We will be closed until further notice amid the recent news.



North Carolina ABC laws can be quirky, and the state does not actually permit "bars". 

Businesses wishing to sell alcohol must choose from a list of categories like restaurant, brewery, distillery, event venue, etc. and each has its own guidelines concerning type/percent of food sales, seating and more.

That's why The Basement is categorized as a Private Club which requires that we:

  • charge an annual fee ($1 is all it takes!)
  • collect basic member information
  • check in members for each visit.

Our check-in kiosk will get you in quickly and painlessly!


  • $1 membership fee can be paid in cash at the door or added to your bar tab   
  • Members must be 21+ and may bring up to 5 guests under 21 until 9pm.
  • Under 21 guests must be supervised at all times    
  • From 9pm on, we are 21+ only

Good to Know

Proper attire is required to enter.  Nothing fancy, but the basics…shirt, shoes, etc.

Sorry, but no pets, smoking/vaping or weapons on the premises