Big River Grille & Brewing Works
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Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 152
Beer Avg: 3.45
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by rajendra82:
3.23/5 rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
This is a brewpub located within a block of the Tennessee Aquarium. I did not see any brewing equipment displayed in sight, so I am not certain if they brew on the premises. The overall look is that of a converted brick warehouse (which I am quite sure it is), with tall metal ceilings and brick facade. The premises look well kempt and clean with two tap areas, a main restaurant area, and some pool tables. The atmosphere was very friendly for families with kids.
The selection of beers was underwhelming with six year around choices (Light Lager, Vienna Style Lager, Brown Ale, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, and Stout) and a seasonal (which currently was Irish Red). You can't get much more boring than that. In addition all brews were quite watery with the light lager at 3% ABV being the weakest, and the IPA at 4.75% ABV being the strongest.
The food we ordered was a bit slow to be delivered, but the taste of the chicken flautas I ordered and the chicken salad sandwich that my wife ordered was quite good. The French fries that came with our sons chicken tendered were just perfect.
If they got a bit more adventurous in the styles and strength of their beers, Id recommend this place wholeheartedly to anyone. Right now its worth a visit if going to Chattanooga, but not much more than that.
04-07-2004 22:09:05 | More by rajendra82
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$
Went to the one in Nashville
Food is basic nothing to rave about and the same goes with the beer. I had a burger with sweet potato fries and my women had shrimp pasta which was very good. We did the beer flight and brews were simple and basic. I do not think i would go back unless it was for a work party. It was very crowded and service was outstanding for how packed it was.
08-28-2013 13:34:01 | More by NewGlarusFan
3.55/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped by here to meet up with some friends while at a conference. Not bad by any stretch, but certainly not an "OMG I need to get back here" moment.
Atmosphere: About what I've come to expect from restaurants that have the brew pub identity (whether or not they actually brew on premises is always a matter of debate); nice, big and open dining areas with plenty of booths, separate bar areas on both ends of the building, one complete with pool tables.
Quality: Not bad, the beer was "so-so" and nothing too mind blowing (I managed to get the IPA and Scotch Ale while in town), but the food was pretty solid.
Service: I enjoyed the waitress -- she was really cool and found time to joke around with us and make recommendations on the food. She knew the menu very well and worked to be sure people were taken care of.
Food: As mentioned, it was quite solid -- I had the jambalaya and was pleased.
Value: Definitely a bit pricey -- I only had one beer and dinner and my tab was about $22... Like I said, not an "OMG I need to get back here" moment.
02-20-2012 22:37:48 | More by bamadog
Big River Grille & Brewing Works in Chattanooga, TN
86 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.