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Unique beers, innovative cuisine and creative cocktails are all awaiting guests at South End’s latest restaurant and brewery, Trolley Barn Fermentory and Food Hall, which is now open adjacent to the Rail Trail at Atherton Mill.

“Our team has worked incredibly hard over the past year to develop something different with Trolley Barn, a whole new take on how to explore craft beer and hospitality. It’s rewarding to see it come to fruition,” said Trolley Barn owner Phil Buchy. “We’re excited to see what South End is really about.” 

The Trolley Barn concept is a nod to the electric trolleys that began operating in Charlotte in 1891. Paying homage to the era that inspired it, the Trolley Barn identity fuses ornate typography of the art nouveau era with machinery found in warehouses like the trolley barns of the early 1900s. 

Trolley Barn houses a brewery, taproom and three food stalls, each individually branded and offering its own distinct fare from award-winning Chef Gene Briggs. Guests will order food from any of the three Trolley Barn food stations at their tables or from seats at the bar. Behind the bar, Trolley Barn serves its own line of beers, plus a full cocktail program featuring classic and experimental recipes.