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Nightlife & Entertainment

Let Charlotte show you a good time. The Queen City is full of exciting nightlife you can't find anywhere else.
Kick back and enjoy the entertainment at Alive After Five, Charlotte's long-running outdoor concert series, at the EpiCentre in Uptown Charlotte, NC.
Kick back and enjoy the entertainment at Alive After Five, Charlotte's long-running outdoor concert series, at the EpiCentre in Uptown Charlotte, NC. Patrick Schneider Photography

Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or seeking some quality time with a loved one, there's plenty of Charlotte nightlife to go around.

Hit up Center City’s nightlife scene at NC Music Factory, where you can check out bars, restaurants, pubs, clubs and live music along a signature stroll district set amid historic mill buildings. Then swing by the EpiCentre, where you can sing along to your favorite covers, sample global cuisine and cocktails, and even roll a strike at one of the most stylish bowling lounges you’ve ever seen. In the eclectic NoDa neighborhood, mellow out to mood music or bring your four-legged friend to a pet-friendly bar designed with dogs in mind.

If live music is a must for your night on the town, Charlotte’s got a lot to choose from. Rock, jazz, punk, reggae, hip-hop… No matter what’s on your iPod, the area’s variety of venues attract musical talent with satisfying sounds. Catch shows and concerts in a range of venues, from intimate neighborhood watering holes to 20,000-seat arenas.

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