Nightlife in Charlotte

Half Off On-Location Hookah Party

Hookahlife Charlotte

On Location

$350 $175

Attendants set up hookahs and mix and match flavors for three hours, keeping things burning with charcoal made from pure coconut shells

Up to 50% Off Martini-Tasting Event

Bubble Charlotte

EpiCentre

$30 $15

Guests sample specialty martinis and new cocktails, and enjoy desserts from local chocolatiers

"Brothers of the Knight" – Up to 41% Off Musical

Brothers of the Knight

Ovens Auditorium

$57.94 $34

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Modern retelling of Brothers Grimm tale about dancing siblings from Broadway choreographer Debbie Allen and Grammy-winner James Ingram

The Fray – Up to 47% Off Concert

The Fray

Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte

$38 $20

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Grammy-nominated rockers behind "How to Save a Life" treat audiences to piano-driven hits and songs from their newest album, Helios

New Edition – Up to 52% Off R&B

New Edition

PNC Music Pavilion

$37 $20

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Original members of famed R&B sextet—Bobby Brown, Bell Biv Devoe, Ralph Tresvant, and Johnny Gill—reunite for hits and dance moves

Jefferson Starship – Up to 53% Off

Jefferson Starship

Amos' Southend

$26.78 $14

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Jefferson Starship breaks out decades of hits, including "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love," on its 40th-anniversary tour

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Up to 50% Off

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

The Fillmore Charlotte

$38.23 $19

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Seminal hip-hop group behind hits including "The Crossroads" and "East 1999" bring their self-described "flip flop flow" to beloved venue

MattyB – Up to 47% Off Rap Concert

MattyB

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

$26.28 $14

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Internet rap sensation, who happens to be 11 years old, floors audiences with G-rated swagger and age-defying skills

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson – Up to 41% Off Concert

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson

Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory

$40 $25

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Singer-songwriters charm audiences with introspective pop-rock fused with humor, heart, and hooks

$5 for a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill

Charlotte, EpiCentre

$10.25 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from luxury recliners with wait service

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Charlotte SMS Atrium

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular – Up to 49% Off

Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular

Time Warner Cable Arena

$133.41 $93.50

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Members of Incubus, *NSync, Destiny’s Child, and Sex Pistols tear into Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking rock musical

The LOX Money-Power-Respect Reunion – Up to 33% Off Rap Concert

The LOX Money-Power-Respect Reunion

Amos' Southend

$40.17 $27

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The Yonkers rap trio of Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss reunite for a set of hip-hop hits and brand new tracks

Joffrey Concert Group – Up to 50% Off Ballet Performance

Joffrey Concert Group Presents: "An Evening of Dance"

Elevation Blakeney

$30 $18

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The touring company of the Joffrey Ballet School presents brand-new pieces and classic works

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Up to 36% Off

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Charlotte

$86.58 $55.50

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Backed by the power of the E Street Band, The Boss gives all in an epic performance of greatest hits and gems from his latest, "High Hopes"

The Comedy Zone – Up to 80% Off Standup

The Comedy Zone

The NC Music Factory

$38 $10

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Jim Holder, Rachel Feinstein, Nate Bargatze, and other touring acts incite laughter

Select Local Merchants

P.J. O’Reilly’s has a welcoming, neighborhood feel, fostering both the taking out of family and the taking in of frothy beverages. Eire-inspired fare peppers the extensive menu. Marry a spinster stomach to a comely appetizer with O'Reilly's Wedding Rings, a heap of circular onions fried in a dowry of Guinness batter ($5.99). Committed slurpers can coat their innards with Irish stew, a savory mélange of fresh lamb, carrots, celery, onion, and potatoes sidekicked by a salad ($10.99), while those with a meat-hankering can slurp on Rynne's Ruben, savory corned beef in a loving embrace of sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and marble rye ($9.99). Drinks come in abundance via tap ($4.25 for a pint) or bottle ($2.50+ for beer, $16+ for wine) behind the wooden bar.

16640 Hawfield Way Drive
Charlotte,
NC
US

Growlers Pourhouse cultivates salivation with a menu hearty pub fare and house-made sausages. Diners can send homemade potato chips diving into gooey beer-cheese dipping sauce ($6) in anticipation of their impending meals or their own eventual dive into a pool of beer-cheese dipping sauce. The pesto portobello panini presses roasted red peppers, portobello mushroom, and basil pesto between sourdough or rye bread ($6.50), and a selection of freshly ground and stuffed specialty sausages serves up flavored fare in an edible encasing. Visitors can savor snappy bite of a turkey-apple sausage ($5.50), a beer brat with juniper berry kraut ($5.50), or a chipotle veganator ($6).

3120 N Davidson St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Hawthorne's New York Pizza & Bar's dough-slingers serve a piping-hot menu of pasta, heroes, and hand-tossed pizzas, earning a 2011 Charlotte Magazine Voters' Choice award for best pizza. Edible disks are spooned with sauce and configured for specialty deliciousness with such options as the luau pizza⎯a blend of pineapple, bacon, smoked pulled pork, and caramelized onions wrapped up in a grass skirt ($9–$18)⎯and the Sicilian's thick, square crust clad only in mozzarella ($14.50). Herbs and gorgonzola cheese roam across hills of pasta and valleys stuffed with chicken or sausage in the gorgonzola pasta ($10.50), and the philly cheesesteak hero ($8.85) laces standard white american cheese with the illicit flavors of chipotle mayo. Chefs layer eggplant rollentini ($11) with a blend of mozzarella, ricotta, and romano cheeses before spackling it with pesto and oven-baking it to monumental deliciousness.

1701 E 7th St
Charlotte,
NC
US

A vast array of suds, gourmet pies built with fresh ingredients, and friendly staffers populate The Pizza Peel and Tap Room's affable neighborhood confines. Each specialty pizza ($8 for an eight-inch, $20 for a 16-inch) is perched upon a delectable crust that is chewy on the inside and crunchy on its outskirts, just like Barry Bonds. The barbecue-chicken pizza surrounds its grilled poultry with red onion, roasted red peppers, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and a smattering of cilantro. Stock an empty-shelved stomach with the Sorry for Partying Supreme (add $1), which is swimming in pepperoni, ground beef, sausage, mozzarella, three kinds of peppers (green, red, and banana), onion, and mushroom. The diverse menu is also home to multiple un-pizzafied eats such as the crisp and moist peel wings ($5.25–$13.75), which come dressed in teriyaki, Buffalo, jerk, inferno, or sweet-chili sauce, or the homespun chips, spackled with a special spice blend ($4.95).

4422 Colwick Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

Dandelion Market serves salads and flatbreads at lunch and a collection of small, shareable plates at dinner. For portable proteins, select between grilled-steak skewers ($12) or grilled-lamb lollipops ($16). Paired well with a bottle of wine ($25), ale-simmered sausage bites ($6) come with hot sweet mustard to give each bite bite. Every Monday, cover bands serenade patrons while Dandelion serves $3 pints from the selection of 24 craft-style brews.

118 W 5th St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Imbibe to revive with today's Groupon: $10 for $25 worth of drinks and gourmet bar food at Ed's Tavern. Ed's is an authentic neighborhood bar in the heart of Dilworth, and was voted Best Place to Chill in Charlotte magazine's 2009 BOB Awards.

2200 Park Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US