A downtown favorite, the Thomas Street Tavern is a former post office converted into a bar and restaurant. It's always good for either an inexpensive meal or a late-night drink, and the locals can be seen relaxing inside anytime. A beer garden out back, opening at 5p on weekdays and 3p on weekends, features ping-pong tables and is pet-friendly.
Selwyn Avenue Pub has been a Myers Park favorite since opening in 1990. On offer is an impressive selection of beer and spirits. Catch the live game on their 17 big screen televisions and enjoy delicious pub grub. A table outdoors on their lovely patio, however, is arguably the best seat in the house. Open until late night, dine under the enchanting, 200-year-old oak tree.
Lebowski's Neighborhood Grill sits just on the edge of the Dilworth district, offering fairly traditional American fare with a nod towards the Coen Brothers' classic "The Big Lebowski". The main area in which this theme comes through is the laid back, friendly atmosphere at Lebowski's, locals popping in regularly for the tasty food and diverse collection of craft brews. The menu goes through the general motions of casual American grill fare, featuring a scrumptious assortment of burgers, sandwiches and salads as well as comfort food platters. One distinguishing factor in these items is the weck roll, a variation on the salty Kaiser roll. Over 70 beers are available to pair with your food, many of the tap options sourced from North Carolina breweries. A relaxed place for an informal meal, Lebowski's is a great stop for something casual.
Alexander Michael's is a great place for afterwork recreation. As it is referred to by regulars, Al Mike's decor and ambiance are reminiscent of old-school American taverns. On offer are an impressive selection of domestic and imported beers, wine and spirits. Enjoy your drink in a laid-back atmosphere and complement the same with regional pub grub like burgers, wings and sandwiches.
Global Restaurant has repeatedly been voted one of Charlotte's best, and it is quite easy to see why. The menu at this fine dining restaurant has a great companion in the wine list; together they guarantee a supremely satisfying meal. Start your meal with the beef tartare or the hugely popular Berkshire pork belly; if you want to sample them all at once, have the chef whip up the Global Appetizer Tower for you! There are also plenty of options for vegetarians, each one more delicious than the one before; the eggplant spring roll and sweet potato gnocchi are just two such treats. Although the dining room opens only at 6p, you can drop by for a drink in the wine room anytime after 3p.
The Wine Vault wants you to "Unlock Your Inner Wino," and they've made it so that it's an attractive proposition. With nearly three dozen wines by the glass, some 2000 by the bottle, and over 200 beers, they've got something for everyone, and every wallet. You can drink your wine there, or take a bottle home to enjoy. Live music is also featured some nights, so call to find out what's playing in the future.
Cedar Street Tavern is a nice place to enjoy a quiet dinner with that someone special. At the same time it can be perfect for a family lunch as well. The restaurant allows a distinctive dining experience, as customers can choose to eat at the special booths, lounge around the fireplace or simply watch some great football action on the eight TV screens. The fiber optic ceiling with its shooting stars creates a dreamy ambience and takes you miles away from the mad world outside.
Jumpstart your day with delicious dishes served at Cowbell Burger and Whiskey Bar. A few of the dishes listed on the menu are Boogan's Bacon Burger or Sausage, Egg with Cheese Biscuits. Their food menu consists of succulent boneless wings, Panda Tacos and burgers which can be complemented with beverages like Banana Pudding and Apple Pie Shakes. Do not miss to try their desserts like Velvet Revolver or NY Cheesecake. Besides food, you also have a relaxed time with friends over drinks like creative cocktails, beer, and whiskey.
Tease your taste buds with delicious American dishes paired with a glass of wine at The Wooden Vine. They have a limited food list for lunch and dinner consisting of dishes like Crab Cakes, Housemade Gnocchi Pasta and Vine Burger. Complement your meals with a glass or bottle of wine from their selection of wine from all over the world. Guests are usually bedazzled by the presentation of the dishes which are served artistically.
Graham St. Pub & Patio, situated in the heart of Charlotte, is a popular meeting spot for all the youngsters in the neighborhood. Live sports screenings, delectable food, exciting drink options, and a lively crowd make visiting this cozy bar fun. Generous portions and moderate prices make Graham ST. Pub & Patio easy on the pocket. Live music and trivia nights are hosted here on a regular basis to keep the patrons entertained.
The Cellar at Duckworth's is a great addition to the Uptown dining scene. The underground gastropub has a speakeasy feel and the cellar dates back to 1912. The rustic decor draws from this heritage, creating an inviting, intimate space to appreciate fine food, craft cocktails and beer. Dine on specialties like chargrilled Blue Point oysters, preserved lemon risotto, and grilled shrimp and old mill cheddar grits. The restaurant prides itself on sourcing locally and showcases seasonal produce in a big way. Beer aficionados will love the selection of hard-to-find micro brews and local drafts on the menu. Do reserve a table as seating is limited.