Jay Gasbarro realized that South End had plenty of nice restaurants and places to party late into the night, but nothing really in between. Now, he’s changing that. QC Pour House, a free-roaming neighborhood bar, will open there in mid-May.
“I’ve had this dream for at least 6-7 years. After my wife and I moved to Charlotte, we knew it was the perfect place to open up,” Gasbarro said.
While the name gives the impression that it is a taproom, QC Pour House will offer much more. You’ll be able to get local craft beers from Charlotte breweries, liquor and wines. As far as food, you will order from a window, pick it up when it’s ready and have the option to eat it anywhere in the space, which is similar to the style at VGBG.
“I really want the emphasis to be on promoting conversation. It will be a casual setting that’s also appealing to a mature crowd,” Gasbarro told CharlotteFive. “I want it to be the everyday bar that people in the neighborhood can come to and consistently get the same experience, no matter the day.”
The interior will be filled with murals created by Alex DeLarge, highlighting all things important to Charlotte, as well as a photo of the couple’s dog, who serves as mascot of the bar.
Gasbarro envisions QC Pour House being South End’s favorite place to watch local sporting events, as well. They will offer daily specials on drinks, including $4 local drafts and a $5 signature cocktail.
Items on the food menu will come in shareable portions. Gasbarro is most excited about the hand pies, which are mini calzones that will be fried and paired with a dipping sauce.
The Gasbarros have enlisted Kellie McCann to serve as the general manager and Harry Pappas to run the kitchen.
QC Pour House will be at 200 W. Tremont St., Suite 101. They are targeting a mid-May opening, which will officially be announced via their social media.