Multiple locations | Est. 2011
First dates, baby showers, and everything else in between happen at this Charlotte favorite. The beer’s great too.
NoDa Brewing is not only the second oldest and one of the most successful breweries in Charlotte, but it has also created some of the most award-winning beers in the city and beyond. At their larger taproom located in the North End, you can imbibe their award winning Hop Drop ‘n Roll or try one of their Brizo brand spiked seltzers. Their “OG” location on North Davidson has reopened on a Friday through Sunday schedule and serves a selection of their sour beers.
Multiple locations | Est. 2012
Brunch and beer go hard at this NoDa staple
Heist Brewery opened in 2012 as not only a brewery, but as one of the top cocktail hotspots in Charlotte. Although cocktail guru Stefan Huebner is no longer there, you can still grab a cocktail, or brunch on the weekends at the original NoDa location. Their second location, Heist Brewery & Barrel Arts, opened this year near Camp North End and will focus on their barrel-aging program. And, if you don’t take a selfie in front of the Clint Eastwood mural, were you really there?
South End | Est. 2012
There’s a reason they have a beer named the Baby Maker...
Triple C Brewing was one of South End’s first breweries and it has endured the changing -- and at times crowded -- landscape of breweries in the area. They have created a community passionate about their beers, and, in recent years, added an event space to accommodate weddings and special events. Their claim to fame will always be the Baby Maker. A double IPA with an almost 9% ABV rating, the Baby Maker has been known to have couples throw caution to the wind, which has resulted in a few, well, unexpected lil’ ones on the way.
Villa Heights | Est. 2015
Bring your kids, dogs, friends and family to this community-focused brewery
Founded by brothers Jeff and Jason Alexander, Free Range Brewing has built a reputation on being a gathering place to enjoy small batch beers, live music, and food-focused events, including their annual New Year’s Soup Day event. With the recent announcement of their second Charlotte location, Free Range is bringing locally-sourced small batch beer to all corners of the Queen City.