Located in downtown Nashville, Boscos bills itself as "The Restaurant for Beer Lovers". Parking was pretty much street or nothing.
The atmosphere is very dim and trendy. The brewing works are upstairs and can be seen from just about anywhere in the bar. There are big hanging metallic light fixtures that do not allow much light to escape, as well as track lighting. The interior is all brick and mirrors.
The bar is pretty long and there are around 15 taps, all house draughts from the looks of it. The bartender was friendly but kind of rolled her eyes when my wife told her about my hobby. Each sample is $1. The beers were diverse, and it was actually nice not to contend with the typical "light lager" and "bland stout" found at many brewpubs. They even had a homebrew competition winner's beer in rotation.
Boscos is known for their "Flaming Stone Beer", or America's "Original Steinbier". This beer is brewed using a traditional German technique of lowering heated stones into the beer during the brewing process. The menu alludes to a "Three Star" rating for this beer from "the world's leading beer critic". I wasn't overly impressed myself, but it is unique.
We did not try the food as we had just eaten at Blackstone so I cannot comment on it. The food that was carried by looked pretty tasty though.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20