NoDa Brewing Company

NoDa Brewing CompanyNoDa Brewing Company
NoDa Brewing CompanyNoDa Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

2229 North Davidson St.
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28205
United States

(704) 900-6851 | map
nodabrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.08
Beers:
95
Reviews:
599
Ratings:
4,760
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.32
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
180
pDev:
10.19%
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 180
Photo of Griffin2
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

I stopped by NoDa Brewing on 7/26/18. Since I was visiting Charlotte, I wanted to try some local beer. I got their early, but there were already some people there. It appeared that they had about 20 beers on it. They also offered 4 packs and a couple different bottle to go. The bartender was very helpful with my beer selection. The brewery has a pretty decent sized taproom, and plenty of outdoor seating as well. I tried the Good Will Hopping, and picked up a 4 pack of Hop Drop and Roll. I hope to make it back again.

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

We stopped at NoDa's North Tryon Street location about opening time (noon) on a holiday weekend Saturday. The taproom itself is pretty good sized, and nice enough; there is a good bit of seating outside as well, which was really nice as it was a beautiful day. Parking was also plentiful, which is not the case at every taproom in Charlotte.

Since we arrived at opening, there were not a lot of people there, but that was not the case within half an hour. By the time we had been there an hour, the taproom was about fully seated (as was the outside seating area), and there were moderate lines for beer, but the place was not really crowded. Two things that one readily notes sitting outside are the play area and the numerous dog bowls of water; this venue is definitely both dog- and kid-friendly, and as it filled up it became obvious that a lot of patrons chose to come here with that in mind. The clientele was quite varied, but definitely featured a lot of families with kids and a number of dog-lovers.

There were about 24 beers on tap when we visited, most of which were NoDa beers, but there were a few guest taps too (including a kombucha tea and a cider). Flights of four generous pours were available, but not all beers were eligible (most ineligibles were high-gravity beers), which is not a policy that I am fond of. The flight pours were provided in straight-walled glasses (think beer-fest) and most regular pours seemed to be in shaker pints, which definitely leaves something to be desired; there were multiple pour options for most of the beers (half-pints and pints). The beers that I tried- Hot Pistol (American Stout), OG Kolsch, Hop Experiment #9 Citra (Session APA), and If You Don't Know, Now You Know (IPA), ranged from decent (Hot Pistol) to good (If You Don't Know) in the order listed.

Food was provided by a food truck from TIN Kitchen, which I understand is currently a seven-day-a-week engagement (though times vary weekday vs. weekend). The food truck menu featured tacos, quesadillas and sliders; the Chipotle Chicken and Jerk Pork quesadillas were both quite good, particularly with a half-pint of Bandito, which is a solid American Pale Lager.

If I'm honest, while Hop Drop 'N Roll is a great IPA, nothing I've ever had from NoDa has blown me away, and I find most of their beers to be decent-to-good; my visit to their taproom did not change this opinion. In a city where there is fantastic beer to be had, a nice venue is not enough to pull me back on a regular basis.

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Photo of Reef
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

North Tryon (new location)
Off by itself on the edge of NODA, so there's plenty of parking, a nice covered beer garden, games, water for dogs. Food truck. TV's inside.
Service was attentive. A few cans and growlers for sale.
Clean bathrooms. NODA glasses and stuff for sale. Eclectic pop music.
Pretty extensive tap list, mostly NODA, one kombucha and one non-alcoholic cider.
Not missing a trick imho.

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Photo of Driver8rws
3.58/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I don't get the "hype" of this place...? Two different "locals" told us to go there. It's "ok" as far as the beer QUALITY, but not amazing by means. Some beers were good, some were NOT. Definitely not one of the best in Charlotte. (Went to 7 on my recent trip) Average...

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Photo of Clint_Yoho
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Went on a Tuesday so got to try one of the one off's released on Tuesday. I look forward to going back when I make down to Charlotte again. Loved the location to other breweries and the N. Davidson area.

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Photo of evan35
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Fantastic execution, especially for their IPAs. Hop Drop and Roll is the best Charlotte beer hands down and why not have it directly at the source? The tours are great and overall its a fun spot to relax for a few hours.

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Photo of LancetherealLeader
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

The place is very laid back with a kid and dog friendly atmosphere. The service was a bit slow (Saturday afternoon) as they seemed to be short-staffed. Other than that, the selection was pretty good and the beers were solid.

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Photo of Jfishe13313
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Best small brewery tasting room. Great year rounds, great seasonal brews and don't miss their weekly specials. I hope they stay small and continue the big tastes.

