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$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
4620 Park Rd
phone: (704) 521-1300
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 168 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
Went there for the first time yesterday and met the guy working (already forgot his name) but he was very cool and very helpful. Gave me some advice on beers to try (I came for the Hopslam). I have always heard good things and so I went back today (for the Hopslam) and actually met Brawley who seems like a great guy. Encouraged me to come back and try some of their other selections which I intend to do. They seem to get a lof the hard to find craft brews. Definately the place to go in CLT and surrounding area.
02-05-2013 19:42:45 |
More by Sheils
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Brawley's is the best beer store in Charlotte. Mike is a good guy and is always willing to chat or give advice, etc. His mother (I think) also works there is she is sweet woman who is also always willing to chat/help. They have a good selection of beer but I would like to see a little wider of a selection sometimes. I did find some stuff from CA and the west coast that was hard to find around town. Overall a great place to get beer
01-25-2013 17:42:55 |
More by LooseMoose1978
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Mike is the sh@t for real. This guys is an OG in the Carolina beer scene, the first shop to open in the QC after the cap was popped in 2005. Big expansion is going on right now so big things for Mike and company soon. Always a friendly face and assistance available. Some of the rare releases will only be sold to regulars, but IMO thats how it should be at small shops. He only gets a very small amount of these beers, if you choose to by the rest of your beer at Harris Teeter and only come around for the one offs then good luck, support gives support end of story.
01-12-2013 17:41:08 |
More by LionsMane
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
After 140+ reviews it's hard to add much here than hasn't already been said, but Brawley's deserves the feedback anyway! I've been going to this store for a couple years now, unfortunately less frequently since I moved out to the 'burbs.
First off, the service is far and above the best part. Mike is just a great beer guy and you can tell how much he enjoys what he does and just being (a huge) part of the Charlotte beer community. Mrs. Brawley is about as nice as they come and knows her stuff, even if she's not a huge hop-head.
Selection is great and is organized chaos in such a small place. Half of the fun of visiting is digging around in the cases by the shelves and seeing what's new, I can easily spend an hour just browsing through the boxes. A visit to the walk-in cooler reveals the local stuff and growlers. Great selection of Belgian brews, seasonals, and everything is fresh.
Things run a buck or two higher than the big box guys, but it's definitely worth it for what Brawley's brings to the table!
Definitely a must-stop in Charlotte, and the nearby bars and restaurants make it even more appealing of a location.
12-16-2012 19:12:45 |
More by jroberge1981
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Brawley's is an institution in Charlotte. I used to buy my kegs at Mike's Discount Beverage next door, but realized he was upcharging me on some stuff, so I moved across the street.
The selection here is much better and Mike and his mom are super nice. He has quite a nice selection of bottles and kegs, but if you are thinking of getting anything semi special, such as KBS, etc, plan on going somewhere else. If you're not in his circle of friends, he's not going to sell you anything that is rare/semi rare. You have a better chance across the street at Total Wine.
12-12-2012 21:04:29 |
More by dvmin98
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Look, if you roll in the CLT...this is your spot. If you are passing through, this is not to be missed. I can't say enough about how awesome Micheal is, and his daughter is a most adorable addition to the shop. Please don't miss this spot if you are a true lover of craft beer. Also a pretty damn amazing selection of Spanish wine is on hand for your pleasure!! I hear they are getting ready to revamp the joint with a patio and taps. This will become the most desired place to hang in CLT very soon. Also its like a 1/4 mile from some of the best dining CLT has to offer. So what the fuck you waiting on...x-mas or something...
11-27-2012 05:24:24 |
More by Hopstuff
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Brawley's Beverage is awesome! Go there when in Charlotte. I bought a couple local beers at Total Wine & More that tasted old, so searched for an alternative and Brawley's lived up to the hype. Mike gave me some really good recommendations for both local and non-local beers, all of which were good and fresh. Not only that, but Mike will give some excellent suggestions for restaurants and bars in the area. He made me look really good to my boss with a suggestion for a business dinner with some of our customers. Go local, and go to Brawley's!
11-01-2012 16:28:54 |
More by smac1094
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
From the store's facade I never would have guessed it would hold such treasures within.
The store is small, but there is no shortage of limited release imports and domestic craft beers on the shelves, cases of newly released beer on the floors, and a decent amount of beer kept refrigerated both in the walk in and regular cooler. Surprisingly diverse selection.
The proprietor of the store, Mike, was probably the highlight of the visit. Not only was he very knowledgeable, approachable, and friendly, he made excellent recommendations and answered all of my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. Top notch customer service.
Overall if you're in the area and looking for great beer kept responsibly, this is your place. While the store is on the small side, many great beers await purchase within. Do yourself a favor and check it out!
10-22-2012 12:42:19 |
More by TheJollyHop
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Read a few reviews and I knew this was a must check out place in Charlotte. This smaller store lives up to the hype. Family run (woohoo) The owner is super friendly, informative and helpful.
We were in town for the disc Golf world championships and must have refered over a dozen folks to the place during the week.
Well chosen selection of the good stuff. You will find plenty of worthy brew, from a bunch of local, regional and national breweries. Store is overflowing with character good beer options and good vibes
Plus pointers for out of town rubes like us on where to find some good BBQ, inside info on what is going on with the different local sauces and even a call to a BBQ joint for us to make sure they were open. Priceless. Toss in a nice pint glass and well what can I say but, I would be at this place all the time if I was local!
Support Brawleys if you are in town...
08-08-2012 17:00:07 |
More by Billolick
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I visited earlier this week when in Charlotte for business. This is a great place that I visited on the recommendation of a friend. Small, kind of cramped layout with boxes everywhere but believe me when I say that is a huge part of the charm. Its the type of place to spend a good deal of time browsing around. The owner, Michael, is super friendly and engaging and ready to show you around and help you find new or local releases. Selection is awesome and is heavily tuned to recent releases. The owner keeps the stock fresh and turning over.
05-04-2012 02:51:27 |
More by abu_riley
Brawley's Beverage in Charlotte, NC
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