Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 142
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 32 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by lpb1970:
2.38/5 rDev -38%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I was on a business trip to Nashville from NC, read some good BA reviews for this place. It was close to my hotel so I checked it out for dinner. Good news first (such as there is). I like the decor and atmosphere of the place and the food was fine (had the shrimp n grits). Now to the most important part, the beer. Oh man. Where do I start. I ordered the IPA. What was delivered to me was a beer with no head whatsoever (looked like a glass of iced tea). Obvious carbonation issues. The waitress said the bartender was having problems getting my friends beer to pour but that there was nothing wrong with my beer. Hmmmm. I tasted it. It was completely uncarbonated (no it wasn't the Cask beer that night). I told the waitress there was something wrong with my beer. She said no it was fine. Didn't offer to replace it. I choked it down. I asked another waiter if near zero carbonation was the indended brewing style of the brewer, he had no idea. I don't think he knew what carbonation was. The hops and malt used in this beer tasted disgusting. No refreshing hop aroma, no citrusy, piney taste, nothing but a vague bitterness and regret for ordering it. My friends said their beers (The Pilsner & Porter) were unimpressive but not vomit inducing like the IPA. I don't know what you BA's have been drinking but if you give this toilet water beer high ratings you need to get to the store asap, get yourself a sixer of Bells Two Hearted and LEARN!!!
10-16-2008 17:34:20 | More by lpb1970
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
For the best beer and food combination Boscos is the place in Nashville. They do an excellent job for brewery food and their beers are better than most micro breweries in Nashville. Serves one of the only fresh hopped beer in the area. Should be a standard for any beer aficionado Well done Boscos... well done.
07-09-2013 02:21:26 | More by battarup
4.15/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$
Craft microbrewery, so a bit more pricey than some other options; however, you get what you pay for. Great beer, great service, and their food flies under the radar. Convenient Hillsboro (Nashville) location. Cozy setting, big tables near the rear for mid- to large-sized dining groups, smaller tables up near the bar.
01-21-2013 01:29:41 | More by ryrad23
3.18/5 rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
This place is a chain (the other locations are in Little Rock, Memphis, and another somewhere near Nashville, I think), and as such doesn't have much of a character of its own, in my opinion. The food is the real draw, if any, as there are some relatively tasty options on the menu (though, at the same time, there are some overpriced and otherwise disappointing options, too -- I'm looking at you, fish sandwich).
The service might be the low point. My experience at the bar showed a clear divide -- there are regulars, and then there's everyone else. The bartender didn't have any beer knowledge anyway (described the flaming stone beer as "sorta like an IPA"), but it still would have been nice to be able to get a beer between his long conversations with some of the other patrons.
As for the beers, nothing is going to blow you away, IMO.
11-28-2011 22:45:28 | More by akinsja
3.1/5 rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
A - Its nice rectangular shaped room with a bar as you walk in on the right with a small bar-seating area. The rest of the brew-pub is seating for dinning. Decor is nice but very forced. You can see the brewery on the far side of the establishment through a small window. Not my favorite place but went mostly for the company.
Q - Pretty average. Limited numbers of brews that were pretty standard, APA, IPA, Pilsner, etc.
S - Our waiter knew very little about the brews and seemed either to be new or tiered of serving patrons. This might have been because we came in after the lunch rush, but still.
F - Food was a bit better. I had a very good Pollo Diablo pizza that was tasty and spicy.
Overall the place is a chain and offers something different to Macros but not the best.
01-03-2010 00:15:08 | More by JoEBoBpr
3.26/5 rDev -15.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A very clean and nice interior, but still a chain brewpub.
It wasn't really packed on a saturday, so we had a chance to check everything out. They had plenty of beers on the sampler, but there wasn't anything that really stuck out. It seemed like they had found their recipes and were sticking with them.
The service was average. They didn't pay too much attention to us even though there weren't that many people in bar area.
The parking was pretty tight in the back of the building and we felt that there were better brewpubs to give our money.
08-21-2009 02:58:25 | More by BeerNuggets
3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I am reviewing this place as a visit later in the night after the Music City Brew-Off, not while I spent the day here for the Brew-Off.
The atmosphere was somewhat cold to me and "chain-like". Lots of wood and open areas with a semi-open kitchen. It seemed kind of a run of the mill brewpub to me.
Their beers were nothing really to write home about and were just a little bit above average. We tried the sampler and nothing really jumped out in my face and to my liking.
The serve staff was very helpful and willing to let you try any of the beer they had on hand before ordering a full pint.
They had the typical selection of beers, but had a great food menu. I had the fried grouper sandwich and it was very good.
Nice place but it just lacked something to me. Maybe its because it didn't have a warm feeling to it that I feel brewpubs need to have.
09-30-2008 14:38:15 | More by MMAJYK
4.45/5 rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I was in town and was seriously wanting to try some local brew. Naturally I did a look up on Beerfly and found this place. When I got their with my kids I was concerned that it was more of a college joint than anything else. That turned out to be wrong. My three kids all found the place to be enjoyable and enjoyed their food. I had the Bosco Burger and garlic parmesan cheese fries. The beer selection was very good. They offer a wide selection of beer as well as cask condition of one of the beers (it changes each week) and a small selection of bottle conditioned beers. I only tried the Isle of Sky Scottish Ale and the bottle conditions Bosco Bombay IPA. I really did enjoy both them. Unfortunately they don't sell the bottle condition to go but I was told that they are working on doing distribution of their beers. If you are in Nashville give the place a try, you'll find it to be an enjoyable experience in a state of crazy beer laws.
08-23-2008 14:11:37 | More by edmedina
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Good location, good beer, good food. Parking can be a bit thorny at lunch and in the evenings, especially if you have a truck or van. Had the TN Cream Ale and the Bombay IPA. Cream Ale is not my favorite style, but this was pretty good. The IPA is excellent. Blackened Grouper sandwich was cooked perfectly. The place can get packed at happy hour and late in the evenings and service can be slow at those times. Lunch service has never been bad for us, nor has dinner service. They almost always have a firkin at happy hour, so 5 is a good time to stop in for a quick one.
07-10-2008 14:48:13 | More by beer2day
Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. in Nashville, TN
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.