Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday night monopoly

Monday night's a tough night in the service industry.

People are just recovering from raucous weekend parties and are getting back on track for their work week. The last thing on their minds is bellying up to the bar again.

So the question in the nightlife scene has always been: How to get people out at the start of the week?

Some places have tried Wii bowling, various SIN promotions, rock bingo, the list goes on -- some don't even bother opening their doors until the middle of the week.

But so far, only one Charlotte nightspot has been able to consistently pull in a good crowd -- Dixie's has the monopoly on Monday nights.

I stopped in last night to listen to some karaoke (surprisingly not that painful, except for one young woman's rendition of Alanis Morrisette's "You Oughta Know." Ladies, that's something that we sing at the top of our lungs in the privacy of our bedrooms or cars, not in public), watch the beer pong games and try some Catdaddy Moonshine.

Also pulling in a decent crowd Mondays: The Evening Muse's open mic night. More than 20 performers (plus their supporters) ranging from the late teens to 40-somethings turned out last night for their 10 minutes in the spotlight.

Do you guys have favorite Monday night haunts?


Anonymous said...

Well if I didn't have a job, I'd go to Double Door in town on Monday nights. I love the band but they dont even start until after 11.

Anonymous said...

Dollar Beers at Angry Ale's on Montford, can't beat it!!!

Kenny said...

Pint Night at the Flying Saucer - duh.

Brandon said...

1.50 at bricks and birkdale venue offers 1/2 of pizza after 10. Cheap beer and great for a date

Anonymous said...

Bad Dog's in University...1/2 price all microbrews,and they have a great selection