Opening Soon List: All 34 restaurants, breweries and bars opening soon in Charlotte



20 restaurants and bars that have opened in the past six months

Sukoshi – Grab-and-go sushi restaurant based on styles and flavors from sister restaurant O-Ku.

Poppy’s Bagels South End– New York style bagels (best in town).

The Crunkleton – Classy cocktail bar and restaurant.

Capishe – Fast-casual Italian restaurant from the founder of Salsarita’s.

Sweet Lew’s BBQ –  Authentic old-school North Carolina barbecue.

Yafo Kitchen Dilworth – Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fast-casual spot.

Siggy’s Good Food– New York-style neighborhood cafe.

MERE’S– European-inspired cheese and wine shop in Dilworth.

Common Market South End– Neighborhood market and deli.

Skrimp Shack – Fried-fish chain positioning itself as the “Five Guys of seafood.”

Pour Taproom – Hoppin’-style self-serve bar (118 taps).

Groucho’s Deli – Deli sandwiches, salads piled high with cheese and meats and dipping sauces.

Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo – Rooftop bar and restaurant on the 22nd floor in Uptown.

Legion Brewing SouthPark – Two-story taproom with 40 taps, an upscale bar bites menu.

EastSide Local Eatery – Coffee shop and neighborhood restaurant.

Town Brewing – The brewery (24 taps) is housed in a roughly 11,000-square-foot space.

The Waterman – Two-story, oyster-themed restaurant and bar with a rooftop terrace.

Your Mom’s Donuts Park Road – Popular Matthews-based bakery with square donuts.

Sabor South End– Latin street food.

Cava Park Road – Fast-casual Mediterranean chain.


Complete list of all restaurants, bars and breweries opening soon in Charlotte


Projected Opening: January

Concept: Cozy cocktail bar. They won’t have a menu — you just tell them what you’re looking for and they’ll make it.

Location: NoDa, 424 E. 36th St.


Projected Opening: January

Concept: New American restaurant from the owners of Banner Elk’s Artisanal. Peppervine’s menu will include dishes like pimento cheese scones, Alaskan king crab, Berkshire pork ribs, squid ink bucatini with charred octopus, lemon gnocchi, smoked Pekin duck breast, scallops and dry-aged ribeye.

Location: SouthPark’s Piedmont Town Center

Agenda Preview Story: View renderings of Peppervine, a cool new restaurant coming to SouthPark

Barcelona Wine Bar

Projected Opening: January

Concept: Popular Spanish tapas and wine bar chain with a chic European vibe. Barcelona combines rustic, classic Spanish and Mediterranean flavors with other influences from north Africa and southern France, and the result is a delicious array of tapas, dried savory meat and Spanish cheeses that pair well with the wide selection of wine from Barcelona’s expansive menu.

Location: South End, Design Center

Agenda Preview Story:What to expect at Barcelona Wine Bar, a Spanish-inspired tapas bar coming to South End

Bar Marcel

Projected Opening: January

Concept: Italian restaurant with international influences from the team behind Vivace.

Location: SouthPark, 3920 Sharon Road (Morrison Shopping Center)

The Manchester

Projected Opening: January

Concept: Modern gastropub with a rustic English flare from he folks behind Essex Bar & Bistro and The Local in Uptown. The “refined American” menu will include a prime steak and cheese sandwich, signature lobster roll, 16-ounce prime ribeye and maple-glazed pork belly or shrimp and lobster risotto. Fun fact: The Agenda has also learned that there may be a speakeasy-style “secret room” with specialty cocktails.

Location: South End, 1812 South Blvd (taking the former Liberty space)

Ilios Crafted Greek

Projected Opening: January

Concept: Fast casual Greek restaurant from the team behind popular restaurant Ilios Noche.

Location: South End, on the corner of Church Street and West Summit near Wooden Robot.

The Dunavant

Projected Opening: February 2019

Concept: It’s a $25 steak & bottomless fries restaurant. The Dunavant is dining driven with a restaurant-first, bar-second focus. Charlotte seems to only have high-end steak or chain restaurant steak options. This aims to hit a middle ground. The menu will feature a simple steak and fries style, prix fixe menu similar to something like Medium Rare in Washington DC.

Location: South End, 2322 Dunavant St. It’s near King of Pops and the intersection of Hawkins and Dunavant — walkable to Sycamore.

Agenda Preview Story:The Dunavant, a new $25 steak & bottomless fries concept, coming to South End

Hawkers Asian Street Food

Projected Opening: February 5

Concept: Orlando-based Asian restaurant inspired by hawker stalls of southeast Asia. Hawkers’ menu features “the best and most popular street foods from all over Asia,” including Singapore “Chilli” crab, Filipino-style crispy chicken skins and noodle soups. The menu is divided into five main categories: small plates, noodle soups, salads, noodles and rice dishes.

