Oct 5, 2017 - Things to Do

What to wear to a Charlotte brewery — from a $21 top to a pair of $460 glittered sneakers

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[Kaiti St. George has her Masters in Global Luxury Management from N.C. State University and currently works at Capitol & Poole Shop. TABOR, Capital and Poole Shop are Agenda sponsors, but had nothing to do with this story.]

Stressed about what to wear to an all-day brewery adventure?

No worries, I’ve got you covered! Okay, let’s go brewery by brewery for certain looks that I’ve created for the vibe of each.

Suffolk Punch

The up-and-coming spot combines coffee, café, and craft beer all into one. Located right off the light rail, Suffolk Punch has become a popular place to stop in for a round of drinks after work.

Staying to try some of the farm-to-table small plates? Dress on the trendier side.

Hyde Brewery style
Madewell, Smocked Crop Jumpsuit, $138; Banana Republic Belt (similar here); Nordstrom, Topshop Shoes Rome Sandal, $90.

A black jumpsuit is a no-brainer! You only have one piece to throw on and it goes with everything.

Leave your pumps for the office, and switch into these funky mules.

Topshop sandal
Nordstrom, Topshop Rome Sandal, $90.
style at hyde brewing
Madewell, Smocked Crop Jumpsuit, $138; Poole Shop, Garrett Leight Milwood 49 Sunglasses, $240.


Sycamore has everything I could ever ask for. Food Trucks. Beer. And puppies!

I always opt for something like an oversized embroidered jacket, a white goes-with-everything blouse, and high waist distressed jeans to stay comfortable. How else can I chase after all the golden retrievers?

outfit sycamore brewing
Nordstrom, Alice + Olivia Embellished Army Green Jacket $695; Nordstrom, Brandy Melville Cropped Knitted Tank Top, $21; Nordstrom, Good American Distressed High Waist Raw Edge Skinny Jean, $175.
army jacket
Nordstrom, Alice + Olivia Embellished Army Green Jacket $695.

And don’t forget to bring a crossbody bag to hold all your things!

You’ll need both hands – one for a Southern Blonde, one for Papi Queso’s “Pig Mac” grilled cheese.

jerome dreyfus victor crossbody
Madewell Skinny Overalls, $148; Poole Shop, Jerome Dreyfuss Victor Crossbody, $465.

NoDa Brewing

From NoDa’s award winning Hop Drop and Roll to its seasonal NoDajito, you’re bound to like every beer in your flight.

This cozy knit is perfect for chilly fall nights when your beer blanket may not cut it.

NoDa Brewery style
Poole Shop, Nili Lotan Ashton Camo Jacket, $875; Poole Shop, Sea New York Navy Sweater, $390; Poole Shop, Frame High Neck White Blouse $255; Poole Shop, Citizens of Humanity Rocket High Rise Skinny Jean in Waverly, $238; See By Chloé Shearling Wedge Boots, $415.

Grab a pair of sunnies before you head out! No one wants to squint all day long.

Madewell has a ton of great styles for any face shape.

madewell sunglasses
From Top to Bottom – Madewell Cat Eye Sunglasess, $55; Madewell Aviator Sunglasses $55; Madewell Top-Bar Sunglasses, $65; Madewell Indio Sunglasses, $55; Madewell Indigo Sunglasses, $55.

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

I’m not big on exercise. Unless it involves beer. If you’re the same way, OMB is the place to be.

At Yoga on Tap, you can get a workout in and sip on its seasonal Mecktoberfest.

Stick with an elevated athleisure look, such as your workout attire paired with a long hoodie layered underneath a leather jacket.

OMB Brewery style
Nordstrom, Good American Jeans, $149; Nordstrom, ATM Collection White V-Neck Top, $85; Nordstrom, ATM Collection Heather Charcoal Hoodie, $225; Nordstrom, IRO Black Leather Jacket, $1,200.

Spandex not your thing? Pair the same hoodie/jacket combo with your favorite black skinny jeans or leather leggings and these glittered sneakers or silver slip-ons.

sparkly sneakers
Madewell, Bell Sleeve Plaid Shirt $78; Brandy Melville White Cropped Tee $16; Poole Shop, SPRWMN Black Leather Leggings with White Stripe, $875; Capitol, Golden Goose Glitter Star Sneakers, $460.
metallic sneakers
Remember what I said about Zenon?? Nordstrom, BP. Trist Slip-On Metallic Sneakers, $59.95

The Broken Spoke

I know, I know, I know… Technically, The Broken Spoke is not a brewery. BUT, they do distill their own whiskey and vodka at The Great Wagon Road Distillery Co.

For whiskey drinkers, I recommend its namesake drink The Broken Spoke – GWR Rue Single Malt, Amaro Montegnegro, Benedictine, and Orange Zest.

Vodka’s your poison? The grapefruit mule is a must.

Broken Spoke Grapefruit Mule
The Grapefruit Mule – GWR Vodka, Ginger Beer, Lime, Grapefruit, and Rosemary

With plush leather couches, a vintage piano, and a bartender in suspenders, The Broken Spoke is one part old-fashioned saloon and two parts contemporary lounge.

To dress the part, I channeled my best inner saloon girl. I slipped on a ruffled floral mini dress, paired it with metallic green booties, and grabbed an updated letterman jacket.

broken spoke style
Poole Shop, Love Shack Fancy Floral Dress, $425; Poole Shop, Isabel Marant Étoile Metallic Green Dicker Boots, $590; See By Chloé Jacket, $645.
see by chloe jacket
See By Chloé Jacket, $645.



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