Like having fun and not wasting money? I do too. Here are the 21 best weekly deals in Charlotte.
This guide was first published in February 2019 and was last updated on February 24, 2021.
RuRu’s: $5 “Friend Zone” and “Magic Mike” margaritas on Mondays
Margarita breakdown: RuRu’s Friend Zone — tequila, agave, line juice, orange juice with a salted rim (normally $8.75); and Magic Mike (skinny margarita) — tequila, agave, lime juice, no salt (normally $9.25).
O-Ku: Half-priced sushi rolls on Mondays and Wednesdays
Fine Print: 5-7 pm every Monday and Wednesday.
What to order: Red Dragon Roll (normally $14) — Tempura shrimp, avocado, spicy crab mix, eel sauce and crunch. Their other two most popular rolls are the Salmon & Lemon Roll and the Spicy Rainbow Roll.
The Crunkleton: $1 raw oysters on Mondays
Dinner: If you’re staying for dinner, go with their “A Really Good Burger” and finish up on the meal with The Crunkleton’s Campfire S’mores for dessert.
Cocktail: Order “The Painkiller Cocktail” (rum base obviously) or the “A Dusty Cactus” to wash down the oysters.
Sycamore Brewing: 24-ounce mug fill-ups for pint prices ($6 or $6.50)
How it works: It’s members-only, but becoming a member is easy — you just have to purchase a $30 mug at their taproom or online.
Quote: “The Monday vibe in the taproom is really cool — it’s a slower pace and guests get a chance to relax and talk to our bartenders about our beer in a laid-back relaxing environment,” Sycamore Brewing co-owner Sarah Taylor Brigham told the Agenda.
Picante: $5.75 burritos and burrito bowls on Tuesdays
Additional special: $1.39 street tacos on Saturdays.
Sabor: $6 Three Amigos Burrito on Mondays
Don’t forget: They also do $7 arepas and empanadas on Thursdays. And on Fridays, they do $5 margaritas. Taco lover? Here’s the Agenda’s taco Tuesday guide.
For the kids: Kids eat free on Wednesdays.
Dilworth Tasting Room: Free cheese and charcuterie plate with any wine flight on Tuesdays
Details: The wine flight includes three 3-ounce pours. $20 for white and $25 for red.
Don’t forget: DTR SouthPark is now open (special only available at Dilworth location).
JJ’s Red Hots: $2 signature dogs on Tuesdays
Fine Print: The special is available after 3 pm at JJ’s Dilworth location.
Selection: You can choose from all their hot dogs, including their signature dogs, dog-of-the-week and hall of fame hot dogs. Need help decided? Go with their #1 most popular, The Char Heel (below), with house-made chili, slaw, diced onions and yellow mustard (normally $4.29).
Reid’s Fine Foods: Almost half-priced steakburger on Tuesdays
Details: It’s an 8-ounce Steakburger made from filet mignon, sirloin and ribeye ground in-house from Reid’s award-winning butcher shop. You have the option to choose your cheese, two toppings and a side. The meal will run you $8.50 on Tuesdays (normally $15).
More specials: Half-off wines by the glass on Wednesdays and half-priced bottles of wine on Saturdays.
The Roasting Company: $10.89 pot pie special on Wednesdays
Details: Order cooked or take and bake at home, but act swiftly, these pot pies are known to sell out fast.
Craft: $6 cheese and charcuterie plates on Wednesdays
Details: The charcuterie includes olives and prosciutto while the cheese board has two local cheese varieties with fruit. Both come with locally baked bread, and both are only $6 on Wednesdays.
Did you know: Craft is building a sister cocktail bar named Lincoln St Kitchen & Cocktails next door.
Suffolk Punch: Select $3 taps on Thursdays and Sundays
Go with: A Patchwork Orange, a super tasty American IPA (5.7% abv).
Also: Stop in on Tuesdays for half-off select bottles of wine, and $8 craft drinks every Wednesday.
Did you know: In North Carolina, you can’t do “happy hour” specials, so restaurants and bars have to keep the same price for the entire day. So yes, it’s $3 beers all day on Thursdays and Sundays at Suffolk Punch.
French Quarter: $8.50 baked chicken special on Thursdays
What’s included: Juicy baked chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, brown gravy and broccoli served with garlic bread and iced tea for only $8.50.
Fine print: All white meat is another 55 cents.
Skrimp Shack: Whiting Wednesday Special
The deal: Buy one whiting sandwich and get one half off.
Also: Skrimp Shack is doing a Taco Tuesday special where you get three “skrimp” tacos for the price of two.
SouthBound: Taco & Tequila Tuesdays
Details: $25 SouthBound ‘Rita pitchers, $10 horseshoe tequila flight, $5 hornitos tequila shots, $4 Pacifico pints, and $3 Modelo cans.
The Wine Loft: Wine Flight Wednesdays
Details: $24 wine flights with a complimentary cheeseboard.
Also: On Thursdays, select craft cocktails are $9.
Bardo: 20 percent off meals at the bar
The fine print: Stop in on Mondays and Tuesdays for this special.
Kid Cashew: $6 Small Plates & Spreads (3-6 pm)
Go with: The mac and cheese. It’s featured in our Mac & Cheese guide.
Also: On Thursdays, craft cocktails are $6.
Bulla Gastrobar: Pick Two Lunch Special
Details: Pick a starter and an entree for $14 during lunch. The Half Cubano sandwich is a lunch favorite.
Sea Level: Oyster Happy Hour
Details: $1 house oysters. No minimums and no limits, Tuesday through Friday from 4-7 pm.
Beef ‘n Bottle Steakhouse: Half-priced wine on Mondays
The deal: All wine, by the glass or by the bottle (up to $79) is half-price.
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