Blacksburg Beer Guide: Your Blacksburg guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Blacksburg

76 /100 3175 COMMERCE STREET
“The brewery and taproom and a restaurant are alllocated in a big barn-like building set on a hillside with a pretty nice view. They had about a dozen or so beers on tap - most were decent, nothing bad but not fantastic. The food, served from a separate kitchen area, was fantastic. A nice place to hang out and drink a few while enjoying some great food.“
BeerdedDave 513 days ago
78 /100 1410 S MAIN STREET
“Nice brewery located in the same buidling with Lefty's Main Street Grill. All of the beers that I tried were quite good. Flights come in 8 oz pours. The food at Lefty's is great. I had a really great seared tuna salad and we tried some outstanding sausage potato soup. Will definitly be back.“
BeerdedDave 842 days ago
82 /100 2351 GLADE ROAD
“A well done farm locale on the outskirts of Blacksburg. The brewery and attached eatery are apparently separate businesses as you have to order and pay separately, which isn't the most convenient arrangement. The food was OK (limited menu) and the beers were good. Worth a visit. Brewery #836“
Braudog 920 days ago
72 /100 207 SOUTH MAIN STREET
“Parking is on the street and challenging. Big bar with typical colorful MM decor. Service was average. Huge selection of draft beers, but a lot of common beers. Food is excellent as usual, but pricey. $1.50/$2.00 per 4-oz. sample which is great.“
weihenweizen 1133 days ago
60 /100
Kroger - Blacksburg (Grocery Store)
1322 SOUTH MAIN STREET
“Free dedicated parking. Service is typical for a super market. Lots of quantity, limited quality. They had a mix six for $9.99. Prices were reasonable. There is no reason for me to go back to this place, but somebody new to craft beer could get a mixer sizer here.“
weihenweizen 1133 days ago
66 /100 2351 GLADE ROAD
“Great place on a farm co-op. Besides beer you can purchase cabrito, pork, and other products from the farm. The brewery is in a barn with picnic tables, ping pong, and games. Great atmosphere and a great place to hang out while drinking a few. The beers I tried were all good, though nothing exceptional or even great. I enjoyed the atmosphere enough that I will be back.“
BeerdedDave 1262 days ago
66 /100 112 NORTH MAIN STREET
“You’ll see the London Tube sign as you pass by - don’t worry that Londoners call it The Tube and not The Underground. Inside is a friendly dive bar mostly populated by students and grad students. All the flags of the former British colonies behind the bar (including ours). Decent enough taplist, and a few pleasantly surprising bottles (Bell’s Black Note when we visited). Cheap. They do serve breakfast lunch and dinner, but we saw no food for the couple of hours we were there. Worth a look.“
Travlr 1410 days ago
56 /100 622 NORTH MAIN STREET
“Heidi from Lefty’s recommended this place to us - they have the same owner. The Main Street entrance takes you into the restaurant/wine bar which is sedate and classy. But you can follow the corridor on the left into Frank’s, or enter from the side street. Much livelier, more of a dive bar but in a good way. Couple of pool tables, L-shaped bar and some bar tables. Beer list was disappointing after Heidi raved about it - both Blacksburg Taphouse and Mellow Mushroom had better lists. Still, we found a few things that were worth the visit. Best skipped, though, unless you have lots of time. Maybe the wine side is more worthwhile.“
Travlr 1410 days ago
80 /100 207 SOUTH MAIN STREET
“Large place right on Main Street. Modern but lived-in decor. Huge bar, tons of taps. Only a handful of really interesting beers, both on tap and in bottles. Makes sense in a college town where student drink at cheaper places, except during $3 pint night. Server Griffen took outstanding care of us, and pointed us straight to the good stuff. Note the early closing times, possibly the earliest of any Mellow Mushroom on the planet. Worth a stop for sure in this college town with few adult drinking establishments.“
Travlr 1410 days ago
60 /100
The Cellar (Restaurant)
302 N MAIN ST
“Beer store on one side with a few booths, bar on the other side with a few booths, and a basement with more tables. Italian and Greek cuisine, which we did not try. Beers were mainly macro and larger more common craft stuff from around the world. Nothing peaked my interest at all. Server was friendly but not a beer guy. It is what it is.“
Travlr 1410 days ago
78 /100 1410 S MAIN STREET
“Large chain-style restaurant with a large parking lot, right on Main Street but closer to the airport than to the town center. Restaurant tables up front, large bar in the back with a few bar tables. Seven beers available in flights of four (stresses me out when the math doesn’t work out, but staff were generous with samples. Beers were all very solid, and they are starting to do sours, with more in the works, including barrels and Brett. Guest taps as well. Tasty enough food. Terrific staff. One to keep an eye on.“
