Mike Brawley is something of the grandfather of the Charlotte beer scene. Before the breweries, before the bars and restaurants with 50+ taps of craft beer, there was Brawley’s Beverage, a squat little building sharing a parking lot with a lawn mower repair shop. Though Charlotte’s craft beer culture is everchanging, Mike’s commitment to craft beer has never wavered.
Looking at the building from the outside, you would never imagine that Mike would be able to stock the small building with hundreds of craft beers as well as wine, but Mike has a way of making the most of the space. Whole cases of beers cap the ends of each aisle in the beer store, and the coolers on the side are stocked with four- and six-packs.
The walk-in cooler in the back houses many local selections as well as excess cases, often of older vintages.
In addition to the bottle selection, you can also purchase kegs from Mike.
Phone: (704) 521-1300
Address: 4620 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209-3216
Hours: Sunday to Monday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.