About Us

The Imperial is a craft cocktail lounge located in  Uptown Charlotte, NC. Boasting a signature selection of hand crafted cocktails, designed by our first class team of mixologists, means cocktails at The Imperial are sure to excite the palate.

Our first class team of mixologists, means cocktails at The Imperial are sure to excite the palate.
The Imperial Charlotte Offering Live Jazz music every Thursday

Our Atmosphere

In addition to our signature selections, The Imperial has a creative fresh vitality menu designed with purpose, to revisit a time when you could enjoy a cocktail without the processed sugars, syrups, and juices of today. We pride ourselves on using fresh local ingredients in all of our drinks.

Offering Live Jazz music every Friday & Saturday with Half priced martini's on Thursday's discounted Whiskeys and Half priced wine bottles on Wednesday, The imperial offers events to suit  everyone's preference.

The Originals

Imperial Old Fashioned

Rye Whisky, Angostura Bitters, Agave Simple Syrup, served over orange infused ice sphere, Hickory Smoked

Raspberry Fields Forever

Raspberry Vodka, Agave Simple Syrup, Lime Juice, Organic Lemonade, Poured over a Raspberry Infused Sphere

Catawba Crisp

Muddy River Coconut Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, Mint Leaves, Garnished with Lime Wheel

Royal Apple Mule

House Infused Apple Whisky, Agave Simple Syrup, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer, Garnished with Flaming Lime Boat, Cinnamon Sprinkle, Cinnamon Stick


Rye Whisky, Grapefruit Juice, Agave Simple Syrup, Ginger Beer with Rosemary Smoke

Cardinal Sin

Cardinal Barrel Rested Gin, Domaine De Canton Ginger Liquor, Agave Simple Syrup,Dash of Bitters, Dash of Lemon Bitters, Splash of Soda Water, Garnished with a Lemon Wedge

Cool As A Cucumber

Cucumber Vodka, Melon Liquor, Muddled Cucumber Slices, Soda Water, Garnished With Fresh Cucumber Slice and Dry Ice (smoke effect)

Paloma Stinger

Silver Tequila, Grapefruit Juice, Serrano Pepper Simple Syrup, Ginger, Fresh Lime Juice, Ice Sphere Infused with a Serrano Pepper and Grapefruit Slice

Wolf’s Reviver

Montelobos Mezcal,

The Martinis

Ambrosial Garden

Gin, St. Elderflower, Angostura Bitters, Fresh Lemon Juice, Soda Water


Pear Vodka, St. Elderflower, Agave Simple Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Soda Water

Doctor’s Orders

Doc Porter’s Vodka, Hibiscus Extract, Muddled Lime and Cucumber, Soda Water

Pom Rita

Silver Tequila, Pomegranate Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Organic Lemonade, Garnished with Lime Wheel

Local Gin

Doc Porter’s Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Egg White, Agave Simple Syrup

Green Teani

Raspberry Vodka, Green Tea, Organic Lemonade, Served over Blueberry Ice Sphere


Vanilla Vodka, Chocolate Liquor, Irish Cream, Chocolate Drizzle, Garnished with Roasted Marshmallow and Graham Cracker

First In Flight

Aviation Gin, Creme de Violette, Organic Apple Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice Garnished with NC Grown Cherry

The Vinos

  • 19 Crimes Cabernet $9/$36
  • Mountain Door Malbec $10/$40
  • Sean Minor Pinot Noir $12/$48
  • Imagery Chardonnay $9/$36
  • Benvolio Pinot Grigio $9/$36
  • Matua Rose $9/$36
  • Wairau Sauvignon Blanc $10/$40
  • Masi Pinot Grigio $12/$36
The Bubbles
  • Prosecco $8/$32
  • Moet Brut $100
  • Moet Rose $150
  • Dom Perignon Brut $275
  • Armand de Brignac Brut(Ace of Spades) $400

The Brews

Bud Light $4
Hard Cider $5
Stella Artois $5
Michelob Ultra $4
Guinness $5
Amber Ale $5
Shock Top $5
Corona $5
IPA $5

Daily Specials:


Where Did the Bottle Go Wednesday: Weekly by the bottle special


No Cover
DJ Zio on the rooftop at 9pm


No Cover
DJ Zio on the rooftop at 9pm
Harvey Cummings Trio at 9pm


No Cover
DJ Zio on the rooftop at 9pm
Harvey Cummings Trio at 9pm

Contact Us / Make A Reservation

Booth Reservations  |  Group Outings  |  Private Events

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