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.

ClubCorp Members

Charlotte City Club is not a ClubCorp property. We recommend ClubCorp members contact TPC Piper Glen or Firethorne Country Club, both ClubCorp Clubs in the area. 

Dress Code

The Club’s dress code is reflective of a private club and as such should be taken into consideration prior to arrival.  Dress for both men and women should be smart business casual. Jackets and ties are not required for men and collared shirts are preferred. Dress denim that is not frayed or torn is permitted.  Hats must be removed upon entry to the Club. Women’s dress hats are acceptable. At no time are t-shirts, athleisure, shorts, or flip flops permitted in the Club except as denoted for a themed Club event or seasonal change as approved by the House Committee and Board of Governors.  

Hours of Operation

Sunday Brunch: Brunch service begins at 10:30 am and concludes at 2:30 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday: Club closed. 

Wednesday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 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.

Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 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: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 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. Wednesday 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.


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. Coming to an event? Press LC indicating Lower Club (31st floor). Meeting a Member? Press UC indicating Upper Club (32nd floor), the main level of the Club. Click here for a step by step guide to our parking deck.