Good day? Bad day? Something to celebrate? When “it’s about time for a drink,” as the smash hit from country singer Russell Dickerson proclaims, head to Cartersville, Georgia. Toast the season in style at these top local watering holes for the perfect mix of ambience and imbibing.

Spend Your Time Sipping and Shopping

Everything – including shopping – is a lot more fun with a perfect glass of vino or a cold beer in hand. Conveniently, Cartersville has multiple sip-and-shop options, like JZ’s Taste of Georgia. JZ’s Taste of Georgia carries a large selection of wine and beer made in the state. Each week, a different Georgia winery is featured in this establishment that prides themselves on their sense of community and sharing. You will likely feel that warm and fuzzy glow akin to being in a family member’s home from an era gone by as you enjoy a glass of choice at JZ’s Taste of Georgia. A vast collection of curated Georgia-made gifts is also available – perfect for picking up a little something to remember your time kicking back without a care in the world!

If you’re in the market for apparel while you catch a pleasant buzz, check out Southern Cove, which many call “the coolest store they’ve ever seen.” Make your first stop to the in-house Ship Faced Pub to select your drink of choice, then start strolling. Southern Cove offers clothing brands including Simply Southern, Salt Life, Southern Limit, Lily & Grace, HUK, and more. Who knows, that glass you are lovingly holding may just be the courage you need to go ahead and buy that shirt you’ve been eyeing since you walked in!

For an experience that will make you feel like you’ve joined the best club in town, Olive Tree and Vine is home to The Cartersville Wine Club and open to the public for weekly wine tastings. After your tasting, take a cocktail walk around the premises. When you walk in, you’re greeted with an expansive selection of olive oils, vinegars, wines, and pastas. The craft beer bar Come Hell or High Water is a focal point at the center of the store. If you need a break from booze, Southern Muggs is the coffee shop in the back of Olive Tree and Vine. Beloved by folks of all ages, Southern Muggs serves as the perfect stop to pick up a handcrafted java to fuel your continued sipping train too!

Find Your New Favorite Cocktail

When you just need to take a seat and sip, your next favorite cocktail is waiting to be discovered at The City Cellar & Loft. No matter the weather or your personal preference of liquor, The City Cellar and Loft has you covered – from a cozy fireplace in their basement dining room to a sunny brick patio. If cocktails are not your thing, craft beers abound here, too. Southern bites (some even keeping in the spirit theme, like bourbon barrel pork chops!) are also on the menu for a perfectly paired meal or snack.

Experience a Dog-Friendly Spot Complete with Awesome Suds

If beer is your thing, Drowned Valley Brewing Company is your place. Drowned Valley Brewing Company is Cartersville’s first craft brewery. Sixteen on-tap beers make the ultimate companions for cheering on your favorite team or catching up with friends. The taproom is also dog-friendly – because a beer is always better when shared with your favorite furry friend! Numerous to-go selections are also available, perfect for taking your newfound favorites back to your hotel room to cap off the night in the most refreshing way.

Indulgent Fun in Cartersville

At this point, your head may be spinning from all the options to go bottoms up. But thinking about it…of course Cartersville has plenty to sip on…after all, this Georgia gem is home to Anheuser-Busch, lest we forget! Since 1993, the Cartersville Anheuser-Busch Brewery brews more than twenty of the Busch beer brands, including Bud Light Lime, Lime-a-Rita, Best Damned Root Beer, and Natural Light. It was also the first to be certified organic by the USDA for its production of Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold. Talk about a town that gets what it means to imbibe in the very best!

Whether you’re in the mood for a mellow brew, a feel-good glass of wine, or a spirited cocktail, Cartersville, Georgia, has just the place to sip and slip away from reality. After all, there’s nothing better than sharing an adult beverage and good conversation with your favorite folks to really bring out the good vibes.

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