Revolution Pizza & Ale House


15 Reviews
Revolution Pizza & Ale HouseRevolution Pizza & Ale House

Type: Bar, Eatery

3228 N Davidson St
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28205-1034
United States

(704) 333-4440 | map

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Added by Barscream on 01-19-2009

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Photo of Kegatron
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere- Located in the quaint artsy area of North Davidson, this was previously a Mellow Mushroom and makes good use of a prime corner location (complete with a porch overlooking the street). The building itself looks like it used to a former home and that vibe comes across. Very laid back and comfy, with a good sized bar and plenty of dining seating available. Lots of Belgian themed breweriana dots the walls.

Quality- Tasty pizzas, a heavy NC beer-centric selection, and a pleasant (if not a bit overly noisy on busy nights) family friendly atmosphere. Quality establishment that you can take the family out to.

Service- Decent. They do a good job of explaining the beer and pizza menus. Our pizza took a while to come out on our last visit (a busy Friday night) but that's nothing against the server.

Selection- Over 40 taps total, with 13 of them dedicated just to North Carolina beers. Selections from the likes of Highland, Foothills, Red Oak, Duck Rabbit, French Broad, Big Boss, and hometown OMB. The rest of the taps are filled with better national craft and import selections. A smaller amount of bottled offerings are available as well. Good draft menu here, with the selections being divided up via styles, availability, and geographic location (they have a section of just the NC beers).

Food- They really sell their stone fired pizzas here (although they do offer a smaller selection of appetizers, sandwiches, and salads), encouraging you to customize your pie with an excellent variety of fresh meats, vegetables, and cheeses. These are very nicely cooked and super tasty. I also have to mention their daily made selections of fresh Italian gelatos that make for the perfect desert. Yum!

We were quite worried during our first visit here last January that this place might not make it (and our server on that visit was quite candid with us that they weren't getting the business they needed). Luckily, we are happy to report that after our latest visit (7 months later) that the concept of customized fired pizzas and great craft beers seems to have really caught on, as they appeared to be doing a great business. We're looking forward to many more visits here over the years when we're in town.

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Photo of botham
4.2/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Revolution sits on an intimate, quiet street outside of downtown Charlotte, in an old home that has the first floor converted into a beer bar. a solid list of taps, a wide variety of styles, and laid back conditions all make this a great place to hang out and enjoy a few pints.

atmosphere is a mix between a bed & breakfast, a deli-style restaurant, and a beer bar. the front door of the home serves as the main entrance, with the bar to the right, and seating around, as well as out on the front porch. the taps are all in one line, with around thirty to fourty in all (with very fresh lines throughout).

quality and service were excellent. bar keeps are quick to offer samples, and knowledgeable about their beer as well as upcoming tappings.

selection was impressive. a wide variety and deep list will satisfy any palate, with a decent bottle selection offered as well.

food was offered, but this BA only got the 'late night' offerings, which was only pizza by the slice. the pizza was well done and fresh, and went excellent with the two IPAs that it accompanied.

overall, this is a solid stop for tap beer in Charlotte. the quiet surroundings and quaint atmosphere make it very conducive to relaxing, and drinking great beer. cheers!

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Photo of jbhuxley
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great atmosphere. I'd say they had about 30 on tap. They had a good selection of varieties, as well as a lot of local beers. While their IPA selection was not over the top inpressive. They had about a five good ones to choose from.

Revolution has a large patio with views overlooking NoDa, right across the street from Neighaborhood Theater.

The food was excellent. The pizza was great and so were the creative specials. The ambiance was quiet and relaxed. Just a good setting to spend an afternoon with some good food and good beers.

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Photo of Loki
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

What a great bar and a great crowd, very glad I went and can't wait to go back.

Atmosphere: Lively, friendly, and upbeat. Friendly people and staff. Seats inside and out on a covered patio.

Quality: Almost all of their beers are craft or quality imports. Great local beer selection.

Service: Good, but not fantastic. Very quick when they were busy. Not the friendliest when you ask questions, but again they were very busy.

Selection: Fantastic. Probably only one place in Charlotte with a better selection.

Food: Great pizza, haven't tried anything else.

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Photo of Barscream
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This used to be a Mellow Mushroom, so they have plenty of taps. They have a very nice selection of beer including 3 from Foothills, multiple Bells, Rogue, Highland, Duck Rabbit, and Victory among others. Out of all their taps, they only had a couple of macros.

I enjoyed a Foothills Sexual Chocolate and a Red Oak Battlefield Bock.

My only suggestion for improvement would be to use proper glassware, but that's a minor complaint when they have such a great selection of beers.

The pizza is exceptional. Some of the toppings come from local farms like Grateful Growers. They also serve home made Gelado that is very good.

Highly Recommended!

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Revolution Pizza & Ale House in Charlotte, NC
4.16 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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