Jul 13, 2018
Posted by Dara Brewton • Nightlife Reviews
Anyone who has been in Charlotte for any length of time knows that the Epicentre is an entertainment destination. It has everything a person could want or need on a typical night out. Hungry? It has over 20 eateries serving up everything from a late night cookie to a full-stop fancy steak dinner. Bored? It has a dozen different venues where you can dance the night away, relax and enjoy a beverage, or even catch the newest summer blockbuster. On top of all that, it also has a gym, a candy shop, and a CVS. Seriously, whatever you need, the Epicentre has got you covered.
With so many venues at your disposal, it can be hard to narrow down the options. So, whether you are planning a girls’ night out, a first date, or an after work get together with coworkers, it helps to have a plan. That’s where this list comes in handy. It is a quick guide on where to go no matter which night of the week you are headed to this Charlotte mecca of entertainment.
MONDAY: STRIKE CITY
Strike City is the Epicentre’s own bowling alley, and on Monday nights, they run an all-you-can-bowl special. $15 gets you 2-hours of unlimited bowling and a pair of shoes. Your group can grab one of the 12 main lanes or snag a private room, and then bowl to your heart’s content. For an added bonus, they also have draft and Jack specials on Monday nights.
TUESDAY: WORLD OF BEER
If beer is your go-to adult beverage, then World of Beer is your spot. They have 50 craft beers on tap, and over 500 different beers in their cooler, and on Tuesday nights they have a trivia game to go along with all those brews. The game starts at 7 pm, and the top two teams take home a WOB gift card for their efforts.
Suite is the Epicentre’s trendy, upscale nightclub that comes with a view of the city skyline. It has a rooftop patio and multiple VIP suites, and on Wednesday nights starting at 10 pm it is time to Flirt! Suite’s Wednesday night party happens each week, and those wishing to play can do so without a cover charge.
THURSDAY: ROOFTOP 210
Come Alive After 5 every Thursday evening at Rooftop 210, the open-air venue perched at the very top of the Epicenre. On Thursdays, it's the best place for a little after work pick-me up, let a little live music get you in the weekend mood a day early. Each week features different bands, so check the calendar so you don’t miss your favorite.
FRIDAY: VIDA VIDA
Vida Vida offers up quality Mexican fare, and they have over a hundred different tequilas available for the drinking. On Finally Fridays, they are the best spot to hit in the early evening because their drink specials start at 5 pm, and the night usually includes some sort of game or giveaway.
SATURDAY: VIDA MEXICAN KITCHEN Y CANTINA
Since you had such a good time at Vida Vida the night before, why not try out the big brother on Saturday? You can still nosh on the speciality Mexican fare and have margaritas made from one of the hundred different tequila flavors, but you can also enjoy the Latin Saturdays event and score some free dance classes to go along with the all-night drink specials.
Stave off those Monday morning blues with a Sunday 3-course steak dinner special at Flemings. The special Sunday dinner includes a salad, 8 oz filet, and a choice of dessert. It is hard to be blue about the upcoming work week when you are putting walnut turtle pie in your face.
Obviously, there are plenty of other fun things happening in the Epicentre no matter which day you plan to visit, but the good thing about having everything packed into those three floors is, well, everything is packed into those three floors! It makes it super easy to hop from one place to the next, no Uber needed.
*Cover Photo: Patrick Schneider- Charlotte NC Photography