CHARLOTTE, NC

Next to Lake Norman, is Charlotte, known for kayaking, NASCAR, fine BBQ and even pimento cheese. Pimento cheese in this town is the "Southern Pate" or "Carolina Caviar." Trek outside of the city for hiking and beautiful trails. Never you worry, Charlotte is also about: education, diversity and community. FYI, Downtown is called Uptown. Sports fans enjoy the Carolina Panthers and The Charlotte Hornets. Check out the many museums and beautiful art installations around town, like the Metalmporphosis, or the Majestic Firebird statues. You can even relish skyline views from rooftop bars and gastropubs. Here are the places for beer:

CENTER CITY/UPTOWN
(aka Downtown)/
"THE LOOP"

Duckworth's Taphouse
uptown.duckworths.com

VBGB Beer Hall & Garden
vbgbuptown.com

NODA
Free Range Brewing
freerangebrewing.com

MIDTOWN
Craft Tasting Room
craftgrowlershop.com

PLAZA-MIDWOOD
Common Market
commonmarketisgood.com

UNIVERSITY CITY
Armored Cow Brewing
armoredcowbrewing.com

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
charlotte-flying-saucer

SOUTH END
Triple C Brewing Co.
triplecbrewing.com