Aug 19, 2016 - Things to Do

10 things to do under $10 in South End



This is the third installment of the 10 Under 10 series, focused on things to do in the South End neighborhood that won’t break the bank. Keep up with events and activities on South End’s website, Facebook and Twitter.

See other installments of the 10 Under 10 series here.

Eat like a king

The spot: Price’s Chicken Coop
The price: Only seven items on the menu ring up at more than $10. Just a few of your combination choices: 1/4 chicken ($6.85 for dark meat, $7.50 for white) + slaw ($.95) + iced tea ($1) = $8.80 (dark meat) or $9.45 (white meat) or a cheeseburger ($2.30) + fries ($2.00) + iced tea ($1) = $5.30 or 3 wings ($4.30) + potato salad ($.95) + iced tea ($1) = $6.25.


The spot: Midnight Diner
The price: Tall stack of pancakes ($6.99) + coffee ($2.49) = $9.48 or French Toast ($5.99) + one egg ($1) + coffee ($2.49) = $9.48 or Belgian Waffle ($5.99) + biscuit ($.99) + coffee ($2.49) = $9.47 or Biscuits and Gravy ($4.99) + coffee ($2.49) = $7.48.


The spot: Mr. K’s
The price: Get a cheeseburger ($3.50) + fountain drink ($2.50) + fries ($2.20) = $8.20 or corn dog ($2.25) + frings (1/2 fries, 1/2 onion rings) ($4.35) + fountain drink ($2.50) = $9.10. If you’re feeling like dessert, grab a sundae ($3.50), banana split ($5.10), soda float ($3.35) or a soft serve cone ($2.55).

Take advantage of the daily drink specials

The spot: Tavern on the Tracks<br/>The price: $3 for Blue Moon and Magic Hat, $3.50 for well drinks on Mondays

The spot: All American Pub
The price: $3.50 drafts on Tuesdays

The spot: Slate
The price: $3 for local bottles on Wednesdays

The spot: The Brass Tap
The price: $4 for local pints on Thursdays


The spot: Gin Mill
The price: 
$2.50 PBR tall boys, $3.50 Fat Tire and $4 Washington Apples on Fridays

The spot: Hot Taco
The price: $1 mimosas, $2 Jump Start shots, $3 Corona Light drafts and $5 bloody marys on Saturdays

The spot: Mac’s Speed Shop
The price: $3 bar choice cans, $3.75 Sam Adams and Angry Orchards drafts, $5 bloody marys and mimosas on Sundays

See the full list of South End drink specials here.

Get fit

The activity: The #CLTFreeWorkout, whose workouts are stenciled directly on the sidewalk
The spot: 1914 Spruce Street
The price: Free

[Related story: Take advantage of free workouts in 6 locations around Charlotte]

The activity: Run Club, every Thursday at 6:30
The spot: Triple C Brewing
The price: Free to run, but you buy your beer

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The activity: Yoga, every Thursday at 6:30
The spot: Triple C Brewing
The price: $5. Includes a beer.

The activity: Arrichion Sip + Stretch, the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30
The spot: Oak Room<br/>The price: Free, but you buy your drinks

The activity: Crossfit, every Wednesday at 6 p.m
The spot: Sugar Creek Brewing
The price: Free

The activity: Biking, every Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The spot: Unknown Brewing
The price: Free

See a comprehensive list of South End community fitness classes here.

Get cultured on a self-guided walking art tour

The spot: 1.5 mile South End Gallery Crawl, first Friday of every month at 6 p.m.
The price: Free

Embrace the new Food Truck Friday location

Photo via Historic South End
Photo via Historic South End

The spot: Sycamore Brewing
The price: Free to attend, meals are often under $9

Tour one of the city’s distilleries

The spot: Doc Porter’s 
The price: $5 for a miniature tour and tasting (Friday 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.) and $10 for a fully-guided Owner Tour (offered by reservation most Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.)

Cool off with a gourmet popsicle


The spot: King of Pops’ brick and mortar store
The price: $3 to $4 for fruit based, cream based and speciality pops

Rent a bike and spend some time outside


The spot: B-Cycle stations at Bland Street Station, the intersection of West Boulevard and Camden Road and just behind Griffith Street
The price: $8 for a 24-hour pass

[Agenda story: Here’s how to use the B-cycle bike share program]

Give in and walk the Rail Trail – and leave your mark on the ‘Before I Die’ wall

B-cycle stall

The spot: Carson Station to New Bern Station
The price: Free

[Related story: 15 stops along the Charlotte Rail Trail and 3 sample itineraries to explore]

Shop local

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The spot: Atherton Mill
The price: Coffee drinks under $5 at Not Just Coffee, food and drink under $10 at Queen City Pantry and pet food and toys that range from $3.50 a pound to $4.50 a toy at Pet Wants.

The spot: Front Porch Sundays – locations vary. The next is September 4 at Shook Kelley. Keep an eye on them here.
The price: Free, but vendor goods do cost money.


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