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35 Beers
606 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

2783 Broad Ave
Memphis, Tennessee, 38112-2834
United States
phone: (901) 888-7000

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Place added by: memphischas on 09-09-2013

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Photo of schnjac
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Jamco_76
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I've only visited a handful of breweries/tap rooms, but Wiseacre is near the top for me. Friendly staff, great beer selection, and a food truck outside. I visited for the release of their barrel aged stout Astronaut Status and really enjoyed the atmosphere and company of complete strangers. Best of all, it's only an hour away from my house. These guys are doing it right. Stop by if you're traveling through Memphis, you won't regret it!

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3.71/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of dookstout
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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3/5  rDev -32.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of jdmckinnon
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Very nice taproom with a good variety of brews both on tap to go. Their offerings rotate regularly so there little chance to get bored. It's in a small industrial area off a street that mainly has retail shops but it's got a great vibe and is good for people watching.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Elicoleman
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of PhishNoC
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Great atmosphere and they know how to brew beer too. Always a great selection of their creations on the board.

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4.6/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of jcavend1
3.99/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Went here last Saturday. The building is deceiving on the exterior. It is a black warehouse facility 50 feet from the railroad tracks. Entrance is in the back. There is a nice deck out back and they had a food truck the day we went. The interior is really nice. Not what I expected from the exterior. Lots of stainless steel and unfinished wood. The bar is long and there is alot to offer. The day we went they had 10 beers on tap. The bar offers tasters, pints and growlers. All of the beers were average except for the Avast! Pirate Porter. This beer is different than anything that I have had before....it has allspice and orange peel in it. The 4 IPAs on tap were good but not great. They were bitter but left something to be desired in flavor and aroma. The best was the session IPA. Overall a great place to go and have a few beers. In the growing craft brewery market, you have to differentiate yourself and this is where they fall down. Hopefully they will improve their beers as they brew more.

Photo of bditty187
4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Going into my trip to Memphis this was the only beer place I HAD to stop at, based on reviews here on BA & yelp. Glad we did. Got there right at 4pm when they open. They had a food truck outside and they have a shithole for a parking lot. Pave the sumbitch!

Cool, chill décor insight, the brewery is visible. I like they spin vinyl. We ordered a sample of every beer and the bartender “put them in order” for us. He didn’t but since my wife and I know beer were rearranged them appropriately. Having them out of order for a beer newbie is not good. Come on man!

As for the beer, all but the saison were at least a solid B. The bitter, spiced porter & hoppy red were solid As. No issues with the beers, a very good brewery.

Tip: no cash

I really enjoyed my stay at Wiseacre. I would totally re-visit and kind of wish I had more time in Memphis on my stay to go again.

A must visit for any BA.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of harperman69
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

First off, this is a cash free zone, bring your credit/debit card. Second, this place has been packed every single time I've been, I really wish they would open more days to maybe alleviate the problem.

The head brewer is a super cool dude, and the staff was helps fairly well, I knocked off a little on that score because they lost my CC for about 20 minutes and that was frustrating. They have a food truck outside, but I usually eat in the area (Boscos or Central BBQ).

As far as the beer goes, I really think this is a top notch brewery and possibly the best one in TN. Everything I have tried has exceeded my expectations. They have a nice rotation going on so there is always something new to try everytime I go, which is about once a month as I live 2 hours away. It's nice to have a TN brewery that always has some high gravity beers available. Good luck to these guys, hope they continue what they have started.

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4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

What a great addition to the growing Memphis beer scene.

With a beautifully crafted reclaimed-wood tasting room, a private party room, and a back deck, you and your friends can enjoy full pints or tasters in the way that best suits your needs for privacy or inclusion.

Solidly constructed beers, some of which are canned or bottled and sold regionally, cover the range of standard ABV and high gravity you'd expect from a microbrewery, but with some additional unique barrel aged beers promised for future release.

Saturdays and beer release days can get pretty packed, but overflow onto the back deck helps relieve some of the pressure.

The bar is a CARD ONLY facility which is incapable of accepting cash and uses two iPads for quick cash out and tipping. A food truck seems to always be on site, previously serving seafood/Po Boys and more recently switching over to a local BBQ truck... when in Memphis, right?

Overall a very comfortable, fun location with solid beer choices and a lively crowd. So glad to work 1/2 mile from here.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Iwilder
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Nice to finally have a tap room in Memphis. Now I'm just waiting on Memphis Made to open one also. I've been to the brewery twice so far. Once in the fall and just this weekend for the tapping of Snowbeard Barleywine. Great set up and atmosphere. Was a little noisy for the tapping as they had Karaoke set up. Not sure if that is a regular event. There are food trucks outside. I have seen organic sausages and a shrimp poboy truck on the two times I have been. Would definitely recommend for someone trying to enjoy some of Memphis' lackluster craft brew scene.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of memphischas
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Wiseacre Brewing in Memphis, TN
97 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.