Mar 19, 2018
Posted by Amanda Erskine • Nightlife Reviews
This past weekend was a blur of activity. From St. Patrick's Day shenanigans to an entire weekend devoted to NCAA basketball, I was overwhelmed with the masses of Charlotteans and out-of-towners alike that congested the streets and bars of Charlotte.
While typically Sundays are dedicated to brunch, running errands, and prepping for the week ahead, this Sunday was different due to the second round of the tournament. While being conflicted on wanting to watch the games at a bar, and also having my fill of crowded restaurants, I tried to decide where I would want to put up shop for the day.
Without really even trying, my friends and I stumbled across the PERFECT spot. We all were talking about different places and that we could walk to along East Blvd. that were equipped with drinks, food, and TVs, and eventually decided to give Kid Cashew a try. I had never been to Kid Cashew before this past weekend, but had heard incredible things about their cocktails and food, and they truly did not disappoint.
Sitting outside on their porch, we had prime placement to view their outdoor projector, where they were playing the UNC v. Texas A&M game, AKA a devastating blow to my bracket and pride. We all tried their different cocktails, I got the Cilantro, their version of a super fresh margarita, the Smoked Fig, the manliest drink to grace Charlotte, and the Cucumber and Basil Mule, which tasted like a Yankee Candle store in the best possible way. P.S. ALL of the aforementioned cocktails are only $6 on Thursdays! Which makes it an even more perfect place to watch the Sweet Sixteen games on Thursday!
The best part of all though? It wasn't overly crowded with super intoxicated individuals.
So if you're trying to find the perfect balance between South End Station's chaos or your couch's seclusion, I highly recommend continuing your NCAA tournament watch parties at Kid Cashew!