• Katie McCarthy

Work Remotely: 19 Businesses Staying up Late for the Night Owls

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This is the last article of a four-part series mapping out what makes Gaston County such a great place for remote work.

Work is not always limited to the traditional 9-5. This is especially true for remote work, where productivity is only a mouse click away. With the kids home for summer vacation, fitting in work hours during the day may quickly become a challenge. Fortunately, Gaston County is full of businesses of all shapes and sizes staying up late, so that you can fit in those extra hours. Whether you are meeting with a client or just need to unwind after clocking out, these 19 Gaston County businesses are ready to take your remote work to the next level.

Breweries and Bars

Primal Brewery, Chris Rodarte

Sip and sit at one of Gaston County’s breweries or bars as you meet with clients and get a little work done off the clock. These five breweries and bars work overtime with you, making those last few hours of productivity a little more enjoyable. Meet with clients with great outdoor patios at Cavendish Brewing Company and Primal Brewery. Both Station and The Summit Beer shop have unique indoor spaces, sure to impress potential clients and coworkers alike. If you are looking for a little more than just beer to get you through the day, Smoke and Barrel is staying up late to offer whiskey and cigars. When those hours start to drag head over to the Thirsty Dog, where a cute pup is sure to cheer you up.

Cavendish Brewing Company

207 N. Chester St. #2234, Gastonia

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Thursday - Friday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Ole Dallas Brewery

136 Durkee Ln., Dallas

Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Primal Brewery

52 Ervin Street, Belmont

Tuesday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Friday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Smoke and Barrel

121 East Charlotte Ave., Mt Holly

Sunday - Thursday, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 2 p.m. - 12 a.m.


4 N. Main St., Belmont

Wednesday - Thursday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.

The Summit Beer Shop

122 S. Main St., Mount Holly

Monday 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Thirsty Dog

508 Woodlawn Street Belmont

Tuesday - Friday, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Drink and Dine

Glenway Premium Pub, Camille Renner

Nothing is more satisfying than ending a long day with a great meal and a drink. Luckily, Gaston County offers a wide array of after-hours restaurants serving up delicious meals. Whether your definition of a good time is a cold beer or you favor a fine wine, there is something for everyone at these six restaurants. Hang up the briefcase and close the laptop for some late-night drinks and dinner.

Glenway Premium Pub

55 Glenway St., Belmont

Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Jack Beagle’s

125 S. Main St., Mount Holly

Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Jekyll & Hyde Taphouse and Grill

10 Catawba St., Belmont

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 12 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Mayworth’s Public House

115 Center St., Cramerton

Monday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The String Bean

106 N. Main St., Belmont

Tuesday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Whiskey Mill Bar and Grill

199 S. New Hope Rd., Gastonia

201 Pennsylvania Ave., Bessemer City

Sunday - Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Late-Night Dinners

The Bottle Tree, Anna Naphtali

Sometimes when you finish work late you don’t feel like making dinner. After a long day you may feel as if you deserve something special. These restaurants are serving up special meals and staying open late to catch you after work hours. Even if you aren’t looking for a sit-down meal, there are plenty of late-night local businesses offering a quick bite to eat if you are taking a break in between emails and phone calls. Here are eight restaurants open late for both business meetings and dinner breaks.


6425 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont

Daily 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Doffer’s Canteen

119 Center St., Cramerton

Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Kitchen MaeKong

408 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia

Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.