Ghostface Brewing – Created using traditional brewing processes, Ghostface Brewing features up to 20 unique and tasty beers along with mead and ciders at any time. Beers are rotated on a regular basis, but there is always a core selection available daily, including something malty, hoppy, dark and light on tap – so there is something for everyone to enjoy. A family friendly favorite place for pizza, and their wings are off the chart!
Beer Lab – An idea created from the popular R&D (Research & Drinking) Events at Ghostface Brewing, where the brewers would unleash 7 new beers at a time and experiment with strange ingredients, fruit and yeast, has translated into a new location dedicated to the art of brewing. The creation of the Beer Lab is to bring out experimental beers with taps consistently changing weekly if not daily, and to let the brewers’ inner scientists explore the unlimited flavors of beer. In addition, they have some of the best Bourbon, Scotch & Whiskey there is to offer and they are dog friendly!
King Canary – This waterfront brewery features a beautifully decorated two-story taphouse with a bar on each floor. Lots of outdoor seating and a rotating schedule of food trucks make this brewery a popular and lively hangout, especially during warmer weather. Kids are welcome and there are even dedicated play areas so they can stay entertained while the adults…well…adult.
Other places to grab a beer…
OnTap – Housed in a circa 1907 building in downtown Mooresville, this charming tap house occupies a corner spot on Main Street. Serving more than 20 beers on tap at any time, the majority from North Carolina brewers, they also feature local North / South Carolina ciders (gluten free) on tap as well as prosecco, white and red wine. Mindful of the building’s history as a bank, the owners added a cooling system to the original vault and now it serves to keep their beers safe.
Ultimate Ales – Lake Norman’s original bottle shop and craft beer tasting room has 16 taps rotating with local and seasonal beers, as well as hundreds of bottles from around the world. Their Tuesday Night Trivia is popular with locals and always has a lively crowd.
Barcelona Burger & Beer Garden – A casual but hip burger joint, they feature 20 craft beers on tap at any time. Enjoy your brew inside the industrial style restaurant (they are located in an old mill) or venture outside to the picnic tables in the lusciously landscaped garden.
Duckworth’s Grill and Taphouse – This American eatery features so many beers on tap and in the bottle that the list is supplied to you on an iPad. If you’re staying in town for a while consider joining their Hopman’s Beer Club to see how many points you can earn.
For the Wine Lover
Davesté Vineyards – The first vines were planted on this 52-acre winery in 2005. Today they produce 1,500 total barrels per year of reds and whites, many of which are medal winners. You can sample the wines in their beautiful timber frame tasting room, or enjoy a glass outside under towering oak trees or while you stroll through the vineyard.
Wine Maestro – This wine bar and shop carries a vast selection of wines from around the world and at all price points. A favorite spot for collectors, it is just as welcoming to those new to and eager to learn about wine. The food menu includes small bites as well as meals, and they offer regular special dinners, tastings, and events.
The Hidden Bin – This stylish wine shop and tasting bar features selections from small production wineries and vineyards as well as notable labels in the industry. Enjoy wine on tap or by the bottle as well as a selection of craft beer, and you can order appetizers from Table 31 restaurant, located next door.
202 N. Main Fine Wine Bar & Music Room – Located in a restored historic Victorian building, circa 1900, in downtown Mooresville, this wine shop with exposed brick and original wood floors is a cozy spot to enjoy a fine wine and some live music. Area musicians take the stage on Friday evenings, and the shop regularly hosts tastings and special events.
Bacchus Wine & Tapas – An extensive wine list with a weight toward Italian regional varietals awaits you at this casual wine bar located in Langtree at the Lake. You can order small plates or full meals to accompany your glass.
Spirits & Craft Cocktails
Southern Distilling Co. – Truly a grain-to-glass distillery, Southern Distilling Company is one of the largest state-of-the-art distilleries in the Southeast. Visit the gorgeous tasting room to sample their award winning Southern Star Bourbon Whiskeys. You can also take a tour of the facility, located on a beautiful 20-acre farm.
On The Nines – Innovative cocktails served at a beautiful bistro bar makes this restaurant at the Mooresville Golf Club a great place to meet for drinks. Pair your libation with an appetizer or full entreé, or just enjoy the lively atmosphere and friendly bar staff.
Table 31 – For craft cocktails and an extensive wine list (served on tap, by the glass or bottle) this upscale casual restaurant has an ample bar for enjoying drinks as well as comfortable outdoor lounges for when the weather is nice.
Epic Chophouse – The bartenders at this upscale restaurant have been known to hold contests for new drink inventions, and the drink menu reflects their ingenuity. In addition to unique craft cocktails, you will also find an impressive list of wines, small batch bourbons and scotch, and after dinner drinks. The Epic LTD menu, available in the bar in off-peak hours, offers small bites for a great value.