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Places to eat and play in Charlotte during CIAA

 

Merts Heart and Soul – Photo Credit Merts.com

Merts Heart and Soul – Photo Credit Merts.com

The CIAA tournament is a celebration of college players who have succeeded expectations on the court throughout the basketball season. The tournament, which is hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina, represents legacy and tradition. Tournament weekend brings a fun whirlwind of family focused events and after hour festivities to the Queen City. Whether you’re craving southern soul food or looking for a late night spot, rolling out has a list of native favorites that will help guide you while you’re taking a break from all of the basketball games. shalmar brown mozee

Eat Like a True Southerner

Mert’s Heart and Soul restaurant is one of the most visited restaurants in Charlotte, located within walking distance from the Time Warner Cable Arena. This southern cuisine Charlotte jewel is the perfect spot to grab dinner with your family and satisfy your soul food cravings. The inside décor is the true charm. The timeless art hanging on the walls and multi-sized photographs accompanied with other soulful pieces create a warm atmosphere.

“We take pride in treating all of our customers like family. We will be open extended hours during the CIAA tournament week. I recommend that everyone tries our shrimp and grits and definitely our famous cornbread.”- Veronica, general manager

Shalmar Brown Mozee and Toni Scott (Sports One Manager) at Sports One Bar Photo Credit Shalmar Brown Mozee for Steed Media Service

Shalmar Brown Mozee and Toni Scott (Sports One Manager) at Sports One Bar Photo Credit Shalmar Brown Mozee for Steed Media Service

It’s Five ‘o’clock Somewhere

Sports One Bar and Lounge will be the meet up hot spot. This contemporary bar combines top shelf bar selections and high end décor to create its welcoming modern ambience. Locals stand in line for favorites like the bottomless mimosa and red velvet waffles served during brunch.

“For the CIAA, we are doing incredible events here at the bar, like putting up a beautiful big tent where we will host day and night parties. We are also doing a soft opening of our new club, which is Club One located in the Music Factory.” – Toni Scott, manager

Piedmont Social Club – Photo Credit Shalmar Brown Mozee for Steed Media Service

Piedmont Social Club – Photo Credit Shalmar Brown Mozee for Steed Media Service

Day to Night Fun

Take a break from the chaos of the city and visit the Piedmont Social Club. This 32,000 sq. ft., two floor adult playground is far from your everyday bowling alley. Piedmont Social Club is packed with three bars, 12 bowling lanes, 43 TVs, four pool tables, and endless board games. It is a great spot to meet before you start your day and also a great spot to end the evening.

For more day to night fun, visit the NC Music Factory. The NC Music Factory is the perfect place to eat, play, and party. Located in Charlotte’s hipster part of town, the NC Music Factory is home to some of the city’s most infamous hang out places. While there, you can visit Wet Willies, Comedy Zone, and a few nightclubs.

“If you’re hotel is on the South- End of Charlotte, visit Stache House Bar and Oakroam Nightclub.” – Lashanna Lance

Party

The Epicenter is your party hub. The Epicenter is located conveniently across the street from the Time Warner Cable Arena. It has over nine entertainment locations, including a series of clubs and bars that vary to fit your needs. Don’t worry about working up an appetite, because the place is home to over ten restaurants.

“The places I recommend people visit at the Epicenter are Whiskey River, Studio Movie Grill, Suite Night Club, and Bubble.“ – Kelli Cabuno

 

 



37 Comments

  1. Nigg_Newton on February 18, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Do you have any FINE DINING…all of those places are GREASE SPOONS.

    For the NON-SLAVE Blacks this is unacceptable food.

    • Likewaterforchoc on February 19, 2016 at 11:39 am

      You are not black (not slave or not), so shut up and let these people eat where ever the hell they want because it’s their money. Google is accessible by everyone. This just a list of suggested places.

      • Nigg_Newton on February 20, 2016 at 4:32 pm

        Please refrain from talking/commenting “directly” to me CITY APE.

        • Likewaterforchoc on February 20, 2016 at 4:36 pm

          Girl, bye.

