From Cityscape to Poolscape, Two New Restaurants Opening in Uptown

From Cityscape to Poolscape, Two New Restaurants Opening in Uptown

With the success of the acclaimed, award-winning steakhouse, Evoke, Le Meridien Charlotte and Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell Street, are excited to open two adjacent bar and restaurants Thursday, June 2nd.  City Lights, located on the 19th floor of Le Meridien Charlotte, and Craft City Social Club, located on the ground floor of the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, will offer guests and locals alike new outdoor dining options in the Queen City, partnered with trend-setting menus and cocktail programs created by Executive Chef Oscar A. La Funete.

Charlotte’s newest and largest rooftop bar, City Lights Rooftop Bar, boasts unparalleled views paired with a unique and exciting beverage program.  With a vibrant and modern design, the lively urban rooftop bar will feature signature summertime cocktails, upbeat lounge music and breathtaking 360 degree views of Charlotte’s skyline, providing savvy locals and nearby residents with the ultimate gathering location to soak up the summer season.

Craft City Social Club introduces an energetic and engaging social hub, bridging the gap between outdoor poolscape and indoor adult playground.  As the only poolside social club in Charlotte, the fun yet relaxed destination offers private cabana rentals every day of the week, as well as complementary game areas including: billiards, darts, fuse ball, life-sized Jenga and shuffleboard.  This bathing-suit friendly (yet not required) space facilitates the opportunity to meet and mingle while enjoying an exceptional food and beverage experience.

Craft City Social Club’s menu, inspired by Nuevo Latino cuisine, features dishes grilled poolside such as the hot and crispy Carnita Chicharron, Argentine Skirt Steak, Mahi Mahi with Peri Peri sauce, grilled Jerk Cuban Sandwiches, Camarones y Pescado Anticucho and more.  The beverage program will feature a unique, considerable “by-the-pitcher” service, catering to groups of friends looking to relax and enjoy.  Playful spins on traditional recipes include: freshly muddled Raspberry and Mint Mojito, Cilantro and Jalapeno Margarita or White Peach and Basil Sangria.

RT is getting a sneak peak of both of these new hotspots next week.  Make sure to follow us on Instagram ( @restauranttraffic to get a preview!

Liz Wohlrab
Finding and sharing hidden gems from Charlotte's lively bar and restaurant scene.

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