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Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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

69 Ratings
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
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 LordAdmNelson:
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4.18/5  rDev +7.2%

Stopped by here while visiting Vanderbilt. I liked it a lot! Atmosphere is good, with nice decorations and a ton of beer bottles around the walls. I also liked being able to see the whole brewing set-up as I walked in the door. Service was friendly and fast, couldn't ask for much else, I guess. As far as beers go, the selection was fine, basically offering the six house brews that they had on tap. What I loved was the sampler--six 5-oz. glasses of all of their beers for $7.50. Good deal and fun to try. Food was very good, and price was definitely reasonable. I liked it for what it is, a bit of a better Granite City. The beer was definitely better than GC's, though the atmosphere is a bit similar (not a bad thing at all--just trying to compare it to something). Check it out!

LordAdmNelson, Feb 06, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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tngolfer, Aug 11, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

MOVERTON1284, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

psmith161, Aug 01, 2014
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vanbeer77, Jul 31, 2014
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NCleland19, Jul 26, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -21.8%

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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Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery in Nashville, TN
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.