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NoDa Brewing Company
Active Beers: 38
Beer Ratings: 850
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
2229 North Davidson St.
phone: (704) 451-1394
(Place added by: thagr81us on 10-27-2011)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
the latest advancement of the Charlotte beer scene...
NODA (the neighborhood) is a bizarre place - probably the only desirable place to live north of the city, surrounded by some grittier neighborhoods but having probably the highest density of hip restaurants and bars in the city. It's always enjoyable but peculiar coming up to this area.
NODA brewing is new, and they're embracing the new era of what a brewery can be. Out with the high overhead of opening a "brewpub" and in with the warehouse brewery with a taproom and no kitchen (dont worry - sounds like foodtruck collaborations are in the future). Let the record reflect, i'm a huge fan of this direction.
The beer was good - six taps - well 7 actually, but the "breakfast stout" was off the menu. Not sure what that was about, but not a strong business practice if done intentionally. The porter and imperial rye-pa were both solid. The pours were a little strange - pints were served in shakers (consistent with industry practice I guess) but seemed intentionally short to display a >1" thick head. I'm all for aesthetics and frothy heads, but this seemed shoddy.
Liked the art, impressed with the space, dug the broken social scene (circa 2002) record followed by the talking heads, and the beer was high quality though seemed to be paying homage to most of craft fads of the past few years (less a non-traditional sour).
A very worthy location, but an A+ rating is reserved for truly special places.
11-24-2011 05:00:12 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$
Great place to visit when in town, and as reflected in my other review, Birdsong Brewing is literally about 10 steps away from NoDa, so if you're going to one, there's no reason not to check out the other as well. NoDa is bigger and more established, it seems, but they each have their own charm, and seemingly a decent amount of folks interested in their beers.
Now when I say "bigger," NoDa is still a pretty small place, and actually considering Birdsong's outdoor area, they might be about the same size as far as crowd-accommodating goes. NoDa has a nice medium-sized bar with a good amount of table space. The atmosphere is pleasant, decor is simple.
There was quiet a good selection of beers available, I think I tried about 8 out of perhaps 15 that were available, and there were even a couple collaborations on tap. Good to see breweries working together. The beers were all pretty solid, with a good amount of more innovative brews alongside the typical standards.
Service was fine. The bartenders were a little distant at first, but pretty friendly once we got the chance to chat with them. They had a good knowledge of their beers. Prices were about right. No food/kitchen, but there was a food cart outside.
Yep NoDa is definitely worth checking out, and I'd like to go back some day. And once again, go next door and support Birdsong as well!
07-06-2013 08:35:24 |
More by Rifugium
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Nestled in a blooming craft beer area of North Davidson in Charlotte, NoDa is a great place to swing through and hang out. Awesome vibe as soon as you walk in, made out of a repurposed industrial site. This place was packed when I was there, and I feel that is common. Food trucks regularly scheduled out in the rear patio/parking area, so you can get your grub on from them. Also, there are a lot of restaurants within walking distance. They had almost a dozen taps, and there were also bombers and growlers of beer to go. The staff behind the bar did an exceptional job handling a very good sized crowd, which again led me to believe this was a common occurrence. There are tours, and you can see the brew equipment through the windows behind the bar. Lots of art on the walls, some televisions for sporting events and what have you, and plenty of seating, both indoors and outside. Awesome place, really good beers, and I can't wait to go back again!
11-15-2013 04:22:04 |
More by GarthDanielson
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Was the second person in the door for their grand opening, so I was able to post up in front of the 4-tap tower. The brewery is located down in the industrial area of NoDa. It is right on the street so it is quite easy to spot. There is a small lot for parking behind the brewery with overflow parking in the gravel lot behind the brewery to the right. DO NOT park along the wall of the building next door as you will be towed. Just a heads up... The taproom entrance is on the side of the building and has a wheelchair ramp and steps to get to it. Upon walking in there was quite a bit of seating around with tables and chairs, high top tables along the walls, and bar seating. The wall behind the bar is glass so you can look into the brewery while you are drinking your brew. Tours opening night were going on approximately every hour or so, but not sure how it will pan out in the future. The staff here are nothing short of awesome. They were quite overwhelmed with the amount of people who showed up but were still able to handle everything that was thrown at them in a timely manner. There were 4 taps on at this event. But I heard there is a rumor to add more (up to 8 total) in the future. A great addition to Charlotte's growing craft beer scene and a definite must stop-by if you are in the area.
