Saturday, February 7, 2015

Ritz-Carlton to open newest bar on Valentine's Day

Those planning a date night for Valentine's Day have another option in uptown Charlotte. 

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel will open its newest bar, The Punch Room, Feb. 14. It'll offer a selection of drinks prepared by award-winning mixologist Bob Peters as well as traditional wines, beers and light dining options. 

The 15th floor bar promises "an intimate after-hours sanctum presenting a tantalizing, highly sophisticated beverage experience" with the ambience of a 19th century "den of yesteryear." 

The Punch Room can seat up to 37 guests at a time. It replaces the Urban Sip, which previously occupied the space in the Ritz-Carlton.  

The bar will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. It does not accept reservations and will be open to the public, though a portion of each evening’s seating will be reserved for registered guests of the hotel.

The Ritz-Carlton is located at 201 East Trade Street.