Plaza Midwood Started as a gay bar, likes to pretend it is no longer a gay bar, is still a gay bar. Massive selection of draft beers for such a small place, and their back patio is rather nice. I am straight and it is one of my favorite events in Charlotte. A very diverse crowd,too. If you go there by yourself someone will very likely approach you, much less shade thrown and a lot more welcoming atmosphere than other places.
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Bar At 316
Usually a ten dollar cover unless a holiday or special event. Former is predominantly black, the latter a sports bar. Closed, now it is just "The Station" which is almost identical to the Midwood Country Club next door. Very secluded, amazing patio, lots of dark corners to umm…chat and make new friends. Yes, yes I have.