Pour Taproom: Charlotte
I had read a lot about Pour leasing up to it's opening and then a coworker really wanted to check it out, so we had our last happy hour there. My manager and I got there at 4 and it was completely empty. They gave us an overview and floored is how everything worked which was nice. They have a ton of taps (over 100). It's a self serve place, so you get a card that you scan to pour your own drink. They have a ton of beer options as well as ciders and I was pleasantly surprised that they had mead. Unfortunately, there was no kombucha which was a little surprising for so many taps. They have some arcade games and lots of board games. There is no food, but they did have a food truck outside. The one there when we were there wasn't very good, so we went elsewhere for food after. It did fill up a bit more as it got later, but I was surprised it wasn't more crowded. I'm sure that will change as more people find out about it. It's definitely a cool place to check out!
Man! What is not to love! This is the coolest thing I've ever seen. Get your card, walk up to any of 118 Taps, and pour your own freaking beer! so much to choose from and you just pay by the ounce. I thought it was really cool! Great staff, food truck right outside. It's beer heaven!
The building, atmosphere, and selection deserve 5 stars. Im not a huge fan of the necklace and card you are given to scan. It took a while for every tap to read my card. Another place in town has a bracelet that functions better. Additionally, the beer is very expensive. After looking around, we found out that the average price for a 12 ounce beer is $8. Most of these drinks would be $4-6 most other places. The place is town that is similar is also cheaper.
Such a fun concept & love the amount of options they have from beer to cider & wines. Hoping one day the get a spiked seltzer tap to satisfy my basic white girl needs :P
Pour is always going to be compared to Hoppin' as it's such a similar experience but Pour has a few differences as well. The selection is awesome! They do a great job of categorizing the beers by style to make it easy to find what you want. To get a beer you have a card with a QR code on it, which can be a little cumbersome but works fine. Inside is great, nice open design with plenty of seating. Did notice it was a little more expensive than an standard beer, something to be mindful of.