Thomas Street Tavern
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3.06/5 rDev -19%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Thomas Street Tavern - been a few times, reviewed after a recent stop at LuLu for dinner
atmosphere: its a neighborhood bar - pool and darts, some big (but shitty) tv's, rock & roll schwag with decent music. like everywhere else in charlotte, its pretty damn smoky (until january i guess)
quality: this is not a beer destination by any stretch of the imagination. yeah, its a cool neighborhood bar but dont expect anything glamorous or a non-shaker pint
selection: extremely pedestrian in my opinion. highland gaelic was the best tap, and about 100 other places could claim that. there were some belgian bottles, but not many, and nothing special
service: not beer oriented
food: did not attempt
10-15-2009 02:06:28 | More by dirtylou
3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Another quintesential spot to hit if just visiting Charlotte. My wife and I stop in every few months. It's a convenient meeting spot no matter where in Charlotte you live.
Typical pub atmosphere inside, plenty of tables and bar space. Outside there is a great wood patio with two other bar areas, firepits (which are a lot of fun in the summer), pingpong tables, and I think even cornhole. It's a blast to hang outside here in the summer. The crowd is typically very laid back twenty and thirty-somethings.
The beer selection is OK, not great. There's enough of a selection to keep you interested. I usually get a 750 of North Coast Brother Thelonious for $8.
The food menu is interesting and the food itself is excellent. I've eaten here many times with no complaints. The wings, hot artichoke dip, and sandwiches are all outstanding.
Overall a fun place. If you live in the area and haven't been here you are missing out on a neighborhood pub that has become a Charlotte institution.
12-14-2007 18:17:51 | More by AlexJ
3.56/5 rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is the kind of place I used to hang out at up in Jersey. A cool hang out with a bunch of people under 35, but no real group to connect them all to. This is just a cool bar to hanf out at. Not the best selection as others have mentioned, but still better then your average place. The service isnt really anything bad, but everyone just seemed to be hanging out mostly. A fun colege type of bar that I am sure gets plenty loud during a game. I would stop in again, not soo much for the beer just to have some fun during a happy hour.
11-25-2007 02:24:14 | More by mikesgroove
3.68/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $
If you like a diverse group of people to "people watch", this is a good place. The neighborhood is transitioning, so are the people. The beer selection is good. Not a Flying Saucer, or Mellow Mushroom, but more than just Guiness, and Yuengling. Big TV's for game watching, lots of bustle between pool tables, and video games, or people just milling about. Very casual. Age group on the times I've gone is mostly 20's crowd, but like I said, it was diverse, so no one was out of place. Good music, and decent pub food. Service was agreeable. No one seemed pleased to be working there, but they weren't rude. Worth a beer and a sandwich.
07-12-2005 03:24:26 | More by finepaws
3.93/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Thomas Street Tavern is a pretty fun place to hang out. They have a decent beer selection, but thats not why I would go here. Its just a great joint to relax, kick-back, enjoy the company of your friends and have a brew. They do have a better selection than other "normal" bars that are popular, but still not too much out of the ordinary. Something like 10-15 beers on tap maybe and a larger selection of bottled ones. All of this is summed up on the menu if needed.
I have not personally tried the food here, but my girlfriend has and she enjoyed it. Looks like alot of the standard types of food (sandwiches, burgers, etc) but most of which seem tasty from perusing the menu.
As I said initially, its the atmosphere that you go here for. Most everyone seems nice and there are all types of people here having a good time hanging out together. Hasn't seemed to get overly crowded either... crowded, yes... but not too bad. There is a nice outside porch/deck type area with some foliage, chairs, some ping-pong tables and a second bar. This is where I prefer to hang out. If you are looking for some of the better beers though you'll have to go back inside because the outside bar has less of a selection.
During the earlier hours this place has more of a restaurant feel, but that slowly changes into a bustling bar type atmosphere the later it gets. The bartenders didn't seem to be too personable... they just get your drink and move on to the next customer, but that is probably to be expected during the busier hours.
If you are looking for that hard to find brew or for something out of the ordinary, this is not the place to find it. Overall though this is an enjoyable outing with some friends & some drinks!!
04-21-2005 15:47:27 | More by gabe
4.7/5 rDev +24.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
I lived in Charlotte for a year...July 2001-July 2002. This was my favorite place to go. They always had great beer on tap. Fuller's London Porter was usually on. Ocasionally, Rogue Mocha Porter. Often, there was a beer from Anderson Valley on tap. They also had several great beers in bottles. The atmosphere was exceptional in that all types of people frequented the place. Suits, hippies, punks, teenagers, you name it. And everyone got along. The service was always prompt and very friendly. The outdoor patio was great, too. TVs, ping pong, lots of seating, and taps when it was busy. The food was great. I recommend the potato salad.
01-06-2004 15:32:13 | More by Maestro
Thomas Street Tavern in Charlotte, NC
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.