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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 join us on Thursday, April 13 at SLATE Billiards (South End Station) as we are “Celebrating 10 Years” for the Elevate Lifestyle Awards, the festivities will begin at 5:30 pm and continue until 9:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, go to claim your free tickets go to FreshTix.com/events/ela For all those who do, you will be entered in our raffle for some great prizes and gift cards. You will also be able to enjoy some great entertainment, live music from Blue Monday, silent auction, a raffle. There will also be hors d’oeuvres from of Charlotte BEST restaurants, and samples from the area’s BEST breweries, distillers, and cideries.

publisher’s note I want to thank the thousands of people who voted for their choices in the 2017 Elevate Lifestyle Awards “THE BEST OF THE CITY” online voting poll at ElevateLifestyle.com. The voting began on December 1, 2016 and ended January 15, 2017. We will be presenting over 500 winners in the following seven categories: culture, dining, entertainment, fashion, fitness, lifestyle and nightlife in this issue.

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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 Steve@ElevateLifestyle.com


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BEST ANTIQUE/VINTAGE STORE SLEEPY POET ANTIQUE MALL 4450 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.529.6369 SleepyPoetStuff.com

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FAVORITE ART EXHIBIT OF 2016 2016 ART EXHIBIT & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, STEFAN DUNCAN Charlotte Council-Garden Clubs 1820 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.375.4373 StefanDuncan.com


BEST FILM SERIES RETRO HORROR FILMS AYRSLEY GRAND CINEMAS 9110 Kings Parade Boulevard Charlotte | 28273 | 980.297.7540 AyrsleyCinemas.com FAVORITE ARTIST OWNED GALLERY GALLERY TWENTY-TWO 1500 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.498.7625 Facebook.com/GalleryTwentyTwoCLT FAVORITE BIG SHOT PHOTOGRAPHER NICOLE DAW, KLYX PHOTOGRAPHY Charlotte | 28277 | 980.237.8938 KLXYPhotography.com BEST CHARITY EVENT IN 2016 24 HOURS OF BOOTY 801 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.365.4417 24HoursOfBooty.org BEST CREATIVE GATHERING IN 2016 CREATIVE MORNING CHARLOTTE 2307 Wilkinson Boulevard Charlotte | 28208 | 704.344.9242 CharlotteIsCreative.com BEST CULTURAL EVENT OR FESTIVAL IN 2016 CHARLOTTE FILM FESTIVAL 9110 Kings Parade Boulevard Charlotte | 28273 | 980.297.7540 CharlotteFilmFestival.org

BEST FUNEST OUTDOOR EVENT QUEEN’S CUP STEEPLECHASE As one of the top 6 sporting events in the region, the Queen’s Cup is the premiere, most anticipated social and sporting event on the Southeast’s calendar. No event in the Charlotte region gives you the experience you get at The Queen’s Cup. 6103 Waxhaw Highway Mineral Springs | 28108 I 704.843.7070 QueensCup.org BEST HISTORIC SITE HISTORIC LATTA PLANTATION 5225 Sample Road Huntersville | 28078 | 704.875.2312 LattaPlantation.org FAVORITE HOTTEST (FEMALE) ATHLETE OF 2016 MISTY ROLLINS, ABOUT FACE BOOT CAMP 117 Center Street Cramerton | 28032 | 704.879.4105 AboutFaceBc.com

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FAVORITE HOTTEST (MALE) ATHLETE OF 2016 GREG OLSEN, CAROLINA PANTHERS 800 South Mint Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.358.7800 Panthers.com FAVORITE LOCAL ACTOR RYAN WILSON, EAST COAST TALENT AGENCY Facebook.com/Spong0322 FAVORITE LOCAL ACTRESS VANESSA ORE, RUSTY WIGGS/ARA IMDB.com/name/nm3292651 FAVORITE LOCAL ARTIST KYLE MOSHER KyleMosher.com FAVORITE LOCAL AUTHOR LEAH KONEN LeahKonen.com BEST LOCAL CHARITY SHARE CHARLOTTE 233 South Sharon Amity Road, Ste. 203 Charlotte | 28211 | 980.237.7553 ShareCharlotte.org

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FAVORITE LOCATION TO HOST A CHARITY 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 FAVORITE NEWEST PUBLIC ARTWORK EDNA’S PORCH SOUTH END NEIGHBORHOOD CharlotteRailTrail.org BEST ONLINE CULTURAL JOURNAL CHARLOTTE AGENDA CharlotteAgenda.com


BEST ON-STAGE PERFORMANCE A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE 300 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.973.2828 CtCharlotte.org BEST PERFORMING ARTS GROUP CHARLOTTE BALLET CHILDREN’S THEATER 701 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.372.0101 CharlotteBallet.org BEST PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY THE LIGHT FACTORY 1817 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.333.9755 LightFactory.org FAVORITE SEXIEST LOCAL MAN 2016 PATRICK HENNING Facebook.com/Patrick.Henning.752 FAVORITE SEXIEST LOCAL WOMAN OF 2016 EMILY WARNER, SALON 1226 1226 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.4021 Salon1226.com

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BEST SKETCH COMEDY GROUP IMPROV CHARLOTTE 3306 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.749.4245 ImprovCharlotte.com BEST THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE (THEATRE VENUE) VISULITE THEATRE 1615 Elizabeth Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.358.9200 Visulite.com BEST THEATRE COMPANY ACTOR’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE 2219 Freedom Drive Charlotte | 28208 | 704.342.2251 AtCharlotte.org FAVORITE UPCOMING FEMALE MODEL NATASHA FERRINI Facebook.com/NatashaSquirrel FAVORITE UPCOMING MALE MODEL PATRICK HENNING Facebook.com/Patrick.Henning.752 FAVORITE VISUAL ARTIST MATT HOOKER HookerMedia.com


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BEST ACAI BOWL RICO’S ACAI FOOD TRUCK 510 South College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.804.2287 RicosAcai.com

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BEST ALL WRAPPED UP (WRAP) SABOR LATIN STREET GRILL 415 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.0308 SaborCharlotte.com


BEST ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK SPOT BEST TASTIEST BAR FOOD FITZGERALD’S IRISH PUB Fitzgerald’s is an American Tavern with an Irish Twist! Located in Uptown Charlotte on the corner of 5th Street and North College Street. Fitzgerald’s is open seven days a week from 11am to 2am. 201 East 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.800.8088 FitzgeraldsCharlotte.com BEST ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT (PIZZA PLACE) BENNY PENNELLO’S 2909 North Davidson Street, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28205 | 980.949.8398 BennysVa.com BEST ASIAN (OTHER THAN CHINESE) ZEN FUSION 1716 Kenilworth Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.358.9688 ZenAsianFusion.com BEST ASSORTMENT OF CONDIMENTS VIVA KITCHEN Multiple Locations VivaChicken.com

BEST BBQ PLACE THE IMPROPER PIG 110 South Sharon Amity Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.714.7878 TheImproperPig.com BEST BED & BREAKFAST THE MOREHEAD INN 1122 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.376.3357 MoreheadInn.com BEST BETWEEN TWO BUNS (HAMBURGER) FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN A STRIP MALL BEST SIGNATURE APPETIZER, BEST PORK BELLY ON PANCAKES AND SLAW BLOCK & GRINDER 2935 Providence Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.364.2100 BlockAndGrinder.com BEST BISCUITS FLYING BISCUIT CAFÉ 4241 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.714.3400 7930 Rea Road, Ste. A Charlotte | 28277 | 704.295.4440 FlyingBiscuit.com

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BEST BLENDED AND CHILLED (SMOOTHIES) JUICE BAR 2907 Providence Road, Ste. A101 Charlotte | 28211 | 980.272.5801 4325 Park Road, Ste. 308 Charlotte | 28209 | 980.299.8809 ILoveJuiceBar.com BEST BOSNIAN CUISINE EURO CAFÉ & GRILL 2719 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.343.9828 EuroCafeNC.com BEST BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE BEST SPECIAL OCCASION CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE 139 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.601.4141 ChimaSteakHouse.com BEST BREAKFAST NOOK FAMOUS TOASTERY Multiple Locations FamousToastery.com BEST BUFFALO AS IN WINGS BEST KOREAN CUISINE SEOUL FOOD MEAT COMPANY 1400 South Church Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.299.5143 SeoulFoodMeatCo.com

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BEST BUTCHER SHOP BEST SURF’N’TURF MEAT & FISH COMPANY 919 South McDowell Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.910.1688 MeatAndFishCounter.com BEST CARIBBEAN SOUL ANNTONY’S CARIBBEAN ON 7TH 2001 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.342.0749 Anntonys7thStreet.com BEST CATERING YOUR AFFAIR SOMETHING CLASSIC CAFÉ 220 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.331.9158 SomethingClassic.com BEST CHIPS AND SALSA BEST TACO TUESDAYS (PLACE TO BE) HOT TACO 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.8226 HotTaco.com BEST CHOCOLATES HEAVEN CRAVE DESSERT BAR 500 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.335.0588 CraveDessertBar.com


BEST COFFEE HOUSE TO KICK BACK HEX ESPRESSO 125 Remount Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.315.9852 Hex.Coffee BEST COMFORT FOOD DISH 1220 Thomas Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.344.0343 EatAtDish.com BEST CREPE RESTAURANT CRISPY CREPE 1436 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.4440 CrispyCrepe.com BEST CUPCAKE SHOP SUAREZ BAKERY 4245 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.0145 SuarezBakery.com BEST DEEP FRIED WITH OUT THE HOLE (DOUGHNUTS) DUCK DONUTS 1710 Kenilworth Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.910.5355 DuckDonuts.com

