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STIR — a restaurant, oyster bar and cocktail bar with an “ice chef” — is coming to South End’s RailYard

By Katie Levans  |  Co-Founder and Creative Director  Charlotte Agenda

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STIR, a new restaurant with a strong cocktail program featuring 350 spirits and an in-house “ice chef,” is coming to South End.

The restaurant and oyster bar with a flagship in Chattanooga and a newly opened location in Raleigh has leased space at the RailYard on South Tryon.

STIR joins a growing lineup of retail tenants at the transformational mixed-use development, including OrangeTheory, Rhino Market, North Italia and Bishops.

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via STIR Chattanooga

The restaurant will serve lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch along with fresh oysters from their signature raw bar.

Outdoor seating will be available in the 15,000-square-foot community area known as “The Yard.”

For an idea of what to expect in terms of selection and pricing, here’s a look at the dinner menu at the Raleigh location that just opened in June. See all the Raleigh menus here.

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via Stir Chattanooga

STIR takes craft cocktails seriously with more than 350 spirits available and a fancy ice in-house ice program.

The drink menu in Raleigh features 17 signature cocktails priced $9.50-$13, including barrel-aged cocktails and $1 mimosas on Sunday. (Let’s see if that mimosa deal makes its way to Charlotte.)

Here’s a look at the signature cocktails in Raleigh. See the full Raleigh drink menu.

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But the main attraction behind the bar at STIR is their elaborate in-house ice production managed by an “ice chef.”

According to the Raleigh website, “Frozen from the inside out using purified water, STIR’s artisan ice melts at a slower pace so your drinks stay colder and stronger for longer.”

They start with huge 300-pound blocks of ice that are hand cut into seven different styles specially suited for different drinks, including cubes, spheres, crushed, shaved and pebbled.

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via STIR Chattanooga

With STIR’s lease completed, the RailYard has one restaurant space left — just under 3,000 square feet in the South Tower. Stay tuned for more as STIR and other tenants move forward with build out.

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