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Brawley's Beverage

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world-class

192 Reviews
Reviews: 192
Visits: 230
rAvg: 4.75
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: 192 | Visits: 230
Reviews by jdoncbus:
Photo of jdoncbus
4.85/5  rDev +2.1%

I scoped this place out on Beeradvocate.com (thanks to the Bros. for this site) and added it to my itinerary on my way down to Hilton Head.

The reviews are no lie, this place is beer geek heaven run by a guy who has a passion for beer and offers one hell of a selection. I ended up grarbbing some Terrapin, Highland, SN Anniversary Ale, and some Franziskaner. Unfortunately, the wife & the kids were packed into a Honda Accord rather then my gas guzzling Pilot and space was an issue.

The owner asked me if I had saw the walk in cooler yet and was presented with another beer geek cream dream. As I walked out, he was away from the register and his mother mentioned they had some rare brews. She took me over to a stack of Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter where upon I snatched up a sixer. The owner then swapped out two with their RIS; nice choice. He let me grab a free pint glass and threw in some Brawley's stickers; he claimed they would get me out of speeding tickets in NC.

Highly recommended. Great store. Great owner. Cool mom. Wish we had this place in Columbus. Charlotte BAs and traveling BAs: Support this store. (1,123 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of bostonbeans
4.75/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Thomas_Adams
4.54/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of unclenicky
5/5  rDev +5.3%
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. (313 characters)

Photo of WOLFGANG
5/5  rDev +5.3%
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. (123 characters)

Photo of bparker551
4.14/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SCbrewpubfan
5/5  rDev +5.3%
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. (1,238 characters)

Photo of Boomer4ES
4.73/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of evan35
4.97/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best selection in town and they added beers on tap last fall. A+ service always. (80 characters)

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.5/5  rDev -5.3%
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! (177 characters)

Photo of crazyninjamaster
5/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of xzymurgist
4.97/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Lewitt
5/5  rDev +5.3%
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. (232 characters)

Photo of pdeepak
5/5  rDev +5.3%
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. (199 characters)

Photo of 3ricks
4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of JdoubleA
4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Skipdogg
5/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.75/5  rDev 0%

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 (269 characters)

Photo of aasher
5/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tillmac62
4.75/5  rDev 0%

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. (795 characters)

Photo of sulli520
5/5  rDev +5.3%

Great bottle shop and amazing people. Will always be a must hit when in CLT. (77 characters)

Photo of kruky
5/5  rDev +5.3%

Mike is awesome! He has really be a great resource for me as I travel down the rabbit hole of craft beer. He and the folks that work with him are world class and just a great group of people. Thanks guys for making my weekly visit informative and thanks for the great selection of beers!

Go to Brawley's if you love craft beer or just want to know what its about. (367 characters)

Photo of cptbenjamin
4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of midlifec
4.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of schermy01
5/5  rDev +5.3%

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Brawley's Beverage in Charlotte, NC
100 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.