QC Pour House will officially open at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.
The 4,400-square-foot space near South End’s Design Center is intended to be a casual middle ground between breweries and high-end cocktail bars without veering too hard into party bar territory.
“We want to add a staple neighborhood bar that highlights the great people and things that Charlotte has to offer,” owner Jay Gasbarro told the Agenda. “Our concept will be focused on the neighborhood and people interacting with each other rather than big events and banging late night music.”
The exact address is 200 W. Tremont Ave. 101, and hours will be from 11:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
The set up is reminiscent of VBGB’s indoor space with a huge bar, picnic tables and a walk-up food window.
Like VBGB, there are no servers — just bartenders and kitchen staff. Gasbarro says he prefers this style of operation so patrons aren’t tied to one table and instead are free to roam around.
There’s seating for 92 at picnic tables, the bar and high tops, plus some central drink rails where groups can stand and gather.
Bar seating along a wall of open windows overlooking Tremont also creates an airy indoor/outdoor atmosphere in the absence of a patio.
You’ll also find a dozen TVs for game day and a selection of board games for another kind of game day.
The walkup food window features a menu of shareable bar food like wings, cheese sticks and nachos along with salads, grilled sandwiches and signature calzone-style hand pies.
Just order at the window on the right side of the bar. Prices include tax and are all rounded to the nearest quarter.
Items highlighted below include:
- Tremont Club ($12) – Grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar, LTO, mayo on grilled sourdough
- When in Rome ($10.50) – Fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato, basil, olive oil and Italian seasoning on a baguette
- Steak tip kabob sub ($13.50) – Grilled filet steak tips, feta, cucumber, kalamata olives, LTO, Greek dressing on a sub roll
- Pepperoni hand pie ($11.50) – Stuffed with mozzarella and pepperoni with a side of marinara sauce
At the bar they’ve got eight draft beers, a selection of craft cans, eight signature cocktails all $10 or less and, of course, White Claw.
Non-alcoholic options include Pure Intentions cold brew and Lenny Boy kombucha.
Signature QC Pour House Cocktails:
- Orange Crush – vodka, triple sec, orange juice, topped with lemon-lime soda ($8)
- Gone To Church – Jack Daniels, lemonade, soda water, topped with a lime ($8)
- Deb’s Bloody Mary – Titos, Zing Zang bloody mary mix, celery and olives ($9)
- The Kure – Ketel One, Lenny Boy kombucha, and a splash of soda water ($10)
- South End Social – Titos, lemonade, iced tea, sprite, topped with a lemon slice ($8)
- Tucker Does Tequila – Hornitos, lime juice, pineapple juice, topped with a lime ($9)
- The Queens Spritz – Prosecco, aperol, splash of soda, topped with an orange slice ($10)
Here are the full QC Pour House food and drink menus:
QC Pour House joins a booming lineup along the Tremont corridor.
Hawkers, Superica, Barcelona, Jeni’s Ice Creams, Sycamore Brewing, Yamazaru, Zeppelin, Bang Bang Burgers and Common Market South End are all located within a few hundred yards. Plus, Pins Mechanical Company and 16-Bit Bar+Arcade are both under construction. And don’t forget about Atherton, which is also less than 500 yards away.
Husband and wife owners are Jay and Ashely Gasbarro have been working on the concept for more than five years. Kellie McCann will be the GM and Harry Pappas will manage the kitchen. The Gasborro’s dog Tucker is he’s famous in South End for repping a Panthers blue mohawk and now serves as the QC Pour House mascot. You’ll find him painted on the wall and emblazoned on QCPH merch designed in partnership with 704 Shop.