I still think you guys should check out VBGB with its huge patio, cornhole, ping pong, awesome beer selection, and great BBQ... provided everyone plans to get out before the Friday night craziness kicks in.
Queen City Q also just opened in the old LaVecchia's spot on the corner of 7th and the light rail. As I understand it, the original chef from Mac's BBQ created the menu here. I've fallen off on Mac's lately, but this place was pretty good. (also a good beer selection and an outside patio)
The Liberty on South Blvd (near the East/West light rail station) is about the same cost as 131... good food and also an interesting beer list.
Hickory Tavern and La Paz have also both just recently opened in the Met area (between Stonewall and Charlotte Town Centre near the Target and Trader Joe's. Both have decent outside areas and probably won't get TOO crowded. (I've always found La Paz to be way overpriced) (There is also Dressler's and Vivace right next door... both are a little more expensive... Vivace is one of my favorite places to eat (Italian), but I'm not sure it's ideal for a party unless you can get the upstairs)
As an aside, another new place called Brazz opened on The Green (next to Fuel pizza right across from the Convention Center). I'm not sure how their weekends or nights go, but during the week, the lunch is all-you-can-eat for $12. At night it's a brazillian style steakhouse... really good value for lunch.
dude last year you were spot on with that recommendation of 131, that was great...
I am down with any of your picks.Question: Has anyone tried any of these???
A/ Bull & Barrister Draft House and Grille
B/ Kennedy's Premium Bar & Grill
C/ Flagstones at the Renaissance
D/ The Great American Grill
E/ The Grill Restaurant at Charlotte Marriott
F/ Mar Y Tierra Mexican Restaurant
The reason why I am asking is that I have the ability to get
a $100 off coupons to help spread the wealth so more folks can enjoy
and not have spend all of their con money on a night out.
But I am down with anything - just let me know.