If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC you are most likely ready for some football. Often, the tailgating is as fun as the game. Whether you want to throw a full Carolina pig pickin’ before heading to the stadium or settle in at a bar to watch the game on the big screen, Charlotte’s has lots of ways to help you enjoy the game.
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, located just south of Uptown at 911 E. Morehead St., offers free shuttles to every home game.
To stock up for game day grilling, visit What’s Your Beef? Butcher Shop inside the 7th Street Public Market. The locally owned shop stocks standard burgers and sausages, as well as all-natural chicken and specialty cuts.
Fill your cooler with craft beer from one of the city’s breweries. The Common Market South End , located less than a mile from the stadium, has a large craft beer selection. They also have a deli and a case filled with grab-and-go selections if you prefer a hassle-free tailgate meal. The Unknown Brewing Co., located on nearby South Mint Street, sells 32-ounce and 64-ounce growlers of beer to-go.
You can head to the stadium any way and walk around and admire the elaborate setups of seasoned fans. The Pantherfanz Tailgating Club, established in 1999, goes all out with a black-and-silver bus and matching t-shirts.
Swing by The Doghouse at the corner of Mint and Morehead streets for a free tailgate party. The spot has a variety of food choices, a full bar, indoor seating, music, tailgating games and the live WFNZ broadcast.
If you don’t have tickets to the Panthers game, Uptown offers plenty of spots to watch it on TV with fellow fans. Picasso’s Sports Cafe Uptown,Valhalla Pub & Eatery, Carolina Ale House, Mellow Mushroom Uptown,All American Pub, Queen City Q, The Unknown Brewing Co. and Buffalo Wild Wings are all located near the stadium, so you can participate in pregame festivities and then catch the game. The Epicentre, located on East Trade Street, offers several game-watching venues.