Apr 4, 2023 - Food and Drink

How to spend 48 hours in Charlotte with The Bachelor’s Hunter Haag

This story is proudly presented by Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority – our partner in exploring the Queen City. Snag some itinerary inspiration for exploring and supporting Charlotte’s local businesses here.

Your tour guide: Hunter Haag, a contestant on season 26 of The Bachelor and season eight of Bachelor In Paradise.

Neighborhood: South End

What makes Charlotte special: “Aesthetics are a big thing for me, and I love that Charlotte is pretty, clean and has a lot of greenery,” Haag says.

Here’s Hunter’s ideal weekend when she’s hosting out-of-town friends or family.

Friday: Burgers and adult beverages

We’d start with dinner at Moo & Brew.

  • I’d get the Peter Piper burger, which has some spice to it.
  • I get that every time I’m there.
  • I always get a Moscow Mule to go with it. I’m a big Moscow Mule girl.
Image via Moo & Brew

Post-dinner drinks: After dinner, we’d head to Idlewild for a cocktail.

  • I usually ask for something with gin and egg whites in it.
  • Then we’d go check out VINYL.
cocktails at idlewild in noda charlotte
Cocktails at Idlewild. Photo: Ted Williams/Axios

Saturday: A sweat sesh before brunch and beers

I usually start my weekends off with a workout, so we’d go to West Kept Secret.

  • They’re all HIIT Pilates classes, and I can’t recommend them enough.
  • I’ve been going there for a year, so that’s how you know it’s good because I never stick with one type of workout.

Post-workout fuel: Next, we’d go to Suffolk Punch for brunch.

  • I’d get the chicken biscuit with a chai tea latte.
  • Then we’d head to Wooden Robot.
  • I always get whatever sour they’ve got on tap.

Dinner and drinks: For dinner, we’d go to Church & Union.

  • I always get the oysters on the half-shell.
  • I also love their CU burger, which comes with truffle aioli.
  • I like to have one chill night at home on the weekends, so after dinner, we’d head home and watch movies.

Sunday: A brunch send-off

We’d go to Ruby Sunshine for a final brunch. I love that place.

  • I like to switch it up and try whatever Benedict special they have that day.
eggs benedict ruby sunshine

This story is proudly presented by Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. The editorial selection is not influenced or endorsed by this sponsor.


Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios Charlotte.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More Charlotte stories

No stories could be found


Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Charlotte.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more