Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 579
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by mynie:
3.38/5 rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
The bar bears an uncanny resemblance to Fratello's in Oshgosh, Wisconsin. I realize that maybe that's a stupid observation to begin a review with, but, man, it was freaky. Is there, like, a catalogue from which you can buy prefab brewpubs, like a commercial version of tract housing?
So, anyhow, the insides were upscale looking. Gold track lighting, black and chrome interiors, and comfy bar stools because fancy people got fancy asses and they deserve better than plain old wood. The bar was faux marble, and the waitstaff wore black shirts. It was pretty in a very material and superficial way. Which isn't to say the people there weren't friendly--they were--it's just the atmosphere projected a little bit of stuffiness that's really not my thing. This is a great, welcoming bar for business people.
The beer selection was boilerplate: APA, IPA, porter, and a session for the ladies. The beers were a notch above average for a regularly esteemed brewpub: there was no nodes of offness, no homebrew tang, no mindless or excessive hopping.
Food was tasty pub fare. Staff knew a little bit about every beer on tap. Really, everything was pretty good but nothing was exceptional.
05-10-2011 15:30:44 | More by mynie
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3.33/5 rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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.
10-23-2013 18:40:32 | More by Jackofallbrews
3.45/5 rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75 | $
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.
10-21-2013 11:17:44 | More by Reagan1984
3.36/5 rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 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.
05-24-2013 00:58:10 | More by sholland119
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery in Nashville, TN
88 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.