In Town for CIAA? Check Out These Spots Around Bojangles Coliseum

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CIAA Tournament festivities are in full swing in Charlotte this weekend! If you’re out near the Bojangles Coliseum and looking for a place to stop – whether for food or drinks – we’ve found some of the spots for you to stop by!

Bean Vegan Cuisine

Hard to believe one of Charlotte’s well-known vegan restaurants is right by the Coliseum! This spot offers 100 percent vegan comfort foods, according to the website. They’re open for lunch and dinner during the week and open up earlier on the weekends for breakfast.

Address: 3001 East Independence Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
Hours: Monday to Friday – 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Lupie's Cafe

If you’re craving some chili, Lupie’s Cafe is the stop to make. This retaurant off Monroe Road offers daily lunch specials for $7.95, but from the looks of their online menu, nothing is over $10, making it a great stop for those on a budget!

Address: 2718 Monroe Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
Hours: Monday to Friday – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday – Noon to 10 p.m.

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South 21 Drive In

South 21 Drive-In is one of Charlotte’s most tenured spots, having been in business since 1955. Not only does it have the look, but there’s nothing quite like getting to experience the old time feel of a drive-in. Give the Super Boy Hamburger a try with some of their onion rings.

Address: 3101 East Independence Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
Hours: Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Common Market Oakwold

While this Charlotte cult favorite’s main location is in Plaza Midwood, they also have a location right by Bojangles Coliseum! Whether you want to grab a quick bite or grab a beer, Common Market offers a wide variety.

Address: 4420A Monroe Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
Hours: Monday – 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday – 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Daily Mews Cat Cafe

Interested in cuddling with some cute cats while sipping on a drink? Daily Mews Cat Cafe may be your next stop! 12 dollars gets you an hour in the room with some adorable and adoptable cats. You can also grab a drink while you’re there, including coffee, beer, wine and tea!

Address: 3748 Monroe Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
Hours: Thursday – Noon to 6 p.m.
Friday – Noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday to Tuesday – Noon to 6 p.m.

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Smokey Joe's Cafe

Sorry, this cafe doesn’t have any cats. But it does have a really chill vibe with music, pool and drinks. If you’re looking for a laid back spot to wrap up your night, Smokey Joe’s Cafe will do the trick.

Address: 510 Briar Creek Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
Hours: Monday to Saturday – 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday – 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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