5 hip things to do in downtown Charlottetown
From freshly roasted coffee to rooftop drinks and games, there's lots to do in downtown Charlottetown
Do you think of Charlottetown as a hip city? When you think of the cuisine, the culture, and the people who call it home, it's difficult to think otherwise.
In case you still have your doubts, here are some hip places to hang out, according to Sarah Segal-Lazar — the director of the Island Fringe Festival.
1. Receiver Coffee Co.
128 Richmond Street
A roaster and coffee shop, Receiver Coffee Co. has a prime patio and a cozy upstairs loft.
They're not just a coffee stop — they have a full food menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and local beer can be found among their beverage list.
2. Fishies on the Roof
136 Richmond Street (upstairs)
On the rooftop above Fishbones Oyster Bar, Fishies on the Roof is a great place to take in the city from up top.
There you can get food and drinks, listen to live music — and, of course, check out some stellar views of the city.
3. Victoria Row
Richmond Street between Queen and Great George Streets
Both Receiver and Fishies on the Roof are located on Victoria Row, but the street deserves a mention unto itself.
In the summer, this block of Richmond Street is closed off to car traffic, and a stage is set up for live music.
You can take it in from one of the adjoining patios, or set yourself up at a picnic table for a game of checkers.
4. Small Print Board Game Cafe
119 Grafton Street
Drop by Small Print Board Game Cafe for a selection of more than 300 board games, along with a menu that's loaded with snacks and local beers.
The cafe charges a $5 cover which allows you to stay as long as you like and play as many games as you want.
5. The Alley
200 Richmond Street
This bowling alley is hip, and not in an ironic way. With black lights on the lanes and a full menu with a large selection of craft beer, it's the place to be.
This spot regularly features live music on the lanes, creating a unique concert venue.
With files from Jean-Luc Bouchard