          • Nigg_Newton on February 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm

            OKAY DYCK LICKER…

            You asked to be ETHERED/ROASTED…

            The VERY NEXT TIME —

            You decide to open that TOILET you call a mouth remember to FLUSH! Right now you got SHEITTY BREATHE and nobody can tell which is what…IS YOUR BOOTY YOUR MOUTH or is your mouth your BOOTY…both smell exactly the same…

            THEN go get your homeless man out the Men’s Shelter for the NIGHT, because “Ain’t NOBODY CHECKIN’ for your BLACK NAPPY NAPPY. Unless you count your — VIDEO’S on GHETTO GAGGERS…

            Now leave my name out your — FOUL MOUTH!



          • Likewaterforchoc on February 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm

            Girl, bye. This whole overarching and overemotional “statement” lets me know you’re a loser. Hopefully, you will just stop foulfing up this site with your racist presence and disappear completely.



          • Nigg_Newton on February 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

            Black DYCK LICKER…please keep it movin’ because that HOMELESS MAN you sleeping with is SICK and now you talking like you SICK TOO.

            Just BECAUSE you are a SICK, DEVIANT, Black Dyck LICKER…don’t put me in your CATEGORY.

            Again, I am not a GIRL but a Jew BLACK MAN…and NO I don’t want your BLACK NAPPY NAPPY…give it to that HOMELESS MAN.



          • Likewaterforchoc on February 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm

            GIRL, bye. lol! You are NOT black. You will NEVER be in my category or any REAL black man’s category for that matter! But you act like a petty azz girl, so GIRL, bye.



          • Nigg_Newton on February 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm

            Dyck LICKER…open wide and SHOUT UP…all THROAT and no TEETH…just remember I want your MOUTH and not your PUZZZY.

            Hehe…we know you a DARK BUTT Black WOMAN with a head full of weave and it’s STANK…

            Now keep it moving — STRUMPET!!!!



          • Likewaterforchoc on February 23, 2016 at 12:23 pm

            Stop begging for oral sex on the internet (although I know it’s probably the only kind you get). Girl, it’s tacky! Have some damn dignity.



          • Nigg_Newton on February 23, 2016 at 3:08 pm

            DYCK LICKER…shut up you are sounding DELUSIONAL and stupid.



          • Likewaterforchoc on February 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm

            Do you even know what “delusional” means? I doubt it. You can google it, you know. I’ll wait…



          • Nigg_Newton on February 25, 2016 at 1:43 pm

            DYCK LICKER…can you understand how to USE YOUR MOUTH — Best?!



          • Likewaterforchoc on February 25, 2016 at 1:48 pm

            Mehh, again…work on your grammar and punctuation. This is NOT a cohesive sentence.



          • Nigg_Newton on February 26, 2016 at 3:14 pm

            Well, if you would like, a cohesive sentence. I shall give you on. DYCK LICKER leave me alone!

            Got it…



          • Likewaterforchoc on February 29, 2016 at 10:03 am

            Nope.



          • Nigg_Newton on February 29, 2016 at 4:39 pm

            YOU BLACK WOMEN — are jealous of this WHITE WOMEN!

            Damn — AIN’T NOBODY Checkin’ for BLACK WOMEN/Thots in 2016!

            Even WHITE TRASH WOMEN…getting TOP SHELF Black Men…



          • Likewaterforchoc on February 29, 2016 at 4:46 pm

            I’m not sure why you bring up white women to me? They are beneath me. “White trash women….getting top shelf black men”? Do you think that is an accomplishment or something to be proud of? That accomplished black men can only get leftover women that white men don’t want and NOT top shelf white women? That only that makes me fee it PITY for those black men NOT jealousy.



          • Nigg_Newton on March 1, 2016 at 3:13 pm

            You say WHITE WOMEN are beneath you, but you are WEARING:

            1. White women hair as WEAVE

            2. Coloring your hair BLONDE, like white women

            3. Getting Ice Blue EYES, like white women

            4. Wearing CLOWN Eye lashes like WHITE WOMEN

            5. Skin BLEACHING your Skin to be more white.

            6. Begging for WHITE MEN, DNA — for babies

            SO WHO is beneath who? Black women or White women…hehe!