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BEST DELIVERY SERVICE (SERVED HOT TO GO) FOODIE CALL Charlotte | 704.245.6575 MakeAFoodieCall.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 DRIVE THROUGH (BEST FAST FOOD) STEAK ‘N SHAKE Multiple Locations SteakNShake.com BEST ENDLESS OPTIONS (BUFFET) RU SANS JAPANESE SUSHI & CUISINE 2440 Park Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.374.0008 RuSansCharlotte.com


BEST FARM-TO-TABLE BEST FIRST DATE NIGHT TO DINE 204 NORTH KITCHEN & COCKTAILS 204 North is a modern farm to table restaurant with craft cocktails, local beers on tap and bottles of wines to share. They take pride in locally sourcing their products allowing the natural flavors of the Carolinas to come through. 204 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.3747 204North.com BEST FINGER LICKING GOOD (CHICKEN) BEST SOUL FOOD LEROY FOX In historic Cotswold neighborhood’s favorite place to enjoy golden fried chicken in an inviting Southern atmosphere. Mixing old Southern values with a fresh contemporary vibe, Leroy Fox Kitchen & Cocktails marries the perfect combination of service and flavor. 705 South Sharon Amity Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.366.3232 LeroyFox.com BEST FISH AND CHIPS THE WORKMAN’S FRIEND Located in Plaza Midwood, 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

BEST FOOD TRUCK FRESH MED Charlotte | 704.301.3134 FreshMedClt.com BEST FOODIE EVENT FEAST FOOD TOURS & CULINARY EVENTS Charlotte | 980.258.9992 FeastFoodTours.com BEST FOOTLONG (SUB SANDWICHES) PENN STATION 125 Remount Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.525.5533 Penn-Station.com BEST FRENCH CUISINE LUMIERE FRENCH KITCHEN 1039 Providence Road Charlotte | 28207 | 704.372.3335 LumiereMyersPark.com BEST FRENCH FRIES FRENCH QUARTER RESTAURANT A staple of uptown Charlotte for 25+ years. With over 20 beers on tap, full bar and cuisine for just about everyone; Comfort food with a Cajun Twist. 321 South Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.377.1715 FrenchQuarterCharlotte.com

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BEST FRESH AS CAN BE (DELICATESSEN) JUST FRESH Multiple Locations JustFresh.com BEST FROZEN YOGURT MENCHIE’S 1247 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.348.1256 Menchies.com BEST GELATO SHOP VA DA VIE GELATO 4203 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 980.201.9159 VaDaVieGelato.com BEST GERMAN CUISINE WALDHORN RESTAURANT 12101 Lancaster Highway Pineville | 28134 | 704.540.7047 Waldhorn.us BEST GNOCCHI DOLCE RISTORANTE 1710 Kenilworth Avenue, Ste. 210 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.7525 DolcerieRistorante.net BEST GOURMET RESTAURANT BERNARDIN’S FINE DINING 435 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.332.3188 BernardinsFineDining.com

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BEST GREEK OPAL TAZIKI’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFÉ 205 South Kings Drive Charlotte | 28204 | 980.256.3197 TazikisCafe.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 BABALU TAPAS & TACOS 1511 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.334.1511 Charlotte.EatBaBalu.com BEST HEALTH FOOD MARKET THE FRESH MARKET Multiple Locations TheFreshMarket.com


BEST HOT DOG JJ’S RED HOTS 1514 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.225.8880 15105 John J Delaney Drive Charlotte | 28277 | 980.335.0601 JjsRedHots.com BEST ICE CREAM GOLDEN COW CREAMERY 170 West Summit Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 980.938.0925 GoldenCowCreamery.com BEST INDIAN CUISINE THE BLUE TAJ 14815 Ballantyne Village Way Charlotte | 28277 | 704.369.5777 TheBlueTaj.com

BEST LAKESIDE DINING PORT CITY CLUB 18665 Harborside Drive Cornelius | 28031 | 704.765.1565 PortCityClub.com BEST LATE NIGHT EATS LIBRETTO’S PIZZERIA Multiple Locations LibrettosPizzeria.com

BEST JAPANESE CUISINE BEST OVERALL MENU BAKU 4515 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.817.7173 Baku-Restaurant.com

BEST LATINO (OTHER THAN MEXICAN) BEST YOUR LOCAL LUNCH SPOT PINT CENTRAL 1226 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.9108 Pint-Central.com

BEST KINGDOM OF THAI BASIL THAI RESTAURANT 210 North Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.332.7212 EatAtBasil.com

BEST LITTLE KNOWN RESTAURANT THE ASBURY 235 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.342.1193 TheAsbury.com

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BEST LOCAL FOODIE BLOG CHARLOTTE FASHION PLATE CharlotteFashionPlate.com


BEST LOCAL GROWN PRODUCE NODA FARMERS MARKET 701 East 36th Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.906.1705 NodaFarmersMarket.com BEST LOTS OF NOODLES (ITALIAN) TAVOLO 300 North College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.595.3190 TavoloCharlotte.com BEST LOW-CARB LUNCH CHOPT CREATIVE SALAD COMPANY 4125 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 980.321.9034 ChoptSalad.com

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE YAFO KITCHEN 720 Governor Morrison Street Charlotte | 28211 | 704.365.7130 YafoKitchen.com BEST MOST INVITING AMBIANCE BEST WORTH TIPPING (BEST SERVICE IN TOWN) ESSEX BAR & BISTRO Charlotte’s newest uptown craft cocktail bar and gastropub, Essex is part bistro, part lounge, and part meeting place. They have put as much care into the craft of cocktailing as they do in their menu of international cuisine. 101 South Tryon Street, Ste. 14 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.313.5138 EssexNC.com

BEST MEXICAN (SOUTH OF THE BORDER) BEST SERVED ON A TORTILLA (TACOS) 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

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BEST NOODLES & CHEESE (BEST MAC-N-CHEESE) ROOSTERS WOOD-FIRED-KITCHEN 150 North College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.370.7667 RoostersKitchen.com BEST NO FLESH (VEGETARIAN) LUNA’S LIVING KITCHEN 2000 South Boulevard, Ste. 300 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.0008 LivingKitchen.com BEST OUTDOOR DINING WITH A VIEW FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (UPTOWN) FAVORITE RESTAURANT INTERIOR INK N IVY 222 South Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.332.5424 Charlotte.InkAnIvy.com

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BEST OYSTER BAR PEARLZ OYSTER BAR 7804 Rea Road Charlotte | 28277 | 980.498.7247 PearlzOysterBar.com BEST PASTRY SHOP RENAISSANCE PATISSERIE Renaissance Pâtisserie is Charlotte’s premiere location for authentic French pastries, breads, and viennoiserie. They pride themselves on remaining true to classical French traditions while interpreting these techniques and styles through a modern Southern perspective. 2809 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 980.819.8771 RenaissancePatisserie.com


BEST POLISH CUISINE TASTE OF EUROPE POLISH CUSINE 10915 Monroe Road Matthews | 28105 | 704.708.8495 TasteOfEuropeCharlotte.com FAVORITE PRIVATE PARTY ROOM 8.2.0 BAR/RESTAURANT 8.2.0 is a new concept in the Charlotte restaurant/bar scene in that it extends the idea of “adult play land” that owner Kara and Tom Taddeo started when they opened VBGB Beer Hall And Garden 6 years ago. 820 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 980.256.4646 820Clt.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT FOR GROUPS ENSO ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI BAR Part bistro, part lounge, part meeting place, Enso has something for everyone. From the exotic flavors offered on the menu to its contemporary, elegant design and decor, Enso is a feast for the senses. 210 East Trade Street, Ste. A108 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.3676 EnsoCharlotte.com

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FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (BALLANTYNE) MIRO SPANISH GRILLE 12239 Community House Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.540.7374 MiroSpanishGrille.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (DILWORTH) KID CASHEW 1608 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.208.4148 KidCashew.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (MATTHEWS) KABAB-JE ROTISSERIE & GRILLE 2233 Matthews Township Parkway Matthews | 28105 | 704.845.0707 KababJe.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (LAKE NORMAN) 131 MAIN RESTAURANT 17830 Statesville Road Cornelius | 28031 | 704.896.0131 131-Main.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (MYERS PARK) AIX EN PROVENCE 545-B Providence Road Charlotte | 28207 | 704.332.1886 AixEnProvenceClt.com


FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (SOUTH END) SEOUL FOOD MEAT COMPANY 1400 South Church Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.299.5143 SeoulFoodMeatCo.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (NODA) DAVIDSON STREET PUBLIC HOUSE A Public House is by definition a place for neighbors to gather, a “public place” to congregate. 3220 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 980.209.9992 DavidsonsPub.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (PLAZA MIDWOOD) THE PECULIAR RABBIT Priding themselves on being a farm-to-fork 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 FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (SOUTHPARK) YAMA ASIAN FUSION 720 Governor Morrison Street, Ste. 130 Charlotte | 28211 | 704.295.0905 YamaAsianFusion.com

FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (UNIVERSITY) FLYING SAUCER 605 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28262 | 704.717.8179 BeerKnurd.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT THAT OPENED IN 2016 STOKE CHARLOTTE 100 West Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.353.6005 StokeCharlotte.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT TO NETWORK IN BEST RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW FAHRENHEIT 222 South Caldwell Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.237.6718 Fahrenheit-Charlotte.com

