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20 Things To Do in Plaza Midwood

Neighborhood Guide

Haley Smith | February 10, 2021

Plaza Midwood

Plaza Midwood is a neighborhood known for it’s laid back atmosphere and night life. From great food to shopping to craft beer, Plaza Midwood has a little something for everyone, making this one of Charlotte’s most popular neighborhoods. If you’re interested in buying or selling a home in Plaza Midwood, contact us HERE. We would love to work with you! 

BATL - Charlotte, NC

Plaza Midwood’s Backyard Axe Throwing League (BATL) is a unique place to try your hand at axe throwing. Learn from the pros then battle your friends in various axe throwing games. Walk-ins are welcomed – no league required!

Light Factory - Charlotte, NC

Reopening on February 10th! The Light Factory is Plaza Midwood’s very own photography art museum. Explore the gallery or sign-up for one of their many photography, film, or video workshops.

Okra Yoga - Charlotte, NC

A place to get away from your daily stresses. Okra offers yoga and wellness classes, massage therapy, and private healing sessions. While you’re there, relax in their tea and coffee lounge!  

Midwood Park Plaza Midwood

A perfect place to sit under a shade tree and read a good book! Midwood Park is a surprisingly large park in the heart of Plaza Midwood. The park has an outdoor amphitheater, community garden, tennis court, playground, and picnic shelter. In the warmer months, you’ll find various food trucks nearby such as Birdsong Brewery and Rita’s ice. The amphitheater host various events throughout the year.

Park Plaza Midwood

Spend a few hours perusing the shelves of Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood Library. This is one of the many Charlotte library branches that are spread around the city. Although this is one of Charlotte areas smaller libraries, their collection is varied and you can even order books for pickup later!  

Midwood Smokehouse Plaza Midwood

Visit one of Charlotte most popular BBQ joints. Every year, Midwood Smokehouse is rated in the top 3 best barbecue spots in the Charlotte area. Midwood’s first location opened in Plaza Midwood in May 2011. Since then, the business has expanded and now includes 5 different locations across North and South Carolina. Try it – you won’t be disappointed!

Dish Plaza Midwood

Seen on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Drives, this eatery serves up true southern cuisine. Fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, meatloaf and more are some of the offerings that Dish offers daily. Miss grandma’s cooking? Just go!

Soul Gastrolounge Plaza Midwood

Try tapas at Soul Gastrolounge. Soul Gastrolounge offers small plates, sushi, and handcrafted cocktails in an intimate setting. One of Charlotte’s best date night restuarants, Soul Gastrolounge has unique offerings such as garlic truffle fries, watermelon tacos, and lamb lollipops. A great place to try something new!  

Krazy Fish Plaza Midwood

An eclectic seafood restaurant and tiki bar with quirky décor, Krazy Fish has been a hit with Charlotteans since its opening in 2010. A large offering will satisfy even the pickiest eater. Try one of their fan favorites – shrimp & grits, seafood creole or Krazy Fish fry.  

Snooze Eatery Plaza Midwood

Snooze Eatery – Breakfast with a creative twist. Snooze Eatery has locations from California all the way to North Carolina but great service and great prices makes this franchise a favorite among Charlotteans. Try one of their fan favorites- the pancake flight featuring pineapple upside down, blueberry danish, and sweet potato pancakes. The cool retro atmosphere and great service will make you want to stick around for hours!  

Workmans Friend Plaza Midwood

Named after the poem, ‘The Workman’s Friend’ by Irish writer Brian O’Nolan, the Workmans Friend is a sanctuary for the wary in need of a good drink. This popular pub serves up some of Charlotte’s finest Irish food. Offerings include fish and chips, the working man’s burger, and irish american grilled cheese. You can’t go wrong with any of these!

Two Scoops Creamery - Charlotte, NC

A favorite all year long, Two Scoops offers over 32 homemade flavors as well as seasonal specials. The family-secret recipes are playful and delicious. A cute, friendly place to get your sugar fix!

Pure Pizza Plaza Midwood

A farm-to-fork experience, Pure Pizza, features pizzas, salads, and sandwiches from local Carolina and Southeastern farms. The owners are passionate about finding the purest ingredients from local resources. From the crust, to the sauce, to the toppings, you’ll find that their offerings are carefully thought out to make one of the tastiest pizzas you can find in the Charlotte area.  

Thomas Street Tavern Plaza Midwood

Located in an old post office, Thomas Street Tavern is popular almost every night of the week. It’s your iconic neighborhood pub where friends are made and good times are had. Play ping pong on the outdoor patio or enjoy live music while taking in the funky, kitschy atmosphere.  

Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood

A staple brewery for Charlotte. Legion Brewing has great food and great beer. One of their most popular brews is called the Juicy Jay an IPA with a juicy, tropical finish.

Slate Interiors - Charlotte, NC

Slate is one of Charlotte area’s best locales to find interesting décor and furnishings for your home. Slate is a multi-merchant venue that has offerings from over 60 merchants and artists. If you’re looking for something unique to add to your home – search here first!

CLTCH - Charlotte, NC

Located on Central Avenue, CLTCH features one-of-a-kind unique accessories, many of which are derived from local crafters. CLTCH, pronounced ‘Clutch,’ has an eclectic selection from mens and women’s jewlery, books, bags, art, and other collectibles.

Green with Envy - Charlotte, NC

Green with Envy is one Charlotte’s best boutiques! The popular boutique opened in 1996 in Davidson, NC, then relocated to Charlotte in 2003. They now have over 4,000 sq ft of shopping offering up everything you can imagine. From clothing and accessories, garden, baby, and pet supplies, it’s a one-stop-shop for all things unique.

Book Buyers Plaza Midwood

Who actually reads the same book twice? If you’re looking for something new or want to trade in your books, this is the place! Book Buyers bookstore has been one of Charlotte’s best bookstores since 1999. If you’re looking for a deal, check out there $1 collection outside the store! While you’re there, try something new at their vegan general store, the Greener Apple.  

Moxie Mercantile - Charlotte, NC

Shop for unique gifts for friends and family at Moxie Mercantile, Plaza Midwood’s very own gift shop! Moxie offers up a blend of home and personal accessories many of which were created locally! Check them out!

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