In this post we will be breaking down drinking at the best bars in Charlotte. Whether you are looking for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to buy cheaper liquor during drink specials, or just to sing some karaoke hopefully we can assist.
Our first section will cover the best wine and cocktail bars in Charlotte. Up next we will get into breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts.
Then we will mention some of the best drink specials near you so you can hit up the right bars at the right times to do your drinking cheaper. After that we will discuss bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area.
Lastly we will talk about local bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music. Towards the end there will even be a map that pins all of the spots from our various lists on it.
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Cocktail & Wine Bars
Some of the top cocktail and wine bars in Charlotte are:
- Haberdish at 3106 N Davidson St
- 300 East at 300 East Blvd
- The Cellar at Duckworths at 330 N Tryon St
- 204 Kitchen and Cocktails at 204 N Tryon St North
- The Broken Spoke at 610 Anderson St
- Kodiak at 42 Union St S, Concord
- Gaston Pour House at 170 S South St, Gastonia
- Grapevine at 829 Terrace Park #104, Rock Hill
- Link & Pin at 9723 Sam Furr Rd, Huntersville
- The Blind Fox at 207 C/D West Ave, Kannapolis
- 202 North Main at 202 N Main St, Mooresville
Haberdish is a stylish Southern kitchen serving craft cocktails and comfort foods such as fried chicken and biscuits. Red, white, rose, and sparkling wines are served at 300 East from 11am to 9pm on weekdays and from 10am on weekends plus on Tuesdays they offer half priced glasses of wine in your area.
The Cellar is open from 4pm to 11pm Sunday through Wednesday and until 12am Thursday through Saturday. Fresh food as well as a wide range of wines and cocktails are available at 204 North Kitchen.
The Broken Spoke is one of the county’s oldest distilleries producing local whiskies, single malts, vodkas, gins, infusions, and cocktails.
Kodiak offers expertly crafted cocktails, wines, and spirits in Concord paired with carefully selected food options along with live music and Sunday Funday events.
Delicious bites, craft beers, wines, and classic cocktails as well as live music and open mic nights are featured at Gaston Pour House in Gastonia which is open Monday through Friday starting at 10:30am and 11am on Saturday.
A unique and distinctive mix of wines and specialty beers, artisan cheese, desserts, and weekly events are all provided at Grapevine.
You can sip on a glass of wine or a delicious cocktail prepared by experienced bartenders at Link and Pin in Huntersville.
The Blind Fox in Kannapolis has certified mixologists who will expertly guide you through their curated list of bourbons and spirits, craft you a classic or seasonal cocktail, or pour your new favorite imported wine or local craft beer.
Live music in Mooresville is hosted every Friday and Saturday at 202 North Main which also sells wine by the bottle and serves craft and domestic beers.
Charlotte Breweries & Sports Bars
Sample new suds and watch the big game with your friends at the best breweries and sports bars near you:
- The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery at 4150 Yancey Rd
- Heist Brewery at 2909 N Davidson 200 St
- Jocks & Jills at 4109 S Stream Blvd
- Sports One Charlotte at 521 N College St
- Steamers Sports Pub at 1513 Pierson Dr
- Cavendish Brewery at 207 N Chester St, Gastonia
- Hartland’s Bar at 2260 Cross Pointe Dr #101, Rock Hill
- Primal Brewery at 16432 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville
- Gaelic Alley Irish Pub at 114 South Main St, Kannapolis
- Ghostface Brewing at 215 S Broad St, Mooresville
13 different beers on tap that are also available in bottles and cans are offered at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Heist Brewery makes craft beers along with inventive pub fare.
Jocks and Jills has multiple TV’s throughout the restaurant, sports bar, and outdoor patio as well as 7 different types of beers. A wide range of American cuisine including chicken wings and steaks are available at Sports One Charlotte every day as well as numerous TV’s and drink specials in your area from 4pm to 2am.
Steamers Sports Pub features 100 televisions and broadcasts all major sporting events while being open from 3pm to 2am on weekdays and from 11:30am on weekends.
In addition to hosting trivia nights, music bingo nights, and live music in Gastonia Cavendish Brewery also features a running club and a yoga class.
Live music and open mic nights are held at Hartland’s Bar in Rock Hill where they also serve mixed drinks, craft beer, signature burgers, salads, appetizers, and a variety of popular menu items.
Delicious food, great beers, and live music in Huntersville are provided at Primal Brewery.
Gaelic Alley Irish Pub in Kannapolis serves beers, cocktails, liquors, wines, and food and features multiple televisions for all major sporting events.
Approximately 20 unique and tasty beers on tap, mead, and ciders that are malty, hoppy, dark, and light are available at Ghostface Brewing in Mooresville.
