Located near dowtown Nashville, itís your typical split beer/liquor store. Lately, they are getting the new beers before the other stores in the area...and they are getting more of it. For example, they got 7 out of the 9 cases of Stone RIS. So I say you need to hit this one if you are in town. The liquor store side carries Stone, Terrapin, Great Divide, North Coast, DFH, Left HAnd, to name a few. I am a local, and I hit this place and Frugal, as they are not too far apart. Frugal is a tad cheaper, but Midtown sometimes has beers that Frugal does not carry (like Great Divide). The liquor side staff is friendly and shares enthusiasm for beer, even though they donít sell a lot of it. Beer store side has pretty much the same selection as Frugal (see my review for the lines they carry), but they do not break sixers or sell singles. Doníít expect to find any rarities in TN.
Nice place near downtown with a friendly guy working the counter who let me break up sixers. Landed a bunch of Highland 12-oz. beers and some Thomas Creek, including a new doppelbock, so that only helps to make me smile. Iíd like to think that this is probably as good as it gets in Nashville.
Was in this place mid-day in the middle of the week and the staff was more interested in restocking and dusting shelves than answering questions. Great selection (for TN) on both sides. First time Iíve seen any Highland from NC in mid-TN. Found a 2003 Rogue Old Crustacean tucked in the back of one of the shelves and picked that up. They did have some different stuff than J. Barleycornís. Prices are comparable for those that both carry.
This is apparently one of the best beer stores in TN, but not all that wonderful due to the general lack of support from liquor distributors to sell more high alcohol beer. Of course, there apparently isnít a very large demand for it because Iíve noticed a trend in liquor stores in TN: sought after beers can sit on a shelf for months and months before being sold. This can lead to some good finds, I picked up some Stone Imperial Stout here as well as some Samichlaus and they had a few DFH WWS also. There are probably around 30 beers on the liquor side and quite a few sakes and at least 150-200 bottles on the beer side. The 6% selection is decent enough with plenty of local and regional brews and some more widely distributed imports and micros. I make it a point to pick up a beer or two at this place whenever I (or maybe someone I know) find myself in Nashville.