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Aug 24, 2017

Lakeside bars to visit before boating season ends

Posted by Amanda Erskine • Lake Norman Nightlife

While summer doesn’t OFFICIALLY end until September 22nd, universities, and the local grade schools are already back in session, and August is expiring in one week, so getting as much lake time in as possible is crucial. We are projected to have a fairly hot fall and winter, but just like white jeans, there is a season for boating and it’s coming to a close much too soon.

Boating is made even more fun by the day drinking that goes on during it, and with The Rusty Rudder being bought out by Kindred owners, Katy and Joe Kindred, we have one less lakeside dive bar to enjoy. While the opening of Hello, Sailor is highly anticipated, the menu and atmosphere caters more towards the yacht club crowd looking to enjoy a fancy cocktail and gourmet meal, while calmly looking out at the lake and enjoying the company of other sophisticated lake-goers. So where are the rest of us who are looking to yell a little and enjoy PBR without judgement supposed to go?

Here are some lakeside bars that your sober boat driver can drive you up to and dock:

P.S. Hello, Sailor, the restaurant taking the place of the Rusty Rudder has recently been pushed back to an October opening date!

-Apps and Taps

155 Pinnacle Ln, Mooresville, NC 28117

-The Blue Parrot

169 Pinnacle Ln, Mooresville, NC 28117

-Midway Boathouse Grill

8693 NC-150, Terrell, NC 28682

-Eddie’s on Lake Norman

643 Williamson Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117

-Jack’s Dockside Grill

 1459 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117

Happy Boating!