201 S. College St., Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28244
The Carolina Ale House has a motto, “food – sports – fun.” Hockey fans can take advantage of all three when they watch their favorite team shoot from the blue line at CAH. CAH is known as a gathering place for Carolina Hurricane fans who meet up after a long day at their Uptown offices. Grab one of the dozen plus beers on tap or a bottle from its award winning beer list and cheer on The Hurricanes.
1411 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
This glorified dive bar has a great on-tap beer selection that includes Purple Haze and Angry Orchard. It also has a good bottled beer selection, foosball and large screen televisions so you can watch the puck drop on your favorite team. This South End bar is a favorite for hockey fans who enjoy a casual, comfortable hangout. It’s a great place to watch the game with your friends while enjoying free popcorn.
12210 Copper Way, Suit 212
Charlotte, NC 28277
This Ballantyne spot is the perfect place to savor great bar food along with your favorite hockey team. Hickory Tavern is proud to have been nominated one of ESPN’s best sports bars in North America. Lined with an abundance of televisions, you’ll be able to find your game on one of them. Cheer your team on with one of the nightly beer specials and a burger, considered by many to be one of Charlotte’s best.
1513 Pierson Drive
Charlotte, NC 28205
This old school bar has televisions not just inside but also outside on the heated, outdoor, covered patio areas. NHL fans can call ahead and make sure their game is on at least one of the screens, then go on down and watch with his/her posse. In between periods, you can take a go at pool, foosball, darts or trivia. Even better, you can order up some burgers and brews to add to your ice experience.
230 E. W.T. Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Regarded as one of Charlotte’s preeminent sports bars, Picasso’s has 15 50-inch HDTVs and both a 14-foot and 16-foot HD screen. The Café carries all of the major sports packages, so you can always find your game on one of the many screens. Add to that some of Charlotte’s best wings and pizza and you have the perfect NHL watching experience. There isn’t a better place to watch a good, old-fashioned hockey brawl.
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Lauren J. Walter is a freelance writer covering all things Charlotte. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.