535 BEST Sure Fire Bet (Place You Can Always Count On) LIPP BOUTIQUE 1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 160 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.370.2440 BEST Tanning Salon (Spray Tan) GLO BODY MOBILE SPRAY TANNING Charlotte | 704.780.2963 GloBodySprayTanning.com

BEST Tanning Salon (Tanning Beds) PALM BEACH TAN 230 East WT Harris Boulevard Charlotte | 28262 | 704.549.8266 PalmBeachTan.com BEST Tattoo Parlor FU’S CUSTOM TATTOO 3200 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.376.4556 FusTattoos.com BEST Women’s Clothing ELSA FINE Charlotte | 704.904.7083 ElsaFine.com BEST Workout Gear LULULEMON 4400 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.336.6538 Lululemon.com

90


21


Elevate Lifestyle Awards

THE BEST OF THE CITY 2016 BEST Alternative Fitness 9 ROUND Multiple Locations 9Round.com FAVORITE Ass Kicking Female Personal Trainer CIERA DELGADO, CHARLOTTE ATHLETIC CLUB 550 South Tryon Street, Ste. 170 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.360.5234 CharlotteAthleticClub.com FAVORITE Ass Kicking Male Personal Trainer FAVORITE Nutritionist/Diet Coach JAY JOHNSON, TEAM MLP Jay Johnson is an award winning personal trainer, fitness model and writer based out of Charlotte, NC. Training for ten years, Jay has bettered the bodies of a wide variety of clientele, from Miss USA pageant contestants, to competitive bodybuilders (bodybuilding/physique/ bikini/ figure), to top strength and endurance athletes. MuscleLabPerformance@gmail.com JayJohnsonMLP.com 92


BEST Barre Class FIRST WIND CYCLING & FITNESS 1930 Camden Road, Ste. 120 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.207.0885 FirstWindCycling.com BEST Bicycle Shop UPTOWN CYCLES 1432 West Morehead Street Charlotte | 28208 | 704.632.7440 UptownCyclesCharlotte.com BEST Biking Trials US NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte | 28214 | 704.391.3900 USNWC.org BEST Boot Camp For Females BEST Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gym CAROLINA SWEAT 11812 Carolina Place Parkway, Ste. B Pineville | 28134 | 704.313.9039 CarolinaSweat.com BEST City Park FREEDOM PARK 1900 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.432.4280 CharMeck.org BEST Disc Golf (Place To Play) SQUIRREL LAKE PARK 1631 Pleasant Plains Road Matthews | 28105 | 704.708.1260

BEST Fitness Center For The Money FITNESS CONNECTION Multiple Locations FitnessConnectionUSA.com BEST Golf Course (Private) QUAIL HOLLOW CLUB 3700 Gleneagles Road Charlotte | 28210 | 704.552.1800 QuailHollowClub.com BEST Golf Course (Public) TEGA CAY GOLF CLUB 15083 Molokai Drive Tega Cay | 29708 | 803.548.3500 TegaCayGolfClub.com FAVORITE Golf Pro CAMI BERHER, TEGA CAY GOLF CLUB 15083 Molokai Drive Tega Cay | 29708 | 803.548.3500 CamiBerher.com BEST Gym With Best Equipment CHARLOTTE ATHLETIC CLUB 101 South Tryon Street, Ste. 200 Charlotte | 28280 | 704.371.5600 550 South Tryon Street, Ste. 170 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.360.5234 CharlotteAthleticClub.com

93


BEST Intramural Sports SPORTSLINK 2131 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Ste. 200 Charlotte | 28273 | 704.499.9160 SportsLinkUS.com BEST Martial Arts MARTIAL ARTS UNIVERSITY 2935 Providence Road, Ste. 205 Charlotte | 28211 | 704.364.1880 MAUChampions.com BEST Off The Ground (Place To Rock Climb) INNER PEAKS 2220 South Tryon Charlotte | 28203 | 980.242.3244 9535 Monroe Road, Ste. 170 Charlotte | 28270 | 704.844.6677 InnerPeaks.com BEST Picture Worth A Thousand Words (Scenic Park) BEST Take A Hike (Hiking Trails) CROWDERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MOUNTAIN 522 Park Office Lane Kings Mountain | 28086 | 704.853.5375 NCParks.gov BEST Pilates Studio INSPIRE PILATES & BEYOND 2205 Park Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.906.5154 IPBFitness.com 94

BEST Place To Jog SUGAR CREEK GREENWAY CharMeck.org BEST Place To Take Dance Lessons OPEN DOOR STUDIOS 1318 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.817.9281 OpenDoorStudios.com BEST Place To Ride The Rapids US NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte | 28214 | 704.391.3900 USNWC.org BEST Soccer Club/Academy (Team Sports) CHARLOTTE SOCCER ACADEMY 901 Sam Newell Road Matthews | 28105 | 704.708.4166 CharlotteSoccerAcademy.com BEST Soccer Facility STRIKERS SOCCER CENTER 11725 Alexandriana Road Huntersville | 28078 | 704.948.6697 StrikersSoccer.com BEST Spa For Body Treatment RE SALON & MEDSPA 1212 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.334.8087 ReSalonAndMedSpa.com


Thank you for supporting us, as we support over 40 local artists! Located in the heart of Plaza Midwood! Local art and merchandise Unique gifts l

l

l

Clothing & accessories

l

l

Home and garden

l

envycharlotte.com | 704.344.8774 1111 Central Ave | Charlotte, NC 28204 GreenEnvy_CLT

