The best bars in Charlotte for all the right vibes
april 24, 2023
Charlotte’s nightlife scene isn’t defined by one single party street, or some type of bar, or a university that supplies drunk college kids. No, Charlotte’s bars are largely defined by wards and neighborhoods: the City Center and NoDa, Uptown and Dilworth, the South End and Midwood. It’s destinations and corner spots, dive bars and fancy cocktail speakeasies. For locals, it’s living in a little bubble where there’s surely a good old-fashioned or a pint within a radius, and for tourists it’s, no matter where you are, not being far from a spot where bartenders are unofficially mixologists. Charlotte’s scene isn’t trend-heavy like bigger cities, but there are surely Queen City bars that would compete there, serving up locally sourced ingredients from regional farms, or just pouring a pint in a bar you’d like to call your own.