This popular, members-only concert venue hosts bands like Out of the Blue in addition to its in-house rockers who perform on the stage. Several country music concerts also take place here. Free dance classes are offered on ladies nights when women patrons can enter free of charge. Keep your ID on hand —you can enter only if you are 18 or above, while drinks are offered only to those over 21 years of age.
The name says it all: the Dog Bar is a full service bar where dogs are just as welcome as their owners. Dogs must be members to attend, and membership is dependent on rabies vaccination and a good behavior pledge. For the canines' human counterparts, a full selection of beer, wine, and liquor is served. Though no food is prepared here, patrons are more than welcome to bring in take-out from nearby eateries like Boudreaux's Louisiana Kitchen and Addie's Jamaican Cuisine. Special parties are thrown for certain sporting events, and on NoDa Gallery Crawl nights, the Dog Bar features live music.
TILT on Trade is a unique spot in Charlotte's nightclub scene. A Charlotte landmark, the building has remained much the same as it was in 1906. Once a cafe, then a cleaners and now a local bar, TILT is a neighborhood institution. Daily specials range from the standard whiskey Wednesday's to boozing bingo night and Thursday mug night. A small dance floor and DJ's get the dancing started, while the quality drinks and friendly bartenders keep the locals coming back for more.
This venue couldn't be more aptly named, because besides being a snug, warm and intimate place, it is also a great place to stop and rest after a hard day at work. And to go with the maritime theme, this place also features some really cool pirate motifs on the walls. Besides this, the Snug Harbor also boasts excellent live music performances, a fully-equipped bar, as well as a nice outdoor patio that offers you a space to chill out at, in case you need to get away from the loud music.
Hattie's Tap & Tavern is a great spot to visit if you are in the mood for some great beer and foot-tapping music. This laid back dive bar offers a variety of craft brews and a cozy ambiance to enjoy them in. The pet-friendly bar, with its chalkboard menu, and bright graffiti is perfect for an evening out with friends. A number of events which take place at this bar ranging from live music gigs to yoga workshops are sure to keep the patrons entertained. On summer evenings you can take advantage of their patio.
JackBeagle is known for providing a comfortable space to settle in with a group of friends for a night food, drinks and fun. This spot is located in prime real estate in Charlotte's up-and-coming NoDa neighborhood and serves up a wide range of beer in addition to freshly prepped foods, such as signature burgers, hot dogs and a side of mac n cheese, for those who feel like eating like a kid again. JackBeagle is also a can't-miss destination for brunch.
Located in Charlotte's industrial West End neighborhood, Blue Blaze Brewing is a classic American brewery that offers traditional ales and craft beers with a local twist. The three distinct styles of classic beers offered at this brewery are – Yellow Blazer Kolsch, a mild German ale with a crisp and sweet flavor, along with a subtle undertone of spice, Blue Blaze Altbier is a light and crisp malt beer created by combining two variants of the classic German Altbier, and Black Blaze Milk Stout, a dark and creamy English malt with subdued hints of chocolate and coffee. All the beers at this local brewery are created fresh using locally-sourced ingredients.
Located in a quaint neighbourhood of Noda, Free Range Brewing is hip brewery making a name for itself. The place is owned and managed by brothers Jeff and Jason Alexander, who have an undying devotion for spirit production. The place has a homely vibe with old plastic chairs, a long bar, vintage tables which take you back in time. They have a small room for private functions and they also organise yoga classes every Thursday. They also have a special kids section with board games and chalkboard to keep the young ones occupied while you enjoy your beer.
The Rabbit Hole is a great place to get a feel for the vibrant music and art scene of Charlotte. This lively concert venue hosts live performances by upcoming local bands, alongside top regional and local acts. The line-up is not limited by the definition of a specific genre. The stage takes up one side of the main room, with a spacious dance floor at its feet. The space is rounded off by a well-stocked bar and ample seating all around. A smaller room features arcade games, pool tables, foosball and other attractions. Local artists can often be found exhibiting and selling their creations in the games room, adding yet another facet to the already eclectic offer of The Rabbit Hole. The venue is also available on hire for private events with catering from The Peculiar Rabbit next door.