Cheers! Everyone loves a good night out, and whether you’re more of a martini fan or a wine connoisseur, we’ve got you covered with this list of favorites. Just remember to drink responsibly!

Dive Bar

Dive Bar officially opened on November 7, 2023, offering fun games and nostalgia. Pinball Wizards and Buck Hunters can enjoy a cold beer while topping the leaderboards, but leave the kids at home because this location is 21 and over. This place offers a full-service bar with plenty of domestic and craft beer options, such as the Dive Bar Lite

 131 MAIN

131 MAIN

With eleven unique concoctions, from the classic Cosmopolitan to the Perfection specialty martini, 131 MAIN will surely be a hit for a night out! The warm, inviting atmosphere creates the perfect space to relax and unwind after a long day.


You can’t just walk past the circa 1914 building without wanting to peek inside! Take a seat at the welcoming bar and get in the holiday spirit with Kindred's spiked eggnog with rye whiskey, fernet branca, allspice dram, licor 43, homelandcreamery eggnog, cardamom. Available all December.


Hunter House and Gardens

Hunter House - Drinks

Hunter House and Gardens is full of history, as it was the first home in Huntersville with indoor plumbing, electricity, and telephone. Along with maintaining its fields and garden, the space can be rented out for semi-private and private events, and it is currently being used as a restaurant serving fresh food and cocktails that take a whole new approach to science and drinking. This cocktail menu is full of original ideas and retakes on classic drinks. From familiar drinks like Classic Old Fashion to the new concoction, Perks of Manhattan, diners can enjoy the beautiful view, listen to jazz, and drink. 

Thigs Cocktail Bar

Thigs Christmas Cocktail

Check out Thigs Cocktail Bar for the perfect craft cocktail lounge experience. Order one of Sippin Santa's newest creations, the Jingle Bird cocktail, to get in the holiday spirit. Ringing with flavor, it's a combo of bourbon, pineapple rum, Campari, lime, pineapple, and their secret jingle mix. Enjoy the indoor ambiance or walk down Catawba Ave, also known as the Lake Norman Social District, with a drink.

eeZ Fusion

With five hand-crafted cocktails on the menu, eeZ Fusion is a great place to relax with friends and enjoy some made-to-order sushi rolls! Martinis are offered at half-price on Tuesdays, and bottles of wine are half-price on Wednesdays. Located in Birkdale Village, the fun doesn’t stop after dinner; eeZ Fusion is the ideal destination for a night out!

Port City Club

Port City Club is a uniquely designed waterfront restaurant located on beautiful Lake Norman. With a view of the lake from every room, Port City Club will be a scenic destination for a date night with someone special or a night out with friends! Head to Port City Club and grab a cold beer on tap or a sweet specialty cocktail!

Peninsula Prime

Picture a place grand in finishes yet understated and casual. A place to come, relax, and shed the layers of the day. Whether it be an evening in the bar enjoying cocktails fireside or a gathering of friends and family out for no particular reason, Peninsula Prime offers the perfect combination of flavor-rich food, inviting atmosphere, and genuine hospitality. 

Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse

Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse is all about food while balancing tradition with adventure. The chef-driven gathering is located in Stowe’s Corner building in the heart of Davidson, reminiscent of the Flatiron Building in New York City. It has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant but boasts a big-city culinary experience. Helmed by Executive Chef and Partner Bill Schutz, Flatiron celebrates locally sourced produce paired with the finest ingredients. In addition to offering a premium list of food-friendly wines, Flatiron's Beer Tower features a large and thoughtful selection of imported and local craft beers on tap.

Hello, Sailor

From the same owners who introduced Kindred, Hello, Sailor is an excellent waterfront restaurant that offers a handful of fruity concoctions, such as the local favorite, Subterranean Spritz, which includes vodka, key lime, pineapple, falernum, agave, and lime La Croix. Whether you’re in the mood for sips or seafood, Hello Sailor is a great spot to enjoy the tranquil evening atmosphere by the lake.

Did we forget to mention any of your favorites? Comment yours below, and don’t forget to check out our Beer and Wine Trail Map and become immersed in the area's wine and craft beer scene. Make sure to tag us on social media @visitlakenorman in your cocktail photos!