A HISTORY THAT LEFT A LEGACY
The Charlotte City Club came into being on January 10, 1947. First envisioned in 1945 by Herbert H. Baxter, the Mayor of Charlotte, who envisioned a “quiet place with attractive surroundings where meals would be served and members could get together to discuss business.” Here Charlotte residents and other Carolinians would meet and know each other as friends.
The first location of the City Club was on two floors above the Union National Bank, which was then on the corner of Fourth and Tryon Streets. These quarters were remodeled and furnished to afford the membership the tastefully elegant setting that organizers had planned.
In 1962, the Charlotte City Club was moved to the second and third floors of the Mutual Savings and Loan Association on the corner of Tryon Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
In the late 1980’s, discussions began anew concerning the relocation of the Club to the top two floors of the new Interstate Tower on the Square in the heart of uptown Charlotte. On November 29, 1990, the Club opened its elegant new surroundings with a formal Grand Opening Gala, and the members and their guests celebrated the dawning of an exciting new era for the Club.
In 2005 a member survey was conducted to determine what additional amenities the membership would like to see that would enhance their experience at the Club. The membership clearly indicated they would like a larger bar and a casual dining area. In 2006 the Club began construction on the Grill Room and major renovation of the Club. The Grill Room and renovations were completed in September of 2006. The Grill Room and the main bar was well received by the membership and continues to be very popular today.
In 2013 another member survey was conducted to gauge the pulse of the membership and determine what additional amenities the membership would like to see. The membership indicated more casual dining, soft seating, a wine and coffee bar as well as billiards. In 2014 construction was completed on the "Hornets Nest" which provided casual dining, soft seating, a wine and coffee bar and outstanding views of the BB&T Ballpark, Bank of America Stadium and the North Carolina mountains. The project also included the addition of a new Billiards Room.
The Strategic Committee was formed in February 2017 with a three-year plan to focus on the infrastructure and planning for the Club of the Future. Through the Committee’s work with Board approval, we administered surveys and focus groups in 2018, followed by the first Town Hall in January 2019. The Construction Committee was formed as a result to oversee the construction process. Construction of our new Upper Club level began in December 2019 and concluded in November of 2020. The project included over $7 million in improvements including adding 1140 sq ft of dining room space, creating a new Cigar & Billiards Lounge with an outdoor cigar terrace, the addition of a Business Center, and nearly doubled the square footage of the new Hornets’ Nest bar. The previous bar sat between 8-10 members. The new bar, with its panoramic view, seats 26 at the bar, and 40 more at surrounding tables.
Today, the Charlotte City Club reflects the highest aspirations of its founders. It provides a very special place for members to come and enjoy their social and business activities, from quiet luncheon meetings and small intimate dinners to social occasions and large private events.
Invited guests of Charlotte City Club members are welcome at any time with the exception of 'members-only' events. Should you have any questions about visiting the Club, please contact our Member Relations Department at (704) 334-3200.
Charlotte Mask Mandate
The city of Charlotte instituted an indoor mask mandate that went into effect Wednesday, August 18. To comply with the mandate all members and their accompanied guests must wear masks when inside 121 W Trade, entering and moving around the Club, and while engaging with staff. The club team has been charged with enforcing this mandate. Masks must be worn covering your nose and mouth. Masks may only be removed when actively eating and drinking, and we respectfully request you wear your mask when our staff is at your table.
We ask that if you are exhibiting signs of COVID-19 to please stay home and not visit the Club. If you have been exposed or tested positive for COVID-19, please inform Elisha Cicerone, GM/COO immediately so the Club can begin its protocols for contact tracing and cleaning.
ClubCorp & Reciprocal Club Members
We are currently not accepting reservations from reciprocal club members, or unaccompanied guests. We look forward to welcoming back our reciprocal club members and unaccompanied guests again soon.
The City Club requires Members and their guests to be appropriately dressed when in the Club. Members are responsible for ensuring that their guests' appearance is consistent with Club standards. The following rules apply to all persons, age 5 and over.
Smart casual attire is required. Clothing that may be appropriate in many public settings is not necessarily appropriate at the City Club. The fact that clothing is expensive or carries a designer label does not, in and of itself, make the clothing appropriate.
- Dress denim is permitted but worn, torn, or frayed denim is not permitted.
- Athletic and rubber-soled shoes or sandals are not permitted.
- Hats and head coverings may not be worn in the Club, with two exceptions. First, hats or head coverings worn for religious reasons, such as a yarmulke or hijab are permitted. Second, women's dress hats are permitted. Ballcaps are not permitted.
- Collared shirts are required for men. T-shirts are not permitted for men nor women.
- Shirts must be tucked in unless they are designed not to be tucked in, such as Guayabera shirts.
- Business casual attire is allowed throughout the Club with the exception of certain special events.
- Shorts are allowed on the Upper Club level after 5pm only during the summer months, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
- Should a Club Special Event allow for a more casual dress code, that information will be announced in Club publications, websites, and related social media.
Hours of Operation
Effective September 7, 2021:
City Club is excited to announce new, expanded hours to better serve our Members and their invited guests.
NEW – Sunday: Enjoy Brunch at the City Club! Reservations required and available 10:30 am - 2:30 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: Club closed. Limited hours for the Member Relations Team on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Lunch service begins at 11:00 a.m. and concludes at 2:00 p.m. Dinner service begins at 5:00 p.m. and the kitchen closes at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Our Culinary Team is excited to offer a Bar Bites menu beginning at 4:00 p.m. Dinner service begins at 5:00 p.m. and the kitchen closes at 9:30 p.m.
Have an accounting, event, or membership question? The Club's administrative offices are open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, and our Member Relations Team is available to assist with member questions, reservations, etc. Tuesday through Sunday. Just give us a call or send an email.
Charlotte City Club hosts events 7 days a week. To inquire about hosting a private event, please contact our Special Events Team.