Atlanta-based Monday Night Brewing continues its takeover of the southern U.S. craft beer scene, announcing that a fifth taproom is on the way. This one is in the heart of Charlotte’s dynamic South End neighborhood. It is currently under construction with an anticipated opening in early 2023.
“The South End is an incredibly exciting locale to debut our broad beer portfolio in the great state of North Carolina,” says CEO and Co-Founder of MNB, Jeff Heck. “Not only is Charlotte our fifth taproom, but North Carolina is also the fourth state we’ll be expanding our distribution to. We are thrilled to join the beer scene and community in North Carolina, which we have long admired. ”
The 8,500 square feet building, on 1.13 acres, will offer one of South End’s largest outdoor open spaces. Patrons can look forward to a diverse, internationally-award winning tap list, sweeping outdoor spaces, hand-crafted neapolitan-style pizzas, and a curated wine and cocktail program.
Providence Group Capital (PGC) acquired the property in February of 2021 with the original vision of transforming the former automotive shop into a food hall. That was until they crossed paths with the folks at Monday Night Brewing, and an instant connection was formed.
“We spent a lot of time with the Monday Night team in both Charlotte and Atlanta, and it was immediately evident that they would be the perfect match for South End’s laid-back and fun-loving culture,” says PGC Partner, Eric Nichols. “They have cultivated a distinct community at each of their locations by embracing the vibrancy of the neighborhood, while also offering some of the most innovative and exceptional beers.”
Indeed, that’s our favorite part of this slow and steady expansion by location strategy that Monday Night is pursuing: Each location (five across four states) is a totally new and interesting concept.
Monday Night Brewing first launched its operations in Atlanta in 2011 after several years of homebrewing by its three co-founders: Jeff Heck, Joel Iverson, and Jonathan Baker. Soon after, in 2013, they opened their first taproom and production facility in West Midtown Atlanta, focusing on core beer production and extravagant IPAs billed under their industry-renowned Hop Hut series. In 2017, Monday Night Garage opened in Southwest Atlanta, which is home to their barrel-aged, sour, and experimental beer programs.
In recent years, further expansion followed with Monday Night Social Club in Birmingham, Ala., and Monday Night Preservation Co. in Nashville, TN.