Pour, a Hoppin’-style self-serve bar with locations in places like Durham, Asheville and Charleston, will open this summer in Plaza Midwood.
Pour Charlotte will have 120 taps — half of them dedicated to North Carolina beers and the rest featuring beers from all over the world. It’ll be the largest self-serve taproom in the United States.
There will be four taps of red wine, three taps of white, one tap of prosecco and both water and root beer taps as well.
For reference, Hoppin’ has about 60 taps.
“Plaza Midwood is such a cool location for a taproom like this,” said James Lunney, owner of Pour Taproom Charlotte. “It has such an awesome vibe between the existing local businesses and all of the residents that live in the area.”
It’ll work just like Hoppin’, but instead of a wristband, you’ll get a plastic card pre-loaded to pay for up to 32 ounces that you swipe using QR code technology at the taps.
It’ll disable after 32 ounces, when you’ll need to recharge the card (so you don’t get sloppy).
Pour Charlotte will be a whopping 6,900 square feet.
The exact address is 1212 Central Ave, near Moo & Brew in the heart of Plaza Midwood.
The building, originally built in 1945 as a WWII ammunition warehouse, has served as a bakery and church and a warehouse. “This iconic, historic building needed to be put back into service and live the life it deserved,” James said.
The building’s original windows are still intact and you’ll find a contrast of the exposed brick and metal beams with modern self-pour tech.
The space will be dog-friendly inside and out.