A locals hangout that provides a slight divey vibe in a tight and narrow space. We visited for lunch and it was busy as expected but still managed to grab a few spots at the bar. Four taps pouring and a bottle list is available. Don’t expect anything too crazy but there were some solid local beers on hand. Many of the beers were from other states. Good old school burgers here that were juicy and tasty. Friendly staff.
Others have commented on the atmosphere - it’s a legit dive bar, not a fake hipster one, but with a massive beer list, mostly in bottles and cans. They did have one local beer on tap as well. No rare beers, but you’ll find a solid and thorough tour of craft beer staples from around the country and the world. Atmosphere improves even further after 5 when they turn the disco ball on, and lower the bra. Staff were some of the most genuinely friendly folks I’ve come across in my beer travels. And the burgers are the genuine article. They’ve dressed some of the burgers up, but the plain cheeseburger is what burgers used to be like in America before McDonalds came along and ruined everything. This is a chain, so I plan to seek out the others.
SUCH a place. It’s tiny and narrow so there are only a few taps (three, I think), but if it’s available in the state of Virginia, you’ll probably find a can or bottle of it here. The place oozes character (the bra chandelier, Utfart, etc.) and community. One of my favorite places to drink beer, eat burgers and shoot the breeze. One quibble: I wish that JB’s was more dedicated to Virginia brewers. I wish JB’s offered everything that Three Brothers, Devils Backbone, Smashmouth, etc. bottles.
Nice little burger bar. Stopped for a bite on way back home from RBWG. Didn’t have any beer but bottle selection was good. Some interesting burger choices. Not sure about the Elvis peanut butter burger but the habanero shocker was tasty.
Solid local burger joint with an agreeable dive bar ambiance. The narrow dimensions mean that most of the tables are located on the patio outside. Indeed, this place is tiny, so I’d advise against visiting during peak hours. The selection’s fine, nothing to write home about. There’s something like 4 beers on tap with another 20ish bottles available. I had a fairly decent black IPA from White Birch. Power raters will definitely struggle to find new beers. The food menu’s limited to burgers, grilled cheese, and fries. The burgers are decent, of good value. Overall, a fine refilling station, but nothing to travel out of the way for.
OK...so how cool is this place? From NJ...putting my second kid thru VMI...stumbled across this place a few years ago. Great people...really fun place. The beer is the best selection in the area (with all apologies to the new Devil’s Backbone Outpost...which is also amazing but apples to oranges to Jack’s). The burgers are "really" good...they are on the small side...which I love...it gives them great texture...so much better than really thick & fat burgers that end up tasting like meatloaf or meatballs. There’s a different special burger each day with great toppings. This place is so cool...microscopic in size...including the kitchen and bathroom spaces...but somehow it all works. My only regret is that since I’m usually passing thru I can’t drink more of their great craftbrews. There are now 3 of these...I hope the expansion does not change what’s great about these places (please add one to Lexington). Go out of your way to visit..& have a deep fried oreo too!
I love this place. Super good people and a good atmosphere. Don’t expect all the proper glassware and things but with the great food and good selection of beers you can’t beat this place. I only wish Huntington WV had something similar
This is a TINY little place located near Court Square. There is a free parking garage about a block away and some parking on Court Square. There was some pay lot right next door, but I didn’t pay much attention to it. There is a patio outside. Inside, as I said, it is small. The bar basically takes up the whole place, with even the kitchen located behind the bar. As such, the menu is limited... burgers, fries, fried oreos and such. And its good. They focus on the burgers, having a different theme every day. I had a Chiflet burger (if you’re local you’ll get the joke) with bacon, egg and cheese. Excellent. And all the burgers are made with kobe beef which doesn’t hurt. This is definitely a bottle bar, with only three taps, but good stuff on tap (today Ommegang Art of Darkness, Founders Double Trouble and Tuppers Keller Pils). Lots of bottle choices as well with decent prices. The ambience is eclectic... old beer cans, brick wall, brassieres and an assortment of random stuff. There is an upstairs but I’m not sure if there is more seating up there or not. The service was about average. Definitely an awesome place and if I didn’t live an hour away I would be here often.
It is easy to like this place! Jack Browns has a very impressive line up of beers by the bottle. A majority are American micro brews but they have a some from Germany, Belgium, France, etc. They have just three taps but they are constantly changing with new kegs coming on quickly, even multiple times a night during the weekends. They also have an ever changing selection of large format bottles. Jack Browns gets in some very limited kegs and they have steal-a-pint-night with brewery representatives a few times a month. It is a small space so it feels full and fun almost constantly. It is worth the wait if you have to stand in line. The prices are reasonable and the fries always hot. It is a simple place,with simple food and great bar tenders. Casual and classic!