South End Welcomes Its Newest Restaurant & Brewery… Trolley Barn!

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Trolley Barn Fermentory & Food Hall in South End celebrated its grand opening on Friday.

Offering unique beers, creative cocktails/mocktails, and innovative cuisine from award-winning Chef Gene Briggs, the new restaurant and brewery, next to the Rail Trail in Atherton Mill, is officially inviting customers in.

Trolley Barn pays tribute to the electric trolleys that began operating in Charlotte back in 1891 with its name and unique sense of style.

Officials say “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.”


From the minds behind Legion Brewing, Trolley Barn has a brewery, taproom, and three food stalls that are individually branded serving their own separate fare from various price points.

The three food stalls include:

  • Daily Shift Food Co. – Offering handheld favorites including sandwiches, wings, tacos, Philly cheesecakes, quesadillas, and more.
  • Brand & Steel – Offering wood-grilled meats and fish with creative house made toppings.
  • Green Works – Offering various types of salads and grain bowls.

The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating as well as a second-floor mezzanine and patio with views of uptown Charlotte’s skyline.

“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,” says Trolley Barn owner Phil Buchy. “We’re excited to see what South End is really about.”

With excellent service and a variety of food and drink options, there really is something for everyone at Trolley Barn.

Click here to read more about South End’s latest spot or click here to check out the menus available.