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7 NBA All-Star Weekend Watch Parties in Charlotte

If you’ve got tickets to any of the NBA All-Star Weekend games, can we be friends? As of Tuesday afternoon, tickets for the main event on Sunday were selling for $600 and up on the secondhand market.

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In case you decide to save a little money and watch from somewhere other than Spectrum Center or Bojangles Coliseum, we’ve found seven watch parties that won’t have you feeling too much FOMO:

(1) NBA All-Star Weekend Watch Party at Hickory Tavern

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Time: Times vary.

Location: 1100 Metropolitan Ave., 9010 Harris Corners Pkwy., 2005 E. Arbors Dr., 1210 Copper Way, 13545 Steelecroft Pkwy. and 11504 Providence Rd. and more Charlotte-area locations.

Details: There will be no shortage of TVs to watch the NBA games this weekend. Grab your group of friends and enjoy 9 different wing flavors, craft burgers, flatbreads, cocktails and more. Cheers to that!

[Related: The ultimate guide to the NBA All-Star Weekend—from parties to street closures]

(2) NBA All-Star Weekend Watch Party at VBGB

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Time: Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 12 p.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m.

Location: 920 Hamilton St.

Details: Check out the games and NBA-related events on VBGB’s 10-foot projector screen while sipping on 12-ounce local drafts for $4, $5 Fireball or $5 wells. Hungry? The venue is offering BOGO pretzels with beer cheese Thursday through Sunday. Score. Local DJs will start the party at 9:30 p.m. The event has no cover, and parking is free.

(3) NBA All-Star Weekend Watch Party at 8.2.0 Pizzeria & Bar

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Time: Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.

Location: 820 Hamilton St.

Details: Belt out your best karaoke songs for complimentary karaoke on Friday and Saturday night starting at 5 p.m. Drink specials include $4 wells or $6 local cans. Maybe the best part? The venue will be offering a BOGO deal on pizza pies from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. 8.2.0 has VIP booths available for reservation. There will be no cover, and parking is free.

(4) The Starters Live! Watch Party & Podcast

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Time: Party is Saturday at 7 p.m., podcast is at 10:30 p.m.

Location: The Unknown Brewing | 1327 S. Mint St.

Details: The daily NBA podcast, The Starters, will be recording a live episode of “The Drop” at Unknown Brewing starting at 10:30 p.m. Inside the brewery, there will be NBA giveaways, a photo booth, The Starters merchandise and more. The event is free. RSVP here.

(5) The Official NBA-All Star Watch Party

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Time: Sunday at 12 p.m.

Location: The Oasis Shriners | 604 Doug Mayes Place

Details: This day-and-night party will include:

12:30 p.m.-6 p.m.: Two jumbo game day projectors, an NBA fashion show (2:30-3:30 p.m.), wings, drinks and more. Melissa Latin of Charlotte Fashion Plate and WCCB New’s Fashion Influencer Ryan Jor EI will be the hosts.

7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.: Celebrity guests, a special guest DJ and Hornets girls. Get tickets here.

(6) All-Star Game Watch Party Trap & R&B Vibes

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Time: Sunday at 7 p.m.

Location: Club Mirage | 2815 Crisman Street

Details: Inside, there will be 80s and 90s R&B bumping, trap music, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Did we mention Club Mirage says they’ll also have the “best damn chicken wings in the city”? If you’re interested in reserving a table, call 704.806.5639. General admission tickets (entry to the event only) are $30 and VIP tickets are $60 (includes entry and access to complimentary food and drinks).

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(7) Star Gaze: All-Star 2019 Night Finale Watch Party

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Time: Sunday at 7 p.m.

Location: Loft & Cellar | 305 West 4th Street

Details: This will be an event you won’t ever forget. Firm Entertainment & Six Figure Entertainment are coming together to throw this epic bash, which includes 3 DJs: DJ Drama, DJ Frosty and DJ KidNu. The event has VIP tickets, VIP Lounge tickets, table reservations and these other ticket types.

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