Apostrophe Lounge


Apostrophe Lounge is just what South End needed. Located next to The Bee Man Candle Co., it's where South Tryon meets Camden and where retail meets nightlife. It's cool to be able to walk along that strip and have a trendy lounge to pop into. You can swing by after leaving Jillian's or Nikko or an art gallery or your condo or after hopping off the light rail, all of which are in walking distance.

Before deciding whether to go in, you can check out the scene through Apostrophe's storefront windows. Inside it's small, but that's part of the appeal. About half the size of many of Charlotte's lounges, it's cozy: dark red walls with art, hardwood floors, a vaulted ceiling, and two plasma TVs illuminating the open space. The only thing big about it is the oversize booths, which can be reserved. Make sure to check out the bathrooms' dark granite sink and the flat-screen TV above the toilet. How's that for your viewing pleasure?

Like South End, Apostrophe has an eclectic feel. It could be a mostly after-concert crowd one night (Amos' Southend is across the street), artsy folks coming in from the gallery crawl the next, or young professionals meeting up for an after-work social. The music varies as well. You might hear Fall Out Boy, then 50 Cent, then Rihanna. If you prefer a pretentious atmosphere, then this probably isn't your vibe.

On nights when the lounge fills up, you'll be standing shoulder to shoulder. There's not much room at the small bar, but it makes up for the small space with a large drink list: premium martinis ranging from $8-$15; wine sold by the glass and bottle; and beers divided into ale, bock, lager, and pilsner. If you're choosing wine, you'll want to complement it with a cheese plate. This small place has a little bit for everybody.

Apostrophe Lounge
1440 S. Tryon St.

Categories: Food + Drink, Nightlife