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Saturday Night in Charlotte

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Rack City

Thomas Street Tavern, 12:27 a.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
From its pool hall to its stage boasting live bands, Thomas Street Tavern captures the essence of its neighborhood, Plaza Midwood, with something for everyone.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Checkmate

The Common Market, Plaza Midwood, 11:26 p.m.
Photo by @unclejut
A typical crowd at The Common Market includes people enjoying local craft beer and playing a friendly game of chess.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Strummin’

The Common Market, Plaza Midwood, 11:28 p.m.
Photo by @unclejut
The Common Market’s large patio is one of the best spots to kick back, relax and strum a guitar.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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A Crown Jewel

South End, 8:58 p.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
South End has exploded over the past few years with new construction projects, hip, new restaurants and unbeatable proximity to the heart of the city.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Nightcap

The Blind Pig, 1:45 a.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
Close friends toast the end of another well-enjoyed Saturday night spent in good company.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Diamond Status

Diamond Restaurant, 11:21 p.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
Diamond Restaurant is comfort food, plain and simple. It’s food that wraps its loving arms around your belly, offering a warm hug and sometimes a flash of memory.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Strike!

10 Park Lanes, 1:54 a.m.
Photo @shotsbyjones
The spot is rocking, with a live DJ who spins beats—and calls you out on your gutter ball. The retro-chi Montford Street alley is the perfect place to unwind with a craft beer and channel “Kingpin.”

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.
 

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Street Dogs

NoDa Neighborhood, 2:35 a.m.
Photo by @unclejut
In the wee hours of the morning, a loaded street vendor hot dog is the quintessential cap on a night of craft beer drinking.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Pinball King

Abari Game Bar, 12:43 a.m.
Photo by @unclejut
Rows of legendary old-school games, like “Donkey Kong,” “Street Fighter,” “NBA Jam” and, of course, pinball, bring gamers together for non-stop battling and nostalgia.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Skee Ball

Slate Charlotte, 1:44 a.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
If the dancing gets too intense next door at Oak Room, you can always wind down with a late night round of Skee Ball or engage your buddies in an epic Ping-Pong battle.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Ladder 4

S. College & Fourth streets, 2:37 a.m.
Photo by @unclejut
Firefighters from Station 4 in Fourth Ward, never fully off the clock, stand guard, keeping Charlotte safe.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Cheers

Fahrenheit, 1:41 a.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
The cocktails keep flowing at Fahrenheit, where friends celebrate a 26th birthday over drinks, delicious bites and the one of the best views in the city.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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The City Never Sleeps

Uptown, 2:37 a.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
The streets of Charlotte are usually packed with people going to and from work or venturing out to restaurants, bars and local attractions. While most people are asleep, taxi drivers become the eyes and wheels of the city.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Beer Run

The Common Market, Plaza Midwood, 1:02 a.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
Providing locals with one of the city’s largest and most diverse craft beer selections, The Common Market is a go-to spot for seeking out some tasty late night beer.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Dancin’ Machine

Suite at EpiCentre, 12:35 a.m.
Photo by @unclejut
Suite at EpiCentre boasts an upscale ambience, breathtaking skyline views and spirited patrons dancing the night away.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Dinner with a View

The Peculiar Rabbit, 10:42 p.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
On its third level, the rooftop patio of spectacular eatery The Peculiar Rabbit peers into the Plaza Midwood scene, offering a prime sightline of Uptown.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Pastrami on Rye

The Common Market, South End, 12:57 a.m.
Photo by @unclejut
With a wide variety of eclectic deli sandwiches, tasty provisions and cold beverages, The Common Market is an interesting twist on a the local neighborhood convenience store.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Sing with Me Now

NoDa 101, 1:32 a.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
Saturday nights are for letting go and belting out karaoke in front of perfect strangers. Add the backdrop of a treasured dive bar and games of mini hoops, and it’s downright irresistible.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Dale and the ZDubs

Thomas Street Tavern, 12:34 a.m.
Photo by @unclejut
Maryland reggae band, Dale and the ZDubs, rock the house at Thomas Street Tavern. Live music is a constant at the tavern, along with scrumptious bites and ice-cold beer.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Blurry Nights

College Street, 1:04 a.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
The College Street corridor is always abuzz outside the EpiCentre, especially on nights when the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets have a home game at Time Warner Cable Arena.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Sip and Savor

SIP Charlotte, 1:42 a.m.
Photo by @unclejut
SIP is not your ordinary bar establishment. Specializing in classic cocktails, it’s known for taking drinks up a notch by creating a unique blend of flavors.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Hustlers

Slate Charlotte, 1:42 a.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
The pool tables at Slate Charlotte are always a popular spot for a friendly game between buddies or a competitive match to see who’s the ultimate pool shark.


These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Neighborhood Vibes

Brazwells Premium Pub, 1:10 a.m.
Photo by @shotsbyjones
Montford Street’s block-long stretch of neighborhood bars is filled with laughter, chatter and plenty of toasting. Find your own “Cheers” at every turn.


These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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Taxi Row

North Tryon Street, 2:43 a.m.
Photo by @unclejut
Taxis line up along North Tryon Street in Uptown in anticipation of the late night scene shutting down and bar hoppers heading home.

 

These images ran in the April 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.