Charlotte Nightlife

Charlotte NightlifeIt doesn't really matter what mood you're in when you hit the Charlotte nightlife. With so many attractive options, you're sure to find a destination that fits your mindset like a glove. If you're in the mood for live music, the city's numerous clubs and bars feature groups with styles that range from alternative rock to acoustic folk and will no doubt offer something that will most definitely catch your ear. Want to hit the dance floor and groove all night? Not a problem when you consider the impressive number of Charlotte's glitzy dance clubs. And if you're more in the mood to dress down and have a few beers and snacks with your buds, there are several places that will seem quite inviting, too. So now the only tough part of an evening full of possibilities is deciding where you will go to start all the fun.

Ri-Ra
Ri~Ra isn't your everyday, run-of-the-mill Irish pub. This nightlife hot spot was actually once part of the officer's mess at the barracks at Dublin Park, so the Irish pedigree of this watering hole is unquestionably authentic. That authenticity is only augmented by the impressive collection of Dublin ledgers that date back to the 1800s. But, even though a weighty history anchors this charming place, the excellent beer selection and classic atmosphere make it a thoroughly modern favorite of visitors and locals alike.

Address: 208 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 - MAP
Phone: (704) 333-5554
Web: www.rira.com

TILT
Heading uptown? Then your destination should be the hippest, coolest nightlife destination in that section of town. Formerly the Liquid Lounge, TILT will prove to be the place where you'll start your evening and stay until closing time. The powerful combination of the club's stylish surroundings, eye-catching patrons and excellent drink menu makes TILT wildly popular with the white-collar crowd. There's always a crowd every day of the week, and make sure you dress to impress as their dress code is strictly enforced.

Address: 127 W Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 - MAP
Phone: (704) 347-4860

Alexander Michael's
Alexander Michael's, or "Al Mike's" as it's affectionately known, is one of those special nightlife hangouts where you'll feel right at home the minute you set foot in the door. The low-key atmosphere and laid-back attitude of its patrons will ensure that your first visit won't be your last. There's a tasty menu available that features burgers, nachos and fried pickles, among many other delectable choices. And even though the kitchen closes early, the bar is open late, and that alone is reason enough to stay late at Al Mike's.

Address: 401 W 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 - MAP
Phone: (704) 332-6789
Web: www.almikestavern.com

300 East
300 East is found in the historic Dilworth neighborhood in Charlotte. That rustic setting only adds the right touch of class to this highly popular restaurant and bar. The interior mood is one of casual elegance, so if you're on a date you can sip wine with your companion and not have to shout to hear one another. 300 East is also a popular nightlife hangout for groups of friends or coworkers to enjoy something off the impressive New American menu and have a few beers to help close down the workday. Also, there's an inviting patio that's the center of activity during the warmer months of the year.

Address: 300 E Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203 - MAP
Phone: (704) 332-6507
Web: www.300east.net

Comedy Zone
Your week's stressful events weren't funny at all, so it's fairly safe to say that you're in need of a good laugh. There will be chuckles aplenty at the Comedy Zone. Some of the country's best stand-up comedians have graced the stage here, so whether you're seeing a newbie or a veteran, your side will hurt from all of the ensuing hilarity. There's also a menu that features snacks like wings, subs and pizza. Reservations are highly recommended at this nightlife destination.

Address: 516 N College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 - MAP
Phone: (704) 348-4242
Web: www.cltcomedyzone.com

Double Door Inn
Charlotte's Double Door Inn has been open for over 23 years, and in the ever-changing world of clubs and nightspots, that is quite a heritage. The nightlife venue is always packed with live-music fans, and it's safe to say that the Door is rocking every night of the week. One of the club's most popular nights is Mondays, as that is when some of the area's best blues and jazz acts hit the stage. Check their website frequently, as the Double Door also frequently welcomes accomplished regional and national talent.

Address: 218 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28204 - MAP
Phone: (704) 376-1446
Web: www.doubledoorinn.com