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Bulldog Taproom & Social Club

Owner Rob Johnson, a Charlotte native and graduate of East Meck High School, came up with the concept in 2008.  After a successful career in banking, he took a long look at things and decided he had had enough of the corporate rat race. 

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Our Story

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 location at 1434 Winnifred Street. Originally called Bulldog Beer and Wine, Bulldog change its name to Bulldog Taproom with the addition of liquor to it’s Southend location in 2019.

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