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Jackalope Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Jackalope Brewing CompanyJackalope Brewing Company
Based on:
19 Beers
388 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 10
Visits: 37
Avg: 3.79
pDev: n/a
Taps: 4
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

701 8th Ave S
Nashville, Tennessee, 37203-4104
United States
phone: (615) 837-4313

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @jackalopebrew

Place added by: sommersb on 05-11-2011

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Reviews: 10 | Visits: 37
Photo of NickyPogs
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

One of the best things about this brewery was that each of the tables had a different quotation engraved into it. I thought that was an interesting touch. I also liked the different art work they had hanging on the walls. Very interesting pictures and portraits that stood out.

Unfortunately, the beer itself didn't really stand out. The best thing I had on draft was their Direwolf IPA, best hop profile, and overall most interesting beer. They had a barrel aged brown ale that was just dominated by the barrel and not blended very well in my opinion.

I did like the quaintness of the place and the fact that they had a stage and live music. I did enjoy my visit there.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Small narrow tap room with counter service. Kinda brightly lit with a lot of natural light. A bluegrass band was playing in the front corner, which was nice. Servers were cool and talkative, knew the beers. Beers were solid. Six taps available, mostly stuff I'd seen in cans or at other bars around town, but nice to be able to try them on tap at the tap room. Easy to find, walkable from The Gulch.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

I stopped in to Jackalope on a late Friday afternoon to find a good after-work crowd forming. There was even a line out the door. Fortunately it went pretty fast, and then once the initial surge had subsided it was fairly easy to get another beer.

It's got a very relaxed, easy going vibe, and it seems that the outside area is really the place to be to just chill with friends and enjoy a few good beers. Inside there's a kind of industrial-chic / vintage look with a dark grey stained concrete floor, reclaimed wood, industrial stools and Edison bulbs. Some interesting art on the walls give it flourishes of color and culture.

The crowd was quite diverse, at least in age, and seemed like a blend of locals, transplants, and tourists. There's also a coffee shop attached, Zolli Koffee, and I was surprised to find some of their customers blending with the beer crowd.

There's no food, but the beers are good and they keep more on tap than just their 4 regulars. I enjoyed their "7 Cities Pils" and my wife had a "hefeweizen" and it's fruited sister, the strawberry-raspberry "Lovebird".

It's not hard to find their beers on tap at other locations throughout town but if you've got the time I'd suggest a visit. Additionally, it's not far from Yazoo Brewing, Peg Leg Porker BBQ, and Tennessee Brew Works.

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Photo of bigkingken
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2

The second brewpub we visited on our brief Nashville brewpub crawl was Jackalope Brewing Company, conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from our first stop at Yazoo. I wasn’t expecting much, but the place turned out to be quite solid.

First and foremost, I love the logo. The design is brilliant, and the decorations throughout the pub are delightfully odd, playing off the jackalope theme. Some of the pieces I wanted to take home. A taxidermied rabbit with antlers sticking out of its head? Yes please. The tables were cozy, the atmosphere was relaxed, and the coffee shop next door shared space, grub and libations.

The beer was also solid. They had five beers on tap when I visited, and we took a sampler of four, ignoring the fruited wheat beer seasonal selection for obvious reasons. While none of the offerings were all that unique – a pale, red rye, maple brown and IPA – they were all very well crafted and quite tasty.

Together with the decorations, the vibe and the friendly bartenders, this is a must-stop while in Nashville.

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Photo of Svyturys30
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I think that this young brewery has a lot of potential. The beer selection isn't that vast because they have only been around for about 6 years or so. It helps when you have a bigger brewery like Yazoo literally just a block down the street. Jackalope Brewing Company has bought a lot of Yazoo's equipment second hand because Yazoo has outgrown it and it Jackalope has been expanding pretty rapidly as well. They had about 12-18 different beers to choose from. They definitely have a unique style in Nashville and fill a niche. The brewery tour was pretty cool as the owner of the brewery had a lot to share. She really knows her beer. The only beer that is available to buy for carryout is Thunder Ann. I would recommend that you try it if you like a pseudo-hoppy ale. I can't wait for them to grow and start offering more beers for carry out/distributing. They will be a brewery to look out for down the road.



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Photo of Scrip
4/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Love the atmosphere here. If you're looking for a sports bar...go somewhere else. However, if you and some friends are looking for a place to drink fresh, craft beer, possibly hear a live band or want to play Jenga, Checkers, Risk, Monopoly etc ....this is the place. Bearwalker is one of my all time favorites. My only complaint is that they do not bottle yet.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

First trip time in Nashville. Small beer scene with some good offerings. Jackalope seemed to sit low on the radar compared to older breweries in the region. However their vibe, and general quality make for a fun visit and good brews.

Small operation, laid back, fringe and friendly attitude that was very pleasant. About seven offerings in the tasting room. 4 regular brews, plus 3 specials? Nothing earth-shattering but all felt rather tasty with a pretty nice terroir throughout. If I had to highlight any... The Black IPA was pretty tasty (Spruce Beerstein?) , and caught my attention far more than the harvest ale. The Gose (Casper?) was also playfully nice.

Good hideout close to downtown. I should be back if I return to Nashville.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

This is a cool place, just a block away from Yazoo. Atmosphere is great and really laid back. There is a coffee shop attached to brewery and they share a dining area. They also had live music, keeping in line with the Nashville theme.

Selection wasn't the best as only two beers were on tap. Apparently it was their anniversary party the day before and it ran them almost dry, which was disappointing. The two beers I had were both very good (pale ale and brown ale).

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Photo of BlueMoon10
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Came to this brewery while in Nashville for a bachelor party. We hung out in the area for a while and also went to Yazoo Brewing Co. Jackalope was a neat place but only had three beers. Several of us got a sampler and we tried them before the tour. The tour was $7 and you got to keep the pint glass. They have a Red Rye Ale, a Maple Brown, and a American Pale Ale. The Maple Brown was my favorite. The owners did the tour and were a lot of fun.

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Photo of Lukafer
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Heard about this place last minute while I was in Nashville so I thought I'd check it out. I had no problem finding parking on a Saturday around 5, went right in and got a sampler, which is four probably 6 ounce pours for $8. They have a small bar where you can sit or you can order and go to one of the tables set up in the front room, which is what I did. The place is kind of small so I'd imagine it can get packed at times. Staff seemed friendly, beers were decent, not great, not bad just kind of entry level. Overall, a pretty enjoyable experience.

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Jackalope Brewing Company in Nashville, TN
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.