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Our Guide to the Local Brewery & Cocktail Scene

DAY 1: BREWERY TOUR

Ritz-Carlton Recommends:  Each brewery offers a distinct experience. If you’re looking to enjoy a bite with your beer, visit Sycamore on its “Food Truck Fridays.” Challenge friends to a game of giant Jenga or sip your beer by a fire pit at Birdsong Brewing Co. Visit Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, one of the oldest breweries in Charlotte, for a behind-the-scenes glance at the craft beer creation process, or perfect your poses at their Tuesday yoga sessions. 

DAY 2: THE PUNCH ROOM EXPERIENCE

Ritz-Carlton Recommends: Pair your cocktail with an artisan-crafted small plate, prepared using fresh ingredients from the hotel’s Rooftop Garden and Urban Cultivator.

DAY 3: DISTILLERIES & CIDERIES

Ritz-Carlton Recommends: Take a tour to see the craft in action. Muddy Rivers Distillery offers a behind-the-scenes glance into how they create their rum, and Doc Porter’s takes visitors on a tour of their facilities, where they prepare gin, bourbon, and whiskey. In addition, Red Clay Ciderworks, Charlotte’s first cidery, give visitors an inside glance on tours from Wednesday-Sunday.