Custom Home Pubs

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18 Ratings

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

1640 Sardis Rd N
Ste 120
Matthews, North Carolina, 28270-2537
United States

(704) 315-5223 | map

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Added by kexp on 08-30-2008

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Photo of Cbelk1781
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Really cool place. Their new location has 12 taps and expanded show room and tons of cool brewery merchandise. Staff was really helpful with all of my needs. They can about get you any keg that is shipped to the state and kegs from all the local breweries too. They have a unique bottle selection with price breaks on 6 packs and 4 packs as well. They are also one of the only places that I have found that fill Co2 tanks Monday-Saturday. All in all a one stop shop for all your home draft needs. They also have a really cool service plan where you can have them deliver kegs to your house and clean your lines and make sure everything is operating correctly before they leave. So if you are ever in the area or you are looking for a draft system for your home make sure you do yourself a favor and check these guys out they seem to have it all figured out and make any of your decisions an easy one.

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Photo of cptbenjamin
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of dvmin98
1.5/5  rDev -64.5%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2

So, I've been a customer of theirs for 4 years, having my outdoor kegerator serviced 4 times a year. I recently asked them to service my kegerator as part of my quarterly agreement. I was out of town at the time. When I came home, my taps were crooked as I had left them because I had attached my Randall to them. Without checking my lines, I emailed them and asked them if they had actually cleaned them since the taps were still out of line and they said yes. I asked why weren't the taps placed back in the normal position and they said they thought that's how I wanted them, which makes no sense. My response was "I guess. Tnx". Here is Geoff's (the owner's response):

You have been a customer of ours for a while, but you are acting like a jerk.
Since you are questioning my integrity, I will be refunding your pro-rated
service plan cost (minus the cost of the co2 tank we replaced) and let you find
someone else to clean your lines.

Please refrain for visiting our store in the future.


Well, needless to say, I will no longer be asking them to service my kegerators, nor buying kegs or CO2 from them. What kind of customer service is that? Sounds like displaced aggression to me. Either they have a serious attitude problem or they are doing way better than any business I have patronized. Good luck in the future CHP!

Edit: Still haven't received any refunds. Screw em

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Photo of ThirstySpence
4.92/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Custom Home Pubs is a really cool place. They pretty much do anything that has to do with beer (Kegs, draft beer equipment, kegerators, bottles and they have taps) When I finally have the money to spend on a kegerator ill be able to do much more than just stare at the awesome keg selection they have, but for now it's still an awesome hidden treasure to drink a few beers. The atmosphere is much like you would find in your living room, and is rarely crowded. they have 7 or 8 taps which usually feature better beer than you'll find anywhere else close-by. I will warn you though, apparently until they upgrade some costly equipment the ABC will only let them pour in plastic cups. So if you're a snob who takes his beer more seriously than its meant to be taken like that Steve guy below me (the only guy to rate this place below a 4.5) Then the drafts may not be for you. (luckily they have a great bottle selection too) Personally, I'll take my high gravity offerings in a 16oz cup as opposed to 8oz at the same price any day! The experience is always great, even if i come alone. These guys are very engaging and actually like to listen to me blabber on about beer! I'd recommend this place to anyone

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Photo of Stevebeergeek
1.28/5  rDev -69.7%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 1

I have been here more than once before Sankeys opened up next door. Both times there was a younger guy working at the register while I sat at the bar. I sat down and waited for at least 15 mins before he came over to ask if I wanted a beer. To me that was probably the most stupid question you could ask somebody sitting at the bar. Same thing happened when I wanted a second beer. Oh yea, the owner was sitting his fat ass on the couch playing on his phone the whole time this went on. The second time I was there the beers were served in red solo cups, this is a no no in the craft community and they charged full price for them, at least knock a $1 off. And again horrible service.

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Photo of DaveStroud
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I stopped by while in the area to see what they had while my wife was looking at some furniture. I was amazed that not only did they have the home pub business, but equipment and ingredients for home-brewing, a bar in the back for sampling some local craft brews, and even some bottles from local craft brew houses to take home. The prices are extremely reasonable. He even let my daughter play with the different tappulls. Great place. I will be buying my homebrew ingredients from here instead of going all the way to Alternative Beverage.

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Photo of Bung
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Finally made it out this way to check the new place out. It's a neat place with tons of home draft supplies and what looked like a nice homebrew selection. Nice seating area with some small couches and a small bar top. 1 TV, tons of beer/brewing literature on a coffee table.

