225 N. Caldwell St., Charlotte
HOURS: Thurs.–Sat. 8:30 p.m.–2:30 a.m.;
Thurs. 18+ for women, 21+ for men, Fri.–Sat. 21+
(exceptions made for female designated drivers 18+)
Remember the famous dance scene from The Breakfast Club? The one where Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, and Anthony Michael Hall get their groove on in the school library? You can hear ’80s music all night long at the Breakfast Club, the only ’80s dance club in Charlotte.
The entire movie and dance videos from the decade of big hair and acid-washed jeans are shown on big screens surrounding the dance floor. The crowd ranges from women in tight white jeans and Aquanet-inspired hairdos and bachelorettes who are too young to remember the ’80s to drunken frat boys laughing at the scene.
Compared to the other clubs in Uptown, the three-level bar is more like a VFW hall than an upscale nightclub. The totally ’80s vibe makes up for the shabby decor.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition