Continue to 6 of 13 below. Downtown notables include the dapper coffeehouse and cocktail bar Beyu Caffewhich has live music many evenings, and reliably good breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare. Recommended for Gay Clubs because : One of Barcelona's best male bars, DBoy is the place to go if you're looking to make new 'friends'.
Good mid-priced chain options with relative proximity to attractions, gay nightlife, and the area's better restaurants and shopping include the Hampton Inn Charlotte -South Parkwhich is close to Southpark mall and the South End; and the centrally located Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte City Center.
For many years a traditional bastion of conservatism, like its Southern neighbors, North Carolina has changed considerably in recent years in terms of its attitudes toward and popularity among gays and lesbians. The laid-back, scenic region within a five-hour drive of Washington, DC has historically never cultivated more than a quite local and limited gay scene, but this has lately been changing.
The Federal-style building was converted a century later into an art museum, focusing mostly on works from the Western Hemisphere, and now houses many notable pieces by both American and some European masters. The neighboring town of Carrboro also has a number of super eateries, among them the convivial, veggie-friendly Spotted Dog, the progressive co-op and bakery Weaver Street Market , and the Belgian-inspired beer hall and frites joint Milltown.