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BEST ROLL IT UP (SUSHI) O-KU 2000 South Boulevard, Ste. 510 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.594.1922 O-KuSushiClt.com BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT THE FIG TREE RESTAURANT 1601 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.332.3322 CharlotteFigTree.com BEST SAKE SELECTION NIKKO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR 1300 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.370.0100 NikkoSushiBar.net

BEST SERBIAN CUISINE INTERMEZZO PIZZERIA & CAFÉ 1427 East 10th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.347.2626 IntermezzoPizzeria.com BEST SPANISH CUISINE MALABAR SPANISH CUISINE 214 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.344.8878 ConteRestaurantGroup.com Malabar.html BEST SPICIEST DINING BOMBAY GRILLE 8706 Pineville Matthews Road Charlotte | 28226 | 704.542.3933 BombayGrille.com

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BEST STEAK HOUSE (MEAT AND POTATOES) FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR 210 East Trade Street, Ste. C1 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.4266 FlemingsSteakHouse.com


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BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH TUPELO HONEY CAFÉ 1820 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.225.9175 TupeloHoneyCafe.com BEST SWEET TEA MCALISTER’S DELI Multiple Locations McAlistersDeli.com 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 With a full small batch whiskey bar, collection of craft cocktails and local brews, the spot for the best burger in Charlotte entices after work locals to unwind past curfew in its music and art driven lounge. 201 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.224.8674 EatMoreCowbell.com BEST TAPAS GOOD FOOD ON MONTFORD 701 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.0881 GoodFoodOnMontford.com

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BEST TRADITIONAL DINER RED EYE DINER 210 East Trade Street, Ste. C149 Charlotte | 28202 | 980.585.2867 RedEyeDinerCharlotte.com BEST VIETNAMESE IPHO VIETNAMESE NOODLES GRILL AND BAR 5110 Park Road, Ste. 1G Charlotte | 28209 | 704.527.3868 NoodlesGrill.com BEST WOK ON THE WILD SIDE (CHINESE) ROOM 112 112 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28284 | 704.335.7112 Rm112.com 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, and local coffee can be found on their menu. 2041 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.5385 OwensBagels.WordPress.com


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BEST BEER FESTIVAL (INDOORS) QUEEN CITY BREWERS FEST 820 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.441.3221 QCBrewFest.com


BEST CD STORE MANIFEST DISCS 6239 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28210 | 704.552.8448 Facebook.com/ManifestCharlotte

BEST BEER FESTIVAL (OUTDOORS) SOUTH END HOPS FESTIVAL 308 West Carson Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 877.725.8849 SouthEndHopsFest.org BEST VALUE IN ENTERTAINMENT CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS 704.274.8282 BBTBallparkCharlotte.com BEST BOAT CLUB CAREFREE BOAT CLUB OF LAKE NORMAN 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 STRIKECITY 210 East Trade Street, Ste. D1 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.9300 StrikeCityCharlotte.com

FAVORITE CLUB DJ FAVORITE PARTY DJ DJ KROM Charlotte | 704.989.3320 IanKrom.com BEST CONCERT OF THE YEAR GRAVE DIGGER’S BALL 514 North College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.936.5623 Kiss951.com BEST CONCERT VENUE THAT HOLDS LESS THAN 400 PEOPLE TIN ROOF 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 286 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.910.1330 TinRoofCharlotte.com

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BEST CONCERT VENUE THAT HOLDS MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE FILLMORE CHARLOTTE 820 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.916.8970 FillmoreCharlottenc.com BEST CUE AND BALL (POOL HALL) SLATE BILLIARDS Slate Charlotte Pool. Pong. Party. Slate Charlotte is sure to bring back childhood memories, featuring giant Jenga, giant connect four, corn-hole, pool, pong and more! Not to mention your destination spot for Local Sports Watch Parties. 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.372.5255 SlateClt.com 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 USMWC.org

FAVORITE DESIGNATED DRIVER UBER Uber.com FAVORITE DINING WITH ENTERTAINMENT 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 it is the perfect time to enjoy Charlotte’s largest patio. 920 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.333.4111 VBGBUptown.com FAVORITE DRIVE HOME RADIO SHOW NIGHTS WITH AJ, KISS 95.1 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 300 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.522.1103 Kiss951.com BEST ELECTRONICS STORE SAM ASH MUSIC STORE 5533 Westpark Drive Charlotte | 28217 | 704.522.9253 SamAshMusic.com

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BEST EVENT ON WHEELS 24 HOURS OF BOOTY 801 East Morehead Street, Ste. 308 Charlotte | 28202 | 877.365.4417 | 704.365.4417 24Foundation.org BEST EVENT TICKETING COMPANY TICKET ALTERNATIVE 877.725.8849 TicketAlternative.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 BLUE MONDAY BlueMonday.net FAVORITE LOCAL FEMALE TV ANCHOR MORGAN FOGARTY, WCCB CHARLOTTE’S CW 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com

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FAVORITE LOCAL FEMALE VOCALIST JENNIFER SIEBENALER, JENNIFER SIEBENALER MUSIC Facebook.com/ JenniferSiebenalerMusic FAVORITE LOCAL MALE TV ANCHOR DEREK JAMES, WCCB CHARLOTTE’S CW 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com FAVORITE LOCAL MALE VOCALIST HENRY PERALTA, BLUE MONDAY BlueMonday.net


FAVORITE MID DAY RADIO SHOW DZL, 106.5 THE END 801 Woodridge Center Drive Charlotte | 28217 | 704.570.1065 1065.com BEST LOCAL NEWS STATION WCCB CHARLOTTE’S CW 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com FAVORITE LOCAL SONGWRITER WIGGI MUSIC WiggiMusic.net FAVORITE LOCAL TV METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE ROTELLA, WCCB CHARLOTTE’S CW 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com MichelleRotella.com BEST LOCAL TV NEWSCAST NEW RISING, WCCB CHARLOTTE’S CW 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com FAVORITE LOCAL TV SPORTSCASTER BRANDON DAVIDOW, WCCB CHARLOTTE’S CW 1 Television Place Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800 WCCBCharlotte.com

FAVORITE MORNING RADIO SHOW MANEY, ROY & LAUREN KISS MORNINGS, KISS 95.1 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 300 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.522.1103 Kiss951.com BEST MOVIE THEATRE STUDIO MOVIE GRILL 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 290C Charlotte | 28202 | 704.972.1062 StudioMovieGrill.com BEST NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL GREEK FESTIVAL, DILWORTH 600 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.334.4771 YiasouFestival.org

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BEST NON-CONCERT VENUE TO HEAR LIVE MUSIC FLIGHT BEER GARDEN & MUSIC HALL With their expert team of owners/ operators come from a variety of backgrounds in the hospitality industry. With the increasing popularity of craft beer and the lack of live music in the uptown Charlotte area, the Flight Beer & Music Hall concept was born. 314 North College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.474.1551 FlightClt.com BEST OPEN MIC NIGHT SNUG HARBOR 1228 Gordon Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.561.1781 SnugRock.com BEST PARTY BOAT COMPANY LUXURY YACHT CHARTERS 18020 Kings Point Drive Cornelius | 28031 | 704.451.7433 CruiseTheLake.com BEST PARTY BUS COMPANY CHARLOTTE PARTY CHARTERS 8300 Moores Chapel Road Charlotte | 28214 | 704.399.9393 PartyBusCharters.com

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BEST PLACE TO DROP A GRAND…FAST SUITE 210 East Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.971.7878 SuiteCharlotte.com BEST RACING SCHOOL KART CAROLINA Charlotte | 28202 | 980.288.5513 KartCarolina.com FAVORITE RADIO STATION PERSONALITY AJ, KISS 95.1 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 300 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.522.1103 Kiss951.com BEST RITZIEST GALA TO ATTEND MY HERO GALA NBA.com/Hornets/MyHeroGala


BEST SPORTING EVENT CAROLINA PANTHERS 800 South Mint Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.358.7000 Panthers.com FAVORITE SPORTS RADIO SHOW MAC ATTACK WITH CHRIS MCCLAIN & JIM CELANIA, WFNZ 610 AM 1 Julian Price Pl. I Charlotte I 28208 704.374.3600 I EnterCom.com FAVORITE TALK RADIO SHOW THE BOB & SHERI SHOW 888.262.7437 BobAndSheri.com BEST THE KNOW IT ALL (PLACE FOR TRIVIA) THE PIZZA PEEL, PLAZA MIDWOOD 1600 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.790.7335 TapAndPeel.com

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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 METROLINA AUTO GROUP Founded on trust, integrity, and respect. They are proud to offer these values in their sales and business practices so their customers keep coming back. The vehicles on their lot have the best prices and quality in the area so stop by and see them today! 6010 Kenley Lane Charlotte | 28217 | 704.705.2570 MetrolinaAutoGroup.com BEST VIDEO/DVD RENTALS VISART VIDEO 3104 Eastway Drive Charlotte | 28205 | 704.343.3031 VisartVideo.net


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BEST ACCESSORIES STORE FOR HER BEST EVERYDAY JEWELRY BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BOUTIQUE BEST PLACE FOR ORGANIC BRANDS OF CLOTHING LUXE ANGEL BOUTIQUE Luxe Angel is a fashion boutique located in SouthPark, stop by to see their selection of apparel, denim, shoes and handmade jewelry. 720 Governor Morrison Street, Ste. 160 Charlotte | 28211 | 980.299.0220 LuxeAngelBoutique.com BEST ACCESSORIES STORE FOR HIM BEST BOUTIQUE FOR HIM SILVERFLY 1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 150 Charlotte | 28204 | 980.819.7216 SilverFlyBrands.com

