18 places to eat and drink in Uptown’s historic Latta Arcade and Brevard Court

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History can be tough to come by in Charlotte, especially in Uptown where new construction seems to be popping up around every corner.

But you just have to know where to look — like Latta Arcade and Brevard Court, century-old sister developments that have managed to preserve their architectural integrity while maintaining relevance today as a bustling retail marketplace.

It’s the non-museum kind of history I think a lot of us crave more of in Charlotte — the kind that merges seamlessly with modern life. Catch it during the weekday lunch rush or before a Knights game to see it come to life.

Combined, the two developments cover a city block, creating a pedestrian thoroughfare filled with restaurants, shops and businesses from Tryon to Church. Here are the dining destinations you’ll find there.

Brevard Court

Open-air brick courtyard on the Church Street side of the development

Valhalla – Casual Nordic-inspired pub with a full menu

French Quarter – An Uptown staple for 30+ years with popular daily lunch features like the legendary Thursday baked chicken ($8.25)

The Cotton Room – Cozy speakeasy-style craft cocktail bar upstairs at Belfast Mill

Hooligan’s – Charlotte’s hometown soccer bar

Pho Plus – Vietnamese restaurant. Don’t be fooled by the small size; there’s a dining room upstairs

Clover Joe’s – Lunch spot known for its cheesesteaks

Rush Espresso – Quaint little coffee shop

QCBC – Craft beer bar with burgers, brats, hot dogs, chili and more

Melt in Your Mouth – Cupcake bakery

Zablong – Fast-casual, build-your-own pizza joint

Nefelie’s – Greek gyros, souvlaki and more

Belfast Mill – Classic Irish pub


Latta Arcade

Two-story arcade with a glass roof

Sithara Indian – The full-service restaurant is up in University but you’ll find the same authentic Indian cuisine here at their express takeout location

Crisp – Extensive salad bar

Potbelly – Chicago-based sandwich chain (the entrance is outside the arcade on Tryon)

Pie in the Sky – Simple takeout pizza counter

Fujiyama – Counter-service Japanese teriyaki and tempura dishes

Phil’s Deli Express – All-day breakfast, deli sandwiches and burgers

Score – Retail shop with an on-site coffee bar

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