Updated Feb 15, 2024 - Food and Drink

30 places to watch Charlotte FC

Loaded fries at Big Ben in Elizabeth.

Loaded fries at Big Ben in Elizabeth. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Charlotte FC kicks off its third Major League Soccer season this month.

State of play: Charlotte FC hosts New York City FC at Bank of America Stadium on Feb. 24 at 7:30pm.

  • If you’re looking for a watch party or a dedicated spot, check out these local watering holes.

Of note: Games will be available on Apple’s MLS Season Pass if you prefer to watch at home.

Angry Ale’s

Location: 1518 Montford Dr. 

  • A classic sports bar in Montford.
Angry Ale's exterior.
Photo: Ashely Mahoney/Axios

Bar LoSo

Location: 3609 South Blvd.

  • This LoSo spot is home to Charlotte's Liverpool supporters.

Big Ben British Pub

Location: 1535 Elizabeth Ave.

  • Expect a lot of Charlotte FC energy from this pub, including watch parties.
Loaded fries.
Loaded fries at Big Ben. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Belfast Mill Irish Pub

Location: 144 Brevard Ct. Unit A

  • A tucked away spot in Uptown.
  • Look for the scarves on display inside.
Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Carolina Beer Temple

Location: 195 N. Trade St., Matthews

  • Join Mint City Collective’s Matthews chapter (a Charlotte FC supporters group) for matches.

Clutch Kitchen & Pour House 

Location: 601 S. Cedar St.

  • Conveniently located along the route Charlotte FC supporters will march to Bank of America Stadium. While the team’s away, you have a spot to play.
Charlotte FC watch party for USA vs. Iran. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
Charlotte FC watch party for U.S. vs. Iran during the 2022 World Cup. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Courtyard Hooligans

Location: 140 Brevard Ct.

  • Charlotte’s OG soccer bar and a safe haven for diehard supporters. It’s an intimate space with a lively atmosphere.
  • Pro tip: Regulars call it "Hooligans."

My thought bubble: Not to be a snob, but if you’re not there to actually watch the match, keep it moving.

Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

Location: 911 E. Morehead St.

  • Catch matches here with The Queen’s Firm, a Charlotte FC supporters group.
  • It’s a family-friendly environment.
Dilworth Grille. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Ed's Tavern

Location: 2200 Park Road 

  • A Dilworth favorite.

Elizabeth Parlour Room at Hooligans FC

Location: 1523 Elizabeth Ave. Unit 120

  • Hooligans’ second location, but with more space and easier parking, rebranded as a cozy cocktail bar.
Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
A plant wall above couches in the corner.
Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

FreeMore Tavern

Location: 1500 W. Morehead St. Suite C

  • It’s the younger sibling of Ed’s Tavern.
FreeMore Tavern Wesley Heights
FreeMore Tavern Wesley Heights. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Gilde

Location: 3530 Dewitt Lane

  • Head to LoSo to this German brewery.
Gilde beer.
Photo: Axios archives

The Harp & Crown

Location: 19930 W. Catawba Ave. Ste. 130. Cornelius

Jackalope Jacks

Location: 1801 Commonwealth Ave.

  • A sports bar in the heart of Plaza Midwood and a regular spot for soccer fans.
Wings and sauce.
Barballo wings. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

JackBeagle’s 

Location: NoDa: 3213 N Davidson St.

JackBeagles mimosa, brunch, Charlotte
JackBeagle’s mimosa. Photo: Paige Hopkins/Axios

Kilted Buffalo

Location: 1212 Central Ave.

  • This Plaza Midwood sports bar will serve $5 Modelo beers during games.
2022 FIFA World Cup final at Kilted Buffalo.
Fans watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup final. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Legion Brewing

Location: Plaza Midwood: 1906 Commonwealth Ave.

Photo: Axios archives

Lenny Boy Brewing Company

Location: 3000 S. Tryon St.

Lenny Boy brewing
Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Middle James Brewing Company

Location: 400 N Polk St. Unit B, Pineville

  • A favorite among soccer fans.
Photo: Courtesy Middle James Brewing

NoDa Brewing

Location: 150 W 32nd St. 

  • They will have a projector setup to show the games at their North End Taproom and their Pitchside Pils for $5 per pint on match days.
Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

OnTap

Location: 188 N. Main St. Mooresville, N.C.

Queen City Bites & Crafts

Location: 135 Brevard Ct.

  • A longtime soccer home for the Carolina Toffees Everton Football Supporters Club, QCBC offers an intimate viewing experience in the heart of Uptown.
  • Just call it QCBC.
Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
Photo: Courtesy of QCBC

Resident Culture Brewing South End

Location: 332 W. Bland St.

  • The brewery added a new 110-inch projector screen during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Rí Rá 

Location: 208 N. Tryon St.

  • Let’s talk about the pocket rooftop. The little patio overlooks the courtyard at Truist Center (formerly the Hearst Tower) for some air and city lights.
Photo: Axios archives

Salud

Location: 3306-B N. Davidson St.

Photo: Laura Barrero/ Axios

Town Brewing Company

Location: 800 Grandin Road

Bucket of Spratt’s. Photo: Courtesy of Town Brewing

Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company

Location: 7285 Westwinds Blvd. NW Concord, N.C.

Tyber Creek Pub 

Location: 1933 S. Blvd.

  • The South End Irish pub has a great feel for a match with a pint of Guinness.
  • Of note: The pub's last day is March 18 before it closes to make way for a new development.

Go deeper: Tyber Creek Pub will close, then be reborn in a new development on the same property

Tyber Creek Pub in South End
Tyber Creek Pub in South End. Photo: Michael Graff/Axios

Valhalla Pub & Eatery

Location: 317 S. Church St.

  • Another longtime Charlotte soccer spot.
Lamb burger and waffle fries. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

The Workman's Friend

Location: 1531 Central Ave.

  • Grab a pint at this Plaza Midwood spot.

Go deeper: How to tailgate for Charlotte FC matches

Editor’s note: This story was first published in February of 2022 and was last updated Feb. 8, 2024. 

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