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BEST BELOW FREEZING (WINTER CLOTHING) REI 9755 Northlake Centre Parkway Charlotte | 28216 | 704.921.0320 REI.com BEST BLOW OUT BAR HAIR BRAIDING SALON 1226 1226 Central Avenue, Ste. B Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.4021 Salon1226.com FAVORITE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON (FEMALE) DR. CARLENE ASHLEY, MED BOUTIQUE MEDICAL & LASER SPA 15105 John J Delaney Drive Charlotte | 28277 | 980.237.1627 BeautifyCharlotte.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 BUCKSKIN & MANE 2120 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.859.0086 BuckSkinMane.com

FAVORITE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON (MALE) DR. PETER CAPIZZI, CAPIZZI MD COSMETIC SURGERY AND SKIN CARE 900 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.655.8988 CapizziMd.com

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BEST BOUTIQUE FOR HER BEST COSTUME JEWELRY BEST NIGHTLIFE ATTIRE BEST SURE FIRE BET (PLACE YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON) CRIV 1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 160 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.335.8884 ShopCriv.com

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BEST BOUTIQUE FOR HER THAT OPENED IN 2016 COCO COUTURE CoCo Couture was established Fall of 2016. Locally owned and operated, CoCo Couture carries over 50 different designer favorites. Designers such as Joseph Ribkoff are only available locally at CoCo Couture. The owner has over 20 years experience in the design industry and carefully chooses each collection with style and price point in mind. They are located in the heart of Lake Norman in Jetton Village. 19818 North Cove Road, Ste. B Cornelius | 28031 | 704.896.8044 TheCoCoCouture.com


BEST BOUTIQUE FOR HIM THAT OPENED IN 2016 BLACK SHEEP SKATE SHOP 830 Lamar Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.333.1423 BlackSheepSkateShop.com BEST BOUTIQUE FOR THE PRICE BEST CONSIGNMENT SHOP (WOMEN) BEST FIRST RATE VINTAGE CLOTHING BEST HANDBAGS TO HOLD BEST THRIFT STORE SUMMERBIRD 2424 North Davidson Street, Ste. 105-A Charlotte | 28203 | 980.613.8395 ShopSummerBirdBoutique.com BEST BOUTIQUE ON WHEELS BEST COOLEST KICK SELECTION SOLE ADDICTION 704.251.9656 TheSoleAddiction.com BEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE CLASSIC BRIDE & FORMALS 20910 Catawba Avenue Cornelius | 28031 | 704.896.3655 ClassicBrideAndFormals.com BEST BUY MAKEUP ULTA BEAUTY Multiple Locations Ulta.com

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FAVORITE CHARLOTTE BRAND CLOTHING 704 SHOP 704 Shop is a Charlotte-based lifestyle brand, blending fresh designs & classic imagery with modern graphics for a contemporary look. Charlotte 704Shop.com FAVORITE CHICEST LOCAL DESIGNER BEST CUSTOM (TO YOU) CLOTHING BEST MEN’S SUITS WILLIAM WILLSON CLOTHING 1200 South Graham Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.269.8869 WilliamWilsonClothing.com BEST CLOTHING BRAND (LOCAL) BEST FASHION T-SHIRT GLORY DAYS GloryDaysApparel.com BEST CONSIGNMENT SHOP (MEN) BEST PLACE TO FIND SOMETHING YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED REVOLVE MEN’S CONSIGNMENT STORE 1222 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.817.7845 RevolveCharlotte.com


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 your next appointment online! 1520 South Boulevard, Ste.110 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.335.8266 SouthEndSmiles.com BEST CUTTING-EDGE FASHION BOUTIQUE RITU SELECTS 9101-M Pineville-Matthews Road Pineville | 28134 | 704.910.6940 RituSelects.com BEST DESIGNER SHADES JOHNNY FLY 18339-H Old Statesville Road Cornelius | 28031 | 888.987.5359 JohnnyFlyCo.com BEST DRY CLEANERS 2ULAUNDRY 704.766.8730 2ULaundry.com BEST DRESSING UP YOUR POOCH ALL PAWS GROOMING 8475 Charlotte Highway, Ste. 104 Indian Land | 29707 | 803.548.1001 AllPawsGroomingSalon.com

BEST EYE BROW WAXING NUE BROWS TO BRAZILIANS BEAUTE BAR 1315 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.335.0000 NueBrowsToBrazilians.com BEST FACIALS TO DIE FOR BEST MOST RELAXING SPA BEST SMOOTHEST SKIN (WAXING) LE PETITE 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. La Petit Spa welcomes you to visit, relax, and renew. Winner of Elevate’s Best Of The City and BOB Awards for 7 consecutive years. 6324 Fairview Road, Ste. 101 Charlotte | 28210 | 980.406.3269 LePetitSpaCharlotte.com BEST GREAT OUTDOORS THE ORVIS 6800 Phillips Place Court Charlotte | 28210 | 704.571.6100 Orvis.com

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BEST HAIR COLOR FOR THE PRICE BEST HAIR EXTENSIONS BEST HAIR SALON PLATINUM HAIR SALON 13631 Providence Road Weddington | 28104 | 704.849.8069 PlatinumHairBar.com BEST HAIR SALON THAT OPENED IN 2016 SALON INSPIRE 16623 Birkdale Commons Parkway Huntersville | 28078 | 704.649.7387 SalonInspireBirkdale.com BEST JEWELER WITH THE BRIGHTEST BLING DIAMONDS DIRECT CHARLOTTE 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 JUICIEST JEAN SELECTION FOR HIM BEST UNISEX BOUTIQUE REVOLUTION CLOTHIERS & CO. 227 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.971.1990 ShopRevolution.com BEST LEISURE LOUNGEWEAR BEST LINGERIE SHOP IC LONDON 4310 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.377.7955 IcLondon.com

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BEST LOVELY LASHES LALA LASHES 841 Baxter Street, Ste. 114 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.366.5274 LaLaLashesCharlotte.com


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BEST OUT-OF-THE ORDINARY FINDS BLENDED BARTIQUE 3100 North Davidson Street, Ste. 103 Charlotte | 28205 | 704.666.5212 BlendedBartique.com BEST PIERCING STUDIO SADU BODY MODIFICATIONS 1515 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.344.0011 Facebook.com/SaduBodyMods BEST PLACE TO GET FRAMED (OPTICIAN STORE) MYEYEDR. Multiple Locations MyEyeDr.com


BEST PLACE TO LEARN (BEAUTY SCHOOL) AVEDA INSTITUTE 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 150 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.9940 AvedaInstitutesSouth.edu BEST POP UP MARKET GIRL TRIBE POP UP Charlotte ShopPinkSocial.com

BEST SHOE LOVERS HEAVEN CAPITOL CHARLOTTE 4010 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.366.0388 CapitolCharlotte.com

BEST PREGNANT PEOPLE NEED CLOTHES TOO DESTINATION MATERNITY 4716 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28210 | 704.552.8190 DestinationMaternity.com

BEST SHOE REPAIR LEE SHOE SERVICE 5111 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28217 | 704.527.4534 Facebook.com/LeeShoerePair1

BEST RUNNING SHOES BEST WORKOUT GEAR CHARLOTTE RUNNING COMPANY Multiple Locations CharlotteRunning.com

BEST SHOPPING CENTER METROPOLITAN 1111 Metropolitan Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.552.1700 MetMidTown.com FAVORITE SNIPPIEST FEMALE STYLIST MICHELLE PELCMAN, PLATINUM HAIR BAR 13631 Providence Road Weddington | 28104 | 704.849.8069 PlatinumHairBar.com

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FAVORITE SNIPPIEST MALE STYLIST IAN COUNTS, SALON 1226 1226 Central Avenue, Ste. B Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.4021 Salon1226.com


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BEST SPA FOR BODY TREATMENTS TOSKA EUROPEAN SPA BOUTIQUE 1419 East Boulevard, Ste. M Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.8500 ToskaSpa.com BEST SPECIALTY STORE THE ARGYLE ALLIGATOR 1222 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.613.8395 TheArgyleAlligator.com BEST SUN SEEKING SWIMWEAR CAROLINA SWIM SHOP 9850 Providence Road Charlotte | 28277 | 980.339.8950 CarolinaSwimShop.com BEST TANNING SALON (SPRAY TAN) BOTANICAL TANS 9852 Rea Road, Ste. F2 Charlotte | 28277 | 704.299.6612 6324 Fairview Road, Ste. 160 Charlotte | 28210 | 704.299.6612 BotanicalTans.com BEST TANNING SALON (TANNING BEDS) DILWORTH TANNING SPA 1412 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.8720 DilworthTan.com

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BEST TATTOO PARLOR PRETTY N INK TATTOO SHOP 2030 South Tryon Street, Ste. 3H Charlotte | 28203 | 704.495.4127 Pretty-N-Ink704.com BEST THAT LITTLE BLACK DRESS (WHERE TO BUY IT) WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET Multiple Locations WhiteHouseBlackMarket.com BEST TOP IT OFF - HAT STORE VERSONA 8124 Providence Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.541.4105 13450 Hoover Creek Boulevard, Ste. 300 Charlotte | 28273 | 704.588.1216 ShopVersona.com


