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Bold City Brewery

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34 Beers
636 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.08
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

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 by cbak999:
Photo of cbak999
4.64/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I've been going to Bold City for just about 2 years now...since they open. As a matter of fact, I was there for the invitation-only pre-opening party. Finally!!! A real brewery in Jacksonville. My hats off to the Miller's for stepping out and accomplishing this feat - and not only accomplishing it, but knocking it out of the park. I've taken so many friends there and everyone loves it! The ambiance of the tasting room is quaint and cozy...and if we were in FL, you expect a fireplace in the corner. They've done a great job to make you forget you are sitting in the corner of a warehouse. Brian and Susan are amazing people and great to sit and talk to about beer! Tours are available on Saturday's officially, but if you get to talking to them, they will show you around anytime! The beers that Brian and Cody turn out are awesome! Great ingredients and fresh. A larger brewhouse is going in now so they will be able to keep up with the demand - brewing 6 days a week, and still not keeping up, is a good problem to have and is a sign of just how good this beer is. Cheers to the Millers! Keep up the good work!!!

More User Reviews:
Photo of spginjax
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of pugsley
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Drwpiersonindy
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Mangbus
4/5  rDev -2%

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!

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of JulioH
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bonbright7
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Recently, I attended a function at the Bold City Brewery with friends and found it to be mildly uncomfortable with excessive heat and no fans to be in for a long time. I was grateful to find its tap room and its welcoming spirit to be a good vacation from the main body of the venue.

The air-conditioned tap room featured the Bold City line up (only) and there were a few beers not on the regular menu that piqued my interest in trying everything they had to serve. While the Bold City beers were very accessible, I found the standouts of the Duke's Brown and the Killer Whale Cream Ale were pretty much the same ones I could reach for in any local bar to Jacksonville and
St. Augustine. The rest of the beers I sampled tasted as if they were mild impressions of what the brewmaster really wanted to accomplish.

I hope to return in the future to see other events and more of this brewery's work.

Photo of BeerEngineer
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Bold City Brewery holds a very special place in my heart because it was the first microbrewery that I regularly went to when I was living in Jacksonville, FL. They are located in an industrial area with a lot of warehouses around it. Not exactly the best part of town either, thankfully by the time that I started to go there they were popular enough to draw a crowd, making it feel like it wasn't in one of the worst parts of Jacksonville.

The brewery is in the warehouse and they did something that I really appreciated, they made a classy tasting room. They basically built a small room inside of the warehouse and turned it into the tasting room. They put up wood panelling and made it feel really nice!

They have a good assortment of beers and when I was there, they would always have something different either on keg or cask that would come out on the weekends. The food there at that time was buy a company called "Jolly Man". It was a pretty good food truck, not sure if it's still the same company running the food there.

The folks who run this place are all down to earth and are very nice. It's a family owned and operated place, something that is a nice touch in the world of corporate breweries that we live in.

I haven't been back there in about 3 years or so, I'm hoping that they are still doing well and will make sure to stop by when I am next in Jacksonville!

Photo of ShaunNewman
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

You have to give Brian and Susan a ton of credit for opening a brewery in Jacksonville. With out Bold City who knows how long it would be until the current lineup of craft breweries in Jax would have formed.

Bold City is more of the package brewery than a brewpub. Not many seasonals beers or specials. The beers they do make well and you know what you are getting yourself into. I have a few of my favorites but ill leave those reviews in the beer section.

The food isn't really a part of BC but it's a solid selection of BBQ and grilled items.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Bold City is a good place to grab a beer with a decent selection. I admit I have perhaps only been here 7-8 times, I will say I do not notice many seasonals or new beers showing up. That being said, I have a few favorites that I enjoy including the 1901 Ale which is probably my favorite. I tried the food once and it was very good. The air-conditioned / heated portion is very small but with the right weather, it is enjoyable. I look forward to returning many times in the future. The service is usually very good and the staff seem to be personable.

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Bold City Brewery in Jacksonville, FL
91 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.