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Old 09-17-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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Default Alternative/less mainstream hangouts around Charlotte?

Can anyone recommend any bars or hangouts that are a little less "mainstream", and cater to a bit more of an alternative crowd in the Charlotte area (or South Charlotte/Matthews areas)?

I'm looking for places that are less along the lines of glitter and glowsticks urban yuppie (clubs like "Halo", many of the typical uptown nightlife bars), and cater to, or have a larger share of, folks that may enjoy alternative rock, rockabilly, pinup/burlesque, etc.

I feel as though there have to be some great places lurking nearby that would fit the bill, but wouldn't attract a crowd purely on the basis that there is a show or concert happening (e.g. Amos', NC Music Factory, etc).

Back in TX, there were some great hole-in-the-wall places for a 20's/30's crowd to go that fit the bill perfectly, but I'm struggling to find places and people out here with similar tastes!

Now that the lady of the house and I will have some free Saturday evenings, we'd love to be able to find something along these lines, rather than the usual "lets hit a trendy place in uptown." Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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You need to visit Plaza Midwood or NoDa and do some exploring. There are lots of places that fill the bill...
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend any bars or hangouts that are a little less "mainstream", and cater to a bit more of an alternative crowd in the Charlotte area (or South Charlotte/Matthews areas)?

I'm looking for places that are less along the lines of glitter and glowsticks urban yuppie (clubs like "Halo", many of the typical uptown nightlife bars), and cater to, or have a larger share of, folks that may enjoy alternative rock, rockabilly, pinup/burlesque, etc.

I feel as though there have to be some great places lurking nearby that would fit the bill, but wouldn't attract a crowd purely on the basis that there is a show or concert happening (e.g. Amos', NC Music Factory, etc).

Back in TX, there were some great hole-in-the-wall places for a 20's/30's crowd to go that fit the bill perfectly, but I'm struggling to find places and people out here with similar tastes!

Now that the lady of the house and I will have some free Saturday evenings, we'd love to be able to find something along these lines, rather than the usual "lets hit a trendy place in uptown." Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!
I would be happy to send you a dm
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend any bars or hangouts that are a little less "mainstream", and cater to a bit more of an alternative crowd in the Charlotte area (or South Charlotte/Matthews areas)?

I'm looking for places that are less along the lines of glitter and glowsticks urban yuppie (clubs like "Halo", many of the typical uptown nightlife bars), and cater to, or have a larger share of, folks that may enjoy alternative rock, rockabilly, pinup/burlesque, etc.

I feel as though there have to be some great places lurking nearby that would fit the bill, but wouldn't attract a crowd purely on the basis that there is a show or concert happening (e.g. Amos', NC Music Factory, etc).

Back in TX, there were some great hole-in-the-wall places for a 20's/30's crowd to go that fit the bill perfectly, but I'm struggling to find places and people out here with similar tastes!

Now that the lady of the house and I will have some free Saturday evenings, we'd love to be able to find something along these lines, rather than the usual "lets hit a trendy place in uptown." Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!
Definitely check out NoDa. Just park your car and bar hop, don't like one spot, go to the next. NoDa Home - Charlotte's Historic Arts District
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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There's always the Thirsty Beaver in Plaza Midwood area. Then my bf and I wandered into this new bar in NC Music Factory. There was a skate board rink out back. Can't remember the name but its further in the back....
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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Was also going to suggest Noda and Plaza Midwood. Also check out the Dharma Lounge near Amos.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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Noda
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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You need to visit Plaza Midwood or NoDa and do some exploring. There are lots of places that fill the bill...
Yup. Snug Harbor is a personal favorite.
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