The martini is a sexy, appealing drink. It can make even a plain-looking "joe" incredibly alluring. So what better name for the latest Uptown hot spot than Rustic Martini? This new martini lounge, which held its grand opening Aug. 25, is in the works to eventually become a private club. Its target market is professionals, the upper tier of folks who like to enjoy themselves in a sophisticated environment. With onsite parking and valet, a cigar and wine vault, and patios in the front and rear, Rustic Martini is sure to draw a crowd.
Location: 616 N. Tryon St.
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.