Skip to content

Top bar recommendations from locals

Hotel
$$
“Looking for a night out on the town in Charlotte? Call your UBER and enjoy an experience that is memorable, fun and exciting. You’ll find outdoor patios, over 200 TV screens, a captivating rooftop venue, a five-screen state of the art cinema and an amazing bowling alley at the Epicentre. Cafés, restaurants and fine dining can easily take you from breakfast to late night dining; with over 25 venues featuring nightlife, restaurants and eateries. The Epicentre is the perfect spot, day or night! Centrally located on College, between Trade and Fourth Streets in the hub of The Queen City, the Epicentre is just minutes away from some of Charlotte’s biggest attractions including Spectrum Arena, Bank of America Stadium and the Charlotte Convention Center, the Epicentre is the perfect location to start or end your day with nonstop fun.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Farmers Market
$$
“Although 7th Street Public Market is just that (a market), it’s one of the best-kept secrets for food in Charlotte. It features vendors from celebrated sushi, pizza, crepes, and coffee purveyors in the city -- easily making it a one-stop culinary destination. Pro-tip: head to the market on a Thursday night for the Raclette Night where the purveyors at Orrman’s Cheese fire a wheel of semi-hard cheese under a broiler and scrape the cheese onto your plate of meat, bread and pickles.”
  • 48 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
$$$
“Rooftop views at this fancy restaurant. Pricey but the views are worth it. Firepits on the patio make for a nice nightcap”
  • 51 locals recommend
Cinema
“This is a movie theater and restaurant in one. You order food or drinks while you are seated. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
$$
“Great bar, very good restaurant that turns into a dancing venue for late night.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Best Thai I've ever had...good drinks- try the crispy red-curry duck- it's amazing! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
$$$$
  • 9 locals recommend
Irish Pub
$$
“Rí Rá Irish Pub in Charlotte was restored in Ireland and shipped to the US. Rí Rá embodies everything you would expect from a genuine Irish pub.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
$$
“Great burgers and specialty cocktails, located at the bottom of the building!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Definitely a hidden gem. Will need a reservation at this speakeasy. Hand crafted cocktails at their best. You will not be disappointed.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“2 locations- uptown Charlotte (15 min) or Southpark Charlotte (22 min- near shopping) ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Authentic rustic Tuscan cooking. Request the chef's table in advance for special occasions!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Irish Pub
$$
  • 7 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
$$
“18 bowling lanes, a full-service American eatery, bars, dance floor, DJs & sports on 75 HDTVs.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Take a trip to the Epicenter located in Uptown Charlotte and check out Dale Earnhardt's Whisky River restaurant and bar.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Rooftop views at this Charlotte hot spot on top of the Meridian Hotel. Dress code enforced.”
  • 5 locals recommend