Bond Brothers Eastside Taps Into Local Beer and Talent

Cary, NC — Jay and Jeremy Bond, the twin brothers and owners of Bond Brothers Beer Company that opened five years ago on East Cedar Street are hard at work again, putting the finishing touches on their second location in Cary called Bond Brothers Eastside.

Their ticketed Grand Opening is set for this weekend, on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

The New Space on Chatham

Bond Brothers Eastside is located at 602-A East Chatham Street, directly across from Fire House 2, behind a strip of stores and to the left.

According to the brothers, acquiring this spot was all about expanding their clean barrel program and creating a space designed to share their love of music with the community.

Unique features of the space are an impressive stage setup for regular live music sessions and a “living wall” made out of hundreds of plants in partnership with Garden Supply Company.

Taking a Musical Approach

What some may not know about these craft-beer loving brothers is that they both have educational backgrounds in the arts. Jay went to Loyola University of New Orleans to study music and Jeremy got his BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

As Jeremy put it, the path to working together in craft beer was an interesting one that started with a common interest in craft beer and doing some at-home brewing with their friend and now Bond Brothers Brewmaster, Whit Baker.

Harmoniously combining their love for arts and music, the brothers put together a plan for their second location to revolve around hosting local musicians and a couple ticketed shows every week. Jay laid out their initial plan of 3-5 nights a week of live music, including:

Open Mic/Community Jam Sessions:

  • Wednesdays – local singer/songwriter open mic
  • Thursdays – Jazz sessions
  • Sundays – afternoon bluegrass jams
All of the above themed nights would be hosted by a local musician and be operated in an open mic and bring your own instrument format.

Ticketed Shows on Fridays & Saturdays

Bond Brothers Eastside will also be a ticketed music venue with local musicians bringing professional sets to the stage on Fridays and Saturdays. These tickets will be available for purchase online through the Bond Brothers website. This location is planned to be closed Mondays.

Adult Vibe, No Dogs & A Resident Food Truck

Mainly because of limited space in comparison to their original location, Bond Brothers Eastside will not be allowing dogs and caters to a more adult crowd, serving customers 18 and older. This, as well as the menu, will offer a unique twist for Bond Brothers fans.

“We’ll have some of the main staples on draft, but we’ll also have some other beers that you can’t get at our other location and an expanded wine list,” said Jay.

As far as food, the brothers have partnered with the local Bulkogi Food Truck as their permanent on-site food source. The truck will host a rotating menu, specializing in Korean BBQ.

Grab Tickets for the Grand Opening

The grand opening of Bond Brothers Eastside is a ticketed event on Saturday, May 1, 2021 featuring a full 8 hours of local music. Each of the 2-hour sessions will have reserved seating and will offer special beer releases as well as raffles for Bond Brothers swag.

Tickets are on sale now with prices starting at $40 for single and outdoor cocktail tables.

Opening Day Session Lineup

Session 1 – From 2:30-4:30 PM, Featuring The Good Doods from 3:30-4:30 PM
Session 2 – From 5-7 PM, Featuring Stray Local from 6-7 PM
Session 3 – From 7:30 – 9:30 PM, Featuring Thrio from 8:30-9:30 PM
Session 4 – From 10 PM – 12 AMFeaturing The Four Founders from 11 PM-12 AM

Tickets can be purchased online for a single or multiple sessions. Tables will be available in singles, two-tops, and four & six seaters. Once each session is complete, the space will be cleaned before welcoming in the next group.

There will be also be 30′ x 60′ tent outside, offing outdoor seating options. For this, an audio and video stream of band performances will be show live for those seated outside.

Coming Soon to Bond Brothers Eastside

One of the works in progress after the opening date will be progressing to creating an outdoor patio for additional seating. The brothers plan this for the first row of parking directly in front of the building’s left side.

Want to know more about what’s coming to Bond Brothers Eastside? Check out their calendar for a list of upcoming shows and visit the Bond Brothers Eastside homepage to learn more about the Grand Opening, the seating chart of the space and more.


Story and photos by Ashley Kairis.

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