Local guide to an amazing GNO

A collection of great recommendations to have an unforgettable GNO or just a night out in the Queen City!

After working with Peak Limo service, there is definitely no easier way to travel around the Queen City for a night of fun. You'll get the stares and the waves, but that doesn't begin to account for the luxurious experience inside the nice ride. They have an amazing fleet coupled with knowledgeable chauffeurs that are very professional and helpful from the beginning, middle and end of the night. The process of booking is seamless and smooth and you'll make a lasting impression and memory for all those involved. This is not your typical sketchy & dated limo service. This is a modern, affordable, top notch and easy way to have luxury at your finger tips. If you have a special occasion, an important visitor in town, or just want to feel pampered in your own city--there is no other way to go! 

In a world where texts, snaps, and emails get in the way of meaningful conversation, it's nice to bring people together for a relaxing evening of painting.  Hear us out-- not only are you focused on putting your own spin on a piece of pottery, but you get quality time to talk and laugh without the normal distractions of going out. This place is not only for kid's birthday parties--this is a great way to get the girls together and share in some creativity and have a great experience. Amazing and helpful staff, a great space for inspiration and all the colors you need to make a masterpiece. Make sure to bring some drinks and food to snack on to keep that conversation flowing!

Most people know of Big View as it's hard to miss on the corner of Johnston & Ardrey Kell. What most people don't know is that they have a bakery that has an extensive array of made from scratch baked goods. Order some of the desserts for an easy take out experience that will wow your guests and keep them full. Their portions are huge from freshly baked pies and cheesecakes to Greek Baklava. You can always custom order for that special occasion as well. Sign up for one of their fun baking classes or book for a private dining event. 


Well the nice party bus in front definitely is appealing, but what is most amazing about Dogwood Southern Table is the action going on inside. There are many things that set this restaurant apart from the rest, but the most important is the upscale quality of the dishes coupled with the very approachable staff and an upbeat vibe. It's a space where you can hear the people talking at your table, but still feel the energy and inspiration of the amazing dishes and atmosphere. Nestled in Southpark, it is a place to take your visitors, host your important meetings and occasions, or hang out with the girls for a night out. The rustic charm, approachable menu and souped up southern dishes will keep you coming back.  You may even run into Coach Rivera ordering their popular pimento cheese ;) Click HERE to check out some of the many local places they support and purchase their ingredients. A must try!

There is a reason that when you say "Amelie's" that most people around town know what you're talking about. As they grow their locations in the QC, they continue to reach new heights in their menu options and the freshly baked and decadent pastries. Each location has a very unique and eclectic style to match the bold flavors. End an evening conversing and relaxing with friends or top off a date night.  Plenty of social media worthy backdrops and furniture to capture a perfect picture. Casual enough for a study group, yet still a perfect spot for a business meeting. Don't leave without a salted caramel brownie and you really don't have to share that chocolate mousse cup. 

A new addition to Uptown Charlotte, The Ivey's Hotel boasts of impressive style, luxury and history.  Book a staycation in one of their rooms and plan on complete convenience in the heart of uptown. Enjoy a relaxing evening in one of the lounges, soak in the cityscape in a balcony room, or drool at the curated art collection. A unique and appreciated renovation for locals to enjoy and bring visitors for a memorable experience.