Bold City Brewery

Not Rated.
Bold City BreweryBold City Brewery
BEER AVG
3.59/5
Based on:
34 Beers
188 Reviews
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 25
Visits: 46
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

2670 Rosselle St Ste 7
Jacksonville, Florida, 32204-3004
United States
phone: (904) 379-6551

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @boldcitybrewery

Notes:
Place added by: beeroclock on 06-28-2008

Food service available 4PM - 10PM, Thursday through Saturday, by Jolly Mon Catering.
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Reviews: 25 | Visits: 46
Reviews by azorie:
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3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Was @ the 3rd anniversary. Got a few beer coolies. tried the stuff that was aged in a whiskey barrel was nearly undrinkable it was so bad. Needless to say I have no reason to ever go back the beer is just not worth it.

I been 18 times now, the last 9 to drink 1 pint (well its not really a pint) and get the growler refilled. While I like this tiny bar how OTHERS can give it a 4.5 in vibe, well lets just say they aint much room to a 5, and if this place is a 4.5 well I eat my BA shirt. Too many folks need to travel and see better places, while i am all for boosting j-ville, overrating places does NOT ONE any good.

They used to give free samples. Now you have to promise to buy 1 beer to get a "free" sampler, still its not bad deal.

The growler refilling well lets just say it depends on WHO refills it. Most of the growlers have stayed fresh for about 2 days after that it goes downhill fast. I think the best beers are the porter and the red and old ales.
The IPA is not my thing, and some of the new wheat beers are good. its local and fresh so try it yourself.

Service is funny, they can have 5 folks working there and if their talking you have to wait, otherwise its fast, but the place is tiny. The fun part is when the trains go by, as the tracks are like 40 feet away. Most times service is great, I mean its small you can just say i want another beer and they hear yea, unless a train rolls by.

You can now get kegs there now, and they have like 9+ beers now. They are fresh and tasty, nothing outstanding but fairly good stuff. sadly the porter just ran out. oh its seasonal now oh well.

Anyway Growlers are 20 and 25 if you don't have the 1 gallon bottle yet, the refills are 10 and 15 dollars. So that is a good deal.

Its just a small tap room ran by the mother of the brewer and their friends, tbh they don't really know much about beer(the brewer does, just not the rest), but they are nice folks and they are learning.

They give free tours, of course its a warehouse with a tap room, so not really much to see.

They do have food on weekends you can buy from someone that makes it outside, its just like Orlando brewing that way, but sadly parking and seating are not as good.

The bar and bar seats really suck as its poorly designed and you hit your knees constantly ON ROCK, the tables are better.

Not much to do or see in there so we usually only have 1 or 2 and get the growler and go. Recommend if you live close by, if not its not really worth traveling 100's of miles to get to YET....
They talking about a few casks soon, so who knows.

Enjoy. I always go wearing my black BA beer geek shirt so If you see me say hello.

Current prices: Unless prices have changed it was $3.50 for the small beers (12 to 14oz), and $5.50 (22oz)for the large beers.

some of the pints are 5 dollars as they are for some charity thing. (2,864 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Gcproject
5/5  rDev +23.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jacksonville's original and best micro brewery .. Great place .. Vibe.. And beer. Family owned and operated to perfection (121 characters)

Photo of will_eye_e
4.2/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Hop_God
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Good spot to get fresh local draft beer and hang out. (53 characters)

Photo of spginjax
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Friendly and fun place to drink beer. First timers get a free tasting flight. Also the free tours on Saturday are informative if you want to learn more about beer. The tasting room is on the small side, but has a bar and tables with board games you can play. You can also sit outside or in a large area that is covered. We went before the food truck was serving, but I have heard it is good. Often have live music on the weekends. Liked the Mad Manatee IPA and Duke's Ale the best. (488 characters)

Photo of pugsley
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Always nice people, great cookout food, board games. I'm not into the bicycle crowd but I recommend stopping by for some good old school beers. Manatee is the way to go! (169 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Drwpiersonindy
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Mangbus
4/5  rDev -1%

Got a private tour of the brewery the last time I went. They have a great setup. The staff is very helpful and their prices are very reasonable. The selection is not as robust as other breweries that I have visited but the quality is great. They need a stout or porter on tap! (280 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of JulioH
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I didn't really feel this brewery. The beers were too wheaty to my palate, and I felt that I was drinking a six pack from the supermarket. Not very different than the norm, very conservative and without any bold flavors.

The only beer that I liked a bit was their red, which coincidentally is their most popular one. Other than that, everything is bland. Maybe this is the alternative to it all. Maybe this is the little sister/brother brewery. I don't know, I wasn't crazy about it. (484 characters)

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Bold City Brewery in Jacksonville, FL
90 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.