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Salud Beer Shop

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100
world-class

27 Reviews
Reviews: 27
Visits: 54
rAvg: 4.73
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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Reviews: 27 | Visits: 54
Photo of jbriggs7
4.72/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (396 characters)

Photo of Brdlist
4.83/5  rDev +2.1%
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! (1,214 characters)

Photo of StlHopHead77
4.82/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (596 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (654 characters)

Photo of EMB1960
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
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. (479 characters)

Photo of bcp5296d
4.85/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (251 characters)

Photo of skalaholic
5/5  rDev +5.7%
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. (474 characters)

Photo of Quickicks
4.84/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (1,518 characters)

Photo of dvmin98
4.85/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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.

EDIT: Went in for the first time in about a year and a half. My buddy was there having a bottle share. The owner would bring us cups to use. Pretty cool that they would let you do that in the middle of the shop.

They opened up the other side for food now. This place is kicking' it

Wish I lived closer! (743 characters)

Photo of alucardswordlol
5/5  rDev +5.7%
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! (1,457 characters)

Photo of dailyminefield
4.56/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (513 characters)

Photo of jal0607
4.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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. (756 characters)

Photo of Bung
4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (861 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4.14/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

only made it here once during my visit to Charlotte this summer. Fine spot for a wide variety of bottle available both at room temp and cold. Also there is a moderate amount of draft pours for consumption on premises. Owner was friendly and full of general and local beer info. They sell a moderate selection of snacks/salsa/sauces etc. But you go here for the quality BA worthy beer options. Well worth a visit if you are local or visiting. A cool beer boutique in a fun and funky neighborhood. Go and enjoy (508 characters)

Photo of Mtkimes
4.66/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

For an independent beer shop Salud stands out among others. Their location is obviously an advocate of alcohol appreciation. The owner seems to have a wealth of knowledge regarding various stlyes and has a plethora of advice onto which beer to try next. I am currently drinking the beer that he has suggested to my friend and I and he was spot on with all his suggestions. The beer selection is very comprehensive and thorough as well and interesting. The "bar" is complete with countless empties and beer drinking accroudeme. Also there is a certain manly aspect of being allowed to drink your beer from draught and pick out the beer that your are taking home at the same time. Topped of with a NES system in the front and this is a go to place for Charlotte, NC beer drinkers with an appetite for adventure. (809 characters)

Photo of BarnabyHooge
5/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Wow. This place is a true gem for beer enthusiasts. It is by far the best beer store I've been to in the country, bar none. There is a handful of beers on tap so you can stay for a pint, peruse the extensive beer selection with great insight from the owner, then crack a newly purchased bottle and relax on the couch while deciding your next move. (hint: have another) I wish we had a place like this in Chicago. Whether you are a local beer nerd or just traveling through, do not miss this place. Excellent, excellent store. (525 characters)

Photo of lpb1970
4.06/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

This is a new beer shop that opened a few weeks ago in NoDa. The owner Jason is very friendly and knowledgeable. He has 6 taps of great stuff. Mostly bombers and singles for sale with a limited number of 6 packs. Lots of great choices and some beers you dont see at the larger box stores. Prices are a bit higher than you might find at Total Wine but they do a lot more volume so I can see why. There is a small patio area as well as a sitting area in the front and a bar that can seat maybe 5 or 6. This place has a great neighborhood vibe to it. Lots of great conversation while enjoying a beer. Salud fits right into the neighborhood. (637 characters)

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Salud Beer Shop in Charlotte, NC
100 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.