My boyfriend and I were visiting from Florida and stumbled upon Idlewild from a Google search. So impressed! And thats putting it lightly. We told the bartender the types of liquor we prefer and our specific likes and the drinks came out perfectly! We will definitely be visiting multiple times during our stay in Charlotte.
A very interesting concept! No drink menu, you just tell them what you lime and the vibe you're feeling, and they craft a drink that fits. I was a little skeptical at first, but our server/bartender for what I asked for almost too perfectly! I was feeling like a refreshing drink, with a citrus vibe, but with a smokey finish. They fit it perfectly with a penicillin; ginger beer, lime and scotch, hitting everything I asked for. You will almost assuredly need a reservation here, as seating is limited and it seems pretty popular. For me it's a one and done. The concept is really cool, but it's basically located under a newer apartment building, and almost feels more like the entrance to that building than an actual bar. It's a place to come perhaps for a special occasion or for a novelty, but it's not a place I would recommend as a regular establishment to frequent.
One of my favorite bar concepts in the city. Never ever had a bad drink. I usually go on weeknights, so Ive never had to wait or make a reservation. But if coming with a group, or on a weekend I would say absolutely make a reservation. Music is always great as well.
Had a great time at Idlewild last night. Reagan knows her flavors, made an excellent smoky old fashioned! We only had to wait about 20mins to get seats, you can call ahead. Great spot for a night out!
Transcendent. Vince and the crew do an amazing job here. We told him what we wanted and a minute later we were sipping classics wed never heard of done perfectly. Will be back as often as we can! Also, the clear ice. *chefs kiss*