Being the most populous city in North Carolina, Charlotte inevitably has the hottest nightlife. From breweries, speakeasies and full-on dance clubs, it's getting more and more difficult to choose the most worthwhile place for a night on the town. Adding to the sea of competition is a new Charlotte bar that's beckoning you to stop by and check out their adorable features.
Owner Kimberly Wilkinson just recently opened the doors to Members Only, but the social lounge and tasting room is already the buzz among locals with its super modern decor and creative take on drinks.
What makes Members Only different than other paid lounges is the exclusive (but still laid back) feel. Plus it's completely affordable at only $10 per annual membership.
"You can come enjoy yourself with girlfriends over tea and coffee in the morning, or you can come dressed up for ladies night or date night," Wilkinson told Narcity. "It’s relaxed enough that you wouldn’t feel uncomfortable."
The drink menu is a blend of both classic and new age takes, with standout drinks like the Cosmopolitan Martini and Luc Belair topped with cotton candy.
To appease everyone ready for a photo op, there's an elaborate wooden swing set-up inside the bar. Surrounded by faux greenery and fauna, soon Instagram will be flooded by pictures in this new spot.
Guests that are completely in awe of the bar and want to get in on more of the action can purchase an annual gold-tier membership for $200.
As of now, Wilkinson has private monthly dinner gatherings, casino nights, private mixers and speed dating planned specifically for gold-tier members.
Later down the line, there will even be a permanent food truck on sight to really add the best of both worlds. Currently, guest food trucks rotate occasionally.
Members Only adds to the wins by Wilkinson, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate and businesswoman. This marks her third venture after the success of her boutique turned juice bar, JUICE BOX NoDa.
Price: 💸 to 💸💸
Cuisine: Bar food
Address: 2413 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC
Why You Need To Go: This adorable new addition to Queen City has all the components you'd ever need for a great night out.