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About Bubble Lounge

Bubble Charlotte boasts a high-end food and cocktail menu unmatched by any other Uptown venue.

Offering over 30 different champagne selections, Bubble Charlotte chef Jason Kerton challenged himself to create a distinctive food menu that pairs flawlessly with each cocktail. After searching the globe, and careful flavor tasting, Bubble Charlotte is excited to unveil its culinary and cocktail tour de force.


Whether it is girls’ night out or a business dinner, Bubble Charlotte’s cocktail and food menus are ideal for any occasion. Crafted with the working Charlottean in mind, Bubble Charlotte will provide a unique environment that is perfect to enjoy a date, celebrate or grab a bite on a way to the neighboring Time Warner Arena or nearby Blumenthal Theater.

210 East Trade Street STE A200
Charlotte, NC 28202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
College Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 733-9427

Website:
http://www.bubblecharlotte.com/

Parking Details:
Bubble Lounge is located in the Epicentre. There are over 6 public lots within a 3 block radius. We do not validate parking.

Executive Chef:
Jason Kerton

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bubble Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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3.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.4

service

3.6

ambience

3.6

value

3.0

Noise

Moderate

33% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (2)
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Cozy (2)
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Creative Cuisine (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Live Music (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for a Date (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great, Julie our server was awesome!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great ambiance and cozy. However, terrible food. Margarita pizza tasted like out off a box and microwaved. Wedge salad was good. Ribs were tough. Fries ok.

Way overpriced for the quality of the food.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Stopped for a bite to eat. Food was delicious and service great. Only issue was that it was cool out and the air conditioning was kicking. So cold and it could not be adjusted. Would’ve stayed longer but too uncomfortable.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

I loved the barbies on the wall! The drinks were the best in Charlotte! I loved the asparagus appetizer! The young lady that served was on point, very pleasant and fun!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We ate at 6:45, we had the restaurant to ourselves. The service was excellent, the food was really tasty. Apparently, it is a late night dance club. The interior is really retro cool, with 60's decor and lite up pictures of Barbie dolls on the walls. The shrimp poached in champagne, aka shrimp cocktail was tasty. The cucumber and avocado wrap that was deep fried was really good. The tuna carpaccio tower was delish!!! It is a hip place for young folks!

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Went on a Friday night during Restaurant Week. They were out of one of only 4 entrees to choose from (the one that we both wanted to try). Didn't tell us until we tried to order it. Despite being only half full, the entrees took at least 20 minutes after finishing appetizers. Steak was well cooked and tender. Otherwise the food was not impressive. The cocktails were ok. Took our cocktails off the bill because of the experience but still was not worth the cost of the meal.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was amazing, they cooked my steak perfectly and it was so tender. The kettle cooked chips and dip was a great appetizer as well. The over all service was great. Kinda pricey, but it is a very nice place too, so it is expected. A great place for a nice date. They have limited restaurant seating, it is mainly a late night drinking place with a modern and upscale atmosphere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Very pleased with various selections, quantity on plate and quality of menu items

