Nightlife Readers’ Picks 2019

Best in the Nest Readers’ Picks are voted on for four months prior to publication. These are the winners in the respective categories.


Best New Nightspot:
Single Barrel Room/Skylark Social Club (Tie) 

Best Weekly Nightlife Event:
Knocturnal at Brooklyn Lounge/Drago at Single Barrel Room (Tie)

Knocturnal (Photo by Brian Twitty)

Best Karaoke:
Snug Harbor

Best Annual Party:
Charlotte Pride

Best Dance Club:
SERJ

Best Dog Bar:
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew

Best Bartender:
Jamie Starks, Tommy’s Pub

Best Bar To People Watch:
Abari Game Bar

Best Place For A First Date:
Abari Game Bar

Abari Game Bar (Photo courtesy of Abari)

Best Single’s Bar:
Abari Game Bar

Best Bar To Make A New Friend:
Abari Game Bar

Best Bowling Alley:
10 Park Lanes

Best Neighborhood Bar:
Tommy’s Pub

Best Dive Bar:
Thirsty Beaver Saloon

Best Wine Bar:
Seaboard Taproom & Wine Bar

Seaboard Taproom & Wine

Best Sports Bar:
Kristophers Bar & Restaurant

Best Pool Hall:
Elizabeth Billiards

Best Hookah Bar:
Crave Dessert Bar

Best LGBTQ-Friendly Bar:
Petra’s/Chasers (Tie)

Best Strip Club:
Uptown Cabaret

Best Mixologist:
Brian DuBois

Best Arcade Bar:
Abari Game Bar

Best Beer Selection:
Carolina Beer Temple

Best Cocktail Menu:
Haberdish/Single Barrel Room

Best Place To Get Drunk:
Abari Game Bar

Best Craft Tap Selection:
Craft Tasting Room

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