Where Can You Find The Best Cocktails In Winston-Salem?

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Who doesn’t like a fun night out with some friends for drinks? Many restaurants serve cocktails, but what about a place just for sitting, sipping, and enjoying the night before or after dinner? We found what you are looking for! Here is a list of cocktail bars in Winston-Salem.

two cocktails on a table
What’s your favorite cocktail?
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Bamboo Lounge

Bamboo Lounge is a locally owned Tiki bar that serves tropical cocktails as its specialty. Nice Tiki decor and vibe, with laid-back reggae music to set the mood. They feature their Tiki drinks in fun glasses with lots of fruit and an umbrella! But they serve many other types of cocktails as well. Knowledgeable, friendly bartenders, drinks that pack a punch, reasonable price, and great service.

Bamboo Lounge Instagram

  • 631 Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • Thurs-Sat, 3 pm-1 am
    • Sun, 1 pm-12 am

Bar La Ch.ngad

Bar La Ch.ngad is one of the newest bars in downtown Winston-Salem. They offer fresh and eclectic cocktails influenced by Mexican culture. Tequila and Mezcal are their primary focus. Their full bar also serves draft beers and other cocktails.

Bar La Ch.ngad Website

  • 418 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-7707
  • Hours
    • Tues & Wed, 5 pm-12 am
    • Thurs-Sat, 5 pm-2 am
    • Sun, 5 pm-11 pm
    • Closed Monday

Bar Nola

Bar Nola is a New Orleans-themed tap house. They serve creative cocktails, and the atmosphere is pleasant and fun. Music and events are held some nights. Great bartenders and drink specials. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming entertainment.

Bar Nola Facebook

  • 1151 Canal Drive, Suite 105, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8111
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4 pm-12 am
    • Fri, 3 pm-1 am
    • Sat, 12 pm-1 am
    • Sun, 12 pm-11 pm
    • Closed Monday

bar piña

Winston Salem’s only rooftop bar featuring a variety of tasty cocktails, spirits, and views. Specials during the week. Open for limited hours in the winter. Good prices and a comfortable atmosphere.

bar piña Facebook

  • 770 Liberty View, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-355-4664
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 5 pm-2 am
    • Winter hours, only Fri & Sat, 5 pm-2 am

Easy Talk

Easy Talk is an all-day beverage place serving coffee by day and cocktails at night. Awesome drinks, fantastic decor and ambiance, and great service. Easy – You can order one of their eight rotating cocktails or Talk – You can talk to the bartender and have them make something special for you. Beer and wine are also available.

Easy Talk Instagram

  • 905 S Broad Street, Suite 105, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • Mon, 10 am-8 pm
    • Wed & Thurs, 10 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 10 am-10:30 pm
    • Sun, 12 pm-8 pm
    • Closed Tuesday
    • Talk is open Thurs-Sat @ 5 pm


Euphoria is a unique space with fantastic drinks and excellent service. Great atmosphere and music, dancing, and events on certain nights. Drink specials, like Thirsty Thursday. See their web page for more info.

Euphoria Website

  • 701 Trade Street Northwest, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-645-9330
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sun, 4 pm-2 am
    • Closed Monday

Fair Witness Fancy Drinks

Fair Witness is located across from Bailey Park in Innovation Park. They feature outstanding cocktails, with always something new and creative. It’s a cozy bar with a great atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor patio seating is available.

Fair Witness Facebook

  • 290 4th Street E, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • Tues & Sun, 4 pm-11 pm
    • Wed-Sat, 4 pm-2 am
    • Closed Monday

Footnote Coffee & Cocktails

Footnote, a companion of Foothills Brewery, offers fresh-roasted coffee and sweet offerings during the day and signature cocktails, craft beer, wine, and small plates at night. Laid-back atmosphere. Music and special events on some nights.

Footnote Instagram

  • 634 W 4th Street, Suite 120, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-602-1087
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 8 am-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 8 am-11 pm
    • Sun, 10 am-5 pm

Joyner’s Bar

Joyner’s is the west-end neighborhood bar. Warm and casual, it is a great place to enjoy some wine or craft cocktails. It features several uniquely designed rooms, and you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked back to the early 1900’s. Outdoor patio seating is available. Small bites are served.

Cocktails at Joyner's Bar in Winston-Salem, NC on a dark wooden table by candlelight.
This collection of tasty craft cocktails could be sitting in front of you! Just head on down to Joyner’s Bar on 4th St – a couple of doors down from Mozelle’s.
Photo by Alex Schenker for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Joyner’s Bar Website

  • 854 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-955-1619
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 4 pm-2 am
    • Sat & Sun, 12 pm-2 am

Reboot Arcade Bar

Reboot is a nostalgic 80’s and 90’s style arcade and bar. It features over 60 pinball and arcade machines, and the vibe is fun and entertaining while you enjoy your signature cocktail or craft beer. They also offer fun shooters. All ages are allowed to enter before 9 pm; then, it is adults only. An adult must accompany minors.

