Best Places for Cocktails in Charlottesville

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March 24th is National Cocktail Day! There’s no better reason to celebrate on a Thursday. From traditional cocktails to unique twists on classics, there are a variety of cocktail bars in the area that offer a good mix of both! Check out some of the best places for cocktails in Charlottesville.

Lost Saint

For a unique cocktail drinking experience, head to Lost Saint! This speakeasy-style cocktail bar is located in Tavern & Grocery. With dim lighting and a cozy environment, there’s no better place to enjoy a cocktail with friends or a romantic date night. Indulge in a tasty meal at Tavern & Grocery and wrap up the evening with a delicious cocktail from Lost Saint.


An extensive menu, fantastic happy hour, and delectable craft cocktails? Hard to compete with that! Visit Tonic in Charlottesville to sip on a tasty beverage and enjoy a meal. Their menu items are carefully crafted, using locally sourced ingredients. In addition to appetizing food, they have an impressive list of cocktails. Not to mention, their happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm. At happy hour, enjoy $6 draft beer and $8 wine by the glass. On Wednesdays, they have Classic Cocktail Night, where you can get select cocktails for $9. Grab some friends and experience an evening at Tonic.

The Fitzroy

The Fitzroy is centrally located in the Downtown Mall. Their craft cocktail menu boasts unique twists on classic drinks as well as original favorites. Try their Spiced Pear Mule or a Nitro Black Manhattan, their take on the quintessential cocktail. In addition to cocktails, they have plenty of beer on draft as well as wine, bourbon, and scotch. Stop by to enjoy a cocktail at the bar or visit for dinner or Sunday brunch!


Maya is located in midtown, near the Downtown Mall and the University of Virginia. They offer a delicious selection of southern comfort food in a cozy atmosphere. In addition to incredible, flavor-packed dishes, they offer a wide variety of cocktails. Their bar is open Tuesday through Saturday until midnight. While you’re there for a drink, be sure to indulge in some of their delicious food offerings!

Whether you’re dropping in for a happy hour drink or staying for dinner, consider trying one of these restaurants! With plenty of places to get cocktails in Charlottesville, celebrating National Cocktail Day is easy! For more places to visit in Charlottesville, check out our blog HERE to discover some local breweries. More of a wine lover? Check out our blog HERE to find some of the best places to drink wine in Charlottesville.

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