GreenWithEnvyCLT

GreenWithEnvyCLT89


BEST Sporting Goods Store DICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SPORTING GOODS Multiple Locations DicksSportingGoods.com BEST Sportsplex MATTHEWS SPORTSPLEX 1505 Tank Town Road Huntersville | 28078 BEST Sweat-Worthy Gym MADABOLIC MADabolic is specifically designed to complement the athletic lifestyle. This philosophy behind their brand and their confidence transfers into their own program is what will continue to distinguish them among a competitive pack. 2610 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 980.949.7263 Madabolic.com BEST Swim Worthy (Best Pool In Town) SILOS SOUTHEND 131 Poindexter Drive Charlotte | 28203 | 877.721.8479 SimpsonPropertyGroup.com

96

BEST That Special Touch Massage URBANA WELLNESS SPA 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road Charlotte | 28226 | 704.543.1700 UrbanaWellnessSpa.com BEST Unique Fitness Center STEPHANIE MCCALL FITNESS AND PERSONAL TRAINING 3122 Fincher Farms Road Matthews | 28105 | 704.661.6967 StephanieMcCallFitness.com BEST Yoga Clothing LULULEMON 4400 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.336.6538 Lululemon.com BEST Yoga Studio CHARLOTTE YOGA 1730 East Woodlawn Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.665.9003 CharlotteYoga.com FAVORITE Zumba Instructor STACY CURRIE, FU ZEN FITNESS Charlotte | 704.361.6048 StacyCurrieFitness.com


21


Elevate Lifestyle Awards

THE BEST OF THE CITY 2016 BEST Advertising Agency LGA, LUQUIRE GEORGE ANDREWS 4201 Congress Street Charlotte | 28209 | 704.552.6565 LGAAdv.com BEST Antique Store SLEEPY POET 4450 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.529.6369 SleepyPoetStuff.com BEST Art Supplies MICHAELS Multiple Locations Michaels.com BEST Auto Body Repair CALIBER COLLISION Multiple Locations CaliberCollision.com BEST Bed & Bath Linens COTTAGE CHIC 105 Cherokee Road Pinehurst | 28374 | 910.691.8380 CottageChicStore.com

98


BEST Beer Brewing Supplies HOUSE OF BREWS 3611 Tryclan Drive Charlotte | 28217 | 980.272.9138 House-Of-Brews.com BEST Business School WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem | 27106 | 336.758.5000 WFU.edu BEST Car Mechanic EUROWISE Eurowise is the best for all your European automotive needs. Their services extended far beyond maintenance oil changes, specializing in performance fabrication. 440 Springbrook Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.559.8100 Eurowise.com BEST Cigar Store OUTLAND CIGARS 4625 Piedmont Row Drive, Ste. 115 Charlotte | 28210 | 704.552.8040 OutlandCigars.com BEST Computer Repair AFFORDABLE COMPUTER REPAIR BY DJ 6110 Carriage Oaks Drive Charlotte | 28262 | 704.598.1080 AffordableComputerRepairByDJ.com BEST Cooking School JOHNSON & WALES CHARLOTTE 801 West Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.598.1000 JWU.edu

BEST Co-working Space In Charlotte C3 LAB 2525 Distribution Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.349.5803 C3-Lab.com BEST Delivery Company POSTMATES Postmates.com BEST Dermatologist CHARLOTTE SKIN & LASER 130 Providence Road, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28207 | 704.333.9113 CharlotteSkinAndLaser.com BEST Do It Yourself (Home Landscaping) LOWEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOME IMPROVEMENT Multiple Locations Lowes.com BEST Dog Supplies PET SUPERMARKET 1408 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.372.4810 6701 East Independence Boulevard Charlotte | 28212 | 704.569.8747 PetSuperMarket.com BEST Electrician ROBY ELECTRIC 2401 West Morehead Street Charlotte | 28208 | 704.334.6447 RobyElectric.com

99


BEST Event Design & Decorations YOU’RE INVITED EVENT PLANNING P.O. Box 16484 Charlotte | 28297 | 704.562.4121 BEST Exotic Florist ELIZABETH HOUSE FLOWERS 1431 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.342.3920 ElizabethHouseFlowers.com BEST Exterminator TRULY NOLEN PEST & TERMITE CONTROL 701 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.910.2936 TrulyNolen.com

BEST Garden Supplies BEST Hardware Store BLACKHAWK HARDWARE 4225 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.2682 9751 Sam Furr Road Huntersville | 28078 | 704.895.9539 BlackhawkHardware.com

BEST Family Law SODOMA LAW 211 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.442.0000 SodomaLaw.com

BEST Hitting The Target (Gun Range) POINT BLANK RANGE Your one stop shop for your entire firearm needs and wants. Point Blank Range has one of the best up to date ranges, offering 15 shooting lanes and trained Range Safety Officers. They provide a comfortable space for all individuals. Their great services are in two locations, for more information, please visit their website. 743 River Highway Mooresville | 28117 | 704.230.0262 10726 Monroe Road Matthews | 28105 | 704.230.0262 PointBlankRange.com

BEST Furniture Store COCOCO HOME 19725 Oak Street Cornelius | 28031 | 704.892.6680 CococoHome.com

BEST Gourmet Cooking Supplies CHEF ALYSSA’S KITCHEN 2104 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.817.7568 ChefAlyssasKitchen.com

BEST Fabric Store FRONT DOOR FABRICS + INTERIOR 9517 Monroe Road Charlotte | 28270 | 704.844.6330 FrontDoorFabrics.com

100

BEST Gallery to Purchase Art BLACKLION 10635 Park Road Charlotte | 28210 | 704.541.1148 Blacklion.com


