Oct 13, 2017 - News

5 power-packed itineraries for your Sunday Funday, depending on your ambition

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5 spots to visit for the Sunday Funday competitor

Topgolf. Order the nachos (they’re tasty and easy to eat). Use the 4 iron to hit at the far flag to maximize your points.

Abari. Challenge a buddy in NBA Jam while enjoying the laid-back vibes.

Seoul Food Meat Co. Toss some cornhole before getting into the rest of the giant lawn games at their perfect outside bar area within walking distance of Bank of America Stadium.

Park 10 Lanes. Strike! Strike! Strike! Lots of kid birthday parties during the day, so plan accordingly.

NASCAR Driving Experience. Ride around Charlotte Motor Speedway and quote every line from Talladega Nights. It’ll run you $99+ for a ride along, $199+ to drive the car yourself.

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5 spots for the Sunday Funday Uptown partier

5Church. Brunch starts at 10 a.m. Order the Belgian waffles ($8) and crab cakes with poached eggs ($15). If you’re looking for a cocktail, try their Pisco sour ($15) or mojito ($9).

Rhino Market. Chill at the bar in their new Uptown location within 2 blocks of Bank of America Stadium.

Duckworth’s. Order the nachos to start and cheesesteak as your main dish. Then watch football until your eyes hurt on their massive TVs.

Ink N Ivy. Start off at their build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and then head outside to their patio overlooking Romare Bearden Park.

Cellar at Duckworth’s. Perfect windowless nightcap to a serious Sunday Funday.

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Ink N Ivy Bloody Mary bar

5 spots for the Sunday Funday outdoors lover

Crowder’s Mountain. Pack some drinks and mountain-top snacks, then take in the view from 1,625 feet up.

Whitewater Center. Raft, zip line or see how far you can climb up their new Deep Water Solo climbing wall. It’ll run you $5 parking and then $59 for a day pass (includes access to most activities).

Freedom Park. Feed the geese at Freedom Park before you eat a romantic picnic.

Rail Trail. Bike the rail trail on an $8 B-cycle ($4 for every half hour after the first half hour), then stop by hotspots throughout South End.

City Lights. Take Le Méridien’s elevator to the top floor, where you’ll find a rooftop bar that’s straight out of the Miami nightlife scene. Expect plenty of techno music and an unbeatable skyline view.

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[Agenda Related Story: I paid $60 to climb the Deep Water Solo at the Whitewater Center. Here’s how it works and how I did]

5 spots for the Sunday Funday meat lover

Bojangles’. Order their Jumbo Tailgate Box — 20 pieces of Bojangles’ chicken, 4 picnic fixin’s and 10 made-from-scratch biscuits, plus a gallon of Legendary Iced Tea®.

Sauceman’s. Order the “Whole Hog BBQ Experience” (14 day notice required).

Midwood Smokehouse. Order the Party Pack with brisket and chopped pork that feeds 20-24 people. If you’re a DIY person, order the $16/lb whole beef brisket (24 hours notice and requires 13+ hours to smoke).

Haberdish. Order a whole fried chicken ($23) or a ton of fried chicken tenders ($2.50 each).

Mac’s Speed Shop. Order 100 jumbo hickory smoked wings to start, then go big with their “Whole Hog Pig Pickin'” that features a locally sourced pig that feeds 50.

Then wash down those savory goodies with a cold Bud Light, :).

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Spread at Midwood Smokehouse. Nom nom nom.

5 spots for Panthers fans just looking to grab beer buckets and chill

Selwyn Pub. Relax at Michael Jordan’s table in the back left corner.

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille. The new(ish) indoor/outdoor bar is made for fall football weather.

All American Pub. It’s a party. More Bud Light buckets, please.

Angry Ale’s. Sit out on the spacious patio and you’ll lose track of time.

Ink N Ivy. Sit on the patio, watch the Panthers and people-watch at Romare Bearden.

Pause the Netflix — it’s time for Sunday Funday.

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