Travlr 1410 days ago
74 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“Large wine store in a strip mall. Almost a third of the space is filled with beer, nicely organized by country and US region. Large tasting area, which is odd since you cannot drink in the store, and there are no taps. They do events, I was told. Selection is large, service is good. Would be much better if they had an ABC license that allowed in-store consumption, since Blacksburg overall has relatively few places for adults to sit and drink good beers.“
Travlr 1410 days ago
68 /100 2351 GLADE ROAD
“A working farm on the northern outskirts of Blacksburg. Full of students having a good time playing board games, table tennis, or just drinking and talking. Various animal products for sale. Very friendly and helpful staff. They had a few food offerings but we did not partake (and we didn’t see anyone else eating). They’ll do flights of four or as many as they have on tap. Beers need work, which is surprising since they’ve been open for a couple of years at least. Come for the fun atmosphere but with low expectations of the beers.“
Travlr 1410 days ago
44 /100
Six-Pak Store (Beer Store)
302 NORTH MAIN STREET
“I nearly always regret trying to shop at the 6-pack store. Their prices on most things are outrageous. I’ve seen them charge $15-18 for Stone bombers that run closer to $10 in most other places. They actually hide some of the more limited releases from the customers. The beer manager knows very little. The store is kept at a sultry 80 degrees F, or roughly thereabouts, and some of the beers are stored in direct sunlight. The Cellar’s pizza is excellent, and if you go on a Sunday they have these awesome little fried cordon bleu bites that are incredibly delicious but also like molten lava on the inside, so be careful. Also on Sundays, the restaurant has half off bottles of imports, which is pretty cool.“
nebuck 1944 days ago
90 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“I’ve been shopping at the Vintage Cellar for eight years now, and I really love the place. They’re one of the best bottle shops in Virginia that I’ve been to. They have a pretty big selection. My only complaint about the selection is that I would like to see more imports, specifically Belgian stuff, but I’m not sure how much the VC has to do with that. It might be a distribution thing. The staff varies. The current beer manager, Jeff, is very helpful and nice and is learning a lot, but he’s not as knowledgeable as the previous two beer managers. My only serious complaint about this store is that they price gouge. They’ll often have beers $3-5 above other local shops. They’re not as bad as the Cellar 6-Pack store in Blacksburg about price gouging, but their prices are nowhere near as good as Barrel Chest in Roanoke.“
nebuck 1944 days ago
66 /100
Kroger - Blacksburg (Grocery Store)
1322 SOUTH MAIN STREET
“As Krogers go, this is nice in terms of both beer selection and overall ambiance. Nice Kroger, with all the bells and whistles. Nice beer selection too. The typical macro crap but a good representation of locals and even some less common offerings from regional microbreweries. Staff is what you’d expect. Strip mall, so plenty of parking. In the same shopping center as Vintage Cellar so can’t hurt to poke your head in.“
Drake 2161 days ago
78 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“Good beer store tucked in a grocery store strip mall; not far at all from Bull & Bones. Good selection overall and well organized. Not sure if it’s the price or a different consumer base, but they had some rare stuff that I think would fly off shelves in other cities. That said, it kind of makes this place a hidden gym. I did think that their prices were a tad high compared to what I’m used to seeing, but not heavily marked up. They break up pretty much all 4 and 6 packs so that you can buy singles, but you don’t get any type of discount no matter how many you buy. Overall a nice place and a one-stop-shop for building up a pretty respectable cellar.“
sonnycheeba 2220 days ago
66 /100 1470 S MAIN ST
“Massive brewbup in a newer, somewhat upscale stripmall complex. Inside the place lacks any distinguishing style and just seems overwhelmingly large. Service was just okay despite the fact they weren’t busy during the time we were there. They offered a handful of house beers but none were great; none were terrible either, but certainly nothing memorable. Food was equally forgettable; again, nothing stood out as bad, but lacked something overall. And so was my impression overall...nothing really bad, but nothing good to say either.“
