210 E. Trade St, #300, Charlotte
HOURS: Wed.–Sat. 9 p.m.–2 a.m.;
open additional hours for special events
The atmosphere is upscale all the way, from the escalator that whisks partiers from the sidewalk to the 2nd-floor club (after a long line, complete with velvet ropes) to the leather couches and upscale VIP areas. The DJ plays dance, hip-hop, and techno and the dance floor is always full.
The go-go dancers on top of the bar seem out of place in the upscale club but offer something to look at while you’re waiting for a shot of top-shelf liquor. It’s a scene that could just as easily play out in Manhattan or Beverly Hills.
The VIP suites (there are four—the hardwood suite, club suite, executive suite, and skyview terrace) are often booked weeks in advance. One of Suite’s most impressive features is the terrace, which towers three stories above the sidewalk, offering amazing views of the Charlotte skyline and the long lines of impatient partiers hoping for their turn on the terrace.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition