This place is in a great part of town and has a wonderful atmosphere that has minimal noise. The service is great and the staff friendly and helpful. An eight beer sampler was $8.00 which includes 5 brews year-round and 3 seasonal specialties. Thier webiste is a good resource for finding out what the current brew are before you go. I highly reccomnmend this brewpub when in Nashville; it was well worth my 1:45 drive!
Located in the heart of Hillsboro village down the road from the Vanderbilt Univeristy. Big room decorated by large art pictures of their beers. They had 8 things on tap 4 regulars and 4 seasonals. The beers were solid but not spectacular. The service at the bar was not the best. The bartender seems to think it was normal to have fruit flies and gnats in the beer although they did replace it for free. It’s a decent enough place but not any kind of destination.
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.
Place is decent with a very typical restaurant feel, parking is apparently an issue as this section of town gets rather busy. The waiter was very nice and their beer comes in a variety of sizes, all the way down to 3oz for sampling purposes. I wasn’t too impressed with anything I had, but we were there for the cask tapping at happy hour. That was a great ritual all in itself and definitely made my visit a little bit more interesting.
My girlfriend and I visited Bosco’s for dinner and beers on a Saturday night during what happened to be a busy homecoming weekend for Vanderbilt in Nashville. We liked the Hillsboro Village area and this is a perfect location for a brewpub. Bosco’s had its four year-round taps and a few seasonals. They have one cask but only on weeknights, which I didn’t understand. We were both disappointed with the beers, but the food was pretty good. We sat up front by the window, but the place goes pretty far back and has high ceilings and a ton of tables but still seemed full. I was hoping to get a sampler but those were not an option that Saturday night either, and we didn’t get a good explanation why. I had higher hopes based on the ratings I’d read prior to visiting, so I was a little disappointed with the selection, service, and beers themselves. Still, some of these could have just been bad luck on the night we visited and Bosco’s here or at one of the other 3 Tennessee locations might warrant a second try.
A cool brewpub near the Vanderbilt campus. I was here for a big gathering and had a great time. They had 4 regulars and 4 seasonals on tap when I was there. The pale ale was good and the baltic porter was quite good, so I don’t think the beer is as bad as the ratings seem to indicate. As far as food, I got a chicken bbq pizza which was very tasty. Overall, a chill place, decent to good beer, and good food. I think it’s worth a stop.
I took a cab from Big River to Boscos, which to my shock was $10 to go 2.5 miles! The cabs in Nashville are expensive. Unlike Big River, which was closing down for the night at just after 11pm on a Friday, Boscos was still happening when I arrived there at about Midnight. Perhaps this was partially due to its close proximity to Vanderbilt U. The joint is not upscale like Big River, but perhaps is more comfortable. I sat at the bar, which was noisy and smoky! The bartender, when finding out I was from Minneapolis and was rating beer, gave me my $8 sampler for free! That helped ease the pain of the $20 in cab fares it took me to get there and back. The beer was very solid. 4 regulars and 3 seasonals. By that time at night after probably 4-5 beers at dinner and another 7 samples at Big River, my palate was a little fried. Recommended.
Very contemporary interior, with a nice gourmet menu. Prices are not to bad for the quality of food. I like the pizzas, pasta, and the salads. The open kitchen is pretty cool. This is a trendy venue that can get busy on the weekends and at night after work. Service in the small bar area is hit or miss, especially when its crowded. It also gets very loud. Most of the beers are good,with adequate rotation. They have a cask beer every night at five. Definitely worth a visit. Good beer and good food, how can you go wrong?
Very nice place inside. Dimly lit, nicely dressed people, lots of wood, very clean... warming, nice atmosphere.
Our waiter was prompt, kind, and nicely chatty (not overbearing). His knowledge of the beers was average. He couldn’t remember all of the beers they had on tap and couldn’t talk much about them, except those he liked. He came across at first as knowing a lot, but then crashed pretty fast as I asked questions. He did tell me that the Winter Warmer "is an ale," and that "I love dark beers... if I could have one beer before I died, it’d be a Guinness," in reference to the Scottish-style brew I asked him about."
Selection was slim... their stuff and a few macros. I can’t complain though... it’s a brewpub... that’s the point, right?
Didn’t try the food, but it sounded good. Seemed expensive, though.
Getting a sampler is pretty cheap. You get 8 brews for 8 bucks. My wife’s pint, however, was $4.50 and was far from worth it.
Overall, stop by if you’re in town and want to hit up a chainy brewpub type place that probably has some decent food.