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Chelsea Morgan Paulsen
Our stay at Refuge was one-of-a-kind. Jay and his team have crafted a unique and refined urban escape. The design of the room was thoughtful and expertly executed. We really appreciated the unique art and modern design concepts. The location was great too - with all of the local bars and restaurants within walking distance. I grew up on the East side of Charlotte so staying at Refuge was a special way to reconnect with the Charlotte community while visiting town. I would highly recommend Refuge as a home base for your Charlotte adventure.
Refuge, a trendy new concept we stumbled upon on a guys weekend in the Queen City. Located on central ave and a Short mile to Downtown, surrounded by bars and breweries. The owner Jay greeted us and was gracious enough to give us private tour of the space. Currently they have 5 rooms (again its a concept) But all the rooms are uniquely named and designed which was fun and intriguing to learn the story behind the design. Our group of 6 stayed comfortably in 2 rooms which room 1 had 2 queen beds and room 4 had 4 queen beds with a cool bunk bed style. I was worried if the room would accommodate them and it did! Better then we expected! ( I felt left out as I would be staying in that room on my next visit back.) they have a tiki bar in their lobby called the Rumaway cove. Rum inspired cocktails that did not disappoint! We tried several cocktails but the pain killer and the happiest hour were the stars that shined the brightest. Over all this little gem was a pleasure to stay at and we cant wait to see this flourish into the full size model! Well done guys! We look forward to our next visit!
My family rented out 4 of the 5 rooms at Refuge and they were incredible. Thoughtfully designed, beautiful, and welcoming. On top of all that, the owner , Jay, and his family were incredible kind and helpful. It was also fun to have the Royal Tot tiki bar in the lobby for an afternoon cocktail! I highly recommend Refuge. It is in a great safe location and Plaza Midwood is such a fun neighborhood. If I'm ever in Charlotte again, I know exactly where I'll be staying.
Great atmosphere. Drinks were delicious. I absolutely love the decor.
A really cool bar with a great cozy atmosphere and amazing music. I spent a few hours here waiting for a friend and would definitely go back. The bartender (Matt) was really friendly. Their signature cocktails are delicious and imaginative. They have a great selection of single malt scotch.