sonnycheeba 2220 days ago
78 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“Stopped by to get some Virginia beers. Great selection and you can mix a six of anything.“
edgallow 2323 days ago
74 /100
Six-Pak Store (Beer Store)
302 NORTH MAIN STREET
“Smaller bottle shop connected to The Cellar. Smaller metered parking lot out front. Lots of singles, well organized, and quality selections. This is not as big of a selection as Vintage Cellar, but not as picked over. Service is not bad and prices are going rate. Way more selections than their website lists.“
weihenweizen 2375 days ago
60 /100 1470 S MAIN ST
“Dedicated parking right in front. Part of a newer strip mall. Went Thursday lunch in the summer, not busy. Service was average. Beer is cheap, but I would only buy one again. Atmosphere is typical newer restaurant. I liked the pulled pork and peach cobbler.“
weihenweizen 2379 days ago
44 /100 1470 S MAIN ST
> Applebee’s quality beer and food

>> Stopped in here on my way home from Asheville. Menu was unimpressive, but looked like they specialized in barbecue and hey, it’s in the boonies of Virginia so I took a gamble. Absolutely the worst brisket I’ve ever had, so bad that I thought for a moment I had been served dog food. Opaque poo brown color with no semblance of brisket. Canned green beans as a side. No seasoning, just dumped on the plate. Beer flight of all of their house offerings made it clear they can’t make good beer either. Harsh, chemical beers with soda carbonation and lemon water palates. Overall, I just went to the best brewpub ever in Asheville, Wicked Weed, and not I think I’ve been to the worst. Server was given a spiel for each beer and went over all them with me awkwardly. I wish I could just say, "no need, I’m all set" but didn’t have the balls. She then disappeared for the rest of the meal. “
GT 2470 days ago
60 /100 1470 S MAIN ST
“Strip-mall style place in a well, strip mall. The BBQ looked good. Service was disinterested. You’ll hafta ask GT2 and BeerandBlues2 about the beer. Flights were available.“
Travlr 2486 days ago
84 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“Great beer store just off of Rt. 81. Thanks to Springlicker for the recommendation. Nice selection and very friendly staff. Worth a visit if you are in the area.“
jtclockwork 2488 days ago
84 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“Visited on a Friday night and it had a nice buzz about the place. They were doing tastings of the new pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers that had just arrived. It’s good to see the outreach in a college town. They had a nice selection of local and regional craft as well as strong Belgian and Scandinavian section as well. They had most of their stuff available for pick sixes. All in all its a pretty solid place.“
DiarmaidBHK 2643 days ago
88 /100
The Cellar (Restaurant)
302 N MAIN ST
“Excellent college bar. Not your thing? Then not your bar. Or your town for that matter.“
ipaluvr 2698 days ago
72 /100
The Cellar (Restaurant)
302 N MAIN ST
“An smazing selection of bottled beer for a sandwich -pizza place. Taps are unremarkable, but you can have Founder’s Breakfast Stout, Old Rasputin, or Fuller’s ESB with lunch. Service is disorganized but friendly. Food is uneven but they try hard. Considering it’s Blacksburg, and the little retail annex lets you pack almost any of their bottles into mixed 6-packs, it may offer a better selection per capita than anywhere on the East Coast.“
jaybo99 2789 days ago
76 /100 1470 S MAIN ST
“I have been here dozens of times. It is very well managed, the service is usually excellent, food prepared quickly, and the place is clean. I dislike the smaller than pint glasses they use for the beer, but I really like the pulled pork sandwich and the chili is second best in town. The better Scotch selections are too expensive in my opinion but they do have a few interesting ones. For BB, a solid choice.“
EKGoldings 2860 days ago
80 /100 1470 S MAIN ST
“Nice place in Blacksburg. Large conventional restaurant area complemented with a large bar. We had excellent service, food was solid with a nice selection, good options on the house beers. We’ll definitely return.“
strongpieman 3023 days ago
82 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“Part of a strip mall with Kroger and the like. Plenty of dedicated parking in front. The beer is toward the back left of the store. Lots of singles. Good selection of Belgians, good selection of Germans, and good selection of American. One of the guys working there helped me find a few and let me ask about availability. Lady put my beer safe and sound in wine boxes. Actually returned a can I accidentally bought, no problems. Good pricing, but the occasional beer has some age. Hopefully I will be back soon.“
