2301 Freedom Dr, Charlotte, NC | Directions 2820835.233596 -80.879081
Neighborhoods: Ashley Park
scorpio's – this was my first at scorpio but i had a very good time there. there was a diverse groups there and the music/ dj was great. i normally go to clubs in charlotte but i goota say, i felt more happy there.
there was some bad sides to it, getting a drink is a battle. the bartenders was good and was quick in getting the drinks..........and the apple martini was good.
Best place to hang on a Sunday/Wednesday night – Scorpio is one of my two favorite places to hang. It's simply the best place for a gay or gay friendly person to hang on a Wednesday or Sunday night. Drag shows start between 11:30 and midnight (correct me if I'm wrong), and they are to die for! The dance floors have great music. Whether you prefer dance/techno/"boy" music or R&B, you'll be content. The only con? When it rains, it pours...in other words, people come in and just don't stop, so you may have to be patient to get a drink. Other than that, Scorpio is great!
By the way, I love the diversity...that's what makes Scorpio such a fun place!
Good not Great – When I went to Scorpio, half the people were gay men and half were women. With a sprinkle of trans. Of those women, I think only 10% were gay women. The rest were straight women. All you do is run into straight women all over the place and the women, are looking at you, and dancing with the gay men the whole time. Definitely not the place for a single guy looking to meet someone new because each gay man is surrounded by his girl friends. Not a place to be for a DL guy either. Other than that, the music was pretty good, the night started off really slow, at about 10 pm hardly anyone was there, I almost left but then people slowly started coming in. First they played techno and house. They have a Pac-Man arcade game in the pool room. By the time the Drag Queen show started at 12 the place was packed. After the show they went in hip-hop and the dance floor was packed. I keep hearing that Scorpio has mainly black people but when I went it was like 60% White, 20% Black, 20% Latino.
Where's the color? – Great club but only one problem. Large black crowd - but EVERYONE who works there behind, the bar, the barback, ALL white? I mean damn. Whats up with that? Get some color up in that joint! Nowhere else to really go if your a brotha and gay so I guess we just have to deal with it!
The Queen of the Queen City. – In Short
Four bars, two dance floors, an outdoor patio, an old-style saloon and the best light system in town have earned Scorpio the reputation as Charlotte's premier gay bar. The music here is as diverse as the clientele--from techno and rave to funky house and country-western. Scorpio also hosts two drag shows a week. Although the crowd is predominantly gay men, it's ethnically mixed and sprinkled with straight folks wanting to avoid the pickup scene.
Great atmosphere – Straight or gay Scorpio's is so much fun. Music is great- on both dance floors. Pick which one you want. Plenty of bars. and if you don't feel like dancing there is a pool room. Drag show is always a blast. I love going to meet new people- every one is very friendly. Will be going more often when school gets out.
A Blast – I just moved to Charlotte and was really depressed, and I went to Scorpio with a gay friend of mine, and we had a blast! I have never had so much fun at a club, straight or gay. Everyone was so nice and they played really good music. I would go back even if I didn't have anyone that was gay with me.
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