Someone should go claim a table in the Westin Bar on Thursday night as the CGC table
I might just do that.
soooooo many better (and much cheaper!) places than the hotel bar!
I don't know the area very well but I love Charlotte. The host hotel bar usually works because that is central for most people. Chicago (Wizard World in Rosemont) always has the local Hyatt bar loaded with boardies and dealers.
Do you have any other suggestions for places that we can take over?
Walking distance from the Westin? I'd try Dandelion Market on 5th b/t Church and Tryon, Phil's on 5th b/t Tryon and College, Aria on Trade b/t Tryon and College (definitely get a reservation), or the multiple bars in Latta Pavillion (across Tryon from Wachovia 1... entrance b/t Rite-Aid and Salsaritas... opens up to a semi-outside area down toward Church with bars on either side), or even Stool Pigeons on the corner of 6th and Church.
That Westin bar is just soooo expensive and doesn't offer much special. I guess it's definitely fun for running into the random creator or two tho... but I usually try to save that for Saturday night.
Then again, I'd still just go to VBGB in the NC Music Factory for the outside Patio, picnic tables, cornhole, giant chess, ping-pong, and giat jenga, even if it requires a shared cab. (2 miles from the Westin)
Mortimer's in the EpiCenter has turned out to be a pretty decent place to hang out if you're not into clubbing, which is all the rest of the EpiCenter is (except maybe Black Finn)... everything uptown can be hit-or-miss on the weekends tho depending on what you're looking for....