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Where to Hang Out in Charlotte All Day and Night

By Travel Savvy

Day or night, Charlotte, North Carolina is all about the good life! We’ve rounded up some of Charlotte’s most unique coffee joints and drinks destinations to gather with friends at any time of the day (or night!).

Smelly Cat Coffee House 1

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Smelly Cat Coffeehouse

514 E. 36th St. Charlotte, NC


Open Monday and Tuesday 6:00AM - 3:00PM; Wednesday and Thursday 6:00AM - 8:00PM; Friday 6:00AM - 10:00PM; Saturday 6:30AM - 10:00PM; Sunday 6:30AM - 8:00PM

This cafe has earned 5 awards since 2008 for having the best coffee around Charlotte, so clearly Smelly Cat Coffeehouse is a great place to get together with friends. Housed in a transformed little brick building in the NoDa neighborhood, this quirky coffeehouse roasts their own ethically sourced coffee and provides a welcoming environment for coffee lovers.

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Central Coffee Company

719 Louise Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

Open Monday through Saturday 6:00AM - 8:00PM; Sunday 8:00AM - 7:00AM

Located on the edge of two Charlotte neighborhoods -- Plaza-Midwood and Elizabeth -- the Central Coffee Company is a cozy place for groups of friends to gather for a delicious cup of joe. In addition to serving locally sourced coffee, this coffeehouse also prepares all of their own pastries daily --and they even have vegan options!

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The Common Market

2007 Commonwealth Ave.

Open daily 6:30AM - 12:00AM

Plaza-Midwood, Charlotte's funky neighborhood filled with galleries and unique retail shops, is where you'll find a super cool general store that just won't be classified - The Common Market. This is not your average cafe and restaurant--patrons come for the wine tasting, events, eclectic merchandise, and to just hang out playing board games. Find a welcoming community at any of their locations, but we love this one!

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1500 Central Ave (at Pecan Ave)

Open Wednesday and Thursday 5:00PM - 12:00AM; Friday and Saturday 5:00PM - 1:00Am

Check out art and have a cocktail at Twenty-Two, a gallery slash bar located in the heart of Plaza-Midwood. Each month also brings in a new exhibition featuring both local and national artists.


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