Brawley's Beverage

Brawley's BeverageBrawley's Beverage
Brawley's BeverageBrawley's Beverage
Bar, Beer-to-go

4620 Park Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28209-3867
United States

(704) 521-1300 | map
brawleysbeverage.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.74
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
46
pDev:
6.96%
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Ratings by GehenHerzog:
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Reviewed by GehenHerzog from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
When it comes to customer service Mike is as good as it gets. If you have any questions, he will be happy to help and give you recommendations. If you're lucky or new to the area he'll most likely throw in a free glass.

The store is no very big but he selection at Brawleys is as good as it gets in the area. He has a good selection of growlers in the back as well as kegs. There is always a good selection of North Carolina brew in stock as well as seasonals. This is my go to place for beer in Charlotte.
Jan 09, 2011
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.36 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Jan 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Zonian1 from Ohio

May 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.26/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
After reading the reviews, I was excited to finally stop by. This place is MUCH smaller than I was anticipating and the selection was very good, but not what I was expecting (based on reviews). Maybe they keep all of the good bottles in the back. Tap selection was very good and staff were very nice. From what I've heard, this is the best place to buy kegs in the area as well. I'll definitely be back but was a bit disappointed in the selection.
May 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.55 by tjohn from North Carolina

Mar 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Fantific from North Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
There's nothing not to like about this place. They have an outstanding bottle selection and really great service. Everyone who works there is laid back and friendly. They have alot of regulars for a reason. They always have a top notch tap selection and alot of "whales" stashed in the back. It's a very comfortable atmosphere to drink a pint, shop or just hang out.
Oct 31, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by katmandu72 from North Carolina

Oct 07, 2016
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Reviewed by scottdills from North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
This is definitely the best bottle shop in Charlotte. Everyone that works there is super friendly and helpful and their selection is always top notch. The addition of the bar is icing on the cake.
Jul 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Hagood77 from North Carolina

4.87/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
I can always depend on Brawley's to have what I need!! Great selection of bottled stouts, which you can't always find around town. Since they have incorporated taps, it just makes this establishment even better!!
Mar 13, 2016
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Reviewed by sjjn from California

4.71/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
Been here twice on my visits down to Charlotte. Super friendly folks. Great little curated beer selection. Lot's of tasty local treats. Will always be a stop on my trips back.
Jan 05, 2016
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Rated by RUN-4-B33R from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Great selection, reasonable prices, top notch tap selection, usually with vintage kegs.
Dec 16, 2015
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Reviewed by Ebutzek1 from Florida

4.9/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Brawley's - wow. If you haven't been here - go. If you're from out of town - drive.

I was in town visiting fam for Thanksgiving and after reading the BA review figured I'd stop in. I've never received such stellar service from a nicer group of guys. At first glance, it's a small store with a kitschy, local vibe - I questioned the stellar rating until I asked for some help. I explained I was in from Tampa, FL and had a few key beers I was looking for and not only did they help me taste my way through a great tap selection, they literally crawled over kegs and barrels and cases to pull out individual bottles buried in the cooler so I could get every drop of what I wanted to bring home.

I had the good fortune of swinging in the next morning while @marine1975 (Shane) was bartending and picked up a few pint glasses for my collection. In a town with plenty of great beer, Brawley's stands head and shoulders above anywhere in Charlotte and the surrounding area. Don't waste your time anywhere else unless you've hit Brawley's first!
Nov 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.74 by Imperialjake from North Carolina

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by UcDru from Ohio

Nov 13, 2015
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Reviewed by tony2beers from Texas

4.48/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
I've been here a couple of times while on business in Charlotte, first time there about a year ago a guy gave me the last 4 pack of Hop Drop N Roll when he learned I was from out of town. I also met Shane, who hooked me up with some nice beer they had in the back.

I went back there about a week ago and again the selection was great, got fresh hops again, this time all I could carry.

The atmosphere is relaxed and the selection seems quite nice, if I had more room in my suitcase I'd have loaded up on my last trip there. I didn't see Shane the second time and he is the "beer guru" of the store according to the other guy I met this last trip, who couldn't quite help out on the "must gets", but was still as helpful and courteous as possible.

I'll hit this spot up next time I'm in the area for sure.
Nov 13, 2015
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Reviewed by aepb1 from Maine

4.78/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Great experience. I stopped in here this weekend (Sunday) and picked up a few bottles. There's a decent amount of taps and a TV that was turned on to the Panther's game when we walked in.

Beyond that are the coolers with beer and a few dry storage racks with beer as well. A good selection and excellent for the space. They do have a small space in their walk-in with a few more beers.

The negatives: Selection isn't as big as I've seen in the same amount of space but with the dual bar/bottle shop thing, it's understandable.
Secondly, A couple of the bottles my buddy picked up ended up being a couple of bucks more expensive than the Total Wine a block away. That being said, a few of the bottles were cheaper so I'm guessing on the whole, you end up better at Brawley's than elsewhere.

