United States > Florida > Jacksonville
jbruner (116) Athens, Georgia | January 22, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by for Underdark release day 2013. Ambiance is small cozy pub as front tasting room, with another in the brewery that wasnít really operating the day I was there. Service was good, they were enthusiastic and knowledgeable about there beer. Selection was all there beer from what I could tell. Value is where they make leaps and bounds; a free flight when you walk in, then pints are only $3.50 each, not too bad. Overall, the beer is mediocre at best, but the place is worth a stop if you are already at Intuition Ale Works around the corner.
jsquire (168) St. Marys, Ohio | January 3, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really neat place tucked away in an industrial part of town. Make sure you know where you are going before you try to find this place. There is a small bar area that is very nice with bar service and some games to play. They do offer a taster of all the beers, for which they donít charge you if you buy a beer. The party is in the brewing area, with lots games, another bar, and a guy cooking up burgers and pork sandwiches. I have never seen giant Jenga before, but it is in several of the Jax bars. Very nice staff, solid beers, and a very fun vibe.
drowland (172) Valdosta, Georgia | October 21, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in for their 4th Anniversary party this weekend. It was very busy, but I think I got the gist of the place.
Nice cozy little taproom with another bar on the outside of it next to their brewery area - this seems to be the trend in Jacksonville.
The bartenders were prompt and friendly and able to talk plenty about the beers.
The selection when I was there was just their own beers, and they had plenty because of the anniversary party. Canít complain!
Prices that day were cheap - $2 pints for the party - but I believe most days they fit the Jax bill of $5 pints or so.
Overall, I canít say this is a "must stop" when visiting Jax. Their tasting room hours are limited and you can get their beers all over town without going to the place. However, the owners and brewers are really friendly and talkative and they do sometimes have one or two beers on tap that you canít get around town. Give it a shot, especially if youíre stopping at Intuition (do it), which is right around the corner within definite walking distance.
aracauna (73) Georgia | May 26, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place is hard to find. Make sure to know their street number and look for that and not the sign. The building number is much larger. Very nice tasting room. Busy on the day of the US soccer friendly against Scotland, but not overly. Beer is solid, but not for hop heads. Their $3.50 "shorts" are full pints, by the way.
markwise (173) North of Tampa, Florida | January 5, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Nice warehouse brewery with cozy tasting room and overflow facility out into the brewery. Limited firkins, limited kegs, seasonals, and tasty beers in the tasting room. The only thing missing is a food truck. The owner was nice enough to give me a tour and answer many questions about the beer. Family-friendly atmosphere and family-owned brewery. I will be by any time I am in town.
Msumax1985 (13) Florida | November 27, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Have been a fan of this place for several years.
yayforbeer (18) Orange Park, Florida | December 8, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Bold City Brewery is a breath of fresh air in the otherwise desolate beerscape of Jacksonville. I have been to the taproom on numerous occasions, and our brewclub has held several meetings at the brewery. Brian Miller, the brewmaster, is a member and supporter of the brewclub. His mother Susan, is the business manager. Together, they have built the brewery from scratch to a thriving family business with a lot of buzz in Jacksonville. I have tried almost all of their beers, some are great and some are not so great, but the taproom is always an interesting, fun and comfortable place to go for a beer. Prices are good, samples are free, and service is wonderful and caring. Good food is catered by ďJolly Mon CateringĒ and prices are reasonable. They canít actually sell any food from the brewery due to some truly idiotic and corrupt Jacksonville laws. The city is corrupt to the core and you can bet that any law passed around here puts some dirty money in at least one city councilmanís pocket. Anyway, Iím a big fan of the brewery. They just greatly enlarged the brewery, so apparently Iím not the only one..
beernovice39 (248) Montana | July 11, 2010| Updated August 11, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
We had no idea what we were walking into from the outside of this place. I mean, itís a warehouse. Thereís a roll down door and a regular door to right so we donít know what to expect. However, when we step through the door we are welcomed from the Florida heat into a classy taproom with candle-lit tables and a brick bar serving some of the best craft brew weíve had in ages! Sample tray? Free if you plan to purchase a beer- and do we ever plan to purchase. The beer was excellent. Our favorites: the wife feel in love with the Bold City Red Ale while I was impressed with the Mad Manatee. I was only disappointed that I missed the Chinook. Tours of the brewing area were offered every 1/2 hour or so and it was a treat to meet the brewer and owner. Overall one of our best experiences while on vacation. Good people, great beer. Thank you Bold City. Next time weíre in Jacksonville, we will be back!
GT2 (613) San Diego County , California | March 18, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Bold City is awesome. The beer is sort of average but theyíre cheap, fun to drink. And hell, where else on the planet do they have beer pong and flip cup tournaments inside the brewhouse while you play with craft beer!? Just really fun and awesome. And cheap barbecue to order right inside the warehouse. My favorite place in Jacksonville!
DaveBrewer (3) Florida | February 5, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A nice little tap room to try the beers from the brewery in the back, also allows you to fill up a growler to go. Well worth the visit to try the variety of styles they are brewing
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