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Bars and nightlife in Charlotte

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“Looking for a night out on the town in Charlotte? Call your UBER and enjoy an experience that is memorable, fun and exciting. You’ll find outdoor patios, over 200 TV screens, a captivating rooftop venue, a five-screen state of the art cinema and an amazing bowling alley at the Epicentre. Cafés, restaurants and fine dining can easily take you from breakfast to late night dining; with over 25 venues featuring nightlife, restaurants and eateries. The Epicentre is the perfect spot, day or night! Centrally located on College, between Trade and Fourth Streets in the hub of The Queen City, the Epicentre is just minutes away from some of Charlotte’s biggest attractions including Spectrum Arena, Bank of America Stadium and the Charlotte Convention Center, the Epicentre is the perfect location to start or end your day with nonstop fun.”
  • 141 locals recommend
“My favorite place in CLT. Fantastic atmosphere, music, delish food and and cocktails”
  • 83 locals recommend
“Biggest brewery in Charlotte with an outdoor beer garden and an extensive menu. Kids welcome”
  • 49 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Best BBQ - I recommend the WellFed plate, w/ 4 meats, and the midwood chopped salad. Can't go wrong here tho. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Casual, hipster-friendly Mexican stop for Southern California-style tacos, burritos & margaritas. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great place to eat and shop in Charlotte. Located right uptown and easily accessible via the lite rail.”
  • 47 locals recommend
“One of the original breweries in Charlotte, and if Tin Kitchen food truck is there the best tacos and dillas you'll have. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
“Indoor/Outdoor, excellent craft beers from local and imported. Great hangout place.”
  • 31 locals recommend


“My favorite place in CLT. Fantastic atmosphere, music, delish food and and cocktails”
  • 83 locals recommend
“Intimate venue hosting touring bands of various genres, from country to ska, in a smoke-free room.”
  • 26 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Both an upmarket restaurant and a bar, 5Church is ever-growing in popularity and despite being relatively new on the scene, it has already marked itself out as one of the best eateries in the city. Offering imaginative and tasty dishes such as wasabi-crusted salmon, North Carolina mountain trout and crispy marinated tofu, the flavour combinations here are inspiring and innovative. A carefully chosen selection of local delicacies is available to order directly from the bar, best enjoyed alongside a glass of wine, champagne or with one of 5Church’s signature cocktails. The industrial design of the restaurant’s interior is expertly contrasted with the scriptures from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War that cover the ceiling adding to the uniqueness and intrigue of the establishment.”
  • 24 locals recommend
“Think of chocolate everything! 😍 and drinks! They also have a good selection too! And great cocktails! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Eat great during the day and then you can enjoy the night life here after dark”
  • 6 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Great burgers and specialty cocktails, located at the bottom of the building!”
  • 10 locals recommend
“If you’re looking for an upscale night life experience, this roof top bar overlooks the ball park”
  • 14 locals recommend
Karaoke Bar
“Small bar that pics up on the weekends and hosts small music acts; I've seen some very good local bands here. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

Music venues

Basketball Stadium
“Home to the Charlotte Hornets, if you are a NBA fan, you will love the atmosphere that the city shows for there hometown team”
  • 74 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“With a regular season of excellent shows you eyes will be feasted with shows that are of top quality. There are many options including the Charlotte symphony. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Great area to for fun with a Comedy Club, bars, restaurants, volleyball outdoor fun, Fillmore Theater indoor and outdoor concerts etc.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Rock Club
“this local watering hole, presumably named after the New Orleans establishment, is a nautical-themed bar that hosts local and regional rock acts on a nightly basis, along with the occasional drag show (stop by Sunday nights for karaoke, and get ready for a few show-stoppers)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“The Cajun Queen has been proudly serving Charlotte since 1985. Nestled in historic Elizabeth, this 100 year old house is a warm, friendly place for business and fun. With live music in our upstairs dining room and quieter dining downstairs, there is something for everyone. The fresh fish specials that run nightly have made our restaurant a Charlotte landmark. Serving up distinctive and delectable dinners and hot jazz seven nights a week, the Queen is the place where everyday is Mardi Gras."”
  • 17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Awesome seafood! Can be pricy but go during happy hour and sit at the bar for a good vibe!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Other Nightlife