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Photo of BlackFlag10
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Absolutely fantastic brew pub! Me and some buddies tried it out a few weeks ago. The Hop Drop'n Roll was absolutely fantastic! I am glad I found this brew pub at the world's largest <a href="http://findbrewpubs.com/">brew pub directory</a>

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Photo of BrewDudeRay
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Love NoDa, wish the tap room was a little larger especially on weekends and for beer releases, but overall the atmosphere is exactly what you expect! Love the staff and love the beer!

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Photo of Yetiman420
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Stop #446 on my world brewery tour.

7:00 ish on a Tuesday evening. Very crowded because of anniversary party. Lots of high gravity and barrel aged beers to celebrate the occasion.

They only offer four beer flights of their lightest beers (no IPA) which is a bit of a downer. I was able to add the seasonal Kolsch which was on the middle of the board. Most of the anniversary stuff was being served in half pints which I could not figure out if you could get said size in the beers they didn't offer on flights (need to drive at some point).

Beers were all good except the Kolsch.

Got to speak with the owner who has a tremendous passion for craft beer and pushing boundaries (spritzy beer with Champagne yeast and Sorochi Ace for the next night of the anniversary party - I'll plan on coming back).

Awesome BBQ food truck the night I was there.

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Photo of wingnutter
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

Was visiting in Charlotte and had this place as the one place I wanted to check out before I made the drive back to Tampa. Got there at 3:45 before they opened and walked into the tap room...was told they'd be opening soon and I asked if they mind if I hang out at the bar while I waited, and they said sure no problem. Very cool vibe, there's a big glass window behind the bar where you can see a bunch of fermenters, and a big chalkboard with the tap list/prices on the wall.

I was the only customer in the place while I waited and Chad, the head brewer, introduced himself which was very cool...the guys behind the bar were friendly and personable. At 4:00 I had a flight and got some HDR and Jam Session to go and had to hit the road for my 8+ hour drive home. I wish I wasn't on my way out of town, I would have loved to stay and try more of their beer.

Tried the Gordgeous, Coco Loco, Gose and Cavu. The Coco Loco was really tasty, and they'll be canning it in a few weeks.

Next time in in the area I'm gonna make more time to hang out at NoDa, a great brewery and great people.

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Photo of ToddThompson
4/5  rDev -7.4%

One of the better breweries in NC and they have a nice list of beers. The standouts to me are Hop Drop and Roll and their Coco Loco porter. There was also a great little food truck outside.
I must say that I was EXTREMELY disappointed not being able to purchase cans or growler fills of Hop Drop when I visited.... WTH?!?!

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Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Great vibe here with plenty of seating and plenty of offerings on tap. The area is well kept and TVs are on with various news/sports media to occupy your vision if you fly solo. Also next door to bird song in case you need a change of scenery. Food trucks visit often as well.

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Photo of joe1510
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

NoDa, just a stones throw away from Birdsong sits in an industrial park/warehouse complex. High ceilings and ample seating make for a spacious interior. A long bar seats, probably, 20-25 and leaves you with a view directly into the brewhouse. No food is served but as far as I could tell there seems to be a food truck parked outside at most times and the menus on those food trucks sound pretty damn tasty. Service was good, friendly, and helpful when asked about things to do in the area.

A good number of handles adorned the bar, all labeled on a chalkboard to the left. There was a good smattering of styles as well, something for everyone, from Gose to IPAs to Wits. Growlers were available for certain beers and bottles/cans could be purchased as well. The prices were standard across the board, the beer was anything but. I could drink Hop Drop, n' Roll by the gallon and ended up doing just that on my trip. The Gose was good as was the white IPA, Ghost Hop. NoDa is a must hit when in Charlotte if for nothing other than Hop, Drop, n' Roll.

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Photo of Stevebeergeek
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Nice place to enjoy some of the best beers Charlotte has to offer, the bar area is small and oddly shaped and when you're ready to pay it's kinda hard to squeeze through the people sitting at the bar, I think taking out a couple chairs right behind the taps would make it much easier. The table area is fantastic and I'm not one to sit at tables at a bar, but here it's much preferred. Chilling here and drinking quality beers is what it's all about, love this place.

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Photo of UAhuntt
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

All their beers are excellent, Chad does a wonderful job and takes pride in doing it. I love stopping by NoDa and picking up some beer to go or having a few on draft. They also do Food Trucks so it brings a great vibe, I recommend checking this place out. Go for the Hop, Drop & Roll but there other beers are great too!!!

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Photo of Kirkman
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

I have always loved NoDa Brewing company because they have a wide variety of beers, and during the summer have a nice atmosphere. The Coco Loco quickly became one of my favorite beers once I tasted it's coco nutty goodness. They fill growlers and have tours. Within walking distance is Bird Song and a nice little food place. Their types of beers always pushes my palette and on weekends they have events like bands and such. Great place. Will always go back.

