Beyond The Edge

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Type: Bar, Eatery

112 S 11th St
Nashville, Tennessee, 37206-2937
United States

(615) 226-3343 | map

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Added by edchef1850 on 02-13-2006

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Beyond The Edge is just up the street from 3 Crow Bar, but it's an entirely different beast. Yes, they have a good beer selection, but it's also very much a sports bar, and beyond that an "island" bar (think Jimmy Buffet) that also does live music. The food is basic, mainly-fried bar food with wings, popcorn shrimp, quesadillas, pizzas, wraps, etc.

The beer: 25 taps including 5 or so from Yazoo, a couple of other locals (Little Harpeth, Jackalope), a handful of nationals (New Belgium, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Schlafly) and about 8 beers that I'd call mainstream (Blue Moon, Bud Light, Guinness, Miller Lite, Yuengling, Leinenkugel).

The one thing that they do have in common with 3 Crow Bar is smoking. There's a non-smoking area which is about half as smokey as the regular smoking area. Personally I can't enjoy a good beer when I'm enveloped in a cloud of smoke, but if that's your thing go right ahead!

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Crossing the Cumberland River and tucked away in the elclectic Five Points neighborhood is this beer bar. With the look and feel of an island shack, we felt like everyone in the place knew eachother except us. Norm would be proud.

After settling in for a Yazoo Hefeweizen, I caught a snapshot of the venue. The main room was cluttered with beer paraphenalia- kinda earthy and kinda bohemian, the rest of the motif is of worn woods and furniture/wood work that is on the boarderline of being unkept.

But the real draw is the beer. I next got a pint of New Belgium's Fat Tire, mostly because of the hype that this beer generates in my home state which doesn't carry the beer. I chose this from several Yazoo offereings, and those from Terrapin, New Belgium, Yuengling, Sweetwater, Sweet Magnolia, and Abita. Nothing too special, but for me they are unique and exciting.

The beers all came out very cold and in standard 16 oz. tumblers. Because of the lack of head formation or retainage and the patches of bubbles that clang to the glass, I doubt if the glasses are ideally clean. The server was quite attentive despite the bar being very active during these happy hour times. They offer a 2-for-one on all draft beers, including craft which is a welcome site.

The food menu looks fairly standard of bar food, though we didn't see anyone eating; just drinking beers and mingling with old friends.

The bar seems to sit 15-20 while there are a lot of tables and seats that might top 150. One of the real drawbacks were the allowance for smoking which left the entire bar, including the beers, smelling like an ash tray. Because of this, our stay was held to two pints.

Despite the dirty and smelly atmosphere, I could see myself visiting on occations if I lived in the greater Nashville area.

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Photo of IPAcraig
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This is a solid beer bar in Nashville and definitely worth checking out. It is located in five points, which has some other good restaurants and bars as well.

The atmosphere seemed like a blend of sports bar and beer tavern. It has lots of flat screens tuned to sports channels, and their seemed to be beer discounts during the Predators' games.

The place had about 32 taps. They had the largest selection of Yazoo beers outside of the breweries own taproom. It also had a seasonal from blackstone, which is a local brewpub. The place had about another 20 offerings in bottles. Nothing to exceptional, but a good selection of micros (including Stone, BBC, etc...) Micros are about $4-$4.50 per pint.

The bartenders were very nice, offered quick service and good conversation.

I had a bleu cheese burger that was damn tasty and not too exspensive.

A solid choice and a great addition to East Nashville.

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Photo of edchef1850
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I visit Nashville a couple of times a year and usually end up spending a good amount of time in the East end of town. A young hip neigborhood is growing here with a good variety of bars. Beyond the edge has a cool atmosphere as you walk in, couches, comfortble chairs and coffee tables take o\up the center of the room, to give it a living room feel, sort of shabby chic.Dart boards and a pool table on one end and on the other a big outdoor area with tables to kick back. A large selection of draft beer, at least 20 varieties, some nice stuff, not too many macros, and they try and push local, Zip city brewing i believe, . The service is friendly even when its packed. They also have a decent bottle selection though i usually graze on the draft beer when i visit. All in all this is a quality beer visit in a really fun city.

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Beyond The Edge in Nashville, TN
Place rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 5 ratings