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Taps: 50 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
107 Church St
phone: (615) 254-9464
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Reviews by NODAK:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
When rating the atmosphere of the Beer Sellar, it's sort of difficult to do. Does a person want a "hole in the wall" feel?? If so, this is excellent for that. It's sort of dingy...heck, it's in a basement. It really doesn't look like a place that'd serve anything high end at all. I think that type of atmosphere is fine...some may dislike it.
The beer list is pretty good. 2nd best in town to Flying Saucer. Prices are resonable...I'd say they're cheaper than FS. Perhaps they're cheaper because of the run down locale, who knows.
This is a welcome change from the honkytonks lining 2nd Avenue. Worth a shot if you don't want all the loud music and tacky decor of the Flying Saucer.
08-09-2010 18:13:17 |
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vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
While being in town for the East Nashville Beer Festival, I checked out this place last weekend, the night of the festival. Sounding like a good place to get a few craft beers, attended.
Before walking in, just note, this place takes a while to walk to from the bridges or Broadway! Walking down the steps we were met by numerous pool tables and then a cloud of smoke?!?! Oh no! This can't be... Had to stay for a beer at least. This quality is VERY important in a beer bar/restaurant in order for myself to enjoy a good beer. The aroma gets destroyed.
Service was good. Came straight to the bar, was hooked up with a beer menu, ordered and closed my tab. Nothing tough about this transaction.
Their list was great! Offering over 100 beers easily, I went with a Chimay since I've never had this on-tap!?!? How wild.
A nice place to hang out with friends and enjoy beer but I warned you... Smoking is allowed here! Probably won't be coming back because of this reason.
04-10-2012 00:52:44 |
More by DCon
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
I went to college in Nashville and also lived there for several years afterwards. My Beer Sellar experiences started in the late 90s and lasted five years or so.
It was always a favorite for me and my friends. They ran 2 for 1 specials on Thursdays.
The beer selection is among the best in Nashville, probably only losing out to one or two places that I can think of. There is more than enough to keep you entertained. The draught selection is formidable and they back it up with many bottles as well.
When I used to go, they started a loyalty program where they would check off a card for every draught and every bottle you drank. After filling your card with punches you get a T-Shirt and mug to commemorate your achievement.
We would not get food that much, but we were always pleased with any food we did get. There is a Hooters upstairs that is connected by elevator if you want to arrive in style.
It is a pretty good sized places. It can be hard to get a table or booth if you get there too late at night. There are some pool tables, darts, and sit down racing games that are active throughout the evening. They also have a great jukebox that will allow you to search for the songs you want if they are not already loaded onto the machine.
Overall it's a fantastic spot for a wide beer selection and a fun time. You can also get non beer alcohol too. They do not give you plastic glasses with car bombs or Jager bombs, always the mark of a good establishment.
04-02-2011 15:42:11 |
More by FrankWBurnsIII
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I wasnt overly impressed with this place. It was definitely easy to find. So I walked in the basement of the building and this dive was what I was given. This place actually reminds me of a place I went to in Savannah, GA, without the nice atmosphere or great service.
One thing I did like about the place was the smell. For some reason, it smelled like pine needles and Christams trees in there. I really love that piney aroma. But the greatness basically ends there.
The selection was decent. There wasnt a whole lot of rare or special stuff. One thing about Nashville is they love Yazoo. That stuff is everywhere! Although Yazoo is ubiquitous here, it is always nice to see a place supporting the local brews. New Belgium, Sam Adams x5, and other basic craft beers.
The service was kind of pathetic. There was some dude working the bar and he was so into the opening day baseball game that I was bascially ignored for about 3 minutes. They had a TV with 6 games going simultaneously so apparently, baseball was more important that business. There were two locals in the bar and me and that was it.
I wouldnt go back. I think the Mojo has better everything with the Flying Saucer being best in selection.
04-02-2011 15:01:05 |
More by SaCkErZ9
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
And a cellar it is. Walking just off of the Broadway Strip a couple blocks, turning the corner and finding a true hole in the wall. The door takes me to a sunken dark cellar with a cool, damp, dark feel. On this partiularly hot Nashville day, this atmosphere was quite welcomed.
Past a few pool tables and bar tops, the bar lies just beyond. A well lit bar highlights about 50 taps, majorly craft beers. The New Belgium Eric's Ale and Yazoo IPA that I ordered hit the spot very well and seemed both to be as fresh as could be expected. Other beers that I considered were 3-5 offerings each of Yazoo, Sweetwater, Terrapin, and Lazy Magnolia.
