United States > North Carolina > Charlotte
crazyninjaface (11) North Carolina | January 13, 2015
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
theisti (607) Leawood, Kansas | January 9, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited right before dinner on a Tuesday. Easy to find on a busy corner, with parking around the back on both sides. Nice open design to the store, bar is up front, beer around the side and in back. Draft beer is available, and there were a few folks hanging around socializing. The selection was solid, saw quite a few sought after local and national craft bottles. Service was friendly, good vibe to this place.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
weihenweizen (201) Charleston Area, West Virginia | August 3, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Small dedicated lot in the back. Under construction when I was there, they are installing some taps. Smaller selection, but one of the best selections in town. Descent selection of locals, good selection of Belgians, and some Germans. Pretty good prices. Most helpful and pretty knowledgable service. Spent quite some time looking over my list. Hope to come back.
Busick (10) South Carolina | June 11, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
A great place with a lot of history! I didn’t think it had as good selection as other bottle shops in the area, but it has a lot to offer. I was there when they had just started to prep the area to add taps! This is a must have in today’s industry. Very tight, to the point that some beers don’t have shelves for displaying. A must visit!
WVHouseofBeer (55) Tallahassee, Florida | May 25, 2014
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Looks can be deceiving, Brawleys is going through a renovation which in time will make it THE beer destination in Charlotte. Once you walk inside it is akin to walking into a secret stash of brews. The owner is about as knowledgeable as there is, tells you what is great, good, and not worth your time (depending on expertise and $$$ value). Single bottles aren’t well represented but their six packs are respectable (Bells, Founders, NoDa, etc.) but Brawleys has the rare and special bomber list covered. Epic, Stillwater, Bruery, Evil Twin, Stone, New Belgium, Lagunitas, etc. Solid list of imports, including Old Dubh, Rodenbacher, loads of sours, special age scotch ales and vintage barleywines. The place also specializes in carrying limited release and small batch local brews. Kegs of really heady stuff are available as well. Everything I found in the store was 3.7 rated or above, sans for new release beers with minimal ratings. If you are in the Charlotte area for any reason, please, do yourself a favor and check this place out. I’m from WV and am already planning a return trip soon.
dunn4040 (9) Georgia | April 18, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped by Brawley’s after reading reviews of it on Beeradvocate. I was in Charlotte for a couple of days and wanted a place to grab some of the local brews. The exterior is very deceiving and looks pretty run down. When you walk in the door though, it’s like walking into a craft beer oasis. The shop is on the smaller side but they manage to cram a pretty respectable amount of beer into their shop. Plenty of local goodies too which is why I stopped by in the first place. Their selection of other stuff seemed pretty solid too though. The guy (owner I’m guessing?) was super nice. Even recommended a place to grab some lunch in the area.
Crompt (11) York, South Carolina | March 1, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer store with an awesome owner who remembers you if you come back and good at helping you find new beers you’d like if you ask. Only criticism is it is very disorganized so hard to fine what you want.
jcnielsen (251) Charlotte, North Carolina | February 18, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
It doesn’t look like it from the outside, but this is a nice little bottle shop. A lot of different single bottles offered at this location. While there are places around Charlotte that may have a larger selection of bottles, this place has some of the best quality beers.
merc7186 (167) North Tonawanda, New York | November 17, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Brawleys is considered THEE place to go for the really good beer in Charlotte by the locals. I would have to agree with them on that assessment. The building is small but when you walk in, you may think that the place is a dump but the owners are really cool. The beers that they carry are the ones that no one else can seem to get. The atmosphere is totally upbeat and friendly. The quality of the selection that they carry is outstanding and the service is the best I have ever had. The selection of the place is decent but they are hampered by the lack of space, but they try to utuilize it as best as they can. The prices are reasonable and are appropriate for the selections that you are purchasing. Worth the Stop!
rumproasts (179) Grand Rapids, Michigan | November 3, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Looks small and dumpy from the outside, but somewhat better on the inside. They’ve managed to cram some quality beers into a rather small space. Service was really outstanding -- this guy knows his beer. Some singles available, but not more than a handful.
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