10-30-2011 14:54:27 |
More by thagr81us
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Located in the cultural hub of Charlotte that is NoDa. Fairly easy to find, located on N. Davidson St. with very visible, eye catching signage.
The place is fairly nice with ample seating. There is a long bar with a window showcasing the brewhouse behind it. Lots of seating at the bar, and several tables out on the rest of the floor. Clean in appearance, with a little bit of what I'm assuming is local art on the walls.
The service was a little slow as the place was packed, but they were knowledgeable about the beers, and were eager to offer samples.
I believe they had around 6-7 beers on tap; all of their normal rotation plus their weekly small batch experimental beer. This week the small batch was an Amber with chipotle peppers and chocolate.
There was no food to be found, other than a small bowl of pretzel sticks at the bar. I think it would benefit them to have more snacks available or have some sort of food vendor close by. I know I don't like to sit around and pound beers without some sort of food to help soak up the alcohol.
Overall, I really enjoyed the experience of visiting the brewery; attentive staff, good beer, and decent atmosphere all make for a great experience.
12-28-2011 18:50:46 |
More by CBlack85
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
NoDa is the nickname of a bohemian arts district in Charlotte; a small area with a heavy concentration of cool bars & great restaurants. NoDa Brewery is a very welcome addition to the area. They've rennovated an old industrial building and created a space that's similar to a German beer hall, simply a large open room with high ceilings, some tables and a bar backed with glass allowing constant view of the guts of the working brewery.
There's no food, other than a few bowls of pretzels (I've been told there will be some remedy to this soon). The beer; however, is something to get excited about. Current draft lineup is:
Coco Loco* (coconut porter)
NoDaRyeZ’d* (double rye india pale ale)
Midnight Madness* (cascadian dark ale)
10 Blocks South* (xtra pale ale)
Ramble on Red (red ale)
They also feature some small batch experimental brews that change often.
Of the brewers in Charlotte, NoDa is the pick of the litter. They're doing most everything right. The owners (Todd & Suzy) are super-cool. The head brewer (Chad) knows his stuff & he's a frequent contributor to BA. The beer is really good & the fact that they're interested in brewing a wide variety of styles is promising. Basically, some beer geeks are running the show. Here's to 'em!
02-10-2012 14:29:45 |
More by Mantooth
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$
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
12-04-2013 18:52:33 |
More by SportsandJorts
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Of all the new breweries in Charlotte, I feel this is the one with the most potential. The taproom is always packed on the weekends, and they are already starting to outgrow their brewery, and they've only been there a little over a year. They have solid year round offerings with great seasonals. Looking forward to them bottling, and I hope they decide to rebrand their design. Their logo looks suitable for wine, but not beer.
03-02-2013 14:54:35 |
More by dailyminefield
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
For the meager 6 bucks I paid for the sampler it was well worth the quality beer they serve at this fine establishment Coco loco Porter is probably the best beer I've had in Charlotte but the other beers won't disappoint and you'll be walking out of there happier then when you arrived the bar maidens are easy on the eyes and know there beer never had to wait long at all for a fresh pint or a sample to quinch my thirst after you finish here walk 20 yards to birdsong brewery for more great beers
09-19-2012 22:29:28 |
More by Viper29223
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
A brewery with a taproom. No food is served, but they do have a roach coach outside that serves pretty decent fare for a decent price. The place seemed dog friendly as there were a lot of people with pooches around. Side note, some people had their puppies sleeping on the tables. Personally I'm a dog person and have no issue with that as long as you clean up afterwards. You may feel differently and should request a wipe down if you suspect something.
The beers are pretty good and clean tasting. Some are a bit more hoppy than I prefer, but I felt all were to style. The taproom is good sized and nicely done. There is a great view of the brewery itself behind the bar. Tours are given at 6 most days. OK, I lied, more like somewhere around 6, but hey, it's a brewery.
15bbl system with a lot of fermenters. The owners did a good job on this one. They keg a lot of brew and they say they are in over 200 places around the area.
07-19-2013 13:36:56 |
More by francus
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