The Common Market - Plaza Midwood
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by hyuga:
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A quaint little store that you really wouldn't expect to have the beer selection it does, at least I didn't.
Almost everything is refrigerated, and although they don't have a huge amount of beer due to their limited amount of space, they have a very impressive selection. I saw stuff here that I hadn't seen anywhere else in NC, like a few UK imports that aren't so easy to find.
The staff seems to know a good deal about the beer they stock, which is something that's not common and something that I appreciate.
I'll be going back soon to see what they have now that the cap has been lifted.
08-31-2005 12:37:10 | More by hyuga
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3.94/5 rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $
I was surprised by this place: was expecting a traditional pub but walked into an old fashioned general store that heppened to have six outstanding local taps flowing alongside an excellent selection of bottled beers in the retail store section--which you can pour and drink there if so inclined. There's also a deli with solid sandwiches if you're hungry. Indoor and outdoor seating is very casual and the croud (late Friday afternoon in late Sept) was diverse and social. I was solo and enjoyed a tuna sandwich and three delicious pints of IPA and PA while soaking up the fun vibe and the $3-4 pints.
09-28-2013 18:32:21 | More by fulcrum
4.68/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
CM is definitely a unique spot and I can see how people might not "get it" on their first visit. They have done a remarkable job with selection given the space that they are working with. If you spend some time poking around you will see that they have a cellar section, 5-6 coolers with bombers and 6ers. As far as service, if you ask for Jason or Tom you will find them to be very knowledgeable and helpful. They have 6 taps or so that are usually pouring something local and interesting and you can enjoy one as you shop or get something to eat from the Deli. Its worth mentioning that they do probably the best job in Charlotte of keeping people up to speed on new releases via social media (facebook, charlotte beer club) and have a tasting every Wednesday night that pulls in people from all walks of life. CM might not be the prettiest lady but she puts out every time and that is what makes it such a great part of the CLT beer scene.
11-30-2011 14:32:20 | More by wolfeman007
3.08/5 rDev -27%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$
After reading the reviews of this place on here and on Yelp I was really looking forward to this place. Once I got there the place was not at all what I was expecting. Kind of a strange place with a deli, convenience store, beer/wine store, and a small bar/eating area. They had a few good beers on tap, and a ton of good bottled beer as well.
That being said, the place seems a little disorganized, and there is not much in the way of seating. I had a question or two about some of the beers, and the employee that I talked to seemed to be annoyed that I had the nerve to bother him. Really the only thing that the place had going for it was the beer selection, and I would rather stick with Brawleys, especially given the difference in the level of service between the two...
11-14-2011 20:26:32 | More by CBlack85
4.75/5 rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
The Common Market is a must stop for the Charlotte beer scene. This is probably my favorite place to grab a beer in Charlotte. With 5 rotating taps and a nice bottle selection, I always find something new to drink when I am there. Although its not the biggest selection in town, the boys do a great job of keeping it fresh and keeping quality bottles in stock. The staff is very knowledgable on what they carry. If you are curious about a beer, chances are Tom, Jason, or Brad have had it and would be glad to give you an honest opinion. Aside from the beer, they have a very nice wine selection, just tell Josh what you like and he will probably pick out your new favorite bottle for you. The deli is great and open late on Wednesdays when they have weekly beer tastings. Whether you want to grab your bottles and go or drink them in house (inside or on the outside patio) the Common Market truly is one of a kind and a must stop.
10-10-2011 02:15:02 | More by BrahnSolo
3.79/5 rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Ahhh... the Common Market. Yet another piece in the ever growing Charlotte beer puzzle. She has at sometimes very good things and other times she has naught.
The atmosphere is hipster in this place or like a college campus with people sitting at tables with laptops in flip flops. I saw two people taking foreign language lessons, Icelandic no less. Common Market is always happening.
The service is okay, if you can find someone not stoned and someone available to help you.
Selection tends to vary, this one is better than you'd think, but nothing compared to some of the other Charlotte beer places, but then again, Common Market is much more than an average beer store, they aren't centered just around that.
Value is good. Decent prices.
Ahh... Common Market...
03-25-2011 04:34:57 | More by TheKingofWichita
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The Common Market is located in a very eclectic part of Charlotte. It's right across the street from The Penguin (featured on Diners, Drive-In's and Dives).
The store fits the eclectic mold inside. It is set up like a convenience store except has a phenomenal deli inside (serves Boars Head meat, IMO, the best deli meat). This place has one of most diverse crowds of people you can find anywhere, which is another bonus.
The selection of beer isn't the best in Charlotte, but it is great nonetheless. A decent size selection of singles with a lot of bombers. The only complaint I have is that they don't allow you to break 6 or 4 packs.
One of my favorite places in town to shop and in my opinion they have the best selection of local brews in Charlotte.
01-07-2011 17:20:15 | More by GehenHerzog
The Common Market - Plaza Midwood in Charlotte, NC
93 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.