North Carolina ABC laws can be quirky, and the state does not actually permit "bars".
Businesses wishing to sell alcohol must choose from a list of categories like restaurant, brewery, distillery, event venue, etc. and each has its own guidelines concerning type/percent of food sales, seating and more.
That's why The Basement is categorized as a Private Club which requires that we:
Our check-in kiosk will get you in quickly and painlessly!
Proper attire is required to enter. Nothing fancy, but the basics…shirt, shoes, etc.
Sorry, but no pets, smoking/vaping or weapons on the premises