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BEST ALTERNATIVE FITNESS AERIAL CLT 801 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28206 | 980.292.1593 AerialClt.com FAVORITE ASS KICKING FEMALE PERSONAL TRAINER CIERA DELGADO, CAMP GLADIATOR Multiple Locations CieraDelgado@CampGladiator.com CampGladiator.com FAVORITE ASS KICKING MALE PERSONAL TRAINER FAVORITE NUTRITIONIST/DIET COACH JAY JOHNSON, TEAM MLP JayJohnsonMLP.com

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BEST BARRE CLASS FLYBARRE FLYWHEEL SPORTS 2907 Providence Road Charlotte | 28211 | 980.819.8501 FlyWheelSports.com


BEST BODY TREATMENT ICE BODYWORKS 226 East Tremont Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.258.0717 IceBodyWorks.com BEST BOOT CAMP CAMP GLADIATOR CHARLOTTE Camp Gladiator currently has 45,000 members, 400+ trainers nationwide and we run over 2000 locations. Check there website for the nearest location to you. Multiple Locations CampGladiator.com BEST CITY PARK FREEDOM PARK 1900 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.432.4280 Facebook.com/ FreedomParkEventsInfo

BEST BICYCLE SHOP BICYCLE SPORT 2916 Selwyn Avenue, Ste. A Charlotte | 28209 | 704.335.0323 BicycleSport.com BEST BIKING TRAILS RIDE THE RAPIDS US NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte | 28214 | 704.391.3900 USNWC.org

BEST CROSSFIT GYM SOUTHEND CROSSFIT 1115 South Mint Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.497.2691 CrossfitSouthEnd.com BEST CYCLING STUDIO FIRST WIND CYCLING & FITNESS 4431 Neck Road Huntersville | 28078 | 704.875.3113 1930 Camden Road, Ste. 120 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.207.0885 FirstWindCycling.com

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BEST DISC GOLF (PLACE TO PLAY) NEVIN COMMUNITY PARK 6000 Statesville Road Charlotte | 28269 | 704.759.6317 CharMeck.org BEST FITNESS CENTER FOR THE MONEY OLYMPUS 365 FITNESS CENTER 14125 Statesville Road Huntersville | 28078 | 704.397.7582 Olympus365.com BEST GOLF COURSE (PRIVATE) TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF COURSE 120 Trump Square Mooresville | 28117 | 704.799.7300 TrumpNationalCharlotte.com BEST GOLF COURSE (PUBLIC) THE GOLF CLUB AT BALLANTYNE 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Charlotte | 28277 | 704.248.4383 TheBallantyneHotel.com BEST GROUP BIKE RIDE BIKE LUCK CHARLOTTE Charlotte | 28299 | 704.240.1041 CampLuck.com/Bike-Luck

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BEST GROUP FITNESS STUDIO (NOT INCLUDING CROSSFIT, CYCLING, OR YOGA) ORANGETHEORY FITNESS Multiple Locations OrangeTheoryFitness.com BEST GYM TO SOCIALIZE DOWD YMCA 400 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.6100 YMCACharlotte.org BEST GYM WITH BEST EQUIPMENT CHARLOTTE ATHLETIC CLUB 101 South Tryon Street, Ste. 200 Charlotte | 28280 | 704.371.5600 CharlotteAthleticClub.com BEST INTRAMURAL SPORTS SPORTSLINK 2131 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Ste. 400 Charlotte | 28273 | 704.499.9160 SportsLinkUs.com BEST MARTIAL ARTS DOJO BODY MIND 1820 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.323.6560 DojoBodyMind.com


BEST POST-WORKOUT SNACK RICO’S ACAI FOOD TRUCK 510 South College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.804.2287 RicosAcai.com BEST OFF THE GROUND (PLACE TO ROCK CLIMB) CLIFF HANGERS CLIMBING & FITNESS GYM 326 Oates Road Mooresville | 28117 | 980.444.2650 CliffHangersClimbing.com BEST PICTURE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS (SCENIC PARK) BEST TAKE A HIKE (HIKING TRAILS) CROWDER’S MOUNTAIN 522 Park Office Lane Kings Mountain | 28086 | 704.853.5375 NCParks.gov BEST PILATES STUDIO ABSOLUTE PILATES 6817 Fairview Road, Ste. D Charlotte | 28210 | 704.442.8600 Absolute-Pilates.com BEST PLACE TO JOG LIGHT RAIL TRAIL CharlotteRailTrail.org BEST PLACE TO TAKE DANCE LESSONS AFV EXOTIC ARTS 1709 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.770.7376 AfvExoticArts.com

BEST ROAD RACE (5K AND UP!) CHARLOTTE RACE FEST CharlotteRaceFest.com BEST SOCCER CLUB/ACADEMY (TEAM SPORTS) FC BARCELONA SOCCER CAMP @ MATTHEWS SPORTSPLEX 1503 Tank Town Road Matthew | 28105 | 704.336.3854 FCBarcelonaSoccerCamps.com BEST SOCCER FACILITY RAMBLEWOOD SOCCER COMPLEX 10200 Nations Ford Road Charlotte | 28273 | 704.643.5725 RamblewoodSoccer.org BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE INSIDE OUT SPORTS 1514 South Church Street, Ste. 102 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.8331 InsideOutSports.com

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BEST SPORTS PLEX SPORTS CONNECTION Multiple Locations SportsConnectionNC.com BEST SWEAT-WORTHY GYM MADABOLIC “MADabolic Inc. is an innovative interval driven training program designed to improve Everyday Strength and Athleticism. The program design behind MADabolic Inc. is 100% proprietary and unique to this brand. It is part of an intricate system, built through years of practical application and was designed to continually evolve and provide lasting results. Balanced by creativity and real athletic experience, it is the very core of our reputation.” 2610 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 980.949.7263 MADabolic.com BEST THAT SPECIAL TOUCH MASSAGE 180 MASSAGE & WELLNESS 4831 Old Charlotte Highway, Ste. C Monroe | 28110 | 980.288.6774 180MassageOnline.com

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BEST UNIQUE FITNESS CENTER VELOCITY SPORTS PERFORMANCE 10345 Nations Ford Road Charlotte | 28273 | 704.588.1770 VelocitySpUsa.com BEST WOMEN’S GYM CAROLINA WOMEN’S FITNESS CENTER 999 Center Church Road Sanford | 27330 | 919.775.5811 CarolinaWomensFitness.com BEST YOGA CLOTHING LULULEMON 4400 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.336.6538 Shop.LuLuLemon.com BEST YOGA STUDIO ARRICHION HOT YOGA Hot Yoga Studio, Mixed Martial Arts and Wrestling Gym located in the South End and Uptown area. 125 Winona Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.201.4586 Arrichion.com FAVORITE ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR STACY CURRIE, STACY CURRIE FITNESS 4831 Old Charlotte Highway, Ste. C Monroe | 28110 | 704.361.6048 StacyFit@Outlook.com


BEST ANTIQUE STORE SLEEPY POET ANTIQUE MALL 4450 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.529.6369 SleepyPoetStuff.com BEST ART SUPPLIES HOBBY LOBBY Multiple Locations Charlotte | 28262 | 704.509.6182 HobbyLobby.com BEST AUTO BODY REPAIR CALIBER COLLISION Multiple Locations Charlotte | 28273 | 704.554.9393 CaliberCollision.com BEST BANKRUPTCY LAW FIRM THE LAW OFFICES OF J. BARON GROSHON 1001 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.342.3328 GroshonLaw.com BEST BED & BATH LINENS WORLD MARKET 9557 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28273 | 704.554.1692 WorldMarket.com

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BEST BEER BREWING SUPPLIES ALTERNATIVE BEVERAGE 3911 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.825.8400 EBrew.com


BEST BUSINESS SCHOOL MCCOLL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 1900 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte | 28274 | 704.337.2224 Queens.edu

BEST COWORKING SPACE IN CHARLOTTE HYGGE COWORKING 809 West Hill Street Charlotte | 28208 | 980.236.1854 WeAreHygge.com

BEST AUTO MECHANIC EUROWISE Eurowise is the best for all your European automotive needs. Their services extended far beyond maintenance oil changes, specializing in performance fabrication. With trained technicians, Eurowise has established themselves as the best option for your car repair and fabrication needs. 440 Springbrook Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.313.9456 Eurowise.com

BEST DELIVERY COMPANY ROADIE Charlotte | 844.4.ROADIE Roadie.com

BEST CIGAR STORE TINDER BOX CIGARS Multiple Locations Charlotte | 28211 | 704.366.5164 TinderBoxCigars.com BEST COMPUTER REPAIR U BREAK I FIX 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Ste. 11b Charlotte | 28226 | 704.341.5277 UbreakIFix.com BEST COOKING SCHOOL CHEF ALYSSA’S KITCHEN 2104 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.817.7568 ChefAlyssasKitchen.com

BEST DERMATOLOGIST CHARLOTTE DERMATOLOGY 2630 East 7th Street, Ste. 200 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.364.6110 CharlotteDermatologyPa.com BEST DO IT YOURSELF (HOME LANDSCAPING) BEST GARDEN SUPPLIES BEST HARDWARE STORE BLACKHAWK HARDWARE 4225 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.2682 BlackhawkHardware.com BEST DOCTOR DR. JONATHAN STEVENS, HEALTHMAX CENTER 10310 Feldfarm Lane, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28210 | 704.759.9020 HealthMaxCenter.com

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BEST DOG SUPPLIES PET WANTS CHARLOTTE 2324 Distribution Street, Ste. B Charlotte | 28203 | 704.690.9320 PetWantsClt.com

