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Brawley's Beverage

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194 Reviews
Reviews: 194
Visits: 235
Avg: 4.68
pDev: n/a
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4620 Park Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28209-3867
United States
phone: (704) 521-1300

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Reviews: 194 | Visits: 235
Reviews by jameaterblues:
Photo of jameaterblues
5/5  rDev +6.8%

I was driving to see family about half an hour away and decided that I would make the extra trip. Mike wasn't there but his mom was very helpful(and friendly, she said that she did not know much about beer, but anything I was looking for she knew what direction to point me in....and gave me a nice little history of the shop(its been in their family a long time!). She wasn't sure of the price on one of the items(Aprihop by dogfish...one of the things I was specifically looking for) so she called Mike. Mike talked to her a while and then asked to talk to me. He suggested things over the phone, and was just really friendly....its rare to find people so willing to help even when they are not at work. This was my second wonderful experience at Brawley's...Once again highly reccomended. I found more than I was looking for, and they even said that they were still trying to restock from the weekend. I love this store. It makes me happy when an independent store is this good.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Imperialjake
4.74/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of UcDru
4.15/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tony2beers
4.48/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I've been here a couple of times while on business in Charlotte, first time there about a year ago a guy gave me the last 4 pack of Hop Drop N Roll when he learned I was from out of town. I also met Shane, who hooked me up with some nice beer they had in the back.

I went back there about a week ago and again the selection was great, got fresh hops again, this time all I could carry.

The atmosphere is relaxed and the selection seems quite nice, if I had more room in my suitcase I'd have loaded up on my last trip there. I didn't see Shane the second time and he is the "beer guru" of the store according to the other guy I met this last trip, who couldn't quite help out on the "must gets", but was still as helpful and courteous as possible.

I'll hit this spot up next time I'm in the area for sure.

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Photo of aepb1
4.78/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great experience. I stopped in here this weekend (Sunday) and picked up a few bottles. There's a decent amount of taps and a TV that was turned on to the Panther's game when we walked in.

Beyond that are the coolers with beer and a few dry storage racks with beer as well. A good selection and excellent for the space. They do have a small space in their walk-in with a few more beers.

The negatives: Selection isn't as big as I've seen in the same amount of space but with the dual bar/bottle shop thing, it's understandable.
Secondly, A couple of the bottles my buddy picked up ended up being a couple of bucks more expensive than the Total Wine a block away. That being said, a few of the bottles were cheaper so I'm guessing on the whole, you end up better at Brawley's than elsewhere.

The positive: There was a woman working behind the counter who may have identified herself but I'm terrible with names, just suffice it to say I am assuming she's normally there. She said her son would have really liked to speak with my buddy and me since we were out of towners and she was sad he wasn't there. She gave exemplary service. Once she found that we weren't from Charlotte, she recommended a bunch of local beers they had (most of which we were on the lookout for based on info gleaned from here).

Great experience!

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Photo of Paddyofowler
4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bostonbeans
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Thomas_Adams
4.54/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of unclenicky
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome bottle shop. I was visiting from NY and Sean was extremely pleasant in helping me find some local gems to bring home. He took over 20 minutes walking me through the store, giving me recommendations. If I were a local, this would be the only place I purchased beer and if you visit, it is a mandatory stop.

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5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Good beer, good people and now serving exclusive draught selections. Do yourself a favor if you are in the area and pop in.

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Photo of bparker551
4.14/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SCbrewpubfan
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Really feel the need to share the wonderful experience I had in Brawley's. Stopped in after flying into Charlotte on the way home to Columbia, SC. There were about 20 beers on tap, and the bartender (sorry I can't remember the name) was very helpful. After my wife asked about a different stout he pointed out Xocoveza, gave a wonderfully accurate description of the beer, and let her try a sample. I had a La Folie, which I'm always happy to drink.

Selection was really top notch for the size of the store. I could tell that Micheal has thought out what beers to carry to get the most out of his space. Got some Nugget Nectar and Sweet Baby Jesus, as well as several other local goodies. Micheal took the time to talk to me about the North Coast Old Stock Otsuchi, and he also answered several other questions even though the store was pretty busy.

After I checked out he asked me what type of glass I like to drink out of and hooked me up w/ a sweet Teku. This really was the cherry on top of a great experience.

I will definitely be back here whenever I'm in the area. It's really nice to be treated like a valued customer and talk beer w/ some knowledgeable guys. I recommend this store to anyone who happens to be in Charlotte.

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Photo of Boomer4ES
4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of evan35
4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best selection in town and they added beers on tap last fall. A+ service always.

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Photo of Jfishe13313
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited from Florida, great selection of brews to choose from while enjoying a few pours. Small at home location with big time all are welcome feeling. Lots of beer wisdom here!

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Photo of crazyninjamaster
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of xzymurgist
4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Lewitt
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Man this place was a find. Michael and his mother were extremely helpful and generous. We were driving South through North Carolina, and Michael went into his private stash to hook us out of towners up. Overall excellent experience.

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Photo of pdeepak
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Just stopped in here and had a fantastic experience and conversation. Michael is the man! He saw that we were from out of town and gave us the VIP treatment. Will stop in here everytime I'm in town.

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Photo of 3ricks
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JdoubleA
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Skipdogg
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Visited here while teaching for a week in Charlotte. Delightful customer service. Hard to judge selection since I'm not familiar with the area but I managed to spend a couple hundred dollars on wicked weed and cascade beer I can't get here at home. Lovely, lovely place

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Photo of aasher
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of tillmac62
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

I got to meet Mike yesterday for the first time. It was my second visit to his store. While the space is small, the selection is excellent and the customer service superb. Even though I wasn't a regular, he sold me what I wanted (GL Christmas Ale) from his "best customer hold back stock." He also let me taste New Belgium's La Folie (the taps are now open) which blew me away. It bought it and several other of his suggestions. I live in Gaffney, SC, so to get good beer I have to make a beer run to either Greenville or Charlotte. My first stop in Charlotte will be Brawley's from now on. Mike's beer knowledge is that of a master. I look forward to reviewing his recommendations. Take the time to discuss with him what your preferences are and he'll hook you up with fantastic beer.

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Brawley's Beverage in Charlotte, NC
100 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.