Visited here during RBWG 2013. Big thanks to the brewery for giving us the all-access experience, complete with complimentary beer and food! The beers from Bold City are decent. Not the most progressive beers out there, but solid. We were in the brewery rather than the bar section of this place, so we didn’t have the experience most visitors would likely have. The bar space looked nice, like a proper no-frills American bar. We got to meet a few of the staff and even the owner, who was generous enough to crack open some of their limited release beers for us. I had a great time here and would happily return.
Visited on a Thursday near dinner time. Located near downtown, close off the freeway in a light industrial, somewhat rundown part of town. Park kind of wherever nearby. They had a lot, though when I visited there was an alumni function that occupied the space. There is a bar and tables in the open area of the brewery, or there is also a pub sort of area built in the corner of the building. Access to both is from the exterior of the building. 9 house beers on draft, pours or growlers - I didn’t see any tasters on offer. In addition to the alumni event (Wake Forest) there was also an urban yoga class happening in the brewery. Weird place, quirky but fun.
70 = ★★˝ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Warehouse in a funky old Jax hood. Friendly place with small casual taproom. Brand new and full of promise. Brewer has a bit of a rye fetish, which is a great way to expand the palate. So great to see this become a part of the FL craft beer scene. If here, Kickbacks is a cool bar about a mile away worth visiting on the same trip, and they will likely have some Bold City brews on tap there too.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 16, 2009
Small tap room at the rustic brewery in Jacksonville. The lineup is great, and we had solid service from one of the brewers. It was a fun time had by all.
Bold City is awesome. The beer is sort of average but they’re 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!
Great new little brewery near downtown Jacksonville - just off I-10. Has a taproom with limited hours and the place was packed when we went there on a Saturday night. They offer a free 10 beer sampler - servings are too small to get a proper rating (unless you are a serious ticker with no shame) but if provides you a good idea of what to order. All were decent - no boundary stretchers here but also did not notice a "house taste" which was nice. Will look for them around town as they have taps at several locations. Stop by if you are going through Jacksonville on I-10. Very friendly crew working there and the place is kid-friendly and customers appeared to be regulars and were really enjoying themselves.
Visited with ibrew2or3.
Finally a place worth stopping at in Jax.
Small brewery in what appeared to be the hood.
Inside sports a nice tasting room with a window overlooking to the brewery itself.
10 beers on tap, free sampler tray and amazingly cheap pints.
Service was friendly and very family oriented which is a welcome change from anything else we had seen in the other JAX breweries so far.
They are doing great stuff in that town, and my only concern is some of the beers that appeared to be very one dimensional and thin in body.
Lots of local people coming in to refill the 1gal growlers.
Really good location and the best brewery in JAX bare none.
This is a little warehouse packaging brewery with small air-conditioned tasting room built in at the front. They were readily filling one gallon growlers nearly one after the other during my extended visit. So the beer seems popular which is great. The staff is friendly in this family run establishment. The beer is as good as or better than anything else made for a hundred and fifty miles in any direction. The brewer Brian graciously showed us around. I will certainly visit again if I can get back to this area of FL.