210 E.Trade St., Suite A300
Charlotte, NC 28202
One of the finest nightclubs in the Queen City, Suite Charlotte always has something exciting going on. Whether it’s the skyline view or a celebrity stopping by, it is the most exclusive nightclub, as well as most exquisite. The atmosphere and ambiance is that of a high-class nightclub, one you would expect in Vegas. The lights, furniture and music all make you feel like you stepped into another world, but one you don’t want to leave until bar close. Everyone should check out Suite Charlotte at least once to have the experience of a lifetime.
9010 Harris Corners Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28269
Hickory Tavern has several locations in Charlotte, yet this one is closest to Uptown and University Area. This place has a lively atmosphere, good vibes and casual dining available at any time of day. Excellent service and great food are always raved about at Hickory Tavern. This is definitely a spot to watch the big game or meet up with friends for a drink to gear up for the holiday ahead.
300 N College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Cosmos Cafe is a very upscale restaurant that livens up at night to become a nightlife bar. Cosmos even offers salsa lessons as well. Because of its location, it’s a key place to grab a bite to eat before a show or event downtown since it’s within walking distance of several attractions downtown. It has a modern look and feel to it so even the older adults feel younger stepping into Cosmos, but be forewarned, Wednesdays in general are one of the bar’s busiest nights.Related: Best Late-Night Activities Beyond Bars In Charlotte
8933 J M Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
In the University Area, several bar options are available, but only a handful are worth taking a chance on. Bad Dogs is one of those few places. Not only does it provide amazing food, but it has a laid-back atmosphere with good people. And just like any typical sports bar, it’s not crowded 24/7 but has its up and down moments through the day and week. Surely, this Black Wednesday will be one of the busier times for the pub.
The Saloon at NC Music Factory
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28206
One of the top bars in the Queen City, something fun is always going on at The Saloon. Whether it’s a band or DJ, this place is constantly moving and busy. The Saloon is a pub-style bar as well, so food is definitely an option and highly recommended. Located in the middle of the NC Music Factory, you have access to all of the other bars/clubs around so you have options for backups and other places to check out during your night out.
Lee Griffin, 27, resides in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from UNC Charlotte, Lee has been working full-time as an Administrative Assistant, and writing part-time for The Examiner. Lee also loves to discover new music. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.