The beers were delivered in the standars 16 oz. shakers. And while the bartender didn't seem to know any details about the beers, she was attentive and courteous (however there were only about five of us in the bar). I asked for a bit more detail on the Yazoo Seasonal and she had no information other than what read on the tap handle.
We did not order food, I'm not certain if they even offer dishes. Because the bar had a smokey aroma from nearby patrons smoking, this didn't seem to be the best atmosphere for true appreciation of food nor the finite aromas of the beers.
After a couple pints, the bar did their job and we are off to other great Nashville beer adventures. The Beer Sellar is definately worth a stop in for any Beer Advocate, as many local beers are well represented. I will likely only revisit if I am simply in the area and thirsty or if my company insists.
06-17-2010 19:30:09 |
More by BEERchitect
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
I was in Nashville for my brother's graduation, so did not find this place until my last night in the city.
I thought that the atmosphere was your traditional city/college bar feel with a long bar and some tables. They even had some foozball and dart.
The selection was pretty good, with some locals and west coast specials. I even managed to find NBB Fat Tire and Mothership on tap, which were fantastic, as well as some European's you do nto typically find on tap.
The servers were nice, friendly, and responsive. The food was average (but I am especially picky so do not read too much into it).
01-15-2010 19:36:32 |
More by Tinfoilrcr
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Nice little hang out in Nashville. Kinda cool place right off the street, dive bar feeling. Overall the quality and selection is not that great. They have a good number of beers, but mostly 'run of the mill.' They had some locals, Arrogant bastard, boulevard, schlafly, etc... Service was good, I sat at the bar and the bartender allowed me to taste a good handful of beers before I committed. She actually had a good idea about beers. I didn't have any food, but I believe they have sandwiches. Nice place to visit if you are near the 2nd and Broadway tourist locale.
07-17-2009 03:17:20 |
More by mtstatebeer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $
This is a favorite stopping point for me in Nashville. Especially on Sundays. Sundays you get two for one. And literally whatever you order they get two glasses out and pour you two beers and hand you two beers. It's wonderful.
They have almost the best beer selection in Nashville. It's a great place to hang with your friends... very casual.
I haven't tried the food here yet so I can't attest to this part. However the jukebox is great... because whatever song they don't have you just download it and that way you really get to hear what you want.
I highly recommend the Beer Sellar. Especially on Sundays!!!
02-08-2009 03:44:41 |
More by RockerD
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I found what may have been the best spot downtown Nashville. After a unsuccessful trip to Big River, I continued by search for a place to grab a few beers before returning to my resort. I saw the sign on my way into town, and walked by thinking it was a beer store. I took a stroll down Broadway, and on the way back to car, stopped in.
Best decision I ever made. As soon as I walked in I knew this was my kind of place. It had a very low-key atmosphere, perfect for after a 12 hr work day, and 2hr flight. You could tell this was where a lot of true locals hung out, everyone seemed to be having a good time and know each other. I took a seat at the bar, just in front of the epic wall of taps, spotted many great choices. Started off with a Arrogant bastard ale. The bartenders and manager were knowledgeable, welcoming, and attentive. I had a couple pints of local brews, Blackstone and Yazoo. It was great to relax, enjoy and talk beer after traveling. Dana the manager told me about another bar close by, Flying Saucer, that I will check out tonight. As a welcome added bonus, the X Rated Liqueur girls stopped by giving out shirts and stuff. I'm not big into liqueur, but it was pretty decent, and great when bombed with Woodchuck Pear.
Overall I had a great first night in Nashville, without spending a fortune. I will definitely be making a stop in Sunday night before I fly out Monday.
10-18-2008 22:01:38 |
More by SteadFast
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Each year, I make a few trips down to Nashville for various business interactions. On my first trip down, I hit some of the typical places one needs to hit the Nashville experience (just stop a "local" and ask them the top three places that you need to hit and you'll find some typical spots that don't really come up to par...more glitz than what most of us are looking for). Find a true local (not someone "looking to make it"), and chances are, this place will land in the top 5.
While the selection did not match what I've found in other places I've visited, it was a welcome change from establishments that offered beers in cowboy boots.
My friends and spent hours over beers and conversation...being well-attended to by the staff...but not overly bothered. If you're in the heart of Nashville, walk past the wild horse saloon and make your way to the beer sellar.
10-14-2008 02:17:46 |
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