After midnight and not ready to head home? That’s cool. Shut it down at this list of Charlotte’s best late night bars.
Two-story Irish-inspired restaurant and bar with a late night dance club crowd.
Best for: Low key drinks at the downstairs bar and dancing upstairs until they close.
Drink order: Holy Water — Jameson Irish whiskey, demarara sugar syrup, citrus zest and ginger beer.
Fun fact: Dandelion Market got it’s name after an old famous outdoor market in Dublin.
Location and hours: Uptown. 118 West 5th Street. 11am-2am Monday-Friday, 10am-2am Saturday & Sunday.
A quirky, dive-y karaoke bar hidden in a Montford Drive basement.
Best for: Ending a rowdy Saturday night with your best rendition of Sweet Caroline.
Drink order: $5 Fireball shot. Liquid courage?
Cover: Just one-time fee of $1 for a membership card.
Location & hours: 1601 Montford Drive. 7pm – 2am Monday – Saturday. 8pm – 2am Sunday.
80s & 90s-inspired dance club filled with retro memorabilia. Expect all your favorite throwback hits.
Best for: Birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties or when you need to dance your heart out to Salt -N-Pepa.
Drink order: Super Freak – vodka, cranberry, sour, lime, Sprite.
Agenda tip: Take a break from dancing in their retro game room upstairs with games like Pac Man and SkeeBall.
Cover: Yes, usually around $5-$7.
Location and hours: Uptown. 116 W. 5th Street. Friday & Saturday only. 8:30pm-2:30am.
Hookah lounge with VIP table service and a premium food truck menu
Drink order: Vitamin Water — double shot of vodka, cranberry juice, OJ, pineapple juice
Best for: Club amenities (like VIP sections and bottle service) in a more casual, intimate bar setting
Location & hours: South End / Gold District. 320 W. Carson Boulevard. 5pm-2am Tuesday – Saturday. 3pm-10pm Sunday.
Cozy, traditional Irish pub with live music.
Drink order: A perfectly poured pint of Guiness.
Cover: Expect around $5 on the weekends.
Best for: A casual night out. Beer. Football. Nothing fancy.
Location & hours: Uptown. 115 E. 5th Street. 3pm-2am Monday – Thursday. 12pm-2am Friday – Sunday.
Irish pub anchored by a 19th century Victorian bar, serving up craft beers and cocktails. Expect a late night party vibe.
Drink order: Southern Mule – Firefly sweet tea vodka, Goslings ginger beer, lime.
Agenda tip: Enjoy your drink on their rooftop patio overlooking the courtyard at Hearst Tower.
Best for: Reliving your glory days in a sea of Barbour jackets.
Location & hours: Uptown. 208 N. Tryon. 11am – 2am Wednesday – Saturday. 11am – 12am Sunday and Monday. 11am – 1am Tuesday.
A classic Charlotte watering hole with a tree-shaded deck and an old school, frat party vibe.
Best for: Nights when you’re looking for a laid back neighborhood bar.
Drink order: A $5 Selwyn Transfusion — vodka, ginger ale & a splash of grapefruit juice.
Fun fact: The $5 price tag of their infamous transfusions hasn’t changed since they opened in 1990.
Location & hours: Myers Park. 2810 Selwyn Avenue. 4pm – 2am Monday-Friday. 11:30am-2am Saturday and Sunday.
A casual, no-frills neighborhood bar with live music and outdoor ping pong.
Best for: Cheap beers and overly competitive ping pong games with your friends.
Drink order: A ice cold PBR.
Cover: Usually none before 9pm.
Location & hours: Plaza Midwood. 1218 Thomas Avenue. 11am – 2am Monday – Saturday. 12pm – 2am Sundays.