8.2.0 Pizzeria & Bar in Charlotte NC closed, redeveloped


8.2.0.  Pizzeria and Bar finds new life as The Hamilton Event Spaces.

8.2.0. Pizzeria and Bar finds new life as The Hamilton Event Spaces.

8.2.0 Pizzeria & Bar has closed — but the space has quietly found new life. Now, a rebranding of VBGB’s sister concept Beer Hall and Garden has been officially announced: it will serve as a private event space.

Hamilton’s event spaces will offer five spaces, including a private karaoke room. But you’ll have to rent it to check it out – the place won’t be open to the public anymore.

“Our goal was to convert 8.2.0 to an event-only space by the end of 2020, but then COVID happened. With the recent sale of the AvidXchange Music Factory, now is the perfect time to launch The Hamilton, as we hope the area will become a more prosperous, upscale destination for all of Charlotte,” said co-owner Kara Taddeo.

Here are the details:

AN ELITE CLIENTELE: The space has been bubbling since the summer. Celebrities and athletes such as Charlotte Hornets player Jeremy Lamb, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have attended events there, as well as current and former Carolina Panthers players Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey. The Hamilton also hosted team events, a “20/20” shoot, and a Soul Chat pre-concert with Alicia Keys.

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Hamilton’s event space show. Hamilton’s event spaces.

THE FOOD: The Hamilton’s dining menu includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that include some old favorites. Appetizers returning to the 8.2.0 menu include its famous cauliflower crust pizza. Sweet treats will include Bacon Bourbon Donut Holes, Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits and Caramel Cheesecake Parfaits.

SPACE: Multiple rental options allow for a large guest list. The full room can accommodate up to 480 people, the full event space can accommodate up to 320 people, and the New York room and lounge can each accommodate up to 120 people. Karaoke Avenue seats up to 175 people and includes the Speakeasy, Karaoke Room and Sunflower Room. (Guests booking Karaoke Avenue can host a karaoke DJ, food and drink to complement the ambiance.)

CAR PARK: Parking is validated at the AvidXchange Music Factory for guests visiting The Hamilton or VBGB.

Hamilton’s Event Spaces

Location: 820 Hamilton Street, Suite A3 Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighbourhood: Greenville

Instagram: @thehamiltonclt

This story was originally published September 13, 2022 4:27 p.m.

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Heidi Finley is a writer and editor for CharlotteFive and the Charlotte Observer. Outside of work, you’ll most likely find her in the suburbs driving the kids, volunteering, and indulging in foodie pursuits.

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