Best Charlotte, NC Nightlife

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    9. Hartigan's Irish Pub

    While not truly Irish and more of a sports-bar-meets-nightclub than a pub, Hartigan's is two things for sure: wonderfully friendly and wildly fun. This no-frills neighborhood gay bar is a lot of things to a lot of...

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    8. 300 East

    300 East has a sophisticated European feel — a bit Bohemian, a bit Champs-Elysées — and always makes for a memorable evening. The antique mahogany bar is where you'll find one of the best martinis...

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    7. Villa Antonio

    Classy chic meets sexy salsa on the last Tuesday of every month at Villa Antonio. As diners savor the remaining morsels of delectable Italian dishes, the Charlotte Latin Dance Club staff arrives to transform this...

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    6. Cosmos Cafe

    One of Charlotte's more seductively hip gathering places once the sun goes down, Cosmos caters to stylish 20- and 30-somethings who have "big city palates." Indeed, on the one hand, the place gains wide approval for...

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    5. Rí~Rá

    One of the Queen City's more popular watering holes, the multi-level Rí~Rá offers all the charm and comfort of a traditional Irish pub — in fact, considering that the Victorian-style bar itself was once part...

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    4. Sir Edmund Halley's Restaurant & Freehouse

    If you're looking for a place to chill out with a pint of stout, a single-malt scotch or a glass of wine, head over to this comfortable neighborhood spot, which has been featured on Turner South's "Blue Ribbon"...

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    3. Moosehead Grill

    If the exterior of this popular watering hole looks familiar, that's probably because Moosehead occupies a building that once housed a Pizza Hut. It's true that the place isn't as pretty and stylish as hipster joints...

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    1. TILT on Trade

    Formerly the Liquid Lounge, TILT is a great place to blow off steam after work and on the weekend. A barometer of what's cool on the Uptown scene, TILT features great live music, eight flat-screen TVs, classy...

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About Charlotte, NC Nightlife

In Charlotte, the nightlife is hoppin'. Concerts, from jazz to rock to acoustic, pack out with fans from all over, and also hard to resist are the chic clubs and friendly bars that keep cropping up. For most occasions, the versatile hangouts in Uptown are hard to beat. Cans of Charlotte, one of the neighborhood's best watering holes, features a retro theme, from the 70s and 80s soundtracks to canned beers served with simple grub like sloppy joes and pizza rolls. Another happening spot, is the suave TILT on Trade cocktail bar, a sure find for polished professionals.

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