Sir Edmond Halley's Restaurant and Freehouse

Sir Edmond Halley's Restaurant and Freehouse

4151 Park Rd, 28209


Nestled in the elbow of Park Road Shopping Center, sits the world-renowned Sir Edmond Halley's Freehouse and Restaurant. Sir Ed's mouth-watering menu is available in full until two a.m. seven nights a week.

Sir Edmond Halley's Restaurant and Freehouse - Come for the food and drink. Stay for the fun.

When we first opened in 1996, founders Svend Deal and chef Tobin McAfee sought to provide Charlotte with a gathering place where guests could enjoy fresh food, engaging conversation and an international selection of beers and spirits. (No one else pours a better pint of Guinness, and there are several reasons why.)

Like the pubs that Svend visited during his rugby travels across the globe, Sir Edmond Halley's Restaurant and Freehouse became a place to bring friends and make friends as well. We've seen plenty of first dates - and several unforgettable marriage proposals.

Over the years, our lively atmosphere and signature dishes have attracted local and national attention. Turner South's Blue Ribbon TV show named us Best Place for Late-Night Dining in the South, and there's no doubt, our kitchen kicks it overtime, serving our full menu until closing time at 2 a.m. each night.

The restaurant temporarily shut its doors in July 2010. But a group of investors quickly recognized how much Sir Ed's would be missed and rallied to re-open it with the help of a devoted family of regulars who weren't about to lose their favorite hangout. Svend - who had left several years earlier to pursue a law career - returned to help right the ship, steer Sir Ed's through renovations and return to the fundamentals that made us so successful in the first place.

Energized by the overflowing goodwill, we turned the 4-month closing into an opportunity to overhaul the establishment, install a new draft system and fine-tune our menu. Even so, anyone who has visited in the past will recognize the old place and surely see familiar faces. (Our turnover behind the bar has been so low that in our 15-year history we've only employed eight bartenders.)

Eat in the handsome dining room, or enjoy your meal in the fresh air on the patio. Scoot up to the bar, or follow the passage behind the bar to the pub room, where you'll find dart boards and tables for chess, checkers, backgammon and Scrabble.

At the heart of the pub, is our stammtisch, or "regular's table," which we inherited from the German restaurant that preceded us. The stammtisch provides space for up to 14 - depending on how well you know each other. By the time you leave, you'll undoubtedly know each other much better.




Open Now
Sunday: 12:00 am - 2:00 am / 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday: 12:00 am - 2:00 am / 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday: 12:00 am - 2:00 am / 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 am - 2:00 am / 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday: 12:00 am - 2:00 am / 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday: 12:00 am - 2:00 am / 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday: 12:00 am - 2:00 am / 11:00 am - 11:30 pm


4151 Park Rd, 28209
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