(Courtesy Olde Mecklenburg Brewery)
Owner John Marrino is credited with kicking off Charlotte's craft-beer craze when opening this brewery in 2009. Free brewery tours Sa at every 30 minutes from 2-4 pm and Su at 2, 3 and 4 pm. Olde Meck also operates its popular "Brauhaus" (brew pub restaurant) and an outdoor biergarten. Open Su-Th, 11 am-10 pm; F-Sa, 11 am-11 pm.