At the time of this review this place is shown incorrectly, this place is in the airport toward the end of Terminal D. Plenty of open seating in front of this place next to a restaurant. Prices were high. Service was average. Selection was five taps (one was out) at 10pm on a Tuesday, a couple locals. If time permits I would check this place out, but wouldnít go out of my.
This place was a nice surprise. Yes it is airport expensive. I paid $9 for a sixteen ounce can. They do have many local beers both on tap and in bottles and cans. The food is usual airport bar food. The bartender was very attentive and did give samples. This is very convenient if you are stuck in terminal D. For an airport bar, itís a decent place to find local beer.
Open space right inside the terminal with strange wooden structures around the seating area. Bartender is super friendly. 6 taps and a handful of cans and bottles available. The Hop Drop and Roll wasnít bad, but half the taps are generic BS. Three taps were local stuff but all kind of disappointing. No flights of half pours, but the dude would pour me free samples of anything I wanted to try. I didnít really feel like drinking 14-20oz of a random beer Iíve never had.
Visited on Sunday 15/02/15 just after 7.45pm.
Located by the íDí gates this was a typical airport set up, open plan bar and dining area with half a dozen bar stools, some tables inside and more outside the bar area. 5 or 6 beers on tap, some from OMB, plus a couple of cans of note.
Mine was a flying visit, 5 minutes to be precise inbetween a delayed flight and a re-booked connection, so I made the bar tender aware and he served me promptly.
I just grabbed a can of the NoDa Hop Drop to save time. Not sure about the cheap prices mentioned below, this set me back a typically expensive airport price of $9.73 + tip. Perhaps thereís a happy hour when beers are $6 a can ?
None the less, not a bad bar as airports go.
Probably the best option for beers in Charlotte airport. Locals from OMB and Catawba were available on tap. Cans of Hop Drop ín Roll were only $6, which is pretty unbelievable value for an airport bar. Better yet, the Hop Drop ín Roll I settled on had been canned less than a week previously. Service was friendly, my bartender was happy to charge my phone for me. I didnít eat, but the food looked OK. Overall, a good place to spend a layover.
When I visited: Late March 2014.
What I had: Catawba Valley Firewater IPA on tap and a sample of Foothills Carolina Blonde.
What I liked: No issue finding seats at the attractive, well-stocked bar, bartender made good recommendations based on what we were looking for.
What I disliked: Beer selection is decent but small, service wasnít as friendly as Taste of Carolina, didnít notice any food options.
Would I go back? Possibly.
Overall Rating: 64
Yeah merc icu. My flight to BUF was delayed and my gate was next door. Typical airport bar with crappy craft beers to boot. I know, I know, itís better than bud light but not by much. Anyways, 4 crafts on tap plus Stella and butt light. Two beers cost me @ $18. Another and I would have been bankrupt. Traveling sucks and shitty airport whales suck more.
Stopped here when I was killing some time. Itís next to a small deli, and since I had already eaten at the Taste of Carolina, I wasnít hungry. There are a number of Carolina beers on tap, nothing spectacular, but certainly worth hitting if youíre not from the area and want a few NC beers. Staff was quick, nice. Area of terminal that this was in was pretty quiet.
I stopped in for a quick one while on my lay over from Tampa to Buffalo. This is for people who heading out, not for casual Joe to coming rolling up to.
A: It seemed to me to have more beer lovers than BMC lovers when I was there. Given the circumstances, its the best airport bar Ive ever gone to.
Q: They featured 7 locals tap (most of them I was familiar with)(2 Foothills, 2 Olde Mech, 2 Carolina Beer Co, 1 Red Oak) and were better than most bars you will visit in the charlotte area, let alone in an airport.
S: The bartender knew the beers fairly well when questioned
S: Of the 10 taps, 7 were local craft which for an airport, is much better than average in my book.
V: Well, your in an airport so be prepared to pay airport prices. I paid just under $8 for my pint of FH Hoppyum IPA.
Overall, the best you are going to find in the Charlotte Airport (and most airports for that matter).