The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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The Olde Mecklenburg BreweryThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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3.95/5
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1,271 Ratings
The Olde Mecklenburg BreweryThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

4150 Yancey Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28217
United States

(704) 525-5644 | map
oldemeckbrew.com

Notes:
Founded in 2009, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is Charlotte’s oldest local brewery, igniting the ultra-premium beer scene in the region and continuing to be at the forefront of the local market ever since. OMB adheres to the oldest purity guidelines in the world, the German “Reinheitsgebot.” This law states there can be only four ingredients in beer: barley or wheat malt, hops, yeast and pure water. OMB was recently named to the Inc. 5000 list, one of only nine breweries included and the only in North Carolina. The brewery’s tour was named best in the country by the readers of USA Today. Try OMB because it’s local, drink it because it’s fresh.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
23
Reviews:
333
Ratings:
1,271
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.17/5
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
121
pDev:
12.23%
 
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of biermark
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Vibe - The biergarten is very close to what is found in Germany - large area, lots of benches, outdoor cafeteria style serving area - this is about as close as it gets in the US
Quality - the bier is fresh and good
Service - 2 bars inside, cafeteria outside, food trailer outside
Selection - years ago I bashed OMB for no weiss bier - hornets nest was the answer but it's not quite the same as a Maisel or Paulaner - needs more banana & sweetness - pro tip-if you like white bier, go inside to get it in the right glass, outside is will be in a 1/2L mug
Food - good selection and good service even when slammed

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Photo of Deluu
2.3/5  rDev -44.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 1 | food: 2

Brewery for the masses. The facility is large, with great outdoor space. Modeled after traditional German beer hall. They are probably the largest brewery by volume in charlotte but don't expect anything interesting beer wise. Everything they make is for the masses. Charlotte has an excellent beer scene and this is like TGI fridays.

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Photo of Lullaby
4.89/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ManBearPat
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of OhioKevin4
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Spent a Saturday afternoon here with my father drinking their traditional German style beers. The atmosphere was fun, band playing and customers brought their dogs to the outdoor beer garden. Very good and informative free brewery tour. Servers knowledgeable about the “Reinheitsgebot” brewing laws that this brewery follows. Overall a great experience and would/will return one day. We didnt eat so I know no nothing about the food but it looked good. If you want a solid tasting, fresh German style brew and can't make it to Germany, stop by this place.

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Photo of hottenot
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Really nice outfit. if you want the full menu, you have to sit inside. Curry wurst is not authentic. Service is pretty good. No problem getting a beer. Food is meh though.

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Photo of CMGNC
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Very large brewery, high quality beer

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Photo of Billolick
3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Large place with more then ample out door seating......German theamed through and through, food, beer, ambiance....I sadly got a "Disney land" kinda feel from this place...as in...nothing was real, nothing I really could relate to....decent place to take the kids...other wise pass it up for the host of other real beer kinda places in town.

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Photo of Griffin2
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I visited Olde Mecklenburg Brewery on 7/26/18, mostly to sample some local Charlotte beer, and to bring a couple six packs home. I was immediately impressed with the big the place is. Their beirgarten is huge. The taproom looks like a German beer hall. I think they had 6 beers on tap. I tried the helles lager, and thought it was fantastic. The bartenders were super friendly and helpful. As far as beer to go, they had 6 packs, 12 packs and what looked like pre-filled growlers. Everything seemed reasonably priced as well. I hope to get back some day.

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Photo of Brian29
3.28/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of TLCII
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 2017 - outskirts of Charlotte but reachable by the light rail with small walk. German bier hall ambiance, large open space, bars, table and extensive outdoor area. About 6-8 brews on tap, but samples not available when the place is busy. Good mixture of the german brews you'd expect. Well organized menu of german fare, reasonable priced, everything we ordered was tasty. Recommend a visit/.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Rmgood99
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of maccane
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Deets
2.89/5  rDev -30.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Photo of JKG
4.88/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of generallee
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of jbarry3000
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Pranksterbeer
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Great place to go with huge beer garden

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Photo of Driver8rws
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This place is amazingly authentic German! You can't get any more real feel than their massive biergarten. The beer is perfect spot on to the German styles. The food amazing as well. This was my favorite of the 7 breweries I visited in Charlotte. Cannot wait to go back. We have the 1st Hofbrauhaus in the U.S. close to where I live, and this place is BETTER!

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Photo of JohnBradSC
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of ha-sheem
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Oleyomoleyo
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, NC
Brewery rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,271 ratings