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Partners & Friends of the CIC

Charlotte Irish Connection depends on and collaborates with our partners to deliver first class events for our members. We deeply appreciate and thank you for all of your support. 

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Connolly's on Fifth

​"If you can't drop in, smile as you pass" that's the motto here at Connolly's.


We've been serving up creamy pints to the good people of Charlotte since 2001. Connolly's has been known for our friendly, quick service and creating a great atmosphere. It is a place where strangers become friends and friends become family. It is a great daytime hangout which turns into a lively nighttime spot.


We show all the GAA championship games live and are proud sponsors to our very own Charlotte James Connolly's GAA team. 

Connolly's Loft is the perfect event space. An intimate and authentic setting for private events and celebrations including birthdays, engagement, surprise, corporate, and cocktail parties for up to 100 people. To reserve the space please call us at 704-358-9070 or send us an email.


Dandelion Market

Taking its name from the famous outdoor market that thrived in Dublin back in the early 70's, Dandelion Market provides Uptown Charlotte with a place for friends and family to gather and enjoy the best in food and drink, served with a smile, in a cozy pub setting.


We are open 7 days a week, serving lunch, brunch, and our signature small plates dinner menu, designed for sharing and exploring.  We offer a full bar featuring 24 craft beers on draft and our 25 bottle wine list, each priced at $25. All of our offerings are served by a friendly staff that prides themselves on their high level of customer service.  On the weekend the party doesn't stop until last call, with a DJ playing high energy dance music from 10:00-2:00.


At Dandelion, we cater to the needs of our guests and have the flexibility to accommodate groups of up to 150 people in a private area.  From a romantic pre-show dinner, to a business luncheon, a baby shower brunch or even a dinner banquet, we can provide you with a memorable experience.


GWR Distilling Co.

Ollie Mulligan’s family may have started making spirits in the kitchens and barns of Ireland, but times and technologies have changed. You’ll see evidence of that the second you walk into our beautiful new distillery. The one thing that hasn’t changed is there are still no shortcuts when it comes to distilling great spirits. It takes premium ingredients, time-tested techniques,

and an uncompromising dedication to the finished product. Even after all

these years, the only way to make

great spirits is the right way, and that’s how we do it at Great Wagon Road.


Ri Ra Irish Pub

Rí Rá opened its doors for the first time on March 14th, 1997. The pub survived a major fire in 2009 and is celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2018. Meticulously restored in Ireland and shipped to the US, Rí Rá embodies everything that you would expect from a genuine Irish pub.


The pub has been carefully restored from old Irish pubs and related salvaged artifacts including an original shop bar and a 19th century Victorian bar. The pub and fire restoration required a tremendous effort from a select group of master carpenters, glazers and painters.


We are proud to showcase a unique and genuine Irish pub in Uptown Charlotte.

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The Belfast Mill

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The Belfast Mill Irish Pub is an authentic Irish style pub that serves up a great pint of Guinness as well as a variety of other Irish beers and traditional Irish cocktails in addition to a great selection of over 30 Irish whiskies. Whether it be a rousing games of darts, a spirited soccer match, or just people getting together to “share some craic”, Belfast Mill Irish Pub, winner of Charlotte Magazine’s 2017 “Best of the Best – Irish Pub”, is definitely your local neighborhood pub in Uptown Charlotte.

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The Workman's Friend

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The Cotton Room

Right in the heart of the historic Plaza Midwood district - you will find "The Workmans Friend".


We are a lively Irish pub and eatery that welcomes all who enjoy good beer, food and some friendly company. Sit down by the fire with an Irish coffee, or, enjoy a bag of chips washed down with a nice cold pint of porter at our outdoor bar. 


Whatever the weather, we got ya covered! All we ask, is that you make yourself at home...

Pub. Garden. Fare.

Whether you are stopping by after a Charlotte Knights’ game for a cold beer, or joining us for a freshly made cocktail with local spirits, The Cotton Room is an environment that anyone can enjoy.

From our location to our shelves, The Cotton Room combines the relaxing atmosphere of a southern speakeasy with fresh and local ingredients to produce signature cocktails.

From the original floors, brick walls, skylight and exposed rafters, we are proud to preserve history and pay homage to Charlotte, not only in decor but by using local products and ingredients.

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Tyber Creek

Irish Pub and Restaurant in the heart of Southend/ Dilworth, serving Charlotte since 1999. 

Conveniently located at the corner of South Blvd and Tremont St. in the Historic Southend area of Charlotte, Tyber Creek Pub offers the Neighborhood with an authentic Irish pub feel coupled with a unique, chef inspired menu of bar favorites and Irish fare. Known for our friendly staff, inviting atmosphere and relaxing patio, we have been serving Charlotte since 1999. 

Brunch served 11:00 - 3:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday

​Live Music on Patio Every Thursday

​Irish Session with Clandarragh and friends on the last Sunday of every month

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