Queen City Nightlife: The Ultimate Guide to Charlotte Clubs


The WORLD nightclub is one of many nightlife venues located within the AvidXchange Music Factory complex.

Whether you’re in the mood for a scorching Latin groove, hip-hop and Top 40 favorites or somewhere unafraid to play a comeback or two, Queen City has plenty to offer when it comes to nightlife. .

These 10 nightspots in Charlotte might be for you if you can’t wait to hit the town and dance the night away this weekend.


Location: 4544 South Blvd H, Charlotte, North Carolina 28209

Neighbourhood: Collingwood

Details: Argon is a gay nightclub with an energetic vibe and $3 mimosas every Sunday. It doesn’t get any better than that. The club regularly hosts karaoke nights and themed events, so be sure to check out its calendar for more details.


Location: 950 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28206

Neighbourhood: Greenville, NC Music Factory

Details: Bazal Gallery and Nightclub includes an art gallery on the top floor and a lively nightclub on the lower level. The “elevated” dress code is strictly enforced, and this is a members-only club ($25 annual fee is collected upon arrival).

Owner Noi Vong hopes to welcome a variety of local and global DJs to Bazal’s nightclub. The elevated DJ booth includes a VIP section on both the left side and the ride side. Alex Casson CharlotteFive


Location: 225 N Caldwell St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Neighbourhood: Uptown

Details: This colorful club often hosts karaoke nights on Tuesdays and Latin nights on Saturdays and sporadically throughout the week. There is no set dress code for Brooklyn, but the club is considered an “exclusive club”, so it would be wise to dress accordingly.

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Brooklyn is an energetic two-story nightlife spot located in Uptown. Sam Vargas Brooklyn Nightclub and Lounge


Location: 300 N College St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Neighbourhood: Uptown

Details: Hive is the perfect nightlife spot for EDM heads and festival goers. This 21+ club prides itself on its ‘electric vibes’ and ‘good energy’. There are no wardrobe requirements posted, but certain events are themed and require customers to adhere to a certain dress code.

lost found

Location: 332 W Bland St Suite E, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighbourhood: South End

Details: Lost & Found, where the music is good and the dress code relaxed. This 21+ venue in one of the liveliest corners of the South End allows patrons to book tables and offers an eclectic and energetic atmosphere.

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Lost & Found is a bar and club with a relaxed dress code and an unrivaled vibe. The 21+ club is located in the heart of the South End. lost found

The Music Court at SouthBound

Location: 2433 South Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203

Neighbourhood: Dilworth

Details: The Music Yard is a premier outdoor venue that offers a dynamic vibe for EDM and house fans. Most of its featured events are thematic and/or paidletting guests know exactly what to transfer to.

Oak Room

Location: 200 E Bland St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203

Neighbourhood: South End

Details: According to its website, Oak Room is a “private club” that enforces a strict dress code. Hiking boots, work boots, sportswear, shorts, tank tops, loose clothing, baseball caps and t-shirts are on the list of prohibited wardrobe items. This atmospheric dance club plays hip-hop and Top 40, and also offers Latin nights every Friday.


Location: 200 N Tryon St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Neighbourhood: Uptown

Details: Prohibition is a chic speakeasy by day and a lively club by night. The dress code is casual and the club regularly hosts uncovered events on weekends. However, customers are always encouraged to check The social networks of prohibition to keep an eye on paid sets.

Social Salon QC

Location: Driveway Entrance, 300 N College St #105, Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighbourhood: Uptown

Details: Chic, dark and exciting, QC Social Lounge is everything you would expect from a good nightclub. This place has several bars, a spacious dance floor and VIP sections. Every Thursday night, QC Social Lounge presents Open.House, a weekly series that features a curated set of up-and-coming local and international DJs.

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Local and international DJs descend on the swanky nightclub with a chic vibe known as the QC Social Lounge Thursday through Saturday. Kyle Sayman Social Salon QC

Resident Culture – South End

Location: 332 W Bland St Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighbourhood: South End

Details: Resident Culture is one of the most popular venues in the South End every weekend night. The dress code is relaxed, there are no membership fees, and the music is a varied mix of pop favorites and remixed Top 40s. Resident Culture South End is open every night until 10 p.m., except Fridays and Saturdays, when it stays open until 2 a.m.

The El Toro Bruto side of Resident Culture in South End has additional seating and natural light. The spaces were created in collaboration with Liles Construction as general contractor, Cluck Design Collaborative as architect, and Maryssa Pickett, who creates the artwork for Resident Culture. Alex Cason Photography CharlotteFive


Location: 116 W 5th St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Neighbourhood: Uptown

Details: Roxbury is the perfect place for partygoers convinced they were born in the wrong era. This 80s, 90s, and A2K-themed bar streams your favorite memories until 2:30 a.m. every Friday and Saturday night. The dress code is relaxed and cover charges – which fluctuate – are collected at the door.

The Scorpion

Location: 2301 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208

Neighbourhood: Ashley Park

Details: This LGBTQIA+ venue provides a vibrant space for queer people and their allies. The club features drag shows, a country bar, an outdoor patio, and also offers college nights. Coverage, age limits, and themes fluctuate, but updates are distributed consistently via local social networks.

tequila house

Location: 116 W 5th St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Neighbourhood: Uptown

Details: Tequila House is one of Charlotte’s oldest Latin nightclubs and maintains a bustling “Uptown” vibe for Charlotte residents looking to dance the night away. This club is restricted to guests 21 years of age or older and an “upscale casual” dress code is enforced. According to site staff, “sportswear, running shoes, hats, or excessively ripped and/or baggy clothing” are prohibited, while any other form of casual attire is permitted.


Location: 900 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd b6, Charlotte, North Carolina 28206

Neighbourhood: Greenville, NC Music Factory

Details: Located in the AvidXchange Music Factory complex, World Nightclub is less a nightclub than a concert hall. International and local DJs and various artists regularly take the stage at The World, where age requirements are often set at 18 or older, and the dress code is casual. Keep an eye on his social networks for more details on upcoming events.

The WORLD nightclub is one of many nightlife venues located within the AvidXchange Music Factory complex. Courtesy of WORLD nightclub

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Evan Santiago is a reporter for the Charlotte Observer and writes for the publication’s Service Journalism Desk. He is originally from New York and is currently based in Queen City where he works to help local readers with the challenges that come with everyday life in the modern world.

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