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Jul 25, 2019

Pinhouse, a new self-serve lounge with duckpin bowling is coming to Plaza Midwood

Posted by Amanda Erskine • Plaza Midwood Nightlife

A new concept from a Southend business that we all know and love is opening in Plaza Midwood, this Saturday, and there are a ton of things to be excited about. Hoppin’ owners, Rich Moyer and Drew Nesemeier are bringing your favorite self-serve-style bar concept and meshing it seamlessly with a theme that is sure to keep the culture and charm of Plaza Midwood alive. Pinhouse, is a two-story bar and social house that was specifically designed to fit in with the history, tradition, and culture of the neighborhood.

The Space:

The 6,023-square-foot space, that was the former home of Midwood Cleaners since the early 1950’s, boasts an interior, immaculately designed by Vignette Interior Design,  that will transport you back to the 1920’s. Modeled after “The Great Gatsby,” you can see a nod to the classic tale through the navy, gold, and amber color scheme, the cozy leather and velvet chairs, the repurposed crystal decanter lighting fixtures, and all of the minor and major details that make up the entire building. 

While the interior and exterior have seen some design changes, the building itself was purposely only restored, as a way to keep the history of the space alive. Their goal for the space was to incorporate Plaza in every way possible, as opposed to changing it. Another nod to the history of the space, Pinhouse kept the original Midwood Cleaners sign as a part of their decoration. You can find it downstairs, near the left-side bowling lanes. 

Outside, you will find both an upstairs patio and back patio that overlooks the most incredible view of Veteran’s Park. Their upstairs patio is glittering with clear, amber colored chairs and tables, and their large, grassy, back patio, complete with seating and a massive fireplace for the colder nights, will have cornhole and mini golf.

What to Expect:

Keeping the self-serve concept alive, Pinhouse has 72 taps both upstairs and downstairs,  that will use the same iPourIt technology used on the 63 taps available at Hoppin’. Like Hoppin’, Pinhouse will also be using the same buyer, and the taps will offer beer, wine, cider, prosecco, and kombucha. 

Moyer and Nesemeier go into every project with a mission to make their business an experience for their customers. They wanted to give Charlotte something that it doesn’t already have, and didn’t necessarily want to just do another self-serve spot. Just as they understand the importance of maintaining tradition, they also understand that Plaza Midwood is different from Southend, and therefore, quirk is not only something that is appreciated, but required. 

While the upstairs of Pinhouse will place more focus on a live-music and lounge experience, downstairs is where you can find all of the activities. The main offering of Pinhouse, will be Duckpin Bowling, a turn-of-the-century activity that definitely fits the “quirk” requirement. There are four lanes, that will be available to rent out starting Saturday. 

Bowling Rates:

Monday-Thursday: $25 per hour/lane

Friday: 12-5pm $25 per hour/lane. 5pm-close: $35 per hour/lane

Saturday & Sunday: $35 per hour/lane 

As far as food goes, Twisted Eats will be the permanent food truck on site and will be offering a new menu with delicious, creative bites, designed specifically for Pinhouse. 

Grand Opening:

When: This Saturday, July 27th starting at 10 a.m.

What: You can expect to come thirsty and hungry and ready to have fun. Starting at 10 a.m., the taps will be pouring, and Twisted Eats will be serving up items from their brand-new menu. There will also be other food trucks on site to choose from, as well as vendors set up in the parking lot. 

Starting at 8 p.m., Nashville Country star, Canaan Cox, will be performing. 

Regular Scheduling:

Pinhouse is hitting the ground running, and will be offering  trivia nights,and other nightly events, starting week one!


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 3pm-11pm

Wednesday: 3pm-12am

Thursday: 3pm-12am

Friday: 12pm-12am

Saturday 10am-12am

Sunday: 10am-10pm