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Postby cannondale » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:45 am

Any recommendations for good beer and good BBQ?
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Postby cannondale » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:50 pm

Turns our I'll only be there for one night. Not exactly craft beer mecca, but I plan to check out Jack's Bar-B-Que for BBQ:

http://jacksbarbque.com/

and Flying Saucer Draught Emporium for beer:

http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/nashville/

I'll report back on my findings..
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Postby cannondale » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:44 am

I highly recommend Jack's BBQ. Located right downtown on Broadway (where every other shop specializes in cowboy boots. Literally). I had pulled pork, baked beans, mac & cheese and cornbread washed down with:

New Belgium Fat Tire (bottle)

By all accounts, Flying Saucer is the beer destination in Nashville. It is located in a converted train station on 10th avenue at the edge of the downtown tourist district, an easy walk from the downtown hotels. ~50 taps, and a decent bottle list. Apparently I was there on trivia night..very fun and boisterous young-ish crowd. I had:

Boulder Mojo IPA (draught)
Victory Golden Monkey (draught)
New Belgium Kick (draught)
New Belgium Snow Day (bottle)

While sitting belly up to the bar, I noticed that throughout the night they pulled almost as many pints of Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Stout as all other draughts combined.

I ate supper at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge at the airport before flying home. Was not impressed with the pulled pork sandwich. Not much of a tap or bottle list, but I had:

Sam Adams Boston Lager (draught)
Yazoo Pale Ale (draught) (I thought that this was much better than the ratings out there indicate..good clean malty body, and plenty of hops aroma/flavour for an APA)
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Postby S. St. Jeb » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:06 pm

cannondale wrote:By all accounts, Flying Saucer is the beer destination in Nashville.


I was on vacation in Tennesse back in July and meant to update this post a little sooner than now.

I fully agree about the Flying Saucer. Great place. And popular! It was quite full when we arrived late dinner hour on a Wednesday, and people continued to come in even as we were leaving some time later.

I have a .pdf of their 4-page beer menu. PM me if you would like to see it.

Went to Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse as it was just a few blocks away from our hotel. Didn't have much time so only did a quick run in, but I liked it. Can't compare it to the other store (Midtown) that gets good reviews on BA as I didn't go there.

Also on BA, someone commented "The atmosphere is kind of run down and you feel like you are on the wrong side of town if you know what I mean." I can understand why they said that, but it's not that bad. Don't let that comment stop you from going there. And they do have lot's of parking.

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