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Permanently Closed - Bubble Lounge

3.8
92 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 733-9427
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Kerton
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
College Street
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Was so impressed when the restaurant called to confirm and asked if we were going to the show at the Spectrum Center. I said yes and the gentleman assured me they would get us in and out quickly. Once we arrived, the hostess again confirmed and said they would get us out quickly. We were seated immediately. It took a while for the waiter to come over and ask if we would like to see the drink menu. He recommended cocktails and we placed our food order. And we waited and waited. 35 minutes after arriving he apologized for the delay and said our appetizer would be out shortly. We told him we needed to skip the appetizer and just get our entrees. Entrees came. I ordered the penne alla vodka. It was good, although plain - may have benefited from a garnish, bread or the offer of parmesan cheese. The appetizer came while we were signing our checks. Our drinks were comped, which I really don't expect. Would consider going back for a drink but not a meal.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Very cool spot for some small bites, tried lots of different things. Love the variety of champagne cocktails. Swanky modern atmosphere. All very good - except very slow service even though it was only about half full. Make sure to tell them that you're on a schedule (we did) and then remind them!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great Food and Service overall.
Very satisfied with the reservation and restaurant!
Will go back in the future!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The hand crafted cocktails and appetizers were delicious and creative. Very fun - we were there for restaurant week and I'm glad I tried it. My steak was a bit more done than I cared for but still had great flavor. We lucked out and had the manager as our waiter so our server was impeccable.

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1.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We went for Charlotte Restaurant Week on January 19th and do not recommend any of the food. We ordered a wedge salad and it came out with bacon bits, yes I said bacon bits! and had none of the traditional elements that make a wedge... a wedge. For our main course we ordered a stark and ribs. The steak was glorified dog food and the ribs were tougher than the sole of my shoes. Dessert was a lava cake and pound cake. Both we sub par but my cake tasted like it came from a local convenient store from the pastry rack. We were extremely disappointed. Should have known there would be an issue when we were one of only 2 couples eating the entire time (prime dinner 6-7:15). Finally, I tried to order a drink and they were out of pineapples juice. How can a bar be out of juice!?!?! I would say Bubble needs to be popped!!!!!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Great, Julie our server was awesome!

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined on July 28, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Very poor food + service.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 25, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2016

Very good food - quick service and very helpful staff

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

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

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1.0Dined 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!

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