MATTHEW MEANS, BROKER ASSOCIATE 1920 East 7th Street | Charlotte | NC 704.293.4449 | SavvyAndCompany.com

VOTED BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT

Top producing multimillion dollar agent with over ten years experience. CHARLOTTE NATIVE & Licensed in both NC & SC. Focus on Uptown, South end, SouthPark, NoDa, Dilworth, Lake Norman and surrounding communities. 21


BEST Gynecologist PROVIDENCE OB/GYN 1718 East 4th Street, Ste. 907 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.372.4000 NHProvidenceOBGYN.org BEST Heating And Air Condition Service MORRIS-JENKINS HEATING, VENTILATING & AIR CONDITIONING 1530 Center Park Drive Charlotte | 28217 | 704.731.5557 MorrisJenkins.com FAVORITE Hippest Apartment Building in Ballantyne ROCK CREEK AT BALLANTYNE COMMONS 7810 Spindletop Place Charlotte | 28277 | 704.341.9030 RockCreekBallantyne.com FAVORITE Hippest Apartment Building In Plaza Midwood ELIZABETH SQUARE 730 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte | 28204 | 704.375.3033 ElizabethSquare.com FAVORITE Hippest Apartment Building In South End DISTRICT FLATS 1449 South Church Street Charlotte | 28203 | 844.326.3716 DistrictFlats.com

102

FAVORITE Hippest Apartment Building In SouthPark CIELO APARTMENTS 4943 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.8110 CieloCharlotte.com FAVORITE Hippest Apartment Building In University MILLENNIUM ONE 1721 Thomas Combs Drive Charlotte | 28262 | 980.224.3350 M1Apartments.com FAVORITE Hippest Apartment Building In Uptown THE VUE 215 North Pine Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.374.0089 VueCharlotte.com BEST Home Accessory Store MAGNOLIA EMPORIUM 307 Lincoln Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.248.6808 MagnoliaEmporium.com


BEST Host/Hostess Gifts GREEN WITH ENVY If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for perfect gifts for friends and family, look no further than Green with Envy! They are located in Elizabeth at the edge of Plaza Midwood. Green With Envy provides customers with the best variety of gift options for any occasion and every personality. 1111 Central Avenue, Ste. 200 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.344.8774 EnvyCharlotte.com BEST Independent Book Store PARK ROAD BOOKS 4139 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.9239 ParkRoadBooks.com BEST Innovative Company (Service) BEST Place To Work (Less Than 100 Employees) BREWPUBLIK 1000 NC Music Factory Charlotte | 28203 | 980.277.1507 BrewPublik.com BEST Investment Firm EPIC CAPITAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT 6135 Park South Drive, Ste. 130 Charlotte | 28210 | 704.552.5200 EpicCapital.com BEST Knick Knacks (Unique Gift Store) HANDPICKED Multiple Locations BeHandPicked.com

BEST Knitting Classes CHARLOTTE YARN 1235 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.373.7442 CharlotteYarn.com BEST Lighting Store MODERN LIGHTING DESIGN STORE 1315 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.0109 ModernLightingDesign.com FAVORITE Local Lifestyle Blog QUEEN CITY CHIC QueenCityChic.wordpress.com BEST Matchmaking Service MATCH.COM Match.com BEST Mortgage Lender FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION 7935 Counsil Place, Ste. 101 Matthews | 28105 | 704.261.1005 YesICanWithDan.com BEST No Tobacco Here (Smoke Shop) LA VAPORS ELITE SMOKE SHOP 321 South Polk Street, Ste. 2E Pineville | 28134 | 704.999.2311 LavaporsClt.com

103


BEST Not Your Daddy’s Ride (Automobile Dealership) METROLINA AUTO GROUP 6010 Kenley Lane Charlotte | 28210 | 704.705.2570 MetrolinaAutoGroup.com BEST Park For Man’s Best Friend REEDY CREEK DOG PARK 2900 Rocky River Road Charlotte | 28215 | 704.598.8857 CharMeck.org BEST Pet Grooming CANINE CAFÉ 125 Remount Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.588.3674 CanineCafe.net BEST Pearly Whites (Dentist) SKYVIEW DENTISTRY Sky’s the limit for Skyview Dentistry. At Skyview they believe in the customer’s comfort and provide a relaxing and refreshing experience. As this years’ best Dentist they don’t fall short of anything but that! Epicentre 210 East Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.632.7700 SkyviewDentistryCharlotte.com BEST Place To Work (More Than 100 Employees) RED VENTURES 1101 Red Ventures Drive Fort Mill | 29709 | 704.971.2300 RedVentures.com

BEST Public Relations Or Marketing Firm BLACK WEDNESDAY SOCIAL CO. 1000 NC Music Factory Charlotte | 28203 | 704.344.5817 BlackWednesdaySocial.com BEST Real Estate Agency THE MCDEVITT AGENCY When looking to move, it can become somewhat difficult to find your perfect new home, so the brokers at The McDevitt Agency are always available to help. They are the best Real-Estate Agency in Charlotte and will always accommodate their new and old clients with the best care. 237 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.2475 TheMcDevittAgency.com FAVORITE Real Estate Agent (Female) JULIE TACHE, HOMES WITH CACHET With great experience as a Charlotte Realtor, Julie helps both buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. She has extensive knowledge of each of the communities located in and around charlotte, and she will work tirelessly on your behalf to make your next home selling experience a pleasant and successful one. Charlotte | 28226 | 704.236.7536 HomesWithCachet.com


