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VBGB Beer Hall & Garden

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13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Taps: 30
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

920 Hamilton St
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28206-2907
United States
phone: (704) 333-4111

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(Place added by: Jason on 04-27-2011)
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Reviews by CBlack85:
Photo of CBlack85
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%

I'd been wanting to try this place for some time, so when my wife said that several of her coworkers were getting together there for a little holiday get together I jumped at the chance.

The place is interesting; you walk in to a good sized bar area with a nice U shaped bar with an ice rail to keep your beer cold. As you walk in the food ordering window is to the right, and the portion of the bar where you order your drinks is straight ahead. There are a couple of separate dining areas for large groups, and there is a nice patio with tons of super sized games. When we were there they had a large connect four game, 2 ping pong tables, 3 or 4 corn hole set ups, a giant chess board, and 2 large jenga sets. There seems to be something for everyone, and the place was packed.

The service was decent; there was no wait staff wandering around checking on people. If you want a beer you have to go to the bar, and if you want food you have to go to the window. Not a bad set up, but it can get backed up at times.

The food was good, we got a little of all of the finger type foods so that everyone could try multiple things. Fried pickles, soft pretzels with beer cheese, hot wings, nachos, sweet potato fries, etc... Everything was good, the pretzels and beer cheese was great.

Now, on to the most important part.... The beer. The beer selection seemed to be well thought out; a nice mixture of NC locals, southeast regionals, and national craft beers. There was also a nice mixture of APA's, IPA's, Porters, Stouts, etc... Too often a craft beer bar will have 20-30 taps and more than half of them are IPA's, and big stouts, and other styles get left out to the dismay of casual beer drinkers that aren't into these styles. I spent most of the evening drinking Birdsong Jalapeno Pale, and Lagunitas Brown Sugga. All for a reasonable price.

Overall, I was impressed with this place and look forward to going back

CBlack85, Dec 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Mantooth, Apr 25, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -16.7%

One of my favorite options when I am near the Music Factory. The beer and food are separate. The food selection is totally "bar-y" and the beer selection is good, but limited on the dark beers. It was kind of hard to get a beer at this place because of being very busy. I will return and try to avoid heavy nights.

Kirkman, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of dvmin98
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%

Headed over there with some friends after work. Cool little atmosphere. Sat outside where you could play cornhole, etc. There were a lot of things going on that were a bit distracting like an auction and a wedding reception (on a friday). The auction guy was a bit annoying on the microphone.

The draft selection was great. Had a lot of local items, like Triple C stuff and some NoDa stuff. Also had Lagunitas on tap. Nothing extraordinary.

The service was fair. Would be nice if they took orders at your table, but they don't, so that can be a pain standing in line. Food and drink orders are at different areas

Overall, it was fun. Kicked some butt in cornhole as usual!

dvmin98, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of vanilla101
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%

Came to VBGB this past weekend on a visit to Charlotte. Came with a group of mostly people not overly interested in beer, but I was able to find something everyone enjoyed. Great setup of the menu wall breaking beers down by category. This was great for me since I wasn't familiar with too many of the local breweries or beers. Allowed me to pick the right beer for each person.

I liked the variety of sizes that they offered the beers in. I stuck with the smaller 12oz size in order to try more beers. Normally I would only have 3-4 pints, but here i was able to try 6 different beers.

I enjoyed the selection myself. I pretty much ran the table on all IPAs from local/regional breweries like Olde Hickory, NoDa, BirdSong, and Blue Point.

Between the group, we got pretty much everything on the menu, and it was all pretty tasty.

Everyone had lots of fun in the beer garden playing giant versions of Jenga, Connect 4, and Chess. Music was good and not at an unbearable volume.

All in all a good place to hang out with friends and drink good beer.

vanilla101, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Sheils
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%

Great place and an awesome setup. What you would expect from an average Bier Garden outside (common benches), but the inside/bar area is great. The bar has an ice pad that keeps your beer cold while you sit at the bar. Bartenders know their stuff. The food is good and they have traditional German-style snacks like brauts and pretzels which go well. Just wish it wasnt out near the music factory and closer to uptown.

Sheils, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Daktah
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

I've been three times now, and this place is consistently very good. Not quite great (most beers aren't all that rare, and some seem to be slow to rotate out), but always a fun place to get some quality beer and sit outside. The owner is very friendly and seems to have instilled the same good nature and helpfulness in the staff. Everyone is willing to offer advice on beer and impressions of things they've tasted. The location in the Music Factory is a bit of a drawback - not really that close to Uptown and definitely a hike from my place, but the parking makes it easier.

A great addition to the beer scene in Charlotte, and a place I'll continue to enjoy.

Daktah, Jul 22, 2011
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VBGB Beer Hall & Garden in Charlotte, NC
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