All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Map4150 Yancey Rd.
  • Food


Over the last 12 months, OMB’s beers won medals at the Great American Beer Festival (bronze, Hornet’s Nest Hefeweizen) and European Beer Star (gold, Fat Boy Baltic Porter). Only two other breweries in the United States pulled off a similar double-continent championship. Locals flock to the brauhaus and biergarten on a daily basis, and with continued expansion (hello, Charlotte Douglas airport), Olde Mecklenburg remains tops among local craft beer.


Best Brewery - 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Best Seasonal Beer: Mecktoberfest - 2014, Best Brewery to Take Your Dog - 2016. Best Atmosphere- 2016, Best Craft Beer Dream Flight (Mecktoberfest) - 2016, Best Outdoor Drinking - 2016. Kid-friendly Brewery - 2016 and 2017. Brewery - 2018 (Editor's Pick, Voters' Pick) Kid-Friendly Brewery - 2018 (Voters' Pick) Beer Festival (OMB Mecktoberfest) - 2018 (Voters' Pick)

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2012
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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