Top Craft Beer Spots in Charlotte

How does Craft Beer Spots rank the top twelve craft beer spots in the greater Charlotte area?  That is partly up to you! We’ve rated them based on four criteria, and using the comment section of each craft beer spot, you can do the same and impact the final rankings. Here is how they rank now across all currently reviewed craft breweries, ships and beer bars around Charlotte…

Top 5 Craft Beer Breweries

Like many cities, Charlotte has a growing number of craft beer breweries, but with that count now over 30 and growing, we are seeing some great competition among each. Below are the current top rated breweries which are subject to change as we revisit these breweries and update ratings and visitors like you share your own opinions.

# NAME RATING SCORES
1

Amor Artis

Amor Artis
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Selection
82
Atmosphere
86
Activities
73
Staff
94
2

Blue Blaze

Blue Blaze
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Selection
70
Atmosphere
75
Activities
65
Staff
65
3

Ass Clown

Ass Clown
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Selection
75
Atmosphere
65
Activities
55
Staff
75
4

Bold Missy

Bold Missy
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Selection
60
Atmosphere
70
Activities
70
Staff
60
5

Birdsong

Birdsong
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Selection
65
Atmosphere
70
Activities
65
Staff
50

Top 5 Craft Beer Shops

Charlotte bottle shops often have a bar element to them as well, with the majority featuring at least a dozen taps and a focus on local brews. Below are the current top rated shops which is also subject to change as we revisit them and get input from readers like you!

# NAME RATING SCORES
1

Carolina Beer Temple

Carolina Beer Temple
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Selection
86
Atmosphere
80
Activities
75
Staff
92
2

Brawley's

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Selection
79
Atmosphere
78
Activities
68
Staff
71
3

Bulldog Beer Southend

Bulldog Beer Southend
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Selection
73
Atmosphere
75
Activities
72
Staff
66
4

Black Chicken

Black Chicken
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Selection
72
Atmosphere
76
Activities
61
Staff
73
5

201 Central

201 Central
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Selection
79
Atmosphere
71
Activities
62
Staff
51

Top 5 Craft Beer Bars

Thanks to the popularity of craft beers, we are seeing a great rise in the number of places serving a selection of local brews. Most are actually restaurants that feature a bar (no thanks to strict laws regarding the serving of alcohol in Charlotte.

# NAME RATING SCORES
1

aco Mac (University)

aco Mac (University)
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Selection
81
Atmosphere
82
Activities
82
Staff
79
2

Bulldog Beer Southend

Bulldog Beer Southend
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Selection
73
Atmosphere
75
Activities
72
Staff
66
3

Carolina Ale House

Carolina Ale House
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Selection
52
Atmosphere
72
Activities
65
Staff
58
4

Brass Tap

Brass Tap
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Selection
62
Atmosphere
67
Activities
55
Staff
54
5

Buffalo Wings and Rings

Buffalo Wings and Rings
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Selection
48
Atmosphere
53
Activities
50
Staff
46

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