BEST FABRIC STORE FRONT DOOR FABRICS 9517 Monroe Road Charlotte | 28270 | 704.844.6330 FrontDoorFabrics.com

BEST ELECTRICIAN ROBY ELECTRIC 2401 West Morehead Street Charlotte | 28208 | 704.334.6447 RobyElectric.com

BEST FURNITURE STORE HIGH COTTON 2137 South Boulevard, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.335.1220 HighCottonHomeCompany.com

BEST EVENT DESIGN & DECORATIONS SMASHINGLY EVENTS They are dedicated to building and maintaining long-term partnerships with their clients by offering an exceptional level of personal service delivered with passion, innovation and consistency. Charlotte | 704.905.2896 SmashinglyEvents.com

BEST GALLERY TO PURCHASE ART BEST MAGNOLIA EMPORIUM MAGNOLIA EMPORIUM Magnolia Emporium is a curated collection of home decor, fine gifts, men’s and women’s accessories, gourmet delights, elegant lighting, custom furnishings and more! We also offer residential & hospitality interior design services. 307 Lincoln Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.248.6808 MagnoliaEmporium.com

BEST EXOTIC FLORIST FLOWERS PLUS 301 South Tryon Street, Ste. 50 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.342.4529 FlowersPlusOnline.com BEST EXTERMINATOR TRULY NOLEN PEST & TERMITE CONTROL 701 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.910.2936 TrulyNolen.com

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BEST GOURMET COOKING SUPPLIES EARL’S GROCERY 1609 Elizabeth Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.333.2757 EarlsGrocery.com BEST GYNECOLOGIST RANKIN WOMEN’S CENTER 1918 Randolph Road, Ste. 670 Charlotte | 28207 | 704.384.1620 NhRankinObgyn.org


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BEST HEATING AND AIR CONDITION SERVICE MORRIS-JENKINS HEATING, VENTILATING & AIR CONDITIONING 1530 Center Park Drive Charlotte | 28217 | 704.357.0484 MorrisJenkins.com FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING IN BALLANTYNE SOLIS BALLANTYNE 9550 Community Commons Lane Charlotte | 28277 | 704.208.3792 SolisBallantyne.com FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING IN DILWORTH BERKSHIRE DILWORTH APARTMENTS Indulge your desires at Berkshire Dilworth. Their boutique inspired studio, one and two bedroom luxury apartment homes allow you to live in luxury in Midtown. Live in Charlotte’s most celebrated neighborhood, Dilworth. 1351 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.326.2296 BerkshireCommunities.com FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING IN PLAZA MIDWOOD ONE 305 CENTRAL 1305 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.244.2005 One305Central.com

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FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING IN SOUTH END DISTRICT FLATS 1449 South Church Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.938.5458 DistrictFlats.com FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING IN SOUTHPARK ALLURE APARTMENTS 5720 Carnegie Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.643.8310 AllureCharlotte.com FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING IN UNIVERSITY PHILLIPS MALLARD CREEK 655 West Mallard Creek Church Road Charlotte | 28262 | 980.819.5503 PhillipsMallardCreek.com FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING IN UPTOWN ELEMENT UPTOWN APARTMENTS 355 West Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard Charlotte | 28202 | 704.900.7237 ElementUptown.com BEST HITTING THE TARGET (GUN RANGE) BLACKSTONE SHOOTING SPORTS 2001 Wilkinson Boulevard Charlotte | 28208 | 704.414.6020 BlackstoneShooting.com


BEST HOME ACCESSORY STORE BEST BLACKLION 10635 Park Road Charlotte | 28210 | 704.541.1148 BlackLion.com

BEST LIGHTING STORE MODERN LIGHTING DESIGN STORE 1315 East Boulevard, Ste. 170 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.0109 ModernLightingDesign.com

BEST INDEPENDENT BOOK STORE PARK ROAD BOOKS 4139 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.9239 ParkRoadBooks.com

FAVORITE LOCAL LIFESTYLE BLOG EAT WORK PLAY EWPCLT.com

BEST INNOVATIVE COMPANY (SERVICE) HEALTHMAX CENTER 10310 Feldfarm Lane, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28210 | 704.759.9020 HealthmaxCenter.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 Charlotte | 28277 | 704.541.1431 BeHandpicked.com BEST KNITTING CLASSES CHARLOTTE YARN 1235 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.373.7442 CharlotteYarn.com

BEST MORTGAGE LENDER MOVEMENT MORTGAGE 8024 Calvin Hall Road Indian Land | 29707 | 877.314.1499 Movement.com BEST NO TOBACCO HERE (SMOKE SHOP) CHIEF’S SMOKE SHOP 1306 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.938.6028 Facebook.com/ChiefssMikeShop704 BEST NOT YOUR DADDY’S RIDE (AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP) METROLINA AUTO GROUP Founded on trust, integrity, and respect. They are proud to offer these values in their sales and business practices so their customers keep coming back. The vehicles on their lot have the best prices and quality in the area so stop by and see them today! 6010 Kenley Lane, Ste. B Charlotte | 28217 | 704.705.2570 MetrolinaAutoGroup.com

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BEST PARK FOR MAN’S BEST FRIEND FRAZIER DOG PARK 1201 West 4th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.432.4280 CharMeck.org BEST PEARLY WHITES (DENTIST) LINEBERGER DENTISTRY Lineberger Dentistry is pleased to offer you absolutely everything you’d expect from a general dentist – comprehensive exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, crowns…the works, really. 347 North Caswell Road, Ste. 201 Charlotte | 28204 | 980.859.7550 LinebergerDentistry.com BEST PET GROOMING CLUB BEST RUNNING WILD (DOGGIE DAY CARE) CLUB FETCH Their goal is to have your dog to come back and play..... or stay! They are proud to provide an upscale, exclusive, sanitary environment that will make your dog feel pampered and content. 1710 Camden Road Charlotte | 28203 | 980.237.7778 ClubFetch.com BEST PLACE TO WORK (LESS THAN 100 EMPLOYEES) RED MOON MARKETING 4100 Coca Cola Plaza, Ste. 215 Charlotte | 28211 | 704.366.1147 RedMoonMkt.com

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BEST PLACE TO WORK (MORE THAN 100 EMPLOYEES) RED VENTURES 1101 Red Ventures Drive Fort Mill | 29707 | 704.971.2300 RedVentures.com BEST PLACE TO WORSHIP (CHURCH) FOREST HILL CHURCH Multiple Locations Charlotte | 28277 | 704.716.8700 ForestHill.org BEST PUBLIC RELATIONS OR MARKETING FIRM PIVOT PR 115 East Park Avenue, Ste. 310 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.774.9271 PivotPublicRelations.com FAVORITE REAL ESTATE AGENCY MY TOWNHOME 1500 South Boulevard, Ste. 101 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.377.4567 MyTownHome.com


FAVORITE REAL ESTATE AGENT (FEMALE) HEATHER HOPKINSON, RE/MAX EXECUTIVE REALTOR Heather Hopkinson has been serving clients in the Charlotte Metro area since 2002. Real Estate is her passion, and each client is treated as family to her team. Her honesty and communication have created an environment where over 90% of her business comes from repeat clients and referrals. 2108 South Boulevard, Ste. 116 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.562.20717 HeatherHopkinson.com FAVORITE REAL ESTATE AGENT (MALE) DAVID BOLINGER, MCDEVITT AGENCY David is an energetic and charismatic agent who carries his love for the city of Charlotte over into his career in real estate. With his extensive knowledge, attention to detail, and tireless commitment, David has earned the respect of his clients and peers alike. 237 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.301.2945 DavidMBolinger.com BEST REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM MCGRATH & SPIELBERGER, PLLC 6201 Fairview Road, Ste. 330 Charlotte | 28210 | 704.271.5000 McGrathSpielberger.com

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BEST STATIONERY STORE THE BUTTERCUP GIFTS AND STATIONERY 343 Providence Road Charlotte | 28207 | 704.333.0544 TheButterCupCharlotte.com BEST STAYING MOBILE (APP) YELP Yelp.com FAVORITE THE FLYEST TRAVEL AGENCY IMAGINE TRAVEL, STEFANI HASTY TRAVEL AGENT AND LEISURE CONSULTANT Charlotte | 704.936.6291 Stefani@ImagineTravelVacations.com ImagineTravelVacations.com BEST THE HANGOVER CURE HYDRATE MEDICAL 228 East Boulevard, Ste. 200 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.352.0042 HydrateMedical.com FAVORITE THE ONE WHO TAKES CARE OF IT ALL (CONCIERGE) RUNZ CLT P.O Box 32202 Charlotte | 28232 | 704.593.6787 RunzLlc.com


BEST TOTAL EYE CARE (OPTOMETRIST) MY EYE DR Multiple Locations MyEyeDr.com BEST TRADITIONAL HOME STORES COTSWOLD MARKETPLACE 200 North Sharon Amity Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.365.3331 CotswoldMarketplace.com BEST UNCLOG THE DRAIN (PLUMBER) QUEEN CITY PLUMBING 3415 Westinghouse Boulevard, Ste. 1 Charlotte | 28273 | 704.634.4466 QueenCityPlumbingCharlotte.com BEST USED BOOK STORE THE LAST WORD 5744 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28213 | 704.966.9673 TheLastWordCharlotte.com BEST VAPE SHOP KURE VAPORIUM Multiple Locations KureVapes.com BEST WALK THE DOG (DOG WALKER) LIL FRIENDS PET SITTING Charlotte | 704.340.8102 LittleFriendsPetSitting.com

