Weekly Specials

Every Day we do a 4-3-2-1 special listed on Facebook and Twitter

That means we have something for $4 - $3 - $2 - $1 and its a combination of food and drinks.


Open 4pm to 12am


$3 Craft Beer
(excluding concert nights and select beers)


Hump Day!
Food and drink specials posted on Facebook and Twitter.


Rave Production Team Trivia at 8:15 pm
Free to play. Win Prizes. Lots of laughs
We’ll play on the heated patio when the weather is good



DJ Ahuf (or guest DJ) on the patio 9:30pm (patio is tented & heated in the winter)
No Cover Ever


DJ J Overcash (or guest DJ) on the patio 9:30pm (patio is tented & heated in the winter)
No Cover Ever.


Sunday Funday


We support all of Charlotte's local breweries and feature lots of NC beers, as well as great craft beers from around the states and the entire world. We have something for everyone, from light pilsners to golden lagers to brown ales to pale ales to hoppy IPA's to coffee stouts and barrel-aged porters... and everything in between... we even have PBR for you retro-budget beer lovers!

See a sampling of the breweries we support.

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Recent Kitchen Specials

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Are you going to see a show at The Fillmore or Uptown Amphitheater?

There's no place closer for better for your pre-game partying. We are located only 50ft from the doors of The Fillmore and we share the parking lot with the one and only gate to the Uptown Amphitheater at the NC Music Factory... talk about convenient.

Booking Parties

Tickets to VBGB Events

About Us

Locally owned and operated by Tom and Kara Taddeo.

VBGB is a new concept for Charlotte. We are a contemporary take on beer gardens from around the world. Featuring Charlotte’s largest patio (tented from fall to spring) where you can enjoy cold beer and our full bar while basking in the soft neon light of Charlotte's most iconic piece of history, the JFG Coffee Sign!

Featuring 30 craft beers and imports on draft, with a state-of-the-art tap system that guarantees beer delivered to your stein at 32 degrees or below.

That’s not all… then set your beer on a “Frost rail” (that’s 5 inches of ice going down the 72' bar) to keep that beer extra cold… talk about beating the heat!

Don’t think of VBGB as just a bar….the food is simply amazing! Most entrees and a side dish are under $10. Check out our Yelp reviews to read what others are saying about VBGB. Already being voted:

  • 21 of the Best Beer Gardens in the Country" by Thrillist.com 2014
  • Voted "Best New Bar" by Charlotte Magazine, 2012 BOB Awards
  • Selected "9 Coolest Beer Gardens in the US" by Delish Magazine, March 2012
  • CBS Charlotte: The best new restaurants opened in 2012
  • Voted "Best Bar/Restaurant Patio" Creative Loafing 2013
  • Voted "Best Place for a First Date" Creative Loafing 2013
  • "Best New Bar" by Charlotte Magazine, 2012 BOB Awards
  • Selected "9 Coolest Beer Gardens in the US" by Delish Magazine, March 2012
  • CBS Charlotte: The best new restaurants opened in 2012

We feature Syracuse-based Dinosaur BBQ sauces and Rochester-based Zweigles brats and dogs. Most of the food is homemade with the owner’s personal recipes and the brats are nitrate and MSG free. One third of the menu is German inspired, one third is traditional bar food, and one third is healthy inspired.

We are kid friendly and dogs are welcome on the patio.

Enjoy good conversation with your friends or meet new ones at our communal picnic tables, inside and out, without battling angry crowds, typical in clubs and sports bars.

135+ Reviews & 4 stars!

Sportslink Sandbox @ VBGB

Sportslink Sandbox Volleyball

SportsLink was founded in 2000 by Plaza Midwood resident Christian Crute. The organization has more than 20,000 Charlotte area participants annually in 13 adults sports leagues. The SportsLink Sandbox will be home to six lighted sand courts for volleyball, soccer, football and ultimate Frisbee. Crute hopes the location near uptown Charlotte will draw crowds. “We wanted to build a volleyball court next to VBGB as a natural extension of the games we offer here, but just couldn’t afford it,” Taddeo said. “After trying to get beer sponsors, I Googled ‘volleyball leagues’ in Charlotte and came up with SportsLink. I emailed them about this great location next to a cool bar and free parking. It took Christian a few weeks to think about it, but then we met and both immediately saw the future of volleyball right next to VBGB as a thing that has to happen.”

The SportsLink Sandbox will be operational in September in time for some fall league play. With a 10-year lease beginning in 2013, SportsLink plans to host all sand sports league and social play at The Sandbox from March through October.

“Until now, our leagues have played sports at one venue and celebrated at another because of parks and recreation regulations,” Crute said. “Finally, we’ll be able to merge sports and social into one location. Blending the ability to host several sports and events in one should make for a unique facility."