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We went for restaurant week. Menu and food were classic American, not a lot of surprising choices but all the food was excellent and prepared well. #1 we enjoyed most champagne rose and Strawberry Envy cocktail. Beyond Excellent, fantastic but very pricey. Do wish they had a few more champagne by the glass options (consider expanding champs menu on the weekends?) Our server/bartender, Natalie was knowledgeable, attentive and personable. Atmosphere is fun, edgy, upscale club. We stayed for live DJ, clearly this guy has a following as many couples there were amateur dancers the music was insane. The dance floor crowded quickly and the place was pretty packed by 11:30. There are many VIP spots that are available for sale. The club should consider eliminating some of the spots by the dance floor as the dance floor is too small for dance following and people started stepping on one another way too early in the evening, which sadly is why we left. We likely would have stayed longer and ordered a lot more drinks if the dance floor were more spacious. Overall will absolutely be coming again, for sure!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I like Bubble as an evening lounge spot/champagne lounge, but this is the first time I have come here for a sit down dinner. I will say that the food was pretty good, but nothing outstanding when compared to restaurants with similar price points. The service could have been better as well. When I asked what the chef's vegetable of the day was, the server said "I don't know, it changes everyday." It is important for a place that is serving dinner to have staff members who are knowledgeable of the menu and available options for the day. Our server also was unable to provide any recommendations of what was good on the menu. I would also say that if Bubble is looking to expand on the dinner market, then appropriate seating options would be a good thing to think about. We were initially seated at a high bar table with stools that had no foot rests on them, so your feet literally just hang down a foot off of the floor. Very uncomfortable set up for dinner. We were reluctantly moved when asked, though we were initially told that all of the other tables (in a not very full restaurant) had been reserved. This was interesting, being that we had reservations as well and also being that the whole time we were there, there may have been 5 other tables utilized.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great experience at Bubble Lounge! We shared three items from the menu and they were all tasty. I had a raspberry martini and it was delicious! The bartender was excellent and really took pride in his job. Our waiter was friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Fun place if you aren't the only ones in there like we were. I requested a booth but they sat us at a table even though there wasn't another person there. Food was ok and it's the 2nd time I had been there and tried to order a pretty lady cocktail with the cotton candy and was told again a year later that the machine was broken. Could be so much more than it is right now.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Bubble Lounge was absolutely amazing!! We were seated on the inside first but decided to go take pictures outside on the balcony and it was so breathtaking, my best friend and I decided to eat and drink outside. Our waitress was great as well!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Good nice, server really gave great recommendations on food choices. Quiet before for 8pm. My group enjoyed all the food served to us.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 28, 2017

I rarely get downtown these days , but was taking my Mom to the Neil Diamond concert so searched around for a nearby restaurant. Thought this concept (a "Champagne Lounge" with food) was a fun idea. We arrived around 6:25 for our 6:15 reservation because of parking issues. We were greeted by the Host with an apology that they were running 5 minutes late with out table, and would we mind sitting at the bar for a few minutes with a complimentary glass of champagne or wine. Would we mind????

That was the beginning of a truly memorable experience. The bartender was so gracious, serving us a fine glass each. Then in less than five minutes, our table was ready. (And we still had the free champagne!). Our server Maria was lovely. It was the last night of "Wine and Tapas Week" and she patiently explained the menu. It was an exceptional deal so we each ordered two tapas dishes and wine that came along with those. The food was remarkably good for what was essentially a bar. Lobster spring rolls, bacon and Brie on toast with carmelized onions, shrimp and polenta.

It was a surprise. I thought we were just going for the champagne, but the food was outstanding. As was the service. I am sure it gets crowded and maybe a little rowdy later in the night, but for a pre-show experience, it was awesome. You should give it a try.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The food was exactly what I expected from James Beard nominated executive chef Gerrell Cox. He was nominated two years ago as best sous chef southeast by Bon Vivant Culinary, a catering company he now co owns. Unfortunately Bubble is still recognizing their former chef who Cox replaced on menu and in signage in front of the restaurant. Jamie isn't half the chef Gerrell is so they would do good to update this and acknowledge their new outstanding Beard House nominated Executive Chef Gerrell Cox as his food is some of the best in the region and Bubble serves as an exceptional example of this.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 14, 2017

fruit flies all around our table! food wasn't that good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

My server was soooooo nice. I can't remember her name but she's the really pretty blonde. She sat with me because I was alone. She made great recommendations. Everything was great.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 31, 2017

This was my 1st time at Bubble lounge. I net up with a few co-workers for some laughs and girl time! We were Extremely impressed by the ambiance of it. The service was STELLAR and the food tasted amazing. We will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 18, 2017

This place is everything that's wrong about uptown. Overpriced, and under quality. So loud, because of a private party. The charcuterie plate was unbelievably lame, like they just went to Harris Teeter and bought some butterfly crackers, packaged prosciutto, and the cheapest cheese. Save your money folks. Plenty of real restaurants nearby.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Very poor food + service.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Very loud. Too much of a club vibe while trying to eat dinner. Cocktails were delicious! Our waiter was very attentive and friendly.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2017

