timsilvia32 (37) from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina | July 5, 2008| Updated December 14, 2008
Best place in Charlotte to get the hard to find microbrews and imports. I don’t know why I’ve never gotten a glass, as I have spent plenty. Sounds like if you have to ask Mike lots of questions he has pity on you and gives you a free glass. I of course have never had the need to ask what I should get, since I know what is good and what I want. Some of the prices are a bit high, but some of their selection is not easy to come by. If you can only stop at one store in Charlotte this is the one.
Nice little place. Looks like a convenience store turned beer/wine specialty shop (with more beer than wine) and done well. Good selection of domestics and imports. Decent selection of singles available as well. Laid back atmosphere. The owner was out of town so his mother was running the register with the dog sleeping in the corner. It really seems like they try to work with the customer and even gave me a free glass for stopping by. They advertise best selection within 150 miles and I wouldn’t argue that. Update: I was in Charlotte for business a few months ago and made sure I stopped in, although their hours almost prevented it. I forgot to mention that they have by far the best glassware selection I’ve seen.
Wow..for the square footage the selection is great. Cold singles of even one-offs of specialty beers. Prices are better than the national chains. The owner’s mother was running the store that day. Wow.. what a mom. She was the best retail associate I’ve delt with..well ever. Dude, you have a sweet mom. Being from out of town I got to select a free piece of glassware. I will go there from now on. The selection was the best brews from the best breweries. The owner won’t sell it if he hasn’t tried it, and it is better than what he already has.
Hank1980 (42) Athens, Georgia | December 30, 2007| Updated May 15, 2009
Nice shop focusing on beers and wine. Selection is good for what’s available in Charlotte and NC. Prices are in line for what’s offered. Very nice and helpful staff. I stopped by to pick up some stuff not available in GA. I guess I bought enough, so I was given my choice of glassware. Very nice. Will return when in the area.
vt45 (5) Charlotte, North Carolina | November 22, 2007
I’ve been a Brawley’s customer since it’s inception and I’ve gotten only the best service from Mike and his mom and pops each and every time. Mike actually knows my taste and has never suggested a beer or wine that I haven’t enjoyed thoroughly. The prices are fair, the suggestions are free, and Boo is always glad to see you. Locals and vistors are welcome just the same. A true Charlotte landmark for the beer/wine connoisseur.
As soon as I entered I was greeted by a friendly black lab. The selection was great had some rare beers(for me) and beers that were highly rated. I plan on stopping here again next time I drive through Charlotte.
I was hugely impressed with this place. The owners appear to be the nicest mother-son team ever. A drunk bum wandered in and preceded to chat before stumbling back out into the street. Also the selection was fantastic. I will be back...down with Total Wines!
From the outside it looks like you might run into a big dude with tatoos that wants to kick your a$$ right as you walk in. Once you get in though you are met by a big, boisterous, fun loving, beer connoisseur that will be glad to help you find what you are looking for and relay some hilarious stories while doing it. His politics are right and his beer selection is awesome. Go by here if you are in town.
This place is nothing to look at but it is worth stopping in. It may not have the biggest selection or the best prices but it is where I shop.
The reason is that if the owner is there (most of the time) he is always helpful, makes good suggestions and is very knowledgeable.
I give the place a 15 on selection not because it has the most (maybee around 200) but simply that as he says "if it is worth having and available in Charlotte he has it".
Not a bad little place. They have all grades of beer. I was very happy to this this. The guy in there was a nice guy. Knows his stuff. Prices of some items were a bit questionable, but other than that, not a bad store at all.