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Salud Beer Shop

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 6.87%
Taps: 12
Bottles: 450
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

3306 N Davidson St
Ste B
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28205-1036
United States
phone: (704) 900-7767

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @saludnoda

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(Place added by: lpb1970 on 04-18-2012)
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Photo of joe1510
4.4/5  rDev -5.6%

Salud is a little shop of a style which I've never really experienced until I got to Charlotte where there seemed to be a few. Salud being the coolest of the bunch. It's a little store on the corner of a nondescript little line of storefronts. Stepping inside you're immediately greeted by what I would call a small lounge area. A couple couches and chairs make for a small seating area. Both walls are lined with bottles for sale, lots of local NC stuff along with a shelf unit in the middle of the store. Heading toward the back, the checkout counter is to the left and a small 5-6 seat bar off to the right. It's cozy and loaded with goodies. Like being in a friend's basement for a couple beers. Music is jamming at a level loud enough to hear but quiet enough to speak over. I seem to recall Ghostface...

The owner was tending bar and taking care of the shop while we were visiting. He was ready to talk at the drop of a hat. Cool guy, letting us know what's new, talking about some plans for a possible expansion, and giving us all types of tips on Charleston, SC. There were 6 or 7 people shopping around and drinking when I stopped in and they all seemed to know each other to some degree. 10 taps were pouring, all written on a chalkboard behind the bar, mostly local stuff, but a couple out of state selections as well. Growlers are filled and inexpensive. The service was great, selection very well thought out, and the vibe was right on; comfortable and fun. I can't recommend Salud highly enough.

joe1510, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Jamato14
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Great selection of beer, awesome small little store that's about to expand. Rotating beers on tap, and the owner, Jason, is a really nice and helpful dude. Highly recommend giving them your business.

Jamato14, Sep 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.3%

asams10, Aug 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

wyang11, Aug 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

gungopea, Aug 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

kjkinsey, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Liverocks
4.93/5  rDev +5.8%

Jason has a great store he is truly into craft beer and opened the store because he loves beer. Doesn't hurt he is a wolverine. Jammie is also great and the regulars are awesome. If you don't stop by here you are truly missing out. Also there is always a nice selection of tap. And you never no what sample you may get a chance to try..GO BLUE!

Liverocks, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.3%

BEEF_SUPREME, Aug 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

zbodnar1, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -14.2%

jak, Aug 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.3%

the_real_rere, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -14.2%

danmstory87, Jun 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.3%

G3RG, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

kell50, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Stevebeergeek
4.68/5  rDev +0.4%

One of the best places in Charlotte to hang out at. Great beer selection and always some beers on tap that no one else has. Always meeting new people and sharing beers with friends. Old school Nintendo with comfortable seating to get your game on. This is 2 times a week stop for me.

Stevebeergeek, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of jbriggs7
4.72/5  rDev +1.3%

The best beer shop in Charlotte, hands down. Friendly, knowledgable, and helpful staff. Taps are constantly rotating and offering unique beers, sometimes multiple times a day - and most of the time they are beers that you won't be able to find anywhere else in the city. Offers indoor and outdoor seating, original nintendo complete with punchout and battletoads. I spend way too much time there.

jbriggs7, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Brdlist
4.83/5  rDev +3.6%

An absolute staple of the Charlotte and greater NC area beer community, Salud beer shop in NoDa (on North Davidson street; think: Tribeca) - located in the vicinity of gold medal winning NoDa Brewing and Birdsong Brewing, is the perfect place to find a rare selection of delicious beers that have been cared for better than most folks look after their kids.
While it has a very established community of regulars and home to some of Charlottes most prolific beer folks, they are an extremely inviting and pleasant crowd. Don't know much about beer or just trying to get more involved? This is your place - everyone will welcome you and help you choose something perfect for your palate. Check out some of the newly added shelves that feature owner Jason and his buddies most outrageous grabs from all over the country. A grizzled stout veteran with specific tastes? I guarantee you Jason and his staff can find you something dark and angry while you swap beer lore and stories.
The bottom line is this, Charlotte and in turn Asheville have exploded in the last few years and Salud Beer has been their biggest friend and advocate. Do not come to town and miss this gem.

Oh yeah, for you out of towners Salud ships!

