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Bold City Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.64/5
Bold City BreweryBold City Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

2670 Rosselle St Ste 7
Jacksonville, Florida, 32204-3004
United States

(904) 379-6551 | map
boldcitybrewery.com

Notes:
Food service available 4PM - 10PM, Thursday through Saturday, by Jolly Mon Catering.

Added by beeroclock on 06-28-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
36
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
850
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
90
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
53
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Taps:
15
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by ShaunNewman:
Photo of ShaunNewman
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

You have to give Brian and Susan a ton of credit for opening a brewery in Jacksonville. With out Bold City who knows how long it would be until the current lineup of craft breweries in Jax would have formed.

Bold City is more of the package brewery than a brewpub. Not many seasonals beers or specials. The beers they do make well and you know what you are getting yourself into. I have a few of my favorites but ill leave those reviews in the beer section.

The food isn't really a part of BC but it's a solid selection of BBQ and grilled items.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Corburk
3.71/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of valrxman
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Ok brewery with ok selection. Cheers

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.39/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of brewmudgeon
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Started going to this place when it first opened, but have not been back in a while due to distance and lack of coworkers. We used to really enjoy our visits for the most part. Once I was even firmly scolded by one of the founders for drinking my beers in the "wrong order" (heavier before lighter)! Thankfully I withheld sharing my personal, flexible philosophy of style order and just enjoyed the criticism, which showed they at least take a genuine interest in what they're doing. Normally when I went to this establishment it was with a wonderful boss who treated us, so this may color my perception favorably. Sometimes a large, slobbery, powerful looking dog would make its way around, though, and I was not much of a fan of that unless I happened to be drinking the beer and named after it.

As for the beers, guess I should finally get around to reviewing them (after what, 8 years? holy sh** how time has glided and scraped by), but overall they were decent, although I recall wishing for something bolder--particularly in view of the name they chose for the place. There was also a certain flatness and breadiness of flavor in most of the examples that I guess was attributable to the yeast, but that I partially associated with plastic (probably an erroneous association). Kind of an English essence, or at least something that reminded me of certain cask ales. No matter the cause, it became a somewhat endearing aspect of the experience. Wish I could go back (in time as well as place).

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Photo of max85
4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Had 3 different cream ales on tap out of 7 available the day I went, so selection was mediocre. Good pumpkin ale, and a decent pale ale. Tap room is modest size, but kind of a mish mash. Service was fantastic all around and they've got some great people working there!

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Photo of StevenMilligan
4.93/5  rDev +23.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Visited on Saturday September 5, 2015.

Excellent vibe, indoor and outdoor bars. The only bar I've been to were you are actually encourage to walk behind the bar. Every employee treated you like a regular.

They give you a free sampler, which I believe was supposed to be 6 beers but he gave us 8 - all the beers they currently had on tap.

The tour is where this place really shines. We were able to snag a tour with just my two friends and I - with one of the founders. Awesome dude, very informative tour about brewing. For those of us who already have a handle on the brew process, he was willing to dig deeper and talk about the business side of things.

The brews were reasonably priced from $3.50 to $5.50. Overall, visit if you want to be treated like family, grab some brews and food, play some games, and take an awesome tour.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Gcproject
5/5  rDev +25.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jacksonville's original and best micro brewery .. Great place .. Vibe.. And beer. Family owned and operated to perfection

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Photo of will_eye_e
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Hop_God
4.11/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Good spot to get fresh local draft beer and hang out.

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Photo of spginjax
4.03/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Friendly and fun place to drink beer. First timers get a free tasting flight. Also the free tours on Saturday are informative if you want to learn more about beer. The tasting room is on the small side, but has a bar and tables with board games you can play. You can also sit outside or in a large area that is covered. We went before the food truck was serving, but I have heard it is good. Often have live music on the weekends. Liked the Mad Manatee IPA and Duke's Ale the best.

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Photo of pugsley
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Always nice people, great cookout food, board games. I'm not into the bicycle crowd but I recommend stopping by for some good old school beers. Manatee is the way to go!

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Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Drwpiersonindy
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Mangbus
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Got a private tour of the brewery the last time I went. They have a great setup. The staff is very helpful and their prices are very reasonable. The selection is not as robust as other breweries that I have visited but the quality is great. They need a stout or porter on tap!

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of vane_315
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of X2awoods
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of JulioH
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I didn't really feel this brewery. The beers were too wheaty to my palate, and I felt that I was drinking a six pack from the supermarket. Not very different than the norm, very conservative and without any bold flavors.

The only beer that I liked a bit was their red, which coincidentally is their most popular one. Other than that, everything is bland. Maybe this is the alternative to it all. Maybe this is the little sister/brother brewery. I don't know, I wasn't crazy about it.

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Photo of 904Will
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of SDean82
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Bold City Brewery in Jacksonville, FL
90 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.
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