United States > North Carolina > Charlotte
merc7186 (126) North Tonawanda, New York | November 18, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
On a recent trip to Charlotte, my best friend wanted to show me all of the new breweries that had opened up over the past 18 months.
A: Decent Looking place, they have a small outside deck but no chairs were outside, Inside offered plenty of picnic tables and wide open seating, with a bar that could seat about 4-6 people. German region flags hanging from the ceiling.
Q: We had tried several of their offerings and they were really good. Keep in mind that Olde Meck offers strictly german style beers, but they were all solid and true to style.
S: the place was about half full on a saturday afternoon and the bartenders were very attentive and quick to get your beers.
S: For a place that offers only german style beers, they offered a great variety and had about 8 different taps going.
V: Prices for a pint were reasonably priced, especially for the area and the quality of the beers.
Overall, a great place to visit and I see that they have come a long way since they first opened up. Other than the Copper Ale, all of the beers were really good and recommended to anyone who loves german beers.
Cliff (54) Avon Lake, Ohio | October 28, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Big airy feel, wood tables set up for a beer hall atmosphere. Had 5 beers on tap, all German styles. All the beers were delicious and the food was pretty good too. Great service, fair prices and right by the airport, which makes it the perfect place to kill a few hours before a flight. I love German style beers and this place was heaven in NC.
arventresca (32) Charlotte, North Carolina | March 1, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
An old factory off South BLVD transformed into a German style ale house. You can take a tour or just drink. I thought the girls severing increased the ambiance.
prosper0 (3) Denver, Colorado | July 31, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This was January of 2011 so things could have changed since.
Location off of South Blvd., fairly easy to find. Patio & deck outside, but wasn’t being used due to rain. Inside was like a great beer hall you’d find in Germany, high ceilings, one large room, lots of picnic tables lined up in rows, round chandeliers, some standing room by the bar. A flight was $2, but they only have 3 beers.
Overall the service was great & welcoming. Food was average, all they have is brat in a bun with saurkraut or a bratwurst platter. I know what they are doing here, keeping it simple and remeniscent of traditional German beer halls, but unless that beer hall is jamb packed full of people, it feels REALLY empty. I went on a Friday night between 8-10pm too. But taking a step back it’s probably the biggest tap room I’ve been too and could see it being pretty vibrant with lots of groups.
With no bar stools it makes it impossible to sit and talk ’beer talk’ to the servers and it just lacked the same passion other breweries have for craft beer. The servers know about the beer, but not lacked a bit of the technical explanations that you’d maybe get at other breweries.
Also they only serve/brew 2 beers year-round, plus 1 seasonal. And no other options. So 3 beer choices and 2 food choices. Just felt too limited to "keep people coming back". Again to be fair though this place is just getting started and relatively new.
I’m glad Charlotte finally has a real brewery, but their selection of only Altbier & Helles Lager is too limited. To some degree you need to brew a little wider variety or brew the best Altbier or Helles Lager in the world to keep people coming back to drink the beer. This place does neither. Glad I tried it though.
Travlr (1255) Washington, Washington DC | July 13, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
In an industrial area, thid place is a large warehouse where you can eatch the brewer st work while sitting atbiergarten style picnic tables. Food is wurst. Only three beers, decent but unexciting.
Foxbush (63) Richmond, Virginia | May 20, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This was big day to visit while the Euopean cup was played in Munich, Germany. We were amazed by the crowd. The service was pleasant and very helpful. The beers are have a German style about them. Outland cigars are available.. The crowd was into the game. There was a home brewing tasting in the morning. Limited menu but worth a try. German regional flags were in the ceiling. I will be back.
Onenote81 (74) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | May 3, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 9/24/10. Tried to stop by here before earlier, and it was closed. Tried one more time on my way out of town and they were open. Weird location, sort of in a back industrial area. Off the beaten path for sure. Nice little "beer garden" out front with some patio tables. Inside is wide open. Everything is wood and it looks cool. No real decor noted. The bar is in the back area with a large-paned window showing the actual brewery behind. One girl was working the bar. Very friendly and helpful. They only had 3 beers on tap, Copper, Kolsch, and their Mecktoberfest, which is what I was there for. I’ve heard good things, so I wanted to try it. They are really an inexpensive brewpub for sure. You can order a 1/2 pint, pint, or large mug of their beers. All reasonably priced. Growlers come in 2 sizes and are pretty cheap as well. Not a bad place. Glad I stopped. Their Meck’fest was excellent!
LilBeerDoctor (293) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 2, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, large space in Charlotte, just outside the downtown area. It has an authentic German hall feel with lots of long wooden tables. There is quite a large capacity and high ceilings. There are 3 beers on tap, 2 regulars and 1 seasonal (all German styles of course). All good beers, high quality stuff. There are a few German food offerings- I got a bratwurst plate which was quite tasty! This was a fun place to visit. Unfortunately they have a limited tap selection and only 1 rotating offering. Still, I think it is worth a visit because the beers are quite good and it has a nice ambiance.
Drake (415) Free Union, Virginia | April 6, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
I LOVED this place. Nice, open beer hall kinda vibe. Wooden communal tables. A large brewery is visible behind. There is a bar in the back and a swag/food area in the front. Big, open, bright with flags on the ceiling. Customer service is good. The beer was quite good and dirt cheap. A pint and a sampler came out to $5.95 after tax. 4 beers were on tap. Growlers are available to go, but the seem to be a little on the expensive side. There is a small menu with curries, soup and such. It looks like the portions would be ample and the prices were right there as well. Parking kinda sucked, but other than that it was an excellent visit. If I lived here, I would be here a lot.
cblack85 (21) Fort Mill, South Carolina | September 21, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Nice place with an authentic German feel. No food served on a regular basis, although they do have a vendor come in sometimes to sell bratwurst and the like.
The service is good, the waitresses are quite attentive on making sure you don’t run out of beer.
They have tours on Saturdays, which are interesting and informative. Kind of a small brewery right now, but well laid out and kept in order.
Unfortunately, they only have two year round beers on tap, a Kolsch/Pilsner hybrid and an Altbeer. And only one seasonal at a time; at this time it was the summer seasonal. They haven’t done any one offs or specialty beers to help fill out the tap list.
It really is a nice place that is comfortable to hang out with some friends and have a few beers. The only complaint that I would have is the fact that there are only three beers on thier tap list at any given time, it would be nice to see at least four or five.
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