Draught

2.8
72 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
We’re an eclectic and rustic-chic hangout restaurant serving southern-infused creations by award winning Executive Chef Donnie Simmons. Our “rustic meets industrial” vibe pays homage to the historic Foundry Building and is the backdrop for two original murals by locals artists Matt Hooker and Matt Moore. Located at 601 S Cedar St, in uptown Charlotte’s Historic Third Ward Neighborhood, near Bank of America’s Stadium (within walking distance).

We offer hand-selected beer, wine & craft cocktails. Great daily draft & drink specials. Our Lunch, Dinner, Late Night and Brunch (Saturdays and Sundays) menus offer an array of choices.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(704) 375-7566
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Donnie Simmons
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Private party facilities
Draught’s private event space is a comfortable place for friends to gather. With high-ceilings, original historic wood beams, natural light and a separate entrance, it’s a perfect spot for private parties – birthdays, holidays, wedding rehearsal dinners, fundraisers, awards banquets, corporate events and more – our space can handle celebrations of all sizes. Space Overview: Room Size - Approximately 3500 sq. ft Capacity - Dining Capacity: varies Cocktail Event: 200 people. Draught’s onsite event coordinator will work with you to design, plan and execute all aspects of your event. Amenities include: A fully integrated sound system with ability to host a live band or DJ on the small corner stage. Or we’ll play your custom playlist. Large screens can be networked for slide-shows and presentations. All food is provided on-site by our talented chef. Our customizable catering packages offer options for heavy hors d’oeuvers, buffet, sit-down dinners or anything in-between. Full-service bar with ability to customize your beverage options. Choose from one of our drink packages or customize your own selection. Our team will work with you to develop a ‘signature drink’ to further personalize your event. House tables, chairs, buffet service, china, flatware and stemware are included in our event service. Other seating arrangements can be easily accommodated by using one of several local rental companies.
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Private party contact
Maura Howe: (704) 375-7566
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Cedar St and Morehead (Behind BofA Panther Stadium)
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Parking details
Multiple parking lots for our guest! Please feel free to park in any of the three lots available. These lots are located in front of draught, behind draught, and additional parking is located through the back parking lot closest to the Bank of America Panther stadium.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 72 People Are Saying
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14% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They did not honor their contract with OpenTable, or with me. I had no reservation after driving 2 hours in a rainstorm and heavy traffic. A reasonable person would understand that this was the Clemson HQ before the ACC Championship game, and I do. But there was no offer of a free drink, apology, or any type of mea culpa. The VM that I received even explained how the "new owners" weren't responsible ... a wonderful opportunity for customer service squandered, with an outright lie.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made my reservation on Oct 20. The reservation was for 2 people at 4:00 on Dec 1. The restaurant called me at 7:30 pm on Nov 30 (the night before) to tell me the new owners were cancelling all reservations for the next day. Complete jerks with no regard for their customers.

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GG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They called less than 20 hours before my reservation and said they do not use open table anymore for reservation and cancelled.

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

we were there for national championship and service was TERRIBLE!!! YOU SHOULD HAVE PREPARED BETTER. WILL NOT BE BACK

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KA
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We wanted to find a fun place to watch the Panthers in Thursday night football and Draught delivered. Waitress was very friendly and ensured our drinks weren’t empty. We ate mostly appetizers, but all were very good, the Biurbon wings was the tables favorite.

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RG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Ate here a few years ago and loved the food! Not tonight! Started with Pretzels, which were very hard to chew. My short ribs were extremely tough, having to be sawed with a knife. The grits were very dry (sauce was missing per picture and description) and undercooked. Waitress was sweet and running around very busily, and we had a gift card, so I just dealt with it. The beer was good. Pregame beers would be my only choice!

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ME
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My friend and I came here for Sunday brunch. The waitress was very polite, but the service was incredibly slow (enough for her to openly apologize) and food far below average. I had a breakfast frittata and my friend had the breakfast tacos. My frittata was pretty good, but they were out of a substitute side for sweet potatoes. My friend ordered the breakfast tacos and all they simply were were a scrambled egg with a strip of bacon tossed on top...absolutely nothing worth charging money for. The plate of fruit that she paid $4 for was extremely overripe and mushy. Additionally, they were out of berries at the mimosa bar.

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CT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was cold and service was awful. We head to ask constantly for our waiter and we said the food was cold, it took even longer to get our food because she was avoiding us!! Every 40 minutes she would walk by but not even say anything. I would never recommend this place to anyone!!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the menu is great! The menu changes week to week and you can count on the quality. Service is terrific. Logan did a great job and checked on us regularly. Great energetic personality.

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C
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Only thing I’d suggest is having a honey mustard to go with the sweet potato tots.

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1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just moved to Charlotte and this was the first brunch experience. It was the best! Everyone was so nice and welcoming! So glad to call Charlotte my new home! Chef personally came out to welcome us and the serving staff treated us like we were friends!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good when it came but they had a hard time even getting the salads to us. We had made our reservation in Open Table but when we got there they said they didn’t know about it. They were able to accommodate us but was an issue.

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O
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

This place has great cinnamon buns and great service. The restaurant was so loud I couldn’t hear the person next to me. The chicken and waffles were bland but the service made up for the food.

