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12 South Taproom and Grill

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12 South Taproom and Grill12 South Taproom and Grill

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: n/a
Taps: 30
Bottles: 75
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2318 12th Ave S
Nashville, Tennessee, 37204-2429
United States
phone: (615) 463-7552

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @12southtaproom

Place added by: FLBeerGuy on 10-20-2009

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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by mecmd:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Photo of Dreizhen
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of IPAchris
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of pioneer13
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Found this place through Beer Advocate. On an 82 degree day in the early spring the patio was jammed and would have been worth the wait if we weren't famished. Sat inside where the vibe is really cool. As was mentioned, lots of beer signs and concert posters on the walls. Ordered a Duck Rabbit Milk Stout and it didn't disappoint. Ordered up the smoked chicken nachos as an app and these were incredible too. Draft menu was good and had some variety but lots of stuff that I can get all over the country. Only a few regional selections but maybe thats just how it is. Loved the smoked chicken so much I got the smoked chicken tacos and a few more Milk Stouts. Our server, Haley, didn't seem all that interested in us and actually appeared rude at times. I get the hipster attitude but she played it on a little thick and that was the only thing taking away from the experience. Also, the tall dude who brought our first round to the table could handle a retake of friendliness 101 class. Next time in Nashville, I will try to return and hope for a smile or two and some kind words from my server.

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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Jodi215
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sholland119
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Best bar/restaurant we found in Nashville. The bar is located a couple of miles from downtown in the 12 South neighborhood. Not sure what goes on there but the bars and restaurants sure were packed on a Happy Hour Monday. Dining room has a bit of an overly bright cafeteria feel at this time of day.

We got two stools at the bar and with quick friendly service had a beer in hand right away. A couple dozen taps or so, almost all craft with a nice selection of local and regional brews.

Food was a big hit. Really good quesadilla was my highlight along with a tasty pita dip. Food was well paced and delivered quickly.

All in all a very enjoyable experience. Wish it was closer to downtown but I am sure the regulars don't.


Photo of CSQ1111
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

After much research and talking with fellow BA's and friends alike, I decided this was the place for lunch during a brief getaway for my wife and I in Nashville.

We arrived just after 1:00 p.m. on a Saturday and were pleasantly greeted with a quick "Sit Wherever You Like" as one of the waitstaff busily hurried along.

There were no seats at the bar, but we were able to find a nice little table just outside the kitchen.

At first, I was a little disappointed in the tap list, but I did find several interesting items that I had not had before. Local brews were represented by Yazoo, Jack-a-Lope, Blackstone's and Jubilee and regional offerings were also fairly well represented.

I started with a Good People IPA, which paired extremely well with my Habo-Dilla special.

The Habo-Dilla is 12 South's version of a quesadilla featuring smoked chicken, goat cheese, mushroom, onions, and their house made habanero bbq sauce. My mouth is watering as I type and re-live this awesome dish. Yes, folks...it's that good.

My less adventurous wife tried the Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken and was also very pleased with her selection.

I finished off with a Lagunitas Cappucino Stout which was just what the doctor ordered before I was dragged off to the Green Hills Mall for the remainder of the afternoon.

The beers were served in the proper glassware and at the proper temperature for maximum enjoyment.

Service was excellent. It was a Saturday afternoon and fairly busy. But our server, Jason, took the time to not only tell us about the beer and food offerings, but also gave us some great local places to check out, including a vintage record store and Katy K's Ranch Dressing.

The 12 South Neighborhood has a lot of cool things going on, so I highly recommend you not only check out 12 South Taproom, but some of the other local color while in the area.

We will be making a stop at 12 South a regular thing whenever we visit Nashville in the future.

Photo of mhagler
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The greatest beer bar in Nashville to try out a plethora of brews. From special release cask beers, to local breweries, 12 South Taproom will have it. Also, this is a great place to watch the World Cup for those soccer fans out there. There are only a few other places in town that have as large of a selection, but they allow smoking which is always a turn off for me and my friends. Try to sit at the bar if possible, you never know when there may be a sampling of a special beer floating around. And with a great patio and no fried food, this is a primo destination in the summer.

Photo of Kelly88
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Wow what a great place. Traveling from Cincinnati to Nashville and found this great place On BA.

Everywhere in Nashville seems to be hippy hipsters and this place is no differentent. Lots of skinny jeans and owl rim glasses. Super laid back with nice decorating with retro concert posters, beer labels, and brewery swag. Cool bar with folk art stools.

The quality of beer is killer and is the best thing about this place. Also the food leaves a little to be desired

Service is great , our waiter was always asking if we needed something. Food and drinks arrived within 5 or 10 minutes. Also quick to offer an out of Towner suggestions of what to try from the local Nashville beer scene

Selection is really freaking great. While I was there I bad victory Yakima glory, fort Collins brewing incredible hop, and brooklyn brewery's special release mary's maple porter. Lots of other great brews that I wish I could have tried.

Food really was a dissapoitment. I got the pulled pork tacos and they were dry and the tortillas were dry and thick. My girlfriend got the jalepeno patty melt which she said was too sloppy. This place had lots of options so sine may actually be good but ours were not too good

12 south is a great value. Great, tasty, limited craft draft beers for only 5-7 dollars. Food is well priced but under tasty. Overall got. Beer bar a great value.
Such a unique fun atmosphere with great beers cancels out the below average food

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12 South Taproom and Grill in Nashville, TN
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