a fine selection of locally owned restaurants along South Boulevard. Beef and Bottle has been serving locals hearty steaks and stiff drinks since 1958. The candlelit restaurant provides a quiet and comfortable atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a medium-rare ribeye, a side of sautéed mushrooms and a deep-dish apple pie for dessert. The delicious and filling food more than makes up for the unassuming exterior.
Head north on South Boulevard to visit local, family-owned favorite Zack's Hamburgers. Those craving fast food made fresh head to Zack's for classic burgers, all-beef hot dogs and crispy French fries. Diners consistently claim that Zack's makes the best burgers in Charlotte.
Don't forget to order some of the homemade onion rings, which come fried to perfection in peanut oil.
Authentic taquerias are generally hard to come by in South Charlotte, but Tacos El Nevado delivers in this regard. Homemade corn tortillas and freshly grilled meat are the showstoppers at this South Boulevard restaurant. Tacos come adorned with cilantro, onions and a spritz of lime on top. Radishes and grilled jalapeños complement the platter. Regulars suggest ordering horchata, a beverage made out of rice, vanilla and cinnamon.
During the evening, residents enjoy lounging with a cold one at Sidelines Bar along South Boulevard. Sidelines has daily drink specials, free pool and enough televisions for everyone to watch a favorite sports game. An AMF bowling alley sits just north of Sidelines. Uptown Charlotte
is home to a number of upscale bars, nightclubs, and the majority of the city's music venues.