Location: Charlotte, N.C.

FABO lives up to its acronym, which stands for “Fabulous Art Buying Opportunity.” The space creates an unpretentious environment that can easily turn art lovers into art buyers. FABO features the work of more than 55 local artists in a variety of media, from painting and photography to jewelry and furniture, all of it meticulously arranged for easy viewing. But even those patrons who aren’t in the market for a new piece for their collection will appreciate the laidback and artist-friendly environs. The bar also boasts a small but thoughtful wine and beer list, plus a full coffee bar and bakery.