Brazwell’s Premium Pub opened this week in the space formerly occupied by Ford’s Oyster & Cajun Kitchen at 631 S. Main St. in downtown Greenville.
The new sports bar and pub is The Bottle Cap Group’s first foray into the Greenville market. The North Carolina restaurant management company has several restaurants under its umbrella, most in the Charlotte area.
Two additional restaurants by the group are also under construction. Ink n Ivy, a bar, rooftop bar, restaurant and “ultra-lounge” serving “classic American food but with an edgy twist” will be located in the former Corner Pocket space on Coffee Street and is expected to open in late spring. Diner 24 (formerly named Butch’s Diner) will be Greenville’s first 24-hour diner with ’50s-style décor, jukeboxes on the tables and sparkly booths in the former Charlie’s Steakhouse location, also on Coffee Street. Diner 24 is expected to open in late summer.
Brazwell’s Premium Pub was established in 1969 and has two existing locations in Charlotte. The Greenville restaurant sports a revamped space with an “industrial-meets-comfy-pub” feel. More than 20 televisions ensure that customers will never miss a game, and the menu features traditional items such as wings, nachos and fried pickles along with burgers, salads and other specialties.
A weekday blue plate special for $9, including beverage, consists of down-home favorites such as country fried chicken, meatloaf and fish and chips. Shrimp and grits are a customer favorite, says Julius Tolbert, general manager of the Greenville location. Tolbert has owned and operated other Upstate restaurants, including Cornbread to Caviar in Spartanburg, which closed during the recession. Chef Beverly Margolis created the full-service menu.
Brazwell’s pays attention to quality, freshness and presentation of its food. “We’re a little more upscale. We want to be a restaurant and bar, not a bar and restaurant,” said Tolbert.
An upstairs loft area is also being renovated and will be available for parties and special events. For more information and hours, brazwellspub.com.