The Lowdown on LoSo - From Lattes to Lagers and More

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The Lowdown on LoSo - From Lattes to Lagers and More


First off, you may be asking, "What exactly is LoSo?" Well, when I learned what it meant, I was pretty sure I wasn’t the only Charlottean to have to figure out what the newest neighborhood acronym meant! 


I’m sure you already know Charlotte's South End like the back of your hand. Just a hop, skip and a jump further down Tryon Street, you'll stumble into the vibrant area now known as LoSo or Lower South End.


Getting there is a breeze, especially with the Scaleybark LYNX light rail stop right in the heart of it all. And once you're there? Talk about options! This entertainment hub is bursting with spots to grab a drink, whether you're into beer, cider or liquor. But that's not all; you'll also find a slew of amazing restaurants, cafes and fitness studios to keep the good times rolling.


Ready to dive into the LoSo scene? Kick things off with a one-of-a-kind lavender vanilla latte or a refreshing kombucha on tap at Mugshots Coffee & Tea or drive through or walk-up to Burr & Berry Coffee on South. My best tip for Burr & Berry is to order the Bee’s Knees latte - AMAZING!

If brunch is more your style, you can't go wrong with Chef Alyssa's Kitchen. The pancake tacos and stuffed French toast are basically a rite of passage. Another wonderfully hip Brunch restaurant is State of Confusion where you can dine on authentic, scratch-made, fresh from locally-sourced ingredients, Latin American with a flare from New Orleans and the Carolina Lowcountry! It’s a marriage of cultural delights simply made in heaven!


Need to work off that fabulous brunch? Get that heart rate up at Urban MVMNT or Ride Or Die Spin Studio. The best part? They're both in the same building as Mugshots. Talk about convenience! Feel like taking your climbing to new heights? 2220 S. Tryon is home to Inner Peaks Climbing and offers state-of-the-art facilities for all ages and all skill levels.


Ready to switch gears and do some shopping? Make your way down to Sleepy Poet - just past Archdale on South Boulevard. It’s a little outside the LoSo area but, definitely quick & easy access with a much larger warehouse than when it was housed in the original LoSo location. This place is jam-packed with antique home decor and vintage clothing & jewelry Just a heads-up: you might find yourself lost in a labyrinth of retro gems for hours. It’s one of my favorite places to go antiquing!


For dinner, the options are endless! One of our favorites is the El Puro Cuban Restaurant - there’s really nothing on the menu that won’t WOW your senses! Seoul Poke Bowl is another favorite and many visitors will tell you that this restaurant has the best poke bowl in town!


The legendary, ‘retro’ steakhouse that’s been been the go-to steakhouse for 65 years - yes, well before LoSo even became a thing…even before South End got its name! Beef ’n Bottle is tried & true and with an intimate, old-school atmosphere that keeps us coming back for another ‘cozy’ experience! If you’ve never been, you won’t want to miss the ambiance, the impeccable service and their award-winning steaks. Beef ’n Bottle has been voted again and again as Charlotte’s #1 Steak Restaurant in Charlotte by USA Today as well as being named Open Table’s Best Steakhouses in America!

And of course, the craft breweries are plentiful in the LoSo area which houses The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Brewers at 4001 Yancey,  Gilde 1546 Brewery and Protagonist among several others in the neighborhood.


Want more community information? Let’s talk! Call or text me at (704) 491-3310.


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Comments (14)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your post Debe Maxwell, CRS  when we lived in Boston 26+ years ago we lived in the South End and it was just becoming hip cool and trendy.... good restaurants, and good coffee shops.... remember five years ago when we were having dinner after the meetup... that was the South End two blocks from where we used to live:)Endre

Dec 07, 2023 10:29 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debe Maxwell, CRS - Interesting. I think what's really appealing and luckily was approved by the City or Town is the Scaleybank LYNX light rail stop. That was a GREAT idea. When I moved to TX the real estate agent kept trying to push me to move to Addison, TX because of all the restaurants, bars, 4th of July Boom Town celebration, and entertainment. As they say, when in Rome, do as the Roman's do. I'm not a party girl and never got into that type of social movement, but I thought, why not? I'm now a Texan! For me, it wasn't all that exciting mainly because of parking problems and overcrowding. Without public transportation, you can see how that became a problem. I am so glad I decided on Flower Mound and not Addison. I wish the Charlotte's South End a lot of success to stimulate the economy. I'll bet it will attract a lot of people, mainly because of alternate transportation w/out parking. 

Dec 07, 2023 10:33 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I don’t know much about the area but the way you sell it I think I want to buy. :)

Dec 07, 2023 10:36 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

From what you have said and the pictures you have shown, it seems like LoSo would be a great place to be!

Dec 08, 2023 04:07 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Debe,

Love...Love your introducing us to LoSo and the low down on this entertainment hub with such a fun vibe! being able to access it by light rail and a stop right in the middle of it is wonderful! What a vibrant area! Thank you for sharing!

Dec 08, 2023 04:11 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

From Lattes to Lagers.  I love that transition.  Have a wonderful weekend. Go Army. beat Navy!

Dec 08, 2023 04:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debe. Sounds like my drinking buddy from afar, Brian England, and I could make a bear crawl event out of a LoSo tour, ha, ha. Enjoy your day! 

Dec 08, 2023 04:43 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds like a "happening" place! The rail stop is a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

Dec 08, 2023 05:01 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

From my recollections of Charlotte, I would guess it's down where the Adam's Mark hotel used to be and before you get to Independence Blvd

Dec 08, 2023 06:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Families considering a move to the area will love this post. I shared it on Twitter.

Dec 08, 2023 08:27 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

You have a knack with advertising and pumping up your area.  While I may not buy, it does make me want to visit.  Hope you have a fabulous Friday!

Dec 08, 2023 12:13 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe sounds like SoLo is one of the happening places in Charlotte, and a must experience.

Dec 08, 2023 12:35 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

This is an intriguing question but since I've given up alcohol I guess I will go with the chai tea latte if I can find one in SoLo Debe 😎

Dec 08, 2023 04:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

hi Debe- if I were in Charlotte even if just for a visit, I would make it a point to see LoSo. Love the photos!!!

Dec 08, 2023 06:43 PM