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Photo of DVMin98
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Cool warehouse feel to this brewery in the NoDa district of town. When I arrived, only the bar was full and all the tables were empty. Got my brews from the 'tender and then the doors bursted open with all the peeps taking the brewery tour. Needless to say, the place livened up quite a bit.

The beer was good. Hop Drop 'n Roll is a staple at my house, so I tried the Imperial HDnR. Good, but the single IPA is much better. I've become quite the Berliner Weiss-guy lately, so tried the Tart Attack and was pretty disappointed. Not very sour and there wasn't that good malty backbone that the quality BW's tend to have.

Then had about 10 different options on tap, including some kambucha, if that's your thing. 6 or so regulars, and then about 4 imperial versions.

Overall, its a cool little place. The food truck is right outside, but I didn't try anything. Hung out for a couple brews, then headed over to Birdsong next-door.

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Photo of bigkingken
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

NoDa had the highest reviews of any brewpub in Charlotte on Beer Advocate, so I had high expectations going in. And while I think it's certainly a solid establishment, it's completely overrated online. Probably because Charlotte is new to the whole microbrewery scene and doesn't really understand what's outside of North Carolina.

As far as taprooms go that are attached to the actual brewing operations, NoDa has their space down. Lots of exposed brick, an open floor plan, easy access to the bar, a few televisions, and a seemless integration of being both hip and mellow. It's certainly a great place to hang out.

As far as the beer goes, however, I found their offerings a bit lacking. They have plenty of options - ranging from the traditional categories and meandering into sours and barrel-aged brews - but all of them completely failed to captivate me. Don't get me wrong, it's all very good, but it's all more of a B+ range than a solid A.

I tried everything they had in samples and settled on a full pour of an oak-aged ale - I don't recall the specific brand now. In any event, it wasn't great. If it were, I'd have made a point to remember.

The bartenders are helpful though, steering me toward the cask aged version of the brew rather than the regular version I had originally ordered. And the food trucks outside are pretty solid too. But in the end, I've been to better spots, although it is definitely the best option in Charlotte proper from what I've tasted.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Really enjoyed my visit to Noda. Was in town for a few days and decided to stop in and sample Tart attack and a couple of their IPAs.

Came on a Wednesday night. Not crowded when I arrived but shortly thereafter the Noda running club arrived. Running club meeting up at a brewery. Awesome.

Had a pretty wide selection of beers. I had the tart attack and then got a flight. Flights are 4oz pours of 4 beers for 7 bucks. Coming from Chicago you can't beat the value. Service was excellent and friendly. Seemed like a lot of regulars and maybe even staff enjoying beers and conversing.

They don't have food but there was a food truck that night (hermanos something). I grabbed a sandwich from the truck and enjoyed it with my flight. Not world class beers (at least not yet) but solid all the way around. Would definitely stop in again.

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Photo of smbslt
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Maybe different on a non-football Sunday but gave the place a "beer was no more than important than what was on the TV" feel

Well thought out process to order flights - you mark your choices on a card and it stays with the rack and beers are added in the order on the card. No memory or guessing.

Not overly crowded so bartenders were not over worked or really tested.

Very good selection most notable was the imperial versions being available along side the non-imperial versions of most.

No food which simplifies things. Based on a Yelp review food trucks are usually nearby - not on Sundays or you can bring in your own.

A good deal and I am glad I could check it out. Could have spent more time there if I did not have a flight to catch.

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Photo of caponeduke
4.06/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

One of. The states best IPA brought me here. It was great on tap (hop drop n roll). The scene is just a bit too hipster for my tastes but it was a nice place.

I tried a flight which I always do when visiting. The beers were all solid but IPAs stand above the other types.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Atmosphere: a nice small and cozy bar with windows looking into the brewing room. nice music at a low level.

Quality: I probably 4 of theirs while i was in NC.They had some well crafted beers but nothing blew me away.

Service: the bartenders were super nice and quick. but nothing that puts it above and beyond

Selections: five or so staples plus five or more small batch/seasonal. covered a fairly niched group, (hops and stouts) with a few outliers

Overall: If you really like their beer its a cool hangout and its nearby a lot of other brew stops so stop in if you're checking out the scene. I like that they have rotating food trucks right outback

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Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Great place to stop if you are in the Charlotte area. It's the brewery I make sure fo always swing by when I am in the area. Great selection of beers always on tap, growler fills of most all their beers. Just started having cans of two beers. Make sure you grab some Hop Drop. Also they occasionally will have bottles of stuff that's not on tap. Always food trucks parked in back if you need some grub.

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NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, NC
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 4760 ratings