20+ Ways to Drink Like a Local in South End
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20+ Ways to Drink Like a Local in South End

Wednesday, Jun 14 2017

Whether you live in South End or you're just visiting, this is your complete guide to drink like a local. We know the best spots for craft beer, craft coffee and craft cocktails!

BREWERIES

Get CCCrunk at Triple C at Triple C Brewing Company
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Get CCCrunk at Triple C

Nestled in the back of an industrial park in South End, this hidden gem has some of the best craft beer around! Enjoy the outdoor picnic benches and dog-friendly patio or play foosball inside. Try the Baby Maker!

Get CCCrunk at Triple C
$   .  Triple C Brewing Company   .  Charlotte
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Venture Into the Unknown with Unknown Brewing at The Unknown Brewing Co.
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Venture Into the Unknown with Unknown Brewing

Just as its name suggests, Unknown piques our curiosity because you're never quite sure what you're going to get...

Venture Into the Unknown with Unknown Brewing
$   .  The Unknown Brewing Co.   .  Charlotte
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Have a Pint at Sycamore Brewing at Sycamore Brewing
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Have a Pint at Sycamore Brewing

The host of South End's Food Truck Friday, Sycamore Brewing has one of the best outdoor patios in all of South End. Come for the tasty craft beverages and stay for the great tunes, food truck feasts and the pet-friendly patio!

Have a Pint at Sycamore Brewing
$   .  Sycamore Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Get a Taste of Belgium at Wooden Robot at Wooden Robot Brewery
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Get a Taste of Belgium at Wooden Robot

Wooden Robot brings preservation and innovation to the Charlotte beer community. Chill out in their taproom with Belgian farmhouse inspired brew with a contemporary spin.

Get a Taste of Belgium at Wooden Robot
$   .  Wooden Robot Brewery   .  Charlotte
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Sip Crisp Flavors from Charlotte's First Cidery  at Red Clay Ciderworks
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Sip Crisp Flavors from Charlotte's First Cidery

NC apples for NC people. So good, we hope a glass of Red Clay a day keeps the doc away.

Sip Crisp Flavors from Charlotte's First Cidery
$   .  Red Clay Ciderworks   .  Charlotte
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Enjoy a Delectable Concoction at Lenny Boy at Lenny Boy Brewing
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Enjoy a Delectable Concoction at Lenny Boy

A delightful little taproom featuring craft kombucha and craft beer on tap!

Enjoy a Delectable Concoction at Lenny Boy
$   .  Lenny Boy Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Gulp German Brews at OMB at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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Gulp German Brews at OMB

Enter OMB for a quick trip to Germany. From the brew to the pretzels to the community tables in the bierhall and biergarten, you'll feel like you've been transported straight to Bavaria.

Gulp German Brews at OMB
$   .  The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery   .  Charlotte
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Discover the Sugar Creek Brewery at Sugar Creek Brewing
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Discover the Sugar Creek Brewery

This brewery has poise, ships and your new favorite witbier.

Discover the Sugar Creek Brewery
$   .  Sugar Creek Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Hyde Brewing & Suffolk Punch Bring Craft Beer, Coffee & Fermentation Lab at Hyde Brewing
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COMING SOON: Hyde Brewing Brings Craft Beer, Coffee & Fermentation Lab

Hyde Brewing brings a craft brewery, a craft coffee shop and fermentation lab to South End (right off The Rail Trail) at New Bern Station, plus a partner restaurant, The Suffolk Punch.

Hyde Brewing & Suffolk Punch Bring Craft Beer, Coffee & Fermentation Lab
$   .  Hyde Brewing   .  Charlotte
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BOTTLE & WINE SHOPS

Grab a Brew at Good Bottle Co. at Good Bottle Co.
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Grab a Brew at Good Bottle Co.

There's no shortage of good craft beer bottles, cans, growlers and drafts at Good Bottle Co. Grab something to go or enjoy it in store!

Grab a Brew at Good Bottle Co.
$   .  Good Bottle Co.   .  Charlotte
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Pick Beer or Wine at Bulldog South End at Bulldog Beer and Wine South End
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Pick Beer or Wine at Bulldog South End

Pick a bottle of wine or a bottle of beer to forget your workday woes. Bulldog Beer and Wine has something to please every palate and a great neighborhood vibe to match.

Pick Beer or Wine at Bulldog South End
$   .  Bulldog Beer and Wine South End   .  Charlotte
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Unwind at Vin Master at Vin Master
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Unwind at Vin Master

A quiet wine room with a shop, a warm loft and excellent wine selection makes for the perfect alternative to your usual overcrowded bar scene.

