Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

Blackstone Restaurant & BreweryBlackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Blackstone Restaurant & BreweryBlackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1918 West End Ave
Nashville, Tennessee, 37203-2309
United States

// CLOSED //

Notes: Cask offering every Friday at 12 South Taproom. No cask offerings at the brewpub.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.66
Beers:
32
Ratings:
1,426
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.88
Ratings:
95
pDev:
11.08%
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4.37 by JRaffTX from Texas on Jul 15, 2018
 
4.31 by vol4life88 from Tennessee on Nov 05, 2017
 
4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Oct 14, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Visited this place 15+ years ago. It must be doing something right if its still around.

Dec 30, 2015
 
4.4 by Patric65 from Tennessee on Nov 27, 2015
 
3.46 by TBonez477 from Vermont on Oct 29, 2015
 
3.54 by Jason_cs from Florida on Oct 28, 2015
 
3.85 by bzach from Indiana on Oct 26, 2015
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 3
by jmv0009 from Alabama

Plain looking place as far as interior except for the brewing equipment, with a limited selection, but what they have is excellent.
Some of the best beer in Nashville for sure and what food they do have is also very good. I have had many Blackstone brews: Oatmeal stout, St. Charles Porter, Picnic, Nut Brown, and Chaser Pale.
Out of those, I would say that the Nut Brown is the best, with the St. Charles at the bottom (the only one I don't really care for). The service was amazing.
It's more like a restaurant than a brewpub. But definitely give the beers a try. They know what they're doing.

Oct 17, 2015
 
3.93 by richj1970 from Alabama on Oct 09, 2015
 
4.14 by BobZTraveler from New York on Oct 02, 2015
 
4 by avisong from Virginia on Aug 31, 2015
 
3.41 by Glenn_Cole_BTBC from Illinois on Aug 25, 2015
 
3.84 by tommy5 from Michigan on Jun 25, 2015
 
2.98 by Brown120 from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2015
 
3.78 by LXIXME from New Mexico on May 21, 2015
 
3.74 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Mar 27, 2015
 
4.46 by Doublicious from Michigan on Feb 05, 2015
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3/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.25
by Jordanmtate from Illinois

Fine place. It's all fine.

Dec 24, 2014
 
3 by Drift from California on Dec 08, 2014
 
3.8 by paulrwelch from Tennessee on Nov 25, 2014
 
4.5 by JMFP from Delaware on Nov 25, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
by smcolw from Massachusetts

This was across the street fry my hotel. It's okay with approximately six beers made on premises. Bar food offered.

Oct 19, 2014
 
3 by SCanthony from South Carolina on Oct 17, 2014
 
4.28 by timlyon from Arizona on Sep 30, 2014
 
4.5 by FLBEERGUY25 from Florida on Sep 23, 2014
 
3.5 by Wamba from Illinois on Sep 17, 2014
 
3.92 by rjm0715 from Massachusetts on Aug 29, 2014
 
4 by tngolfer from Tennessee on Aug 11, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
by MOVERTON1284 from Alabama

I went once on a Sunday night and was happy with it. It feels just like a restaurant, don't get the pub feel. The selection is pretty good, and I found some of their beers above average. It is in a great location, with Broadway Brewhouse just blocks away. I would recommend if you want good food and a decent beer selection.

Aug 06, 2014
 
4.5 by psmith161 from Indiana on Aug 01, 2014
 
3.75 by firstlighthiker from Tennessee on Jul 27, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5
by bigkingken from North Carolina

Day two of my recent trip to Nashville saw us in a bind for what to eat for lunch. Why not try a fourth brewpub?

Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery is one of the few brewpubs in town that also has a kitchen popping out meals. I’ve heard of Blackstones before in other parts of the country, so I’m not sure if it’s a large chain or not. Given the level of décor, brewing expertise and food tastes, however, I would be willing to bet that it is.

I’d call Blackstone the Applebee’s of brewpubs, and that’s not a big compliment. The beer is safe. They have the requisite beers that have different colors and slightly different flavors. But there’s nothing there would scare even the hardiest Bud drinker away. The beers are like different shades of gray – pale comparisons to what their titular namesakes are capable of tasting like.

The food is basically the same. While my wife had a pretty decent steak and blue cheese salad – a monstrous one at that – I had an entirely forgettable buffalo burger. Nothing seemed fresh on the entire sandwich, and there wasn’t much flavor to speak of. And the meat to bread ratio was way off because of the giant bun. The side of sweet potato waffle fries was pretty decent, but again probably something that came in frozen from a Food Systems of America or Sysco truck.

I always think the main judgment of a dish is whether or not you’d order it again. Sometimes there’s a dish where it’s all you crave. Others it’s quite good, but you’d rather explore the menu more. And then there’s the category of never wanting to order it again.

I was on that last category for this burger, and it’d scare me off from the rest of the food too.

Jul 10, 2014
 
4 by tommyguz from Pennsylvania on Jul 08, 2014
 
4 by JIMMER from California on Jun 30, 2014
 
4 by Boca-X from Missouri on May 28, 2014
 
4.75 by Schlafly33 from Missouri on Apr 20, 2014
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery in Nashville, TN
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1426 ratings