Wednesday Night at Rio Ultra Lounge

If you are looking for something to do on a Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC, then you my friend should check out Rio Ultra Lounge. They have your hookas, your drinks, and they have food! It is all reasonable too.

I’m not sure if I am feeling the DJ because it is supposed to be R & B vs. Reggae night but when we came in he was playing Anita Baker. No problems with Anita Baker, I just listen to that kind of R & B when I’m trying to get my groove on if ya know what I mean! I had to ask, “like dude what’s up…” he said he got me then played “Waterfalls” by TLC. 😂. It’s getting better as I sit here, more 90s to 2000s hip hop but I’m still waiting in the reggae. I guess he thought Rihanna was reggae because he did throw her in the mix. I did ask him to play real reggae and he did eventually.

We went to the bar when we got there and my homeboy ordered a Corona. We always drink before we go because the prices of liquor in a bar are ridiculous! Anyhow… I ordered lemon pepper wings and fries which just arrived and smell amazing. But she didn’t bring any napkins or silverware… I guess I’m just supposed to wipe my hands on my clothes like a heathen! They only have the cocktail napkins which isn’t cool. The bartender did pull me some of the brown ones from the paper towel dispenser behind the bar and then she folded them up in little squares before she handed them to me which made the whole napkin situation better. It’s the little things for me! The wings and the fries were banging!! The wings were crispy with the right amount of lemon pepper seasoning and the fries had truffle oil, garlic, and pepper. The menu had pot stickers and boneless wings as well as a few other flavorful sounding dishes.

We got there a little before 11pm and the crowd was small. By midnight it was more crunk and the vibe was great. There isn’t a dance floor though so if you want to dance you just have to dance near your table or other open areas. There is a patio outside in the back which is a really nice size. The music can’t really be heard out there with the door closed. There wasn’t any outdoor speakers I guess. I don’t even know how long this spot has been open so they may be working out the kinks. The décor and lounge seating areas inside are cool and vibrant while being spaced appropriately. The bathroom is a single stall only, so one person at a time, but it was spacious, clean, and smelled great! The bartenders and wait staff were beautiful and were dressed in sexy little outfits… Hint hint fellas!

Overall all I would rate this place 4 ½ stars out 5 across the board. They may want to find a better DJ thoug, lol. It was free to get in all night for men and women and they do ha e bottle service. Here is the link to their website so you guys can check it out! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to like and share.

Rio Ultra Lounge

Published by Phoennix

Writer and spoken word artist. I love to write poetry and short stories, my first two books are books of poetry. I am also a visual artist, wood and metal sculpting, as well as drawing and painting. I've worked in the food industry over 15 years so eating is my hobby. I hope to bring you a fresh and colorful voice on the arts and culinary worlds.

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