Winston-Salem Neighborhood Guide: Washington Park, West Salem, + Old Salem (What to do, Where to eat + More)

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Washington Park, West Salem, + Old Salem, Winston Salem Guide (What to do, Where to eat + More)

Just south of downtown Winston-Salem, you’ll find the neighborhoods of Washington Park, West Salem, and Old Salem. They are full of history – in fact, they are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy walking the streets lined with old trees and historic buildings. Each business has its own personality and charm. Just like their deep historical roots, these neighborhoods have a deep sense of community. Check out this guide on Washington Park, West Salem, and Old Salem. 


Updated June 2023

Washington Park, West Salem, Old Salem Sights in Winston-Salem, NC

Where to Eat:

Señor Bravo:

241 Marshall St SW

Authentic Mexican restaurant with great margaritas.


Di Lisio’s: 

301 Brookstown Ave

Authentic Italian restaurant with a lively dining room that makes you feel like you’ve really traveled to Italy.



411 Marshall St SW

High-end restaurant serving an elevated menu.



200 W Acadia Ave

A charming Southern restaurant known for its delicious fried chicken.


East of Texas

907 S Broad St

A fun Tex-Mex BBQ place that loves to host live music, dancing, and special event nights.


District 924:

924 Marshall St SW

Soul food restaurant serving some of the best chicken & waffles. 


J & J Food Mart:

2022 S Broad St

Convenience store with incredible chicken wings for an affordable price.

Pro-Tip: Grab one of DJ’s Cheesecakes from the refrigerator – you won’t regret it.


Acadia Foods: 

228 W Acadia Ave

Deli, Coffee Shop, and Market.

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Where to Drink:

Coffee Shops

Say So:

15 Brookstown Ave

Enjoy espresso on the daily and fresh baked goods every Saturday at this chic coffee shop.


Bygood Coffee:

301 Brookstown Ave Ste 300

A coffee shop that roasts its own beans. Be sure to try their delicious baked goods and enjoy looking at local art hung throughout the shop.


Camino Bakery – Brookstown:

300 Marshall St SW

Coffee and baked goods at Camino’s Brookstown location. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor seating. 


Coffee Shed:

206 W Acadia Ave

A tiny shed selling delicious coffee that speaks for itself.


Easytalk Coffee & Cocktails

905 S. Broad St. Suite 105

A unique shop selling both coffee and hand-crafted cocktails. Order off their pre-selected menu or have a conversation with a bartender, who will then make you a custom drink based on your mood.



West Salem Public House:

400 S Green St

Enjoy coffee until 4 PM and beer/wine all hours in this local pub house. They even have a beautiful backyard with tons of seating under the string lights. 


Lesser-Known Brewery:

901 S Broad St

Serving beers that are “lesser-known” with food trucks and local chefs providing pop-ups on the weekend. 


Southside Beer Garden:

2108 S Broad St

A relaxed neighborhood bar with a large outdoor seating area.



204 W Acadia Ave

Quirky bar that hosts live music.


Swaim’s Grocery Store & Pub

232 W Acadia Ave

A neighborhood pub that is dog and kid-friendly.


What to Do:

Visit Historic Old Salem:

900 Old Salem Rd

Learn the history of Old Salem and Moravian culture. Explore the Potter’s Workshop at T. Bagge, The Boy’s School, Miksch House & Garden, Winkler Bakery, and more. Book a tour or take a self-guided tour throughout the historic buildings and streets. Access to some buildings requires tickets and are currently open for inside tours Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm. For more of the history of Old Salem, head to the Visitor Center. 

Old Salem Bridge Winston-Salem, NC


See The Mickey Coffee Pot:

401 Old Salem Rd

The Mickey Coffee Pot is a large tin coffee pot that was created in 1858 by tinsmiths Julius and Samuel Mickey as an advertisement for their tin shop on South Main St. It now serves as a symbol for the city and a great photo opportunity.


Cobblestone Farmers Market:

1007 Marshall St SW

Wander throughout this year-round Farmers Market hosting a variety of vendors and farmers. Saturdays, 8:30 AM -12 PM & Wednesdays, 4-6 PM


Walk the Strollway and/or Salem Creek Greenway:

Link to map

Walk, run, or bike along The Strollway that runs from Fourth Street to the Old Salem Visitors Center and Salem Avenue (1.2 miles) or along the Salem Creek Greenway that runs from Washington Park to Salem Lake (5.2 miles)


Washington Park:

1490 S Broad St

Over 75 acres with a variety of amenities 

  • Dog Park: Bring your pup to run around and let some energy out at the neighborhood dog park. 
  • Dinosaur Playground: Bring the kids to the playground featuring dinosaurs they can climb on


Gateway Nature Preserve:

1490 S Broad St

Natural preservation in Winston-Salem – great for hiking, bird watching, and bike riding. 


Triad Eco Adventures:

176 Ywca Way

Explore Winston-Salem on land by trolley, bike, or moped with a Triad Eco Adventure tour. Or, grab a life jacket and paddle board/ kayak on a local body of water with a local expert. Go deeper into Winston-Salem history and book a Moravian Cookie Trail Tour or a Moravian Country Churches Tour.


Wine & Design:

321 S Liberty St

Paint and sip studio with activities for all ages.


Where to Shop:

Wood and Thread Boutique:

301 Brookstown Ave Suite #500

A contemporary boutique for women’s clothing, jewelry, and home decor.


Jenni Earle:

717 South Marshall St

Clothing store selling handmade items with a focus on bandanas.


Elevated Vintage:

239 W. Acadia Ave

Vintage clothing shop.


L’Avenue Boutique 

905 S Broad St

A cute boutique with European-style fashion.


Where to Stay:

Zevely Inn

803 S Main St

An adorable and charming bed and breakfast.


Brookstown Inn

200 Brookstown Ave

A historic inn that treats you like royalty.


Shaffner Inn 

150 Marshall St SW

A luxury bed and breakfast located near many of Winston-Salem’s must-see attractions.


Hawthorne Inn 

420 High St SW

Located within walking distance of historic Winston-Salem.


Other Businesses in the Area:

Washington Park Cross Fit

2020 Hollyrood St

A go-to spot for a challenging cross fit workout.



905 S Broad St Unit 113

Spin, hit, yoga, and hybrid workout classes.


Retroid Games & Records

414 Brookstown Ave

This place buys, sells, and trades retro video games, consoles, and more.


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