Salud Beer Shop

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50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: 450
Cask: 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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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 29
Reviews by jal0607:
Photo of jal0607
4.68/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

I Love this place!!This is the place real beer drinkers go to drink and hangout. The community table in the middle of the shop allows people of different backgrounds to sit and share stories or discuss beer (which is what usually happens). All in all Salud doesn't get the same commercial exposure as other beer stores in Charlotte but it is by far the best.

Jason, the owner, is a down to earth guy who treats you like a friend from the moment you walk in. He is very knowledgeable about beer and does not act like one of these stuck up self proclaimed beer know it alls. He carries various types of beer that you usually don't see in other stores.

If you like good quality beer, good people, and want to be treated like part of the family go to Salud.

More User Reviews:
Photo of cjgiant
4.52/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

A very fine selection of bottles, including a sour section. Beers from a bunch of national breweries, a good selection of local brews, and even some selections from my neck of the woods. The options did seem somewhat random, though, but I'm only seeing what sits or was sitting on the shelf.

What was on the shelf was without a doubt, quality stuff. Can't speak to all of the local stuff, but the wider distribution stuff was far from flagship-only; definitely thug easing this place gets seasonal and special releases.

The place is medium in size, and we were in on a rainy slow day. They are apparently adding food, but were awaiting final approval for that side of the business. Once we started chatting with the bartender (of about 10 tap offerings), we found a friendly attitude and helpful nature. The place was fairly laid back, but did have a feeling that you'd be better off if you were in-the-know, which is neither good nor bad.

I can see why this place is so well regarded online here. Selection and quality quite high, friendly staff, grab a brew as to shop for some - quite nice.

Photo of Clint_Yoho
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Hands down my favorite bottle shop. Went on Burial tap takeover and had a blast.

Photo of E190DRVR
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great little bottle shop where you can get an awesome beer on tap while you peruse their awesome bottle selection. Prices are a bit high for bottles but they have stuff I can't find elsewhere.

Photo of DNA_craft
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place to find great local beer and hang out in. Always have great music playing and plenty of seating. Great vibe and usually great beer on tap. Stop in every time I'm in town for sure.

Photo of Cmgoodni
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

love this place, awesome selection of bottles and draft, located in a great part of town and the owner is a super nice guy. if your ever in Charlotte make sure to stop in.

Photo of cptbenjamin
5/5  rDev +6.8%

You won't find a friendlier store owner that not only cares a lot about the craft beer world but also cares a lot about the customer experience. He goes out of his way to introduce himself and assist in any selections.

Now with 10 draft lines, whats better than getting a cold draft and shopping for beer? The answer is nothing.

Also, while they have bottles everywhere - VERY family friendly!! Highchairs provided and strollers are welcome! As a parent this is a huge deal to me.

Photo of bo7712
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Been once, had a great time willl be going back. Amazing beer selection.

Photo of Jamato14
5/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

Photo of srletend
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Always a great selection on tap. Love that I can get a draft and shop the bottles (can't do that in TX). Great bottle selection. Always friendly service.

Even better than before. Expanded to include (good!) food. Awesome selection of hard to find stuff. Staff is top notch. Truly one of the best. Can't wait to see where this goes...

Photo of joe1510
4.4/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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.

Photo of Liverocks
4.93/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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!

Photo of Stevebeergeek
4.68/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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.

Photo of jbriggs7
4.72/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of Brdlist
4.83/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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!

Photo of StlHopHead77
4.82/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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.

Photo of Mantooth
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A re-review...

When I first reviewed this kick ass spot, it was just a bottle shop. Not that there's anything wrong with that - it was solid. Times have changed - they continuously have a great variety of beers on draft now, brews you don't see anywhere else. The space is tiny and overflowing, but they're in the midst of an expansion & will soon have deli foods too. The best thing about the place - the people. They guys running the joint could not be cooler. It's a beer geeks dream - these guys know beer, they can talk with you about anything beer related. This has become one of my favorite spots to grab a beer - in the country. Check 'em out.

Photo of EMB1960
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Has some decent beers on tap and a very decent selection of bottles. Some varience as to what is available, but always a great choice. Some items you can't find elsewhere. Easy friendly crowd in this area of town and a solid friendly staff that treats all like everyday customers. Super knowledgeable 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.

Photo of bcp5296d
4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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.

Photo of skalaholic
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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.

Photo of Quickicks
4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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.

Photo of dvmin98
4.35/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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.

Photo of alucardswordlol
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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!

Photo of dailyminefield
4.56/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The two things that draw me to this particular beer store: location and 8 rotating taps.
They always have superb beers on tap, a lot seasonals. I had Hopslam on draft here a week ago.
Their location, in the NoDa neighborhood of Charlotte, is great for grabbing a beer or two, and then barhopping. There are several bars/restaurants with great draft lists to check out within walking distance.
The store is rather small with a limited selection, but it is very organized and the quality of the selection is great.

Photo of Bung
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Corner of the building behind the Cajun place in NoDa. A neat old brick store front. Looks like the owners are from my neck of the woods, Michigan. Solid mix of local, national and import craft. Sixers and singles. Though you may need to really pick through the coolers to make sure you don't miss something. Or you could just ask the workers, they were helpful and well aware of what was in there. They do seem to get a good bit of hard to find/low volume stuff.

I think they had room for about 8 drafts, they seem to rotate quickly because of the small bar area and nice late hours. Usually some real nice stuff on tap. A chill atmosphere compared to the other more bar like atmospheres in the area. One tv, but mostly it has the sound off and the noise is people talking.

Something that was needed in this part of town I believe. Brawleys-esque. I like it.

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Salud Beer Shop in Charlotte, NC
100 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.