From uptown to the suburbs, Charlotte scores big batch of new restaurants, breweries and bars

CHARLOTTE — Get your appetites ready; Charlotte’s latest roundup of new dining and drinking establishments is full to the brim. From Uptown Charlotte and close-in neighborhoods to the surrounding region, dozens of restaurants, bars and breweries have opened their doors or are preparing to do so in the months ahead.

Starting in the heart of the city, new additions to the uptown scene include a rebranded lounge at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Second Ward as well as bar and restaurant Paper Mill Pub at Truist Field. Still to come is a two-level seafood restaurant taking over Blackfinn Ameripub at the newly renamed Queen City Quarter, known until last year as the EpiCentre.

In nearby South End, Sycamore Brewing officially debuted its 10,000-square-foot space at The Line at the end of May. That area also gained a couple of music venues — an electronic dance music club called Trio opened on South Mint Street, while Goldie’s combines live music with multiple food concepts farther south, in lower South End.

Other Charlotte restaurants to debut last month include Rosemont Market & Wine Bar in Elizabeth and The Teal Turnip in Oakhurst. Several concepts, including a hamburger joint and coffee shop, have been added to the tenant roster at mixed-use project The Bowl at Ballantyne. And Suffolk Punch unveiled its outpost at SouthPark mall in May.

May also brought about revivals of some former concepts, such as Soul Gastrolounge, which will make its Charlotte return in NoDa after closing in its longtime Plaza Midwood home last year. On the flip side, a number of local spots have closed — some temporarily, others for good.

For a closer look at this month’s restaurant, bar and brewery news, check out the latest installment of Restaurant Bites here.

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