Please read this statement out loud: “Beer is the perfect recovery drink after outdoor activities”. Thank you.
Many outdoor enthusiasts have said that beer is the perfect recovery drink after outdoor activities. Finding the best place for your post run recovery beer is essential. You want to go somewhere that knows enough about their beer to suggest the correct one and that has the variety to supply it. You’d like a variety of seating options in a casual atmosphere (you did, after all, just get dirty so “dressing up” isn’t an option). And, if possible, you’d like to be able to take some more recovery drink with you to administer at home.
Well, whenever you find yourself traveling home from your adventures on 77, south of Charlotte, The Grapevine is a perfect place to fulfill all your requirements. 150 local beers line their shelves for your consumption there or to buy and take with you. They have a constantly rotating (seriously, the selection can change while you’re there) tap with about a dozen really good choices. An easy going bar area and a few tables both indoor and outdoor provide an atmosphere any runner, kayaker, or mountain biker can feel comfortable in.
Since this place is named The Grapevine and not The Hop Seed, you can surmise that they also offer plenty of wine selections. You can choose from over 30 wines by the taste or the glass or 400 wines by the bottle. They offer cheese plates and desserts for a light snack. If you should need a larger meal, you’re in luck as there are several restaurant options in the same complex (actually, they call it Baxter Village).
The Grapevine is open on Sun – Thur 11 am to 10 pm and on Fri and Sat from 11 am to Midnight. They have several wine and beer tastings and events on their calendar so it’s worth a peak at the website before you go.