Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill
Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 87
Beer Avg: 3.45
Taps: 7 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Deuane:
4/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Located in a brand spanking new, upscale, shopping center on the outskirts of downtown Blacksburg.
We arrived rather late and the main entrance was closed so we had to enter around the side into the bar area. The bar is a LONG, curving L-shape and looks very nice. Plenty of TV's for the VA Tech games! A nice pool tables area sits off to the side. The large dining area was closed during our visit but looked very nice also.
Eight beers on tap during our visit. We sampled a few and had a couple of pints. Nothing blew me away but overall the beers were good. Our bartender was attentive, pleasant and serviceable on this busy evening.
No food tonight as we had eaten earlier but I will keep it in mind as the menu looked interesting.
An upscale and surprisingly decent brewpub. I certainly want to visit again when I am in the area and have time to do so. I am sure this place is a positive addition to the Blacksburg craft beer scene.
12-04-2009 09:12:21 | More by Deuane
More User Reviews:
3.56/5 rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | $$
A pretty easy-going, family-friendly, lunch-break-beer, place here. Not quite my kind of hang out, so I didn't care for the bar atmosphere too much: somewhere between family restaurant and sportsbar, with a quite large bar, lots of seating, and plenty of TVs. However, the outside area was nice and simple, not to mention dog-friendly, and as we were travelling with the little poopers, we parked ourselves at an outside table.
Beer selection was average, and the quality of the beer itself was rather timid and basic, but for the kind of place, you can't really ask for more. So it ends up coming off like a Rock Bottom or Gordon Biersch, basically...though perhaps not quite as good as the former, and not quite as bad as the latter. We were only stopping briefly, so we went with the sampler flight, and did not try any food, though the menu seemed decent, stocked with mainly comfort foods. Prices were good all around.
Service was fine, quick, accommodating, and simple as the beers were, the girls knew how to explain them to the customers.
Considering there's not much else in the area, I'm glad we could make a pit stop here, but I wouldn't exactly call it a beer destination.
06-19-2013 07:01:31 | More by Rifugium
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is the only brewpub in Blacksburg, a bit off of the main entertainment district. One of my go to places in the town for good eats and beer. The bar has lots of TVs for sports fans and lots of billiards tables, although some are taken up by leagues on some nights. The beer does leave some to be had, however, it is not terrible, and it is fairly consistent. The servers are really nice, although from time to time, they tend to focus on their regulars. The beer selection is awesome, lots of different styles to choose from, and a good seasonal. The food is awesome, they make a good steak and some good seafood, as well as awesome wings and other bar fare. Their prices may seem a little high, but it is well worth a stop at this place if you are in the neighborhood.
02-14-2013 03:21:43 | More by cyclonece09
1.65/5 rDev -57%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 1 | food: 2 | $$
Whoopie! Look at me! I’m a brewery and I used the German spelling of house in order to make myself seem cool! Hmmm…. what other cookie-cutter chain gimmicks can I use to get people to come eat and drink here? I know! All of them!
This place is more corporate than the corporate places I’ve been. I don’t think it’s owned by one of the big boys, but it sure seems like it. The décor and style of this place reminds me of a bad imitation of a Roadhouse, Outback, Hooligans or something else equally depressing found throughout Middle America. And yes, everything here is mediocre.
The food is certainly nothing to bring you back again and again. The “real southern barbecue” tasted like – well, nothing – until you put one of their barbecue sauces on it, which were about the only tasty things I found here. With my barbecue I ordered onion rings and baked beans. The onion rings may as well have been made in my onion out of a freezer bag. The baked beans were alright, but again, lacked any distinguishing characteristic.
Which is exactly how I felt about the beers. None of them tasted bad, per se, but none of them left any kind of impression on me whatsoever. Hopefully there are places around town to get some really good beer. The lineup was heavy on light lager or wheat beers to appeal to the masses, while the pales and IPAs were under-hopped and under-complex. The darks made up for this a bit. If I had to come back, I’d stick with the stout.
Service was quick and efficient at least, but still done by a college kid without much of a clue about beer. Oh well.
07-09-2012 19:09:03 | More by bigkingken
Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill in Blacksburg, VA
88 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.