Entertainment

This unpretentious neighborhood bar is the locals top option for a fun-filled evening. The Blind Pig offers reasonably-priced drinks and loads of bar games. Activities available include beer pong, jenga and air hockey, as well as the common pool tables and darts.
453 E.36th St.
Charlotte | 28205 | 980.819.9942

BEST Open Mic Night

BRADSHAWS SOCIAL HOUSE

Bradshaw Social House is an exciting & new casual themed concept offering American fare with a focus on premium comfort foods, jumbo wings with house recipe sauces & dressings.
8440 Rea Rd.
Charlotte | 28277 | 704.543.7351

Step out of the ordinary and into sophistication at Bubble Charlotte, a premium establishment that stimulates the senses. Bubble Charlotte serves an extensive list of unique cocktails, spirits and select wines that compliment chef-driven small plates, crafted for a mature palate.
210 E. Trade St., SA200
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.733.9427

Cam-Ranh's strong voice that is carrying her to the top of the local market will be her springboard to national attention. With a background of judo and dance, and her unique voice she is a brilliant star whose rise is just beginning.

FAVORITE Club DJ

CHAD "DIRTY" ROBBINS

For Chad, the saying “Live each day as if it were your last” touches close to home. Better known as DJ Dirty, Robbins spent his early college years battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As a survivor, he decided to dedicate his life to the things he loved most: art and music.

BEST Beer Festival (Outdoors)

CHARLOTTE OKTOBERFEST

Offering a tremendous selection of beer for festival goers, the Charlottean homage to Munich, Germany’s world renown festival has grown into a Queen City favorite event. Admission covers all sampling, a collectible Charlotte Oktoberfest tasting glass and plenty of food and fun!
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Charlotte | 28206

BEST Party Bus Company

CHARLOTTE PARTY CHARTERS

Charlotte Party Charters is the Queen City's premiere Party Bus Company for all of your transportation needs. With the city's only Double Decker party bus, you are sure to have a great time. From parties to concerts to weddings and beyond!
6712 Freedom Dr.
Charlotte | 28214 | 704.399.9393

BEST Day Tripping

HARRAH’S CHEROKEE CASINO

Now you can play like the big boys at any one of their 100+ traditional games! Get in on the live card action located across the casino floor. Get your game face on and join in on the fun and excitement of table games at our gambling getaway destination.
777 Casino Dr.
Cherokee 28719 | 828.497.7777

Cinebarre caters to an adult clientele and strives to offer an entertaining and mature environment. With fun foods and great drinks at their full bar, you’re sure to have a great night at the movies!
8008 Providence Rd.
Charlotte | 28277 | 704.543.4582

BEST Event On Wheels

COCA COLA 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway

The biggest Memorial Day weekend party in the country is the Coca-Cola 600. Stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series do battle in stock car racing’s true endurance test.
5555ConcordPkwy.
Concord | 28027 | 800.455.3267

The Comedy Zone brings some of the nation’s top comedians to Charlotte at the NC Music Factory! They have 400 seats, fantastic food menu and all of your favorite cocktails!
900 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Charlotte | 28206 | 980.321.4702

BEST The Place To Pimp Your Ride

CUSTOM KINGS AUTO SHOP

Custom Kings specializes in building, dyno tuning and fabricating imports. Get your ride customized to fit your unique style.
1617-C Morgan Mill Rd.
Monroe | 28110 | 704.877.6244

BEST Racing School

DALE JARRETT RACING ADVENTURE

Join our Racing Experience and get behind the wheel of one of our racecars. You can race a real racecar on a NASCAR track with NASCAR Champion Dale Jarrett's Racing Adventure! Ride or drive a race car at speed over 170 MPH!
116 3rd St., NW
Hickory | 28601 | 888.467.2231

BEST Arcade

DAVE & BUSTER’S

There's only one place where you can eat fun gourmet food, and drink your choice of fun, innovative beverages; and play the biggest and best arcade games around-all under one roof! That one place is your local Dave & Buster's.
8361 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord | 28027 | 704.979.1700

BEST Neighborhood Festival

DILWORTH/SOUTHEND CHILI COOK-OFF

Enjoy "All The Chili" you can taste from local restaurants and individual cooking teams as they (and maybe you) compete to win! They have live music from local bands, games & many fun prizes!!
2100 South Blvd. (Parking Lot)
Charlotte | 28203

As one of Queen City’s go-to guys, Rowshay has made a name for himself, serving as the resident DJ in its most notable nightclubs, supporting major musical acts, and supplying unique edits and remixes utilized by many of today’s most popular disc jocks.

