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Merle’s Craft Cocktails

Craft Cocktails. Local Beer. Good Vibes. Friendly People.

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Mon-Tues:  Closed
Wed-Sat: 4 pm – 9 pm
Sun: 12 pm – 4 pm

About Us

A cocktail bar located in a historic 152-year-old cottage.

At Merle’s Cocktail Bar, we believe in the power of a well-crafted drink to bring together good friends and create unforgettable memories. Our bar is located in the historic heart of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, offering a cozy yet sophisticated ambiance that’s perfect for any occasion.

Only the Best

Award Winning Mixologist



Signature Cocktails


Wilkes New Fashioned • 11

Smooth and complex. Made with Larceny bourbon blended with honey and cardamom bitters. Constructed in a rose-smoked high ball glass and garnished with fresh lemon peel and house-made cherries.

Mezcal Old Fashioned • 15

Smoky Los Siete Misterios Mezcal stirred with Aztec chili chocolate bitters and simple syrup. Constructed in a smoked Palo Santo lowball glass. Garnished with lime peel and luxardo cherry.

Blooming Mule • 10

Tito’s Vodka shaken with fresh lime, bright lavender, and hibiscus simple syrup. Topped with Q ginger beer. Garnished with a sugar hibiscus lime wheel and candied ginger.

Ain’t From Around Here • 14

Siete Misterios Doba-Yej Mezcal and black raspberry Chambord fused with fresh lime, lemon, simple syrup, and egg white. Constructed in a tall, angled coupe glass and garnished with lime zest and a poblano sugar rim.

Of A Morning • 12

Call Family Distillers Reverend’s Coffee Liqueur with zesty fresh lemon, simple syrup, and egg white. Constructed in a coupe glass and garnished with lemon zest.

Out of Office • 10

Tropical blend of Myers’s rum, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and Q ginger beer. Constructed in a highball glass and garnished with caramelized dried pineapple and nutmeg.

Zero Proof


Smoking Citrus • 7

Lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and soda water. Constructed in a highball glass inside a smoking bell with a smoked salt and poblano pepper powder slice of lime.

Ginger Spice • 7

Cape spiced zero proof spirit blended with allspice, cassia bark, honeybush, cardamom, coriander,
clove, and orange peel. Shaken with bitters, brown sugar simple syrup, and ginger beer. Constructed in a lowball garnished with candied ginger.

Grannie’s Garden • 7

Cape Floral zero proof spirits blended with juniper, roses geranium, angelica root, coriander, and lemon. Shaken with fresh lemon, lavender, and rose simple syrup. Topped with soda water. Constructed in a lowball glass. Garnished with lavender and lemon peel.

Bitter Neighbor • 7

Lemon bittersweet zero proof spirit. Blended with lemon and simple syrup. Constructed in a martini glass. Garnished with lemon peel.

No Fashioned • 7

Epilogue zero proofspirit. Blended with smoked malt, chocolate malt, oak, honeybush, vanilla, cassia, helichrysum, petiolare, and clove. Stirred with chocolate cherry bitters and brown sugar syrup. Constructed in a lowball glass.Garnished with an orange peel.


Beer, Wine, & Classic Cocktails Always Available.


We Do Private Events

Our aim is to make everyone who walks through our doors feel like a part of the Merle’s family. Whether you’re here to unwind after a long day, catch up with friends, or celebrate a special occasion, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere that makes you want to stay awhile.

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