The South End neighborhood is ground zero for Charlotte’s emerging craft beer scene, and the Suffolk Punch is at the heart of it. Visible from the light rail and marked by a grain silo at one end and a tower in the courtyard, the Suffolk Punch has quickly become an area landmark.
The large exterior courtyard utilizes retractable awnings and astro-turf to create an atmosphere that’s softer than concrete but impervious to the elements. Large tables provide a sense of community with a rustic vibe. Inside, bright natural light gives way to warm lighting when the sun goes down. Brick walls and exposed rafters provide a vintage industrial feel. The centerpiece, a 50-tap counter behind the bar, draws attention from every seat in the house.