Club Charles

 
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A step back in time
The 1940s-inspired cocktail lounge is steeped in Art Deco style with a scarlet mural and period furnishings. The Club Charles has been owned by the same family for more than 50 years. Five years ago, the Martin family expanded and opened the Zodiac Restaurant next door. The Zodiac mirrors the Club Charles retro feel, with another period mural salvaged from a local theater decorating its walls.

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    • emajor17
      emajor17 Over a year ago
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      Nice Alternative, Friendly Patrons!
      Club Charles is a very cool spot. Very art-deco, Miami rock vibe mixed with a futuristic TV studio feeling. Its classic, with a soul that is upscale. Mostly Caucasian patronage (and straight), with a variety of looks (African American, Asian, Latino etc) - without drama - an evolved, confident urban scene. Great prices, with themed drink specials. The jukebox is retro, with classic rock, avant-rock and alternative tunes, 'Beatles Hits', and even music from Milton Nascimento and James Brown. The upper level has vintage booths (with a second bar), and a darker 1940s' intimacy. The staff and busy Bartenders are friendly, and acknowledge you. When school's in - its more college-y, scenesters. Lots of 20+ Artists, Writers and Bohemian types. Try this place!

    • Bmore21230
      Bmore21230 Over a year ago
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      John Waters style kitsch
      I love Club Charles! Cool 1940s Art Deco lounge atmosphere. It can get a little crowded, and the drinks can be a little on the expensive side. But SO worth it. I've heard a rumor that John Waters has been spotted at Club Charles, but I can't conform that.

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