Let LBJ take you to dinner in Charlotte:
LBJ loved his scotch. And while his favorite place to drink it was in his amphibious car, driving around his Texas ranch (and scaring the whiskey out of his friends by driving straight into the lake), the Whiskey Warehouse would be his ideal Charlotte bar.
LBJ famously said, “Never trust a man whose eyes are too close to his nose.” Well, the Whiskey Warehouse has a large enough selection of whiskey to make you cross-eyed any way you please. Their scotch list, alone, is longer than his list of passed civil rights legislation, and questionably as liberating. With LBJ era-appropriate Rat Pack paraphernalia and a relaxing upstairs patio, the Whiskey Warehouse’s ambience and unique flair has made it LBJ’s favorite local hangout.
“As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can’t drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against ‘em anyway, you don’t belong in office.” – Molly Ivins
Beef & Bottle
With how much scotch LBJ drank (off the job, of course), he was bound to get the munchies every once in a while. And when he got the munchies, he apparently went big: steak was his food of choice, if given an option. He was from Texas, after all, and it’s been said that it’s hard to leave Texas behind. In fact, a lot has been said to Texas, but all those things really boil down to two: big steaks and jeans. And LBJ loved both of them.
In fact, Beef & Bottle is one of the only places in the area to get a top quality and high dollar steak without dressing up. There’s nothing fancy about it; it just delivers a great steak. From the outside, it’s rustic at best, but on the inside it’s dimly-lit and romantic. Straight to the point and with its own unique swagger, this place is right up LBJ’s alley.