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Best Bars For Business Drinks In Charlotte

August 22, 2013 8:00 AM

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When it comes to those important, after-hours business meetings, the same question always seems to arise: where do you go for business drinks? Below are a variety of bars that are not only great places to try for that after-hours drink with a client or coworker, but are also known for having great dining options. Head to one of these Charlotte spots the next time you need to talk business over drinks.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
1928 South Blvd., Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28023
(704) 335-8228

As its name suggests, Sullivan’s has proven to be a great after-hours dinner spot to enjoy a few drinks with those steak-craved clients, as well as for lunch, depending on the occasion. Sullivan’s also offers private dining for smaller or larger business parties, and is conveniently located near Uptown Charlotte. Known for its high-end, quality menu items, Sullivan’s is also reasonably priced, even for the highest profiled business clients.

Aria Tuscan Grill
100 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 376-8880

Located in the heart of Charlotte’s Uptown area, with complimentary valet parking to go with it, Aria Tuscan Grill is the perfect place to meet with business clients and coworkers for drinks and for a variety of Aria’s “bar bites.” If looking for a full meal, Area provides excellent choices that should leave any business associate smiling with satisfaction. If wine is the libation of choice, there is a huge selection to choose from, each of which will impress your client.

Ri Ra Irish Pub
208 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 333-5554

Also located in the heart of Charlotte’s Uptown area, Ri Ra Irish Pub has been a cornerstone for many business professionals for over a decade and earns a significant portion of its business from repeat clientele. This is because the authenticity of Ri Ra’s pub and its “Irish bistro” continue to attract patrons. With separate portions of the menu dedicated to beers, spirits, cocktails and wine, your business meeting will move along splendidly while everyone is satiating their thirst from the many options.

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Nikko Japanese And Sushi Bar
1300 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 370-0100

Nikko Japanese and Sushi Bar is the perfect dinner and drink spot for that sushi-loving client that every business person seems to run across. Nikko is definitely not your average sushi spot. Its one-of-a-kind, modern ambiance, combined with its award-winning sushi, is what separates it from other restaurants. Nikko continues to be a high-end favorite for entertaining those high-end business clients. As if the menu features aren’t impressive enough, Nikko’s bar is second to none, with premium sake and fine liquor selections to complement any business dinner.

Bonterra Dining & Wine Room
1829 Cleveland Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 333-9463

Bonterra Dining & Wine Room offers a casual, yet elegant place to conduct business while enjoying a great meal with drinks. Bonterra is actually located in a finely renovated church, which promises to add a unique conversation starter for business clients. As if the unique ambiance of Bonterra isn’t enough to attract a great business party, the fine selection of wines combined with a great meal also promise to be just the finishing touch for those hard-to-close business deals.

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Douglas Ebert is a freelance writer who covers music and night life in Charlotte. Doug has a passion for discovering local bands with exceptional talent, and enjoys displaying their ability to entertain Charlotte’s night life. His work can be found on .

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