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BEST WAX JOB (CUSTOM DETAILING) QUALITY FINISH CUSTOM DETAILING QualityFinishDetailing.com BEST WEDDING DESIGNER NY BRIDE & GROOM 4618 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.529.6400 NyBride.com BEST WEDDING PLANNER KRISTIN TAYLOR EVENTS 809 West Hill Street Charlotte | 28208 | 980.288.5092 KristinTaylorEvents.com FAVORITE WEDDING REGISTRY CRATE & BARREL 4320 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.362.4003 CrateAndBarrel.com BEST WHERE TO SAY I DO (BESIDE A CHURCH) ALEXANDER HOMESTEAD WEDDINGS 4717 Shamrock Drive Charlotte | 28215 | 704.737.1023 AlexanderHomesteadWeddings.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


BEST AFTER HOURS HOT SPOT UPTOWN CABARET 108 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.344.0802 UptownCabaretClubs.com BEST AFTER-DINNER DRINKS BEST HOTEL BAR STOKE CHARLOTTE The warmth of wood-fired cooking complemented by meticulously sourced seasonal ingredients from Carolina farms and local partners. Simple, rustic yet refined flavors served in a gathering space with a laid back, neighborhood vibe. 100 West Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.353.6005 StokeCharlotte.com BEST AROUND THE WORLD (PLACE WITH INT’L VIBE) OAK ROOM 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.372.5255 OakRoomClt.com

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BEST BACHELOR PARTY (THE PLACE TO BE) BEST ON THE POLE (STRIP CLUB) MEN’S CLUB OF CHARLOTTE 444 Tyvola Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.525.8525 MensClub.com


BEST BAR TO MEET SINGLES BEST DAY DRINKING SPOT SLATE BILLIARDS 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.372.5255 SlateClt.com BEST BACHELORETTE PARTY (THE PLACE TO BE) FAVORITE GIRL’S NIGHT OUT BEST PLACE TO DANCE YOUR BOOTY OFF ROXBURY NIGHTCLUB 116 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.375.8090 RoxburyNightClub.com BEST BAR IN THE BURBS GRID IRON 13105 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28278 | 704.588.1130 TheRandazzosGridIron.com BEST BAR THAT OPENED IN 2016 LARGEST SELECTION OF DRAFT BEER FLIGHT BEER GARDEN & MUSIC HALL 314 North College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.474.1551 FlightClt.com BEST BAR TO FEED YOUR INNER CHILD FAVORITE MONDAY NIGHT PLACE THE BLIND PIG 453 East 36th Street Charlotte | 28205 | 980.819.9942 TheBlindPigNoda.com

BEST BLOODY MARY BAR MOO & BREW 1300 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.585.4148 MooAndBrew.com BEST BOTTLE SHOP SALUD BEER SHOP 3306 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 980.495.6612 SaludBeerShop.com FAVORITE BOURBON JACK DANIELS JackDaniels.com FAVORITE BREW MASTER SCOTT KIMBALL, TRIPLE C BREWING 2900 Griffith Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.372.3212 TripleCBrewing.com

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FAVORITE BREWERY IN CABARRUS COUNTY CABARRUS BREWING COMPANY Cabarrus Brewing Company is the first full-scale craft brewery in Concord and Cabarrus County. They strive to meld local history, character and traditions with locally produced craft beer! 329 McGill Avenue Concord | 28027 | 704.490.4487 CabarrusBrewing.com FAVORITE BREWERY IN GASTON COUNTY RUSTED MILL ARTISAN ALES 136 Durkee Lane OleDallasBreweryl.com FAVORITE BREWERY IN LAKE NORMAN D9 BREWERY COMPANY 11138 Treynorth Drive Cornelius | 28031 | 704.457.9368 D9Brewing.com FAVORITE BREWERY IN MECKENBURG COUNTY THE OLDE MECKLENBURG BREWERY 4150 Yancey Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.525.5644 OldeMeckBrew.com

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FAVORITE BREWERY IN NODA FREE RANGE BREWING 2320 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 980.201.9096 FreeRangeBrewing.com FAVORITE BREWERY IN PLAZA MIDWOOD FAVORITE BREWERY THAT OPENED IN 2016 LEGION BREWING CO. Legion Brewing Company was born from the ethos that sharing good beer with friends is one of life’s great pleasures. Legion Brewing’s goal is to be a constant uniting force of community and great beer, both in their neighborhood and across the city. 1906 Commonwealth Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 844.467.5683 LegionBrewing.com FAVORITE BREWERY IN SOUTH END WOODEN ROBOT BREWERY A farmhouse‑style craft brewery, focusing on supremely drinkable saisons, unique hoppy Belgian ales, and innovative wood‑aged and wild beer. Wooden Robot represents the blending of seemingly disparate elements into a wonderful union. 1440 South Tryon Street, Ste. 110 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.819.7875 WoodenRobotBrewery.com


BEST CLUB FOR MUSIC BEST PRIVATE CLUB BUBBLE 210 East Trade Street, Ste. A200 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.733.9427 BubbleCharlotte.com BEST CLUB THAT OPENED IN 2016 BEST CLUB WITH MOST ATTRACTIVE CROWD BEST DANCE CLUB THAT OPENED IN 2016 KANDY BAR 210 East Trade Street, Ste. 342 Charlotte | 28202 | 980.585.4337 KandyBarCharlotte.com BEST COUGAR BAR BLACKFINN AMERIPUB – BALLANTYNE 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28277 | 704.900.6095 BlackFinnAmeriPub.com BEST COUNTRY MUSIC BAR COYOTE JOE’S 4621 Wilkinson Boulevard Charlotte | 28208 | 704.399.4946 Coyote-Joes.com

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BEST CRAFT BEER BAR CRAFT TASTING ROOM & GROWLER SHOP Looking for some specialty craft beers? Then look no further than Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop! They have over 40 beers on tap, and over 100 beers offered to go. For this phenomenal reason, they are this year’s’ Best Craft Beer Bar! 1320 South Church Street, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.207.3716 CraftGrowlerShop.com BEST CRAFT COCKTAIL CENTRAL BEST KARAOKE BAR BEST LOUNGE LIZARD 8.2.0 BAR/RESTAURANT 8.2.0 features an Arcade, Pizzeria that also features Pommes Frites with 21 dips, upscale Karaoke Lounge, Hidden Library, 2 main bars and large event rooms, all in one space. 820 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 980.256.4646 820Clt.com FAVORITE CIDERY RED CLAY CIDERWORKS Red Clay Ciderworks uses a unique blend of North Carolina apples to create a refreshing cider that’s not too sweet. With quality as their focus, they think you’ll be just as juiced to drink our small-batch ciders as they are to make them! 245 Clanton Road Charlotte | 28217 | 980.498.0676 RedClayCiderWorks.com


FAVORITE DISTILLERY (MECKLENBURG COUNTY) GREAT WAGON ROAD DISTILLING COMPANY 227 Southside Drive Charlotte | 28217 | 704.469.9330 GWRDistilling.com BEST DIVE BAR THE THIRSTY BEAVER 1225 Central Avenue Charlotte | 2820 | 704.332.3612 Facebook.com/ TheThirstyBeaverSaloon FAVORITE FRIDAY NIGHT PLACE CITY LIGHTS ROOFTOP 555 South McDowell Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.372.9610 CityLightsRoofTop.com BEST GET THE NIGHT STARTED FAVORITE 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 it is the perfect time to enjoy Charlotte’s largest patio. 920 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.333.4111 VBGBUptown.

BEST HAPPY HOUR/DRINK SPECIALS HATTIE’S TAP & TAVERN 2918 The Plaza Charlotte | 28205 | 980.938.6228 HattiesCharlotte.com BEST HIPSTER BAR PINT CENTRAL 1226 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.9108 Pint-Central.com BEST HOOKAH LOUNGE BARRELED AT THE LIFT 1600 East Woodlawn Road, Ste. 130 Charlotte | 28209 | 704.626.8850 BarreledCharlotte.com FAVORITE HOSTESS WITH THE MOST (PLACE TO HAVE A PARTY) BEST PLACE TO TAKE A FIRST DATE ENSO ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI BAR Part bistro, part lounge, part meeting place, Enso has something for everyone. From the exotic flavors offered on the menu to its contemporary, elegant design and decor, Enso is a feast for the senses. 210 East Trade Street, Ste. A108 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.3676 EnsoCharlotte.com

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BEST “IN CROWD” BAR ESSEX BAR & BISTRO Charlotte’s newest uptown craft cocktail bar and gastropub, Essex is part bistro, part lounge, and part meeting place. They have put as much care into the craft of cocktailing as they do in their menu of international cuisine. 101 South Tryon Street, Ste. 14 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.313.5138 EssexNC.com BEST JAZZ CLUB BEST LOUNGE THAT OPENED IN 2016 THE IMPERIAL A classic refined Cocktail and Jazz lounge located in the Northside Station in Uptown. Boasting a signature selection of hand crafted cocktails, designed by our first class team of mixologists, means cocktails at The Imperial are sure to excite the pallet. 300 North College Street, Ste. 101 Charlotte | 28202 | 980.495.5822 ImperialClt.com BEST JUST VISITING (PLACE TO TAKE YOUR OUT OF TOWN FRIENDS) LUCKY’S BAR & ARCADE 300 North College Street, Ste. 104 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.342.2557 LuckyCharlotte.com

