This weekend, Charlotte will be the home of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend. It will bring some of the world's biggest athletes from LeBron James, Stephen Curry, James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmp just to name a few. While we all know the focal point of this weekend will be the game between Team LeBron and Team Giannis, we should also keep in mind the economic impact the city will generate in revenue. In 2012, the All-Star game injected $95 million into Orlando and New Orleans drew $106 million. Charlotte this weekend is expected to generate $100 million dollars in revenue.
We've developed a curated list of Charlotte's highest rated black-owned lounges and restaurants ranging from Caribbean to Soul Food to Cigar Lounges.
Many of the restaurants have 4.0+ stars according to Yelp and Google. All locations are within walking distance or a quick Uber ride from downtown.
We've also provided a Yelp link to our own Collection for your convenience.
***All ratings are out of 5 stars***
1. Rosie’s Kitchen
10210 Couloak Dr, Charlotte, NC 28216
Website | Yelp: 4.0 | Google: 4.2
2. Nana's Soul Food Kitchen
2908 Oak Lake Blvd #106, Charlotte, NC 28208
Menu | Yelp: 4.0 | Google: 4.2
3. Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge
210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Website | Yelp: 4.0 | Google: 4.3
516 N Graham St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Menu | Yelp: 4.0 | Google: 4.5
5. Soul Central
2903 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Website| Yelp: 4.5 | Google: 4.3
6. Cuzzo's Cuisine
3418 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208
Menu| Yelp: 4.0 | Google: 4.5
7. Fire House Bar And Lounge
320 W Carson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Menu| Yelp: 4.0 | Google: 4.0
8. East African Cuisine Eritrean And Ethiopian
3200 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205
Website| Yelp: 4.0 | Google: 4.3
9. Cigars Etc 2
9007 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270
Website| Yelp: 4.5 | Google: 4.5