weihenweizen 3024 days ago
40 /100
The Cellar (Restaurant)
302 N MAIN ST
“Worst service ever. Showed up Saturday afternoon a little bit later than prime time for lunch. Place was busy, but not crazy. We sat at the bar, probably a mistake, but the guys to our left sat down after us and received their food before our order was placed with the cook. After 15 minutes our waitress took our drink orders. When we received our drinks she took our order. After 45 minutes I asked when we were going to get our food. She checked with the cook and she had not given the cook our food order. She told us that we could place our order or we could just go somewhere else. I asked if the six inche gyro was big, she said it was a lot, the six inch gyro is small but good (my friends food portions were much better). The waitress said she was new, she should get a diffrent job. Atmosphere was chill, but the paper towel dispenser in the mens room doesn’t work. Draft selections were lacking, bottle selections was a little better. Received a free beer due to the mistake, but it was a two hour tour and they have a dedicated parking lot but, it is metered parking. The bottle shop was run much better. Good selection of Belgians and pretty american selection. Rate is for the bar not the bottle shop.“
weihenweizen 3025 days ago
44 /100
The Cellar (Restaurant)
302 N MAIN ST
“Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon. Went to the bottleshop side first. Had I not just come from vintage cellar, I would have bought a good bit more. The selection in the bottleshop is pretty good, but when you go to the restaurant side, the tap list is fairly unimpressive, but the bottle list is nice. After taking a seat at the bar, it took fifteen minutes to even have our drink order taken. Then about ten minutes later our meal order was taken. 45 minutes later, the waitress comes to tell has she forgot to put our order in and that we could either wait it out, or go somewhere else. Given, she said she was new, but come on. By the time we got to eat, the place had pretty much emptied. We did get one free beer apiece, but the service was about as bad as could be. At least things appeared to be clean. One positive from the reastaurant side is that the food was quite good. I had the Greek spaghetti and it was delicious and was a pretty large serving.“
JStax 3025 days ago
88 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“Stopped in here early Saturday afternoon and again a few hours later to pick something up I couldn’t live without. Parking is strip mall standards. Plenty to go around. When you walk in, the front half of the store is dedicated to wines with some nice glassware and hot sauses close to the door. The back half of the store is all beer with everything available as singles. If you wanted a four or six pack of something, it was available, but most were already broken out for individual sale. Pricing is very fair on all their bottles, but one thing I noticed and didn’t care for, was not everything was priced. Its not a huge deal to walk up to the counter to ask, but when I was there, the store was pretty busy and it took a few minutes to track a free person down to get a price. For the most part, I was very happy with both of my visits. If ever I’m in the area again, I will be back.“
JStax 3025 days ago
40 /100
The Cellar (Restaurant)
302 N MAIN ST
“worst service I’ve ever had anywhere.“
boatee 3030 days ago
80 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“I’ve done several mail orders with them snd I’ve had nothing but really good experiences. I would recommend them.“
daknole 3066 days ago
68 /100
The Cellar (Restaurant)
302 N MAIN ST
“My daughter and I came in here Memorial Day evening at 9 to have a beer and hear the blues Jam. They had about 10-12 on tap. I had a local IPA that was new to me that wasn’t bad at all. $3.50 pt for drafts. My daughter had a Brooklyn Brown ale in bottles, they have a whole selection of them. There are two parts to this place. There are two doors and at the back you can go from one side into the other. The other side is a bottle shop with a decent selection that "hits most of the high spots" if not extensive enough to cover it all. The were open Memorial Day afternoon after Vintage cellar had closed at 4. Their 22’s of Sculpin were $9.50, Vintage Cellar had them $11.25. The pizzas looked very good, id go back.“
SpringsLicker 3108 days ago
68 /100 1470 S MAIN ST
