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Reviews by barronkr:
4.78/5 rDev +16.3%
Location: situated in an evolving hipster area of "NoDa," outside of downtown Charlotte, it is across the street from the obligate taco shop and next to its sister restaurant that markets crepes. Inside bare brick walls with tables refurbished from an old mill I think. The first bar that came to mind when I walked in was Toronado in SF.
Service: Knowledgeable, friendly and down-to-earth staff. A great asset. Excellent.
Beer: About 15 revolving taps devoted to many of the major beer styles; 1 cask offering that changes frequently. I tried the cask Coronado Mermaid's Red, Bell's Java Stout, and Boulder Brown. Great selection for the number of taps. Well thought-out.
Food: The highlight, really. In Charlotte so many other places offer beer selections that dwarf Growlers PH's offerings, so the food is what makes it stand out. Homemade sausages, beer chips, and creative sides are all excellent. Again, I thought of Toronado eating excellent sausages and drinking cask ale. The dessert was phenomenal; the banana pudding with Irish shortbread may well be the best I have ever had. A must for any beer nerd who is also a foody.
In sum: A great stop, I hope they remain open so I can visit again.
10-23-2010 19:08:15 | More by barronkr
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -2.7%
Excellent little beer bar in the heart of NODA. Around a dozen drafts and they typically have something on cask. They've really stepped up their food as well - the menu matches the brew selection in that it's relatively small but very interesting. I highly recommend this place.
04-21-2014 18:05:59 | More by Mantooth
4.19/5 rDev +1.9%
Atmosphere: Small bar with a lot of character. The table made out of an old wood door in the middle is beyond cool. Nice place to unwind and have a drink.
Quality: The ever changing beer offerings seem to take in the North Carolina brewing industry and pepper in some quality microbrews from around the country.
Service: While not knock your socks off great, even though it's a small place they seemed a bit understaffed, they worked well with what they had to make sure your glass never ran dry.
Selection: The nitro and cask offerings are cool to say the least but with only 12-18 beers on hand your selection is limited.
Food: Didn't try but the menu consists of oysters and general pub fare.
Overall: Nice bar, cool atmosphere, and not your general swill beer and burger place. The "old school" beer machine to draw out of cellar temperature casks is a nice touch. Prices seemed inline with other micro/specialty beer bars. Will go again.
03-10-2014 05:47:27 | More by coasterfreak75
3.78/5 rDev -8%
Atmosphere: nice wood furnished small sit down bar. pretty upscale furnishings. but over all its got a good vibe going on.
Quality: they seem to represent north carolina well and give the big shots from around the world their time. they have a pretty solid brewery line up
Service: nothing that stands out as good or bad, fairly average but not in a bad way
Selection: not the largest but they keep the style representation spread out. love the nitro and cask spots on the list.
Food: oysters and pub fare. pretty good in my opinion.
Overall: a cool place to go for hanging out and getting a drink. definitely a place to find good beers from around the us or NC. I love the cask and nitro offerings since thats not so common these days.
12-04-2013 19:05:55 | More by SportsandJorts
Growlers Pourhouse in Charlotte, NC
91 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.