Maybe there were 8 drafts. Nice micro selections. Small but nicely varied selection of cold bottles. Had some interesting things I hadn't seen in a while, in a good way though. Maybe the turnover is not quite as high here. Discount on make your own six packs, bombers count as 2. SOMETHING ALL PLACES SHOULD DO, since every fricking brewery needs to soak us with the bomber prices.

Worker was very friendly and knowledgeable. An interesting place, just way out of my way for normal visits.

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Photo of roguenado
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I just tried out Custom Home Pubs for the first time and was very impressed. The concept is just awesome and the environment is very welcoming and comfortable. It's like enjoying a beer in your own living room. I was very pleased with the customer service, these guys have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to beer and they seemed to really enjoy conversing and taking time with their customers.

The store has a wide selection of kegs and it seems that they have the ability to provide you with just about anything in a keg. They have a nice selection of bottled brews in the fridge, cold and ready to enjoy. They also had about 10 brews on tap at the bar, all great selections. The Green Man IPA that I had when I stopped by was really good. They've also got a nice variety of homebrew supplies and recipes in stock. It sounds like they have some homebrew classes coming up as well.

I highly recommend this place to anyone that appreciates a good beer. I'm planning on making many more trips in the near future and look forward to getting in on one of their homebrew sessions!

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Photo of SouthernBeerGuy
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited the new store and found a nice small selection of some very cool craft beers. Plus, a nice selection of equipment to get into homebrewing. This is the place I tell people about when they ask where to get homebrew equipment. Sales guy seemed friendly and welcome to talking about beers, taps, equip, etc.

Also, they have rent a kegerator - delivered, setup, 3-day rental, take away for $75. Great deal !

Plus, they have the kit needed for anyone interested in getting a Guiness keg correctly set up with Nitrogen Regulator. (about $300)

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Photo of bmiller1905
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

This place rocks. From the old store to the new one. Geoff and Jake are both top notch.

The environment really is all about a custom home pub. Great service and the best quality. Not really any food but thats alright. Great prices.

The only downer is that the selection can be limited but what you do find is sure to be tasty. I think the difficult part for them must be that the kegs all go to peoples houses for the most part and the breweries give stipulations on the higher profile beers that dont allow that.

Overall really great though.

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Photo of unionturf
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I never made it to the South Park location, but was happy to hear a place was coming to Matthews that had some good draft beer.

Geoff has a nice place with 8 taps that always have good beer and the prices are great, most of the time 4-5 of the taps are $2.50! Luckly I got on their email list and made it to my first event they hosted at the store. It was the Olde Hickory tasting, $10 for all you wanted to drink and the selection included Black Raven IPA, Hickory Stick Stout Pale Ale, and a Cask of Death By Hops! Yea...$10 for all you wanted.

They have a good bottle selection, home brew supplies, glassware, and of course kegs and supplies.

If your in the Charlotte-Metro area check CHP out.

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Photo of QCBeerGuru
4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

No one has reviewed these guys since they moved to their Matthews location:
11416 E. Independence Blvd,
Suite K
Matthews, NC 28105

That having been said, they are certainly due for an update. The new location has all of the same elements from the previous one, however, the space itself is a major upgrade for several reasons. 1) They are now at ground level, meaning that you don't have to haul your keg down stairs. 2) The space is larger with a nice bar space in the back which makes it a really great option for stopping in for a draft beer. 3) The new location is right off of I-485, making pickup and delivery easier for the city as a whole. 4) You can actually find the place without having to go on a scavenger hunt through South Park.

Despite the fact that their number one business is keg sales (which they do a phenomenal job of) this has long been one of my favorite places to hang out and grab a drink. The draft prices are beyond reasonable with most pours going for $2.50 and higher gravity offerings going for $4-5.

Geoff and Jake are great people. They work hard, know beer, and are really great to hang out with. They also consistantly have tastings and other events at CHP in order to promote craft beer.

The new location is really nice, sporting the familiar TV and couches from the previous location while adding more space that increases comfort and makes it easier to get kegs in and out. If you haven't gotten to check these guys out in Matthews, you owe it to yourself to do so. This is one of the hidden gems of the Charlotte craft beer scene.

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Photo of advent
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

So i have been in this store about 5 times, The first four times i have been there, i never bought anything.. Just came there to browse, compare prices and talk beer.. The reason being is that i live behind this place.. Sometimes a BA just needs to gloat or gain some beer knowledge : )
So finally yesterday (7/19), I'm ready to buy my first keg after about three months of browsing.. I have been to Total Wine (Park Rd and Woodlawn), Brawleys and then Custom Home Pubs.. I had no idea what i really wanted but knew if i could look at a detailed lengthy keg list, I could make a decision.
And only custom homes pubs had that list..

