In a couple weeks I’ll be traveling with buddies to Charlotte for an old friend's 40th birthday party and we'll be staying at the Marriott downtown (uptown?). For the Friday night before the party I was hoping for recommendations on casual bars/restaurants with a great beer selection, within walking distance to the hotel. Good food AND beer is what we are looking for....is there a place for both, downtown? Being a beer geek I’m a little spoiled by the beer scene in Philly and was hoping for a taste of something similar in Charlotte. Any suggestions? If lack of beer joints is a showstopper, then maybe a great bar with good food will work.
Thanks in advance!