Suffolk Punch / Hyde Brewing is unlike anything Charlotte has seen before.
It isn’t easy to describe Suffolk Punch, but I’m going to give it a go. Suffolk Punch is a local-ingredient restaurant with 48 taps on their bar and 16 more taps outside, the brewery includes six 30-barrel and two 15-barrel fermenters, Coffee, an upstairs lab, and it’s steps away from the New Bern station. Sounds like a lot doesn’t it, oddly enough when you walk into this cafe/brewery/restaurant the decor gives you a sense of zen.
A bar that transforms from morning coffee to afternoon beer and cocktails.
Suffolk Punch describes itself as a Culinary Café, Coffee Bar, Taphouse, and Fermentation Lab. While deciding if I wanted a coffee or a cocktail I stopped to observe Suffolk Punch’s decor and I could see art and science colliding. It gave me a calming feeling, which then I decided to order myself a delicious cocktail.
Industrial yet inviting interior design.
The interior is filled with dangling greenery, glass tile backsplash and rich leather studded booths. The large and small bowl-shaped lamps were by far my favorite accents to the restaurant. Bars can seem dark but these lamps gave off so much light they made all the metal accents sparkle.
The exposed brick walls feel gives you a chic-rustic feel yet homey all at the same time. The exposed brick carries you out to their patio, which is covered in the winter months. Another favorite piece of this space are the creative touches on the outside tables. They have little herb beds built into the outdoor tables.