Your Neighborhood Pub
These are the highlights of how we got on the right wagon. If you want the embellished version, stop in and grab a pint — the story is better with all the intoxicating details!
The Drafthouse y’all know today evolved from (day drinking) visions of restaurants, speakeasies (story op), and bars. As we settled on a drafthouse and bottle shop, the look and personality evolved from community input and plenty of mistakes (see: the unfinished pillar that became our staple chalkboard wall).
When we refer to this as a labor of love (of craft beer), we aren’t kidding. This truly was a beg, borrow, and steal (story op) expedition to make our daydreaming come to life. As friends dropped in to see the progress, their ideas influenced the space. We found treasure in other’s trash and used some good ol’ fashioned elbow grease (which in our case meant literally running through a wall to open up the cooler) to create the Cheers of Lake Norman.