12 South Taproom and Grill
Taps: 30 / Bottles: 75
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by StoneTSR:
4.4/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is dynamite.
Live funky blues music, great Mexican food, about 100 beers I cannot get back home in Chicago and a very knowledgeable bartender all combined to make the 12 South Taproom a great place. I have to believe that this is one of the best beer bars in Nashville, and in fact, a sign on the wall that reads "Probably the best bar in Nashville" seems to agree with me.
For what was otherwise a slow, cold and snowy Thursday night in Nashville, the Taproom was full, not crowded, but tables were tough to come by and my girlfriend and I had to wait ten minutes or so in order to snag two seats at the bar.
The tap selection was excellent, not every slot was being utilized, but it looked as though there were roughly 25 or so with a seven-foot tall, three-door, glass cooler behind the bar that housed a very large bottle selection.
Our bartender (I believe his name was Sweeney) knew his stuff and treated us like regulars even though we had never set foot in the place before.
As for the selection, I was very happy to find a nice mix of some Southeastern U.S. beers like Sweetwater 420, Highland Gaelic Ale and most of the main Yazoo line-up on tap. I was even more thrilled to find Oskar Blues on tap and in the can. Had my first Gordon Blues (yep, not G'Knight yet) and just my second Gubna ever. Other offerings included beers from Avery, Left Hand, Schlafly and Stoudt.
The food was solid. We had a very good steak burrito, some spicy and delicious green beans and the herbed chicken wings, which were a nice and unique offering in that department. It was tasty.
My hope is that I can get back to the 12 South Taproom before we leave Sunday evening, at least one more time. It was a pleasant experience and a lot of fun.
02-11-2011 19:38:24 | More by StoneTSR
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
We had lunch here while visiting Nashville. This place is in a cute little neighborhood that reminded us a lot of places we've been to in Portland, OR. Small with a large patio, decor is rustic with stickers on walls and weird art posters. Comfortable and casual. Service was friendly but reserved. Seat yourself. I had the BLT and it was really good. Others had the pulled pork burrito which was great and the Pork Bon Mei sandwich which was ok. Veggies weren't pickled. Beer selection was a strong 3.5 but could use some improvment. Value was very reasonable. I liked this place and would return.
06-27-2014 20:32:07 | More by Jodi215
12 South Taproom and Grill in Nashville, TN
92 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.