CHARLOTTE – 8.2.0 Pizzeria & Bar has relaunched as The Hamilton Event Spaces, an event venue with options for every occasion.
VBGB’s sister concept Beer Hall and Garden will have the same feel as 8.2.0 but will now exclusively offer five inspiring spaces, including a private karaoke room. Due to the name change, the venue will no longer be open to the public.
Guests at the Hamilton can expect delicious cuisine, unique event spaces and a good time.
From board meetings to bar mitzvahs and retirement parties to weddings, The Hamilton offers a stunning backdrop combined with on-site dining options.
The Hamilton is also known for hosting events for celebrities and athletes like Jeremy Lamb, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, as well as Carolina Panthers including Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey. Additionally, The Hamilton has hosted team events for the Carolina Panthers, served as a filming site for the hit show “20/20” and recently hosted the intimate Soul Chat before the concert with Alicia Keys. .
“Our goal was to convert 8.2.0 to an event-only space by the end of 2020, but then COVID happened,” said co-owner Kara Taddeo. “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 and upscale destination for all of Charlotte.”
Flexible floor plan options are available. The full venue can accommodate up to 480 people, the full event space can accommodate up to 320 people, and the New York Room and Lounge are half event spaces that can each accommodate up to 120 people. Karaoke Avenue seats up to 175 people and includes the entire front of the building, which includes the Speakeasy, Karaoke Room, and Sunflower Room. Guests booking Karaoke Avenue can host their own private karaoke party, complete with karaoke DJ, food and drink.
The catering menu is bespoke and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner options to suit all palettes. Guests can expect appetizers that include the return of 8.2.0’s famous cauliflower crust pizza, plus a new dessert menu featuring bacon and bourbon donut holes , strawberry shortcake parfaits and caramel cheesecake parfaits. As a bonus, parking is validated at the AvidXchange Music Factory for guests visiting The Hamilton or VBGB.