Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
3000 East Independence Bouleva
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 377-1501
Fax: (704) 342-3978
3000 East Independence Bouleva, Charlotte, NC, US, 28205
- Phone: (704) 377-1501
- Fax: (704) 342-3978
Bars & Cafes
No, this place isn't connected to the hit Broadway Smokey Joe's Cafe revue, but it wouldn't be surprising if it was inspired by the pop culture behind it. While this bar cum entertainment venue offers superb live music performances and cheap drinks, it does pose as more of a dive bar rather than a sophisticated watering hole. This however has not deterred its patrons from being loyal, and its first-timers from visiting again. Smokey Joe's Cafe usually features blues, Americana, indie, bluegrass, jazz, jam band, country, rock, jazz, folk, funk, and acoustic music performances. And there's also a pool table, an outdoor seating area with a swing, and other past times that make Smokey Joe's Cafe the ideal place to chill out with buddies, or unwind at after a hard day at work. Call for event timings and additional information.
Tommy's Pub is a neighborhood favorite. Patrons revisit this watering hole for their impressive beer selection, great prices and North Carolina hospitality. Grab a beer from their list of domestic brews and enjoy live entertainment by local musicians jamming up front, or have them play your vinyl records on their turntable. This smoker-friendly place is decorated with vintage posters and memorabilia that contribute to a dive bar-like ambiance.
The confluence of a posh and urban eatery with classic French undertones is what creates LULU. The restaurant offers eternal French delights to suit American tastes with their classic pomme frite, succeulent steaks, perfectly cooked calamari and much more. Decadent desserts also feature on the menu which will surely sizzle your taste buds. The decor of the place is as European as one would expect, with a dreamy and nonchalant aura about it. The bar also offers some good selections of French wines and spirits.
A person walking into Dish for the first time might get the agreeable impression that it's just another homey soul-food kitchen. The low prices for entrees and friendly service will add to that impression, but when the food shows up, Dish will reveal its true colors as an eclectic and creative spin on Southern dining. Of course, you might have picked that up just from reading the menu, and noticing that the Fried Potato Cakes are encrusted in Japanese bread crumbs, or that the Cajun Meatloaf moves from North Carolina to Louisiana. And with a full bar and late hours, Dish makes itself the place to go to anytime for a good meal.
A downtown favorite, the Thomas Street Tavern is a former post office converted into a bar and restaurant. It's always good for either an inexpensive meal or a late-night drink, and the locals can be seen relaxing inside anytime. A beer garden out back, opening at 5p on weekdays and 3p on weekends, features ping-pong tables and is pet-friendly.
Located in the historic area of Elizabeth, Kennedy's Premium Bar & Grill is a place with an upbeat groove. Kennedy's has a vibrant bar scene with cheap booze and good food, perfect for a hang out with friends and some cheerful fun. The generous deck with low hanging lights, hardwood floor and a huge shamrock remind patrons of legendary Irish drinking traditions. The service staff is incredibly good-natured and relaxed and well-versed in what customers want.
A cross between a cozy pub and a contemporary restaurant, The Peculiar Rabbit has slowly garnered the patronage of the locals owing to its rich and diverse menu that boasts unusual recipes like the Disco Fries- oxtail fries served in a poutine gravy, Omb Baby-Back Ribs in a coffee sauce and Bahn Mi or Vietnamese pork belly spiced with cilantro and daikon. Another impressive aspect of this establishment is the wonderful view from the terrace that allows one to gaze over the Charlotte skyline. Definitely a place to hang out with friends after work, one can also enjoy the fine beer and drinks at the bar.
This venue couldn't be more aptly named, because besides being a snug, warm and intimate place, it is also a great place to stop and rest after a hard day at work. And to go with the maritime theme, this place also features some really cool pirate motifs on the walls. Besides this, the Snug Harbor also boasts excellent live music performances, a fully-equipped bar, as well as a nice outdoor patio that offers you a space to chill out at, in case you need to get away from the loud music.
For a change from the usual routine, head to Soul Gastrolounge. Specializing in sushi and tapas, it offers a wide mix of flavors for all taste-buds. Each dish is tastefully prepared keeping the flavor and spice intact, thereby creating a memorable sample of culinary art. The highlights include the Soul Roll, Salmon-O-Pita and Sushi Fondue. The Popcorn Butter Cream cupcake and Goat Cheese ice cream make the perfect end to the meal.
Twenty-Two serves two trendy purposes in one building. This spot is a wine bar/art gallery, allowing droves of wine and contemporary art connoisseurs to gather in one place. This chic establishment has earned its reputation as one of Charlotte's coolest hangouts. Exhibits showcase the art of local artists.
Enjoy a night of unadulterated fun at Jackalope Jacks Restaurant and Bar. The local hangout place for young crowds, indulge in a game of foosball or strike up a conversation with the friendly staff. The outdoor patio offers fresh air and greenery to enjoy meals. There are regular trivia nights and karaoke to add to the entertainment. Grilled chicken pasta and home-made pasta are the signature dishes of this place.
A high end restaurant which offers good value for money with delectable French food that is perfected in terms of flavor, taste and aroma. Terra is just that. The decor is understated and elegant with an inviting warmth without any signs of pretension. Well furnished tables with white table cloths set the table for a memorable dinner. The food includes French delights such as Le Carpaccio du Jour, Petite Salade Verte au Fromage de Chevre, Osso Bucco d'Agneau aux Petits Legumes and Le Risotto du Jour. The bar is well stocked with a mature selection of wines. The service staff is helpful and welcoming which makes it a very popular French eatery in Charlotte.