Old Town Public House

Old Town
Public House


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From Old-time Pub to Community Hub: OTPH has Something for Everyone

You know the expression, “Jack of all trades, master of none?” Old Town Public House in Cornelius is challenging that concept as it expands its community offerings: Neighborhood bar. Music venue. Art gallery. Trivia HQ. And now, coffee shop – OTPH aims to master them all, growing into a hub for community activity and a catalyst for community bonding in Old Town Cornelius (OTC).
OTPH opened in 2015 as a new neighborhood pub with an old-neighborhood feel. Located in the same building where the iconic Ma Harold Dime Store once operated, its modern industrial décor honors the building’s history while providing a friendly, cozy spot for everyone.

Live music was a big part of the initial business plan–OTPH was the only venue in town to offer live music 5 nights a week. The plan quickly grew to include trivia, and the walls soon filled with artwork from local artists. OTPH’s newest addition – full coffee and pastry service – is drawing even more community members and inviting in more daytime passersby.

“We decided to add coffee to the pub because we wanted to provide more opportunity for people to connect and community to engage outside of the evening beverage,” owner Case Warnemunde said. “There’s an excitement and energy about what’s happening here in Old Town Cornelius and our goal for OTPH has always been to create a space in which people can get connected, collaborate and inspire one another, and develop ideas that can change the world.”

In addition to its array of local “evening” beverages, the public house’s team of skilled baristas offers high-quality “morning” beverages: espresso drinks, lattes, iced coffee, hot and iced teas, matcha, chai, and more, as well as an array of bagels and pastries from Bagel Bin in Huntersville and Nova’s Bakery in Charlotte.

“We invested in the coffee side of the business in order to better serve the needs here in the community and provide space for interactions to take place at all times throughout the day,” Warnemunde said. “In the midst of a lot of new development, we want to be a staple here in OTC that withstands the test of time–a place where people meet, authentic community interaction happens, with great products and exceptional customer service.”

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It’s Lobsterfest time!

It’s Lobsterfest time y’all!

‘Tis the season for some tasty, fresh Maine lobster from our good friends at Lobster Dogs-Food Truck. Lobsterfest is going down on Saturday, June 2 from noon til 8pm and featuring a full afternoon of fun including:

– Live music from The New Natives (2-5 pm)
– Beer pairing and give-a-ways from D9 Brewing Company
– Live lobster painting by OTC’s own Justin R. Christenbery
– Photo booth from My Booth
– “Wear Your Best Beach Shirt Contest”

And capped off with another insanely good performance from MC3 bandstarting at 8:30 pm.

Don’t miss it!

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Exciting Pairing Events @ The House

This month we’re bringing back some of our all-time favorite pairing events: the Valentine’s Day Chocolate and Wine Tasting and the Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Pairing! Don’t miss these exciting events happening THIS WEEK right here at OTPH.

Valentine’s Day Chocolate & Wine Tasting – Wed, Feb 14 5-10 pm

Join us for the ultimate valentine’s day pairing experience!

We’re pairing some of the finest things in life together this Valentine’s Day to bring you a unique “drop-in” tasting experience, a perfect complement to your special evening. Stop in for a tasting of hand-crafted local chocolates paired with a flight of your choice of wine or craft beer.

Wednesday, Feb 14th 5-10 pm
Live jazz from the Holly Hopkins Jazz from 7-9:30 pm!

$20 per ticket
Space is limited so buy your tickets early!

Chocolates from Davidson Chocolate Company!

Purchase tickets at the link below:



Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing (Kick-off event)

We all know what time of year it is… the groundhog saw his shadow, so we have another 6 weeks of winter and what could make our winters more comfortable than it also being GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME!!

What if we could support our favorite troops while enjoying tasty craft beverages in the comfort of The House? Well, we can!

