Wooden Robot Brewery

Wooden Robot BreweryWooden Robot Brewery
Wooden Robot BreweryWooden Robot Brewery
Brewery, Bar

1440 S Tryon St
Ste 110
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28203-4263
United States

(772) 359-4993 | map

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stercomm from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon while in Charlotte on business. Bar staff very friendly and helpful as well as knowledgeable. Food was very good. Did a flight and all the beers from the sours to the porters were excellent. Great venue

Oct 08, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Happening spot, that is well worth a visit if you find yourself in Charlotte.

Pleasing high cielinged indoor space with pleasant out door seating options as well...

Hazy IPA on draft, younger crowd, food available from the conjoined Gastropub in the rear.

Great place for a beer and a bite at least

Sep 03, 2018
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I visited Wooden Robot at mid-afternoon on a Saturday. The brickwork exterior and the pseudo-industrial lettering above the entrance are echoed inside, which is brickwork with sparse use of heavy wood. Suspended ventilation ductwork and exposed beams and girders provide the semi-industrial feel often found in craft brewery taprooms; the fact that all of this superstructure is neatly painted black keeps the look tight and clean (which is not always the case). Tables are numerous and match the aesthetics of the rest of the taproom, being thick, glossy wood mounted on minimalist black metal hardware. Barstools and chairs are also a match, being of similar minimalist design and black metal construction. The overall result feels clean, uncluttered and stylish while retaining the semi-industrial ambience. There was plenty of seating inside, and plenty more outside, some accessed through a roll-up door that added to the atmosphere.

The taproom was mostly full when we arrived. The crowd was largely youngish craft beer aficionados- twenties to thirties- with some older patrons and some larger multi-generational groups that were obviously families out for the Easter weekend. The vibe was energetic and upbeat, but not raucous. The flow of customers was good while we were there, but the place never got over-full or backed up, and while the noise level was enthusiastic, all of the open doors and brickwork muted it nicely.
There are sixteen taps, eleven of which (I believe) were in service while I was there. About half of the offerings were IPAs/IIPAs, the rest were an eclectic selection ranging from Blonde Ale to Farmhouse Ale to Foreign Export Stout. Flights were available: five generous pours in nice miniature stemmed glassware, served in a unique "lazy Susan"-style holder. Regular pours were consistently provided in proper glassware, and could be had in multiple sizes for each beer, which I always think is a nice touch.

A likewise eclectic selection of upscale food was provided by Cre8 Gastropub, ranging from small plate and a few entrees to tacos, wings and a sizable Charcuterie board of local cheeses and meats. Food was easily ordered from a foodtender at a station near the entrance, and was delivered to the table. Judging by the crowd, Cre8's work was both popular and tasty; I can personally vouch for the quality and flavor of the wings, which were served intact, unlike your average wing-house wing.

The five beers that I tried- Over the Clouds (IIPA), What He's Having (IPA), So Extra (Foreign Export Stout), What I'm Having (Session IPA), and Generously Hopped v11 (IPA)- ranged from great to amazing; I would rank them in the order listed, with Over the Clouds being amazing. Having had various iterations of What He's Having and a few of their other beers on tap at Hey!Beer in Wilmington, I had high expectations walking in the door, and Wooden Robot definitely delivered.

Service was quick, pleasant, courteous and enthusiastic. Beer-to-go is available in growlers, crowlers and cans.

Apr 03, 2018
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titojackson2000 from Alabama

5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Wooden Robot Brewery is just a few minutes from Downtown Charlotte, NC. It features a fairly spacious bar/dining area, as well as, an outdoor patio. The atmosphere is an urban hip style. The interior features exposed brick walls, plumbing, and ventilation system. The bar itself is on the small side and gets fairly crowded. However there are about 10 hightop tables, couch area, and several wall seat sections. The food and selection is above average here, but commensurate with similar locations. This is currently a dog friendly establishment with water dishes available for your canine companion. The crowd ranges, but is mainly 20s and 30s. Overall this is a well above average establishment that should be visited when near Charlotte.

Jul 14, 2017
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Pourharddrinkslow from South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Fun place in a new brick building. The beers were all good, but because I was there the week before their 1 year anniversary, the selection was small (they were putting on rare stuff that weekend). The service was fast and friendly, I will definitely be back. Nice IPA's and saisons.

