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Try some new party spots for Easter weekend

By Brittney Cason
Special to The Observer
Brittney Cason
Brittney Cason writes about nightlife for The Charlotte Observer.

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I can’t help you out with your Easter egg hunts, but I can tell you where to find fun things to do this weekend. You never have to search too hard in Charlotte, especially with all the new places that have opened recently. Such as:

Maverick Rock Taco (1513 Montford Drive): Cheap margaritas in a cool ambiance right on the Montford strip. Even if you forget to make reservations for a big dinner party, they’ll still accommodate you. (I wish I could say I didn’t know that from personal experience – oops). 704-527-1400.

Napa on Providence (110 Perrin Place): They have wine on tap that’s straight from either Napa Valley, or local vineyards. 704-372-0193.

Nana’s Uptown Restaurant and Bar (710 W. Trade St.): Food with soul, and drinks with lots of spirit. 704-372-0033.

And a new place is opening this Friday as well:

Cowbell Burger and Bar (201 N. Tryon St., although it’s actually on Fifth between Church and Tryon streets): At this new burger-bar in uptown – you can “gulp and graze ’til the cows come home.” The grand-opening celebration will include freebies and live rock and roll. 9:30 p.m. 980-224-8674.

Saturday

Bags and Bunnies Cornhole Bar Hop: RockHouse Events and Sports Link are doing their cornhole golf course, which is like an adult version of an Easter egg hunt. Check-in is from 6-7 p.m. at Dixie’s Tavern (301 E. 7th St.), then the party will hop around to Fox and Hound, Roxbury, Prohibition, Dixie’s Tavern, RiRa, and Connolly’s on 5th; the 19th and final hole is at Tilt. $10. www.rockhouseevents.com.

Spring Flight at The Rusty Rudder (20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius): The famous Rudder Tiki Bar is opening for the season. Blue Monday will begin performing in the Tiki Bar as early as 4 p.m.; country singer Ben Chism will play inside (at 10 p.m.). No cover. 704-892-9195.

Brittney Cason is a writer who talks for a living at CBS Radio – mornings on WFNZ, nights on WSOC.
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