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*'''Time Warner Cable Arena''', 333 E Trade St, ''+1 704'' 688-9000, [http://www.charlottebobcatsarena.com/]. This venue has become the primary destination for big-name concerts in Charlotte, especially in the colder months when an indoor venue is necessary. The location in the heart of Uptown's entertainment district makes this a great place to catch a show. Even "nosebleed" seats aren't very far from the stage.
[[Image:Bobcats_Arena.JPG|frame|Brand-new Bobcats Arena has become a major concert venue. ]]
 
===Nightclubs===
*'''BAR Charlotte''', 300 N College St (''the main entrance to the bar faces the alley in back of the building''), ''+1 704'' 342-2557, [http://www.barcharlotte.com]. Open Th-Sa, 9PM-2AM. A survivor in the competitive nightclub market, this is now a mainstay on College St. More a dance club than a bar, this is always a hot spot on weekends. Dress code is enforced, and be prepared to dance. Recently, the club has opened on Monday nights for kids up to 18.
*'''Breakfast Club''', 225 N Caldwell St, ''+1 704'' 374-1982, [http://www.that80sclub.com/]. Tu and Th-Sa 9PM-2:30AM. An 80s-themed club that has caught on strong with the development of the entertainment district in First Ward. Relatively cheap, with "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Fridays (free before 11am for ladies), this is one of the most shamelessly-fun clubs in Uptown. All ages welcome on Thursday nights. $3 admission.
*'''Coyote Ugly''', 521 N College St, ''+1 704'' 347-6869, [http://www.coyoteuglysaloon.com/]. M-F 4PM-2AM, Sa Su noon-2AM. Crazy bar (just like the movie) with girls singing, dancing and getting out of control. Don't forget to ask about a "Penalty Shot" or a "Body Shot", you won't be disappointed. 21+ Only.
*'''Crush''', 300 E Stonewall St, ''+1 704'' 377-1010, [http://www.crushcharlotte.com]. M-Th 9PM-2:30AM; F Sa 9PM-2:30AM. One of the city's newer and most successful clubs. Highly fashionable, Crush is often packed to the walls on weekends. The hip-hop dominated soundtrack and light show can make for sensory overload, but there is also a decent patio area to cool off. Decor is very "Miami", and the five bars make it pretty easy to get a drink. Dress code enforced.
*'''The Forum''', 300 N College St, ''+1 704'' 375-8765, [http://thecharlotteforum.com]. Th-Su 10PM-until. This large club made a huge splash on the scene when it replaced Mythos. In a matter of weeks it joined the heavyweights of the city club scene in attracting long lines, beautiful people and well-reputed DJs. The multi-level layout allows for a variety of experiences, and the clientele is attractive and fun. If you're on the College St. scene, Forum is a can't-miss.
*'''Grand Central''', 101 N Tryon St, Suite 113, ''+1 704'' 348-7032, [http://www.uptownsgrandcentral.com/]. M-F 4PM-2AM, Sa 8PM-2AM. Uptown's Grand Central. A taste of Manhattan in the heart of Charlotte. NY style bar with a house DJ every Friday & Saturday. No cover.
*'''Molly MacPherson's''', Corner of Church St. and 5th St., ''+1 704'' 335-9918, [http://www.macphersonspub.com/Main/Loc_Charlotte.aspx]. M-Su, 11AM - until. A Scottish bar and pub specializing in Scottish Beer and Scotch. No cover.
*'''TILT on Trade''' (formerly the Liquid Lounge), 127 W. Trade St., ''+1'' 704 374-0111 [http://www.tiltcharlotte.com/]. M-F 4PM-2AM, Sa-Su 7PM-2AM. Fashionable and tenured, TILT is one of Charlotte's most well-reputed clubs. House and industrial music keeps the crowded dance floor moving, but the bar and lounge are still comfortable and spacious.
*'''Time''', 514 N College St, ''+1 704'' 373-2515, [http://www.timecharlotte.com]. 9PM-2AM daily. Thriving on the north side of Uptown, Time is something of a rival to Crush on the south side of the city. Hip-hop and trance music, with an extremely crowded dance floor. Be prepared to wait to get in if you arrive late. Though there is a dress code, for the most part Time is one of the least restrictive clubs in Uptown.
*'''Velocity''', 935 S. Summit Ave, ''+1 704'' 333-0060, [http://www.velocitync.com/]. F-Sa 10PM-4AM. Huge warehouse converted into a gay/lesbian club. Known for its large area and variety of attractions inside, Velocity is reputed as one of the more entertaining clubs in the city. Very large dance floor, usually filled with a diverse crowd.
