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Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 141
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1805 21st Ave S
phone: (615) 385-0050
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 32
vibe: 4 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I was on a business trip to Nashville from NC, read some good BA reviews for this place. It was close to my hotel so I checked it out for dinner. Good news first (such as there is). I like the decor and atmosphere of the place and the food was fine (had the shrimp n grits). Now to the most important part, the beer. Oh man. Where do I start. I ordered the IPA. What was delivered to me was a beer with no head whatsoever (looked like a glass of iced tea). Obvious carbonation issues. The waitress said the bartender was having problems getting my friends beer to pour but that there was nothing wrong with my beer. Hmmmm. I tasted it. It was completely uncarbonated (no it wasn't the Cask beer that night). I told the waitress there was something wrong with my beer. She said no it was fine. Didn't offer to replace it. I choked it down. I asked another waiter if near zero carbonation was the indended brewing style of the brewer, he had no idea. I don't think he knew what carbonation was. The hops and malt used in this beer tasted disgusting. No refreshing hop aroma, no citrusy, piney taste, nothing but a vague bitterness and regret for ordering it. My friends said their beers (The Pilsner & Porter) were unimpressive but not vomit inducing like the IPA. I don't know what you BA's have been drinking but if you give this toilet water beer high ratings you need to get to the store asap, get yourself a sixer of Bells Two Hearted and LEARN!!!
10-16-2008 17:34:20 |
More by lpb1970
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I was expecting a great experience from this place before I went. However it greatly disappointed. The service was not good at all. We waited for a long time for even a server to ask what we wanted. After not getting what we ordered the server came back 10 minutes later and asked if we wanted anything. I mentioned that I ordered some beers a while ago. She eventually got them but left quickly not allowing my friend to order. Our waitress gave out tickets for the daily cellarman drawing to the entire bar, except for my party and a few others.
The atmosphere was ok but nothing special. They had some nice beers, (the flaming stone, was light, but very flavorful). However, their IPA has nicely hoppy, but way too harsh(centennial hops were the likely culprit).
I think we would have had a nice time but for the service. If that was better the place would have been tolerable, bordering on enjoyable.
08-22-2007 02:55:01 |
More by IPAcraig
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
A - Its nice rectangular shaped room with a bar as you walk in on the right with a small bar-seating area. The rest of the brew-pub is seating for dinning. Decor is nice but very forced. You can see the brewery on the far side of the establishment through a small window. Not my favorite place but went mostly for the company.
Q - Pretty average. Limited numbers of brews that were pretty standard, APA, IPA, Pilsner, etc.
S - Our waiter knew very little about the brews and seemed either to be new or tiered of serving patrons. This might have been because we came in after the lunch rush, but still.
F - Food was a bit better. I had a very good Pollo Diablo pizza that was tasty and spicy.
Overall the place is a chain and offers something different to Macros but not the best.
01-03-2010 00:15:08 |
More by JoEBoBpr
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
This place is a chain (the other locations are in Little Rock, Memphis, and another somewhere near Nashville, I think), and as such doesn't have much of a character of its own, in my opinion. The food is the real draw, if any, as there are some relatively tasty options on the menu (though, at the same time, there are some overpriced and otherwise disappointing options, too -- I'm looking at you, fish sandwich).
The service might be the low point. My experience at the bar showed a clear divide -- there are regulars, and then there's everyone else. The bartender didn't have any beer knowledge anyway (described the flaming stone beer as "sorta like an IPA"), but it still would have been nice to be able to get a beer between his long conversations with some of the other patrons.
As for the beers, nothing is going to blow you away, IMO.
11-28-2011 22:45:28 |
More by akinsja
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$
I visited 10/21/06, Tuesday in the late afternoon/early evening. The location is nice, near Vanderbuilt in a renovated brick building. The space is inviting and pretty large, lots of tables, booths on the right wall. It seemed the decor was chosen in the 80's (teal/green/black). It was clean and pretty comfortable.
I had viewed their website before my visit and was looking forward to ordering a cask conditioned Zwickel beer. The site lists which cask conditioned ale is available every day of the week (for the current and next week).
When I asked the server about Zwickel he said they didn't have it and that the website is often wrong. I asked what cask conditioned beer they did have and he replied that they didn't have any available due to the brewmaster's dinner tonight. He said, "there will be white tableclothes everywhere". I was pretty disappointed.
The food was fresh but nothing out of the ordinary. Salads, pizza, sandwiches.
The copper brew-works were visible throught the glass wall on the second floor.
I ordered a Bombay IPA. The server did not know which hops varieties were used when I asked but he offered to find out. He returned to say the manager told him the IPA contained "Cascade and some other" variety. I later ordered the Oktoberfest, both were enjoyable.