BEST Hear Live Jazz

THE DOUBLE DOOR INN

Established in 1973 and recognized as the "Oldest Live Music Venue East of the Mississippi", the Double Door Inn oozes musical tradition.
1218 Charlottetowne Ave.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.376.1446

BEST Cue And Ball (Pool Hall)

ELIZABETH BILLIARDS

Located in the Plaza Midwood side of town, Elizabeth Billiard’s is the go-to spot for a fun night of pool, 8-Ball or just to hang out with friends. Enjoy a cold beer or good food, either way; good times are to be had here!
1400 Central Ave.
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.342.2263
BEST Sporting Event
FIGHT LAB, MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Fight Lab Promotions was conceptualized by a group of avid MMA fight fans with a dream to create an entertaining experience for fans. Check out their events at Grady Cole Center or any of the various military base shows they get the opportunity to execute each year.

The Fillmore Charlotte is housed in a historic textile mill, and is themed in the tradition of the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco. The Original Fillmore has distinguished itself as a favorite among artists and fans alike because of the unique qualities of the theatre’s ambience, feel and traditions.
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Charlotte | 28206 | 704.916.8970

Fitzgerald's Irish Pub is located in uptown Charlotte and is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., They will provide the perfect atmosphere to enjoy spirits and great food. Lively and festive anytime of the day, Fitzgerald's is the perfect place to gather with friends or to meet new people.
201 E. 5th St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.900.8088

BEST Limousine Company

FIVE STAR LIMOUSINE

Five Star Limousine service provides dedicated and professional chauffeurs to meet your needs 7 days a week. When luxury is important, you can count on Five Star Limousine.
Charlotte | 28210 | 704.541.0508

BEST Ritziest Gala to Attend

GUYS AND DOLLS AUCTION

BENEFITING CYSTIC FIBROSIS
The Guys and Dolls Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction is Charlotte’s premier event for young professionals. Now in its 14th year, the event features a group of Charlotte’s most eligible men and women, and fantastic date packages up for auction to the highest bidder.
222 E. 3rd St. (Hilton Hotel)
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.377.1500

BEST CD Store

MANIFEST DISC

At Manifest, you can Buy, sell or trade your favorite CD’s, music, movies, games and vinyl! Not to mention an all knowing, music loving staff!
6239 South Blvd.
Charlotte | 28217 | 704.552.8448

BEST Beer Festival (Indoors)

QUEEN CITY BREWERS FESTIVAL

Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF) is a fundraiser benefiting the nonprofit ACEing Autism. QCBF features Charlotte-area breweries and brewpubs, craft beer-focused food & beverage exhibitors, sponsors and local artists.
817 Hamilton St. | Charlotte | 28206

BEST Electronics Store

QUEEN'S CITY AUDIO VIDEO APPLIANCES

Queen City is recognized as the region's largest independent audio, video and appliance retailer. With a commitment to unsurpassed service, guaranteed low prices and the best brand selection, they ensure their customers that you will always receive the Right Product, Right Price and Real Answers…guaranteed!
Multiple Locations

With a team of full time event staff, every customer receives turnkey service at no additional cost to ensure 100% satisfaction for every time! Ragin' Uptown provides memories for both individuals and corporate clients for any occasion on land or water.
704.451.7433

Randy Paul has been entertaining fans for more than 10 years. From his smooth voice to his guitar chops, he will hold you captive and bring you into his world of rock, pop and heartfelt soul.

