The Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Hot List of (Recurring) Social Events in Charlotte

Consult this list when the weekend is too far away

Mondays are typically quiet in Charlotte, but not at Bubble.

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Sometimes you want to “go out” early in the week. It could be to bond with coworkers over happy hour, to show around a friend from college or relative who’s visiting for a few days, or it’s a special occasion (go shorty, it’s your birthday) and you want to hit the club.
Whatever the reasons, you find yourself in need of a cool and happening place to go on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday in Charlotte, which aren't the liveliest evenings and nights in the city. But I’ve got you covered with this special list of recurring events.
Admission to most of these events/venues is free, but some are subject to cover charges during special events or during later hours. 

Mondays (weekly)

Happy Hour and Live Music at Cedar Street Tavern
Half-price appetizers are offered 4-7 p.m., drink specials include $2 domestic bottled beers and $5 Tic Tac cocktail, and a live band plays 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cedar Street Tavern, 120 N. Cedar St.,, Facebook.
Volleyball and Food and Beer Specials at VBGB
A volleyball league plays in the sandlot just outside of the large, covered patio, and the patio itself is home to plenty of games ranging from ping pong and cornhole to oversized Jenga (I blogged about VBGB’s summer fun offerings recently). Specials include select beers and appetizers ranging from $2 to $4. VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, at NC Music Factory, 920 Hamilton St.,
Magnum Mondays at Bubble
They party hard—and pop bottles—on a Monday night, and bartenders and servers from other bars and clubs often come out to party. Celebrities tend to stop in too, and some of Charlotte’s most popular DJs spin here. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Bubble Charlotte, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,,

Service Industry Mondays at Barreled
This speakeasy bar and hookah lounge might not be on your radar, but it has a loyal following. Mondays feature half-price hookahs until 10 p.m., drink specials from $2 to $5, and four DJs play throughout the night. Barreled at the Lift, 1600 E. Woodlawn Rd.,

Tuesdays (weekly)

$2 Taco Tuesdays
Texicali opened at NC Music Factory in June, and with a renowned chef helming the menu, it offers some delectable food beyond what you might expect at a bar. On Tuesdays, all tacos are $2 (which is half-off). And about once a month on Tuesdays, it presents a Salsa Night with complimentary Latin dance lessons beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a dance party. Texicali Taco & Tequila Bar, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.,,
Half-Price Wine at Nan and Byron’s
This hip South End restaurant and bar recently kicked off its weekly half-price wine nights, offered by the bottle and glass, with 31 new wine additions. There’s a special summer menu, and changes have recently been made to the overall food menu (read the Dine & Dish blog’s review of the new menu). Nan and Byron’s, 1714 South Blvd.,,

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Music Trivia at Angry Ale’s
One of the most popular spots on the very popular Montford Drive, this bar offers trivia on Tuesdays and a great patio scene. Drink specials include $2 Coors Light bottles, $4 Blue Moon, and $5 Fireball. Angry Ale’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 1518 Montford Dr.,,
R&B Tuesdays at Tanner's
Experience live R&B bands each week, amid a fashionable crowd at this two-level restaurant and lounge (hookah lounge on the second floor). 8 p.m. Tanner’s Bistro & Lounge, 505 E. Sixth St.,,
Tuesday Tunes at Mortimer's
This EpiCentre staple offers great bar bites and drink specials 4:30-6:30 p.m., and at 9 p.m. live acoustic artists perform. Mortimer's Cafe & Pub, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
Club Life Tuesdays at Whisky River
Some of the city’s most popular DJs play on this night, and special events are also held such as free concerts by touring artists brought in by local radio stations, and the monthly Boots and Bikinis swimsuit competition. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,,

Wednesdays (weekly)

Beers and Martinis at Bar Louie
Dig in to half-price select appetizers and flatbreads (Monday-Friday, 4-7 p.m.), and on Wednesdays there are also $10 select premium beer buckets and $5.25 signature martinis all day/night. Bar Louie, 8760 JM Keynes Dr.,,
Social Hour at Sullivan’s
In April, I told you about Sullivan’s recent remodel and its legacy in Charlotte, so this is just another reminder about the happy hour offerings. Wednesdays and Thursdays feature a special $7 menu (saving you about five bucks on each of the bar’s signature martinis) and live music begins at 6:30 p.m. Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1928 South Blvd.,,
Live Music and Martinis at Nolen Kitchen
There’s a nice, intimate feel at this upscale restaurant and bar, including on its lovely patio. Appetizers are half-price at the bar 4-6 p.m. (Monday-Friday); and on Wednesdays there are half-price specialty martinis (all day/night), and live music 7-10 p.m. Nolen Kitchen, 2839 Selwyn Ave.,

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Happy Hour and Live Music at Napa
Known as Napa 5-7, this happy hour offers a great selection of small plates and drinks for $5 to $7 (every evening except Saturdays), and live music is featured Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. (I highlighted Napa’s scene in the August issue of this magazine.) Napa on Providence, 110 Perrin Pl.,
Pint Night and Sports Trivia at Brazwell’s
All draft beers are on special for $3.50 all day/night, appetizers are half-price 4-6 p.m., and WFNZ hosts sports trivia at 7:30 p.m. Brazwell’s Premium Pub, 1627 Montford Dr.,
Bourbon, Brews, BBQ and Live Music at D’Vine
Treat your palate to some hearty fare, such as $3 barbecue tacos and sliders. And there are specials on top-shelf bourbons. Live band goes on at 8:30 p.m. D’Vine Wine Cafe, 14815 Ballantyne Village Way,
Midweek Jazz Mixer at Sydney’s
Some of the area’s leading jazz bands and musicians play on Wednesdays at this Uptown bar, which opened in the spring, offering an extensive martini list as well as a menu of small plates. 7-10 p.m. Sydney’s Martini and Wine Bar, 401 N. Tryon St.,,

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Pop Life at Phoenix
Eight years and counting, this is one of Charlotte’s longest-running weekly nightlife events. It recently relocated from Re:Public to Phoenix nightclub just around the corner, and continues to draw hundreds of partiers each Wednesday night to hear top hip hop DJs from Charlotte and around the country, including celebrity DJs and hosts. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St.,,
Level Wednesdays at Suite
Popular Charlotte DJs, as well as DJs from cities like Miami, play at this coveted EpiCentre nightclub, offering some of the best cocktail drink specials on a Wednesday night. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,,
Events and schedules are subject to change. Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed.
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