Broadway Brewhouse Downtown

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Type: Bar, Eatery

317 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee, 37201-2005
United States

(615) 271-2838 | map

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Added by woodychandler on 01-15-2007

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Reviews by ckeegan04:
Photo of ckeegan04
4.35/5  rDev +23.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Dropped in on a Friday afternoon. I have been to the ones farther west in town, but never the downtown location. Very open place with a long bar and a fair number of tables. It was about 2:30 on a Friday so the place was far from crowded. We sat at the bar and were helped immediately. Lots of locals regionals on tap including Terrapin, Sweetwater and Yazoo. Nothing super rare on tap but they did have Terrapin Wake N Bake which is not something you see very often. Beers were all served quickly and we ordered some nachos as well. Quick food and decent tasting. When it was all said and done we just split the check between the four of us. $17 a head after 4 beers and a plate of nachos...seems very reasonable to me.

I probably wont frequent the place because I really dislike fighting with downtown if I dont need to, but it is right up there with the Flying Saucer in my book if I do find myself downtown.

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Photo of rolltide
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Much better than midtown location but a smokers paradise with good local and national craft beers

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Went here on a Saturday Night. They give you a little black B on your hand if you are of legal age. Place is fairly big with two sides of seating and fairly decent sized bar. The Tap selection was pretty good except it was outdated as all get out the 1st 3 beers I ordered they didn't have. The beer I did finally get was Devil's Backbone a Vienna Lager that I had the other night and knew was good. It tasted flat and off at this place. Had some Cheese fries that were pretty good, but overall my experience was lackluster. I probably would not go here again.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

I've only been to Broadway Brewhouse Downtown (Mojo) once, and I won't be back, not that it's that bad (because it's not), but just because there are so many other, better destinations nearby (ACME Feed & Seed, for one).

It looks nice, although a little cavernous, with exposed brick walls and wood floors, as well as booths for dining and a separate bar area.

The food is fairly basic, and the beer selection pretty much follows that given that it's not at all hard to find good beers in Nashville. My wife and I had nachos ($9.99), Laredo Rolls ($7.99), and we split a Chicken Quesadilla ($8.99) but nothing really hit the spot - it was good, but nothing special.

They have 70 beers on tap but I didn't find anything really exciting (a lot of it's just mainstream crap), and I went local - I think I had 2 Yazoo beers (hefeweizen $5) and my wife might have had a Blue Moon and maybe a Franziskaner or something. I wasn't disappointed by the beers but most of what I found could be had readily elsewhere.

We stopped in on the tail-end of a lot of local fans headed up the street for a game, and it seems that this place is wither touristy or kind of a semi-sports bar. The service was friendly and adequate, and it had a lively vibe, but I think most BeerAdvocates would opt for someplace with a little more depth.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.24/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

If you're in Nashville and want a local beer while you are downtown, this is probably your best bet. Taps don't have anything tremendous, but a good choice of local staples and seasonals. The bigger, regional guys are also well represented.

The environment here is somewhere between a beer bar and a honky tonk, but much closer to honky tonk. Lots of seating, lots of bar capacity, and a pretty big space overall.

I didn't have any food, so the beer service was decent. The waitress gave us a couple of her suggestions on the locals and seemed to be reasonably knowledgeable. Overall, this was a good spot for a midday Saturday beer, and I'm willing to bet that it gets pretty crowded at night. It's a good change of pace from the live music and whiskey places nearby.

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4.12/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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2.92/5  rDev -17%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of jophish17
2.61/5  rDev -25.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2

Visited over the holidays

I only had time for one bar in Nashville, so I picked the Broadway Brewhouse based on its location and the comments of other reviewers that they carry locals. The atmosphere is ok - very appropriate for Nashville, with lots of wood, big booths, tables and a packed bar. It was a bit rowdy for our visit, so don't go expecting a calm evening

The beer selection was also just ok at best - prob 40-50 taps, but half of them are crap with a handful of locals (Yazoo, Jackelope, etc) and some bigger micros like Schlafly and New Belgium. Not the deepest menu, but I was happy to try a few local beers. The quality was not very good - my girlfriends beer showed signs that it had been through dirty lines, and all beers were served cold and in pints. This is not a craft beer establishment, it's a bar that serves craft beer.

Moving on to things that I hoped could redeem the place as worthy of my limited time. The service was also kinda "meh" - kind of short with us, throwing silverware, etc but it's something that I chalked up to the environment and the fact that it was busy. I will not however be able to find an excuse for the food - I went with a grilled cheese and chili plate seeing as I thought it fit the bar and the outside weather. My meal was extremely mediocre, and it's a combination of lower-quality ingredients and the lack of any attempt to spice it up.

As I'm sure you have figured out, I was pretty disappointed. I'll probably try to check out other places next time I'm in town, but if I do come back, I'll stick to drinks.

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Photo of khargro2
4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Broadway Brewhouse is a great place for beer lovers to check out. Whether you are beginning a night out in downtown Nashville or attending a concert or Preds game, it is a good place to go for dinner. It is on the edge of the entertainment district of Nashville. The brewpub has a great selection of beer on tap, including many small local breweries such as Mayday and Jackalope. The brewpub also loves spicing up bar favorites with jalepeno pepper but usually paired with a sweet sauce to cut the heat.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Chaney
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The wife and I stopped here on a recent vacation.

Atmosphere: First of all, if you're in downtown Nashville and you're looking for craft beer, the location is money! Located right in the heart of a long strip of restaurants/bar featuring country music entertainers who are trying to make it big. On the inside, there is a dark, rustic, saloon sort of atmosphere, but maybe that's just Nashville. I dug it!

