Food & Drink

10 Charlotte Bars That Are Open on Christmas Day

Published On 12/23/2015 Published On 12/23/2015
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1. Moosehead Bar & Grill 1807 Montford Dr, Charlotte, NC 28209

Check out Uncle Donnie's Famous Blackened Wings. They will rock your world.

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2. Big Ben British Pub & Restaurant 2000 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

This authentic British pub is one of our favorite places to grab a pint.

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3. All American Pub 200 E Bland St, Charlotte, NC 28203

The biggest party in Charlotte happens at All American Pub every time the Panthers play. The tall boys are flowing, the pool hall is bumping, and the dance parties during commercial breaks will get you hooked on game day.

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4. Fox and Hound Smokehouse 15300 John J Delaney Dr, Charlotte, NC 28277

This sports bar serves up classic American fare like burgers and flatbreads alongside beer and cocktails. Round up friends for a game of pool or glue your eyes to the TV screen on game day.

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5. Thirsty Beaver Saloon 1225 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

Set in a boxy, orange cinderblock building next to the railroad tracks, this small bar with the giant beaver in a cowboy hat painted on its wall doesn’t look like much from the outside. But “The Beaver,” as locals affectionately call it, is a country bar with more character than most. Owned by two brothers, it’s filled with honky-tonk trinkets and colorful patrons who come for the free jukebox, live music, and cheap drinks. On Sunday afternoons you see crowds gathering -- often arriving by motorcycle -- for live bands and relaxing on the small front deck.

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6. Selwyn Avenue Pub Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28209

With its polo shirts and pastels, the crowd here can at times feel a little like an adult fraternity party -- especially on summer weekends. But the tree-shaded deck and flowing drink specials at this neighborhood spot have made it a longtime favorite for locals looking for a place to mingle over cold drinks. Much of the bar is outside, so go when the weather is good, but anticipate booze-filled crowds.

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8. Sidelines Sports Bar 4544 South Blvd Ste C, Charlotte, NC 28209

This sports bar is a favorite among Charlotte locals.

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9. Hattie's Tap & Tavern 2918 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205

Fans of craft beer, giant Jenga, and golden retrievers, alike, call this dive a stand-out favorite. The expansive covered patio is neon graffiti-clad and dog friendly, offering side-walk chalk, corn hole, and various other lawn games for those not steady-handed enough for Jenga. Each of these affairs is best enjoyed with one of Hattie's 24 rotating beers on tap (most of which are North Carolina brews), or a mixed drink from the fully-stocked bar (try the Moscow mule, made with beet kombucha). With weekly events ranging from bingo and karaoke nights to live musical performances, both you and your dog will have little reason to drink elsewhere.

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10. Brazwell's 1627 Montford Dr, Charlotte, NC 28209

We love their bar food almost as much as we love their beer selection.