Unwind at Vin Master
$$   .  Vin Master   .  Charlotte
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Pop Local Bottles at Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop at Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop
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Pop Local Bottles at Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop

Located in the historic South End district just off the light rail trail, Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop has a mission of providing the best selection of NC and SC craft beer selections.

Pop Local Bottles at Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop
$$   .  Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop   .  Charlotte
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Sip & Savor the Best at Craft Tasting Room at Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop
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Sip & Savor the Best at Craft Tasting Room

Craft Tasting Room is a specialty grocery and beer garden with 36 beers on tap, an amazing kitchen, growler fills and a pet-friendly patio with picnic tables and fire pits.

Sip & Savor the Best at Craft Tasting Room
$$   .  Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop   .  Charlotte
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Pinkies Up at the Wine Loft at The Wine Loft
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Pinkies Up at the Wine Loft

Choose from over 70 wines by the glass and 100 plus wines by the bottle at this upscale wine bar in South End. Not in the mood for wine? The Wine Loft also has a full liquor bar, craft beer and tapas.

Pinkies Up at the Wine Loft
$$   .  The Wine Loft   .  Charlotte
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COMING SOON: The New Common Market South End at Common Market - South End
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COMING SOON: Good Grub and Good Vibes at The New Common Market in South End +103 fire icon

One of our favorite South End Bottle shops is coming back! The Common Market puts a modern twist on the classic general store. Stock up on necessities, fill your fridge and grab a bite to eat.

COMING SOON: The New Common Market South End
$   .  Common Market - South End   .  Charlotte
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DISTILLERIES

Tour the Great Wagon Road Distilling Co. at Great Wagon Road Distilling Company
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Tour the Great Wagon Road Distilling Co.

Great Wagon Road Distilling Company brings the timeless tradition of Irish distilling to South End. Join them for a tour to see how it all goes down or head to the Broken Spoke located right next door to sample these fine spirits anytime.

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Tour the Great Wagon Road Distilling Co.
$15   .  Great Wagon Road Distilling Company   .  Charlotte
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Sip Grain to Glass Spirits at Doc Porter's at Doc Porter's Distillery
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Sip Grain to Glass Spirits at Doc Porter's

Doc Porter's is South End's first distillery. Come take a tour of the grain-to-glass spirit makers and get a taste of the good stuff at the end.

Sip Grain to Glass Spirits at Doc Porter's
$10   .  Doc Porter's Distillery   .  Charlotte
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COFFEE

Sip & Snack at Sunflour Baking Company East Blvd at Sunflour Baking Company
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Sip & Snack at Sunflour Baking Company East Blvd

Sunflour shines in every department. Come for coffee and tea, croissants, cupcakes or a dank lunch sandwich, but beware, it's hard to decide on just one thing.

Sip & Snack at Sunflour Baking Company East Blvd
$   .  Sunflour Baking Company   .  Charlotte
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Sip Something Good at Central Coffee Co. South End at Central Coffee Co. South End

Sip Something Good at Central Coffee Co. South End

Central Coffee Co., originally a Plaza Midwood coffee staple, now has a second outpost in South End, filling a void in the neighborhood. Stop by for a normal cup of joe or a spicy mocha.

Sip Something Good at Central Coffee Co. South End
$   .  Central Coffee Co. South End   .  Charlotte
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Get A Caffeine Buzz at Not Just Coffee at Not Just Coffee - Atherton
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Get A Caffeine Buzz at Not Just Coffee

Not Just Coffee has relocated to the atrium space between Vin Master and Big Ben while Atherton Market gets a makeover. They're still serving the same great drinks, just in a new space!

Get A Caffeine Buzz at Not Just Coffee
$   .  Not Just Coffee - Atherton   .  Charlotte
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Enjoy Tasty Baked Treats from Nova's Bakery in South End at Nova's Bakery - South End
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Enjoy Tasty Baked Treats from Nova's Bakery in South End

Enjoy the same amazing recipes and coffee as the Central Ave location! Nova's Bakery South End is good option for a grab-and-go breakfast, or staying to sit outside on their front porch.

Enjoy Tasty Baked Treats from Nova's Bakery in South End
$   .  Nova's Bakery - South End   .  Charlotte
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Past Experiences

Hit Up Hex Coffee at Good Bottle Co. at Good Bottle Co.
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Hit Up Hex Coffee at Good Bottle Co.

Hex Coffee, formerly a traveling pop-up coffee shop, had found a permanent home inside Good Bottle. Come for gorgeous coffee drinks, including refreshing coffee sodas and latte pops!

Hit Up Hex Coffee at Good Bottle Co.
$   .  Good Bottle Co.   .  Charlotte
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20+ Ways to Drink Like a Local in South End
20+ Ways to Drink Like a Local in South End