BEST Bar Crawl

RICH AND BENNETT’S SAINT PATRICK'S DAY BAR CRAWL

14 years ago a pub crawl was created to rival all pub crawls. Rich and Bennett’s mission has been the same for the last few years: Have an amazing day, and keep the WORLD'S LARGEST PUB CRAWL title in Charlotte!!!
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.376.4441

A relaxed, sophisticated and peaceful setting to enjoy a glass of award-winning wine; while taking in the beautiful panoramic view of the vines. Rocky River Vineyards wine ranges in flavor from a sweet, red or white muscadine wine to classic, dry varietals such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Merlot blend, among others.
11685 Reed Mine Rd.
Midland | 28107 | 704.781.5035

Strike City is the ultimate bowling experience. Not only is it a great place to bowl, but it is a fun place to hang out and take a load off with your friends. Enjoy every sport imaginable on their plasma screen televisions.
210 E. Trade St., SD1
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.9300

With a sound that can’t be labeled, and a brand of hip hop with elements of what was once forgotten, “The Legacy Committee” is taking the Southern Region by storm!
BEST Concert Venue That Holds Less Than 400 People
THE VISUALITE THEATER
Visulite Theatre is Charlotte's, premier place for live music. Featuring some of the best performers of today from a variety of genres, the Visulite Theatre offers the ultimate live music experience.
1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.358.9200

Originating in Nashville, the Tin Roof takes great pride in providing all of its customers with great food and amazing live music!
210 E. Trade St., SD286
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.910.1330

Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our app, they make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers.

With over 30,000 DVDs, Blu Rays, and even VHS tapes of every genre; VisArt specializes in hard-to-find and out-of-print items that you simply won't find anywhere else in Charlotte!
1945 E. 7th St.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.343.3031

FAVORITE RADIO WINNERS

FAVORITE Adult Contemporary Station

107.9 THE LINK,
1 Julian Price Pl.
Charlotte | 28208 | 704.570.1079

FAVORITE Country Station

103.7 THE NEW COUNTRY, WSOC-FM

1520 South Blvd., S300
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369

106.5 THE END
801 Wood Bridge Center Dr.
Charlotte | 28217 | 704.570.1065

1 Julian Price Pl.
Charlotte | 28208 | 704.570.1079

FAVORITE Country Station

103.7 THE NEW COUNTRY, WSOC-FM

1520 South Blvd., S300
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369

FAVORITE Rock Station

106.5 THE END

801 Wood Bridge Center Dr.
Charlotte | 28217 | 704.570.1065

FAVORITE Sports Station

SPORTS RADIO 610AM, WFNZ THE FAN

1520 South Blvd., S300
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369

FAVORITE Top 40 Station

KISS 95.1, WNKS-FM

1520 South Blvd., S300
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369

FAVORITE Urban Station

POWER 98, WPEG-FM

1520 South Blvd., S300
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369

FAVORITE Radio Station Personality

CASSIDY WITH THE DREX AND MANNEY MORNING SHOW

KISS 95.1, WNKS-FM
1520 South Blvd., S300
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369

SPORTS RADIO 610AM, WFNZ THE FAN
1520 South Blvd., S300
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369

KISS 95.1, WNKS-FM
1520 South Blvd., S300
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369

FAVORITE Mid Day Radio Show

VONYETTA, POWER 98 WPEG-FM

1520 South Blvd., S300
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369

FAVORITE Morning Radio Show

THE DREX AND MANEY MORNING SHOW

KISS 95.1, WNKS-FM
1520 South Blvd., S300
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369

SPORTS RADIO 610AM, WFNZ THE FAN
1520 South Blvd., S300
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.9369

FAVORITE Talk Radio Show

THE MATT AND RAMONA SHOW

107.9 THE LINK
1 Julian Price Pl.
Charlotte | 28208 | 704.570.1079

FAVORITE TV WINNERS

FAVORITE Local Female TV Anchor

MORGAN FOGARTY
THE CW, WCCB-TV
1 Television Pl.
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800

THE CW, WCCB-TV
1 Television Pl.
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800

1 Television Pl.
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800

THE CW, WCCB-TV
1 Television Pl.
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800

FAVORITE Local TV Meteorologist

BRAD PANOVICH, NBC 6 WCNC-TV

1001 Wood Ridge Center Dr.
Charlotte | 28217 | 704.329.3636

THE CW, WCCB-TV
1 Television Pl.
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800