FAVORITE Real Estate Agent (Male) MATTHEW MEANS, SAAVY + CO REAL ESTATE Matthew is a Charlotte native, he has over ten years experience and is a top producing multimillion dollar agent. He is licensed in both NC and SC, and focuses on Uptown, South end, SouthPark, NoDa, Dilworth, Lake Norman and the surrounding communities.. 1920 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.293.4449 SaavyAndCompany.com

BEST The Flyest Travel Agency IMAGINE TRAVEL, STEFANI HASTY, TRAVEL AGENT AND LEISURE CONSULTANT Charlotte | 704.936.6291 Stefani@ImagineTravelVacations.com

BEST Real Estate Law Firm THE MILLER-HOGE LAW FIRM 1130 Harding Place Charlotte | 28204 | 704.307.4330 M-HLaw.com

FAVORITE The One Who Takes Care Of It All (Concierge) DEE WILLBEE, SKYHOUSE UPTOWN APARTMENTS 640 North Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.448.1033 SkyhouseUptown.com

BEST Running Wild (Doggie Day Care) CLUB FETCH 2426 Dunavant Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.299.0019 ClubFetch.com

BEST Total Eye Care (Optometrist) MY EYE DOCTOR MyEyeDr.com

BEST Stationery Store THE BUTTERCUP 343 Providence Road Charlotte | 28207 | 704.333.0544 ButtercupCharlotte.net BEST Staying Mobile (App) YELP Yelp.com

106

BEST The Big Splash (Pool In Charlotte) SILOS SOUTHEND 131 Poindexter Drive Charlotte | 28203 | 866.608.2479 SimpsonPropertyGroup.com

BEST Traditional Home Stores COTSWOLD MARKETPLACE 200 North Sharon Amity Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.365.3331 CotswoldMarketPlace.com BEST Unclogging The Drain (Plumber) BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PLUMBING 8619 Crump Road, Ste. 2 Charlotte | 28273 | 704.461.1700 BenfranklinPlumbingCharlotte.com


A LUXURIOUS, RELAXING, AND TECH-SAVVY APPROACH TO DENTISTRY.

LIGHT UP the WORLD WITH YOUR SMILE

We are proud to offer ANESTHESIA-FREE and virtually PAIN FREE dental procedures with the Solea Dental Laser. No Drill | No Needles | | No Jarring Noises No Soreness Multiple Procedures Done In One Appointment! 

SkyViewDentistryCharlotte.com 704.632.7700 210 East Trade Street, Ste. E484 Charlotte 28202 FREE PARKING AVAILABLE

105


BEST Used Book Store THE LAST WORD 5744 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28213 | 704.966.9673 TheLastWordCharlotte.com BEST Vape Shop KURE SOCIETY Vaping has become a lifestyle as of recently and Kure Society is the best vape shop to visit for every vapers needs and wants. Kure Society prides themselves on being the first true vaporium and vapor lounge, serving customers with the best products. With a warm, relaxing atmosphere, an extensive selection of products, they are this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Vape Shop! Multiple Locations KureSociety.com BEST Walk The Dog (Dog Walker) LIL FRIENDS PET SITTING Charlotte | 704.340.8102 LittleFriendsPetSitting.com BEST Wax Job (Car Wash) AUTOBELL CAR WASH 1521 East Third Street Charlotte | 28204 | 800.582.8096 AutoBell.com

108

BEST Wedding Designer NY BRIDE & GROOM 4618 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.529.6400 NYBride.com BEST Wedding Planner AT THE HEELS WEDDINGS & EVENTS 136 East 36th Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.644.8006 AtTheHeels.com FAVORITE Wedding Registry JOHN DABBS, LTD. 759 Providence Road Charlotte | 28207 | 704.334.5040 JohnDabbsLtd.com BEST Where To Say I Do (Beside A Church) ROOF WITH A VIEW 800 West Hill Street, Ste. 104 Charlotte | 28208 | 704.634.2416 RoofWithAView.com


80’s & 90’s Nightlife

VOTED

Best Dance Club Best Staff Service Best Girls Night Out Best Club DJ

TWO LEVELS / FOUR BARS / RETRO ARCADE / COURTYARD PATIO roxburynightclub.com

704.375.8090

facebook.com/roxburynightclubuptown


Elevate Lifestyle Awards

THE BEST OF THE CITY 2016 BEST 20% OR MORE (BEST SERVICE) BEST Bachelorette Party (The Place To Be) BEST Club For Music BEST Girl’s Night Out ROXBURY NIGHTCLUB Roxbury is the Queen City’s 80s & 90s nightlife head quarters. With two levels, beautiful heated patio, retro game room, VIP room with pool table with an awesome atmosphere, there’s no room for boredom when you go out for a night at Roxbury! 116 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.374.1982 RoxburyNightClub.com BEST After Hours Hot Spot THE MEN’S CLUB OF CHARLOTTE 444 Tyvola Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.525.8525 MensClub.com BEST After-Dinner Drinks 5CHURCH 127 North Tryon Street, Ste. 8 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.919.1322 5Church.com 110


BEST Around The World (Place With International Vibe) BEST Place To Dance Your Booty Off OAK ROOM Oak Room, located next to All American Pub, in the heart of vibrant South End, has convenient access to the light rail. Music, dancing, VIP treatment and cocktails are waiting for all! 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.975.4472 OakRoomClt.com

BEST Bar That Opened in 2015 BEST Largest Selection Of Draft Beer THE BRASS TAP CRAFT BEER BAR 1440 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.817.7010 BrasstapBeerBar.com

BEST Bachelor Party (The Place To Be) BEST On The Pole (Strip Club) UPTOWN CABARET 108 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.344.0802 UptownCabaretClubs.com

