• Santa's Charity Crawl Downtown

    Join us as we hit 5 of your favorite bars located between the Moore Square and Fayetteville Street area. Come out and party with hundreds of Santas, Santa’s Little Helpers, Elfs, and other Christmas clad revelers as we visit some of Raleigh’s best nightlife venues!

    here is the prepay link:

    Join us for check-in at Rum Runners from 8-845pm

    Costume contest for best Guy and Girl costume.

    Must be 21+

    Drink Specials include:

    $3 Domestic TBA
    $5 Jack Honey Shots

    Best part is, it’s all for charity!

    Donate a toy for a local charity, Memories for Marcus and receive $10 off your ticket price. Donations must be at least $5 value. NO TOY? No problem proceeds from your ticket price will go to a local single mother of 3 battling severe health issues.

    Tickets without a donation will $15 in advance and $25 day of...

  • CNL's Hometown from the Heart Charity Event

    This is event is benefitting a local single mother of 3 who has had 3 hip surgeries in a year, battling tumors, medical bills and financial distress. We are asking $10 at the door and a donation of food or selected items such as toiletries and any other daily items needed.

    With your donations you will get free sake tastings, food tastings provided by Aiko, other selected tastings from beer and liquor vendors as well as gift cards, door prizes and grand prizes donated by Carolina Nightlife.

    Start time is 7pm and ends at 10pm so plenty of time to do your normal Saturday night festivities at the same time giving to a local family during this Christmas season.

    MUST be 21+ to take part in the alcohol part but not for the food tastings and prizes

    Thank you

  • Charlotte New Year's Eve 2014 NYE

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    We will be compelling a list of all the best NYE parties in Charlotte for you!

    Make sure to sign up for our email list for Charlotte to get updated on the special ticket deals we have available!

  • 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Rose Ball

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    The 3rd Annual Rose Ball, an exclusive collaboration between Boris Van Dyck of IceBox Bar and Camille Key of Charleston After Dark, will be held on Wednesday, December 31st, at the Johnson Hagood Stadium, home of the Citadel Bulldogs. Guests will enjoy a fashionably upscale New Years Eve Ball inside the Club Level & VIP patio from 9:00 pm until 2:00 am, with all-inclusive hors d’oeuvres and bar service, different genres of entertainment, visual and artistic production inside and outside on the football field, along with beautiful rooftop views of the entire city. A portion of proceeds benefits The Tanzanian Education Foundation, a Charleston based 501c-3 non-profit which provides funding for elementary education in Africa.

    The entertainment lineup for the 2nd Annual Rose Ball, NYE 2014, included VIP Headliner DJ Jonas Tempel, Co-founder of Beatport & Factory Design Labs from Denver, Colorado, along with Vocalist Quiana Parler of Charleston, Miami based DJ...

  • Spring Break Cruise 2015

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    4 Night Bahamas
    March 2 - 6, 2015

    Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
    Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
    Ports: Port Canaveral, Coco Cay, Nassau

    So, why go on a CRUISE for Spring Break? Well DUH, it’s the least expensive way to get to the Bahamas and have all meals & entertainment included!

    Yep, you heard it…no cover charges to get into the club, no cab ride, and no late night drive through for a snack.

    REQUEST A CABIN The 2015 Spring Break Party Cruise is your only cruise option that guarantees you’ll be cruising with a large group of college students!

    Largest College Spring Break Cruise for last 3 years
    Exclusive Itinerary including assigned late dinner [8:15 pm] with other college students.

    - We are the only Spring Break Cruise with an onboard host
    - Exclusive Party at Fat Tuesdays in Nassau. (Optional - $20 for 2 hour party with drinks included).
    - Every year, we are close to 50/50...

  • Charlotte Halloween 2014

    Friday, Oct 31st:
    9th Annual Halloween Howler Bar Crawl at the EpiCentre
    Tickets here
    It’s that time of year again when all the goblins and ghosts come out and party at the Epicentre! Join one of the largest Halloween events in Charlotte as the EpiCentre is FILLED with Halloween party goers.
    The concept is simple. Buy your ticket and bring the receipt (either printed or from your phone) to the checkin booth outside of Whisky River on the second floor of the EpiCentre for us to scan it. We will give you an event wristband that will give you free entry into ALL venues at the EpiCentre. Enjoy special prices on Corona, Corona Light at Fireball shots.
    Costumes Contest will go on all night as well as a silent Best-of-the-Best Costume award from Carolina Nightlife!
    Also, make sure to order up Corona Light at any of your...

  • Charleston Culinary Tours to Host Fresh at the Farm Dinner

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    Charleston Culinary Tours is set to host the third dinner in the Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series on Sunday, November 2nd at Celestial Hills Farm in Huger, SC.

  • The Dan Band Comes to Charlotte

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    So you read the title and now you feel like you should know who The Dan Band is. Or probably, why do you know who The Dan Band is? Well, if you’re a fan of THE HANGOVER or OLD SCHOOL then you definitely know why! The band made their television debut on OLD SCHOOL with “Total Eclipse of The Heart” - a very foul-mouthed, hilarious, “what-did-he-just-say” version of the song.

    The band is known to take classic women sung songs and turn them into an amazing rendition you want to hear all of the time. In fact, if you’re like most guys after watching these movies, you wanted them to play at your wedding. Well guess what? YOU CAN! I’m not saying you can afford them or they’ll be available, but you can contact them and see if they’ll perform at your wedding too.

    So when will they be in Charlotte? Mark your calendars for NOVEMBER 7th at The Fillmore in the NC Music Factory. They are well-known to have sold-out shows...

