9005 J M Keynes Drive, Suite 2
Charlotte, NC 28262
There are two Boardwalk Billy’s locations in Charlotte, one on Sardis Road and the other listed above near UNC-Charlotte. There is another Boardwalk Billy’s at Myrtle Beach. It has been said that the Charlotte location listed above is promising for meeting young ladies, students no doubt. Boardwalk Billy’s is also known for great food and drink specials on a daily basis. The photo gallery on its website indicates that this bar provides lots of fun. Sign up to be on the email list and become a “Pelican Head.”
300 N. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
This Uptown cafe is said to be quite popular with the younger crew, so expect a crowd. Celebrities who have performed at Spirit Square and are staying in nearby accommodations may also be spied at the bar. The scene is set for lots of socializing over good food, drinks and atmosphere. The bar is said to be well stocked and the barkeeps are “heavy handed.” Saturday is Salsa Night. There is also a Cosmos Cafe in Ballantyne at Rea Road and Williams Pond Lane.
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
The Evening Muse presents an intimate atmosphere suitable for quiet conversation. There is a stage for music and small theatrical presentations and a full calendar of concerts and benefits to help local charities is posted on the website. Perhaps you might attend “Find Your Muse,” the open mic night, to see and meet some great local talent. Outside of The Evening Muse on most nights when weather permits is Carlos Diaz, a Honduran vendor who will hook you up with the best hot dog around, topped with homemade “Latin relish.” Cilantro and lime are also mixed into this relish, which has people raving.
1936 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
There is a theme night for nearly every night at Jackalope Jacks. Named for the fearsome, mythical animal of American folklore that is part rabbit with antelope horns, Jackalope Jacks has a lively atmosphere. End or begin the week with brunch with eggs benedict, crepes and “garbage plates” on Saturdays and Sundays. The week warms up with trivia on Mondays and Tuesdays. Make it over the hump day on Wednesdays at Comedy Night. The rest of the week is dedicated to karaoke, which could be a joy or a source of amusement.
366 N. Caswell Road
Charlotte, NC 28204
Kennedy’s promises on its website that it’s “the perfect place to meet new people.” A drive by Kennedy’s at any time of day or night is inviting. Sitting in a car at the corner of 7th Street and Caswell, waiting for the traffic signal to change, one sees green Christmas lights draped on the exterior that burn all year. People are seen enjoying themselves on the elevated, heated deck. The sounds of laughter and enjoyment are pleasantly audible.
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Jacquelin Celeste Peters has produced award winning radio programs at WPFW Pacifica-Washington. She is a Culture and Events Examiner in Charlotte, North Carolina, which she calls home. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.