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 or fill out a contact form.

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 when the North Carolina capacity restrictions are lifted.

Hours of Operation

The Club is currently open for lunch Thursdays & Fridays, and open for dinner service Wednesdays - Saturdays. The Club's offices are open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday, appointment required.

The City Club is currently operating at 50% capacity, and reservations are required for access.

LUNCH THURS - FRI: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
DINNER WED - SAT: 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM


The Parking Deck entrance for the 121 West Trade Building is 116 W. 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Please plug this address into your GPS device. The Parking Deck will be on your right. After parking, take the elevator to the main lobby of the building. There will be a sign indicating which set of elevators to take for the CITY CLUB. Press LC indicating Lower Club (31st floor) and the main level of the Club. Click here for a step by step guide to our parking deck.