Alexander Michael's Your Neighborhood Tavern no matter where you live

Alexander Michael's Your Neighborhood Tavern no matter where you live

A locally owned and operated American tavern in Charlotte’s historic 4th Ward serving fresh unpretentious fare prepared with quality ingredients.

Please come when you can.

Things you should know about Alexander Michaels

Things you should know about Alexander Michaels

NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE!

The building that houses Alexander Michael's is known historically as the Crowell-Berryhill Store and was originally opened in 1897 and served as “The Berryhill Store” for many years.

In the '60s and early '70s the 4th Ward neighborhood began to deteriorate. The building was among other things a paint store, a laundry mat and a gym for an English wrestler named “Tinker Todd”.

In the late '70s a group of investors/speculators began to revitalize the neighborhood. Buildings and houses were stripped to their frames, moved or destroyed. The building that is now Alexander Michael's was almost demolished but was refurbished to its’ present state by Cullie and Sylvia Tarleton. In the early 1980’s it was opened as a neighborhood store & deli for the community, but at that time there were not enough people living in the area to support it.

FROM THE GROUND UP.

In January 1983 A. Michael Troiano Jr. & Alexander Copeland III leased the
building at 401 West 9th Street in the newly revitalized “4th Ward”.

THE BAR & BACK BAR WERE MADE FROM SOLID OAK DOORS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY IN THE INDEPENDENCE BUILDING
- CHARLOTTE’S FIRST “SKYSCRAPER” WHICH STOOD ON THE SQUARE AT TRADE & TRYON STREETS.
THE BEER COOLER IS CIRCA 1920 FROM A CHARLOTTE GROCERY STORE.

Historical Information about the Crowell-Berryhill Store and the Independence Building can be found at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission website.www.cmhpf.org under “Historic Properties.

UPTOWN CHARLOTTES TAVERN

We are an American tavern obviously influenced by European pubs that came before us. We offer a good selection of beer and simple, fresh, well-prepared food that gives you value for your dollar served by a friendly & attentive staff in a neighborhood tavern atmosphere. We know that we are not for everyone and frankly … some people are just wound too tight to enjoy themselves here.

Alexander Michael’s is a place you can count on and owes it's success in no small way to the unique individuals that work here now and the people that preceded them.
Please come when you can.

- Steve Casner
General Manager 1983-2005
Owner / Operator since 2005

Reservations? We don’t accept them.

Reservations? We don’t accept them.

If you have been here before you will know why.

Alexander Michael’s operates on a first come / first served basis. We do not accept reservations due to our small size and limited capacity. Maximizing seating is crucial to our success. Usually we have a good flow even on busy nights and your wait is not very long. So relax…. try a beer you’ve never had before at the bar….order an appetizer and we’ll get you seated as soon as we can. (You may eat lunch or dinner at the bar if you wish)

A note about large parties….We certainly don’t want to turn away any business, but in an effort to inform people who have not been to Alexander Michael's before, this is our policy: During our peak hours, larger parties (over 6) are sometimes difficult to accommodate in a timely manner simply because there are only a few places those larger parties can be seated in the restaurant. We would rather you arrive fully aware of this rather than promise you a table that we may not be able to provide. If you have any questions about a group please call us. We will be happy to advise you so that your experience at Al Mike’s is a pleasant one.

IF YOU’RE COMING on a FRIDAY or SATURDAY NIGHT we require that your entire party be inside the restaurant before we seat you. We apply this to everyone so that all are treated fairly. Please make sure the rest of your party is aware of this strategy so we have a better chance of seating you in a timely manner. Please don’t get frustrated with our host or hostess because members of your party are late. If your party arrives on time, this policy works in your favor. We will not believe (anymore) that the missing members of your party are “On the way” and / or:

  • Parking the car
  • Walking down the street
  • Will be here in 5 minutes
  • Etc.