Southend is known for its vibrant nightlife, plus buzzy restaurants serving elevated American and global cuisines. The Charlotte Rail Trail is popular with runners and cyclists.

LOSO is derived from the phrase Lower South End. It features a number of craft breweries and laid-back pubs.

Transporter points of interest are Pikes, Prices Chicken Coop, Sycamore Brewing, Sulivans, Copper, 300 East, Oku Sushi, Eds Tavern, Macs, Tyber Creek, Seoul Food, The Bar at 316, Duck Doughnuts, and LOSO Brewerys.