This is a small place in a classier than normal strip mall just of 77. Plenty of parking all around. The left side is filled with wine, plus one wall and a small shelf devoted to singles. Selection is small but varied. The right side is a small bar with eight or so taps, mostly very interesting, a few were unique small btached. They had very tasty bread from the local bakery, cheeses, and other good munchies. Worth a stop.
Half wine store and half bar with a nice sized patio. They didn’t have a ton of beer but what they had was solid and thoughtful. You could make a pick 6 and it’s 10% off of 6 or more beers. They also have 11 taps of local craft. The prices were very reasonable and there’s plenty of free parking in the back. A very pleasant experience.
Parking on the street or lot half block away, not busy on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Nice area with a gourmet chocolate place in the complex. Pretty limited bottle selection in a cramped space on the back left. A bar right as you come in with about a dozen taps. Service has been nice. Many of the prices were high, but not crazy.
Small beer selection all pretty quality brews which are all available as singles. Nice little growler station with about 7 taps. Nothing rare but nice little selection. Worth a stop, but Vintner’s has a better selection.
The grapevine is a small relaxing wine bar/beer bar that is in a small shopping center/neighborhood. The place is very quiet and inviting, the employees were just outstanding to talk to and serve you. They have about 12 taps, about 25 bottles for immediate purchase and have another 100 beers available for sale along with bottles of wine too. It is a nice place to go to and have a relaxing beer after work or meet people out. They have about 8 spots at the bar area and tables out in front of the store too. They did offer small appetizers and cheese offerings for sale too, although we did not try any. Their prices were reasonable too.
Originally reviewed: 7/16/09. Stopped here on my way back from Columbia. Saw it on Beerfly, thought I’d check it out. Wow! This is a freaking excellent beer stop! Walking in, I can tell it’s mostly a wine bar, but tucked in the back corner is a sweet gold mine of a beer section. They don’t carry the largest of quantities, but the quality of beer they do carry more than makes up for it. I saw some from Ballast Point (Sculpin just arrived), Hoppin’ Frog (BA B.O.R.I.S. just came in that day), tons of Stone, Rogue, Southern Tier, Lagunitas, Weyerbacher, Founders, Ommegang, etc. And the prices were all very reasonable; actually much cheaper than my local spot, which shall not be named. If I were local here, I would hit this spot up all the time. I talked to the bartender quite a bit, and he was very knowledgeable and helpful. Told me they have a quick-freezer in the back if I wanted to pull a bottle off the wall and consume there at the bar. Pretty cool. He was telling me all about the tasting he and his buddies host, even showed me the list from their last meeting. Now that’s a man that appreciates good beer. Very cool dude. I will recommend this spot to anybody and everybody that is driving through, or lives around there.
ross (59) weddington, North Carolina | May 24, 2008
Stopped in here today because I saw they had Bear Republic beers. About 45 seconds from 77 at exit 85 you will find them. Nice little shopping area its in. Selection was good, plenty of hard to get stuff that I had not seen out this way before. I will go back. The guy who was at the register (owner?) was very knowledgeable of beers. Nice shop!
I also dont know what the fuck the guy below me (who rated 1 place and never logged back into rate beer) was trying to accomplish. This place has a good selection for a town which basically has nothing but Budweiser.
timsilvia32 (37) from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina | August 9, 2008| Updated November 20, 2009
Looks like a nice little wine bar. Small but solid selection. Prices are meh, but much of the stuff is high gravity or hard to find. Also that location is natrually going to be a little more pricey. Offered to chill some bottles for me, which is a plus. Will definetely check in here from time to time. Spoke with the owner 2nd time in, he sounds dedicated to giving a quality selection, not wasting any of his limited space. Yes, the Eel River stout was excellent. Good Founder’s selection, nice since I’m from Grand Rapids.
11/09 Growler stations really open up to getting some rare gems. Definetely a must stop now in the Charlotte area.
Dan was very helpful. Selection was small, but presented a more than fair choice of beer type. Dan was knowledgable about his beer and beer in general. Bear Republic and Eel River beers were a must have. Stoudt’s selection was solid as well. I will visit on any trip to Charlotte in the future. A+
Located in the Baxter Village Shopping center in Fort Mill, SC (about 10 minutes south of Charlotte). This is a beer/wine store, the emphasis seems to be on wine, but they do have a semi-respectable beer selection. They also have a growler fill station with some great offerings, and a tasting bar.
The owner, Dave, is a terrific guy and seems to know his stuff when it comes to beer. Very nice atmosphere and a dedication to customer service that is hard to find.
I think the pricing is a little higher than most places but not overwhelmingly so. Overall a nice place to look if your usual place doesn’t have what you are looking for.