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.
A wonderful little place. While traveling, I stopped almost an hour before opening time, and the owner, seeing me peering dejectedly through the window, kindly unlocked the doors and greeted me warmly and with enthusiasm. We had an enjoyable chat about regional beers and other matters. Fine selection. And I cannot say enough about the friendly service, which even included a substantial discount.
This place is amazing. From the incredible craft beer amd hard-to-find wine selection, to Dave (the owner) being just an all around great guy, it makes me a bit sad that I don’t get up to Fort Mill more often.
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+
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.
For limited shelf space has a really good selection. Not a single beer purchase would lead you to a drain pour. All highly rated or underrated beers. Dan was very helpful and knowledgeable. I wasn’t given a 1 0z tasting...he split the Bear Republic Racer 5 (1pt.6oz) with me. Now that is service that ended with us both smiling. Has food to go with the tasting but I did not try. Won’t rate the food, can only imagine its top shelf. Will return over and over. Offered to order for me what he could get, at a discount.
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.