So i browse through this keg book for about 10 minutes and spot something I am really interested in, Foothills Seeing Double IPA.. I ask Jake about it. He calls tryon distribution the next minute to see if its in and tells me its there and could be here in one to two days.. sweet!

The next day (7/20) i come in to there store and my keg is waiting for me.. I pay and take it home.. so this keg is the first one ever I have tapped on my new kegerator.. I try out my co2 but its leaking and I try to fit the keg into my fridge but it doesn't fit with the tap on it (Foothills uses Pin lock corny kegs made into sanke d taps for their sixtels, so they are taller then usual).. I drive back to CHP and Jake tightens up all my equipment and hooks a angle coupler to the sanke and everything works perfect.. Great Customer Service even though i bought my equipment from another vendor!
I owe Jake a beer, Im thinking a BCS and share BCBCS 22oz with him..

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Wow.... what a great place and a BA's dream. He has some great pieces in there and the owners really know there stuff. They had 3 beers on tap while you shop. Yakima, Ragin Bitch, and Expedition not bad all imperials. See told you it was a BA's dream. He said they have happy hours and they look to be competitive in keg prices. The main thing they do is building kegrator and tap systmes for resturants. This is a great place to stop by and check out. No food it's more of a supply store that has interesting bar equipemnt. Good prices on the tap beers too.

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Photo of kexp
4.86/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is a treasure clandestinely hidden in the netherregions of Sharon Corners at the corner of Sharon and Fairview in South Park. The two guys that run the place know their karate when it comes to beer and beer dispensing systems. They actually have certifications for advanced draft technology courses. I don't know about you, but I want people like that working on my stuff. Keg selection is excellent. They do a nice job of keeping up with new releases, too, which I think is important. There are usually 2 or 3 drafts going at a time, which are almost always good craft, and often local. I just had Green Flash IPa there yesterday. Decent bottle selection, focusing on quality imports and US crafts. They have on-site consumption licensure, so you can kick back on their comfy couches, put you feet up on the coffee table (unlike at home) and watch golf, soccer, SpotsCenter, PTI or whatever on their big screen. It beats going to most bars, actually. The tastings every 6 weeks or so are always fun, and include unlimited tastings and food for $15. Outstanding value. Overall, difficult to find flaws with this place.

UPDATE: New location in Matthews, while less convenient for me personally, is superior to the old spot in terms of space, comfort and appearance. Plus, there are now at least 8 taps! I continue to love this place.

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Photo of HoosBrews
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

A little hard to find, but a really neat place (they would benefit from better signage). Enjoyed a Green their huge keg list. The store is very laid back (you basically walk into a living room with a bar, a couple couches, and a big-screen TV).

The staff is very knowledgeable of both craft beers and draft technology. They always have good suggestions for my next keg. I subscribe to their "service plan" so they clean my beer lines and deliver my kegs directly to my home, which is great! Apparently, these guys even build commercial draft systems for bars (they told me about a 28-tap system they just put in for the new Tilted Kilt in Charlotte). If you want to buy a kegerator, these guys are the ones to go to in Charlotte.

Their keg prices are real good for craft beers (decent for macro-beers). They have a pretty good selection of bottle beers (probably about 30 or 40), and usually have 2 or 3 beers on draft. They also have a couple hundred tap handles for sale. This is a pretty unique type of beer store and well worth the trip. Highly recommended!

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Photo of tuxyota
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A bit hidden, above Moe's in South Park, but worth the trip. Largest keg selection I've ever seen. Plus they can even deliver the kegs (for a fee)! They sell kegerators and you can even rent a kegerator for the weekend. They had a couple brews on draft (I tried Thomas Creek's new 12.5% abv DIPA: "Up-The-Creek" on draft when I was there) and a bunch of bottles. Apparently, they do beer tasting events there every few weeks. A neat place for Charlotte and definitely a fun place to visit.

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Photo of AlexJ
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

LOcated in the Sharon Corners shopping complex, this place is sort of easy to miss. It's on the second floor, kinda hidden.

They sell all sorts of wonderful home bar supplies. Not just supplies, they sell actual home bars. They also sell homebrew supplies and ingredients, reasonably priced.

They have a small fridge absolutely packed with good micro singles for take out.

The keg selection is extensive and usually very good. All good beers are represented and they will do their best to secure you a rare or hard to find keg. I bought a 5-gallon keg of Avery White Rascan for like 70 or so. Maharaja was only a few dollars more. Very reasonable keg prices, no hassles.

They are happy to deliver and set up any number of kegerators that can be rented for the weekend.

A cool place, check it out.

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Custom Home Pubs in Matthews, NC
Place rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 18 ratings