The Woodshed Lounge

4000 Queen City Dr Charlotte

VAMONDE Charlotte
Written By VAMONDE Charlotte

The Woodshed Lounge

Daddies and Leather and Bears! Oh, My!

The Woodshed Lounge is a members-only local dive away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Charlotte. Tucked away near the airport, the bar has a saloon feel when you first see it. Despite its removed location, many people come to the Woodshed to socialize and relax. There's nothing showy about this place, but there are plenty of events to keep things fun. You can find something to do every night of the week here.

Membership to the bar is encouraged, but non-members can pay a cover charge to join the fun. The Woodshed draws the leather/bear/levi crowd but is open and welcoming to all. There are pool tables inside and nice patio space in the back.

The Woodshed Lounge Membership

Theme Nights? Alright!

The Woodshed Lounge is the only bar in Charlotte that caters to the bear/daddy/leather crowd. And the bar's theme nights are no different. Nights like "Bear-B-Que" and "Wicked Wednesdays" are regularly scheduled events here. They have karaoke nights and pool tournaments. Some of their events raise funds for community organizations. There's a neighborhood vibe that makes coming here feel like coming to an event at a friend's house. The bar has top-shelf liquor choices and plenty of beer options. The bartenders are witty and engaging—they can mix a pretty mean drink, too.

If you ever go on vacation and have trouble finding “your scene”, the Woodshed Lounge might be the place for you. There’s a theme that has remained constant here: a good time! You may come to the bar a stranger, but you’ll leave being considered a friend.

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