BEST Bar To Feed Your Inner Child FAVORITE Monday Night Place THE BLIND PIG (NODA) If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a bar where you can feel like a big kid again, The Blind Pig is the perfect place for you! As the perfect neighborhood bar in NoDa to hang out with friends, you never have to worry about being bored or back-to-back with someone else. 453 East 36th Street Charlotte | 28205 | 980.819.9942 TheBlindPigNODA.com

BEST Bar In The Burbs BEST Cougar Bar BRADSHAW SOCIAL HOUSE 8440 Rea Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.543.7351 BradshawSocialHouse.com

BEST Bar To Meet Singles BEST Riding The Bull (Country Saloon) WHISKEY RIVER 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 208E Charlotte | 28202 | 704.749.1097 TheWhiskyRiver.com

111


BEST Beer Bar CRAFT TASTING ROOM AND GROWLER SHOP Looking for some specialty craft beers? Then look no further than Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop! They have about 40 – 50 beers on tap, and close to 100 beers offered to go. For this phenomenal reason, they are this years’ Best Beer Bar! 1320 South Church Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.207.3716 CraftGrowlerShop.com BEST Bottle Shop GOOD BOTTLE CO. 125 Remount Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.527.1003 GoodBottleCo.com FAVORITE Brew Master TODD FRANKLIN, SUGAR CREEK BREWERY 215 Southside Drive Charlotte | 28217 | 704.521.3333 SugarCreekBrewing.com BEST Brewery That Opened In 2015 WOODEN ROBOT BREWERY 1440 South Tryon Street, Ste. 110 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.819.7875 WoodenRobotBrewery.com

112

BEST Club That Opened In 2015 BEST Dance Club That Opened In 2015 BOOTLEGGER’S SALON AND DANCE HALL 820 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 980.938.6554 BootleggersNC.com BEST Club With Most Attractive Crowd BEST Nightspot For Celebrities BEST VIP Lounge LABEL CHARLOTTE 900 NC Music Factory Boulevard, Ste. B6 Charlotte | 28206 | 704.910.0526 Label-House.com BEST College Hangout ANGRY ALES 1518 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.3663 AngryAles.com BEST Country Music Bar COYOTE JOE’S 4621 Wilkinson Boulevard Charlotte | 28208 | 704.399.4946 Coyote-Joes.com BEST Craft Cocktail Central PUNCH ROOM, THE RITZ-CARLTON 201 East Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.547.2244 RitzCarlton.com


VOTEDVOTED BEST OF THE CITY BY ELEVATE LIFESTYLE READERS BEST OF THE CITY BEST MONDAY NIGHTREADERS PLACE BY ELEVATE LIFESTYLE BEST BAR TO FEED YOUR INNER CHILD BEST ARCADE

CHARLOTTE CRAFT BEER SPECIALS EVERYDAY DJ EVERY FRIDAY/SATURDAY NIGHT - NEVER A COVER 7 FLAT CHARLOTTE CRAFT BEER SCREEN SPECIALSTV’S EVERYDAY DJ EVERY FRIDAY /SAT 5PM URDAY N I GHT MONDAY - FRIDAY - 2AM NEVER A COVER | 7 FLAT SCREE N TV ’S SATURDAY & SUNDAY NOON - 2AM

Monday - Friday 5pm - 2am | S aturday & S unday Noon - 2am

453 EAST 36TH ST., CHARLOTTE 28205 453 E ast S t., Charlotte 28205 ST. CORNER OF 36th N. DAVIDSON AND E.36TH Corner Of N. Davidson and E .36th S t. THEBLINDPIGNODA.COM | 980.819.9942

TheBlindPigNoDa.com 980.819.9942 21


BEST Day Drinking Spot ED’S TAVERN 2200 Park Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.335.0033 EdsTavern.com

FAVORITE Brewery In Lake Norman D9 BREWING COMPANY 11138 Treynorth Drive Cornelius | 28031 | 704.457.9368 D9Brewing.com

BEST Dive Bar JEFF’S BUCKET SHOP 1601 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.0425 JeffsBucketShop.com

FAVORITE Brewery In NoDa NODA BREWERY 2921 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.900.6851 NODABrewing.com

FAVORITE Brewery In Mecklenburg County TRIPLE C BREWERY 2900 Griffith Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.372.3212 TriplecBrewing.com

FAVORITE Brewery In Plaza Midwood LEGION BREWING 1906 Commonwealth Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 844.467.5683 LegionBrewing.com

FAVORITE Brewery In Cabarrus County HIGH BRANCH BREWERY CO. 325 McGill Avenue NW, Ste. 148 Concord | 28027 | 704.706.3807 HighBranchBrewing.com FAVORITE Brewery In Gaston County RIVERMEN BREWING COMPANY 1500 River Drive Belmont | 28012 | 704.363.4698 RivermenBrewingCompany.com

114

FAVORITE Brewery In South End BEST Just Visiting (Place To Take Your Out Of Town Friends) BEST The Scene (Place To See All Your Friends) SYCAMORE BREWING 2161 Hawkins Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.910.3821 SycamoreBrew.com FAVORITE Brand Of Beer FAVORITE Light Beer BUD LIGHT BudLight.com


FAVORITE Hefeweizen Beer HORNETS NEST, OLDE MECKLENBURG BREWERY FAVORITE Import Beer CORONA LIGHT CoronaUSA.com

FAVORITE Stout Beer MEXICALI STOUT, BIRDSONG BREWERY FAVORITE Weiss Beer RASPBERRY WHITE, SUGAR CREEK BREWING FAVORITE Cidery RED CLAY CIDER WORKS 245 Clanton Road Charlotte | 28217 | 980.498.0676 RedClayHardCider.com

