Where is the best nightlife in Charlotte?

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Sarah Crosland

There are plenty of places to be out and about after dark in Charlotte. From Uptown, where you’ll find well-dressed crowds ready to party on weekends, to neighborhood bars where patrons spill out onto patios and rooftop decks many nights, here are few spots worth checking out.

5th and Tryon
This corner is the hub of uptown’s after dark activity. Spots like Dandelion Market, Prohibition, Ri Ra’s Irish Pub, and Connolly’s On Fifth are popular destinations for those looking for hit music, cheap drinks, and a lively scene on the weekends. Stop by the nearby 5Church for cocktails before you hit the dance floor.

Montford Drive
This small street in south Charlotte offers an unexpected array of nightlife options. You can start your evening at a spot like Duckworth’s Grill and Taphouse, which offers on of the city’s best craft beer selections or at Good Food on Montford, an upscale restaurants with a craft cocktail list to rival any in town. Spots like El Camino and Brazwell’s Pub draw the late night crowds and for the seriously late evenings, Jeff’s Bucket Shop features entertaining karaoke until 2 a.m.

NoDa
This eclectic neighborhood to the east of town features a main street packed with pubs, breweries, and music venues. Grab a local craft beer at Heist and then stop in for a show at The Evening Muse. Whatever you do, end your night at Amelie’s, a 24-hour bakery where the salted caramel brownies will satiate any late night craving.

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