Ready to unwind after a day on the lake? From breweries to cocktail bars to comedy clubs and more, check out everything Lake Norman has to offer when the sun goes down. This comprehensive list of nightlife and live music in Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville has something for everyone!



Bin 110

Bin 110

Bin 110 is one of Lake Norman’s most upscale nightspots. They have 300+ whiskies, 85+ wines, 12 craft beer taps and a full cocktail list to go with the area’s best Live Music lineup every Thursday-Saturday. Be sure to check out their extensive menu, including Small Bites food offerings!


Irish Cue

Irish Cue is a neighborhood sports bar with great pool tables, friendly bartenders, good bar food, and a full bar. Features include: eight pool tables, all favorite adult video games, all sports on HD-TVs, as well as party and special events availability.

"The Cue" is the perfect place for pool, darts, cold drinks, and good times with great people.

Go where the locals go! Check out the Q today.

Irish Cue



Piper's at Galway Hooker

Whether it’s their old Irish charm, their creative menus, the familiar feeling you get when you walk through the door, or their great drink selection, you’ll know there isn’t another restaurant like Piper's at Galway Hooker in all of Cornelius. Choose from beer, wine, great food, and many Irish whiskeys.

Bring some friends, or sit at the bar and meet some new one’s. Piper's has something for everybody…and nobody ever has to leave hungry.


Saeed's Bar & Grill

Looking for a fun night out with drinks and bar activities? Saeed’s is the place to be. First discovered by Dale Earnhart Jr. and his invite-only guest list, check out this hidden gem for yourself on Catawba Avenue in Cornelius.

Featuring a full bar with wine, beer, cocktails, and small bites, as well as pool tables, bar games, karaoke nights, outdoor beach volleyball courts, and more!




Thigs Cocktail Bar

Thigs is a premier European cocktail bar located in the heart of Cornelius with an upscale ambience and an expansive cocktail menu full of unique beverage options. Choose from craft cocktails, beer, wine, and snacks, they serve as Lake Norman's premium cocktail lounge and host live music on the weekends.

The interior is intimate and the service will have you coming back for more trendy favorites and unique cocktail creations.


Live Music

BoatYard LKN

BoatYard LKN is experiential dining that delivers a high quality and unique eating experience to Cornelius. Family and friends gather here for the relaxed atmosphere, cold drinks, good food, and music. Choose from beer, wine, spirits, apps, and more.

You can expect live music every weekend performed on a full stage built out of an old boat lift! Visit their website to see who’s performing and purchase tickets ahead of time if necessary. BoatYard is a family-friendly environment until 8pm and 18+ after that time. On Fridays & Saturdays, you must be 21+ to enter after 6pm.

Boatyard LKN


D9 Brewing Co.

D9 Brewing Company

D9 Brewing Company has been proudly serving Fanatical Ales in North Carolina since 2013. Join them at their taproom in Cornelius to sample up to 12 craft beers produced onsite in their production brewery. Tours are available upon request and subject to availability of staff.

Check out the events calendar on their website for live music schedules!


Lost Worlds Brewing Company

Lost Worlds is a brewing company dedicated to creating great craft beers, making a difference in the community, and hosting awesome events. Find your new adventure at Lost Worlds Brewing Company with beer, food trucks, live music, and more!

Lost Worlds Brewing Company hosts live music every weekend, a schedule can be found on their events calendar.

Lost Worlds Brewing


Mac's Speed Shop

Mac's Speed Shop

Mac's Speed Shop opened its doors in 2005 and quickly became one of the most well-loved barbecue joints in Charlotte. They became a unique Carolina barbecue restaurant pairing the traditional and non-traditional at the same time. 

Mac's hosts live music every Friday night!


Old Town Public House

The Old Town Public House is the town of Cornelius's newest bottle shop and taproom. Choose from a wide variety of craft beer, wine, coffee & tea, food trucks, local baked goods and tasty treats. 

Join them for live music every week, Wednesday through Sunday. They feature everything from solo acts to full sets, and even some touring bands! Find their events calendar here.

Public Grounds


Primal Brewery

Primal Brewery

At Primal Brewery, it’s always been about the experience of bringing people together and having a good time with great beer and good food. Founded in December 2013, Primal Brewery opened to the public a year later on December 26, 2014. Their goal was to make great beers that they would enjoy drinking, craft beer aficionados would enjoy drinking and first-time craft beer drinkers would enjoy drinking.

Check out their events page for a live music schedule!


Summit Coffee

A certified organic coffee roaster with cafes in Charlotte, Asheville, Davidson, and Chapel Hill. Summit Coffee is a great place to unwind with a drink and listen to some great live music. Drinks include: coffees, teas, wine, and more!

Head to their website for their live music and events calendar at the Davidson location.

Summit Coffee


You can't go wrong with any of these local favorites listed above. Go out and explore all of the late night & live entertainment experiences that Lake Norman has to offer. And be sure to tag us on social media @VisitLakeNorman!