Nightlife In The North Carolina Piedmont
The North Carolina Piedmont region offers vibrant cities with southern hospitality and trendy attitude. A bustling economy and cities filled with young professionals – not to mention college students from top universities – mean a quicker pace and a lively social scene. For a night out in this part of the state, dress to the nines and prepare to see and be seen.
Across the street from the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, a stone façade leads you into Zink. Serving up American fare with an opulent vibe amid deep crimson, modern décor, this restaurant offers an exclusive feel without intimidation. After a sumptuous dinner, visit Ri Ra Irish Pub across the street. Look for tasty stouts and ales on draught from the mother country as well as authentic Irish food and a stimulating atmosphere, all in a two-story bar with ample outdoor seating. After a night in Center City Charlotte, head over to The Penguin for late night libations. The fried pickles here are the perfect finish to a Charlotte night on the town.
For a real taste of North Carolina, you have to have Barbecue, and Dillard’s Bar-B-Que House in Durham, noted/frequented? by Food Network’s Rachel Ray, is the perfect stop. Located in the middle buckle of the barbecue belt, this cafeteria-style restaurant has been declared “amazing” by Food Network’s Rachel Ray. And while in the center of the Old North State, think about stopping in at the Back Nine Pub in Cary for drinks or North Side Billiards in Raleigh for a great to challenge your friends to a game of pool.
North Carolina is wide open in the evenings. You can relax at a spa or sit back and sip on a glass of wine from one of our many vineyards, but don’t stop there. The Piedmont region of our great state is filled with trendy hot clubs, opulent theatres and tantalizing restaurants that fire up as the sun goes down.
added: December 31, 2008
updated: January 2, 2009