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j
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to draught for after work happy hour but never for brunch. We sat at the bar. Drinks were good. Food was delicious and portions were fair. They had a DJ spinning but it was a relaxed vibe.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I was passing by in Charlotte area decided to stop by because of nice review on this restaurant, Unfortunately when we arrived they informed us that the drafts beers was not working and they have only two types of bottle beers, shame for a beer bar. Food was great with lots of things missing from the menu. Any way my birthday celebration on that night was not too pleasant, since We made a reservation and add a note about my birthday celebration they could give me a call giving a heads up in regarding the problems... not hard to to figure out when you make a reservation for beer bar means you want to drink a beer and have a lot of options... but I have to say thanks to the lady at the front desk she was nice and pleasant with my boys and made they feel really comfortable providing everything they ask to draw on the table covers.

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LP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Location!! Great Food!! Great Service!! Will be coming back soon!

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ML
Charlotte
54 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Draught is definitely a go-to. Food is always good. This particular evening, it was very warm inside. My 12 year old started to not feel very well, but that was due to a busy day and the temperature inside the restaurant. We had an early dinner on a Saturday night, so it was not crowded at all. Great salads!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Good food can make up for bad service.

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F
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Collards and mac and cheese were delicious

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Food tool over 40 minutes to arrive...was just chicken wings and a salad. Wings were luke warm

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C
Charlotte
78 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Deliciously unique dishes. The duck pot pie was even better than I hoped!! $4 draughts on Thursdays. Great outdoor area with dining room open to the sunny weather.

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p
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I've been to Draught several times and always had a good experience. My last trip was not so great. It started from the very beginning. We had three tables pushed together for our group of 8. The middle table was wobbly and the three tables did not line up straight. The server attempted to fix it.
Worst part about our night was that our food came out at different times? We had a party of eight, not twenty. The kitchen should be able to execute a party of 8 having their food served all at once. I'll go back for drinks, but I will not be planning group gatherings here any time soon.

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VD
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our first time at Draught, We enjoyed their unusual nacho platter, and duck tacos, as well as their take on many bar-foods. They have several beers on tap including Guinness which is a requirement for me. My only issue was the TV sound was very high, possibly due to playoff's but I found this too loud and I believe others did too. We will be back

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MP
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I was so excited to go to Draught, but I was really disappointed when we arrived. A VERY lively group, who had obviously been taking advantage of the delicious drinks for a while, took over the noise level of the entire place. It was so loud that I couldn't hear my husband across the table. Our waitress was so friendly though! The food was just okay, but the beer was cold and delicious.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The pork wings were great when we got a hot order. First came out still cold. All the rest of the food was great would come back again.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I was completely offended by another patron with no response from management. Never going back.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was very sad, the waitress was not very friendly. No refills on coffee either.

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The beer menu is a great mix of local, regional, and national brews. Food menu is equally impressive. I had a "build your own burger" that was phenomenal, and having grilled asparagus as a side option sealed the deal for my anxious taste buds. The place was fairly loud with several groups of people dropping in after work, so don't walk in expecting a quiet romantic place; this isn't it. By 9:00 or so, the crowd had thinned out some. Overall, highly rated with great bar specials each night.

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Soggy cold fries, wrong order, no discernible whiskey in the whiskey sour

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JT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We decided to stop in to draught for a bite to eat and drinks on a one night stop over the day after xmas. The bar was dead because of the day after xmas. I was disappointed they were out of the ward 3 special with duck aju but was pleased with a steak sandwich. The gf had the pulled pork Flatbread. (Very sweet) Had a great selection of local beers on draft. Where this place really shined was in the excellent customer service. I always try to sit at the bar for conversation. The bartender this night was Ryan. He had great beer suggestions and also made a list of other local bars to try out in the midtown area. Thanks to his suggestion we had a great night out! We'll definitely visit Charlotte again.

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ML
Charlotte
54 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is really good here! Order a salad so you have room for their hot pretzel. I really do swear by their salads. But there are plenty of items to order that look so good. I made reservations for lunch, but didn't need them after all. Haven't been in the evening yet...but plan another lunch and/or lunch meeting there.

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Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to watch football. .great service. .very clean

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Charlotte
72 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Have been to Draught a few times now. Maybe quality is slipping a bit? On a Saturday night at least five entrees were not available. Some of the side items seemed not so fresh (French fries sitting around?, asparagus too cooked...) and not enough fish in the tacos.
We like you Draught so don't slip up!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

This is my 3 Rd visit! Friday night gathering with friends. The restaurant was busy, but not over crowded. We enjoyed the grilled wings ( delicious) and the loaded pork chips ( homemade potato). Dinner was a variety of burgers & sandwiches. We all enjoyed!

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Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Varied menu, from small plates to giant hamburgers. Unexpected dishes. Pimento cheese balls were delicious. Duck tacos were dry. Nice space. Nice patio. I'll definitely go back.

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Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2015
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was bad and the food wasn't much better.

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Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The burger was so good. Just a touch undercooked but still delicious. The pimiento cheese on top was divine! Our server was great. The old fashioned my friend and I ordered were wayyyyy too sweet so she took them back and had them remade and did so with a happy attitude. We'll be back.

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GF
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

If you are in a hurry to get someplace, this is not the spot for you. Our waitress was extremely low, but the food at Draught is its saving grace. I would return, just for the food.

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Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2015
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

While the food was ok the beer selection and ambience were great would definitely go back.

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FR
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service is super slow...but the food is perfectly crafted. I had a burger with pulled pork and bacon with cheerwine bbq...accompanied by a side of steamed asparagus!?! Perfect.Perfect.

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