Location: South End, Design Center

Agenda Preview Story:Hawkers Asian Street Food coming to South End near Superica


Projected Opening: February 2019

Concept: Self-serve bar. The two-story, 6,036-square-foot space will feature four duckpin bowling lanes and 70 taps. For comparison, Hoppin’ is 4,600 square feet and has 60 taps. Pinhouse will also have a large outdoor space, plenty of large TVs, a putting green, about 30 parking spaces and food trucks. In terms of the user experience, Pinhouse will use the same iPourIt dispense technology with wristbands as Hoppin’.

Location: Pinhouse is taking the space formerly occupied by Midwood Cleaners in Plaza Midwood. The exact address is 2306 Central Ave., two blocks away from Resident Culture Brewing.

Agenda Preview Story:Hoppin’ launching new self-serve bar named Pinhouse in Plaza Midwood

Protagonist Clubhouse

Projected Opening: Winter 2019

Concept: This new brewery and taproom leased 1,700 square feet of space on the corner of North Davidson and East 35th streets. It’s the space formerly occupied by NoDa Grocery in the same complex as Popbar.

Location: Fat City Lofts in NoDa

Agenda Preview Story:New brewery named Protagonist Clubhouse opening near Popbar in NoDa

Optimist Hall

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Giant food hall with a bunch of different food and drink concepts. If you’re familiar with Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market in Atlanta, UrbanSpace in New York City or Morgan Street Food Hall in Raleigh, you can get a pretty good idea of what to expect here. It’s going to be incredible.

Location: 340 E. 16th St.

Agenda Preview Story:Everything we know so far about Optimist Hall’s food and drink tenants

Lincoln St. Kitchen & Cocktail

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Cocktail bar from Craft owner Dan Davis. It’ll be in the 3,000-square-foot space next door formerly occupied by Lady M. The concept is relatively straightforward: Take what everyone loves about Craft and create a complementary sister project with a focus on wine, whiskey and small plates.

Location: 1320 S. Church St.

NC Red

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Latest restaurant from Bruce Moffett, the owner of Charlotte staples like Good Food, Stagioni and Barrington’s. The menu will consist of Southern food (think fried chicken) and New England food (think lobster roll).

Location: Plaza Midwood, 1205 Thomas Ave.

Agenda Preview Story:Details emerge on N.C. Red, Bruce Moffett’s highly anticipated restaurant opening in the old Penguin Drive-In

Sushi Bar at Clean Catch

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Eight- to 10-seat, u-shaped sushi bar inside of Clean Catch. To run the sushi program, Clean Catch hired Jesse Vang, previously the sous chef at O-Ku. Sushi is currently being served Wednesday through Sunday right now.

Location: Myers Park, 2820 Selwyn Ave.

Agenda Preview Story: Clean Catch now serving sushi and will soon debut a new sushi bar


Project Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Snooze A.M. Eatery is a popular Denver-based breakfast, lunch and brunch spot. Snooze has more than 30 locations with most in Colorado, California, Arizona and Texas. According to their website, this will be Snooze’s first east coast location.

Location: Plaza Midwood, 1331 Central Ave. (same building as the new Yafo).

Agenda Preview Story: Snooze, a popular Denver-based breakfast, lunch and brunch spot opening in Plaza Midwood

Lower Left Brewing

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: In terms of beer, Lower Left Brewing Co. will have four to six core beers available year round including a New England IPA, tropical IPA, American pale ale, blonde ale, amber ale and a porter or stout. The brewhouse will be 1,200 square feet, and the taproom will be about 900 square feet. Expect front and rear outdoor seating, lawn games, live music and a dedicated kids area. The brewery will not have food, but there will be prepackaged snacks for sale, popcorn and a rotating food truck lineup.

Location: The exact address is 4528 Nations Crossing Road — within walking distance of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Sugar Creek Brewing and Brewers at 4001 Yancey.

Agenda Preview Story:New brewery named Lower Left Brewing Co coming to Lower South End in early 2019 near OMB

Room & Board

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Dinner and drink spot to start, with brunch on the weekends. The menu’s still in the rough-draft stages, but you can expect something like Seoul Food where you pick from a list of meats and vegetables. There will be fried chicken, pulled pork, brisket and other meats.

Agenda Preview Story: New restaurant Room & Board coming to the former Revolution Ale House in NoDa

Pins Mechanical Company

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Pins Mechanical Company, a popular social house, has games like foosball, pinball, duckpin bowling, ping pong and bocce. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade has pretty much every classic arcade game from the ’80s and ’90s. Rise Brands, the parent company, will develop both concepts next to each other. Both have quality cocktails on top of an extensive beer list (custom curated, no “paid for” stuff here). And it’s all housed in a massive and beautiful facility with modern rustic decor in a giant 20,000-square-foot space.

