some of the best wings in town

Adjacent to the Publix shopping center, which seemingly popped up overnight in a rapidly growing stretch of Highway 100, Brewhouse 100 is another addition to the family of West Nashville’s Brewhouse West, the new Brewhouse South in Cool Springs,  and downtown and Midtown’s Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo Grill. All locations serve as mighty fine New Orleans/Tex-Mex roadhouses, with gumbo, chicken quesadillas, shrimp po-boys, burgers and roasted chicken wings (the sweet and spicy Panama are some of the best wings in town) among the expertly prepared offerings. Midtown’s Mojo Grill features a far more extensive menu of Cajun and Tex-Mex offerings, with grilled chicken dishes as particular highlights. The downtown Broadway Brewhouse’s menu also features stone oven-cooked pizzas, all the better to soak up the action from two substantial bars with wide varieties of beer on draft. If beer’s not doing the trick, step into something strong: the Bushwhacker – basically an adult milkshake with 151 and coffee liqueur. They’re as potent as they are delicious, so sip cautiously.  – LocalEats

best nachos in town!

Another “must” when visiting Nashville. Great atmosphere, plenty of seating, a guaranteed great time. Plenty of beers on tap, and the best nachos in town! —TNvacation.com

31 beers on tap

The masterminds behind Broadway Brewhouse have launched a fourth Brewhouse nameplate in the Shops on the Harpeth. Housed in the new building to the left of the bygone One Hundred West restaurant, Brewhouse 100 serves the same Mojo Grill repertoire of spicy Cajun cuisine as the Charlotte Pike, midtown and downtown Brewhouses, with 31 beers on tap and numerous brews available in the bottle.—Nashville Scene

food menu that’s hard to beat

One of my all-time favorite beer bars, Broadway Brewhouse

Photo: LocalBeerBlog.com

Photo: LocalBeerBlog.com

has an ambience, beer selection, and food menu that’s hard to beat. There are five locations in the Nashville area: the original location midtown near Vanderbilt University, one downtown on Broadway, the third on Charlotte Pike in West Nashville, Brewhouse 100 in Bellevue, and Brewhouse South in Franklin/Cool Springs.

The midtown spot was a popular watering hole for me and my buddies in college, so I may be a little biased by nostalgia. It’s definitely got a biker bar feel to it, but in the summer, there’s nothing better than kicking back on the patio with some good friends, good brews, and Chipotle Chicken Wings. They’ve got darts, that game where you have to get the ring on the hook, and a bunch of TVs always tuned in to the big match. Sunday 2-4-1s are a great way to close out the weekend, but you can count on it being packed with Titans fans if the local team is playing.

The Broadway Brewhouse beer list seems to be keeping up with the trends. We were able to get the Founder’s/Green Flash collaboration, a White IPA called Linchpin. To make a regular IPA “white,” just take out the caramel malts and throw the balance in full favor of the hops. The Brewhouse also had the New Belgium Lips of Faith series on tap. They usually have a nice selection of Stone, Sweetwater, Terrapin, and of course, Yazoo as well.

The menu from the Mojo Grill side of the equation is an interesting combination of Cajun, Tex-Mex, and Southern. I can’t say enough about the Chipotle Chicken Wings — they are phenomenal. The prices are hard to beat, too, with most items on the menu less than $10. On this particular day, I got a Grouper Sandwich with a Rompo Red Ale from Jackalope Brewing Co., a new brewery in the Nashville scene. If you like coleslaw, you better getcha some cuz it’s damn good at the Brewhouse.

Oh yeah — beware the Brewhouse Bushwacker. —LocalBeerBlog.com