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Artist's rendering of new rooftop bar in Birkdale / Suffolk Punch

Suffolk Punch Brewing coming to Birkdale

May 22. Suffolk Punch Brewing will open in Birkdale Village early next year in an already iconic two-story structure across from Fox & Hound and the old Corkscrew space. Sitting directly on The Grove, its rooftop bar will face the new big screen and concert area. Seth Stidham, co-owner and COO of Suffolk Punch Brewing, […]

Glass Of Beer

You’ll just have to wait a little more: The brewery at Birkdale

Feb. 3.  By TL Bernthal. The yet-to-be-announced brewery in Birkdale Village probably won’t be able to open until closer to the end of this year,  said  Tim Perry, managing partner of North American Properties in Atlanta, the owner of the mixed-use project. It will go in a two-story, open air space along the green by […]


Charlotte almost makes the top quarter of fun cities in WalletHub survey. Is it the brewery factor?

Dec. 8. With the average American spending over $3,500 on entertainment each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub  released its report on 2022’s Most Fun Cities in America. You’d think with all the breweries — one of the key metrics in the survey — in Charlotte and Lake Norman, the region might have ranked higher than […]

The Hideway owners:Jon and Debbie Huffman, Tina and Jay (not pictured) Kleinschmidt, and Laura and Ryan Messenger.

Cheers to The Hideaway LKN, the new kid on the 28031 bar scene

Nov. 4. By TL Bernthal. Three Lake Norman couples are opening a new bar in Cornelius that they hope will become the next great neighborhood bar along with being a venue to give back to the community. The grand opening of The Hideaway LKN will be celebrated with live entertainment 8 pm – 2 am […]


Lake Norman a hub for beer enthusiasts

By Erica Batten.  Five years ago, it would have been hard to imagine Lake Norman as a destination for beer enthusiasts. Craft brewing was not one of the target areas for growth, said Ryan McDaniels, CEO of Lake Norman Economic Development. But times have changed, and not just locally. And Tim Kent, executive director of […]