Reboot Arcade Website

  • 534 N Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-6697
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4 pm-12 am
    • Fri, 4 pm-2 am
    • Sat, 12 pm-2 am
    • Sun, 3 pm-12 am
    • Closed Monday

Second & Green Tavern

The Official Second & Green Tavern is your neighborhood pub. Casual and fun, it’s the perfect place to grab a drink. Hosts music, events, and football games on their screens. Home of the famous $3 Greenway Shot.

Second & Green Tavern Facebook

  • 207 N. Green Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-631-3143
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 12 pm-2 am

Single Brothers

Single Brothers is a relaxed cocktail bar that is welcoming to everyone. They serve craft cocktails, beer, seltzers, and wine. They grow and use their own herbs in the cocktails. It is a small inside space but a large covered outside seating area that is great to hang out in. Great bartenders and friendly people.

Single Brothers Website

  • 627 N Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 4 pm-2 am

STEM Beverage And Supply

STEM is a family-owned bar with a modern vibe. They feature fine wines, cocktails, and draft beers. Charcuterie boards are available for snacking.

Stem Beverage Website

  • 626 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-5609
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 5 pm-12 am
    • Fri & Sat, 12 pm-12 am
    • Closed Sunday & Monday

Tate’s Craft Cocktails

Tate’s features a great wine and beer selection and signature cocktails at their full bar. They offer Happy Hours specials. Low-key, with a relaxing atmosphere. Friendly and knowledgeable bartenders. Shared plates served. Outdoor seating is also available.

Tate’s Facebook

  • 279 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-934-3003
  • Hours
    • Mon-Wed, 4 pm-2 am
    • Thurs, 4 pm-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 4 pm-2 am
    • Closed Sunday

The Trophy Room

The Trophy Room is reminiscent of a dark, prohibition-era speakeasy. They feature whiskey flights and craft cocktails. Serving all types of spirits, they also have an impressive bourbon selection. They offer whiskey lockers, so you can keep your favorite bottle available always. Every month, they have a Prime Rib dinner that includes a whiskey flight and decadent dessert. Call to reserve a spot.

The Trophy Room Website

  • 517 N Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-955-1463
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4 pm-12 am
    • Fri & Sat, 4 pm-1 am
    • Closed Sunday & Monday

The Wrong Number

The Wrong Number, said to have been funded by telemarketer settlements, features incredible cocktails with fun names. They also serve beer and wine. Board games and cards are available for patrons’ enjoyment. They host DJs, live music, open mic nights, and other events. Outdoor seating is also available.

The Wrong Number Facebook

  • 408 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-8392
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4 pm-12 am
    • Fri & Sat, 4 pm-2 am
    • Sun, 3 pm-10 pm
    • Closed Monday

Thirsty Pallet

Thirsty Pallet is a craft beer, cocktail, and wine bar in downtown Winston-Salem. They host karaoke nights and music bingo and have specials available most days. Fun vibe and great drinks. Check out their Facebook page. Outdoor seating is available.

Thirsty Pallet Facebook

  • 249 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Mon-Fri, 2 pm-2 am
  • Sat, 12 pm-2 am
  • Sun, 2 pm-2 am

Vintage Sofa Lounge

Vintage Sofa Lounge is a high-end lounge with fine wine, craft cocktails, and beer. Sofas for lounging and a patio with outdoor seating are available. They offer small bites, house-made pizza, and charcuterie and cheese boards for snacking. Weekly drink specials.

Fruity cocktail with umbrella in drink from Vintage Sofa Bar in Winston-Salem, NC
A local favorite, the Vintage Sofa Lounge serves some of the prettiest drinks!
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Vintage Sofa Website

  • 1001 Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-905-9008
  • Hours
    • Tues & Wed, 3 pm-12 am
    • Thurs-Sat, 3 pm-1 am
    • Sun, 1 pm-12 am
    • Closed Monday

Whiskey Box

Whiskey Box is a secluded bar located downstairs from Rec Billiards. Many have commented that it is the closest thing to a speakeasy. It’s a small, cozy place with great drinks and friendly bartenders. They feature jazz music and free darts.

Whiskey Box Facebook

  • 412 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-6006
  • Hours
    • Wed-Sat, 6 pm-2 am
    • Closed Sun-Tues

Beverage Specials

Enjoying drinks out with friends is a good time any night. But it could be more fun if you find 1/2 price glasses of wine, $2 beer, or $5 Fireball specials. Check out our wine, beer, and cocktail specials for daily discounts.

What is your favorite cocktail, and from where in Winston-Salem? Let us know in the comments.

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