Therapy Cafe temporary closed for business back in February of this year to undergo renovations and are now ready to reopen with their grand re-opening on Thursday, June 18th. Therapy is known as one of Charlotte’s best hangout spots and the home of the famous martini madness. They feature Charlotte’s largest selection of double martinis, ranging from the exotic to the old favorites. An eclectic full menu with new twists, from morning until late night is also available. A great place to meet up with friends or have a one-on-one date with your significant other.
Charlotte Happening attended a private re-opening celebration on June 12th to get a first look at the new place. Therapy has undergone massive renovations and now looks nothing like the old Therapy. The owners bought the space next door formerly occupied by Lola’s and has expanded greatly in size.
If you ever visited Therapy in the past then you’ll recall that it was a small, intimate place that felt more like a lounge than a cafe. Now it’s a restaurant and bar. If you walk into the main entrance from Tryon Street, you’re facing the large bar, which is pretty much in the center of the long, narrow room. The space is very colorful, filled with neon blues and greens, has plenty of windows, and has a very modern feel. There are numerous tables and booths so you won’t have as hard of a time getting a seat like you once did there.
Therapy now has a full, open kitchen facing one of the small dining areas, giving it sort of a to-go order feel. This is in the right corner of the room. The entire place actually feels like three places in one. If you really liked the old Therapy, you probably won’t be as big of a fan of the redesign. It’s lost its intimate, lounge feel. But you’ll be happy to know it has retained what most made it popular in the first place: the great double-martini menu. And they’ll continue to offer Martini Madness on Wednesdays, during which all martinis are half price (who can pass up getting a $12 martini for six bucks?). Plus, because it is now a full-service restaurant, you have a much larger food menu to choose from. I think overall you’ll enjoy it here, but you’ll just have to expect something different–different from what Therapy used to be, but similar to restaurant/bar concepts that have opened in Charlotte.
Visit www.therapycafe.net for more details.
401 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC