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The Common Market - Southend

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92
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15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
[ Bar, Store ]

1515 S Tryon St
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28203-4680
United States
phone: (704) 332-7782

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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 5
Photo of Apellonious
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Great selection. The beer is generally fresh, gets local faves like Hop Drop and Roll in regularly, and gets in some hard to find releases. And special thanks to the woman (why I didn't ask the name?) behind the counter who today asked "Would you like some Hopslam with that?" The only negative is prices are a little higher than normal . Recommended.

Photo of srletend
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Always a great tap and bottle selection.

Photo of snowdogmatt
3/5  rDev -27.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Bottom Line: Great selection and vibe, but poor customer experience:

I picked up a 4 pack of Founders Imperial Stout and popped one in the store. Poured like motor oil which excited me, but I noticed zero carbonation...no head and minimal lacing even after a vigorous pour. Had a syrupy mouth-feel, so I double checked BA to confirm I didn't have incorrect expectations.

After explaining my findings to the manager, he said I could exchange it, but if I got the same beer, then he wouldn't exchange it again. I responded that I really want to try that beer, but don't want to get burned if they got a whole bad batch. I challenged him: "dont' you want to know if the others are defective?" I also suggested that he test the beer himself, which he declined. He responded: I don't think there's anything wrong with that beer....it might be your taste.

I recognize I'm being a beer snob here....even a bit of a diva. It's more humorous than anything, and I will return because it's a great place to hang. I was just reminded that this is not your local bottle shop (one would not get that response from Brawley, Jason (Salud), or Rob (Temple). In fairness, the CM in Plaza Midwood has a guy that really takes pride in his stock, and the vibe is a little more genuine there.

Photo of Sheils
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I love this place. The patio is awesome, the food is fresh and good, and they also have a great wine/beer bar, with a lot of hard-to-find craft brews. I was able to pick up a 6-er of the Hopslam today that was released and distrbuted around CLT today. They were the first to get it and gave out just as much as Total Wine does. They also have a keg for Tuesday evening and some live music for everyone to try. Very cool place and in a great area.

Photo of dvmin98
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

I hit this place for lunch quite a bit. They have a pretty nice deli in the back that has a great selection. There are also some cold items that you can add.

For the size of the place, the beer selection is great. The best thing I've ever done is befriended Rob, the main beer guy. He is really cool and lets me know when the 'good' stuff is coming in.

They also have 6 taps with great quality stuff. If I wasn't going for lunch while working, I would indulge more than I do. But I tend to stop by after work for a couple. You can also pull bottles out of the cooler and hit the patio and just take in the atmosphere. All the patrons are pretty laid back and there is no drama!

They also have a decent selection of wine (not my thing) and the essentials.

I probably hit this place 1-2 times a week.

They can order kegs as well, so that makes it easier for me to keep my kegerator full.

All in all, if you work downtown or live in the Southend area, this has to be a regular part of your week! Great job guys.

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The Common Market - Southend in Charlotte, NC
92 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.