Jul 06, 2016
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justinbarber522 from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

The IPAs didn't have too much of a bitter kick, which was good for me. Favorite overall was the Overacheiver Pale Ale. Very smooth Pale with just the right amount of bitterness. The only other ones I tried were the What He's Having IPA, which was great, and the Not Sure Amber which wasn't too malty but still very good. Good solid brews overall!

Jun 09, 2016
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scottdills from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

The location is great and they have a ton of variety. Their IPA is probably the best in the city right now and the porter is excellent as well. I'm not a fan of sours but if you are then this is the place to go. Definitely a required stop on any visit to Charlotte.

Jun 09, 2016
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Mantooth from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Killer spot with indoor and outdoor seating, great selection of beers that were all damn solid. Like Fonta Flora, they excel at lighter beers IMO, their saisons are typically solid. There's usually a food truck out front too. Cheers!

May 19, 2016
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surfcaster from North Carolina

4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great new addition to the Charlotte brewery scene.

Awesome tasting room with nice diverse selection--small outdoor patio and inside--great industrial look and cool vibe. Had great Pale, IPA, saison, sour that I sampled--took home growler of sour and IPA--fantastic.

Only fill their own growlers but awesome stoppered growler--had some IPA left over and next day, very fresh and well carbonated.

Everything I have had was really good and they are showing up at more and more taps in town.

Greatly prefer their IPA "What He's Having" to HD&R.

Best up and coming Charlotte Brewery by far.

May 16, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

9 taps but one out at the time of my visit. Nicely renovaed industrail bldg. with both inside and patio seating. Good beers. Neighborhood feel. Parking available on street and across the street.

May 08, 2016
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W_Des from North Carolina

4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The brewery is in a convenient location with plenty of parking available. There is a good amount of space inside and outdoors and was operating at a very busy capacity. There was a lot of crowd noise and activity. The bartenders were very attentive and quick and the beers I had were all good. Everything on tap was from Wooden Robot, no guest taps. They had 3 different size pours and you can just sample the entire tap list with some 2 oz pours which is nice. I would definitely come here again when I'm in the area.

Mar 07, 2016
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ManBearPat from Colorado

4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Beautiful spot somewhere in Charlotte (not really sure as I am from elsewhere)
Lots of wood, brick, and interesting artwork.

Overall, these guys make wonderful, full flavored and well-balanced beers. I'm certain I didn't have one I disliked, matter the less one I wouldn't drink again. I generally HATE Belgian yeast'd brews, and even their dubbel was tasty as hell

Didn't ask much of the service, but wasn't turned off by it at all.

Solid selection of somewhat diverse beers and quite a few to choose from (say 15?)

If you don't stop while you are in Charlotte, you are doing a serious disservice to yourself. All the beers were really tasty and there is an awesome wooden robot at the entrance that is quite photogenic!

Jan 04, 2016
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Ebutzek1 from Florida

4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Wooden Robot is definitely the best brewery I've visited in Charlotte...the building is modern, attractive, and well laid-out. The staff was friendly, attentive and helpful, and the tap list (though not incredible diverse) consisted of 15 choices that were almost all pretty solid beers.

Clearly Confused and Hop Rocks Sour Mash stuck out as exceptional in my eyes. Clearly Confused is as good of a beer as I've had in NC...up there, if not past, Hop Drop 'n Roll and Pernicious IPA. Hop Rocks has a beautiful color and a wonderful, crisp, sour taste. A real delight.

You have to buy their growlers to get a fill, so don't bring your own... Also, it would be cool if the beers on tap were listed from light to dark, or even grouped by style, but that's a very small, nitpicky gripe.

Nov 30, 2015
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aepb1 from Maine

5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

First off, the venue is amazing. When you enter from the street, you walk by a couple of floor to ceiling windows that give you a glimpse into the inner workings as you walk by a few 15 bbl fermenters, and then their brewhouse. Lots of metal, glass and wood that tie in the theme very well. You make your way back to the taps and there you find the real gems. The normal Charlotte fair of a hoppy pale and IPA are present, but you get some other beers that are highly Belgian-influenced like a Saison or two and some sour beers and the direction this brewery is headed is very exciting!
If you're in the area, I definitely recommend a stop in!

Sep 21, 2015
Wooden Robot Brewery in Charlotte, NC
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