Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tuesday at the lake

I've been hearing for months now about what a wild Tuesday night party the Rusty Rudder on Lake Norman throws, so I decided to check it out this week.

The specials are hard to beat: 50-cent wings, $1 domestic drafts, $1.50 Coors Light drafts, $2 Landsharks, etc.

My three-beer tab came to a whopping $4.75.

The bar overlooks the marina, so the best spot to perch is out on the deck where you can pick out what boat you'd like to have (in your dreams).

The deck was packed this Tuesday -- you won't find anywhere uptown that crowded on a Tuesday night, no matter what time of year. The majority of the crowd skewed younger -- lots of college kids home for the summer it looked like -- and very casual. T-shirts and shorts, and a few swim trunks in some cases. Most everyone looked as though they came straight off the water -- or from a NASCAR race as one of my friends put it.

Overheard: A 20-something guy to his friend, "You're doublefisting? Damn, I better start doublefisting, too."


Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? Why should I care about 'doublefisting"...why would anyone think that comment is at ALL noteworthy.

I don't think this column grasps what is actually relevant to the Charlotte party scene, at all.

However, I can't stop reading. It's seriously a train wreck.

Anonymous said...

The Rusty Rudder is so much fun! Very relaxing but at the same time a guaranteed night of excitement!! This article doesnt really explain it quite well enough in my opinion!!!!

Anonymous said...

That's where all the "Pit Lizards" hang out on Tuesday nights. In case you don't know what a Pit Lizard is, it's a girl who wants to marry a race car driver and will do anything to catch one.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 2:02pm: I can assure you that as much as you don't care about the double-fisting comment, everyone else cares even less about your opinion of TWO LINES in a Blog that is supposed to be about the party scene here. How is Happy Hour at Rusty Rudders not relevant to the party scene???

Are YOU kidding US?

Anonymous said...

Double fisting? Staff is so tight with checking ID's left and right, that I couldn't even get a drink without having my ID checked 3 times! (even though they were doing their job!)