Bringing new life to a former grocery store space, Protagonist Clubhouse has officially opened in NoDa. Best friends Ryan, Mike, and Ryan wanted to combine their love of travel and brewing to create a different kind of place for socializing.
Specifically, “a new kind of brewery.” We all know Charlotte has plenty of breweries to go around.
Long story short, it was going to take too long to build a full-scale brewery, so the three founders decided on the next best thing – a nano-brewery. The “clubhouse” concept is not your picnic table, bring your dogs and kids to the brewery concept. It’s a smaller, cozier space for good conversation, good food, and great beer.
But the Clubhouse is just the beginning! The owners tell us they have plans in the works for that full-scale brewery with more of their own brews on tap.
BEER: The “A-Z” taps behind the bar include a takeover of 26 brews from breweries from here in Charlotte and other parts of the country. In addition, the Clubhouse offers two Protagonist collabs with local Divine Barrel Brewing and another with Town Brewing Co. If beer isn’t your thing, they’ve got several cocktails on the menu as well.
“Protagonist was created to harness the social power of beer and transform it into real, public good. More than a brewery, it’s a network of best friends, curious beer drinkers and brewmasters, all working together to build something great.” – Statement from website
FOOD: Small plates from their on-site kitchen.