Sleep Inn Northlake
6300 Banner Elk Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: (704) 399-7778
Fax: (704) 399-7707
Bars & Cafes
Puckett's Farm Equipment is everything a traditional watering hole ought to be, and yet, so much more! With its live music entertainment, and warm, unpretentious interiors this place is sure to convert almost anyone into an ardent honky-tonk fan. Puckett's once supplied farm equipment, but now serves a different kind of produce, one that is served chilled, and at a very reasonable rate! This place also boasts of live music performances, open mic nights, theme events, and some very snazzy parties. After your first visit here, you definitely cannot be blamed if you decide to scrap your own schedule and replace it with that of the Puckett's Farm Equipment's music calendar.
VBGB Beer Hall & Garden is a charming place frequented by local patrons and eager tourists. The feel of the traditional beer garden with alfresco seating and wooden tables is infused with modern-day entertainment like gaming zones, live gigs, DJ nights and other exciting line-ups. Try not to forget the varieties of bottled beer and microbrews and lip-smacking food that truly define a beer garden.
If you can't afford to spend that extra cash, but still looking for a great place that offers you both excellent music as well as a good-enough drinks menu, then The Prevue Music Hall is where you need to head to. Located in North Charlotte the Prevue offers its visitors a superb dance space with some snazzy DJ tunes, as well as live music performances to groove to. With its high ceilings, candle-lit ambiance, and vibrant atmosphere, this place is sure to put you at ease the moment you step in. Call for event timings and additional information.
A hip staple of Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood, Heist Brewery is known for its selection of handcrafted beers on tap, including the Station #7 Red Ale, with hints of two different kinds of caramel malts for a sweet treat. Heist Brewery also crafts its own sodas and offers a menu of standard pub fare snack foods with a twist. These aren't your average corn dogs when they're made with pork belly.
JackBeagle is known for providing a comfortable space to settle in with a group of friends for a night food, drinks and fun. This spot is located in prime real estate in Charlotte's up-and-coming NoDa neighborhood and serves up a wide range of beer in addition to freshly prepped foods, such as signature burgers, hot dogs and a side of mac n cheese, for those who feel like eating like a kid again. JackBeagle is also a can't-miss destination for brunch.
This unpretentious neighborhood bar is the locals top option for a fun-filled evening. Located in the city's famous NoDa District, The Blind Pig offers resonably-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. Wednesdays are open mic nights, and some great acts keep you well entertained.
The name says it all: the Dog Bar is a full service bar where dogs are just as welcome as their owners. Dogs must be members to attend, and membership is dependent on rabies vaccination and a good behavior pledge. For the canines' human counterparts, a full selection of beer, wine, and liquor is served. Though no food is prepared here, patrons are more than welcome to bring in take-out from nearby eateries like Boudreaux's Louisiana Kitchen and Addie's Jamaican Cuisine. Special parties are thrown for certain sporting events, and on NoDa Gallery Crawl nights, the Dog Bar features live music. See website for calendar of events.
Dolce Vita offers an extensive selection of wines that you can sit back and enjoy at the cozy bar itself. You can also pick your preference from the several bottles it has on sale, and take your purchase home with you. Several wine-tasting events are also organised here from time to time, so if you're interested, make sure to call and receive details regarding reservations.
Being such a classically bohemian arts community, NoDa would not be NoDa without a laid-back neighborhood coffee shop. Smelly Cat is it. Cozy and warm, locals file in each day for nourishment. A wide array of coffees and teas are available, as are smoothies, ice cream drinks, pastries, and bagels. Some folks grab some goodies on the run; others pull up a chair and read, write, or chat for a bit.
Growlers Pourhouse is a favorite Charlotte destination for the crowds looking to unwind with a refreshing afternoon beer. This pub has fantastic beer on tap and also a menu of classic, pleasantly-greasy bar food, such as french fries and an enticing soft pretzel with a side of beer cheese. Growlers' seasonal beers throughout the year surely give a reason for the season.
Alexander Michael's is a great place for afterwork recreation. As regulars call this place, Al Mike's decor and ambiance are reminiscent of old-school American taverns. On offer are an impressive selection of domestic and imported beer, wine and spirits. Enjoy your drink in a laid-back atmosphere and complement the same with regional pub grub like burgers, wings and sandwiches.
One of Charlotte's most popular eateries and drinking spots, Dandelion Market offers an impressive menu that consists of such delectable dishes as the grilled lamb lollipops - complete with a special black cherry sauce - the zucchini ribbon pasta and the sausage-stuffed Poblano pepper. There is also a beer and cocktail menu available, so you can grab a drink on tap or a fancy cocktail and take advantage of the relaxing atmosphere.