Quality and Service: We sat at the bar and the waitress was very attentive to our needs. The food and beer selection was top notch.

Selection: I figure there were about 30-40 taps here (but who's counting?) with lots of local stuff (Yazoo, other Nashville entries + others) with the macros at one end, and the craft selections about 5 beers deep from the right hand side.

Food: Man, both my wife and I really dug the pulled pork we had. We didn't taste anything aside from that, but that was enough to win us over.

Value: Compared to where I'm from (DC), this place was a steal. I'd say about $4-5 bucks a pint, depending on the brew.

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Photo of jsprain1
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This is a decent, but not outstanding bar. The positives about it are that it has a large number of taps, spanning many styles, with many of the area breweries represented. Service is friendly. The food is pretty good. Prices are reasonable.
The negatives mostly stem from its location. You pretty much have to be in walking distance, because parking is virtually impossible. The service is fairly slow. It is also very loud in the bar on weekends.
All in all, it's an acceptable bar that every BA can find an acceptable beer at, but it isn't my idea of a destination beer bar.

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Photo of FrankWBurnsIII
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Whenever someone suggested this place I didn't oppose. This was a good option without having to go way down to 2nd Ave.

I had food here once or twice and it was fine, but nothing special though ood should not be your primary reason for going.

The beer selection was always fanstasitc with tons of tap choices prominently displayed on the wall behind the bar.

I never had any service issues here.

There are fun games to play after you've had a few.

It has been a long time since I lived in Nashville but if I was in town I'd be up for a return visit.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.28/5  rDev +21.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I think this was my favorite place of all of the places I visited in Nashville. We were staying at the Hilton just up the street so the location was perfect. Located right downtown on Broadway, this place is unbeatable in location.

The atmosphere was prety cool. It was a little more intimate that some other places in town. The booths were set away from the bar and offered a small amount of privacy. It seemed as though there were two rooms kind of cut off from the main area which would offer more privacy.

The service was stellar. Everytime I went in here it was crowded, yet the service never suffered. I am not sure of the knowledge of the staff but they all worked pretty damn hard.

The beer selection was pretty sweet. They had the typical micros but also had several New Belgium, several Schlafly, several Yazoo, and a total of 72 drafts. All of the beers were really fresh and tasted delicious.

We had no food. As mentioned earlier, this was my favorite beer bar in town. The atmosphere, service, and selection were very adequate.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Broadway Brewhouse is located right in the thick of the Broadway tourist area, a few blocks from the riverfront and in walking distance to all the hotels. Parking seems like it would be difficult.

The inside has a small seating area right inside that allows for people watching, then opens up to the bar(s) and more table seating. The place is loud with a high turnover, and we had to wait a bit for a table to open up.

The bar has around 70 taps with maybe half comprising non macros. A few of the more local/regional brewers on draught include Yazoo and Sweetwater. Aside from that there is a smattering of Sierra Nevada, Stone, Rogue and a few more. Similar story with bottles, although there were less choices in bottles than on tap. A few imports were present too but nothing out of the ordinary.

Service was alright on a busy night. Our server was friendly but we felt like we were taking up valuable real estate at times by sitting at her table with a couple beers and not getting food.

As I mentioned, we did not have any food on this visit.

Overall this place is worth a stop to maybe try a beer or two from TN and maybe catch a game but this is definitely not at the top of the list of places I would visit on my next trip.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This was my only beer stop in Nashville. I regret not knowing more about the scene there- would have chosen the Flying Saucer instead!

The Broadway/Mojo is right in the middle of the Broadway tourist trap in downtown Nashville. This cheap, redneck-y version of Vegas is not my ideal location to enjoy some beer! But I was attracted by the Broadway's taps. 70 of them!

The bar is full of tourists drinking Budweiser. And I mean FULL. Damn packed. Busy, and so-so service even when seated at the bar. Atmosphere is pretty bland, touristy, not very welcoming or intimate.

Draft list looked good (some interesting offerings from the South, including Lazy Magnolia from Mississippi), but not great. Lots of "generic" crafts (Sierra Pale, Stone IPA, Sam Adams). Pretty big bottle selection too on coolers behind the bar- both bottle and draft were well described in an expansive menu.

I had two beers from Terrapin, my firsts from that brewery.

Didn't try the food, as we had dinner reservations at the stunning 1808 Grille at the Hutton Hotel near Vanderbilt University. Menu looks "blah" anyway, with lots of fried food, wings and Mexican stuff.

All in all, I'm glad I tried it, but wouldn't go back. Despite the 70 taps, this place is just not what I look for when I want to have some beers.

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Photo of Hibernator
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This was our first stop after landing in Nashville for a weekend of music and fun. It was the perfect stop to grab a quick lunch and a few beers before walking to the Country Music Hall of Fame down the street.

This place is a really big beer bar and not a brewhouse in the way we tend to think. Breweriana signs decorate the wall. Special props to the classic rock music playing while I was there, including Steely Dan's Any Major Dude Will Tell You and The Faces' Ooh La La.

You can expect about 70 drafts with highlights that included Terrapin Rye, Fat Tire, Sweet Water Blue, 420, IPA, Stone Smoked Porter, Rogue Hazlenut, Stoudt's APA, Lazy Magnolia Sweet Potato Stout, Southern Pecan, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Rogue Dead Guy Ale. All of the beers I tried were fresh and really good.

I had the Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan, which was especially good and I think the first beer from Mississippi that I've ever had.

Service was responsive, friendly and quick. Pretty standard bar type food with an emphasis on more Mexican flavored dishes. I ordered the Santa Fe tacos which were pretty good. I'm glad we checked this place out, it had the best selection out of any of the bars on Lower Broadway that we went to.

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