Scary parking lot invites fender-benders. Not in the best neighborhood; I suspect stray bullets could be a problem after sunset. Reminds me of my sleazy college booze store. Cramped beer tunnel surprisingly has as much or more craft and imports than micros, and some import single bottles. Liquor side has a pretty good variety of hi-grav beers, and better selection and prices than in Knoxville. Unibroues and a few others aren’t sold singly. Interesting mix of customers: retired guy restocking his yacht, young beer geeks with Kmart clearance wardrobes, a sexy SWF, middleaged party animals, a possible crossdresser. Two or three lazy gang member cashiers at each register, undoubtedly armed, and woudn’t put our purchases in a box (which were stacked next to the register) when we asked. They were also pushing flyers for the strip club across the street. Be sure to check out the Captain Morgan at the entrance... looks like a Klingon having an orgasm.
I had a hard time finding this place. You can see it from the highway but it’s tucked into a maze of streets. Like everyone has already said, split store, OK selection on both sides. The staff could care less if I walked around for hours (i.e. they did not move from behind the register or even raise a head to say hi). The info cards above each beer were cool and they did have lots of glassware available. A larger selection is located minutes down the road (Midtown).
Typical split store because of the stupid TN laws. Beer side has a respectable selection and some glassware. The liquor side carries a few goodies. Stone, Rochefort, Westmalle, Mendocino, Unibroue, DFH,Terrapin , Orval, Chimay, Unibroue, BBC, Left Hand, North Coast, and a few others. The liquor staff has very little knowledge of beer, but it is a liquor store. They do have the lowest prices in town. Venture over to the beer side, and you will find many outdated UK and European beers. The micro selection stays pretty fresh, with offerings from BBC, Fort Collins, Terrapin, Highland, Left Hand, Yazoo, Blackstone, Wild Goose, Schlafly, Leinenkugal, Abita, Rogue, North Coast, as well as your typical Sam Adams and Sierra. They have a small singles section, which is 1.79 per bottle or 9.99 per six. Most of them are regional micros. You are not going to find any rarities in TN because of our stupid laws. If you are in Nashville, this is one of the best stores to hit.
Well the prices are "improved" in many aspects, but they are not always any cheaper than some other shops. Good selection of beers - best feature: above each brewer or beer is an information card giving you a little tidbit about the maker. Carries some glassware. Has a decent selection, both on the beer side and the liqour side. They’ve got Yazoo and Blackstone, and my Spaten Optimator, so its nice to pay them a visit. BONUS: I shopped with Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton (Country Stars).
Not much has changed since mickblueyes went. I moved from CT, the land of microbrews. This is one of the few places around that has a selection. The TN market apparently does not support microbrews. The upside is you can get liquor and a beer selection here.
Decent big beer selection and easy to find store near downtown. Had several impressive 3L bottles of Double Bastard and Arrogant Bastard along with some Rogue, Mendocino,DH, and various trappists. Has a small beer store on the other side of a glass wall; stupid TN liquor laws. I recommend Woody’s in Franklin(Cool Springs) though.
The liquor side is not really beer-focused, but has a selection that ranges from pretty good to passable. Prices also tend to vary, but nothing too expensive ($11.99 for Rogue Imperial Pilsner). The beer side is slanted toward case sales, is seems, but the selection is decent. The do not like to break up six packs, and the sixer selection is much better than the singles selection.
Typical of Tennessee liquor/beer stores they have one of each, side by side. The selection of big beers on the liquor side is the best in Nashville that I'm aware of. The beer store side has a fair selection, but few singles.
This store suffers from the same problem most TN stores do--lack of enthusiasm from the distributors. Since high alcohol beer is sold in liquor stores in TN, it has to go through liquor distributors, who really don't make beer a primary focus. They have around 30 or so high alcohol beers that are fairly common in TN. Great liquor though. Their floorplan could use some updating.