2012 E. Marion St.
Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: (704) 482-5666
Fax: (704) 482-1367
You can expect a truly eventful night when it comes to Tempo, as fun and tempo go together. Apart from bars that would impress you serving a number of drinks, you can even lounge in the private lounges available here. There's a large patio that stages outdoor events and concerts that, as a rule, electrifies one and all with the tuneful notes in the whole atmosphere. No wonder, the name is Tempo! The club even has an art gallery that displays beauty captured on canvases. Do visit Tempo to get a hint of tempo of city life.
This popular, members-only concert venue hosts bands like Out of the Blue in addition to its in-house rockers who perform on the stage. Several country music concerts also take place here. Free dance classes are offered on ladies nights when women patrons can enter free of charge. Keep your ID on hand —you can enter only if you are 18 or above, while drinks are offered only to those over 21 years of age.
Situated in downtown Spartanburg, Blues Boulevard is a wonderful spot that livens up your meal with a fusion of country, blues and jazz acts. Blues is a sophisticated establishment that does not permit casual clothing, but it is a great dinner-and-show spot nonetheless, one where the food and music are equally important. The menu is complemented with great drinks like Lester Young's very own 'Pomegranate Mojito' and the 'Ella Fitzgerald Strawberry Martini.'
The Milestone Club has been a mecca for rock, punk, new wave, metal and other underground music scenes since it opened in 1969. It specializes in showcasing local and regional artists, alongside the more prominent national bands. Recently it came under new youthful management and has since reappeared on the Charlotte music scene by revamping the interior and experimenting with new genres. By creating an interactive website with nightly photo exchanges and merchandise information, the club has expanded its reach and boasts a very loyal fan member base. Be sure to stop by for a wild night out!
Scorpio is one of Charlotte's best gay bars, but it welcomes every who walks through the doors. This spot is perfect for a night of dancing and drinking with a fun crowd in a casual atmosphere. Scorpio hosts a number of drag shows throughout the year and the affordable drinks keep the party going all night long.
When people in Spartanburg and surrounding towns want to hear some metal, rock or punk, they come to Ground Zero. This place has been here since time immemorial and inside the drinks are strong, the music is loud and everyone is usually friendly. Most of the music is local, however some big-name acts have passed through, one of which was the thrash band Slayer.
Tucked away in Charlotte's South End, the Villa Antonio Ristorante is unknown to many locals. In light of its inviting dance floor and classic take on Italian cuisine, it would seem Villa Antonio deserves much more attention. The tuxedo-clad servers manage to give you space and still attend to your every need. Every night there is live Italian-style guitar and piano music. Occasional wine tastings can be turned into informal, inexpensive meals, what with the complimentary buffets. Villa Antonio also has reservable dining facilities, with banquet-style seating for up to 100 guests. See website for tasting calendar and reservation information.
The Tremont Music Hall is a hot spot for popular rock and alternative music concerts. The venue can hold up to 1,000 people but maintains a very informal atmosphere with no seats more than 50 feet from the band. It books only original groups playing (among others) Modern Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Metal, or Roots Rock. Also available within the Tremont is The Casbah, an even more intimate setting that features local and regional musicians. They are open every Friday and Saturday and also during the week as bookings are scheduled. Listings are available on the website.
For a night out on the town, Oak Room is one of Charlotte's better-kept secrets. This trendy spot is a bit off the beaten path, but it knows how to throw a party. The Oak Room is often packed with a diverse crowd just looking to dance. There is a dress code enforced nightly, so be sure to clean up real nice before heading out.
This Music Factory churns out more than just music and can be rightly called entertainment factory. Boasting of multi-purpose venues, this establishment offers a great mix of entertainment and food. Outdoor amphitheater, on-site restaurants & bars, nightclubs, office spaces, rehearsal studios and much more is nestled within this sprawling factory. Everyday, it features interesting events and shows like DJ Nights, live music concerts, theme parties, dance performances and stand-up comedy gigs. Slowly and steadily, the Music Factory has gained popularity as one of the leading nightspots for one and all. For gig guide and venue hire, call ahead.
Label is one of Charlotte's most popular nightclubs, featuring local and international DJs and some of the city's most entertaining bartenders. The Ivory Lounge is a secluded space away from the main dancefloor that boasts a fireplace, making it a uniquely intimate area amid the hustle and bustle of the world below. There is also a patio that offers day beds and hookah for a supremely relaxed vibe.
TILT on Trade is a unique spot in Charlotte's nightclub scene. A Charlotte landmark, the building has remained much the same as it was in 1906. Once a cafe, then a cleaners and now a local bar, TILT is a neighborhood institution. Daily specials range from the standard whiskey Wednesday's to boozing bingo night and Thursday mug night. A small dance floor and DJ's get the dancing started, while the quality drinks and friendly bartenders keep the locals coming back for more.