Great food, bustling atmosphere,
Great food, bustling atmosphere, and the mimosas and bloody marys at brunch are pretty outstanding.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVED Acre 121
1) Our waitress (Robin) was accomodating, had a great energetic vibe and just overall awesome.
2) The live music was a welcome surprise as we didnt know live music would be featured, they also played classic rock tunes, which is always a plus in my book.
3) the food was perfectly cooked - we had the cheese plate, shrimp and grits and the hanger steak, followed by the kentucky derby pie - everything was on point.
4) We will back again and again - including this weekend to try brunch which we've heard great things about. And, after our first aweaome experience, there's no doubt it will live up to its reputation.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Fav! Great southern food...
I have a new fav! My fiancee and I went here and had such a great time. Coincidentally, there was a musician playing that night--a nice bonus.
The food was the real highlight. Literally everything we both ate was amazing: the fried green tomatoes, the Cajun shrimp po-boy, and the pulled pork sandwich, the sweet potato fries, and cornbread. The blue cheese coleslaw was interesting--not bad, but I'd probably go with a different side next time.
A very interesting beer menu had me try a beer I never had before (a Chicago-brew whose name now escapes me) that was recommended by the waitress. I loved it---complex, hoppy, and a bit citrusy.
The dining is a bit informal, there is often music there. I'll be going again, sitting outside.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great CoHi Spot
Acre is not sure what it wants to be. BBQ or Southern? Bar or restaurant. And that's why it's great. Great bar atmosphere, great Southern food, and good barbecue too. They have silent movies on sometimes, and Nats games at other times. Brunch is good too - Bloody Mary bar has great fixins. I will say though that the service (especially during brunch) can leave something to be desired (my waitress at this most recent visit was great though), although the bar staff is great.
Last thing to mention - they bring in great bands. Rock, bluegrass, jazz, etc. And usually there is no cover.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
There aren't many BBQ joints in the city that actually have good Southern Barbeque. I've found the place. The ambience, friendly service, and great food will have me coming back alone and with the family! Big Thumbs up!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for live music!
We mainly went to see a band we knew of from Philadelphia (Boy Wonder). We arrived at 9pm and ordered dinner. Both had barbeque sandwiches that were very tasty. Band started at 9pm. We stayed till about midnight. Had a great time. Ordered the peanut butter pie during our stay and it was delicious. They make all their own food there. And the guys and girls of the staff... soooo very nice and friendly!!! I can't tell you how welcome they made us feel! They must have a good boss, because when employees are happy they pass it on to their customers. So thanks to our waitress, hostess, and the other employees we interacted with!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we tried was delicious!
Everything we tried was delicious! Can't beat bottomless mimosas in a location so close to a metro stop!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great find on short notice
We were looking for a place with BBQ as a main menu staple, and the food here was terrific. We went on a Monday at 7 so it was empty when we arrived and only filled to maybe a third of capacity. We ate right at the bar, had a great bartender/server, food came quickly, and there was a nice beer selection. There are trivia nights and live music on other nights of the week, will definitely go back to see what it's like with a little more activity.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM