Top 9 Cocktail Hot Spots In CVille

Jerry Miller, CEO

1. Bang Tapas


213 2nd St Sw, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Bang Tapas has a wide selection of sweet cocktails that still pack a punch. Try a black cherry cosmo, or if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth the white chocolate tini or the dreamsicle.

2. Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar


422 E. Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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The Skybar has a great selection of cocktails that’s always changing like this Mezcal watermelon apple ponche. For those looking for something sweet and festive the Sweet Georgia Brown has Peach Schnapps, Southern Comfort, and apple cider.


3. Zocalo Restaurant


201 East Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Zocalo has several creative and elegant cocktails, for those who don’t like sugary frozen cocktails. Their Mr. Tea has SKYY, Firefly, elderflower liqueur, lemonade & mint. Although, if you prefer frozen, they’ve got a great margarita with optional mixins like magno, pomegranate, and jalapeno.

4. Maya Restaurant


633 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-5543
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Maya has an excellent drink list that’s difficult to choose from. There’s the sweet peanut butter martini and the Dark & Stormy (gosling’s black seal, ginger beer). Any non-drinker friends can delight in Maya’s creative mocktails, as well. The fluer de nie has elderberry syrup, lime, and soda.

5. Blue Light Grill


120 A East Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Blue Light Grill has a great cocktail list with classics like the Original Tom Collins, and seasonal cocktails like the Pumpkin Pirate with Don Q Anejo Rum, Pinnacle Whipped, pumpkin cream, coconut nectar and nutmeg.

6. Tempo Restaurant


117 5th Street SE, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Tempo’s drink menu is full of interesting cocktails like the bubbly flower (prosecco, St. Germain, lemon and orange juice), strawberry ginger crush, and Kentucky lemonade. There’s also a few sweeter choices like the chocolate martini, and espresso martini.

7. Mono Loco Restaurant


200 W Water Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Mono Loco has raspberry and pomegranate mojito’s and margarita flavors like Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit, Fresh Squeezed O.J., Blood Orange, Blueberry, Mango, and Raspberry & Passion Fruit.


8. The Melting Pot


501 East Water Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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The Melting Pot is communal dining at it’s best, but did you know they also have an excellent drink menu? The Love cocktail comes highly recommended. It has Malibu rum, cranberry juice, and peach schnapps. The strawberry basil cocktail is also a must try.

9. The Shebeen Pub & Braai


247 Ridge-McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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The Shebeen has a very unusual cocktail list. You can have one of their mimosas for brunch of settle down at night with the sweet scent of bananas in an African Dream.

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