Thirsty? Here are the 11 best cocktail bars in Charlotte.

What’s the best cocktail bar? According to a According to a recent survey we sent to our 39,000 Agenda daily newsletter subscribers, here are the top five cocktail bars in Charlotte, ranked: #1 Dot Dot Dot, #2 The Crunkleton, #3 Soul Gastrolounge, #4 The Cellar at Duckworth’s and #5 Merchant & Trade.

Here’s what you need to know about the best cocktail spots in Charlotte.


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Must-try cocktail: No Fig Deal ($13) — Old Forester Signature Bourdon, balsamic glazed fig, honey, bitters.

Money: Cocktails range from $12 to $14.

Dish: Aged ribeye ($23) served with kimchi butter, Carolina gold rice and wakame.

Bardo cocktail

Cooling Effect – Lunazul Reposado, arbol & guajillo peppers, aloe, agave and lime ($12).


Bardo’s bar is led by mixologist Amanda Britton.