===Annual events===
==Drink==
*'''Therapy''', 401 N Tryon St, ''+1 704'' 333-1353, [http://www.therapycafe.net]. M Tu-Th 7AM-11PM; W, F 7AM-2AM; Sa 5PM-2AM. If you're in the middle of a head-splitting barhop, the name "Therapy" will make sense to you. The bar is low-key, quiet and very urban-chic. It's got the features of both a cafe and a martini bar, and the clientele reflects that blend. A cool, quiet place to recover or prep yourself for a late night of sensory overload.
*''' Blue''', corner of 5th and College (''inside the Hearst Tower, with a streetside entrance''), ''+1 704'' 927-2583,[http://www.bluerestaurantandbar.com]. M-Th 5PM-10PM, F Sa 5PM-11PM. Trendy but not overbearing, this bar has gained a reputation among Charlotte's high-rollers as a place to rub elbows. A bit lower key than some of its neighbors, this is a good place to relax and have a signature blue martini. Cocktails in the $10 range with $6 martini specials.
* '''Buckhead Saloon''', 201 E 5th St, ''+1 704'' 370-0687. A combination dance club/music venue, Buckhead keeps a large crowd most nights of the week. Less pretentious than the nearby dance clubs, but faster-paced than the typical sit-down bar. Generally the music is second-rate, but that's not really the reason people come here anyway.
* '''Cedar Street Tavern''', 120 N Cedar St, ''+1 704'' 333-3448, [http://www.cedarstreettavern.com/]. Su-W 11AM-midnight, Th-Sa 11AM-2AM. Like the Corner Pub, Cedar Street Tavern is primarily a neighborhood bar. Friendly service, reasonable prices and an approachable crowd make for a good low-key drinking atmosphere.
* '''The Corner Pub''', 335 N Graham St, ''+1 704'' 376-2720, [http://www.thecornerpub.biz/]. Tu-Sa 5PM-2AM, Su M 5PM-midnight. Simple, unpretentious, and friendly. The Corner Pub is exactly what it sounds like, and feels disconnected from the trendy crush of College Street nightclubs. A great place to go for easy, uncomplicated drinking in a neighborhood atmosphere.
*''' Dixie's Tavern''', 301 E 7th St, ''+1 704'' 374-1700 (''fax: ''+1'' 704-374-1710''), [http://www.dixiescharlotte.com]. M-Sa 11AM-2AM. One of the city's most appealing restaurant-bar combos. Good Cajun food and reasonable drink prices make this a great place to begin a night of Uptown bar-hopping. Frequently has live music acts, and occasionally hosts large events in the parking lot.
*'''Fox & Hound''', 330 N Tryon St, ''+1 704'' 333-4113, [http://www.tentcorp.com/]. 11AM-2AM daily. This bar has quickly gained a reputation among the hard-partying Uptown crowd as a place to shoot pool, get good beer and be able to have an audible conversation. Great place to watch a UFC fight. Somewhat casual, but still very trendy and safe.
*''' Hartigan's''', 601 S Cedar St, [http://www.hartigans.com]. "Irish" pub located on the edge of Uptown near the football stadium. A good place to grab a sandwich for lunch, Hartigan's has solid traffic as a bar after sundown. Upstairs is mostly casual dining and drinking; downstairs is Charlotte's best-known all-lesbian bar. Gay-friendly, but very welcoming of straight clientele.
*'''Rock Bottom Brewery''', 401 N Tryon St Ste 100 (''look for the red neon sign''), ''+1 704'' 334-2739, [http://rockbottomsouth.com/]. M-Sa 11AM-2AM, Su 11AM-11PM. $3-5/pint. A local franchise of a small national chain, several beers are brewed on site. It's also a restaurant with pretty decent food.
