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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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The Olde Mecklenburg BreweryThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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3.93/5
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1,166 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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Added by papat444 on 01-29-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
15
Reviews:
301
Ratings:
1,166
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.18/5
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
105
pDev:
11.72%
 
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2.89/5  rDev -30.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Photo of JKG
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of generallee
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of jbarry3000
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Pranksterbeer
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
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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4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
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 +2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

My wife and I ate here on a Wednesday around noon, it was not very crowded and the service was very quick. I loved the outside beer garden and the picnic style seating. I had the Mecktoberfest and Copper and both were amazing, it was my first time having both. The food was excellent as well, my wife and I split the butcher block pizza and the soft pretzel. They had roughly 10 beers on draft and the food selection was great.

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4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

This is a great lunch spot. Has the feel of an old pub, darkly lit but still with plenty of space and several televisions. The quality of the beer is excellent, they adhere to German purity laws and it is an awesome change of pace from all the crazy breweries out there. The service was helpful and attentive. Selection was low. Only 4 beers to choose from and then a couple shandys. The food is honestly the best part, a lot of authentic german food. The wurst and sauerkraut is excellent!

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3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of VTMikeO
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

The (fairly new) outdoor beer garden space is one of the best places in Charlotte to enjoy a sunny day. If you've ever been to a German biergarten, this place will feel very familiar. It's a wide-open outdoor space where families, kids, dogs are all welcome, which makes for a great relaxing vibe.

The beers are all German-style, so no IPAs, but their flagship brew, OMB Copper, is one of my favorites. The seasonal selection rotates as well, and the Fruh Bock and Dunkel are two I would recommend highly.

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4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of aleman21
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I'm a hop head so their beer selection is not the best for me but the traditional German beers they have are very good. They need a Gose. But this is the best beer garden I've been to (and been to several east coast to west coast and Colorado, Hawaii) with huge oak trees.

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3.51/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

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4.81/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ghowehattrick
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

On a weekend getaway to Charlotte, I had the pleasure of discovering the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Before coming, all I knew of OMB was the six packs I have seen at Total Wine in Greensboro. Upon arriving there, I thought for sure I was at the wrong place; there were several hundred cars parked all up and down the streets circling the area. I had merely assumed it would be a smaller place. I didn't know that the brewery sits on 8 acres with an enormous courtyard(sorry, biergarten) in the back. Upon walking around the side, I was blown away at the gathering of people there; inside and outside it seemed like there were 1,500 people. The start of the college football season had something to do with that I'm sure, as there are several big screen tv's inside the beer hall. Yet it was clear to see that going to OMB on the weekends is a go-to for a lot of people in Charlotte, and why not, the setting is inviting. The huge trees hanging over the tables in the biergarten, the crunch of the pea gravel beneath your feet, the weight of a just-poured glass of beer in your hand, the sound of a live band in the far corner of the property, the smoky scent of the food truck on the edge of the crowd all combine to tell you that you have stumbled into a very unique place. Charlotte, don't take this brewery for granted. Outstanding, unexpected surprise for me.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Beautiful place with feel of being in a German beer hall. Great German style beer. Expansive outdoor area with taps set up for large weekend crowds.

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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Visited this place early lunch time, the beerhall is large & has many aspects of the classic German bierhall, likewise the garten is very nice

All 4 beers were in fine form, my favorite was the Copper. All were true to style

Service was good & friendly

Only 6 beers on tap was hoping for a little more variety, but they had all appropriate styles for the season

Food was tasty, but pricey. Wish they had a little more variety on the German food...

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