The Market Bar is part of the Gibson Mill Market, a locally sourced food hall located in the historic Gibson Mill.
Concord (Gibson Mill)
📍 305 McGill Avenue NW, Concord, NC 28027
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With years of experience in brewing and serving beer, Cabarrus Brewing Company saw The Market Bar as a chance to broaden its horizons and offer more to the community.
- Rusty Olson, Cabarrus Brewing Company’s Retail Director, said, “We jumped at the opportunity to be part of the Gibson Mill Market and provide our handcrafted beverages and carefully curated beer, wine, and other items to support the amazing food options in the Food Hall.”
The Market Bar’s goal is to create a comfortable, elevated, welcoming, and warm experience for every visitor. What truly sets The Market Bar apart is its commitment to creating a casual feel while providing craft cocktails, beer, and wine. This inclusive approach allows The Market Bar to become a place for groups to gather, connect, and enjoy each other’s company.
- “The Market Bar offers high-level cocktails and other beverage options in an unpretentious environment. You can be with friends and family in the Market and find something for everyone. No need to be 21 to get in, we are open to all ages.” said Olson.
Much like other businesses within Gibson Mill, The Market Bar thrives on its local roots. Olson explains, “Like many of the businesses within Gibson Mill, we are local. Our company was founded here, and we all live here. Supporting The Market Bar is supporting your friends and neighbors.” This local touch infuses the bar with a genuine sense of community and belonging, making it more than just a place to grab a drink—it’s a testament to the spirit of community.
🥃 The Market Bar stands out from other local bars, boasting the largest bourbon selection in Concord and its careful attention to detail to provide a unique and inviting atmosphere. This dedication to excellence ensures that every visit to The Market Bar is an exceptional one.
🍸 Of course, the heart of any bar lies in its libations, and The Market Bar is no exception. With craft cocktails that span a spectrum of diverse tastes, the bar caters to a wide range of preferences.
- One of their most popular cocktails is the Paper Plane. The blend of bourbon, Amaro, Campari, and lemon creates a balance that is both tart and refreshing.
🍺🍷 They also provide an extensive range of beer, wine, and even slushie offerings. With draft options like Modelo Especial, Yuengling, and Allagash White, as well as unique wines such as Gruner Veltliner, there’s an option to satisfy everyone.
🎪 Get ready for some exciting upcoming events and promotions at Gibson Mill Market and The Market Bar! A Grand Opening event for the entire market will take place from Sept 12-17th and feature a Circus at the Market, with live performances, food specials, fun activities, and musical acts throughout the week. (Be sure and check out the upcoming Sept 6th issue of Cabarrus Weekly for more information.)
Additionally, The Market Bar is excited to offer a series of daily specials. From Margarita Mondays to Thirsty Thursdays, they invite you to explore a different experience each day of the week. They also plan to host informal Bourbon tastings and training sessions, to provide guests with more immersive experiences.
Since opening in Nov 2022, The Market Bar has earned high praise from their customers. A recent Google review raves, “Wow! The Market Bar at Gibson Mill Market is a hidden gem! The staff is incredible, making exquisite cocktails that are simply delightful.”
From its curated craft cocktails to its warm and welcoming ambiance, The Market Bar is a testament to the power of thoughtful design, local pride, and shared moments.
Planning to visit? Tell ’em Cabarrus Weekly sent ya!