Barrister's located in the boutique Esquire Hotel in Gastonia where the food is locally sourced and the decor is thoughtfully appointed.

168 W Main Ave

(980) 888-1502

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In Gaston County, NC

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Jack Beagle's

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BrickTree Brewing Co

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Newgrass Brewing Co

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Barrister's located in the boutique Esquire Hotel in Gastonia where the food is locally sourced and the decor is thoughtfully appointed.

Webb Custom Kitchen

At Webb Custom Kitchen in Gastonia the ambiance takes on its former existence as a theater, plus they serve great food and craft cocktails.

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