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Raise a Glass 🥃 It’s National Bourbon Day!

Contributor: Jamie Richardson


On June 14th each year, bourbon lovers from coast to coast come together to honor the rich history and unparalleled flavor of this beloved American whiskey. And if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind bourbon experience in Cabarrus County, we’ve got you covered!

Bourbon enthusiasts can celebrate at the Bourbon Bar at 73 & Main in downtown Mount Pleasant.

The Bourbon Bar has one of the largest selections of bourbon in North Carolina…with more than 80 different varieties of bourbon, whiskey, and scotch, and over 60 rare and antique bourbons!

A Haven for Bourbon Lovers 🥃

Step inside the Bourbon Bar and discover a world curated by visionary Dr. Allen Dobson, president of 73 & Main and a respected resident and physician in Mount Pleasant.

  • Dobson is also responsible for multiple revitalization projects in the area including Southern Grace Distilleries—the only distillery located within a prison in the entire United States—and undertaking numerous downtown historic restoration initiatives.

The warm and inviting atmosphere of the Bourbon Bar is sure to make you feel right at home. Nestled at the back of 73 & Main Restaurant, it is the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing beverage and a delicious meal.

🍻 From the bar, you can also enjoy a front-row view of the Old Well Brewery, which was named after the mid-1800s well that was discovered below a concrete slab in the back of the restaurant. >>> Watch this reel from inside the Bourbon Bar!

The Bourbon Bar offers its very own local award-winning bourbon, “Conviction.”

The Bourbon Bar announced in May 2023, a new Single Barrel Pick from Southern Grace Distilleries.

  • The hand-selected 1929 Double Oak was aged in the original prison dorm right down the road at Southern Grace Distilleries.

After two years, the bourbon was harvested and then re-barreled in new, charred American white oak casks. The twice-barreling enhances the depth of flavors as it matures and refines the bourbon. Be sure to try their popular “Cellblock” cocktail that’s made with Conviction!

Whether you’re a seasoned bourbon connoisseur or a newcomer eager to explore the world of whiskey, the Bourbon Bar at 73 & Main is an absolute must-visit destination.

  • So don’t hesitate—step inside, find a comfortable seat, and raise your glass to the rich history and tradition of bourbon.

The Bourbon Bar is located at 73 & Main: 1467 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, NC. Find out more about them on their website or follow 73 & Main on Facebook and Instagram!

A Perfect Way to Celebrate Dad! 🥃

Looking for more reasons to enjoy bourbon in Mount Pleasant? Why not celebrate with Dad this Father’s Day in Mount Pleasant?!

There are two Father’s Day events that you won’t want to miss:

🎇 73 & Main is having a Father’s Day Grand Buffet on Sunday, June 18th from 11:00am-4:00pm.

  • The Father’s Day Grand Buffet will include an amazing spread of french toast ~ eggs ~ bacon ~ sausage ~ shrimp & grits ~ burnt ends ~ a charcuterie display ~ a salad bar ~ beef brisket ~ and more!
  • Reservations are not required, but highly recommended. Give them a call at 704-436-2050 to make a reservation. The best times to call are Wednesday-Sunday noon-4:30pm.

🎇 Father’s Day Barrel House Tastings at Whiskey Prison – June 16 and 17

  • What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a Conviction Bourbon tasting at Whiskey Prison!
  • SGD Founder Thomas Thacker and Master Distiller Sebastian Correa will lead a tasting of Southern Grace bourbons and whiskeys in the 1929 Barrel House, including their Father’s Day Single Barrel Pick. You might just be able to convince them to sign a bottle!
  • Each tasting lasts about an hour.


Planning to visit? Tell ’em Cabarrus Weekly sent ya!