Brdlist, May 02, 2014
Photo of StlHopHead77
4.82/5  rDev +3.4%

I was in Charlotte for the weekend and my buddy Brian(the unofficial Mayor of NoDa) took me here.Perfect,non-pretentious atmosphere for drinking great beer.Jason is a true BeerAdvocate(whether he's on here or not).He and his wife,Dareilyn,are perfect hosts.As I mentioned,atmosphere was great,service was excellent,selection was awesome(grabbed Hop Drop N Roll,Mogli,Dark Hollow with Chocolate and Coffee,Wicked Weed Black Angel and Amorous).Prices were reasonable.Love my wife.Love my family.Love St.Louis area.But this place makes me wish I was single and living in Charlotte again.Great place.

StlHopHead77, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -14.2%

Mantooth, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of EMB1960
4.47/5  rDev -4.1%

Has some decent beers on tap and a decent selection of bottles. Some varience as to what is available, but usually a great choice. Some items you can't find elsewhere. Easy light crowd in this area of town. Super friendly staff and owner.

Ownership goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed.

Parking is somewhat tough sometimes, but other than that good place to relax and enjoy a good beer.

EMB1960, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of bcp5296d
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%

What a great place to drink and purchase beer. Jason is very friendly and REALLY knowledgeable. They always have something good and different on draft, and they have couches with 8 bit nintendo to play. Pretty sure I have the high score for Duck Hunt.

bcp5296d, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of skalaholic
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Love this place, the people there are great. Always a good place to kill some time. The only bad thing about it is figuring out what to drink since the bottles and draft are both really good.
Jason is very knowledgable and can always recommend something new to try. He carries everything from local to absolutely funky.
Another great thing is even if uou dont know anything about beer, thrre is always someone who is willing to help you out, even if they don't work there.

skalaholic, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Quickicks
4.84/5  rDev +3.9%

Out of all the bottle shops and bars I've visited and frequented over the past couple years Salud is by far my favorite establishment. The employees are extremely friendly and inviting and also knowledgeable about the beer selection. The owner Jason is usually there, a lot of times accompanied by his wife Dairelyn. Both of them are always up beat and have a contagious laughter and positive attitude that makes time spent there that much more enjoyable.

The store has a great bottle selection including everything from american craft, Belgians, and even some more unusual offerings from Italy and the Netherlands among others. Jason is a big admirer of funky and varied brews of the world, so if you are into sours or anything a little different he's your guy. Kegs are available upon request as well as special orders (cases etc.), just ask. There are two or three large coolers full of beer ready to be enjoyed while shopping/hanging out or for the customer who needs a chilled beverage to go. There are also ciders and mead, both cold and warm.

Lastly, there is a nice draft selection of 6 or 8 taps if I'm not mistaken and you'll be hard pressed to find a better line up around town. Prices are reasonable and they serve pours in appropriate glassware for the style, something most of you beer nerds will appreciate.

Overall I think everyone who loves beer, or just wants to try something new should visit Salud at least once. Weather your just visiting Charlotte or call it home, this place is a must see.

Quickicks, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of dvmin98
4.35/5  rDev -6.7%

Cool little dive on the edge of NoDa. Very small, but has enough room for good craft selection and a small bar with 6 or 8 taps, I think.

Owner was really friendly, even shared a Westbrook Gose that he picked up the week before.

He really seems to know his stuff, and he was really well educated on sours, which I was pleased with.

There is a nice little area to sit near the front.

Overall, when I'm in NoDa, I will stop in.

dvmin98, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of alucardswordlol
5/5  rDev +7.3%

This place is definitely the best craft beer spot in Charlotte. I understand Brawley's beverage has been around for a while and I give them a lot of respect, however Salud offers a comparable selection of quality beers, a place to hang out, and amazing draft selection.

I'm still getting my bearings from coming to a big city like Charlotte from small town PA, so the selection and quality of beers blew me away. Not that the selection is eclipsed anywhere within 100 miles.

Jason is a nice guy, he was very patient with my Scottish brogue and was frank about his opinions on local breweries and made sure that I observe the quality of local beer in NC and respect it. Ultimately I walked away with some Evil Twin, I have a feeling it will be harder to get Evil Twin at other bars in town as opposed to Birdsong/NoDa (not disrespecting these breweries). Really nice guy and you can tell he is all about craft beer.

Pricing was spot on. I'm sure a lot of people would bat an eye at $7 for a draught, but come on where else will you find these beers on tap, and working in distribution I know the costs associated. The bottles were very reasonably priced and the bombers didn't seem to have too much mark up. For such a wide and rare selection Jason has been extremely generous with his pricing.

As soon as I find steady part time work to support my Grad student lifestyle, I will be making Salud a weekly pilgrimage. I suggest you do the same!

Cheers!

alucardswordlol, Sep 12, 2013
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Salud Beer Shop in Charlotte, NC
100 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.