Nightlife in Kings Mountain

$5 for a Movie Outing with a Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.25 Value)

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 leather recliners and tables

$29 for Entry to Bubbly Fest at Bubble Charlotte on Friday, September 26 ($60 Value)

Bubble Charlotte

EpiCentre Charlotte

$60 $29

Guests sample upscale champagne while enjoying music provided by the live DJ

90-Minute In-Home Tasting of Six Wines for Up to 16 People from Wines for Humanity (Up to 59% Off)

Wines for Humanity

On Location

$120 $49

Wine guides bring their wares to home parties, where guests are able to select bottles for purchase—with proceeds going to charity

On-Site Hookah Party with Four or Six Hookahs, Attendant, Five Flavors, and Coals from Hookahlife Charlotte (Half Off)

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

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

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

Murder Mystery Dinner for One or Two at Marmalade LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Marmalade LLC

Inman

$75 $35

Diners are immersed in a whodunnit-style mystery, and must solve the crime as they dine on French-inspired meals

Wine Tasting, Wineglasses, and Cheese Plates at Hilton Vineyard (Up to 55% Off)

Hilton Vineyard

Monroe

$32 $15

Guests can choose 8 wines to sample from a selection of 24 wines

Wine Tasting Packages at Southern Medley Wine Cellar (Up to 49% Off). Two Options Available.

Southern Medley Wine Cellar

Uptown Wadesboro

$27.50 $14

Choose from seven wines produced and bottled onsite; packages include tastings, bottle of wine, and appetizers or desserts

Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two at Wine & Beer (Up to 45% Off)

Wine & Beer

Greer

$20 $11

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

Eight-Sample Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glass and Snack for Two or Four at Cauble Creek Vineyard (Up to 53% Off)

Cauble Creek Vineyard

Locke

$36 $18

Guests explore the grounds of a 36-acre vineyard after sampling eight wines

$30 for $50 Worth of Sports-Bar Food — 550 Tavern & Grille

550 Tavern & Grille

Fletcher

$50 $30

One look at our menu will show you, we don't serve your typical bar food; live entertainment on Friday and Saturday.

$19 for Pub Food and One Hour of Pool at Fat Cats Billiards (Up to $40 Value)

Fat Cats Billiards

Asheville

$40 $19

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An unlimited number of players enjoy an hour of pool while sipping beer and snacking on chicken tenders and burgers

Murder-Mystery Show for 2, 4, or 8 with Wine at Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre

Lexington

$64 $32

Watch and sip as a rookie homicide detective fights to find the killer hidden in a pack of oddball auction attendees

$15 for $30 Worth of Wings and Sandwiches at WG’s Wings

WG's Wings

Northwest Columbia

$30 $15

Wings spun in housemade sauce served with entrees such as philly cheesesteaks, nachos, chef salad, and crispy chicken sandwich

Hookah and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at The Hookah Spot (Up to 53% Off)

The Hookah Spot

Columbia

$58 $29

More than 25 shisha flavors, such as gummy bear and hawaiian punch, waft through glass-bodied pipes at a roomy lounge

$20 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Bottle of Wine and Hat or Tumbler at Grassy Creek Vineyard ($40 Value)

Grassy Creek Vineyard

State Road

$40 $20

Yadkin Valley winery provides tastings for pairs, along with a logo hat or insulated wine tumbler and a bottle of one of its creations

Select Local Merchants

When James Hughes, Steven Ramsey, and Matthew Connors moved to Florida together, they fished and lounged on the beach all day and worked at restaurants and bars all night. After returning to the Carolinas, the trio opened Sharkey's Raw Bar & Grill to capture the spirit of their favorite beachside pastime and the infectious energy of the area?s bustling nightlife. The private chef for the Masters golf tournament for five years, executive chef Steven steams, grills, and fries some of the ocean?s tastiest catches, including shrimp, oysters, crab, and fish. His menu also unfolds with crab-cake sandwiches, 10-ounce rib-eye steaks, and gator bites most popular with vengeful pirates with hooks for hands.

A second-place-award winner in the 2011 National Bartending Competition, Matthew manages a full stock of liquor that washes down each bite. Diners can dig in at the outdoor seating area or in the spacious 125-seat dining room, which evokes an oceanic feel with a large mural of octopi, sharks, fish, and a sunbathing Poseidon. Along with their fresh seafood, Sharkey's Raw Bar & Grill entices guests with live music every Friday and Saturday night.

