Local entrepreneur William Haynes brewed well over 175 beers before deciding to found Rail Line Brewing in Simpsonville. His vision of “more community, not less” is the core concept of every aspect of the reclaimed historic building at 301 North Main Street in Simpsonville.
“I want customers to feel like they’re at home in their own den” said Haynes.
The building, located at 301 N. Main Street in Simpsonville, was first built in the 1940’s and served in some capacity with the lumber yard once located behind Danny Smith’s Fillin & Fixin and as a cabinet shop before the recession.
During the deconstruction process, workers carefully exposed the notable tin ceiling and moldings, original plaster walls, and immense windows that provide an unabated view of the train tracks and Main Street. The custom-built wood floors were constructed from reclaimed boards, the majority of which came from now forgotten mills in the Carolinas.
Rail Line Brewing will serve craft beers brewed in-house by the pint (*which be $1 off as the railcars pass) as well as occasional beers crafted in the Carolinas. The all ages, 2,500 square feet floor space will also house a kitchen serving food sourced from local farmers and crafted sodas including ginger ale and root beer. Live music is planned for Friday and Saturday nights while games and a community book shelf will fulfill the neighborhood tone played by the surrounding community.
Rail Line Brewing is scheduled to open late September of 2017.
*update: on August 25, the article stated beer will be $1 as the train passes. This is incorrect, beer will be $1 off when the railcars pass.