The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
- Open Now
Lower South End
Founded in 2009, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery ignited the ultra-premium beer scene in Charlotte and has been at the forefront of the local market ever since. OMB adheres to the oldest purity guidelines in the world, the German “Reinheitsgebot.” This law states there can be only four ingredients in beer: water, barley or wheat malt, hops, and yeast. It’s “beer flavored beer” and it’s always fresh as OMB only distributes within a 60-mile radius. OMB is one of only nine craft breweries included on the Inc. 5000 list, and the only in North Carolina.
We love this place! There is a ton of seating outside with lots of space for kids to run around. There is a decent sized dining area inside that has the AC blasting. The food is a fun mix of classic bar foods and traditional German cuisine. The beer options are limited, in my opinion, but that could have just been the sit-down menu options. Still a fun, relaxed way to enjoy a meal.
Dana Higgins (Ghostlady)
Lots of different kinds of sausages made different kinds of ways. Great Mac and cheese. Iffy fries. Husband reports great beer. Comfortable seating indoors and out. Ceiling fans keep the flies away. Area for kids to play corn hole. Umbrella covered tables out back. Plenty of good parking.
I loved this place. I wish I lived in Charlotte so I could go every day. Weisswurt was delicious. Beer was very good. Super ample spacing so you dont have to worry about it being too crowded. Plenty of on site free parking. We went around 7 on a Saturday and were able to get a table with no issue. Im always anxious about crowded places so this place is perfect to me.
To preface, I enjoy a good dark beer. I came across their Baltic Porter at the grocery store and it is my favorite craft beer. Seeing the reviews, I assumed their food would live up to their beverages. Unfortunately, this visit was a disappointing experience all the way around. The beer was definitely as good as I expected, but the food was very lackluster. All I ordered was made incorrectly, the burger was extremely dry, and the portion sizes left a lot to be desired (especially for the price). The fries were great, and the wait staff was lovely, and I already knew I'd like the beer, but that's about all I can say for the place. They would do well to focus their efforts solely on their brew. From now on I will be enjoying your Fat Boy on my back porch next to the grill.
Wonderful experience! Great beer, delicious food and amazing atmosphere. Outdoor space had a family area with a playground and live music! Plan on returning the next time I'm in town! Highly recommend.