The Top Bars In East Charlotte, North Carolina

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Aria Bryan

Charlotte may be best known for business but it has some great bars to visit. Regardless of whether you need to kick back with a glass of wine or watch the big game, East Charlotte’s got what you need. Here, we list the top bars in East Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jackalope Jacks

Jackalope Jacks is the ultimate all-American bar and restaurant. They have tons of fun events like karaoke, trivia, live music, and sports events. Their menu is comfort food to the max: grilled cheese, thanksgiving food, burgers, and fries. For brunch, Jackalope’s offers omelets, Benedicts, and much more. Jackalope Jack’s has a game room complete with pool tables, and an outdoor seating area. Of course, the sports bar has a full bar where guests can watch TV.

Address & telephone number: 1936 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC (704) 347-1918

The Wine Loft

The Wine Loft is a wine bar that offers over 40 selections by the glass, and over 100 by the bottle. They serve martinis, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks in addition to wine, and serve foods that complements the wine. The Wine Loft is a beautiful and relaxing environment to drink wine with friends.

Address & telephone number: 2201 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC (704) 919-0222


Bonterra Dining & Wine Room

Known for their upscale atmosphere, Bonterra has delicious entrées available for dinner. Their lobster tail, a house specialty, is made with whipped potatoes, market vegetables, local honey-soy, and mustard aioli. While their food is highly praised, they also offer an abundance of wines, and special foods that go perfectly with them. Look out for their wonderful dessert menu, which includes a roasted apple soufflé.

Address & telephone number: 1829 Cleveland Ave, Charlotte, NC (704) 333-9463

1. Dillworth Neighborhood Grille

Bar, American, Pub Grub

A spacious two-level sports bar complete with a patio, Dillworth’s has great daily specials, including Wine Down Wednesdays (half price bottles of wine) and Friday Night Live. Watch out for their delicious food menu. The Neighborhood Grille also has build your own salad, burgers, tacos, and pizzas.

L4 Lounge

L4 (short for Love 4 all) Lounge is known for their great live music and dance floor. L4 is the destination for people who want to dance. The lounge serves hot appetizers every night, and they frequently host pride parties. Look out for their drag shows.

Address & telephone number: 2906 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC (704) 567-2158


Steamers Sports Pub

Steamers has an expansive list of craft beers for customers to enjoy. There are five shooters for NFL teams: Panthers, Eagles, Steelers, Dolphins, and Browns. If you’re not into football, Steamers also offers premium beers, cider, non-alcoholic beer, specialty beers, and wine. Their wine selection includes Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Cabernet Sauvignon among many others. For food, Steamers offers the classic American bar food, largely consisting of various dishes of deliciously prepared cheese and meat. Look out for their phenomenal karaoke.

Address & telephone number: 1513 Pierson Dr, Charlotte, NC (704) 568-9273

Sanctuary Pub

The Sanctuary is a really popular neighborhood dive bar with a very rock ‘n’ roll vibe. It’s the perfect environment to drink and chill with friends. It has all the classic characteristics of a dive bar, with great live music and laid back workers. Look out for their hilarious Christmas tree of PBR cans around the holidays.

Address & telephone number: 507 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC (704) 331-9797


Smokey Joe’s Cafe

The classic dive bar environment comes equipped with a ping pong table, live music, and pool tables. Smokey Joe’s menu offers the best of the best bar food. Barbecue nachos, chicken wings, and pulled pork sliders are only a few of their appetizers. Salad, soups, salmon, chicken, sandwiches, and burgers are all readily available for customers as well. Make sure to look out for their award-winning barbecue ribs.

Address & telephone number: 510 Briar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC (704) 338-9380

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