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Salud Beer Shop

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 6.88%
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 Billolick
4.14/5  rDev -11%

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

Billolick, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -14%

Mantooth, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Bung
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

Bung, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of joe1510
4.4/5  rDev -5.4%

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 kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

kjkinsey, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of dailyminefield
4.56/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

dailyminefield, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Liverocks
4.93/5  rDev +6%

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
Photo of dvmin98
4.35/5  rDev -6.5%

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 bcp5296d
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%

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 jak
4/5  rDev -14%

jak, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of srletend
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

srletend, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of kell50
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

kell50, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of jbriggs7
4.72/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

jbriggs7, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of zbodnar1
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

zbodnar1, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of lpb1970
4.06/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

lpb1970, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of StlHopHead77
4.82/5  rDev +3.7%

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
Photo of EMB1960
4.47/5  rDev -3.9%

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 wyang11
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

wyang11, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of asams10
5/5  rDev +7.5%

asams10, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Jamato14
5/5  rDev +7.5%

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
Photo of Stevebeergeek
4.68/5  rDev +0.6%

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 BarnabyHooge
5/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

BarnabyHooge, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of alucardswordlol
5/5  rDev +7.5%

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!

alucardswordlol, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of G3RG
5/5  rDev +7.5%

G3RG, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of danmstory87
4/5  rDev -14%

danmstory87, Jun 24, 2014
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Salud Beer Shop in Charlotte, NC
100 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.