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Bars and nightlife in Charlotte

Top bars

Hotel
“Charlottes entertainment hub. Restaurants, bars, movie theater, bowling alley and shops all in one place.”
  • 139 locals recommend
Gastropub
“One of my favorite restaurants in all of Charlotte, this tapas and cocktail style restaurant has incredible dining and drinking options. Try the seasonal cocktails and the pork belly/watermelon cocktails The wait time is usually long so download the No Wait App”
  • 82 locals recommend
Brewery
“Completely authentic replica of a German Brewery. They often have live music and games outside. During the holidays they offer an outdoor Christmas market. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Best BBQ - I recommend the WellFed plate, w/ 4 meats, and the midwood chopped salad. Can't go wrong here tho. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Very popular local casual, eclectic Baja Mexican Cantina for Southern Californian-style tacos, burritos & margaritas. This is their flagship store that is still true to the original funky vibe of old school NoDa.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Unique spot right in uptown! Grab a bite or a beer or shop local arts and crafts!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the original breweries in Charlotte, and if Tin Kitchen food truck is there the best tacos and dillas you'll have. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Indoor/Outdoor, excellent craft beers from local and imported. Great hangout place.”
  • 32 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Gastropub
“One of my favorite restaurants in all of Charlotte, this tapas and cocktail style restaurant has incredible dining and drinking options. Try the seasonal cocktails and the pork belly/watermelon cocktails The wait time is usually long so download the No Wait App”
  • 82 locals recommend
Bar
“Intimate concert space frequently featuring local talent, right in the heart of NoDa”
  • 26 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“5Church is a very versatile spot. It caters to the higher end of Charlotte. Great spot for nightlife / music. Also great dinner and amazing brunch options.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Think of chocolate everything! 😍 and drinks! They also have a good selection too! And great cocktails! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Lounge
“Eat great during the day and then you can enjoy the night life here after dark”
  • 6 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Great burgers and specialty cocktails, located at the bottom of the building!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“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
“Attend a concert or watch the Charlotte Hornets Basketball team! Its all within walking distance!”
  • 73 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“State of the art theater with wonderful plays and musicals in beautiful uptown Charlotte.”
  • 40 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Another great option for music lovers is the Music Factory in Uptown which is about a 20 min drive away. Enjoy a variety of music at this combination of outdoor and indoor venues. ”
  • 44 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 best cajun restaurant in the city with outdoor seating and live jazz on the weekends.”
  • 16 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
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