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#1 pdub0702

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

Hey,

I'll be spending New Years in Charlotte with my buddy from the U.K and my girlfriend. I've only been Charlotte twice (panthers games) I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations as far as good places to spend New Year's Eve? Preferably a nice bar/irish pub type place

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

Anywhere downtown is gonna be fun

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

Irish pubs downtown? Ri Ra and Fitzgerald's come to mind. Only eaten at Fitzgerald's and never been to Ri Ra.

Just walk around and follow the crowds. I'm sure there will be some bar crawls going on.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

Connolly's is a good pub too.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

hang downtown and please just get a cab man. rock and roll otherwise.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:45 AM

Downtown is a nightmare on NYE

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

If you don't have a hotel....stay the heck out of downtown.

If I was going to be downtown I would pay to be at one of those al inclusive parties.

CH speaks the truth it's pretty much a nightmare

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:51 AM

dude downtown is for noobs (and morons) on NYE.

NYE is very amateurish drinking holiday in general

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

Just walk around and follow the crowds. I'm sure there will be some bar crawls going on.


This is horrible advice.

Most places are going to have a pre-order ticket sale ($70-$100) for an open bar and appetizers. A lot of those places are probably sold out by now.

Any place you will be able to get into will probably have an outrageous cover and long lines for drinks. Not to mention the people inside of the clubs/bars that allow people in without a pre-ordered ticket are probably folks you don't want to hang out with if ya catch my drift.

My advice to you is do some research man. You might want to look at places like Kennedys and the Elizabeth area and jump on some of those NYE ticket deals. If you just go downtown and start walking around you're prob gonna have a disappointing night. You might be a subject to random acts of violence too.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

Downtown is a nightmare on NYE


ditto. Especially for someone like the OP who has only been to Charlotte twice.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

Been to downtown once for NYE celebration. Will not go back ever again. Too many drunks, cops, and people who just want to break poo and get into fights. Downtown gets way to fuging overcrowded for me...

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

We're going downtown. I'm excited! All my other friends are going to WSP


Ifyou want Irish go Connellys or even Kennedy's but I'm sure they both have an all inclusive thing going on..

Don't go to Fitzgeralds unless you want to feel old

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

They have that first night Charlotte celebration with usually crappy bands. I went probably 5 years ago and really didn't enjoy it because you are either stuck outside in the cold or trying to get into an overcrowded bar

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

This is horrible advice.

Most places are going to have a pre-order ticket sale ($70-$100) for an open bar and appetizers. A lot of those places are probably sold out by now.

Any place you will be able to get into will probably have an outrageous cover and long lines for drinks. Not to mention the people inside of the clubs/bars that allow people in without a pre-ordered ticket are probably folks you don't want to hang out with if ya catch my drift.

My advice to you is do some research man. You might want to look at places like Kennedys and the Elizabeth area and jump on some of those NYE ticket deals. If you just go downtown and start walking around you're prob gonna have a disappointing night. You might be a subject to random acts of violence too.


This^^

Lived in Charlotte 15 years and I used to go uptown for NYE years ago, but it progressively got worse and worse for all the reasons stated here.
IF you really really have to go up town for lack of options/imagination. Then hit Ri-Ra's or Connolly's EARLY EARLY, post up at the bar and stay there!

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

Ri-Ra's is pretty good. Definitely staying away from uptown on NYE


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