Projects | Spindle Bar

“While visiting Charlotte a few years ago, I fell in love with its’ energy and aesthetic. I recognized a truly dynamic beverage community and we’re honored to participate.”
— Chef Matthias Merges

Spindle Bar, an all-day destination for easy-drinking cocktails, resides in the center of Optimist Hall. Inspired by a mid-century tap with southern hospitality and the fun of a front porch party, Spindle serves refreshing draft cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

Led by Mixologist Stephanie Andrews, the cocktail menu celebrates fruit-forward flavors and creative spins on classic pairings, meant to enjoy as you wander through the stands of the first food hall in North Carolina. A vintage mobile cocktail truck is stocked with local beers and seasonal draft cocktails to enjoy on the large outdoor patio.


FOLKART MANAGEMENT is a craft-driven hospitality group led by Chef Matthias Merges, focused on operational excellence, state of the art design and a deep-seated commitment to locally sourced ingredients.

2545 W Diversey Ave.   |   Chicago, IL 60647