Kicking off this Saturday and continuing through the month of February (while supplies last) Old Town Public House is offering a special treat flight that includes 4 beers and 8 scrumptious girl scout cookies for just $15. Let our craft beverage specialists do all the thinking for you, we will pour you a flight of beers that are deliciously paired with some of the Girl Scout cookie best sellers including: Thin Mints, Lemonades, Carmel deLites and S’mores.

If you can’t make it Saturday 2/17, stop in any time through the month and partake in this special pairing!

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International Jazz Recording Artist returns to Old Town

The Big Bopper is back in the building! International jazz recording artist Calvin Edwards makes his highly-anticipated return to the #OTPH stage THIS SATURDAY!

This is a MUST-SEE show so mark your calendars and come enjoy a special performance that you simply won’t ‘find anywhere else… LIVE at Old Town!

Here’s the scoop on the #locallegend: 

Born in North Carolina’s King Mountains, Calvin Edwards has gradually honed his talents and skills over the years, to the point where he is now recognized internationally as an awe-inspiring artist. When he was seventeen years old, Calvin joined up with a famous Gospel group known as the Five Blind Boys of Alabama.

He used his voice spectacularly in that setting for many years, before moving to L.A to play with his brothers’ musical group: the Jett Edwards Band. In that time, the siblings recorded two separate albums together.

His Performance Experience:
Calvin has played numerous venues in his time as a musical performer, including the G8 Summit in Okinawa for President Clinton, China, and Tokyo.

After delivering his specific brand of music back to the USA, Calvin has played in New York, San Francisco and Charleston, as well as the Anaheim 2005 NAMM Show, and of course, Romare Beardon’s 99th birthday celebrations. Edwards has a wide range of experience playing for various prestigious events, including the grand-opening of the Charlotte Mint Museum, the Spoleto Festival, in Charleston and the Fall for Greenville,Walhalla Sc civic center Blues fest. John Coltrane jazz & blues fest,Myrtle Beach Jazz & blues fest ,Bull Durham Blues fest,Beyu Cafe Durham NC ,coca cola jazz & blues fest.

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NYE BASH Featuring Irrashional!

Get ready for another NYE BASH for the record books! It’s been an incredible year here at The House and we can’t wait to celebrate with all of the awesome people who make this place so unique! So come get in on the action this Sunday, Dec 31 as we host another electrifying performance from one of the area’s hands-down most talented, mind-blowing groups, Irrashional!

Tickets to the NYE BASH at OTPH are $15 and include party favors, a champagne toast, and an all-access pass to a NYE celebration that you do NOT want to miss!

Purchase advanced tickets here. 

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Your Go-To Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar!

OTPH is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the wonderful folks at Summit Coffee to provide an exceptional quality, full-service coffee experience for the Lake Norman community!

And guess what?! We’re opening at 6:00 am EVERY DAY! (Well, except for Sundays… 8:00 am on Sundays) There’s no better place to come get some work done, have that important meeting, catch up with an old friend, or just hang out and enjoy the vibes.

So what do we offer, you ask? Continue reading

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Sunday Jazz Jam Session

Another great Jazz Jam Sunday is in the books at OTPH. We had an awesome time and such a great crowd in to enjoy the music and even join in! If you haven’t joins us yet for a Jazz Jam, they are an exciting new event series here at OTPH, hosted by the ryhthm section of Scott McCloud on bass and Brian Burton on drums!

Musicians of all kinds are welcome and encouraged to join in on the action! Drums, bass, guitar, sax, keys, harmonica, vocals… you name it! The jazz jam is held every other Sunday from 6-9 pm. Our next Jazz Jam is March, 19th – Come on down and enjoy some awesome music and great beer & wine! Continue reading

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Gratitude – Ade Herbert

Pub House, Music House: Transformation at OTPH
There is a special relationship that exists between an artist and an audience. Each entity feeds off the other’s energy in a circular, call-and-response-like dance. And the tighter the relationship becomes between the two, the more magic is created.

There’s magic brewing at Old Town Public House, folks… Continue reading