10 Places to Grab a festive Charlotte Holiday Cocktail

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Enjoy these Charlotte holiday cocktail options to enjoy the season with friends, a date night, or at a work happy hour you’ll actually want to attend.

Located directly in Charlotte, NC, you are surely in for a treat if you stop in at Idlewild. In the cozy neighborhood of NoDa in Charlotte, this cocktail bar will give you a nice, relaxed environment to enjoy your cocktail with family and friends.

Sippin’ Santa at The Royal Tot
The Royal Tot is hosting Sippin’ Santa this year! Sippin’ Santa is a festive tiki pop-up bar located near Charlotte, NC. There are tropical, holiday-themed cocktails such as The Regifted, Yule Log Grog, Christmas Eve of Destruction and Mistletoe-to-Toe. The Royal Tot will also have holiday-themed small plates, entrees and desserts. Go November 22 through December!

Miracle at Backstage Lounge
Located in the Backstage Lounge behind SouthBound, reservations are recommended to get to this Christmas pop-up bar. Opening November 24, it will go from Tuesday through Thursday 6pm to midnight, and Friday through Sunday 5pm through midnight. Definitely stop in for a good time at the backstage lounge this holiday season!

Jingle City Bar at The Tavern
This interactive, family-friendly and festive pop-up bar located at The Tavern in Charlotte, NC, will be a great choice this holiday season! There are Christmas-themed cocktails, ugly sweater contests, igloos and a fun time for the whole family. The venue is kid friendly through 8pm and opens on Friday November 26 at 8pm to December 25 at 2am. Tickets range from $5-$150.

Winter Wonder Bar at BOCADO
What to expect at this pop-up bar at BOCADO near Charlotte, NC? Holiday decorations and warm cocktails! To sip by the fire sounds absolutely serene. The Buttered Bah Humbug is made with rum, house-made butterscotch, cinnamon, and steamed milk. But don’t forget about the Smiling’s My Favorite made with vodka, pear, cinnamon, lemon, and sparkling wine. This bar opens November 26 and stays open through New Years Eve.

Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill
Located in Charlotte, NC, spend an afternoon in the orchard enjoying amazing tasting hard cider and warming up by the campfire. Open now from 10am to 8pm. Tickets are free.

Beersgiving at Charlotte Beer Garden
This four-story bar in Charlotte, NC, is sure to be a treat. Try a selection of more than 30 different autumn and winter brews, ranging from cider to stouts. This event is also a toy ride for Levine Children’s Hospital, please bring a toy if you can. Open now from 11am to 2pm, tickets are $30.

This bar/restaurant is a good choice for this holiday season to take a visit. Located in Charlotte, NC, you have many dish choices to go with your cocktail, such as fried and smoked chicken and ribs. Haberdish is closed on Monday, open from 5pm to 10pm Tuesday through Thursday, and open 5pm to 11pm on the weekend besides Sunday.

Soul Gastrolounge
Soul Gastrolounge located in Charlotte, NC, is the perfectly serene place to have a drink this holiday season. With many cocktail options, you are sure to find the perfect one this season. They have a waitlist so get in fast!

The Cellar at Duckworths
Want a signature cocktail like the New York Gin & Sour? Or how about a Cellar Smash? Either one sounds good to me! Stop in at The Cellar at Duckworths to find your perfect cocktail for this holiday season.