          • Likewaterforchoc on March 1, 2016 at 5:18 pm

            Bwahaha! You’ve chosen the wrong argument as you yourself are guilty of loving physically-altered and gender-queer white women. I’ve already explained to you that I am one of a millions of natural-haired (chemical free) black women. NOTHING on me has been altered to replicate the genetically inferior. White women buy fake black features forms (tans, lips, azz and now even our hair) and appropriate our art forms (dance, music). to be worshipped for it. BLACK is indeed beautiful. The real black MEN and WOMEN (does not count fake azz, wannabe, culture vulturing fvks such as yourself).I mean, look at you…even you wish you were black. That’s why you troll these sites. You’re a damn genetically inferior joke! Who is beneath who, you ask. You and all of your genetically inferior kinfolk. That’s who.



          • Nigg_Newton on March 2, 2016 at 9:29 am

            Great…if you say so, but we KNOW Black WOMEN lie daily. You are one of them BLACK LIARS.

            I can tell, just by your long reply, you lied.



          • Likewaterforchoc on March 2, 2016 at 12:04 pm

            Girl, bye. Short reply or long reply. Doesn’t change the TRUTH in what I said. You love GMO white women trying to look and be black. FACTS! THEY want to be US (yourself included). FACTS!



          • Nigg_Newton on March 2, 2016 at 2:39 pm

            YOU WILL ALWAYS be inferior to WHITE and NON_BLACK WOMEN…you are just a BOTTOM OF THE BARREL woman…deal with it!

            Black WOMEN are just not worth — GOOD BLACK MEN!



          • Likewaterforchoc on March 2, 2016 at 2:52 pm

            You’re not GOOD or a REAL BLACK man, so what do you even know about it? Huh? You’re a morbidly obese online white trash troll. Nothing more, nothing less.



          • Nigg_Newton on March 2, 2016 at 3:07 pm

            You are a DYCK LICKER…and a BLACK WOMAN that is no good.

            LEAVE ME ALONE!



          • Likewaterforchoc on March 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm

            Leave us REAL BLACKS alone. Leave this site!



      • guest on February 23, 2016 at 8:01 am

        You should never try engaging in convo with a person that likes their own comment. They teach that in trolling 101. lol

        • Likewaterforchoc on February 23, 2016 at 12:24 pm

          I am hoping to “troll” this racist pr!ck hard enough that he leaves this site. He’s been on other black sites before and left and now is trolling here.

          • Nigg_Newton on February 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm

            YOU ARE a DINGALING



          • Likewaterforchoc on February 29, 2016 at 4:46 pm

            You HAVE NO dinaling.



          • Nigg_Newton on March 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm

            Still at it…I SEE.

            My BOOK is about 6 weeks from Release DATE…Spring 2016!

            You still working at POPEYES — hehe…don’t hate…



          • Likewaterforchoc on March 2, 2016 at 12:06 pm

            Bwahahaha! Book? Girl, bye. Nobody gave you a book deal. But tell your parents (the only 2 people who will be buying it) to enjoy the crappy read, typos and repetitive nonsense, though.



          • Nigg_Newton on March 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm

            Mind your BUSINESS..DYCK LICKER!



          • Likewaterforchoc on March 2, 2016 at 2:40 pm

            Mind my business? Girl, you’re the one who volunteered that LIE about your book. I never asked. You know I’m not supporting something I would sooner wipe my azz with.



          • Nigg_Newton on March 2, 2016 at 3:11 pm

            I see you one of them…LAZY, BLACK HOOD DIVA’S!

            DO YOU — DYCK CHASER!



          • Likewaterforchoc on March 2, 2016 at 3:17 pm

            ..and you’re of them fat, lazy, unemployed white male trolls with black penis envy who claims to be a “writer”, wants to be a black man and actually likes white transsexuals who can only talk about penis licking.



        • Nigg_Newton on February 29, 2016 at 4:39 pm

          YOU are a DUMB person, and GUEST…please just be a GUEST.

          THANKS but no thanks!

          Drops Mic…….