About Us

Bulldog Beer & Wine first opened its doors in 2008 in Boone, North Carolina. After five years in the mountains of North Carolina, owner Rob Johnson decided it was time to go home. The Charlotte-native packed up and brought the concept of a bar and retail shop that specializes in craft beer and great wine to Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood.

After operating for two years in the intimate setting of the Dilworth location, Johnson decided the brand could offer even more. Wanting to be a part of the rebirth of the historic South End neighborhood, Johnson opened a second Bulldog Beer & Wine at 1434 Winnifred Street. 

While the South End location features the same neighborhood watering hole atmosphere epitomized by Bulldog Dilworth, Bulldog Beer & Wine South End also resonates with the hustle and bustle of a full-scale entertainment venue. Aside from more space, Bulldog at South End offers a patio where patrons can enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine in the great outdoors as well as a variety of events and activities from live music on Friday nights to special event parties, game nights on Tuesdays, cycling events and more. 

Fast forward to 2017 as the evolution of the Bulldog brand continued. Operating as a private social club, Bulldog Dilworth expanded its offering to include a collection of premium spirits and mixed drinks. On any given night patrons of Bulldog Dilworth can choose from dozens of rare wines, an assortment of local and exotic craft beers on tap and a selection of spirits and mixed drinks. 

The Bulldogs of Dilworth and South End are the perfect venues for you and your friends to enjoy a carefully curated collection of adult beverages while socializing. We've got big bottles, small bottles, growlers, cans and rotating craft beers on tap. You will also find gluten-free brews, tasty ciders, a handpicked wine stock filled with hard-to-find, great tasting gems and, if you're at our Dilworth location, carefully crafted spirit drinks with a special Bulldog twist. 

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



More often than not, when you swing by for a drink at Bulldog you'll be welcomed by 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 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!

Roxie, the Bar Wench.
The latest new kid on the block. She has alot to say and wants your attention, so listen up!