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About Below The Radar

Below The Radar Brewery is a craft gourmet beer production operation, producing fine beers for wholesale distribution in the Tennessee Valley region.

Check our Facebook page for the latest specials and menu.

220 Holmes Avenue, NE
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Brewery, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - Midnight
Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

We do not accept reservations for Friday & Saturday evenings after 5 PM. Please call when you are on the way and we will put you on our wait-list.

Cross Street:
Greene Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(256) 469-6617

Website:
http://www.btrbrew.com/

Executive Chef:
Wesley Walters

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Below The Radar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.3

ambience

3.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful food, as usual. I don't think they were prepared for a large crowd tonight, though. Servers were doing their best, but things we still slow.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We enjoyed an unhurried Sunday afternoon catching up with a high school classmate and his wife. Sandwiches were quite good (although they initially included cheese on one sandwich that had been ordered without), the variety of local craft beers was impressive, and we didn't feel we had overstayed our welcome after more than 2 hours. Very comfortable spot - we will visit again when in the Huntsville area!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great place to visit with friends. Always friendly staff and very good cold beer.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Our family of 5 was visiting Huntsville and needed a family-friendly restaurant for dinner. While Below the Radar is definitely a bar/pub atmosphere, they allow kids, and the clientele seemed upscale enough that you can bring your kids without worrying that the people at the table next to you will be dropping F-bombs or getting so hammered they start making passes at your teenage daughter. But I digress. We started our dining experience by ordering a few appetizers -- 3 flavors of wings, and some fried mac-n-cheese balls. Our server was definitely new. She had to return to our table (no exaggeration) 3 times to ask us what we had ordered, instead of just writing it down. We could also tell by the way she carried drinks (very carefully, only a few at a time, a little shaky) that she was not an experienced server. Her inability to get our appetizer order correct resulted in our wings (which were delicious--highly recommend the Sesame Ginger, or the Sriracha Lime!) arriving just a few short minutes before our entree. This is a big pet peeve of mine. When you order appetizers, any good establishment should give you sufficient time to enjoy the appetizer and pre-bus the table before delivering entrees. This was obviously the fault of our rookie server, but it was frustrating. Especially since the apps were so tasty, and we didn't have much time to enjoy them. On the plus side, the entrees were incredibly good. From the filet, to the lamb chops with polenta (which was heavenly), and the burger with goat cheese and fried green tomato, everything was great. The only exception was the risotto that came with my daughter's steak. It was bland, flavorless, and had the consistency of paste, which, as a cook, I know is a flawed risotto. Beyond this one culinary misfire, the rest of the food hit the mark. It was excellent. I'd definitely return here on our next trip to Huntsville. But I might request a more experienced server.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Had lunch with a coworker, it was our first time there . I would definitely recommend this place! Great food and loved the atmosphere. The staff was very nice as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 21, 2017

second time dining at this establishment, & the food did NOT taste good both occasions.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Food was great! Service was good. A little slow but it was very crowded when we first arrived. Brunch menu was fanatastic! Highly recommend the polenta cake! Great beer selection as always. Had live music and although very talented was a bit loud for brunch but everyone seemed to enjoy it. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Great Beer
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Great everything. Our waiter Jeremy was exceptional. Onion rings super.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Casual, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Reservation was for 5:30 and when we arrived we were seated immediately without delay. Waiter was knowledgable about the menu and the beers. Quick service also.

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Open table reservation was not in the system.
Luckily a reservation was not necessary.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Love this place - good food and selection of beer

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Really enjoyed the dinner here. The food was high quality, the service was prompt and it's a great value. Recommend the homemade potato chips! Bring meter money with you, parking close in a free spot can be tricky.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Great atmosphere for getting together with friends! Great food and wide selection of on tap beers.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2017

With tons of empty tables, hostess still put customers right next to each other rather than fill in the gaps later. 8 people bumping chairs with each other as the other side is totally empty. Balance it out ....

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2016

We had a group of 9 and we're accommodated without issue. Out server Lindsay was efficient and friendly. All of our orders came out correct and hot! Sometimes hard to do with a large group. And of course the beer selection was great!

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Our experience was wonderful! The food, beer, and service was great. I don't have a single complaint and Below the Radar continues to be one of our favorite, special dining spots.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Good selection of beers and bar food

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 2, 2016

It was a gorgeous day so we opted to eat outside. The rough metal patio furniture snagged my skirt and destroyed my tights, so that was a bummer, but I can't knock the food! The salad was nicely plated and generous. No green egg yolks! The burger was not only delicious but perfectly cooked. Exceeded our expectations! Your chef deserves a raise. The server was a little over - attentive, even removing plates we hadn't used yet. