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Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 53
Beer Avg: 3.54
Taps: 7 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1470 South Main Street
phone: (540) 953-2855
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
The food is good, I had the Club sandwich which was very good and the beer was totally solid. The price was right (nothing over $4.50 a pint). My problem with the place is the service. There were three bartenders on duty at the time and the bar was maybe at 20% capacity. I've never had staff walk past my empty beer glass so often, the bartenders were to be too busy chatting with staff or with friends. To top it off, at the end of the night our bill was wrong. They didn't keep our tabs straight and we were charged for beers we were not served. Luckily, KT, the bartender who was most attentive took charge of things and made things right. Overall the beer is really good, I'm glad I drank it. Service, not so much. If I need to spend the night near Blacksburg again, I'd give it another shot
05-18-2009 12:25:26 |
More by iiaudio
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This good sized brewpub is located in a very new shopping complex on the outskirts of downtown Blacksburgh, not far from the VT campus. It's a very nice area and fairly easy to find from I-81 (5 to 10 minutes tops). I was going to eat here but during my visit on 5/27/09 there was an electrical outage so I ended up coming back after eating elsewhere (The Cellar) and did not sample any of their food, which appeared wholesome enough from what I could tell. According to the locals they have good wings and pulled pork, etc. Prices looked fair for a somewhat upscale drinking establishment. The place is quite large with 35-40% dedicated to a dining section, simple, nice looking seating and tables away from the bar area where you might bring family, a date, etc. The bar is fairly expansive and on this Monday night there was plenty of elbow room and excellent, attentive service. I will have to say that K.T., or Katie (not sure which), was extraordinarily cheerful and friendly including a reasonable appreciation of the brews she was pedaling. She engaged in good conversation and added significantly to the enjoyment of the place with all patrons from what I could see. Other staff were also on the ball and helpful. Of the three brews I had, two were so-so to good, and one was very good (the seasonal IPA). I was disappointed to find the selection here, for such a large, impressive facility, to be very pedestrian. The stout and brown ale were decent choices (although I was not too fond of the brown ale/maroon), and the IPA was great but brewed only as a seasonal, soon to be shelved for a few quarters! In this day and age I hardly think of a standard IPA as an exotic seasonal selection. Reserve that for DIPA's and Barleywine's, etc. (if you must). Otherwise, everything was on the lighter side (Hefe, light lager, pale ale, etc.) perhaps more tailored to the college drinkers and unsuspecting grits & gravy crowd. Not designed for the true Beer Advocate. That said, the place was still smacking of newness, numerous large televisions with various sports viewing, a big pool table area with at least 6-8 tables as I recall, a good music system and copious seating. It certainly has potential if they can further develop their beer quality and selection. Next time I visit the area I will plan to sample their food as well, and hope to see an even more impressive operation. Definitely stop in and hope for a good seasonal!
05-10-2009 16:45:35 |
More by Durge
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Dropped in Sunday afternoon after a stop at Vintage Cellar (great place to buy beer, just around the corner at the next strip mall...)
A: Very open.... Left side as you walk in is a very large dining area... everything is dark wood and maroon in color, 4 or 5 LCD TV around the room.. The right side contains the bar area with LCD TVs and 2 large projection screens. The bar has a line of ice that runs the length of the bar built into the bar to keep you beer nice and cool. Bar area also includes pool tables and various video games at the back. Behind the bar you can see the Brewery's steel vats and other equipment....
Q: Everything here seems to be of the highest quality.... Beer is very well made and as fresh as fresh can be...
Serv: Server was very knowledgeable of the 6 brews on TAP... He was able to walk me through the 6 beer sampler (3 oz of each brew) and stop a couple times to get my feedback about the different brews. He also let me know about a 7th brew which was a seasonal IPA (they were out this day) but he was able to let me know where it fit in the line of their normal 6 brews. Also explained how they do Growlers... Very nice and educational.
Select: A little lower mark here because the only offer their beers...(Hey it is a Brewhaus so of course they want to sell their own beer) but the 6 beers and 1 seasonal brew more than make up for this.... They include a Wit, a American Light Lager, a Stout, a Calf. Pale Ale, a Brown Ale (my Fav) and a German style Dunkel. So they are covering a good spectrum from Light to Dark. Plus they are well made and local.... Nice to support local brewing.
F: Did not have a lot just Cheese Fries and 1/2 dozen wings... The cheese fries were your normal staple... but the Wings have to be some of the best I've had... They are smoked then sauce added.... Very well done and 10 times better tasting than BWW's... Next trip will include more food and more beer
Overall: A great place to eat, drink and be merry.... a must stop for the beer drinker in your life.
03-30-2009 20:00:43 |
More by mralphabet
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went there this afternoon with the wife to check this place out. We had a dozen wings, baked potatoes, and a Lunch Pale Ale. Both were great. The wings are smoked and are very good. The ale was a pleasant surprise and plan on going back to try some of there other beer offerings. The atmosphere is great with a sports bar area on one side and a dining area on the other. I look forward to going back with some bros to hang in the sports bar. Bulls and Bones is a great addition to our area and should get a lot of business from the local university (Virginia Tech). Go Hokies!
03-15-2009 04:55:50 |
More by mudbug13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Well thought out brew pub. The location offers something for everyone. Whether you are into good beer, good food or a game of billards you will be pleased.There are numerous flat screen televisions for viewing your favorite game and grabbing a plate of tasty wings. The beer is good and I suspect on tbe cuspe of something special. However, they ran out of the Lunch Pale Ale the second night I vistied. I shifted to the stout and was equally pleased. They have the bascis down and I believe that their beer will get better and better. Go Hokies!
02-12-2009 01:38:07 |
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