Last Updated on October 11, 2022
Home to foodies’ favorite hot spots, epic skyline views and quirky vibes, Plaza Midwood is a neighborhood worth exploring.
Located only a mile or so from Uptown Charlotte, Plaza Midwood has quickly become one of the most sought after neighborhoods in all of Charlotte. Thinking about making this funky area of town home?
Here’s your guide to all things Plaza Midwood.
Plaza Midwood Restaurants
A cute neighborhood known for locally-owned funky eateries, Plaza Midwood has no shortage of places to grab a bite. Here is a collection of some of the best restaurants close by.
Arguably one of the best restaurants in Plaza Midwood, Soul Gastrolounge features small plates, sushi and cocktails. A DJ spins music every night at 10, you can enjoy the patio year round and try eclectic cocktails–what more could you ask for?
If barbeque is what you’re craving, Midwood Smokehouse is sure to satisfy. Beyond its claim to fame as the home to Charlotte’s best BBQ, Midwood Smokehouse also has tacos, salads and wide variety of sandwiches on the menu, too.
Since 2007 this cozy European-style cafe has been cooking their renowned pizzas–complete with handmade dough and mozzarella cheese.
The cutest little breakfast and brunch place–Snooze is home to all things french toast, pancakes, and of course, avocado toast.
Bistro la Bon
This restaurant describes its plates as “edible art in the form of small plates,” with unmatched flavor combinations that you can’t get anywhere else. Don’t forget to check out their brunch menu, too.
The Diamond Restaurant
Since 1945 this throwback eatery has been serving patrons double decker burgers, hamburger steak, fried chicken and other yummy goodies.
Things to do in Plaza Midwood
Throw a frisbee in Midwood Park
Burn some energy in this 6-acre park. Home to ample space to run around, Midwood Park has basketball and tennis courts, an amphitheatre, playground, picnic shelters and community garden.
Visit the breweries
Home to three of Charlotte’s hottest breweries, Pilot Brewing, Legion Brewing and Resident Culture Brewing,there’s no shortage of craft beer in Plaza Midwood.
Shop at Green with Envy
Rated one of the top boutiques in Charlotte, Green with Envy is 4,000 square feet jammed packed with gifts from over 60 local artisans.
Browse the shelves at Moxie Mercantile
An eclectic little shop, Moxie Mercantile describes itself as a community-centered boutique with unique pieces from local artists.
Enjoy the Common Market
A twist on the old-school general market you can still find in small towns, Common Market is a convenient store with a modern twist. What was first birthed to give Plaza Midwood residents a spot to pick up necessities has blossomed into a spot to grab a bite, get a drink and meet up with friends.
Bowl at Pinhouse
Appropriately named, Pinhouse is the perfect place to relax with friends. Grab a wristband at the door and immediately get access to over 70 taps that are self-serve style. If you’re hungry you can grab a bite from the full-time food truck that’s parked outside Tuesday through Sunday. And of course, there’s the bowling–you can reserve one of four duckpin bowling lanes online.
Sip wine at Bohemian Wine Bar
Open Wednesday through Sunday, The Bohemian Wine Bar is a funky, laid back wine bar. Beyond wine, you can sample flatbreads, cheese, charcuterie and even dessert. You can even join their wine club and get 4 bottles of wine each month, access to exclusive tastings and more–the perfect gift for the wine lover in your family.
Get your caffeine fix at Undercurrent Coffee
Beyond a local spot to get a caffeine buzz, Undercurrent Coffee takes its craft seriously and offers public classes and tastings, as well as educational courses.
Living in Plaza Midwood
Real estate in Plaza Midwood
Median home price—$604,200, up 31.3% YOY
Median days on market— 103
Plaza Midwood holds many events and opportunities to get out and meet your neighbors, and many of these happenings are made possible by the strong neighborhood association. If having an active neighborhood that routinely has events for families is on your wish list, you’ll be very happy living in Plaza Midwood.
As the weather starts to heat up each spring, Midwood Mania kicks off the summer with a time to relax with friends and neighbors. Held the first week in May each year, Midwood Mania features a garden and home tour, 5k race, activities for kids, live music, and even a pet parade!
Movies in Midwood Park
Grab the family, some chairs and blankets and head over to Midwood Park to watch family-friendly movies under the stars.
Each October residents of Plaza Midwood gather at Midwood Park to celebrate Halloween. Complete with a costume parade, trunk or treat and live music and local food, the Fall Crawl is an event most everyone looks forward to each year.
Christmas Ball Workshop & 5K
With the goal of creating the perfect holiday glow, the Christmas Ball Workshop is held each December to help residents make lighted Christmas Balls–talk about a great way to get in the holiday spirit! Finish the day by running in the annual 5K that night and have the opportunity to run through the lighted streets.
Alternative Transportation Week
As an extremely walkable neighborhood, each year Alternative Transportation Week (ATW) is held to energize residents about using other forms of transportation. Homeowners are encouraged to keep the car in the garage for the week and instead try walking, running, biking, scootering or even taking the bus. The week wraps up with Bikefest— an open streets block party.
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