Local Charlotte Fun: Breweries


In the last few years, the Charlotte area has experienced a boom in local, craft breweries. Of course, you can find a lot of these local beers at Harris Teeter, but it’s more fun to visit the brewery and taste something that isn’t on the grocery store shelves.

If you like beer and exercise, you're in luck! You can find Beer and Yoga or Beer and a Run almost every weekend and seasonal events at the larger and more popular breweries. With new local options available all the time, it can be overwhelming to visit them all. We’ve rounded up a list of a few of our favorites that we hope you will check out. If you still can’t decide, you can always try one of the beer tours around the city that stops at a few different locations.


Olde Mecklenburg

4150 Yancey Rd

Charlotte, NC 28217

Located in South End, Old Mecklenburg was one of the first local breweries in Charlotte. They follow the German purity standards for all of their beer and have a huge outdoor beer garden and tap room.


Birdsong Brewing

1016 N Davidson St

Charlotte, NC 28206

The most popular beer on the Birdsong menu is probably their Jalapeño Ale. The rest of their beers are named for songs. Each week they have a unique test brew. Their new(ish) location outside of NoDa is a great spot to enjoy a beer on the patio.


Sycamore Brewing

2161 Hawkins St

Charlotte, NC 28203

Sycamore offers a large selection of seasonal beers with unique flavor combinations. Their outdoor patio is perfect for groups and their tap room is a great option for the winter.


NoDa Brewing

2921 N Tryon St

Charlotte, NC 28206

NoDa Brewing offer free tours and a packed Events Calendar. There is nearly always something going on at NoDa Brewing.


Lenny Boy

3000 S Tryon St

Charlotte, NC 28217

Lenny Boy is the only organic brewery in Charlotte, and worth checking out. They not only offer beer, but Kombucha as well. Lenny Boy is also a great spot for Beer and Yoga.


We hope you’ll let us know which breweries are your favorites.

Enjoy the Adventure!