Despite its business-centric reputation, Charlotte, North Carolina has some of the best alcohol available to man. From wine shops to dive bars, our list of the 10 best bars in south Charlotte proves that the City of Bankers can most definitely drink with the best of them.
Vin Master is a wine shop and bar dedicated to ensuring that every guest finds the flavor they want. They order wines from all over North Carolina and offer delivery services. Vin Master has an urban loft for customers to relax in, as well as an outdoor patio. They have over 100 options available in their retail store to choose from, so finding the right wine is always possible.
Address & telephone number: 2000 South Blvd #610, Charlotte, NC, (704) 307-5565
Vintner’s has everything a wine lover needs. They offer wines and beers, with a large number of local selections. The menu for food has flatbreads, cheese plates for a light snack, and a signature menu with delicious options for when you need something a little more substantial. Vintner’s even has a list of what wine and food options go best together. The restaurant has a seemingly endless selection of wines lining the walls, creating a beautiful atmosphere as well as ideas for what to drink first.
Address & telephone number: 8128 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC, (704) 543-9909
The Belfast Mill provides a great rustic environment for its guests. They have phenomenal drink specials, and friendly bartenders. The bar is perfect, boasting a laid-back intimate setting, as there are only about ten seats at the main bar, with a few tables outside. Lovers of dark liquor and dart boards should definitely check out this small gem.
Address & telephone number: 144 Brevard Court, Charlotte, NC, (704) 333-7160
With bottles from all over the world, Dolce Vita is definitely not lacking on options. The wine bar has a constantly changing wine list to keep everyone happy, but bottles are available to order. Their beer list is also extensive, with local and classic options. Appetizers are sold to accompany the wine, and Dolce Vita has a menu of personal pizzas.
Address & telephone number: 3205 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC (704) 334-1052
The Thirsty Beaver should be the first stop for anyone looking for an authentic small town vibe in Charlotte. The Beaver is almost determined to be uncool; in fact, they have no social media presence besides a customer-run Facebook page. They frequently have live music, and people love filing in to catch up with one another. Look out for their large Bloody Mary menus on Sundays, which boast local ingredients. The ultimate atmosphere for a small town hangout spot, complete with pool tables and a Pac Man game.
Address & telephone number: 1225 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC, (704) 332-3612
Burgers, sandwiches, tacos, burritos, and chicken are only a few of the kinds of food at Lebowski’s. To go along with their phenomenal menu, Lebowski’s has ale, dark beers, wheat and fruit beer, domestic beer, and cans. For wine, they have a hand-picked selection of both red and white wines. Their list of cocktails has classic options such as martinis, and ‘Bunny Toes’ –Grey Goose Vodka, Kahlua, Bailey’s mint and creme de menthe with half and half.
Address & telephone number: 1524 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC, (704) 370-1177
Hattie’s specializes in great draft beer in an extremely lively environment. The only thing on the menu is beer, so make sure to come in thirsty. The dive bar is dog-friendly, and has a huge outdoor patio for guests to socialize on. Hattie’s also frequently hosts a Bingo night, as well as live bands, and karaoke. They have a ton of local beers on tap, so customers never run out of options.
Address & telephone number: 2918 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC (980) 938-6228
Salud started as a shop that promoted local beers and has expanded in size with over 600 beers from all around the world. Patrons can buy appetizers, salads and sandwiches from the All American shop. They are known for their knowledgable staff, but you will never detect any snobbery here. This shop is paradise for the beer die-hards, but a great choice for everyone.
Address & telephone number: 3306 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, (704) 900-7767