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Mellow Mushroom NoDa

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7 Ratings
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 4.73%
Taps: 50
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3228 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28205
United States
phone: (704) 377-2422
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(Place added by: gabe on 08-27-2005)
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Reviews by hyuga:
Photo of hyuga
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%

This is my favorite place to have a beer in NC. I haven't been to any of their other locations, but this one is exceptional.

I was surprised the first time I came here by their great, seemingly hand-picked beer selection. There's always something I really like on tap, never have to settle for something that's just "OK." It was shocking to me to see stuff like Unibroue on tap, especially in Charlotte.

The food is amazing, some of the best pizza I've ever had. It's a bit pricey to me, but I'm not one to eat out all that much, so I guess it's reasonable in comparison with some others, and certainly worth it.

I love sitting at the bar and looking at the decor. Very interesting and strange. Very unique place architecturally. That gives the atmosphere a few points. Aside from that, it can get a bit crowded at lunch and on weekend nights, and sometimes you have to wait for a server for a little while. Some of the servers are great, but some others seem too busy to attend to you.

Can't wait to go back again!

hyuga, Aug 31, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of mikesgroove
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%

Ok now this place was cool. I think I have been to every Mellow Mushroom withing like a 3 hour drive of my house, I just absolutely love these places, and this one was no exception. It seems that every
one has a weird quirk to it and what I remembered the most about this one was the furniture on the ceiling. My son kept asking if we could go eat up there! Food was fantastic as it usually is for someone who love Pizza and sandwiches as much as I do. The brew selection was outstanding, much better then a lot of the ones I had been to. They really had their act together here. A little pricy and some of the higher ABV were in kinda small glasses, but other then that no complaints. I always find this to be a chill, family friendly place and this one was just as I would have hoped. I would definitely go back again next time I pass it. A really cool place to chill out and grab something to eat.

mikesgroove, Oct 11, 2007
Photo of WAP
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

I had been to other Mellow Mushrooms but wandered upon this place when planning to see a band across the street. The atmosphere is great, located in an old house with upside-down furniture on the ceiling and a nice large patio for outdoor seating.

The food is typical Mellow Mushroom fare - good pizzas, calzones, and sandwiches...

The beer selection is very good, with many high ABV selections not available elsewhere. The prices run a bit high on some of the beer selections, and only offer 8oz servings of the high gravity offerings.

My only complaint would be slow service the last couple of times I have been -- last time it took 20 minutes to get a server to swing by. I am hoping, however, that this is an anomaly.

I would rate this a very good place to sit and have a slice and a pint or six, with good music venues and cultural stuff nearby as well.

WAP, Sep 01, 2006
Photo of Backer2004
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%

I thought I reviewed the Mellow Mushroom a while back. Been to a few others and this one doesn't stand out as much better or worse. Like Gabe and Alex, I also come here most months for the Carolina Brewmasters. Due to this, I give service high marks because the staff has a lot to deal with but are always patient, helpful, and rather quick. Really enjoy the pesto pizza, but the sandwiches are little pricey for what you get. Nice beer specials and selection. Great area if you want to stay away from Uptown Charlotte.

Backer2004, Mar 24, 2006
Photo of blitheringidiot
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%

This is the 2nd Mellow Mushroom that I was able to hit here in the Queen City Charlotte. This one is on the corner of a hip spot in town. It's a big place with a bunch of rooms, like an old house that was converted to a bar restaurant. I like the whacky upsaide down furniture stuck to the ceiling. Most seating is at tables and side rooms with a few stools at the bar.

My server was more busy cleaning up than getting me anything but she did her job overall. Besides, this isn't the Four Seasons, it's a beer bar and pizza joint. That said, It's good.

THe beer selection is what keeps this place afloat. A myriad of taps offers a wide selection. Lots of Rogue, some NC beers, a "fire sale" ale that was pretty good, and a 10" pizza for $8 was tasty and cheezy! I had a good ole Hennepin that was (blasted!) served in a proper tulip.

As far as "Could you take your Mom here?" I'd say Yes. You could bring dear ole Mom. It's a big and fun place that is sure to please.

Last call: Lots of beers on tap and good pizza.

blitheringidiot, Nov 08, 2005
Photo of AlexJ
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

My favorite MM for several reasons. My homebrew club usually has it's monthly meetings here as the owner is also a member. They regularly have brewery reps hosting free tastings which is way cool. The atmosphere is very cool and stoner-friendly. Each room has an entire room's worth of furnishings attached to the ceiling which is trippy and cool. They are also the only MM i know of with a full liquor license. Beer selection can't be beat, although some tend to be expensive($6 for 8 oz of Chimay on tap). Food is typical MM, and is not what draws me to this place. It's all about the beer.

AlexJ, Sep 16, 2005
Photo of gabe
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

I go here at least once a month because this is where our homebrew club (Carolina Brewmasters) meets. I've always enjoyed the time spent here. Most all the Mellow Mushrooms in Charlotte are pretty similar as they are all owned by the same guy (Tom, who is a fellow beer lover), but I get the impression that this one is sort of the headquarters of them all. The NoDa location has a slightly better selection than the others at times and whenever they get new beers this one typically gets them first. The selection is ever improving as of late because of the recent change in beer laws here in NC. A large selection of draft and bottled beer can be found here and the pizzas and calzones are pretty darn tasty. Overall this is a superb establishment that shouldn't be missed. The only thing holding me back from visiting here more often is that fact that there is a closer Mellow Mushroom to where I live.

gabe, Aug 28, 2005
Mellow Mushroom NoDa in Charlotte, NC
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.