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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:41 PM

Thursday nights are when uptown starts gearing up for the weekend. If you're into clubbing, there are places tucked into more nooks and crannies than you can count.
Its pretty hard to really get lost uptown - just remember Tryon St. runs north to south, everything on one side is east and the other is west. Same with Trade Street running east-west. There is plenty to for a weekend in that small area.
But if you want to get out a little more, I second the Scarowinds suggestion.
I don't eat a whole lot uptown - I pack my lunch for work every day. But I hear a lot of good things about Rooster's, Blue, and Mertz. There's a place inside the Independence building (corner of trade and Tryon) with a good, affordable breakfast menu - the name escapes me at the moment.

Most visitors seem to take an extreme view: too boring or too much going on. It depends what you make of it, I guess.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

Bring wine and cheese with you and you'll fit right in!

In all seriousness have fun, and if you have time take a day trip up to Asheville.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:50 PM

Thursday nights are when uptown starts gearing up for the weekend. If you're into clubbing, there are places tucked into more nooks and crannies than you can count.
Its pretty hard to really get lost uptown - just remember Tryon St. runs north to south, everything on one side is east and the other is west. Same with Trade Street running east-west. There is plenty to for a weekend in that small area.
But if you want to get out a little more, I second the Scarowinds suggestion.
I don't eat a whole lot uptown - I pack my lunch for work every day. But I hear a lot of good things about Rooster's, Blue, and Mertz. There's a place inside the Independence building (corner of trade and Tryon) with a good, affordable breakfast menu - the name escapes me at the moment.

Most visitors seem to take an extreme view: too boring or too much going on. It depends what you make of it, I guess.


The clubs in Charlotte sucked when I was at UNCC. Nothing but obnoxiously loud, crappy music and 18-25yo chicks standing around tweeting and taking instagram photos.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:02 PM

Rock Bottom downtown is a good restaurant.  Easy parking right at the 7th Street Station parking deck.

 

 



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:05 PM

A-Rod has earned over $400,000,000 & smashes super models.

OP sits in his dorm room and insults anyone who disagrees with him.

 

This coming from a guy with a stick man humping "your mom" in his avatar...makes me giggle. 



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

Rock Bottom downtown is a good restaurant. Easy parking right at the 7th Street Station parking deck.


When I was in college I had a particularly bad night that started at Rock Bottom. Had nothing to do with the resturaunt, that was great, but afterward.... sheesh

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

Although it certainly won't be my first time in Charlotte, I'll be there Sunday for my first home Panthers game (been to away ones at the Rapedome and Titans). Gonna make the 3 1/2 hour drive from Knoxville. I want to stay in Uptown at the Hyatt but the hotels in South Park are much cheaper.

 

Is the light rail effective on gamedays?

 

Oh, and I don't understand all the hate for the OP.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:12 PM

Wouldn't most of you 20-somethings recommend the EpiCenter?

 

I'm old as dirt and can't help the guy.  My oldass recommendation would be Ruth's Chris.



#33 toldozer

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:28 PM

Epicenter sucks. At 28 my club days are over. Downtown was good 6 years ago. Slowly going downhill

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 03:38 PM

A-Rod has earned over $400,000,000 & smashes super models.

OP sits in his dorm room and insults anyone who disagrees with him.



Just a heads up...the videos I make "insulting" people are only because of a thing called the trash talking circle on YouTube. It's something you should understand but obviously don't.

P.s. the only people I "insult" too are saint fans. What in gods name is wrong with that?


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:10 PM

I will be flying from Washington state all the way to NC this Wednesday and will be staying till Monday (of course going to the panthers game on sunday) and was looking for some fun things to do/see and good places to eat (other than bojangles and cookout). Any tips on game day as well would be nice! Will be staying in center of charlotte so walking to the stadium won't bother me one bit. Thanks!

And just an fyi for those who can't find my old youtube account (Nflpantherso7)...Saint fans on there flagged it down so all my videos and work is now permanently gone. I made a new one though called Nflpanthers07media for those interested!

ANYWAYS, Keep Pounding!

 

Well I don't know where you're staying or if you're renting a car but if you like amusement parks then definitely check out Scarowinds. Also Concord Mills Mall is nice but it's a little far from the city. That Checkers hockey game seems good to go to also. If you like museums you could check out Discovery Place uptown.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:16 PM

The clubs in Charlotte sucked when I was at UNCC. Nothing but obnoxiously loud, crappy music and 18-25yo chicks standing around tweeting and taking instagram photos.

 

i definitely don't get how this is any different from any other club near any other university in pretty much the world