Location: South End, 307 W. Tremont Ave. near the new Common Market.

Agenda Preview Story:Pins Mechanical Company and 16-Bit Bar+Arcade are coming to South End

Pepperbox Doughnuts

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Chef-driven doughnuts. Flavors include s’mores, rhubarb vanilla bean, blackberry candied kiwi, crème brûlée, Mexican hot chocolate and blueberry white chocolate.

Location: South End, Design Center

Noble Smoke

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Jim Noble, the restaurateur behind Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen and King’s Kitchen, has a new venture in the works — a massive barbecue restaurant in an old bus storage facility on the west side

Location: Freedom Drive, 2216 Freedom Drive

Agenda Preview Story:Noble Smoke could give Charlotte a true barbecue flagship

Bossy Beaut’s Chicken Shack

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Look for a simple menu — Chicken sandwich, slaw, salad and fries — plus a custom beer from Hyde Brewing. The chicken is brined and then buttermilk-soaked before being seasoned with salt and pepper, floured and deep-fried.

Location: Freedom Drive, 2216 Freedom Drive

Agenda Preview Story:New “chicken shack” concept from Jim Noble coming to Freedom Drive


Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Bakery and market from Rooster’s owner Jim Noble. Copain will offer bakery items like bread, breakfast pastries, pies and cakes as well as grab-and-go sandwiches, soups, seasonal salads, vegetables, proteins, complete meals, wine, coffee and more. Customers will have the option of online ordering, and Copain will also offer a curated selection of kitchen and home goods just in case you need a quick gift with your baguette and bottle of wine.

Location: SouthPark

Agenda Preview Story: Details emerge on Copain, the SouthPark bakery and market from Rooster’s owner Jim Noble

The Eagle Food & Beer Hall

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Rustic-chic, Cincinnati-based restaurant with total of four locations serving fried chicken and other classic Southern food.

Location: South End, Atherton Mill

Agenda Preview Story:Popular fried chicken joint opening a few blocks away from Price’s and Leroy Fox in South End

Flower Child

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Popular health food restaurant with several locations throughout the southwest and California. The menu features bowls, salads and wraps made with responsibly sourced health foods like sustainable salmon, grass-fed beef and organic non-GMO tofu.

Location: South End, 1537 Camden Road (space formerly occupied by Phat Burrito)

Southern Solstice Brewing

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: This new will open down the street from Unknown Brewing near Bank of America Stadium. Expect a 3,200-square-foot taproom and a 1,800-square-foot front patio. “I like to use rare and hard to find malts,” Tim told the Agenda. “We’ll have some unicorns in the IPA realm.” Expect English style beers, pale ales and IPAs. There are no plans to have flagship beers, everything will rotate. Oh, and they’re also purchasing a food truck that will focus on “classy bar food that doesn’t break the bank.”

Location: Gold District, 1200 S. Graham St.

Agenda Preview Story:New brewery going into mid-century modern building near Bank of America Stadium

The Fairwood 226

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Restaurant and bar. Expect a “bar centric” atmosphere that offers guests beer, wine and liquor, as well as a kitchen that stays open until 2 a.m.

Location: South End at 226 Fairwood, a short walk away from Triple C and also within walking distance of The Suffolk Punch and Lenny Boy Brewing.

Agenda Preview Story:New restaurant and bar named The Fairwood 226 planned for South End near Triple C

Queen City Pour House

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Restaurant and bar. Expect plenty of TVs, open garage doors, elevated bar food, straightforward cocktails and plenty of beer on tap.

Location: South End on the corner of Tremont and Hawkins

Agenda Preview Story:New restaurant and bar named Queen City Pour House planned for South End


Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Indigo Road, the restaurant group behind O-Ku Charlotte and Oak Steakhouse, will launch this Italian restaurant. The Italian restaurant will be named Indaco Charlotte. It’ll be Indaco’s second location; the original is in Charleston. Indaco Charleston is a hit.

Location: South End, Atherton Mill

Agenda Preview Story:Most popular dishes at Indaco, a highly rated Charleston-based Italian restaurant coming to South End


Rhino Market – Villa Heights & South End

Neighborhood market and deli. These will be their third and fourth locations.

Villa Heights Projected Opening: Early 2019

South End Projected Opening: Early 2019

Chopt Uptown

Popular salad chain. This is Chopt’s fourth Charlotte area location. It’ll take the space formerly occupied by Fifth Third Bank at 212 S. Tryon St.

Project Opening: Spring 2019