Charlotte Douglas International Airport is one of The world’s busiest airport.
Important reasons: As passenger numbers continue to recover, so too does the number of people looking for eateries all the way from Concourse A to Concourse E.
What’s next: Six new spots are opening at the airport, Bob Boorom, HMSHost’s vice president of operations, told Axios. HSMHost operates many of the airport’s eateries. Upcoming local additions include The Waterman and Midwood Smokehouse, which offer some new local options.
Take a look around:
Noda Shuzo Co., Ltd. is a Charlotte institution, and you can’t go wrong with enjoying a beer and snack here. Located near Gate A29. You can also buy cans to take home here.
- Flatbreads and tacos accompany the beer and spirits menu. NoDa serves your favorite draft beers such as Hop, Drop and Roll (7.2% ABV IPA) and Jam Session (5.1% ABV Pale Ale).
broken spokeCharlotte’s Original, sitting near Gate A21A cocktail bar on wheels can be moved to Concourse A North when construction is complete in 2024. Also included is a new sign that reflects the name used at the NoDa and Waxhaw brothers locations: Great Wagon Road Distilling Co.
- Try the grapefruit mule. Watch as the bartender slaps a rosemary garnish to awaken the herbal oil.
Further details: Great Wagon Road Distilling Co. Expands to Waxhoe
summer house was the first new space HSMHost to open in Charlotte after the pandemic began. There is a sit-down restaurant and bar, as well as a takeaway market near Gates B5-6.
- From fish tacos to a California-inspired wine list, we offer a menu inspired by California.
Bonus: All of Summer House’s breads are made by Charlotte’s Sunflour Baking Company.
Chicago-based Beatrix Market Open mid-January Near C8 GateGrab and go spots have plenty of healthy options, but don’t forget to try the giant chocolate chip cookie.
common spaceLocated near The Plaza, it doubles as a coffee shop during the day and a bar at night, where you can enjoy your morning coffee or an espresso martini, depending on the time of your flight.
Bonus: They offer Counter Culture Coffee, a Durham-based coffee roaster.
evil weedis an Asheville-based brewery that opened at the airport in 2019 and is located at The Plaza on Concourse D.
Bonus: You can order from the adjacent Shake Shack from Wicked Weed’s bar.
Sycamore Brewing Open in Concourse E November last year.you will find it nearby Gate E36-45.
- The vibrant, bright space makes you feel like you’re not at the airport. Order a Mountain Candy beer. A fruit flavored IPA with an alcohol content of 7.5%. According to sales manager Nicole Kahn, this is Sycamore’s No. 1 selling beer.
- They also serve everything from breakfast dishes like farmer’s skillet to entrees like chicken and grits and pork ribs with polenta.
whiskey river, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s sit-down restaurant is located in the rotunda before heading to gates E20-50 or E10-19.
- Live music and dishes like dirty tots, pork nachos, quesadillas, tequila barbecue wings, and lowcountry burgers.
1897 Market is a grab-and-go and sit-down option offered exclusively by HSMHost. You can try pizza, shrimp and grits, BLT omelettes, falafel salads, impossible burgers, and more.
Further details: Get ready for your next flight with our airport guide.