Family-Owned Waxhaw Tap House To Open Soon!

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WAXHAW, NC – It’s no secret that in Waxhaw, family and tradition play integral roles in who we are as a community.  This holds especially true for three sisters who made their way from Kansas to Waxhaw with their families to open the area’s newest craft beer establishment, the Waxhaw Tap House.

Waxhaw Tap House
Twenty-four beers will be available on tap at the Waxhaw Tap House.

Ramona and Matt Schiefelbein were the first to move to Waxhaw back in 2008.  They loved the area so much, that soon they had encouraged Romona’s other sisters to follow suit.  Markie and Matt Henry and Meri and Lucas Graber did make the move in 2015 and 2017, respectively.  A third sister, Melissa, works as a nurse on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic here in the Charlotte area as well.  The couples and their children live near each other and often get together for family events and backyard barbecues.

When Ramona moved to the area in 2008, the downtown was just starting to see a surge of new restaurants and eateries.  She and her family enjoy the many offerings of the nearby restaurants and felt that creating a space with a great outdoor gathering place would add to the appeal of downtown Waxhaw as a destination for dining and entertainment.  The three husbands, Matt, Lucas, and Matt, are beer aficionados, and that coupled with the idea of a great outdoor gathering space, was how the idea for Waxhaw Tap House was born.

Bill and Holly Stewart
The original owners of the pottery studio that was converted to Waxhaw Tap House, Bill and Holly Stewart.

The Waxhaw Tap House is a family-owned and operated establishment that will offer 24 craft beers on tap from North Carolina and other national craft brands.  There will be 6 wines on tap, canned beer, hard seltzer, and non-alcoholic options including kombucha and other bottled drinks.  Collaboration is key to this new establishment, and they are working together with local businesses to support the downtown economy.  Waxhaw Tap House is partnering with many of the local restaurants in downtown Waxhaw to offer delivery of menu options straight to the Tap House.  There will also be the option of the Blue Lagoon food truck onsite.  

Waxhaw Tap House plans to keep things lively inside their 3,000 square foot facility with 16 televisions that will be broadcasting various sports options as well as three dartboards for a little competitive entertainment.  Outdoors in their spacious gathering area, they will have shuffleboard, cornhole games, three patios, and a beer garden for people to relax, kick back, and enjoy time with friends.  The Waxhaw Taphouse will also be offering a trivia night and other fun game nights throughout the year.

Given the current pandemic, The Waxhaw Tap House will offer plenty of opportunities for social distancing with their vast inside and outside accommodations.  There will be five different interior hand sanitizing stations and a hand sanitizing station outdoors as well.  They will be doubling up on the disinfectant and staff will be performing periodic cleanings as well.  Employees will have a mask service for further protective measures.  The staff will be following all state and local mandates and will take all appropriate steps necessary to ensure a clean and safe experience for all patrons.  

The Waxhaw Taphouse is located right across from the water tower at 110 McDonald Street in downtown Waxhaw.  They have beautifully renovated the old pottery studio hand-built by Bill Stewart back in 1993 located behind Stewart’s Village Gallery owned by Bill and Holly Stewart.

The Waxhaw Taphouse is looking at a soft opening at the end of May and will be open to the public in early June.  A Grand Opening celebration is planned for when all restrictive orders are lifted.  To keep up with all opening dates and events, please follow them on Facebook “Waxhaw Tap House” and on Instagram @waxhawtaphouse.  For more information, you can visit them online at or call 607-759-2940.

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