FAVORITE IPA Beer BABY MAKER, TRIPLE C BREWING FAVORITE Lager Beer COPPER, OLDE MECKLENBURG BREWERY FAVORITE Local Distillery MUDDY RIVER DISTILLERY FAVORITE Pale Ale 1500 River Drive, Ste. 100 JAM SESSION, NODA BREWING COMPANY Belmont | 28012 | 336.516.4190 MuddyRiverDistillery.com FAVORITE Pilsner CAPTAIN JACK, FAVORITE Bourbon OLDE MECKLENBURG BREWERY JACK DANIELS JackDaniels.com FAVORITE Porter Beer COCO LOCO, NODA BREWING COMPANY FAVORITE Rum KRAKEN FAVORITE Red Ale Beer KrakenRum.com SAY IT IN MY FACE RED IPA, BIRDSONG BREWERY FAVORITE Shot FIREBALL FAVORITE Sour Beer FireBallWhisky.com VIKING FRAOCH SCOTTISH SOUR, D9 BREWING FAVORITE Tequila PATRON PatronTequila.com


FAVORITE Vodka TITO’S VODKA TitosVodka.com FAVORITE Whiskey WILD TURKEY AMERICAN HONEY AmericanHoney.com BEST First Date Night To Hang BEST In Crowd Bar MORTIMORES CAFE AND PUB Working to Preserve Old Fashioned Service. Since opening their doors in 2010, Mortimer’s has become Uptown Charlotte’s neighborhood bar. 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 148C Charlotte | 28202 | 704.688.0366 MortimersPub.com BEST Get The Night Started BEST Guy’s Night Out VBGB BEER HALL & GARDEN At this Charlotte Beer Hall and Garden/ Restaurant there are over 30 craft and imported beers on draft, full bar and amazing food. When the sun is warm and the breeze is sweet is perfect time to enjoy Charlotte’s largest patio. 920 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.333.4111 VBGBUptown.com

116

BEST Happy Hour/Drink Specials PECULIAR RABBIT Priding themselves on being a farm-tofork gastropub is not the only thing that The Peculiar Rabbit has going for them. An amazing view of Uptown Charlotte compliments the fresh food and adds to the whole breathtakingly fresh atmosphere! 1212 Pecan Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.333.9197 TheRabbitSpot.com BEST Hipster Bar THIRSTY BEAVER 1225 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.332.3612 BEST Hookah Lounge BEST Magical Martini Menu CRAVE THE DESSERT BAR 500 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.335.0588 CraveDessertBar.com BEST Hostess With The Most (Place To Have A Party) ENSO ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI BAR 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 108A Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.3676 EnsoCharlotte.com


N E D R A G & L L A H R E E B B VBG NIGHT OUT, VOTED BEST GUYS BIANCE, MOST INVITING AM GHT STARTED & BEST GET THE NI

s in America - 2015 : Top 22 Beer Garden Time Out New York list utology.com - 2015 Sco Bars in the NC” by 2015 Voted in the “Top 17 rlotte - Thrillist.com Cha in s Bar ial ent - 2014 The 14 Most Ess ntry” by Thrillist.com Cou the in s den Gar ards “21 of the Best Beer gazine, 2012 BOB Aw Ma te rlot Cha by ” rch 2012 Voted “Best New Bar by Delish Magazine, Ma r Gardens in the US” ts opened in 2012 Selected “9 Coolest Bee ran tau Res w Ne t CBS Charlotte: The Bes Loafing - 2013 urant Patio” Creative Voted “Best Bar/Resta Loafing - 2013 e ativ Cre e” Dat t a Firs Voted “Best Place for

Behind The Music Factory 920 Hamilton St. CLT VBGBuptown.com 704.333.4111 21


BEST Hotel Bar WXY Z, ALOFT EPICENTRE 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 500C Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.1999 AloftCharlotteUptown.com BEST Jazz Club DOUBLE DOOR INN 1218 Charlottetowne Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.376.1446 DoubleDoorInn.com BEST Karaoke HOWL AT THE MOON 210 East Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.936.4695 HowlAtTheMoon.com BEST Largest Selection Of Bottled Beer (Establishment) MACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SPEED SHOP Multiple Locations MacSpeedShop.com BEST Largest Selection Of Bottled Beer (Retail) BULLDOG BEER & WINE SOUTH END 1434 Winnifred Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.910.3267 2447 Park Road Charlotte | 28203 | 980.335.0492 BulldogBeerAndWine.com

118

BEST Largest Selection Of Cocktails FAHRENHEIT 222 South Caldwell Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.237.6718 ChefRoccoWhalen.com BEST LGBT Nightspot CATHODE AZURE CLUB 1820 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.823.6066 CathodeAzure.com BEST Lounge Lizard BLUE OLIVE LOUNGE 14021 Conlan Circle Charlotte | 28277 | 980.833.1841 BEST Margarita Menu VIDA VIDA 210 East Trade Street, Ste.104A Charlotte | 28202 | 704.971.8432 TheVidaVida.com BEST Mixologist STEFAN HUEBNER, HEIST BREWERY 2909 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.375.8260 HeistBrewery.com BEST Most Smoke Worthy (Cigar Lounge) TINDER BOX CIGARS 4400 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.366.5164 TinderBoxCigars.com