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BEST LARGEST SELECTION OF BOTTLED BEER (ESTABLISHMENT) RHINO MARKET & DELI 1500 West Morehead Street, Ste. E Charlotte | 28208 | 704.348.1428 RhinoMarket.com BEST MAGICAL MARTINI MENU CRAVE DESSERT BAR 500 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.335.0588 CraveDessertBar.com BEST LARGEST SELECTION OF BOTTLED BEER (RETAIL) BULLDOG BEER & WINE SOUTH END 1434 Winnifred Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.910.3267 2447 Park Road, Ste. B Charlotte | 28203 | 980.335.0492 BullDogBeerAndWine.com BEST LARGEST SELECTION OF COCKTAILS THE BROKEN SPOKE 227 Southside Drive, Ste. A1 Charlotte | 28217 | 704.469.9540 BrokenSpokeNC.com BEST LGBT NIGHTSPOT THE BAR AT 316 316 Rensselaer Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.910.1478 Bar316.com


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BEST MARGARITA MENU VIDA VIDA Tacos, Tequila, Canned Beer, Fishbowls, Queso, Tots and Guac-A-Plenty. After Work Home. Game Day Destination. Corporate Hangout. Bachelorette Headquarters. Home of All Things Good - Tacos, Tunes and Booze! 210 East Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.971.8432 TheVidaVida.com FAVORITE MIXOLOGIST HENRY SCHMULLING, MAC’S SPEED SHOP 2511 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.522.6227 MacSpeedShop.com BEST MOST SMOKE WORTHY (CIGAR LOUNGE) CHARLOTTE CIGAR LOUNGE 105 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.371.4000 CharlotteCigars.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (BALLANTYNE) BRAZWELLS PREMIUM PUB 11318 North Community House Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.817.5554 Ballantyne.BrazwellsPub.com

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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) KILLINGTONS RESTAURANT & PUB 0010 Rose Commons Drive Huntersville | 28078 | 704.948.3770 Killingtons.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (MATTHEWS) SEABOARD TAPROOM & WINE BAR 213 North Trade Street Matthews | 28105 | 704.246.8323 CarolinaBeerTemple.net FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (MYERS PARK) BRAZWELLS PREMIUM PUB 1627 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.523.3500 Montford.BrazwellsPub.com


FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (NODA) HEIST BREWERY 2909 North Davidson Street, Ste. 200 Charlotte | 28205 | 704.375.8260 HeistBrewery.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (PLAZA MIDWOOD) KICKSTAND BURGER BAR 1101 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.332.1010 KickstandCharlotte.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 BEST NIGHTLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN CANNON, RAW PHOTAGE Charlotte | 980.474.8832 ReliveTheNight.com

FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (SOUTHPARK) TREEHOUSE WHISKEY & FORK Treehouse’s 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. Their enormous patio is an ideal place to enjoy dining with your friends. 4423 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 980.207.0949 Treehouse-Restaurant.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (UNIVERSITY) ALE’S UNIVERSITY 9601 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28262 | 980.498.1130 AngryAles.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

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BEST NIGHTSPOT FOR CELEBRITIES BEST VIP LOUNGE LABEL CHARLOTTE 900 NC Music Factory Boulevard, Ste. B6 Charlotte | 28206 | 704.910.0526 LabelCharlotte.com BEST PLACE TO CHANNEL YOUR INNER ZEN ISTANBUL HOOKAH 138 Brevard Court Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.5175 HookahIstanbul.com BEST RIDING THE BULL (COUNTRY SALOON) FAVORITE TUESDAY NIGHT PLACE WHISKY RIVER 210 East Trade Street, Ste. A208 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.749.1097 TheWhiskyRiver.com FAVORITE RUM KRACKEN KrakenRum.com FAVORITE SHOT FIREBALL FireBallWhisky.com FAVORITE S.I.N. NIGHT FAVORITE SUNDAY NIGHT PLACE SIP 200 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.334.3315 SipCharlotte.com

BEST SALT OR NO SALT (MARGARITA) HOT TACO 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.8226 HotTaco.com FAVORITE SATURDAY NIGHT PLACE BLACKFINN AMERIPUB - EPICENTRE 210 East Trade Street, Ste. B100 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.971.4440 BlackfinnAmeriPub.com BEST SPLASH OF ORANGE JUICE (MIMOSA) VIVACE 1100 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.370.7755 VivaceCharlotte.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (BALLANTYNE) HICKORY TAVERN 12210 Copper Way Charlotte | 28277 | 704.295.9009 TheHickoryTavern.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (DILWORTH) 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


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FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (LAKE NORMAN) HICKORY TAVERN 9526 Birkdale Crossings Drive, Ste. 30 Huntersville | 28078 | 704.897.8490 TheHickoryTavern.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (MATTHEWS) RUSSELL’S PUB AND GRILL 1609 Sardis Road, Ste. N Charlotte | 28270 | 704.814.7837 RussellsPubAndGrill.com FAVORITE TEQUILA 1800 TEQUILA 1800Tequila.com FAVORITE VODKA TITO’S TitosVodka.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (MYERS PARK) BRAZWELLS PREMIUM PUB 1627 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.523.3500 Montford.BrazwellsPub.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (NODA) SOLSTICE TAVERN 3221 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.342.2556 SolsticeTavern.com

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FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (PLAZA MIDWOOD) BAR WITH THE HOTTEST STAFF 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 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.370.2000 AllAmericanPubClt.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (SOUTHPARK) TACO MAC 4626 Piedmont Row Drive Charlotte | 28210 | 704.972.0503 TacoMac.com FAVORITE WHISKEY BUSHMILLS BushMills.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (UNIVERSITY) BEST COLLEGE NIGHT HANGOUT ALE’S UNIVERSITY 9601 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28262 | 980.498.1130 AngryAles.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (UPTOWN) STRIKECITY 210 East Trade Street, Ste. D1 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.9300 StrikeCityCharlotte.com


BEST THE SCENE (PLACE TO SEE ALL YOUR FRIENDS) SYCAMORE BREWING 2161 Hawkins Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.910.3821 SycamoreBrew.com FAVORITE THURSDAY NIGHT PLACE SELWYN PUB 2801 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte | 28209 | 704.333.3443 BEST ULTIMATE WINE LIST BONTERRA DINING & WINE ROOM 1829 Cleveland Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.9463 BonterraDining.com FAVORITE UPTOWN BAR MORTIMER’S CAFÉ AND PUB Situated in the EpiCentre, Mortimer’s caters to those wishing to enjoy drinks, great food and quality conversation. So whether you’re looking for a sunny patio, a quick lunch, great drink specials, live music, or a night out on the town, Mortimer’s is the place. 210 East Trade Street, Ste. C148 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.688.0366 MortimersPub.com FAVORITE WEDNESDAY NIGHT PLACE LEVEL WEDNESDAY, SUITE 210 East Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.971.7878 SuiteCharlotte.com

FAVORITE WINE BAR THAT OPENED IN 2016 POPLAR TAPAS WINE SPIRITS Located at the Historic Morrison House in Charlotte’s Fourth Ward, the Poplar Street Cafe and Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere in refined surroundings. 224 West 10th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.940.5757 PoplarStreetCafeBar.com FAVORITE WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (BALLANTYNE) VINTNER WINE MARKET 8128 Providence Road, Ste. 500 Charlotte | 28277 | 704.543.9909 VintnerWineMarketNC.com FAVORITE WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (DILWORTH) BEST FIRST DATE NIGHT TO HANG FOXCROFT WINE COMPANY 1235 East Boulevard, Ste. 1 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.602.2133 7824 Fairview Road Charlotte | 28226 | 704.365.6550 FoxcroftWine.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

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FAVORITE WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (MATTHEWS) SEABOARD TAPROOM & WINE BAR 213 North Trade Street Matthews | 28105 | 704.246.8323 CarolinaBeerTemple.net FAVORITE WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (MYERS PARK) PETIT PHILIPPE 2820 Selwyn Avenue, Ste. 160 Charlotte | 28209 | 704.332.9910 PetitPhilippe.com FAVORITE WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (NODA) WHISKEY WINE ROOM 3123 North Davidson Street, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28205 | 980.474.1455 Facebook.com/WhiskeyWineRoom FAVORITE WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (PLAZA MIDWOOD) TWENTY-TWO 1500 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.498.7625 Facebook.com/GalleryTwentyTwoCLT FAVORITE WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (SOUTH END) LADY M CAKE BOUTIQUE 1320 South Church Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.299.1968 LadyM.com

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FAVORITE WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (SOUTHPARK) CORKBUZZ RESTAURANT & WINE BAR 4905 Ashley Park Lane, Ste. J Charlotte | 28210 | 704.625.1328 Charlotte.CorkBuzz.com FAVORITE WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (UNIVERSITY) THE WINE VAULT 9009 J M Keynes Drive, Ste. 1 Charlotte | 28262 | 704.548.9463 HeadWino.com FAVORITE WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (UPTOWN) 204 NORTH KITCHEN & COCKTAILS 204 North is a modern farm to table restaurant with craft cocktails, local beers on tap and bottles of wines to share. They take pride in locally sourcing their products allowing the natural flavors of the Carolinas to come through. Stop by & Enjoy!” 204 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.3747 204North.com FAVORITE WINERY IN NORTH CAROLINA CHILDRESS VINEYARDS 1000 Childress Vineyards Road Lexington | 27295 | 336.236.9463 ChildressVineyards.com


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