Local Drink Specials
Visit these bars with drink specials near you to buy cheaper alcohol and your wallet will thank you:
- Graham St. Pub at 400 S Graham St
- Angry Ale’s at 1518 Montford Dr
- JackBeagle’s Noda at 3213 N Davidson St
- Gin Mill at 1423 S Tryon St
- Carolina Ale House at 8695 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord
- Hickory Tavern at 1925 Hoffman Rd, Gastonia
- Pump House at 575 Herrons Ferry Rd, Rock Hill
- The Fox & Hound at 8711 Lindholm Dr, Huntersville
- Vibez at 3399 Cloverleaf Pkwy, Kannapolis
- Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill at 247 East Plaza Dr, Mooresville
Graham St Pub offers 16 beers on tap as well as some of the best alcoholic drink specials in your area from 4pm to 7pm. Angry Ale’s is open from 11am to 2am and provides happy hours to save you money on liquor from 4pm to 6:30pm daily.
Local drink specials are also available at Gin Mill and you can visit them from 11:30am to 8pm. You can also get cheaper drinks at other places from some different lists including Sports One Charlotte, 300 East, and Ed’s Tavern during their happy hours.
Carolina Ale House offers some of the best drink specials in Concord along with made from scratch food and a large beer selection.
Hickory Tavern is a popular neighborhood hangout for lunch, parties, game days, special events, and good happy hours in Gastonia.
An award winning wine list, handcrafted signature cocktails, Southern inspired chophouse menu items, and liquor specials in Rock Hill are provided all throughout the week at Pump House.
The Fox and Hound offers innovative bar food and classic dishes with a selection of award winning craft beers and cocktails along with alcoholic drink specials in Huntersville on weekdays.
A wide variety of cocktails, daily food and drink happy hours, and TV’s to watch your favorite sports teams are featured at Vibez.
You can get cheaper food and alcoholic drinks from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday at Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill in Mooresville which also provides various games and promos.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Here is a good list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights in your area:
- Corner Pub at 335 N Graham St
- Ed’s Tavern at 2200 Park Rd
- VBGB Beer Hall at 920 Hamilton St
- Buzzed Viking Brewing Co at 1048 Copperfield Blvd NE, Concord
- Tattooed Brews at 120 East Main St, Rock Hill
- The Kilted Buffalo at 8625 Townley Rd, Huntersville
- On Tap at 188 N Main St, Mooresville
- Hangar 33 at 807 Williamson Rd, Mooresville
Ed’s Tavern is a laid back gathering spot offering drink specials from 4pm to 6pm as well as delicious bar bites, pool tables, and a fine selection of more than 25 beers on tap which you can also purchase by bottle seven days a week from 11am to 2am.
Every Thursday starting at 8pm VBGB Beer Hall hosts a bar trivia and quiz night in Charlotte and has other weekly events like volleyball leagues and plenty more from 6:30pm to 10pm.
Buzzed Viking Brewing Co is a locally owned and operated brewery, meadery, and craft pizza kitchen with live music every weekend and other events such as tasting nights, poker, and bar trivia in Concord.
A great selection of craft beers, wines, and cocktails as well as good food, games, and trivia nights in Rock Hill are available six days a week at Tattooed Brews.
The Kilted Buffalo is a neighborhood sports pub in Huntersville with over 40 domestic and imported beers, fine wines, pub games, live music, open mic nights, and trivia nights.
23 taps of craft beer and ciders from local independent breweries and ciders as well as quiz nights in Mooresville are featured at On Tap.
From 3pm to 11pm Monday through Thursday Hangar 33 serves great pub food in addition to offering daily drink specials, tasty dishes, trivia nights, and live entertainment.
Dance, Karaoke & Live Music
Anyone that wants to dance, listen to live music, and sing karaoke can head to:
- Noda 101 at 3205 N Davidson St #101
- Lucky Lou’s at 5124 Park Rd
- Snug Harbor at 1228 Gordon St
- Jeff’s Bucket Shop at 1601 Montford Dr
- Lil Robert’s Place at 25 Union St S #A-B, Concord
- Winner Circle Bar at 2533 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia
- Player 1UP at 140 East Main St, Rock Hill
- Harvey’s at 13812 Cinnabar Pl, Huntersville
- Apps & Taps at 155 Pinnacle Ln, Mooresville
Noda 101 offers local bar karaoke seven nights a week from 8pm to 2am. Karaoke on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday is available at Lucky Lou’s who is open from 11:30am to 2am daily.
Snug Harbor offers free karaoke near you every Sunday. Jeff’s Bucket Shop is open from 7pm to 2am Tuesday through Sunday providing over 26,000 high quality karaoke songs that are recorded in professional studios.
Lil Robert’s Place has 33 rotating taps, killer food, open mic nights, and live music in Concord every week.
Open mic nights, karaoke, and live music in Gastonia are hosted at Winner’s Circle Bar which also provides a great selection of draft beer, cocktails, premium liquor, and food along with drink specials.
In addition to hosting karaoke nights Player 1UP also offers a variety of games and a selection of drinks in Rock Hill.
Harvey’s is a neighborhood gastropub that provides culinary crafted dishes made from premium ingredients as well as exceptional craft beer and wine, live music, and special events in Huntersville.
Apps and Taps hosts live music in Mooresville and offers drink specials, wines, beer, cocktails, and delicious food every day.
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Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Charlotte
After reading all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available near you. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke in your area.
If you think we got anything incorrect or notice us listing any venues that are no longer open please tell us in the comments so we can keep this info as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Charlotte.