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Private Dining




Maximum Capacity: 275



Maximum Capacity: 275

Welcome to Essex Bar & Bistro, Charlotte’s premium uptown craft cocktail bar and gastropub. Essex is part bistro, part lounge, and part meeting place. We’ve put as much care into the craft of cocktailing as we do our menu of world cuisine. Our Chef and Mixologist’s bring in only the most fresh ingredients to ensure the very best for our guests. Our bistro style service makes Essex the perfect spot to try different cuisine from all over the world! Located in the heart of uptown Charlotte at Trade & Tryon, and only steps away from the Spectrum Center. Essex is the perfect place for happy hour, evening cocktails, after dinner drinks, late night rendezvous, and private parties!

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Private Dining Options

Private Dining Room

35 Standing | 24 Seated

Our private dining room features built in HDMI cable, power self-lowering and raising screen and a high definition projector built into the ceiling. This room accommodates anything from a board room style to stand up cocktail with dazzling views of a newly remodeled fountain in the Bank of America Plaza.


45 Standing | 42 Seated

From the elegant light fixtures to the dazzling design of the tile floors, this room offers a lot of class and sophistication. Accommodations can range from a formal sit-down dinner to a hip and vibrant cocktail setting with views of our stunning patio and the center city intersection of Trade & Tryon.

Cocktail Lounge

20 Standing | 12 Seated

Sunday through Thursday, we can host cocktail hours and office mixers in our bar area for up to 20 guests!

Restaurant Buyout

275 Standing | 200 Seated

For groups up to 275, a full restaurant buyout is possible, giving your group exclusive access to the bar, patio and all dining rooms.


75 Standing | 50 Seated

One of our most sought-after spaces is our spectacular and vibrant patio. From being open and airy through the warmer months or covered and cozy through the months with a chill. Book this space to impress your colleagues and friends with stunning views of Trade & Tryon and the Bank of America Plaza.

Contact the restaurant

Please fill in your information below and Lauren Shoaf will contact you as soon as possible to book your event. If you’d prefer to talk now, please call us at (855) 982-0866

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