Below the Radar Brewhouse

220 Holmes Ave NE
Huntsville, Alabama United States 35801
brewpub (Below the Radar)  3.8/5.0 10 reviews
Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM; Sun 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Mayor: 3fourths (1) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 27
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
aracauna  (85) Georgia | June 14, 2016
Ok. The house beers are mediocre at best, but Iíd actually recommend the place to beer geeks visiting Huntsville. The food is excellent. Itís bar food done well with some creativity (like the Bahn mi with smoked pork belly with crunchy bits. So good.) Also, the other beers on their beer list make up for the quality of their brewpub.
50
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
3fourths  (1537) Boulder, Colorado | May 2, 2016
The interior is small and dark and Iím sure the ceilings are lower than they should be. This darkness is cut by bright movements of sports on television, giving the place a depressing sports bar vibe. There is, at least, a small patio out front. They feature 4 of their own beers on tap, as well as 20 more, the focus mostly on American "craft" beer. I sampled two house beers, a milky white "Pilsner" that smelled like a yeast starter, and an amber-brown "Pale" ale that smelled like wort.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85  (323) Greenville, Indiana | March 24, 2015
Nice restaurant/brewpub in downtown area. Great tap and bottle availability with lots of regional selections including a couple Cigar City and several Against the Grain beers - didnít have any of their own beers on my visit though. Nice food selection. Great place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2484) Washington, Washington DC | November 20, 2014
Fascinating place. As you walk in, it looks more like a restaurant than a brewpub, although there is a large bar on the right. And then behind the bar you notice the taps - a lot of taps. In fact, they span the length of the bar. There are large windows behind the bar that are teasingly covered by posters. Except for the last window on the left, that is. Through it you can see one lone small fermenter. Closer inspection, though, reveals a bunch more fermenters, covered in plastic and about to be hooked up. This explains why they only had one house beer on tap, a tasty black IPA. But they had tons of Founders and Trim Tab stuff on from recent tap takeovers. There were also a couple of things from other local breweries, a welcome sign. And the bottle list was very interesting, with tidbits from near and far - I especially liked the unusual Westbrook bottles. And the coup de grace - the food was excellent. Holy cow, I could live here and be perfectly happy. Just pitch a small tent next to the bar and wait for the fermenters to be hooked up. Selection score will skyrocket once their brewing scales up.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis  (774) Sunnyvale, California | October 30, 2014
Nice little place, not crowded on a Wednesday. Large marble bar, some tables. Selection in tap not too exciting, but the bottle list was solid. Weird Wisconsin connection. Bartender was friendly and knew his stuff. They had no house beers when i was there, but they still have a Brewmaster, and he is "working on it" brewing equipment is clearly visible, so i hope they are not done. You know, it is possible i was served a beer by Kid Rock...
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
lladnar  (5) Owens Cross Roads, Alabama | October 25, 2014
My wife and I went for the first time last night and we loved it. Everyone was very friendly, the food was great and Patrick, our server, was very helpful pairing our beer and food for us. Good selection on tap and bottled. Weíll be back.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
edgallow  (153) nashville, Tennessee | October 6, 2014
Stop 1 of 4. Nice downtown location and a great selection of taps and bottles. Food was good also.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
benji5221  (4) , | October 17, 2013
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK  (796) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | December 29, 2012| Updated January 9, 2013
First if you go at night, you should bring ear plugs because itís really, really loud. It has the feel and the attitude of a Gastropub. Didnít try the food but they had 30-35 taps plus 40-50 bottles. They had a nice range of local taps with some regional and national crafts thrown in. The prices of the local stuff were in the $5-$7 which is typical for the area, but some of the prices were fucking ridiculous such as $10 for Evil Twin Hipster and $12 for delirium Noel. I canít say service was particualrly good either Iíll probably go back if they brew but wonít until then.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
magsinva  (154) Virginia | December 28, 2012
Well itís a brewpub thatís not brewing yet in the first floor of the old times building. They have strung together several smaller shops to form one big restaurant and bar across several rooms. They annoying have metal ceilings so it gets load in there. They have about 35 beers on tap, though they arenít very fast in updating the board when they run out, which is annoying. The service was decent, though our server didnít seem to know that much about beer beyond the styles. Overall, it has promise, Iíll be back once they start brewing..

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