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The 10 Best Bars In North Charlotte, North Carolina

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Known as the hottest city in North Carolina, Charlotte has made a name for itself in recent years becoming the number one location for tourism in the state. In North Charlotte, visitors will find a variety of great bars with good food and drinks. Listed below are ten of the best bars in North Charlotte.
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The Evening Muse

Every night at The Evening Muse patrons can drink beer and wine while watching a live show. The club features live music, spoken word, comedy acts, and open mic nights. The musical acts showcase local and international bands, which allows visitors to hear different genres of music including alternative, country, blues, folk, hip-hop, jazz, pop, reggae, rock, and R&B. The bar can accommodate from 80 to 120 people. Make sure to eat beforehand as the bar doesn’t serve food.

Address & telephone number: 3227 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, USA +1 704 376 3737

The Sea at the Evening Muse |© Alexander Cason/Flickr

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Luce Ristorante and Bar

Luce Ristorante and Bar serves northern Italian cuisine in a formal atmosphere. The Murano lights, Venetian plaster walls and travertine floors create an authentic environment. Executive Chef Gabriele Grigolon prepares fresh Italian fare allowing customers to taste the rich flavors of northern Italy. Luce Ristorante and Bar is more than a restaurant, it is a place where celebration never stops and a great spot to come for a fun evening.

Address & telephone number: 214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, USA +1 704 344 9222

Aria Tuscan Grill

Aria Tuscan Grill is a bar and restaurant specializing in seafood and vegetarian dishes and Italian cuisine. They offer multiple dining options, such as the chef’s table, private dining, and semi-private dining. Chef Chris allows diners to sit in the kitchen and watch his culinary skills live. He prepares his seasonal favorites and serves them in four courses. Guests can sample the dished and tell him what they think. If you’re looking for drinks, Aria Tuscan Grill provides a wine and cocktail menu and make sure you try their Negroni.

Address & telephone number: 100 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, USA +1 704 376 8880

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Ri Ra Irish Pub

Owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan opened Ri Ra Irish Pub with the aim to create a real Irish pub experience. They began the project for their pub in Dublin helping restore an abandoned Victorian bar. When patrons enter the pub, they are transported to Dublin, the Irish capital. There are many Irish antiques scattered throughout the bar, such as a statue of St. Patrick, a Victorian back-bar, and Dublin Corporation Ledgers.

Address & telephone number: 208 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, USA +1 704 333 5554

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Growlers Pourhouse

Growlers Pourhouse is the number one spot for craft beer in town. The bar has been included in the selection of America’s Top 100 Beer Bars by Draft Magazine for two years. The owners and staff know and love beer. The beers rotate regularly on fourteen taps, which allows the menu to break down its selections by styles. Growlers Pourhouse also makes food, with dishes such as homemade sausage, brats and hot dogs, oysters, chips and dips, shrimp, desserts, and panini-styled sandwiches, all of which complement the beers well.

Address & telephone number: 3120 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, USA +1 704 910 6566

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Jack Beagles

Jack Beagles is a cozy hangout that serves tasty food and refreshing drinks. The restaurant’s goal is to provide the best entrees in the city. Guests can enjoy made to order meals in a comfortable ambiance. The menu includes classic options such as barbecue chicken and ribs, burgers, and hot dogs. Jack Beagles has a fun atmosphere, good service and great music and beer. It is located in Charlotte’s entertainment district and it showcases artworks by local artists.

Address & telephone number: 3213 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, USA +1 704 334 5140

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Solstice Tavern

Solstice Tavern offers cold brews and tasty bites served by an upbeat staff. The place features 24 flat screen TVs and a huge outside patio. The wide variety of beer and wine is enough to make customers never want to leave. The TVs are always on for entertainment, and the tavern’s outside patio is the ideal spot to dine and watch a game or play cornhole. If customers wish to have something to eat, there are appetizers such as chicken tenders, hummus, onion rings, fried pickles, and nachos with cheese.

Address & telephone number: 3221 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, USA +1 704 342 2556

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Cowbell Burger and Whiskey Bar

Cowbell Burger and Whiskey Bar is Charlotte’s gourmet burger joint and whiskey bar. Cowbell Burger and Whiskey Bar provides southern hospitality, comfort, and rock and roll. The small batch whiskey bar, the collection of craft cocktails and the local brews are enough to keep visitors coming back for more. The delicious Elvis burger is the most popular item on the menu, topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, and mustard. The buns are baked locally and the burgers are made in the restaurant.

Address & telephone number: 201 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, USA +1 980 224 8674

Elvis burger with fried pickles and chips |© Stu Spivack/Flickr

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Blue Restaurant and Bar

According to Readers Choice, Blue Restaurant and Bar is the ‘Best Uptown Dining Restaurant.’ The bar and restaurant serves Mediterranean-styled entrees in a southern setting. Executive Chef Gene Briggs has created a multicultural menu, with some of the influences on the menu being American, Greek, French, Italian, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, and Turkish. Patrons have the opportunity to savor meals such as Moroccan Tangine, whole roasted Mediterranean sea bass, or tenderloin a la blue. Blue Restaurant and Bar’s combination of food and drinks won’t disappoint.

Address & telephone number: 206 N College St, Charlotte, NC, USA +1 704 927 2583

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Red@28th

Red@28th’s décor is dominated by red, grey, and teal colors. Red@28th is Charlotte’s first multicultural literary lounge, featuring hookahs, bookshelves with books, and a pool table. They serve desserts, pastries, coffee and snacks, and offer a full bar, an outdoor patio and free wireless internet. The lounge regularly hosts live entertainment nights, book signings, game nights, artist exhibitions, and karaoke nights. These events are intended to help build a welcoming community. Red@28th is more than a lounge, it is a place where visitors can hang out, meet new people and strengthen the sense of community.

Address & telephone number: 2424 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, USA +1 704 377 8989