Known as the Queen City and home to the Nascar Hall of Fame, Charlotte attracts tourists from all over the country. From the upscale shopping centers of South Park to trendy neighborhoods like Plaza Midwood, one is spoiled for choice with bars and restaurants to frequent. We attempt to narrow that list down to the cream-of-the-crop, so lose the guide book and read on to discover the best cocktail bars in Charlotte.
In the Plaza Midwood area, characterized by an unusual mix of of historical 19th century bungalows and funky boutique shops, is Soul Gastrolounge. Much like its location, Soul is an eclectic spot that offers everything from sushi to tapas, not to mention excellent cocktails. The list changes seasonally and Soul often does specialty cocktails to promote local events. The Red Ribbon Mimosa was created for the annual Charlotte AIDSWalk, which includes vodka, pomegranate grenadine, pineapple juice, and Prosecco. As an added twist, cocktails are made in steel kegs and served directly on tap.
Soul Gastrolounge, 1500-B Central Ave, Charlotte, NC, (704) 348-1848