The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

The Olde Mecklenburg BreweryThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
The Olde Mecklenburg BreweryThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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
Average:
4.01
Beers:
27
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
1,335
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.18
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
126
pDev:
11.96%
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Reviews by Oleyomoleyo:
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Oleyomoleyo from North Carolina

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

Jan 06, 2017
More User Reviews:
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WesMantooth from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Aug 27, 2020
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

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

Jul 02, 2020
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Jessandaaron2019 from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jul 06, 2019
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hoppyCG from Georgia

4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Jun 28, 2019
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Gdog from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Apr 08, 2019
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Griffith from Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 18, 2019
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biermark from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
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

Feb 12, 2019
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Deluu from North Carolina

2.3/5  rDev -45%
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.

Nov 28, 2018
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Lullaby from North Carolina

4.89/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Nov 28, 2018
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ManBearPat from Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nov 21, 2018
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OhioKevin4 from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Nov 15, 2018
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hottenot from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Update. They have vastly improved the currywurst, so I take back the meh comment.
This place reminds me of Oktoberfest. On all the time. I lived in Germany for 30 months and rarely went to a place this large. Believe me when I say that this is as close to German beer you will find almost anywhere in the USA.
My kind of place was a hole in the wall called Im Fass. It's not called that anymore. Now it is called Soweiso. And has turned into a popular club. Still in the same hole.

Get the Salzkartoffeln for a real German twist.

Sep 28, 2018
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CMGNC from North Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Very large brewery, high quality beer

Aug 27, 2018
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Billolick from New York

3.45/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Aug 23, 2018
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Griffin2 from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Jul 27, 2018
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Brian29 from Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2

Jul 19, 2018
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Jun 14, 2018
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TLCII from North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

May 09, 2018
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KTCamm from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
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/.

Jan 28, 2018
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Beerbuddha from Florida

4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Dec 29, 2017
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Rmgood99 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Dec 27, 2017
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maccane from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 21, 2017
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Deets from Minnesota

2.89/5  rDev -30.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Nov 30, 2017
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JKG from Florida

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

Nov 26, 2017
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, NC
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