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36 Charlotte Drinking Game (for those who want to get really hammered): Find somewhere comfortable to sit in Ballantyne's Stonecrest shopping center and down a shot every time a car passes sporting a peeling Bush/Cheney bumper sticker.

37 Grab a brew at a Central Avenue dive -- EB's, Tommy's, or the other nondescript shanties without signs. It ain't a real Charlotte bar unless NASCAR posters adorn the walls.

38 Charlotte Non-Drinking Game (for those trying to stay on the wagon): Find somewhere comfortable to sit in Ballantyne's Stonecrest shopping center and down a shot every time a car passes sporting a peeling Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker.

39 Grab a Belgian beer from the Common Market fridge, sit down and drink it in the store. Where else is it hipster-trendy to drink beer at a convenience mart?

40 Check dirty books out of the library and read them to the Mecklenburg County Commissioners during citizens' hearings.

41 Save money on dinner. Go to the Morrocroft Harris Teeter and just eat samples. Ask the wine steward what varietel goes best with fried baloney.

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42 Ain't no homecoming like a HBCU homecoming: JCSU (nuff said).

43 Tune into John Boy and Billy and ask yourself if you're picking up a lost signal from the 1940s. Recall your grandma saying how she used to listen to the corporne Bubbas when she was a kid.

44 Explore your options between the fashion and the danger of Eastland Mall (and FYI: it's the only indoor ice skating rink inside city limits).

45 Drop by the Penguin in Plaza-Midwood most nights of the week and feel like you're in an episode of The Twilight Zone: The Rockabilly Years.

46 If car-less, ride the No. 12 bus down south to Carolina Pavilion, jump off amidst the rushing traffic on South Boulevard, and rage for the umpteenth time why they cannot build a cinema downtown.

47 Skillfully maneuver around the protruding sewer lids on 7th Street/Monroe Road without tearing up your tires.

48 Play Cinderella (or Prince Charming) by taking a horse-drawn carriage (complete with a poopy bag to catch the horse's accidents) down Tryon Street.

49 Apply for a second- or third-shift job. Anything to help thin out that infuriating rush hour traffic!


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