Attended a private wedding reception on Saturday afternoon/evening. BAD EXPERIENCE!! (with the alcohol part) I don't know what was charged to the wedding couple but it was a rip-off. Money was given for open bar (a limited amount) and a certain amount was supposed to be held for the wedding party. (about 1/2) Lots of guests arrived before the wedding party and the bartenders had pretty much burned through the bar tab limit BEFORE the wedding party arrived!
Brand drinks were cash bar and my wife and I have our preferences so I paid out of pocket for ALL of our drinks (should have helped with the rest of the guests...BUT) Anyway, the bar closed off the 'tab' way too early.... I think they just double-billed and ripped us off.
At my arrival, I ordered 2 drinks and was charged $18.50 (plus tip)..... 45 minutes later I ordered two more OF THE SAME DRINKS.... CHARGE: $19!! 45 minutes after after that... I ordered the same 2 drinks AGAIN.... charge: $21.50 (before tip) Now.... how/why did the price increase from $18.50 to $21.50 in the course of an hour and a half???? Unless it was a rip off? (several complaints heard about weak or NO ALCOHOL mixed drinks at $9 apiece)
The dance floor was ok. The conversation nooks were good, but I don't like to be taken advantage of. Complaining at a wedding reception makes you look like a jerk. Soooo, I'm telling you now....
I will never go there based on this first and last exposure to this place. You'd think they'd try to impress folks at a special occasion like this so those of us might go back on our own. Instead.... why would I go EXPECTING to get screwed???
NEW review for The Sunset Club. The previous review is a little dated. The Sunset Club is no longer a private club. Members and nonmembers 21 and up are allowed in Tuesday - Saturday, however it is still one of the only upscale clubs/lounges left in Charlotte. They have amazing specialty martinis like the Marilyn Monroe or the Sonny & great drink specials. The VIP sections are very luxurious, they have a great hookah menu and specials during the week. Music during the week is more of a jazzy, lounge, house feel but the weekends are definitely the place to be for top 40! They still have awesome theme parties the last Saturday of every month. Another great thing about Sunset is the parking! 1. the lightrail stops right behind it and 2. the parking lot is right next to the club so no additional walking in your 3" Marc Jacobs! and ITS FREE! You can also rent the club out for parties, weddings, showers or any other event and they will cook some of the most amazing food for you. Sunset Club has a facebook account so join the group and stay in touch with all the great events they have.
When the sun sets, this tony treasure is the perfect place for a hot night..
Tucked below Pewter Rose in the historic Southend district, this private club is known for its posh, gracious atmosphere, with old-fashioned amenities like classic martinis, hors d'oeuvres, including shrimp cocktail, and several specialty desserts. The well-dressed professional crowd chills out to live jazz on weekends, or gets decked out for one of the club's theme parties, such as "Paris in the Springtime."
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