This cocktail and jazz lounge prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients in its hand-crafted drinks. Catch live music, check out the rooftop on warm nights and, as always, tantalize the pallet with expertly crafted cocktails. Open Tu -F 5 pm-2 am, Sa 7 pm-2 am. www.imperialclt. com. 300 N. College St.,.
Located in the Ritz-Carlton, this sophisticated lounge offers an exceptional cocktail program. Catch Latin rhythms on Thursdays and Jazz on Fridays. Open M-Th 4-11 pm, F-Sa 11 am-2 pm, Sunday 2-10 pm. www.ritzcarlton. com/en/hotels/charlotte/dining/kinship. 201 E. Trade St., 704.549.4088.