FAVORITE Neighborhood Bar (Ballantyne) HICKORY TAVERN 12210 Copper Way, Ste. 212 Charlotte | 28277 | 702.95.9009 TheHickoryTavern.com FAVORITE Neighborhood Bar (Dilworth) BAKERSFIELD TACOS TEQUILA WHISKEY Serving up authentic, Mexican street fare, and selection of over 100 tequilas and American Whiskeys, Bakersfield is a spot where the food is simple, the service is warm and the atmosphere is alive. 1301 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.938.8565 BakersfieldTacos.com FAVORITE Neighborhood Bar (Lake Norman) RUSTY RUDDER 20210 Henderson Road Cornelius | 28031 | 704.892.9195 LakeNorman.TheRustyRudder.net FAVORITE Neighborhood Bar (Matthews) KRISTOPHERS SPORTS BAR & RESTAURANT 250 North Trade Street Matthews | 28105 | 704.845.6200 Kristophers.com

FAVORITE Neighborhood Bar (Myers Park) BEST Bloody Mary Bar BRAZWELL’S PREMIUM PUB Brazwell’s was named in loving memory of William Braswell, “Braz”, as he was known. He lived everyday to the fullest, surrounded by good friends while enjoying life and toasting each other’s blessings. They hope that you can enjoy moments like the “Braz” did at Brazwell’s Premium Pub! 1627 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.523.3500 11318 North Community House Rd Charlotte | 28277 | 704. 817.5554 BrazwellsPub.com FAVORITE Neighborhood Bar (NoDa) BEST Splash Of Orange Juice (Mimosa) HEIST BREWERY 2909 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.375.8260 HeistBrewery.com

119


FAVORITE Neighborhood Bar (Plaza Midwood) FAVORITE Friday Night Place THE WORKMAN’S FRIEND Located in Plaza Midwood, this years’ Favorite Friday Night Place and Neighborhood Bar is none other than The Workman’s Friend. They provide a warm atmosphere that depicts the feeling of Ireland. Nothing beats having a great Irish neighborhood bar! 1531 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.224.8234 TheWorkmansFriend.com FAVORITE Neighborhood Bar (South End) TYBER CREEK PUB Serving Charlotte since 1999, Tyber Creek has becomes the favorite neighborhood bar in South End. This great pub offers an authentic Irish Pub feel and continues to provide a great time for all! 1933 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.343.2727 TyberCreek.com

120

FAVORITE Neighborhood Bar (SouthPark) TREEHOUSE WHISKEY & FORK With their whimsical atmosphere will take you back to your childhood. Rustic cedar walls, vintage tables, and reclaimed wood from Kentucky whiskey cellars offer a warm environment. 4423 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 980.207.0949 Treehouse-Restaurant.com FAVORITE Neighborhood Bar (University) THE PRESS BOX BAR & GRILL 9606 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28262 | 704.717.2727 ThePressBoxNC.com FAVORITE Neighborhood Bar (Uptown) CONNOLLY’S ON 5TH If you’re looking for a traditional bar with modern fun, then look no further than Connolly’s on Fifth. The vast outdoor patio is ready for you to come and enjoy great conversation with great people. 115 East 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.358.9070 ConnollysIrishPub.com


TULLAMOREDEW.com


BEST Nightlife Photographer RAW PHOTAGE 980.474.8832 ReliveTheNight.com BEST Out Of The Way For A Drink T-BONES ON THE LAKE 3990 Charlotte Highway Lake Wylie | 29710 | 803.831.0170 TBonesonTheLake.com BEST Party Of The Year 2015 RICH & BENNETT HALLOWEEN BAR CRAWL Charlotte | 28202 | 704.376.4441 RichAndBennett.com BEST Place To Channel Your Inner Zen ISTANBUL HOOKAH 138 Brevard Court Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.5175 HookahIstanbul.com BEST Private Club BUBBLE 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 200A Charlotte | 28202 | 704.733.942 BubbleCharlotte.com FAVORITE S.I.N. Night SIP 200 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.334.3315 SIPCharlotte.com

BEST Salt Or No Salt (Margarita) HOT TACO South Endâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest restaurant and social scene is here: Hot Taco! Serving traditional Mexican cuisine, mouthwatering margaritas, and vibrant atmosphere! 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.8226 HotTaco.com FAVORITE Saturday Night Place BLACKFINN AMERIPUB 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 120B Charlotte | 28202 | 704.971.4440 BlackfinnAmeripub.com FAVORITE Sports Bar (Ballantyne) FAVORITE Sports Bar (University) HICKORY TAVERN 12210 Copper Way, Ste. 212 Charlotte | 28277 | 704.295.9009 9010 Harris Corners Parkway Charlotte | 28269 | 704.921.4466 TheHickoryTavern.com


FAVORITE Sports Bar (Dilworth) DILWORTH NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL What started as an idea for a small family restaurant /bar quickly became a hot gathering spot for all things Charlotte. Their unique space allows them to host multiple, large events in addition to everyday lunch and dinner hours. 911 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.377.3808 NeighborhoodGrille.com FAVORITE Sports Bar (Lake Norman) LAKE NORMAN TAVERN 1468 Brawley School Road Mooresville | 28117 | 704.799.1214 LKNTavern.com FAVORITE Sports Bar (Matthews) KRISTOPHERS SPORTS BAR & RESTAURANT 250 North Trade Street Matthews | 28105 | 704.845.6200 Kristophers.com FAVORITE Sports Bar (Myers Park) BRAZWELL’S PREMIUM PUB 1627 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.523.3500 BrazwellsPub.com

