Broadway Brewhouse Downtown
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Taps: 70 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
2.61/5 rDev -27.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2 | $$
Visited over the holidays
I only had time for one bar in Nashville, so I picked the Broadway Brewhouse based on its location and the comments of other reviewers that they carry locals. The atmosphere is ok - very appropriate for Nashville, with lots of wood, big booths, tables and a packed bar. It was a bit rowdy for our visit, so don't go expecting a calm evening
The beer selection was also just ok at best - prob 40-50 taps, but half of them are crap with a handful of locals (Yazoo, Jackelope, etc) and some bigger micros like Schlafly and New Belgium. Not the deepest menu, but I was happy to try a few local beers. The quality was not very good - my girlfriends beer showed signs that it had been through dirty lines, and all beers were served cold and in pints. This is not a craft beer establishment, it's a bar that serves craft beer.
Moving on to things that I hoped could redeem the place as worthy of my limited time. The service was also kinda "meh" - kind of short with us, throwing silverware, etc but it's something that I chalked up to the environment and the fact that it was busy. I will not however be able to find an excuse for the food - I went with a grilled cheese and chili plate seeing as I thought it fit the bar and the outside weather. My meal was extremely mediocre, and it's a combination of lower-quality ingredients and the lack of any attempt to spice it up.
As I'm sure you have figured out, I was pretty disappointed. I'll probably try to check out other places next time I'm in town, but if I do come back, I'll stick to drinks.
12-31-2013 23:24:02 | More by jophish17
4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
Broadway Brewhouse is a great place for beer lovers to check out. Whether you are beginning a night out in downtown Nashville or attending a concert or Preds game, it is a good place to go for dinner. It is on the edge of the entertainment district of Nashville. The brewpub has a great selection of beer on tap, including many small local breweries such as Mayday and Jackalope. The brewpub also loves spicing up bar favorites with jalepeno pepper but usually paired with a sweet sauce to cut the heat.
12-06-2013 15:22:02 | More by khargro2
District of Columbia
4.05/5 rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The wife and I stopped here on a recent vacation.
Atmosphere: First of all, if you're in downtown Nashville and you're looking for craft beer, the location is money! Located right in the heart of a long strip of restaurants/bar featuring country music entertainers who are trying to make it big. On the inside, there is a dark, rustic, saloon sort of atmosphere, but maybe that's just Nashville. I dug it!
Quality and Service: We sat at the bar and the waitress was very attentive to our needs. The food and beer selection was top notch.
Selection: I figure there were about 30-40 taps here (but who's counting?) with lots of local stuff (Yazoo, other Nashville entries + others) with the macros at one end, and the craft selections about 5 beers deep from the right hand side.
Food: Man, both my wife and I really dug the pulled pork we had. We didn't taste anything aside from that, but that was enough to win us over.
Value: Compared to where I'm from (DC), this place was a steal. I'd say about $4-5 bucks a pint, depending on the brew.
09-06-2012 20:04:12 | More by Chaney
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is a decent, but not outstanding bar. The positives about it are that it has a large number of taps, spanning many styles, with many of the area breweries represented. Service is friendly. The food is pretty good. Prices are reasonable.
The negatives mostly stem from its location. You pretty much have to be in walking distance, because parking is virtually impossible. The service is fairly slow. It is also very loud in the bar on weekends.
All in all, it's an acceptable bar that every BA can find an acceptable beer at, but it isn't my idea of a destination beer bar.
06-04-2012 21:15:34 | More by jsprain1
4.03/5 rDev +11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Whenever someone suggested this place I didn't oppose. This was a good option without having to go way down to 2nd Ave.
I had food here once or twice and it was fine, but nothing special though ood should not be your primary reason for going.
The beer selection was always fanstasitc with tons of tap choices prominently displayed on the wall behind the bar.
I never had any service issues here.
There are fun games to play after you've had a few.
It has been a long time since I lived in Nashville but if I was in town I'd be up for a return visit.
04-16-2011 18:57:43 | More by FrankWBurnsIII
4.28/5 rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I think this was my favorite place of all of the places I visited in Nashville. We were staying at the Hilton just up the street so the location was perfect. Located right downtown on Broadway, this place is unbeatable in location.
The atmosphere was prety cool. It was a little more intimate that some other places in town. The booths were set away from the bar and offered a small amount of privacy. It seemed as though there were two rooms kind of cut off from the main area which would offer more privacy.
The service was stellar. Everytime I went in here it was crowded, yet the service never suffered. I am not sure of the knowledge of the staff but they all worked pretty damn hard.
The beer selection was pretty sweet. They had the typical micros but also had several New Belgium, several Schlafly, several Yazoo, and a total of 72 drafts. All of the beers were really fresh and tasted delicious.
We had no food. As mentioned earlier, this was my favorite beer bar in town. The atmosphere, service, and selection were very adequate.
04-02-2011 15:29:43 | More by SaCkErZ9
3.64/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Broadway Brewhouse is located right in the thick of the Broadway tourist area, a few blocks from the riverfront and in walking distance to all the hotels. Parking seems like it would be difficult.
