Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina. It's nicknamed the Queen City and truly, the city is the Queen of nightlife in North Carolina. Always vibrant and diverse, the nightlife in Charlotte will see the list of parties for the CIAA basketball tournament like nothing it's ever seen before, and the celebrities galore - Magic Johnson, Big Daddy Kane, Fantasia and more will shake the city up.
From clubs to pubs to bars, the nightlife in Charlotte has something to offer to every taste. Bikers and NASCAR fans will love downtown Charlotte's raucous, rocking Coyote Ugly Saloon. Coyote Ugly brings some raucous fun to the banking Mecca of downtown Charlotte. Barflies with a penchant for loud music and strong drinks will feel right at home amid bras hanging from rafters and car hoods mounted on the wall.
From the cascading waterfall behind the bar, to the leather couches, mahogany, and a state-of-the-art plasma television, Madison's private club oozes elegance. A professional crowd can chill out to live jazz and enjoy the delightful view of downtown. This members-only venue comes complete with old-fashioned amenities like fine wines, classic cocktails, and premium cigars.
300 East has a certain European feel, a bit Bohemian and a bit of art in a memorable evening. This antique mahogany bar is where you'll find one of the best martinis anywhere; the food here is the perfect compliment to the drinks.
Located in Charlotte's NODA historic district, Wine-Up bar is a welcome addition to the nightlife in Charlotte. After dining at one of the banner restaurants visitors can settle in for a poetry reading or evening of live acoustic music. The venue emphasizes a commitment to local artists. A small, but tasteful selection of wines, imported beers, appetizers, and desserts are offered here.
For those among you who are insatiable late-nighter's Charlotte nightclubs feel like the next best thing. If you long to be in South Beach, visit Crush -the upscale, uptown, upbeat venue. This is the home of Caliente Thursdays, Martini Party Fridays and the main squeeze Saturday nights. On both floors and at all four bars, it's see and be seen. The big sound system and a four-projection screen light show keep the energy pumped up. The patio is there to cool down and reflect on of the Uptown Charlotte skyline.
Liquid Lounge is another chic, tight, leather and sparkly Uptown hotspot for hip-hop, house and guest DJs from across the nation. anMetal wall accents give off an industrial vibe, while the risqu? theme party adds a kink to the scene. The dance floor is separated from the more sedate bar area. You can dance and drink anytime during club hours, but the real fun starts about an hour before midnight.
All the great things about the dance clubs in the late 80s - great music, complimentary happy hour buffet, ice cold beverages and high energy - are still alive at CJ's, located in the Adams Mark Hotel in Uptown. Music of all kinds from karaoke to live bands to a local DJ make CJ's a popular spot for both locals and visitors.
Check out what the nightlife in Charlotte has to offer for some royal experience in the North Carolina's Queen City.