things to do

Daytime Things to Do

Nascar Hall of Fame

Located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR.

Website: Nascar Hall of Fame

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture

This center celebrates the contributions of Africans and African- Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach.

Website: The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

The museum is dedicated to the celebration and analysis of the strongest aspects of mid- century modernism as reflected in the holdings of the Bechtler collection.

Website: The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

The Mint Museum- Uptown

As the oldest art museum in North Carolina, and the art museum with one of the largest collections in the Southeast, The Mint Museum offers its visitors inspiring and transformative experiences through art from around the world via innovative collections, ground-breaking exhibitions, riveting educational programs, and profound scholarship.

Website: The Mint Museum- Uptown

Escape Rooms!

Whether you’re seeking the adrenaline rush of racing against the clock, or you’re more like me and just reading the room descriptions give you anxiety, escape rooms are a fun way to entertain out-of-town guests, work on team building with your colleagues, or simply just try something new with friends.

Website: Escape Rooms

Knight Theater

Knight Theater seats 1,191 within its orchestra, grand tier and mezzanine levels. A variety of dance and music shows are hosted here. The venue is physically connected and shares lobby space with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

Website: Knight Theater

The Billy Graham Library

The Billy Graham Library is a 40,000-square-foot experience where you’ll discover the life and legacy of America’s Pastor.

Website: The Billy Graham Library

St. Peter’s Church

St. Peter's Church is the oldest Catholic church in Charlotte.

Website: St. Peter’s Church

Nighttime Things to Do

Whisky River

Sports bar & restaurant, mechanical bull, late night DJ & dancing

Hours: Mon & Wed: 11am-12am, Tues & Thurs-Sat: 11am-2am, Sun: 12pm-12am

Website: Whisky River

Tin Roof Charlotte

Live music & dancing, bar & restaurant

Hours: 11am-2:30am daily

Website: Tin Roof Charlotte

SUITE Charlotte

Upscale nightclub & lounge; dress code can be found online

Hours: Wed-Sat: 10pm-2am, Sun-Tues: closed

Website: SUITE Charlotte

Strike City

Bowling, sports bar & restaurant

Hours: Mon & Fri-Sun: 11am-2am, Tues-Thurs: 11am-business slows

Website: Strike City

Rooftop 210

Open-air bar, DJ/music & dancing

Hours: Thurs-Sat: 5pm-2am, Sun-Wed: closed

Website: Rooftop 210

Kandy Bar

Upscale dessert bar & nightclub

Hours: Tues-Sat: 5pm-2am, Sun & Mon: closed

Website: Kandy Bar

Howl at the Moon

Live music, dueling piano bar

Hours: Wed & Thurs: 8pm-2am, Fri & Sat: 7pm-2am, Sun-Tues: closed

Website: Howl at the Moon

Mortimer’s Café & Pub

Old-school tavern, bar

Hours: Wed & Thurs: 8pm-2am, Fri & Sat: 7pm-2am, Sun-Tues: closed

Website: Mortimer’s Café & Pub

Blackfinn Ameripub

–Sports bar & restaurant; late night DJ & dancing on second level

Hours: 11am-2am daily

Website: Blackfinn Ameripub

World of Beer

Bar & restaurant; large beer selection

Hours: Mon-Wed: 12pm-1am, Thurs-Sat: 12pm-2am, Sun: 12pm-12am

Website: World of Beer

Fitzgerald’s Charlotte

Irish pub, Sports bar & restaurant

Hours: 11am-2am daily

Website: Fitzgerald’s Charlotte

City Lights Rooftop, Le Meridien Charlotte

Open-air, rooftop bar, skyline view

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4pm-12am, Fri & Sat: 4pm-2am

Website: City Lights Rooftop

Craft City Social Club

Bar & poolside social club, private cabana rentals

Hours: 4pm-12am daily

Website: Craft City Social Club

Dandelion Market

Bar & restaurant; late night DJ & dancing on second level

Hours: Mon-Fri: 11am-2am, Sat & Sun: 10am-2am

Website: Dandelion Market

VINE Nightclub @ Ink N Ivy

Bar & restaurant; VINE is their patio nightclub & lounge

Hours: 5pm-business slows (VINE), Mon-Fri: 11am-2am (Ink N Ivy), Sat & Sun: 10am-2am (Ink N Ivy)

Website: VINE Nightclub Ink N Ivy

Ri Ra Irish Pub

Bar & restaurant; late night DJ & dancing

Hours: Wed-Sat: 11am-2am, Sun & Mon: 11am-12am, Tues: 11am-1am

Website: Ri Ra Irish Pub

The Imperial

– Lounge & cocktail bar, live jazz every weekend

Hours: Tues & Wed: 5pm-business slows, Thurs-Sat: 5pm-2am, Sun & Mon: closed

Website: The Imperial

The Punch Room

Upscale speakeasy-inspired cocktail lounge

Hours: Wed-Thurs: 5pm-11pm, Fri & Sat: 5:30pm-1am

Website: The Punch Room

Lucky’s Bar & Arcade

90s-inspired bar & arcade, 90s music

Hours: Sat-Tues: 3pm-2am, Wed-Fri: 5pm-2am

Website: Lucky’s Bar & Arcade


Bar, pizzeria, karaoke lounge, video game arcade, hidden library/speakeasy

Hours: Sun-Tues: closed, Wed-Sat: 5pm-2am

Website: 8.2.0


Beer garden, large patio, sand volleyball courts, German-inspired bar food

Hours: Mon-Wed: 4pm-11:30pm, Thurs: 4pm-12:30am, Fri: 11:30am-2am, Sat: 12pm-2am, Sun: 12pm-11pm

Website: VBGB