Charlotte Favorites: The Crunkleton
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Skip it and summarize: The Crunkleton fulfills all of your vintage glam dreams with a vibe straight out of the Gatsby era.
All the things: Prior to heading to the Dilworth Tasting Room for dinner, my girlfriends and I decided to check out the bourbon selection at The Crunkleton. We fell in love the quaint atmosphere (hosting only 84 seats) so much, we ended up staying for dinner. Their Hearth Charred Wings were the perfect balance of spicy, sweet and our table split sides of the burnt garlic and herb fries, mushrooms & walnuts, and the roasted brussells, all of which were delectable.
I went with my favorite vegetarians but, I’m dying to try their “for the table” option, a 36 oz. Dry-Aged Tomahawk Ribeye with Rescoldo potatoes and veggies.
The stand-out knowledgeable and attentive staff suggested a Barrel Aged Cocktail called the Vieux Carre which is a perfect combination of Rye Whiskey, Cognac, Sweet Vermouth, Benedictine, and bitters. I also hear the Old Fashioned is to die for.
The Crunkleton is an exclusive club which requires a membership. Don’t worry, it’s only $10 for the year and you get to bring 1 guest with you per visit. This exclusive membership also includes invites to members only parties and tastings throughout the year.
$$: The Crunkleton was curated by a true barsman and co-owner, Gary Crunkleton meaning you’re served classic drinks with top spirits from around the world. You can spend however much you’d like at The Crunkleton with a basic Bud Light starting at $3.75, cocktails averaging in around 14, or get a bit extra by enjoying a $200+ pour of bourbon.
Bonus, you get to say you’re a member which Is like an adult version of being in a treehouse club or having a secret handshake.
Why you should go: There are many wonderful places to visit in Charlotte, but The Crunkleton has a truly nailed the special upscale, personal vibe. From the impressive interior, open kitchen, to the top-notch spirit selection this visit will be everything your bougie heart has been waiting for.
1957 E 7th Street Charlotte, NCOpens at 4 p.m.
Rye Whiskey, Cognac, Sweet Vermouth, Benedictine, and bitters.
Overproof Bourbon, Demerara Sugar, Angostura, and Orange Zest.