Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
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Reviews by EagleTalon:
4.58/5 rDev +19%
The River Market District is an attempt at creating a tourist and nightlife area in what used to be an abandoned warehouse district in downtown Little Rock. Three brewpubs opened and FAILED in the restaurant space now occupied by Bosco's. I won't go into their history because it's pretty pathetic. Anyway, the Bosco's Brewpub group in Tennessee bought the place and built it into something that appears to be much better than it's previous occupants and has recieved much praise from the locals. It was voted Best New Restaurant by readers of the local weekly paper. It has the feel of a typical brewpub but it has two excellent points: The cask conditioned ales and the fine menu of American and Italian food, notably their stone oven pizzas and calzones. The beers are all well made and have no flaws. You are sure to find one beer you like there. No commercial macro crap on tap, either. Thay are serious about good beer. It has to be a fancier place than Vino's because of it's proximity to convention, hotel, entertainment and tourist venues. Thus, it's, decor, location and cuisine is more expensive, but you get value for the money. The food and beer is excellent. I had the best service from a brewpub EVER when I visited in November 2003. They demand customer input, Their "Beer Police" program and the Homebrewer's discounts are much appreciated. They support homebrewing. They are hosting the AHA Big Brew for the local club on May 1. How many brewpubs are willing to do THAT?! I enthusiastically recommend Bosco's Little Rock.
04-17-2004 18:12:35 | More by EagleTalon
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District of Columbia
3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
Visited on a business trip with three others to have dinner.
Vibe – No beer vibe. A nice restaurant to which I would not hesitate to take my family. You can see the brew tanks, but the place does not play up its beerness. 3.5
Quality – No reason to believe that quality would be poor. Did not serve in proper glassware. 4
Service – Average restaurant service. The waitress did not have a good command of the beers and their tastes. 3.5
Selection – Poor selection. Just their in-house beers and then not a wide variety. I would rate the two beers I had, the Bombay IPA and the Equinox as 3.5 to 3.75. 3.5
Food – Average quality. Had the fried green tomatoes, a house salad and the NY strip with mash potatoes. Nothing special. The steak was cooked to my request, but lower quality. 3.5
Price – $$
05-21-2014 18:53:44 | More by Sludgeman
2.7/5 rDev -29.9%
They brew their own beer. Delivered a room temp beer. Asked if they had cold beer, was told no, they brew and keg their beer and keep it at room temp. Was told i could get a cold glass and that was it. Asked if i could buy a glass, they would not sell me a new one, only used ones that came from behind the bar.
03-11-2014 06:00:30 | More by AlaskanYoung
4.05/5 rDev +5.2%
I love this place. My Mother in Law lives just North of Little Rock and my Wife and I stop here on our way to visit every time we come through (we live in Texas). The beer is delicious, and still has that "home brew" flavor to it. There is a wide veriety of flavors of beer for the Stout Drinker to the Lager Drinker. The food (Italian Style) is very good and has a home cooed style to it.
06-25-2013 11:57:01 | More by BWE
2.86/5 rDev -25.7%
Ok , my second visit to this location to try their beer again. I didnt enjoy it the first trip about 2 years ago so I thought what the hell I will try it again.
Ordered a 3oz sample of everything they had on tap , and I can honestly say that I didnt enjoy one of them. Same as last visit , each beer had the same aftertaste to me , I could tell the porter was a porter and the ale was an ale , but the end of every beer had the same aftetaste. I gave it a try and it just didnt happen
My wife had a mixed drink that wasnt bad ,it was 10 bucks and nothing special or large , so we will not be going back
12-03-2012 16:42:08 | More by ubenumber2
4.13/5 rDev +7.3%
Hitting the Arkansauce, post party for a wedding we didn’t attend months before 2 time zones from here. So this is the south. I think, no, I know I need to drink this away some, and Little Rock is surprisingly civilized, you know, things, places. Cool little strip of happening on the river, just a stupid shorty walk from the hotel...
On entering, you’re greeted by the bar, a long rectangular wood job of wiiide plank plank and a tile boxed foot rest. Seating for 2 dozen running ¾ of the way around, the rest lost to the service side of things. Box overhang tracing above the bar, windowed mostly with booze and glassware behind some meshing and house made GABF signage in between. TV’s along the inside so you can see them if you’re sitting barside. Brass U shaped bar towers of 8 affixed upside down from the underside of the overhang at each end (haven’t seen that one before), sporting shorty colored pilsner glass tap handles of different hues. And a single hand pump along the bar midway, dead today (Apparently, they only deal it on Fridays after 6:30, that which now isn’t). Splotchy beige walls and phat pillars. Green rounded top shutters to nowhere running the walls, with framed ribbons & awards, and brewery prints alternating in between. Wall mounted extension lamps over the wall hugging the seating, and baby spots over the bar. Wood slat floors, except around the bar where it’s all tiled up.
6 hightops adjacent to the bar (one of which we occupied) and another 5 shortys further down the wall across from the center pizza oven and hooked bar space seating just a few there. To the rear, a banquet room for 2 dozen. Around the other side seating side, 2 dozen booths (along the sides & rear) and tables (inside along the brewroom). And out back, a dozen and a half black metal mesh type tables, with views of the river between this bridge and that bridge.
8 beers on tap, the sampler providing it all in 3 oz glasses, priced at a whopping $1 each. 4 full timers (Boscos Famous Flaming Stone Beer, their steinbier, easy drinking, nice sweet caramel hints; Bombay IPA, Centennial & Cascade, more bitter than floral or fruity, not bad; Downtown Brown, English style, but roasty, nutty & sweet; Isle of Skye Scottish Ale, good maltiness without the band-aid), and 4 seasonals (Hook Slide Ale, a light Cream Ale as it is, nothing going on, less than that, actually; American Style Wheat, straw colored light fruitiness, light everything; Irish Red Ale, caramel sweet maltiness, well done; London Porter, chocolate malt, good roastiness, quite quaffable, a bit thin but tasty). Downtown Brown, Isle of Skye Scottish Ale, Irish Red Ale & London Porter were the best of ‘em.
There will be dinner. Started with the smoked duck spring rolls. Duck + scallions = love (simple math), with a spicy Szechwan chile sauce, and then the seared tuna salad with Soy mustard dressing & sesame ginger vinaigrette on the mesclun greens and bitty diced red peppers. It packed enough pickled ginger to annoy me having to shovel it into one corner with the wasabi gumballs, but it was excellent. Doled out the fresh pepper mill and all was well with the world. She had the side salad, which was good (although she wished there were more tomatoes), and then a veggie Boca burger of adequate predictability. Got shooken down an extra $1 for kickass garlic parmesan fries but they were well worth it.
Food was real damn good, and the beers weren’t too bad, actually, they were better than that, overall. Our server Holly is a young kid; peppy & happy. She did a pretty good job at describing the beer styles best she learnt, and was attentive but not overbearing. She may stay. The place is dead, but it is the day of some music fest below, after all (start early, end early). Suddenly, a mad rush of high schoolers dressed to the nines, dozens of them in tuxes and gowns (‘cause I’d want to spend prom night at a place I can be sure I‘m not getting served). Suddenly, I’m feeling a bit underdressed, but I’ve got beer, so I win. Chain brewpub a stone’s throw from a chain beer bar, such is the scene; Little Rock.
11-11-2011 04:51:02 | More by slander
Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. in Little Rock, AR
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.