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The Wine Loft - 2201 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, Phone: 704-919-0222
A lot of people like to have a little drink before taking a flight, but the bars and taverns of airports can sometimes be a little overpriced, so why not stop off at The Wine Loft instead? Situated in the trendy South End area of Charlotte, this up-and-coming location offers more than 100 different bottled wines to choose from, with over 70 options available for those just want a single glass. They also offer a nice range of tapas and sharer style food like charcuterie, cheese boards, pizza, and baked brie.
37Sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar - 8724 Outlets Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28278, Phone: 704-588-4305
37Sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar is located just a five-minute drive south of Charlotte Airport, so it's definitely one of the most convenient options for airport travelers and one of the best value places to check out too. There's a very friendly, homely sort of atmosphere at this place and it's ideal for couples or groups of friends to grab a bite and enjoy some juicy cocktails at any time of day. They serve brunch, lunch, and dinner here, with the nachos and sampler platters being particularly popular.
Copper - 311 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, Phone: 704-333-0063
Located in a beautiful old building, Copper is an Indian restaurant with a modern twist, and it's nicely located out on the western side of Central Charlotte, about 15 minutes away from Charlotte Airport. You'll find all the staples of Indian cuisine at this place like Tikka Masala and Saag Paneer, as well as some more contemporary dishes you might not be familiar with like the Kashmiri Chili and Fennel Roasted Lamb Chops or the Amritsari Battered Cod. There are a lot of vegan and vegetarian options too, so this is a place that can suit people of all tastes and dietary plans.