The inside has a small seating area right inside that allows for people watching, then opens up to the bar(s) and more table seating. The place is loud with a high turnover, and we had to wait a bit for a table to open up.
The bar has around 70 taps with maybe half comprising non macros. A few of the more local/regional brewers on draught include Yazoo and Sweetwater. Aside from that there is a smattering of Sierra Nevada, Stone, Rogue and a few more. Similar story with bottles, although there were less choices in bottles than on tap. A few imports were present too but nothing out of the ordinary.
Service was alright on a busy night. Our server was friendly but we felt like we were taking up valuable real estate at times by sitting at her table with a couple beers and not getting food.
As I mentioned, we did not have any food on this visit.
Overall this place is worth a stop to maybe try a beer or two from TN and maybe catch a game but this is definitely not at the top of the list of places I would visit on my next trip.
11-21-2010 04:59:34 | More by Dogbrick
3.58/5 rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This was my only beer stop in Nashville. I regret not knowing more about the scene there- would have chosen the Flying Saucer instead!
The Broadway/Mojo is right in the middle of the Broadway tourist trap in downtown Nashville. This cheap, redneck-y version of Vegas is not my ideal location to enjoy some beer! But I was attracted by the Broadway's taps. 70 of them!
The bar is full of tourists drinking Budweiser. And I mean FULL. Damn packed. Busy, and so-so service even when seated at the bar. Atmosphere is pretty bland, touristy, not very welcoming or intimate.
Draft list looked good (some interesting offerings from the South, including Lazy Magnolia from Mississippi), but not great. Lots of "generic" crafts (Sierra Pale, Stone IPA, Sam Adams). Pretty big bottle selection too on coolers behind the bar- both bottle and draft were well described in an expansive menu.
I had two beers from Terrapin, my firsts from that brewery.
Didn't try the food, as we had dinner reservations at the stunning 1808 Grille at the Hutton Hotel near Vanderbilt University. Menu looks "blah" anyway, with lots of fried food, wings and Mexican stuff.
All in all, I'm glad I tried it, but wouldn't go back. Despite the 70 taps, this place is just not what I look for when I want to have some beers.
09-29-2010 03:30:58 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.95/5 rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This was our first stop after landing in Nashville for a weekend of music and fun. It was the perfect stop to grab a quick lunch and a few beers before walking to the Country Music Hall of Fame down the street.
This place is a really big beer bar and not a brewhouse in the way we tend to think. Breweriana signs decorate the wall. Special props to the classic rock music playing while I was there, including Steely Dan's Any Major Dude Will Tell You and The Faces' Ooh La La.
You can expect about 70 drafts with highlights that included Terrapin Rye, Fat Tire, Sweet Water Blue, 420, IPA, Stone Smoked Porter, Rogue Hazlenut, Stoudt's APA, Lazy Magnolia Sweet Potato Stout, Southern Pecan, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Rogue Dead Guy Ale. All of the beers I tried were fresh and really good.
I had the Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan, which was especially good and I think the first beer from Mississippi that I've ever had.
Service was responsive, friendly and quick. Pretty standard bar type food with an emphasis on more Mexican flavored dishes. I ordered the Santa Fe tacos which were pretty good. I'm glad we checked this place out, it had the best selection out of any of the bars on Lower Broadway that we went to.
09-14-2010 21:43:55 | More by Hibernator
3.84/5 rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
A pretty standard beer bar located smack-dab on the tourist trap Broadway Street and near the river. The front opens itself to the sidewalk with a sidewalk bar and roll-up doors to proudly showcase its drinking prowess. Caught somewhere between a saloon and warehouse conversion, the beer has an earthy and inviting feel to it, albeit a bit colleg-ey.
The main bar is a remarkable sight- about 100 or so tapl all lined up in a row, nearly as far as the eye can see. All of the usual suspects are balanced with great and local offerings from Yazoo, Terrapin, Sweetwater, Lazy Magnolia, Stone, Abita, and Dogfish Head. Quite impressive selection of unique beers for even a guy who lives one state above Tennessee.
Unfortunately, and despite its namesake, the Brewhouse doesn't actually brew any beers; its simply a beer bar. A bit disapointing but the 100 taps give me enough to drown my tears just fine.
The bartender was very courteous and seemed to be ready and available for any questions that we may have had. But with a well planned and accurate beer list, we didn't need much more assistance. The beers are delivered in standard shaker 16 oz. pint glasses and (as is typical) very cold. The Yazoo Pale Ale and Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan both seemed very fresh.
Though we didn't eat, the menu looks like a lot of Tex-Mex fare crossed with standard bar food. Though it looked tasty, it's not exactly the place for the healthy contients consumer.
I can imagine this place packing the house at peak or weekend hours, and probably with the type of crowd that doesn't care about beer flavor, just so that it has alcohol in it. Still, the place suits its purpose well on this lazy Wednesday afternoon.
06-17-2010 19:47:37 | More by BEERchitect
Broadway Brewhouse Downtown in Nashville, TN
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.