About Us

Bulldog Beer & Wine first opened its doors in 2008 in Boone, NC. Five years later, owner and Charlotte-native Rob Johnson brought the concept of a bar and retail shop specializing in craft beer and great wine to Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood. Fast forward to 2015, when Bulldog unveiled a second location in historic South End, with more space and a patio to enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine in the sunshine.
Bulldog Beer & Wine gave Charlotteans what they’d long been asking for: premium craft beer from North Carolina and beyond, all in one laidback spot right down the street.

The Bulldogs of Dilworth and South End are the perfect spots for you and your friends to enjoy unique craft beer and socialize. We offer an expansive selection of craft beer and fine wine, including local favorites and rare finds. We’ve got big bottles, small bottles, cans, growlers and rotating craft beers on tap. You’ll also find gluten-free brews and tasty ciders, and a handpicked wine stock filled with hard-to-find, great tasting gems.

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Whether you walk, bike, or drive, we hope you’ll stop in soon to see what what makes Bulldog the hottest spot in Charlotte.  


More often than not, when you swing by for a dring at Bulldog you'll be welcomed by in my our trio of furry "mascots.”  
Dixie, Hostess:
Many nights you may be greeted by our hostess Dixie!  The English Bulldog will welcome you with her winning smile.  Dixie makes it a family affair; her two sons also work at “The Bulldog.”
Elvis, Security:
Security is tight at Bulldog Beer & Wine and is headed up by Dixie’s son Elvis. Elvis is there to ensure a safe and fun environment for all.  While there isn’t a monetary cover charge, Elvis insists on a few pats for entrance.
Buster, Cicerone:
So maybe Buster isn’t a certified Cicerone, but his English heritage qualifies him to determine the perfect pint for your tastes right?  In fact, did you know the first specialty Bulldog club met in a pub in England in 1878?  Good beer is in his blood!