“I stopped here one time. Memorial day evening 2012. Early, not too crowded yet. I had the ribs and my daughter had the Sirloin Tip Medallions that I don’t remember what they called. The ribs weren’t bad, but I’ve had better. A bit dry and not "falling off the bone" yet. Her Sirloin tip was very good. The crab cakes we had for an appetizer were ok, but needed to be a bit crispier to be A+. The service wasn’t bad, just inexperienced. I ordered the sampler as far as beer goes. The beers were ok, but nothing that I would have wanted to take a growler home of. A bit light on flavor, most just needed a little more of everything. The stout was perhaps the best, the IPA was a good Pale Ale, the pale ale was a good amber ale and so on.“
SpringsLicker 3108 days ago
86 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“Did a very straight forward and hassle-free mail order from here. Great selection and very reasonable prices. Shipped out very speedily, packed well and everything was great. Only good things to say.“
mcberko 3139 days ago
98 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“Great store for beer supplies through the years. Very reasonable prices.“
GHOKIE 3179 days ago
72 /100
Rivermill (Bar)
212 DRAPER RD
“Great beer selection, but the atmosphere and food quality were lacking. Very convenient by foot to campus.“
GHOKIE 3179 days ago
96 /100
The Cellar (Restaurant)
302 N MAIN ST
“The Cellar is what Blacksburg is all about - rustic, simple, and full of nice folks with great beer. They recently added a bottle shop that you can find unique brews. Love the CALZONE“
GHOKIE 3179 days ago
86 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“Placed my first order with them, and they were quick to get back to me with a few of my items being out of stock. I was able to acquire others in their place. Will definitely order again, just waiting for their stock to change with the seasonal brews. Shipping was reasonable, and now have a container to trade with.“
jandd1983 3312 days ago
80 /100
The Cellar (Restaurant)
302 N MAIN ST
“Restaurant / bar with a good beer selection, both taps and bottles. Next door is a good beer shop with singles, sixes, etc. as well. I have visited once for lunch and had excellent service and very good food. I would definitely visit again and sample more of the beers. Recommend to visit when in the area.“
strongpieman 3327 days ago
56 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“ordered from them onc.. not the craziest selection but was able to fill a big box .. shipping was quite good but kind of a boring website and nothing super special ..“
SudsMcDuff 3360 days ago
82 /100
Vintage Cellar (Beer Store)
1338 S MAIN ST
“The store looks quite small from the outside, but is rather expansive once you get in. I froze when I got to the beers because I could not decide where to start. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The selection is vast and diverse.“
BeerandBlues2 3374 days ago
78 /100 1470 S MAIN ST
“This is a very nice and new place in Blacksburg. It was packed though not as much as I expected following a home game. The service is very good. All the beers are solid, and there were 6 or 7 house beers. The food is well-prepared and quite tasty.“
BeerandBlues2 3374 days ago
78 /100
The Cellar (Restaurant)
302 N MAIN ST
“The Cellar is a staple in Blacksburg and a must for a beer and a meal. Great sandwiches and the beer selection really works for the town. If you’re in town visit Va Tech or for a football game, the Cellar is a great place to hang out and enjoy the afternoon/evening.“
JPSHop07 3413 days ago
60 /100
Rivermill (Bar)
212 DRAPER RD
“Great spot in a college town. Play some darts, drink some incredibily cheap beer, don’t expect too much more... it’s great for what it is.“
JPSHop07 3413 days ago
84 /100 1470 S MAIN ST
“This brew pub is pretty large inside the dining area and the bar is large. The decor is nice and the service was good. Food was above average but was a little expensive. The beers were all pretty good and I even bought two growlers. I got the sampler for dinner and it had all 9 beers, which was nice.“
robgibbens 3431 days ago
72 /100 1470 S MAIN ST
“Stopped by this sports bar/restaurant/brewpub on a Thursday afternoon. It’s located in a strip mall and appears to be a hangout for Virginia Tech fans. There were a fair amount of people dressed in VT garb for lunch (although I’m not sure why as there didn’t appear to be a game going on...). There are numerous TVs in the bar area. It’s a spacious place and the bar is pretty long. The bar has this frozen ice bar along it where you can rest your beer (I guess to keep it cool? I’ve never seen such a thing before). As one might guess, the place offers a number of BBQ meats. I had the chicken BBQ sandwich which was ok, although I had been expecting a little better...There were ~8 tap offerings mostly consisting of your standard offerings but the ones we tried were pretty tasty. Overall a nice place to go for lunch and some beers and seems like a good place to go to watch some local sports.“
LilBeerDoctor 3623 days ago