My girlfriend and I attended Restaurant Week and Bubble was our place of choice. We enjoyed ourselves.... We'd definitely visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We went to Bubble for Charlotte Restaurant week and to celebrate my friend's 50th birthday. The waiter ("Slim") was amazing and very attentive to our group! The food portions were HUGE and delicious (JUMBO shrimp for the shrimp cocktail and a very big piece of salmon). We had a nice space for our group of 5 and when the lights went down and music got loud around 10 pm we moved on. But, overall a great first experience and will return again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We ate very early before crowd appears. Food great, and restaurant was nice and quiet. Great presentation of the appetizers. Fun meal for my group.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2017

My husband and I tried Bubble during Queen's Feast restaurant week. We went early in the evening so it was very quiet in the restaurant, though I'm sure that it gets quite energetic later on. $30 per person was a good deal and we each had leftovers to take home. We were seated at a tall table in the bar area, which would be a great spot for people-watching if the place had been more crowded. Our server wasn't particularly attentive and we really noticed the difference when a different and much more engaged server was taking care of the couple seated next to us. We'll definitely return again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Closed earlier then expected but nice location. Waiter was friendly and was not rushed to leave even though lounge closed at 10:30 pm

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The ambiance and service are on point. The food however was subpar. The bartenders make a great drink.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 3, 2016

We were the only people there for dinner. The food was very good and our server was extremely nice. Would come back but not for the ambiance. A little weird being the only guests!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 10, 2016

We went with two other couples for dinner and everyone enjoyed it. Reservations were for 6:45 on a Sat. And there was only one other small group at the bar when we arrived. Two other groups were seated right before we left. The waiter, who was great, said the crowd picked up later when they switched more to a club-like feel. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed our food. We all want to go back again for dinner!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Went to Bubble with 2 friends for dinner and it was great! We were there at 8:00 for dinner and were pretty much the only people in the restaurant, which was great because it has a fun vibe but wasn't loud or crowded. It is obviously a spot that gets most of it's customers later in the night as a club, but the food was fantastic and the service was great so it made for a perfect night out.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Great food and drinks. Undiscovered dining with a fun sexy atmosphere. The soft fragrance added to the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Tapas
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Very good food - quick service and very helpful staff

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Great food , excellent service. Only complaint is they do not validate parking!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 26, 2016

Bubble is not a restaurant. Friends were looking to go to restaurant week, and this restaurant was listed. When I asked for fresh ground pepper for my salad, the waitress had no idea what I was talking about. My girlfriend asked for bread to go with her steak. Not an option. I asked to speak to the manager. He said, and I quote "Bubble is a bar with a kitchen." We are trying to establish a restaurant clientele. They definitely are not ready for dinner guests!

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 25, 2016

The food was great and the nightlife after dinner was awesome!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2016

My best friend and I decided to dine at Bubble for Charlotte Restaurant Week.
I am new to the area so I look forward to these events!
The interior was BEAUTIFUL! The classic Barbie portraits were a delight to see...though it would have been great to see some diversity in that.
Our service was EXCELLENT! It was extremely FAST! The food was VERY GOOD!!!
The chef even visited our table at the end of our meal and shared a laugh at my "Frenglish!"Lol!
Looking forward to dining there again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 21, 2016

The food was amazing, as always. People are always surprised when I share the fact that Bubble has food. I have been there nights when the dinner crowd is busy and I've been there times when the crowd is non-existent; but usually for a good reason. The chef, sous chef and every employee was overly nice and accommodating and I enjoy eating here very much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 29, 2016

Must have caught them at off season. Only myself and 1 other patron. Even with no one there service slow. Staff was pleasant though. Food nothing special. Not the cleanliest. Glass had someone else's lips on it. Table needed to be wiped off.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2016

I chose Bubble Lounge for our bachelorette party dinner based on its location and good reviews. I was a little worried when we walked in and were the only people in the restaurant but we were not disappointed! We had great service, the drinks were strong (though pricey) and the food was delicious. The chef even came to our table to make sure everything was to our liking. I think the restaurant may just be overlooked as a dinner location but I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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