FAVORITE Sports Bar (NoDa) SOLSTICE TAVERN 3221 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.342.2556 SolsticeTavern.com FAVORITE Sports Bar (Plaza Midwood) WHISKEY WAREHOUSE 1221 The Plaza Charlotte | 28205 | 704.334.7005 WhiskeyWarehouse.com FAVORITE Sports Bar (South End) BEST Big Screen Sports Bar ALL AMERICAN PUB This pub takes traditional bar food to new level by integrating the freshest ingredients into classical southern fare. They are open for lunch, dinner, late night, and features one of the area’s best Sunday brunch menus. 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.370.2000 AllAmericanPubClt.com FAVORITE Sports Bar (SouthPark) FAVORITE Thursday Night Place RUSTY BUCKET 4810 Ashley Park Lane Charlotte | 28210 | 704.643.8535 MyRustyBucket.com

123


FAVORITE Sports Bar (Uptown) STRIKECITY 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 164D Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.9300 StrikeCityCharlotte.com FAVORITE Sunday Night Place CRAVE DESSERT BAR 500 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.335.0588 CraveDessertBar.com BEST The Hangover Cure HYDRATE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL HYDRATION CLINIC 228 East Boulevard, Ste. 200 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.352.0042 HydrateMedical.com FAVORITE Tuesday Night Place SELWYN PUB 2801 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte | 28209 | 704.333.3443 BEST Ultimate Wine List VINTNER WINE MARKET 8128 Providence Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.543.9909 VintnerWineMarketnc.com BEST Uptown Bar FITZGERALD’S IRISH PUB Fitzgerald’s, located in Uptown Charlotte, is lively and festive at anytime of the day, Fitzgerald’s is the ideal place to gather with friends or meet new people. 201 East 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.900.8088 FitzgeraldsCharlotte.com

FAVORITE Wednesday Night Place SUITE, LEVEL WEDNESDAY 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 300A Charlotte | 28202 | 704.971.7878 SuiteCharlotte.com BEST Wine Bar That Opened In 2015 FAVORITE Wine Night Out To Save A Buck (Dilworth) FOXCROFT WINE COMPANY 1235 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.602.2133 FoxcroftWine.com FAVORITE Wine Night Out To Save A Buck (Ballantyne) 131 MAIN RESTAURANT 9886 Rea Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.544.0131 131-Main.com FAVORITE Wine Night Out To Save A Buck (Lake Norman) THE CORKSCREW WINE BAR 16916 Birkdale Commons Parkway Huntersville | 28078 | 704.987.0011 TheScrewCrew.com FAVORITE Wine Night Out To Save A Buck (Matthews) GRAPES WINE BAR 10530 Northeast Parkway Matthews | 28105 | 704.845.0524 GrapesWineBar.net


A RISK SOLUTIONS INCORPORATED COMPANY

WE ARE A TEAM OF INSURANCE VETERANS THAT SHARE A PASSION FOR GOOD BEER. HEADQUARTERED IN CHARLOTTE, NC, WE SUPPORT BREWERIES IN CALIFORNIA AND THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES. SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDE BUSINESS PLANNING, INSURANCE PLACEMENTS AND INNOVATIVE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SERVICES. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE, MEET US AT AN UPCOMING BREW FEST OR JUST CALL US AT (844) 565-7475. WWW.AMERICANBREWERYINSURANCE.COM

21


FAVORITE Wine Night Out To Save A Buck (Myers Park) LEROY FOX They offer a contemporary southerninspired dining experience. Serving up foxing Fried Chicken, giant salads, over 19 different sandwiches, and foxing cocktails that will make your tummy tingle. 705 South Sharon Amity Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.366.3232 LeroyFox.com

FAVORITE Wine Night Out To Save A Buck (SouthPark) CORKBUZZ RESTAURANT & WINE BAR 4905 Ashley Park Lane Charlotte | 28210 | 704.625.1328 CharlotteCorkBuzz.com

FAVORITE Wine Night Out To Save A Buck (NoDa) REVOLUTION ALE HOUSE 228 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.333.4440 RevolutionAleHouse.com

FAVORITE Wine Night Out To Save A Buck (University) THE WINE VAULT 9009 JM Keynes Drive Charlotte | 28262 | 704.548.9463 HeadWino.com

FAVORITE Wine Night Out To Save A Buck (Plaza Midwood) TWENTY-TWO 1500 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.334.0122

FAVORITE Wine Night Out To Save A Buck (Uptown) WOODEN VINE BISTRO & WINE 231 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.376.8463 TheWoodenVine.com

FAVORITE Wine Night Out To Save A Buck (South End) THE GALLERY SOUTH END If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a nice place to view art, eat food and have a nice glass of wine, then the Gallery at South End is the spot for you! They are the perfect place to hold your special occasion! 1320 South Church Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.299.1968 TheGallerySouthEnd.com

BEST Winery In North Carolina TREEHOUSE VINEYARDS 301 Bay Street Monroe | 28112 | 704.283.4208 TreehouseVineyards.com


Enjoy

MORE.

16oz Cans coming this Spring

SouthSlope

Biltmore Village 63 Brook Street Asheville, NC 28803

212 Green Street Morganton, NC 28655

828-552-3934

828-424-7290

828-430-6883

32 Banks Ave Asheville, NC 28801

CatawbaBrewing.com Š2016 Catawba Brewering Co.

Morganton

125


VOTED CHARLOTTE’S

DJ PARTY #1

704-989-3320

AVAILABLE FOR NIGHTCLUB BOOKINGS AND LIMITED PRIVATE EVENTS.


PLAY WEEKDAYS AT 7:38AM TRY AND TAKE DOWN THE POP PRINCESS!!!

Apr2016  

I want to thank the thousands of people who voted for their choices in the 2016 Elevate Lifestyle Awards “THE BEST OF THE CITY” online votin...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you