Nightlife & Music

Best Happy Hour Spots In Charlotte

January 24, 2011 1:55 PM

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The definition of happy hour is “a period of time in which a restaurant offers discount alcoholic drinks, such as beer, wine and cocktails,” according to Generally, happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday though Thursday. Discovering the best happy hour deals is a time-honored, after-work tradition. Here are four stops that help define Queen City happy hours.
– Jeff Hawkins

Stool Pigeons Coop & Grill

214 North Church Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202

Featuring a variety of themed activities, an outdoor patio and a menu highlighted by wings, pizza, burgers and salads, Stool Pigeons is recognized as a top sports bar in Charlotte. Within walking distance of Time Warner Cable Arena, the Uptown watering hole has nearly 20 televisions, pool tables, darts and musical options ranging from live to jukebox. Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Cedar Street Tavern

120 North Cedar Street
Charlotte, N.C.

In the heart of Uptown’s Gateway Village, Cedar Street Tavern is popular for after-work meetings and get-togethers. Casual, with an intimate feeling, shooting stars seem to scorch the fiber optic ceiling and a fireplace adds to a cozy atmosphere. Daily specials are offered and appetizers are half price during happy hour Monday though Friday. Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Cosmos Café

300 North College Street
Charlotte, N.C.

One of the more eccentric places to frequent, Cosmos Café blends a unique atmosphere with an eclectic decor featuring an art gallery and lounge. The menu is highlighted by international mezes and tapas, sushi and divine desserts. Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Philosopher’s Stone Tavern

1958 East 7th Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28204

A neighborhood meeting place with a variety of entertainment options, The Philosopher’s Stone Tavern makes you wonder what “P-Stone” lagers and daily specials to have next. There are two bar areas, two patios, two jukeboxes, foosball, pool and ping-pong tables to pass the time during happy hour. The Elizabeth Neighborhood destination often books live music acts. Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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