There is definite buzz here in Charlotte this time of year. It’s not because the Charlotte Bobcats are in the playoffs for the first time in franchise history or because it’s April and the weather is beautiful but because Alive After Five is in full swing. Alive After 5 takes place every Thursday, as you guessed it, After 5 o clock. It takes place every Thursday at the Epicenter in Uptown Charlotte. There are stations set up where you can order beer and wine at not terrible prices and meet a few local bartenders. The appeal of AA5 is the fact that it feels like the whole city is there having a great time enjoying the weather and live music. Business professionals, social groups, clubs and many more people all gather around to kick off the weekend on Thursday at AA5. You get a great opportunity to drink and hang out right in the heart of Uptown Charlotte’s Epicenter of nightlife. (Not a joke, it’s actually named the Epicenter!) Check out Alive After 5, then as the night progresses and you find yourself not ready for the night to be over, poke your head into one of the many new bars in the Epicenter.