141 W Main Ave.
Gastonia,
NC
US

Far more than a mere bar, Tavern 24 treats its guests to a relaxed, cozy atmosphere full of cold beers, hearty pub cuisine, sports on the TV, and a family-friendly environment. Guests sink their teeth into gourmet Angus-beef burgers, thin-crust pizzas, or plates of steak and grilled salmon, or sip margaritas, wine, and tasty craft beer on tap.

421 Cox Road
Gastonia,
NC
US

For more than 40 years, British expats Wally and Doris welcomed guests into Wally’s Sixpence in Savannah, where Wally would talk their ears off and Doris would feed them with lunch she’d prepared in her home kitchen. In 1999, two men who considered Wally’s their favorite watering hole took it over. They renamed it Six Pence Pub, renovated the interior, and converted the menu to a full array of English and American comfort food. The success of bread bowls brimming with Guinness-stout-marinated beef tips and classic reuben sandwiches has enabled the duo to launch another two locations. Although each pub has its own menu, they all pay homage to the Queen’s country with steaming shepherd’s pies, bangers and mash, and more than a dozen sandwiches. On-tap brews, bourbon, or single malt scotches help evenings pass more enjoyably than a staring contest with a Kit-Kat clock.

Each location’s atmosphere is unique: in Savannah, diners can lounge among plants on the patio or perch at a glossy wood bar guarded by unfurled British flags. In Fort Mill, guests know they’re at the right place when they see the unmistakable cherry red of a British telephone booth outside.

993 Market St
Fort Mill,
SC
US

At Cloud 9 Martini & Tapas Bar, conversation passes between friends alongside tastes of 45 cold, sweet, or bitter martinis and 18 shareable tapas plates. A blue-lit, martini-shaped bar acts as a stage for mixologists’ concoctions to enthrall eyes and tongues with fruity, chocolaty, and gentlemanly flavors. The Baxterini’s classic recipe of Beefeater gin, vermouth, and olive juice gains approving nods from traditionalists, whereas the Smores replicates a summer treat—complete with flaming marshmallow—without the hassles of camping or starting a bonfire on your kitchen table. To expand a martini-centric evening, Cloud 9 also serves up handmade Chimay beer as well as SweetWater and Turbodog craft brews.

Around the rest of the lounge, sofas and chairs stacked with pillows serve as a convivial perch where guests share tapas. Cherry peppers pop with goat cheese and prosciutto, and quesadillas mix sweet and savory with a dollop of mango chutney atop a filling of apple and brie. On Saturday, DJs accompany bites with energy from their decks, infusing the space with up-tempo beats for dancing or karate montages.

940 Market St
Fort Mill,
SC
US

Every weekend, The Comedy Zone puts on a three-act standup show, each headlined by nationally-touring comics often boasting credits from such programs as Last Comic Standing and Sirius XM Radio. On Thursday nights, the floor opens to a flurry of local up-and-comers, giving nascent comedians the chance to cut their teeth on a live audience and a microphone-shaped chew toy. Its partner restaurant and bar, Madison’s on the Corner, provides the show floor with a menu of drinks and pub grub such as steaks, burgers, and pasta.

900 Crossroads Plz
Fort Mill,
SC
US

Many dance companies approach ballet from a modern angle. Caroline Calouche prefers a more perpendicular one. When the stage is not enough space for her visions of macabre masquerade balls or surreal dreamscapes, she takes to the air above it, outfitted with a cirque's worth of aerial harnesses and accouterments. Her dancers are just as likely to pirouette down a 20-foot skein of golden silk as across a hardwood floor. Pairs of lovers might hang precariously from the frame of a hollow cube or perform a gravity-defying pas de deux on the double lyra—their suspension above the earth either an expression of freedom or a prison of their own making. Like identifying an elderly smoker's gender over the phone, the airborne element leaves plenty of room for interpretation.

By marrying the storytelling ability of floor-bound choreography with the gravity-defying tricks of circus arts, Caroline Calouche & Co. unleashes the full potential of aerial dance. The company's productions are free to venture to strange new places. For example, in past shows, women have risen from their graves to haunt their murderous husbands. Likewise, the sounds of Moby and Blue Man Group are more likely to be heard than Debussy.

Audience members who want to plqy the ropes and silks for themselves can learn to do so during the dance company's aerial-dance classes, along with a tight curriculum of ballet, contemporary, and stretching and strengthening courses. For all its global influences and aerial showmanship, Caroline Calouche & Co. keeps its feet rooted in the local community with outreach programs for all ages, ethnicities, and social groups.

2424 N Davidson St
Charlotte,
NC
US