3 North Carolina Bars Are Among The Top Beer Gardens In America

By Sarah Tate

November 10, 2022

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Three beer gardens in North Carolina are among the best in the country, with one spot finding its way to the top of the list.

Charlotte Beer Garden, located in the South End of the Queen City, was named by USA Today 10Best as the best beer garden in America for 2022, per WCNC. The annual Reader's Choice list praised the beer garden's variety, with over 400 brews on tap, as well as its atmosphere.

"The Charlotte Beer Garden offers one of the largest selections of draft beers you're likely to find in a single restaurant — some 400 beers on tap. Visitors can enjoy their beer of choice at the indoor-outdoor beer bar on the heated patio."

Charlotte Beer Garden wasn't the only North Carolina spot to earn one of the top spots. The bar's sister location in the capital city, Raleigh Beer Garden, came in third place overall, while VBGB Beer Hall and Garden ranked No. 10.

Charlotte Beer Garden owner Niall Hanley spoke in 2020 shortly after it opened its doors, explaining why they have so many beers on tap that they even hold the unofficial Guinness World Record for most beers on tap with 436, WCNC reports.

"We truly wanted to create a beer garden," said Hanley. "Charlotte has so many amazing breweries and I want to put them all in one place."

Charlotte Beer Garden is located at 1300 South Tryon Street.

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