Protagonist Clubhouse will open its doors in early 2019 at the intersection of 35th and Davidson in the heart of NoDa.
The nano-brewery and taproom will occupy 1,700 square feet of space formerly occupied by NoDa Grocery. The concept comes from childhood friends Ryan McKillen, Mike Salzarulo and Ryan Owens (from my home state of Ohio, hooray).
NoDa was an obvious target for them with an established nightlife scene that is also in the midst of a growth explosion.
The Clubhouse will have 20-24 taps that will have beer from their own system as well as guest taps.
Other features include a living room atmosphere, light fare food, and an optional membership program for those really into beer.
They aim to create a space that is appealing for beer nerds like myself and those who aren’t who just want something delicious to sip on.
[Agenda related guide: Complete list and map of Charlotte’s local breweries, plus the most popular beer at each]
This same ownership group also plans to open a massive brewery at 21st and Brevard in Optimist Park.
That project is much farther out but they had zoning approved and we will give you more info on that as it develops.