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Old 01-19-2010, 08:32 AM   #1
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Default best Nashville beer scene?

Had a friend recently move to Nashville. Looking to help him find the best places to get great beer in a nice environment. Google turns up a bunch of brewpubs.

So, what's the word? Best watering holes with the best selection, best beer, best environment?

Thanks for any input.

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:51 AM   #2
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Best selection hands down is the Flying Saucer, 200 beers! Very good food also.
Big River Grille (brew pub) has excellent food and solid beer, it's one of the few places that honors an AHA membership. I'll let the locals take it from here.

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Old 01-19-2010, 11:29 AM   #3
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Best selection hands down is the Flying Saucer, 200 beers! Very good food also.
Big River Grille (brew pub) has excellent food and solid beer, it's one of the few places that honors an AHA membership. I'll let the locals take it from here.
I'll second that !

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Old 01-19-2010, 11:39 AM   #4
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+1 for flying saucer. Been there a couple times when i've been up around nashville and i was very impressed.

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Old 01-19-2010, 03:26 PM   #5
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+1 to the saucer! My plate is on the wall. Working on my plate in Fort Worth now!

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Old 01-19-2010, 04:52 PM   #6
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Is Blackstones still around? That was Dave Miller's place. When I used to go there for business I would stay across the street from there because it was closer to the recording studios and I would go there nightly.

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Old 01-19-2010, 05:34 PM   #7
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I lived in Nashville a few years ago and Blackstones is very good. Flying Saucer is the epitome of great beer selection, but it can be pretty noisy and crowded on the weekends (depending on what you consider a "nice environment"). There is one here in Houston, and I always go there when trying to decide what to brew next due to the massive selection.

Blackstones has good beer that is brewed on site and is quieter. The Flying Saucer has an incredible selection, but will be more crowded.

Also, be sure to drink Yazoo! beers when you get a chance. That's a great local brewery. Most local bars will have their beers on tap.

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PS. I have a couple blackstone growlers that are very handy to have. Great for making starters or for taking keg beer to a tailgate.

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Old 01-19-2010, 05:48 PM   #9
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My favorite place to hang out when I'm back home is 12 South Taproom ( http://www.12southtaproom.com/ ). It's a smaller place, but they usually have pretty good beers on tap and every time I stop in they always have something new. It's sort of a neighborhood hangout type place. Great, laid back environment and they sometimes have pretty decent music, plus I can walk home from there.

The Saucer is excellent from a beer selection point-of-view, but it gets way too crowded for my tastes. If I'm going out with friends to have a good time it's decent enough as it's a festive atmosphere, but if I want to chill and have a few beers I'll got to 12 South.

The Saucer is as far in to downtown as I'd go. It gets too touristy the further down Broadway you go, though I'm a little biased to Midcity/Belmont as it's where I grew up and call home.

Also, Yazoo is building a new brewery and taproom. Their old taproom was kind of small, but I think their new one should be a good bit larger.

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Old 01-19-2010, 06:14 PM   #10
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Flying saucer is my place of choice, but Blackstone is great, Big River has GREAT food and GOOD beers, Also Yazoo brewery is downtown and they are about to move to a bigger brewery with a beer garden..etc. The Beer Cellar has some good selections as well.

Battle Grounds brewery just opened in franklin (just 15 minutes south of downtown nashville) and is a very cool place to check out.

I live around the nashville area so any questions just hit me up

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