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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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24 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

111 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee, 37201-2117
United States

(615) 251-4677 | map

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Added by sansho on 10-30-2013

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by chillin:
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Photo of Chloe_Priss
5/5  rDev +37.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Suds
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

My wife and I stopped into this brewpub to find a respite from the loudness and rowdy crows of lower Broadway. We sat at the bar, and shared an appetizer and a couple of pints. The atmosphere was open and clean. The beer was okay, and the food was average, but with huge portions. I really liked the brown ale on cask. Typical chain brewery, but worth a stop for a quiet and tastes pint.

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Visited with a large party during vacation to Nashville.

Sat on the roofdeck on a thankfully not so steamy summer evening. Great view of river and action on Broadway.

For beers - had the special IPL which was clean and spot-on (trademark of RB beers) & a decent Porter.
Enjoyed a very tasty large Cobb Salad, all fresh ingredients.

Waiter was awesome, put up with a lot of special requests and split checks without a huff.

Definitely worth a stop if visiting the Broadway area.

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Photo of SeanHarris68
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

First time visit for my family and I service was ok, food was good although the naughty Scot ale...... Wow amazing, TY!

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Photo of welldigger888
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

big joint that seemed to do a brisk business, the service was descent. the joint seemed clean and friendly with a descent line up of in house brews.

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Photo of hockeypuck
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of TBonez477
3.74/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Fantasy_Draught
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 3.75

Photo of dcbobcat
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Went here for a late drink and appetizers. I found it to be packed, but the service was good and the prices were CHEAP! I got a flight and it was like $6. Their beers were pretty bland and this place is a chain from the Midwest. If you are staying in the Franklin/Cool Springs area it is worth a visit.

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Photo of bigkingken
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

The fifth and final brewpub I landed in during my time in Nashville was quite unexpected. We were in town for a wedding and I was invited out with the groom and some of his high school friends while my wife and the other ladies got their nails did. We ended up going to a Rock Bottom in the heart of downtown, which I wasn’t even aware existed.

Being downtown, the location is pretty swanky. Sure, it’s touristy, but if touristy means high ceilings, beautiful wood and a rooftop bar, sign me up for touristy. It’s a pretty standard large restaurant in the heart of a major downtown tourist destination, which means it’s nice.

I had already stuffed myself full of a mediocre buffalo burger at another brewpub for lunch, so I didn’t have any food here. Some of the things others ordered included shrimp and grits, ribs and a gigantic chicken nacho plate. Everything looked pretty tasty and pretty high on the chain-tourist-trap-restaurant spectrum.

I wished I hadn’t eaten at Blackstone.

The beers were pretty solid. They came with the standard color spectrum of blonde, pale, amber, hefe, IPA, stout, etc. But they also had a few seasonals that you don’t find every day, like a red rye IPA and a maibock, both of which were superior to their standard lineup.

That’s the way it goes with most Rock Bottoms and other brewpub chains I’ve found. Don’t scare away the not-yet-converted-to-craft drinkers by offering a lot of mild standard brews but offer a couple of more interesting options in the rotating draughts.

As for the service, it was a little bubbly at times and a bit much, but overall he did a great job. Large tables are never easy to accommodate.

Oh, and one of the characters on the wall representing (I guess) a label for one of their beers had the worst case of ball chin I’ve ever seen.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Nashville, TN
Place rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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