Overall I am hopeful that my less than stellar experience was due to the time of my visit. However, I think it should not matter because if an establishment is open they should provide consistent products even in the early evening on a Tuesday. I would return, but only after exploring other brewpubs in the city.
10-23-2006 14:45:00 |
More by Cresant
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A very clean and nice interior, but still a chain brewpub.
It wasn't really packed on a saturday, so we had a chance to check everything out. They had plenty of beers on the sampler, but there wasn't anything that really stuck out. It seemed like they had found their recipes and were sticking with them.
The service was average. They didn't pay too much attention to us even though there weren't that many people in bar area.
The parking was pretty tight in the back of the building and we felt that there were better brewpubs to give our money.
08-21-2009 02:58:25 |
More by BeerNuggets
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I first heard about this place in an airline magazine listing the supposed best brewpubs in various states, so decided to check it out as I visit Nashville a few times per year. We went on a Saturday afternoon after lunch hour. The bar was small, tucked in a corner, and filled up so we grabbed a booth. The greeter appeared kind of quiet and sullen and made me wonder if I should worn something better than shorts and sandals into this place. The server was more upbeat and attentive at first, but less so after we were served.
A friend and I had the 8 beer for $8 sampler, which was hit or miss. In particular, the "stone" beer tastes little better than a Budweiser, the IPA was a corn sugary disappointment (for me, my friend liked it better) and some of the others were unremarkable. The dunkelweizen was my favorite so I ordered a pint of that, although the Irish red was the epitome of a session fightin' ale and would have been great if we decided to spend the rest of the evening here.
We also ordered a spinach and artichoke dip that was good and ample for the four of us. Beers were $4.50 a piece. The restaurant was spacious, with paintings on the walls, half of pears, half other things. I got some snobby vibes but it could have been a lot worse. Not a bad visit, probably good for a date, but not necessarily a place I'll seek out again.
04-25-2008 01:37:55 |
More by boston2bburg
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I am reviewing this place as a visit later in the night after the Music City Brew-Off, not while I spent the day here for the Brew-Off.
The atmosphere was somewhat cold to me and "chain-like". Lots of wood and open areas with a semi-open kitchen. It seemed kind of a run of the mill brewpub to me.
Their beers were nothing really to write home about and were just a little bit above average. We tried the sampler and nothing really jumped out in my face and to my liking.
The serve staff was very helpful and willing to let you try any of the beer they had on hand before ordering a full pint.
They had the typical selection of beers, but had a great food menu. I had the fried grouper sandwich and it was very good.
Nice place but it just lacked something to me. Maybe its because it didn't have a warm feeling to it that I feel brewpubs need to have.
09-30-2008 14:38:15 |
More by MMAJYK
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
My wife and I went this past Saturday(2/16). This was our fist time and we went on the recommendation of my friends in Free the Hops. The food was very good. We had the Spincah and Artichoke dip for appetizer. It was fresh and hot. I ate the Pollo Diablo Pizza. It had just the right amount of spice and my wife had the Palermo which was a bit too saucy for me considering the pizzas have an extremely thin crust. We split the sampler of house brews. My wife favored the Isle of Sky and the 90 Schilling. I was a fan of the Bombay IPA and the Porter. I ordered the HopGod bottle conditioned ale which paired wonderfully with the spicy pizza. Would I go again? Yes, after I give Blackstone Brewpub a chance. I need something to compare it to in Nashville. The proximity to Vanderbilt University and Belmont make it a haven for college folks, which were absent due to the Florida Gators basketball game being in town.
02-18-2008 16:22:56 |
More by tiger88
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went this past weekend with my wife and sister-in-law. We were there a little after 9:00 and the restaurant was about half full but the bar was still prety crowded. We were seated promptly but nothing else was real prompt after that. Service definitely wasnt terrible, but it could have been quite a bit better.
They have an open view into their brew room but it is back in the back of the place and not very prominent. They offer a nice selection of beers (5 standard and 5 seasonal, I believe) and they give you recommendations on what food to pair it with. I had two seasonals, the HopGod IPA and the Baltic Porter. Both were very good and I have also been pleased in the past with the beers. I am a big fan of the Bombay IPA and their Flaming Stone is a unique beer you should try at least once.
The food is pretty good. It is an eclectic menu of pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and pasta. I had the Palermo pizza this time and it was tasty. Food is a little more expensive than I am used to, but that seems to be the norm in Nashville.
Overall a good place to check out if you are in Nashville. I feel the beers are a little better over at Blackstone but the food is hands down better at Boscos, and the beer aint bad.
03-10-2008 17:35:43 |
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