*''' Hartigan'sTherapy''', 601 S Cedar 401 N Tryon St, ''+1 704'' 333-1353, [http://www.hartiganstherapycafe.comnet]. M Tu-Th 7AM-11PM; W, F 7AM-2AM; Sa 5PM-2AM. If you're in the middle of a head-splitting barhop, the name "IrishTherapy" pub located on will make sense to you. The bar is low-key, quiet and very urban-chic. It's got the edge features of Uptown near both a cafe and a martini bar, and the football stadiumclientele reflects that blend. A good cool, quiet place to grab recover or prep yourself for a sandwich for lunchlate night of sensory overload. ===Nightclubs===*'''BAR Charlotte''', 300 N College St (''the main entrance to the bar faces the alley in back of the building''), Hartigan's has solid traffic as '+1 704'' 342-2557, [http://www.barcharlotte.com]. Open Th-Sa, 9PM-2AM. A survivor in the competitive nightclub market, this is now a mainstay on College St. More a dance club than a bar after sundown, this is always a hot spot on weekends. Upstairs Dress code is mostly casual dining enforced, and drinking; downstairs is Charlottebe prepared to dance. Recently, the club has opened on Monday nights for kids up to 18. *'''Breakfast Club''', 225 N Caldwell St, ''+1 704''s best374-1982, [http://www.that80sclub.com/]. Tu and Th-known allSa 9PM-lesbian bar2:30AM. GayAn 80s-friendlythemed club that has caught on strong with the development of the entertainment district in First Ward. Relatively cheap, but very welcoming with "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Fridays (free before 11am for ladies), this is one of straight clientelethe most shamelessly-fun clubs in Uptown. All ages welcome on Thursday nights. $3 admission. * '''CANSCoyote Ugly''', 500 W 5th 521 N College St, ''+1 704'' 940347-02006869, [http://www.cansbarcoyoteuglysaloon.com/charlotte/]. 11AMM-F 4PM-2AM, Sa Su noon-2AM daily. In Crazy bar (just like the movie) with girls singing, dancing and getting out of control. Don't forget to ask about a "Penalty Shot" or a tastefully"Body Shot", you won't be disappointed. 21+ Only.*'''Crush''', 300 E Stonewall St, ''+1 704'' 377-renovated historic mill building1010, CANS has become one [http://www.crushcharlotte.com]. M-Th 9PM-2:30AM; F Sa 9PM-2:30AM. One of Uptownthe city's trendiest bar/restaurant combosnewer and most successful clubs. Surprisingly familyHighly fashionable, Crush is often packed to the walls on weekends. The hip-friendly during hop dominated soundtrack and light show can make for sensory overload, but there is also a decent patio area to cool off. Decor is very "Miami", and the daytimefive bars make it pretty easy to get a drink. Dress code enforced.*'''The Forum''', 300 N College St, ''+1 704'' 375-8765, [http://thecharlotteforum.com]. Th-Su 10PM-until. This large club made a huge splash on the scene when it becomes replaced Mythos. In a crowded hangout for 20matter of weeks it joined the heavyweights of the city club scene in attracting long lines, beautiful people and well-somethings at nightreputed DJs. Beer The multi-level layout allows for a variety of experiences, and the clientele is served in cans (hence the name) attractive and fun. If you're on the menu includes sloppy joes and tater totsCollege St. scene, but this Forum is definitely not a lowcan't-brow hangout. Try the specialty drinks. Unfortunately CANS closed its doors not too long agomiss.* '''The Corner PubGrand Central''', 335 101 N Graham Tryon St, Suite 113, ''+1 704'' 376348-27207032, [http://www.thecornerpubuptownsgrandcentral.bizcom/]. TuM-Sa 5PMF 4PM-2AM, Su M 5PMSa 8PM-midnight2AM. Simple, unpretentious, and friendlyUptown's Grand Central. The Corner Pub is exactly what it sounds like, and feels disconnected from A taste of Manhattan in the trendy crush heart of College Street nightclubsCharlotte. A great place to go for easy, uncomplicated drinking in NY style bar with a neighborhood atmospherehouse DJ every Friday & Saturday. No cover. * '''Buckhead SaloonMolly MacPherson's''', 201 E Corner of Church St. and 5th St., ''+1 704'' 370335-06879918, [http://www.macphersonspub.com/Main/Loc_Charlotte.aspx]. M-Su, 11AM - until. A combination dance clubScottish bar and pub specializing in Scottish Beer and Scotch. No cover.*'''TILT on Trade''' (formerly the Liquid Lounge), 127 W. Trade St., ''+1'' 704 374-0111 [http://www.tiltcharlotte.com/music venue]. M-F 4PM-2AM, Sa-Su 7PM-2AM. Fashionable and tenured, Buckhead keeps a large crowd TILT is one of Charlotte's most nights of the weekwell-reputed clubs. Less pretentious than House and industrial music keeps the nearby crowded dance clubsfloor moving, but fasterthe bar and lounge are still comfortable and spacious.*'''Time''', 514 N College St, ''+1 704'' 373-paced than the typical sit2515, [http://www.timecharlotte.com]. 9PM-down bar2AM daily. Generally Thriving on the north side of Uptown, Time is something of a rival to Crush on the south side of the city. Hip-hop and trance music , with an extremely crowded dance floor. Be prepared to wait to get in if you arrive late. Though there is second-ratea dress code, but that's not really for the most part Time is one of the reason people come here anywayleast restrictive clubs in Uptown. * '''Cedar Street TavernVelocity''', 120 N Cedar St935 S. Summit Ave, ''+1 704'' 333-34480060, [http://www.cedarstreettavernvelocitync.com/]. Su-W 11AM-midnight, ThF-Sa 11AM10PM-2AM4AM. Huge warehouse converted into a gay/lesbian club. Like the Corner PubKnown for its large area and variety of attractions inside, Cedar Street Tavern Velocity is primarily a neighborhood barreputed as one of the more entertaining clubs in the city. Friendly serviceVery large dance floor, reasonable prices and an approachable usually filled with a diverse crowd make for a good low-key drinking atmosphere
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