We are now officially in Spring and the warm weather is gracing Charlotte with it's presence. You know what that means guys and gals - bathing suit time! I don't know about some of you but I may or may not have slacked off this winter by not working out and am now realizing that the time to hid behind baggy sweaters is no more! Thankfully we have Gold's Gym in the Epicenter to change all that.
If you are serious about getting that hump into the shape it deserves than you definitely need to check them out - they are even offering a FREE 7 day VIP trial pass for new members. Gold's Gym offers a wide variety of work outs for any style including group fitness classes like Zumba or Boxing, spinning classes, personalized trainers, and my favorite - the cardio cinema. Oh, that's right, you can get a serious sweat on while watching a great flick.
Come check out Gold's Gym in the Epicenter today, get your FREE 7 day VIP trial and start working on that hump!
Hate paying a cover? Everyone does! So don't! Here is your never pay a cover again pass to Prohibition!
All you have to do is print the FREE COVER image off and bring it to Prohibition any night you want before 111:30pm.
No Expiration date, no specific nights... Just free cover whenever you want it!
If you haven’t been to Studio Movie Grill in the Epicenter yet, it’s about time you make a date of it! I remember the days as a kid when we had to wait in long lines, maneuver around the crowds with our arms filled with treats, and wrestle around those previously seated.
When the idea of a movie theater came to be in the early 1900s, it was a big event. People dressed up and made a night of it. By the 1980s, movie theaters became commercialized and a lot less fancy. When I think of a date night now, I hardly ever think of going to a movie.
Studio Movie Grills are redefining the "dine-in" movie experience. Their theaters have changed the idea of going to the movies drastically. Once you are seated in your plush chair, a server will take your order like any restaurant. Your food is brought to you, and you have the option to buzz your server during the movie if you need service.
Not only do they offer a wide variety of the latest selections of movies, but they also offer a huge assortment of food and drinks. Gone are the days where you only have the option to pick Pretzel Bites or Buttery Popcorn, Now, the menu options offer healthier options such as edamame, or fulfill your cravings with delicious cheese fries, quesadillas, or even burgers. Their drink specials are reasonable, ($5 Margarita Mondays and Fridays 25% off a bottle of wine just to name a few), and the liquor selection is surprisingly varied.
The theaters are also extremely family friendly. Whether a family night or mixing up a date night, think about heading to Studio Movie Grill!
Charlotte has quickly become one of the top cities to live in, work in and play in and it's not hard to see why. Many top corporations are moving their headquarters here and thus are bringing some of the countries top talented professionals.
So what happens after the work day is done and everyone wants to emerge from the cubicles? Luckily there is a great new solution for the hard-workers of Charlotte called AfterworkCLT.com. It is updated on a regular basis with amazing after work specials everyday of the week and features top businesses in uptown and the surrounding areas.
The best feature is their once a month networking group which helps people meet with 200+ individuals in different industries throughout Charlotte. You get the opportunity to join others with a few light apps and drinks from some great local restaurants for only $10. Keep an eye out for more information on the next date and location by following them on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. I know I'll be there!
Now that the Knights Stadium is the center attraction in the city for the spring, Brevard Court is bustling with fans and locals looking to grab a beer and food outside. There are plenty of hot spots there including Valhalla, Hooligans and The French Quarter. Now they all welcome the newest arrival, "The Upper Deck".
This location has so much charm and character and of course great drink specials! Hidden next to the entrance of Hooligans is a small stairway which leads you to The Upper Deck on the right hand side. The windows are open out to the street below and the bar wraps around with plenty of space to order your drink. Plus if you get hungry they have a great $6 special which includes any beer, a snack and a hot dog. Not a bad way to start before heading out to watch the Knights.
You can also head out that way and grab a drink after work for great Happy Hour specials. The proximity to the center of Uptown and the space inside makes it a great place to hang out and relax.
As an avid lover of Mexican food, hitting Vida Cantina in the Epicenter was a no brainer. Allured by the promise of homemade guacamole, fish tacos, and a giant margarita, Vida Cantina was a safe haven in the bustle of Uptown.
If you're trying to beat the Monday blues like I was, I suggest heading to Vida Cantina and checking out their lunch special. Offering a variety of "pick 2" options, you can mix and match for days without getting sick of options. After a margarita and snacking on chips, and gabbing with a few good friends, my Monday blues were cured.
If you're looking for a place to brunch, Vida also offers a special selection on Saturdays and Sundays. Unique menu items such as Smoked Salmon Tacos and Mexican Hot Chocolate make this restaurant both group and family friendly.
Carolina Nightlife will be hosting our Annual Sombrero Bar Crawl starting at Vida on Saturday, May 3rd. Purchase your tickets here: