Charlotte can’t get enough of craft cocktails. Here are some of the newest cocktail bars, and two we have our eyes on.
The Ritz- Carlton’s new concept lobby bar features jazz and Latin music nights, bites to share, and, most importantly, cocktails—like the “Always Have Peach- Other” made with limoncello and Ciroc Peach Vodka, lemon juice, a red wine float and finished with a floral garnish. 201 E. Trade St., 704.547.2244
Mixologist Colleen Hughes has made this NoDa hangout modeled after a mill town Southern kitchen, known for more than just fried chicken. Cocktail offerings change regularly, but they always have a twist, such as ball ice infused with herbs and flowers. 3106 N. Davidson St., 704.817.1084
‘Classic with a modern touch’ is how to best describe this bar. The Twisted Old Fashioned features ginger, and the Royal Apple Mule infuses life to a classic cocktail that’s ‘been-theredone-that’ lately. 300 N. College St., 980.495.5822
ON OUR RADAR: Zeppelin
Slated to open late spring/early summer, this rusticmodern bar that channels the 1900s will specialize in craft cocktails, but will also serve small bites. 235 W. Tremont Ave.
Dot Dot Dot
The latest speakeasy concept to come to Charlotte will feature cocktails from local celebrity mixologist Stefan Heubner. 4101 Park Road
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