The positive: There was a woman working behind the counter who may have identified herself but I'm terrible with names, just suffice it to say I am assuming she's normally there. She said her son would have really liked to speak with my buddy and me since we were out of towners and she was sad he wasn't there. She gave exemplary service. Once she found that we weren't from Charlotte, she recommended a bunch of local beers they had (most of which we were on the lookout for based on info gleaned from here).

Great experience!
Sep 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.66 by Paddyofowler from North Carolina

Sep 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.75 by bostonbeans from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2015
 
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Reviewed by unclenicky from New York

5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Awesome bottle shop. I was visiting from NY and Sean was extremely pleasant in helping me find some local gems to bring home. He took over 20 minutes walking me through the store, giving me recommendations. If I were a local, this would be the only place I purchased beer and if you visit, it is a mandatory stop.
Jun 11, 2015
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Rated by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Good beer, good people and now serving exclusive draught selections. Do yourself a favor if you are in the area and pop in.
Mar 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.14 by bparker551 from North Carolina

Feb 20, 2015
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Reviewed by SCbrewpubfan from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Really feel the need to share the wonderful experience I had in Brawley's. Stopped in after flying into Charlotte on the way home to Columbia, SC. There were about 20 beers on tap, and the bartender (sorry I can't remember the name) was very helpful. After my wife asked about a different stout he pointed out Xocoveza, gave a wonderfully accurate description of the beer, and let her try a sample. I had a La Folie, which I'm always happy to drink.

Selection was really top notch for the size of the store. I could tell that Micheal has thought out what beers to carry to get the most out of his space. Got some Nugget Nectar and Sweet Baby Jesus, as well as several other local goodies. Micheal took the time to talk to me about the North Coast Old Stock Otsuchi, and he also answered several other questions even though the store was pretty busy.

After I checked out he asked me what type of glass I like to drink out of and hooked me up w/ a sweet Teku. This really was the cherry on top of a great experience.

I will definitely be back here whenever I'm in the area. It's really nice to be treated like a valued customer and talk beer w/ some knowledgeable guys. I recommend this store to anyone who happens to be in Charlotte.
Feb 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.73 by Boomer4ES from North Carolina

Jan 31, 2015
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Rated by evan35 from North Carolina

4.97/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Best selection in town and they added beers on tap last fall. A+ service always.
Jan 21, 2015
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Reviewed by Jfishe13313 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Visited from Florida, great selection of brews to choose from while enjoying a few pours. Small at home location with big time all are welcome feeling. Lots of beer wisdom here!
Jan 17, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by crazyninjamaster from North Carolina

Jan 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.97 by xzymurgist from North Carolina

Dec 26, 2014
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Reviewed by Lewitt from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Man this place was a find. Michael and his mother were extremely helpful and generous. We were driving South through North Carolina, and Michael went into his private stash to hook us out of towners up. Overall excellent experience.
Dec 17, 2014
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Reviewed by pdeepak from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Just stopped in here and had a fantastic experience and conversation. Michael is the man! He saw that we were from out of town and gave us the VIP treatment. Will stop in here everytime I'm in town.
Dec 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by 3ricks from South Carolina

Dec 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by JdoubleA from North Carolina

Dec 05, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Skipdogg from North Carolina

Dec 03, 2014
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Reviewed by DCgolfpro from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
Visited here while teaching for a week in Charlotte. Delightful customer service. Hard to judge selection since I'm not familiar with the area but I managed to spend a couple hundred dollars on wicked weed and cascade beer I can't get here at home. Lovely, lovely place
Dec 01, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by aasher from Indiana

Nov 15, 2014
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Reviewed by tillmac62 from South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
I got to meet Mike yesterday for the first time. It was my second visit to his store. While the space is small, the selection is excellent and the customer service superb. Even though I wasn't a regular, he sold me what I wanted (GL Christmas Ale) from his "best customer hold back stock." He also let me taste New Belgium's La Folie (the taps are now open) which blew me away. It bought it and several other of his suggestions. I live in Gaffney, SC, so to get good beer I have to make a beer run to either Greenville or Charlotte. My first stop in Charlotte will be Brawley's from now on. Mike's beer knowledge is that of a master. I look forward to reviewing his recommendations. Take the time to discuss with him what your preferences are and he'll hook you up with fantastic beer.
Nov 03, 2014
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Rated by sulli520 from District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +5.5%
Great bottle shop and amazing people. Will always be a must hit when in CLT.
Nov 01, 2014
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Reviewed by kruky from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.5%
Mike is awesome! He has really be a great resource for me as I travel down the rabbit hole of craft beer. He and the folks that work with him are world class and just a great group of people. Thanks guys for making my weekly visit informative and thanks for the great selection of beers!

Go to Brawley's if you love craft beer or just want to know what its about.
Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by cptbenjamin from North Carolina

Oct 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by midlifec from Michigan

Oct 11, 2014
Brawley's Beverage in Charlotte, NC
Place rating: 4.74 out of 5 with 246 ratings