Nightlife » Charlotte, NC

Nightlife in Charlotte, NC

Chill with a beer in a public market like it’s your own backyard, party in a club imported from NYC, or dance like a fool in a basement bar -- you can do it all in Charlotte.
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Butter NC

Butter NC is the famed New York hotspot’s first venue outside NYC, bringing all the flavors of the Big Apple right into Charlotte’s backyard. Since its opening in February 2010, Butter has become the place for unparalleled VIP service, local celebrity sightings and world-class DJs. Boasting over 8,300 square feet of bi-level beats, Butter brings both comfort to high class with its use of bold colors, elegant décor and custom cocktails served with the finest liquors. For a birthday, bachelorette party or just another Saturday night with the girls, Butter is clearly the place to be.

Mez/EpiCentre Theaters

With a tagline like “eat, stay, play,” you might think Mez is some kind of metropolitan amusement park, but you’d be mistaken.  With a seasonal menu of globally-influenced cuisine plus premium cocktails, beer and wine, this modern mecca more than earns its “Best Of” nods from both Charlotte Magazine and The Charlotte Observer. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase breathtaking skyline views in the lounge, while a second-floor private event space is the perfect spot for any sophisticated celebration. Bring a festive beverage and appetizer into the adjacent EpiCentre Theaters, kick back in a roomy – and reserve-able – seat, and make it one very memorable night.

Strike City

With upscale bowling lanes, billiards tables, a full-service gourmet dinner lounge and multiple bars, Strike City isn’t your typical ten-pin alley. Massive big screens and televisions line the dining room where you and your girlfriends can chow down on award-winning food from Libretto’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen before scoring a strike or spare in their seriously swanky lanes. Plus, with a two-lane private room for parties and events, it’s the perfect place to celebrate the last days of your best friend’s singlehood in style.

Crave Dessert Bar

Hip and moody and filled with sweet sophistication, the aptly named Crave will keep you coming back for more. With an extensive menu of to-die-for desserts, their custom cocktails are truly just the icing on the cake. Cozy up with a date over a shareable s’mores platter – complete with mini fire pit for roasting – or grab the girls for strawberry champagne martinis and a sampling of flavor infused cupcakes. It’s hard enough to turn down dessert when it’s not surrounded by beautiful people and soothing beats. Give in to your cravings and take a taste of this new kind of nightlife.


Suite’s stellar reputation precedes itself – and for good reason. As one of the best booty-shakin’ spots in town, and a dependable draw for both local and top-billed celebs, Suite is a guaranteed to get your body movin’ and your camera flashin’ on a Friday or Saturday night. Get dolled up and hit the dance floor with Charlotte’s hottest 20-somethings, or round up your closest friends and reserve a table in the VIP lounge to scope out the action from afar. Just be sure to get their early, or you may end up partying in line.