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Carolina Beer Co.
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy
phone: (704) 799-2337
Located in Terminal D of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
(Place added by: Bierman9 on 07-07-2008)
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| Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by beer2day:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
As others have said, this place is not that remarkable ... except for the fact it is in an airport in North Carolina.
Located deep in terminal D. Not much of a walk and the people movers will help if you are in a hurry.
Smallish place with a small bar and a few tables. Beers come in pints and 23oz glasses, no matter what style you order. Two Foothills (including Hoppyum), an Olde Meck, and Carolina Blonde on tap. Several other crafts also offered, but those were the NC choices.
Food is pretty standard airport bar fare, nothing more. The selections kept my family happy.
If you have a layover in CLT, this place is worth the walk.
09-12-2012 02:14:06 |
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10-31-2013 23:29:21 |
More by hockeypuck
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
Vibe: The bar/restaurant is located near the end of Terminal D and was very quick to get to from the center atrium. The setup was your typical airport setup with stools at the bar and tables outside. The tables were outside in the concourse with a high ceiling so it sort of had an open air atmosphere.
Quality: Beers were served at the proper temperature in the proper glassware.
Service: I sat at the bar, so service was prompt, especially since it wasn't that long.
Selection: I counted four taps of local craft beers, including two from Foothills (Hoppyum and Carolina Blonde) and two from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (Captain James Jack Pilsner and OMG Copper). Beers were available in 14 and 20 ounce sizes.
Overall: I had a short layover so I couldn't sample the food but it seemed like a nice spot to sit to eat if you had a couple of hours to kill. The beers seemed a little pricey, but not too bad when you consider the airport markup and that they offered local craft beers.
05-26-2013 15:13:53 |
More by metter98
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$$
Where to start?
Well at 8pm 5/16/2013 my wife and I went to the Carolina Beer co. In CLT airport. This is what we found:
1). Tables were not clean
2). Area was 1/4 to 1/3 full with what appeared to be 4 waitresses, and it took more than five minutes to even get one to the table
3). Waitress was terse, ill-empered, and definitely disinterested. When I asked where I could find the beer selection, I got a huff and what seemed like a belligerent answer.
4). Then: "I'll be back in a minute when your ready". After about 5-10, we left.
Bottom line, don't waste your time, in fact if there quality assurance is anything like there service and service area, your just s likely to end up drinking something you don't want (or maybe even tainted).
DON'T GO THERE!
05-17-2013 00:43:42 |
More by Jbd
District of Columbia
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Maybe nothing extraordinary, but having a spot with regional craft brews in an airport terminal is remarkable. The brews offered are quality for the most part, personally keen on the foothills IPA. The service is fair given the circumstances, and so is the pricing for an airport. Food is OK airport fare with a nod to southern inspiration. The BBQ pulled pork sandwich was all right. Nothing really to go out of ones departing gate if this is not close, but when passing through I´m sure glad is here.
05-13-2012 19:27:13 |
More by Daniellobo
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $$$
Disappointing... Asked for an Endo IPA and what I got was clearly a wheat beer... I mentioned it to the bartender and he acted offended and pretty much implied that I didn't know what an IPA was supposed to taste like... I could've torched that ass but I chose to take the high road... This was a total waste of time... Very disappointing...not to mention that a 20 oz brew was almost 8 bucks... I was extremely disappointed in this place... Way too pricey and with the brew being wrong at the tap, I walked down to Chili's and had a Boston Lager that smoked the "IPA" I had at this place
08-10-2011 19:05:22 |
More by Tilley4
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
First things first. This in on the secure side of this airport. You're not going to get to this place unless you are flying into, out of, or connecting through this airport (since this is a US Airways hub, there's a lot of that "connecting through" traffic). Even the infrequent traveler is probably aware that businesses at airports, even on the non-secure side, seem to aim for a price/value equation where the customer scowls at the hapless ("Sorry, sir, I don't set the prices") cashier or waiter, but does not actually launch into an obscenity-laden tirade about how badly he's being ripped off. My ratings therefore compare this location (with 4 draft craft beers) to other airport secure-side competitors (with 0 craft brews), not to what one can find away from an airport. Figure a full point down in each category if you want to compare my ratings to a non-airport joint.
This place is located at the end of terminal D, on the other side of a bagel joint. Not exactly high-profile, but you don't have to help them pay the kind of rent they'd have if they were in the food court area, either. Decor is Applebee's-ish, but they do have a decent-size seating area.
Very nice brews, clean lines, and the barkeep knew the beers pretty well. I sat at the bar both times I connected through here, so I can't speak to the waitstaff's knowledge. Draft selection was two BMcs to 4 craft brews, crafts win.
Food was bar-food quality, the portions were perhaps a little smaller than might be found in the home brewpub. The menu was pretty limited and stuck to quick-turnaround items that work well with looming boarding calls.
Drink prices were even with other places in the airport, and food prices only a buck or so above what you'd pay for a soggy sandwich in plastic wrap.
Overall this might be the best food & drink value in the airport even if you don't like craft beers. I have yet to find another airport-based craft brew outlet that does this sort of thing detectably better that Carolina Beer Company does it here.
01-22-2011 18:50:59 |
More by MillRat
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I was dropped off at the airport 3 hours early, thanks to the gf family want to get rid of us, so thankfully I spotted this place to kill some time. The atmosphere is a an airport bar, enough said. They had 10 drafts, no bottles. Decent selection of widely available stuff (bl, sam, harp, stella) and 4 draft only locals. Staff was local yocals, semi-nice but didn't know squat about beer.
Better than most airport bars, and you can tick some local craft. I would for sure go back when I'm at the airport.
11-15-2010 17:31:01 |
More by jrallen34
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Atmosphere- This is a difficult place to review- it's in an airport- so when compared with other Beer Bars around the globe, this place pales in comparison... but when compared to other bars in airports across the country, it is above average. I resolve that a 3.0 must be fitting in consideration of both perspectives.
Quality- The lines and glassware were clean. No specialty glassware- just good solid pint glasses filled with good solid brews. The establishment was overall clean, and created the impression of high-quality...
Service- Service was very prompt. Granted, I visited this location at 10:45PM, when the airport was "dead".
Selection- Several house beers, a rotating seasonal, and a couple of macro's to round-out the offering. Again, this selection was poor when compared to other Beer Bars around the country, but quite good when compared to other airport bars... a 3.5 rating here to satisfy both perspectives.
Value- Quite pricey for what you get- but this is located in an airport, where the overhead must be sky-high...
Overall- I would go back here whenever at CLT.
11-15-2010 03:40:04 |
More by jgasparine
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
When you travel through airports you rarely expect to have a good beer selection, so when I saw this place it was a welcome sight! I've never tried anything from this brewery before and it was good to try the local fare. Being October I went for the pumpkin beer and found it delightful. For food I got a carniverous pita and shared it with the wife. I liked it and I was filled up for our flight to the Dominican. The menu seemed to have typical brew pub food. The menu was rather large for the size of the establishment. The lack of wait staff aside this stop was a real treat. It sure beats McDonalds, Cinnabun, and what now passes as airline food.
10-19-2010 16:07:21 |
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