2117 Belcourt Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
Set up as a taproom ever-so-close to the Vanderbilt University area near downtown Nashville, Belcourt Taps is kind of a dive bar with a heavy focus on providing local beers on tap. Set up as a sometimes-music venue, sometimes-sports bar and always an out-of-the-way place to get a good sandwich to eat, this place has a niche appeal—a hole in the wall, easy to pass up, with a glimpse into many of the things that make the Music City shine.
The bar menu is heavily focused on burgers and sandwiches. So called “stuffed burgers” – filled with one creative thing or another, are the right way to start. Each burger is automatically cooked well done (when stuffed, it’s hard to really cook to order.) Among them:
- Macho burger: This burger is stuffed with buffalo sauce and topped with a tangy pepperjack cheese, this burger is a bit of a surprise, the beef itself is heavy and that wing sauce and cheese give it a bit of a gradual heat that is very enjoyable. Best when served with the potato salad or cole slaw, wither will cool the palette a little bit.
- Juicy Lucy: Named after the classic stuffed burger of Minneapolis fame, this burger is stuffed with a heavy helping of sharp cheese and served with veggies. A classic, though hard to find in this region of the county. Recommend this one with some of those crispy fries, and some ketchup or mustard on top which will make it all the more pleasant.
Belcourt Taps is mostly a dive bar, so it definitely has that pleasant local flare to it; the service is friendly and accommodating, the beers are great and there are always plenty of local brews on tap, and sports on the TVs. Like many other bars in town, this one has live music in abundance, when it can be found, expect a two-drink minimum. Also, expect heavy burgers here, and a few other options; this is the kind of place to go if you want food in quantity.
All in all, a very hyperlocal experience. While this bar lacks the hipness of some of the other higher-profile eateries nearby, it’s a much more telling experience of Nashville culture; all about the nice, comfortable things that make the Music City great. A good experience.
- Two drink minimum when live music is playing.
- The menu here is pretty heavy, so I would suggest this is the best kind of place to go with a group of guys or a hungrier crowd.
- The taps have a lot of good local beers, so a craft beer lover should really enjoy the place.