  • the Fall Refresh's Charity Event & Fashion Show

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    This Thursday from 7-9pm at The Shu in Southend will be “the Fall Refresh”; a Charity Event and Fashion Show donating the proceeds to Bark All About It. Bark All About It is a consignment store with their core focus on animal rescue and well being. Local treats will be provided by Draught Charlotte and Queen City Pastry. Feel free to bring your gently used clothes to donate to Bark All About It and clean out those closets! Refreshments will be provided as well.
    At 8pm, Vestique Boutique will host a fashion show, highlighting the trends of this season.

    Vendors Include:
    Beauty Counter                    
    Angela’s Organics                
    L.Allen, LLC
    Mirror Bomb Studio
    Draught Charlotte
    Vestique Charlotte
    Bark All About It
    Kings Catering
    Queen City Pastry
    Come out, support...

  • Get Saucy: Charlotte's Best Wings

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    As a New Yorker, I appreciate a good dozen of wings while watching football. There’s nothing like the smell of buffalo wing sauce and a cold beer while watching your favorite team dominate the opponent. When I first moved here, I was worried I wouldn’t have the same atmosphere down South. Immediately, I was proven wrong. For all of the newbies in Charlotte, here’s a list we’ve compiled of the best wings in Charlotte:
    Mac’s Speed Shop-Southend
    If you’re looking for size and flavor, head over to Southend and order the wings at Mac’s Speed Shop. The wings are different than the usual fryer simply because they are smoked and then grilled…rather than fried. Not only is the smoky flavor prevalent, but the sauces seem to absorb better!
    The Roasting Co.-South Park
    If you’re looking for tasty and inexpensive, you have found your mecca. The Roasting Co. offers a large array of all delicious things chicken. If...

  • Best Places to Tailgate for the Panthers

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    The Carolina Panthers have a great season ahead of them and us Charlotteans are dying to watch every last second of their games. We have some amazing home field games to attend this year but what about those away games? Charlotte has you covered with these top 5 places to watch the game offering game day menus, drink specials and PLENTY of televisions. GO PANTHERS!

    1) Draught Charlotte - Charlotte’s newest Panther’s location sits directly behind the stadium on Cedar St. For those of you who have been in Charlotte for more than a year know that this is the original location of Hartigan’s and the party is just as wild during the games. Draught is the official location for Cans Recycled so expect Kiss 95.1 to pump out the tunes, large outdoor televisions on the patio, plenty of pounders to drink and of course some amazing game day food including nachos, pretzels and pub burgers - YUM!

    2) The Doghouse - Positioned even closer to the stadium is the...

  • Long Awaited Belgian Style Sugar Creek Brewing Company Offers Soft Opening This Weekend!

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    Our friends over at Sugar Creek Brewing Company have announced that they will be opening their doors this upcoming weekend, September 19th at 4pm, followed by a Grand Opening Celebration to be held on the weekend of Friday, October 10th and Saturday, October 11th.
    The brewery is located in historic Southend, located at the old side of Olde Mecklenberg Brewery. Festivities during the Grand Opening Celebration will include fresh craft beer, live music, barbecue, outdoor games, and tours of the newly renovated facility.

    “Belgian brewers make the world’s best beer because they are never afraid to challenge the status quo. They do this while always being sure to maintain the highest standards of quality. We hope to maintain the same level of commitment to excellence for Charlotte’s beer lovers.”-CEO Joe Vogelbacher

    Prior to its Grand Opening, Sugar Creek will offer patrons a chance to preview its beer and taproom via a soft opening on...

  • D9 Brewing's GRAND OPENING!

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    Tomorrow afternoon, D9 Brewing is celebrating their grand opening of their brand new 5,000 sqft brewery. You heard me right, 5,000 SQFT!! To make sure they are not forgotten in the ever growing popularity of breweries in Charlotte they are kicking off the party right.
    First off the event is FREE. That’s right FREE. The beer isn’t but who can argue with that? All you have to do is stop by one of the following location to buy beer tokens. $16 dollars gets you 4 tokens

    Davidson Beverage Company (Davidson)
    Cork and Cask (Cornelius)
    Crafty Beer Guys (Huntersville)
    Carolina Beer Temple (Matthews)
    The Beer Growler (Charlotte)
    Salud Beer Shop (Charlotte)
    Brawleys Beverage (Charlotte)

    So what else are you getting at this FREE event? How about:
    Music - Bryan Anderson, Tony Monteith, Glass Hammers, Dukes and Smith, and more.
    Food - Imperial Sandwich Company, Hot Box, and MasterBacon
    Games - FREE Corn Hole...

  • Best Bloody Mary Cocktails in Charlotte

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    I love the start of football. Besides the start of fall, fantasy team drafts, buffalo chicken everything, and of course Sunday Funday all come to mind when football gets into gear. There wouldn’t be a true Sunday Funday without cocktails…Am I right?
    For those early tailgating in preparation for those 1pm games, I’ve compiled a list of the best Bloody Mary options in the Charlotte area.
    1. Tupelo Honey-With their “farm fresh” approach, Tupelo Honey focuses on creative menu options and the freshest ingredients. Their menus have a seasonal focus around the produce and their flavors. Their cocktail menu is just as creative, and their bloody mary options mark as my favorites in Charlotte. Yes, I said options. From their traditional Bloody Mary made with vodka to their “Moonswine Mary” that offers bacon, pimento cheese-stuffed olives, and a bacon salt rim, you’ll be happy you stopped over in Southend. However, that’s not...

  • Crawl-O-Ween Downtown

    Join us on our annual Crawl-O-Ween Crawl where we will be hitting up 10+ of your favorite bars/clubs with great drinks specials and prizes at EVERY stop.