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Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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Blackstone Restaurant & BreweryBlackstone Restaurant & Brewery
BA SCORE
88
very good

71 Ratings
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Active Beers: 23
Beer Ratings: 725
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1918 West End Ave
Nashville, Tennessee, 37203-2309
United States
phone: (615) 327-9969

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @blackstonebrew

Notes:
Cask offering every Friday at 12 South Taproom. No cask offerings at the brewpub.

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Reviews by BeerandBlues2:
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3.55/5  rDev -9.4%

The atmosphere is casual English style pub with a lounge area decorated like an old library where you can sit and contemplate your brews. The menu was reasonably priced and had a decent selection of pub style far. The staff was freindly and helpful, although not very attentive. I was able to buy one of their 10th anniverssary Belgian Tripel's while I was there. What a treat this was since only 250 were bottled on 12-31-2004 commemorating their milestone. This is a nice place to visit while in Nashville, though I recommend the food at Boscos and the brews at Yazzoo.

BeerandBlues2, May 26, 2005
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I went once on a Sunday night and was happy with it. It feels just like a restaurant, don't get the pub feel. The selection is pretty good, and I found some of their beers above average. It is in a great location, with Broadway Brewhouse just blocks away. I would recommend if you want good food and a decent beer selection.

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3.05/5  rDev -22.2%

Day two of my recent trip to Nashville saw us in a bind for what to eat for lunch. Why not try a fourth brewpub?

Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery is one of the few brewpubs in town that also has a kitchen popping out meals. I’ve heard of Blackstones before in other parts of the country, so I’m not sure if it’s a large chain or not. Given the level of décor, brewing expertise and food tastes, however, I would be willing to bet that it is.

I’d call Blackstone the Applebee’s of brewpubs, and that’s not a big compliment. The beer is safe. They have the requisite beers that have different colors and slightly different flavors. But there’s nothing there would scare even the hardiest Bud drinker away. The beers are like different shades of gray – pale comparisons to what their titular namesakes are capable of tasting like.

The food is basically the same. While my wife had a pretty decent steak and blue cheese salad – a monstrous one at that – I had an entirely forgettable buffalo burger. Nothing seemed fresh on the entire sandwich, and there wasn’t much flavor to speak of. And the meat to bread ratio was way off because of the giant bun. The side of sweet potato waffle fries was pretty decent, but again probably something that came in frozen from a Food Systems of America or Sysco truck.

I always think the main judgment of a dish is whether or not you’d order it again. Sometimes there’s a dish where it’s all you crave. Others it’s quite good, but you’d rather explore the menu more. And then there’s the category of never wanting to order it again.

I was on that last category for this burger, and it’d scare me off from the rest of the food too.

bigkingken, Jul 10, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -15.1%

They don't have much on the website, so I don't know much about the place, but I believe that homebrew author Dave Miller is involved somehow. Located in an old brick building, it is fairly unassuming from the outside. As we pulled up a whole busload of Japanese tourists was decamping. Upon entering from the bright southern sun outdoors, it is shockingly dark and almost cave-like. Brewing equipment lies to the left of the entrance, roped off. A bar is straight ahead, with restaurant seating scattered in a few different areas from there. This is a surprisingly large space, and even has what looks like an old library or den area past the bar. There is a large bottle collection up high along the walls of much of the brewpub space, but located almost too high to really see details of.

The beers ranged from a less-than-stellar Octoberfest to a pretty well balanced IPA and a smooth porter. We managed to share the crispy and fresh-made soft pretzels so soak up some of the beer. Overall the place reminded me of one of those late 80's or early 90's brewpubs that mostly went out of business back in the day.

Jackofallbrews, Oct 23, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -12%

Had dinner and a couple beers here. In the end, the food was better than the beer. APA tasted downright soapy and the others were fine. Not bad, and also not very special.

Typical Microbrew location that seemed to be more corporate in nature. To me, if you are in the area and are not into eating local food... go here. Do not go out of your way to visit this location.

Just didn't see a lot of unique character... Could have been a Bennigan's, Chili's or Ruby Tuesday's.

When I set out to write this, my intention wasn't to pan the place. Upon re-reading this, looks like I might have. But this is what I was thinking when I ponder my visit.

Reagan1984, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

kylehay2004, Oct 11, 2013
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3.36/5  rDev -14.3%

We had picked up a six pack of Adam Bomb at Craft Brewed early in the week and really enjoyed it. Thought we'd stop in and see what else the place had to offer. Uh, sadly the answer was not much.

The place has the feel of a clubby old steakhouse or Italian joint, rather dark and poorly lit. A u-shaped bar on the left of the entry holds about 15 patrons with a dining room on the right. The place has some potential with a makeover with the open space and high ceilings but for now, kind of meh.

Beer selection was rather disappointing too. Four house beers, two specials, a decent rich brown ale and a hoppy pale. Nothing really stood out.

Service was the highlight. The bartender was very nice, gave us the benefit of the American Craft Beer Week special pricing without us knowing about it.

Could be a worthwhile stop but, sadly, isn't.

HV

sholland119, May 24, 2013
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Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery in Nashville, TN
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.