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Nightlife & Music

Best New Local Clubs And Bars

July 26, 2011 7:41 AM

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Whether you’re looking to dance the night away to your favorite DJ or see and be seen in Charlotte, these bars and clubs are the hottest, newest spots in Charlotte’s nightlife. Depending on if you want a special place for a first date or want to impress some corporate clients with a private party, Charlotte has all the amenities just for that very thing. Check out Crave Dessert Bar for that special first date meant to impress or wow your corporate clients in Suite at EpiCentre. World-class does not come without a price, so be prepared to dole out the dough on your night out and watch what you wear–most of the clubs and bars below require stylish, elegant and a well-put together dress code or you won’t be let behind the velvet ropes!

Crave Dessert Bar

Photo by Paul Bradbury/Getty Images

Photo by Paul Bradbury/Getty Images

Dubbed “The Sweetest Secret in Town”, Crave Dessert Bar is located in the area of town called the 3rd Ward. Featuring a cosmopolitan design complimented by the rustic nature of its urban loft setting, Crave represents a new breed of Charlotte evening entertainment. A world-class dessert boutique and lounge that caters to Charlotte’s late-night enthusiasts, Crave focuses on providing decadent desserts, sensational cocktails and savory small bites in its strive to be Charlotte’s guilty pleasure of choice. Go for dessert and choose from the abundance of classic and seasonal selections such as Tiramisu, Creme Brulee or Pineapple Upside-Down Cake ($9 each) or club favorites such as New Orleans-style Beignets, Apple Pie or Peach Crisp (also $9 each.) Pair a dessert with a wine from the four corners of the globe and you’re off to a brillant first date! After dessert, head over to the lounge area where Crave provides several different fruit flavors of hookah and pipes in each section.

Crave Dessert Bar
www.cravedessertbar.com
500 W. Fifth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 335-0588
Open Tuesdays thru Sundays, 5pm-2am

Mez

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Named the “Best New Restaurant” and “Best New Bar” by Charlotte Magazine in 2009, locals agree that Mez is the place to see and to be seen. With spectacular views of uptown Charlotte located in the EpiCentre, Executive Chef Annoosh Shariat has an affinity for combining European ingredients with classic cooking techniques and indigineous foods from the South. Try it for lunch or dinner and impress your corporate client with the fire-roasted mussels in a fresh tomato saffron broth and grilled garlic baguette for $10 or seafood stew, a melange of shrimp, scallops, mussels and fresh fish in a saffron stock for $8. For dinner, be prepared to break the bank with the Land and Sea for $45 or the filet mignon for $34. Top it off with an orange creme brulee for $6. If you’ve never been here, Mez participates in Restaurant Week and it is the perfect time to sample the menu on a budget. Adjacent to the Epicentre Theaters, it is also a good spot for a nice dinner and movie at the EpiCentre.Mez
www.mezcharlotte.com
210 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 971-2400
Open Friday-Saturday, 11am-11pm

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Courtesy of Buttercharlotte.com

Butter NCButter NC opened its doors in February 2010 in the highly-anticipated NC Music Factory to a resounding success! Still going strong, Butter NC is an immaculate pairing of vivacity and opulence. Eclectic decor of bold colors and elegant artistry rivals one’s personal imagination of a decadent oasis. Butter NC is a bi-level space that engineers a combination of comfort and rhapsodical energy by sounds of world-class DJs. This is the place to groove to your favorite hits and enjoy their wide array of champagnes, sake, scotch and single malt liquors. Thursdays, “I Love NY” DJ Series spins the night away and sample various NYC and international guest DJs on Fridays and Saturdays. Free and valet parking available and email viptables@buttercharlotte.com to reserve your spot.

Butter NC at the NC Music Factory
www.buttercharlotte.com
950 Seaboard Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 295-1565
Hours are Thursdays-Saturdays, 9p-2am.

Suite at EpiCentre

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Courtesy of suitecharlotte.com

Suite at EpiCentre is uptown Charlotte’s most exclusive club and lounge featuring DJs, dancers and full catering is available for the private party. Kim Kardashian visited this hotspot on March 8, 2010 and celebrities are often seen in this nightclub. Wednesday, July 27, catch Iyaz performing hit songs like Replay, Solo and more. Here the dress code is strictly enforced and management reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone at anytime for any reason. Inappropriate dress for admission includes baseball and other hats, sneakers and other athletic shoes, t-shirts, clothing with excessively large logos and extremely baggy clothing. Call (704) 971-7878 to reserve a VIP table and become a gold card member of Suite at EpiCentre.

Suite at EpiCentre
www.suitecharlotte.com
210 E. Trade Street EpiCentre
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 971-7878
Hours are Wednesdays thru Saturdays, 10pm-2am.

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