Connolly's On Fifth
Great place to go out on the weekends if you are looking for a busy bar with lots of people between 25-30. Outdoor patio is nice for extra space especially during the summer. Tends to get very packed on weekend nights but bartenders are usually pretty good about getting to everyone in a timely manner all things considered. One of my favorite bars to go to in uptown Charlotte if you are looking for a bar with lots of people and a fun vibe.
This place is super chill and fun. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5? They keep your card when you have a tab and the last time I was here someone who wasn't me closed out my card then spent $1400 at Burlington coat factory the next morning. So. That wasn't cool. Had fun until I got the notification from the Amex fraud department though!
Definitely a pub feel on the lower level - dark, a little dingy - in the best way with pub tables throughout. The outdoor patio is where it's at. Plenty of seating with picnic tables that seat larger groups or smaller tables for a more intimate conversation. There are always people playing corn hole. It is a relaxed atmosphere, good for happy hour after a long day. Upstairs is almost a totally different bar, it more of a almost-club with a dj, dancing, etc on the weekend. Overall fun place that caters to several different clientele bc of the different environments on each level and outside. An easy go-to spot when you don't want to be bothered with the EpiCenter or some of the other bars that try to be "upscale".
The bartender was angry and offensive. He verbally attacked two female patrons. He was an embarrassment to a fine establishment.
Great location, fun place. Its been aroind for a while for a reason.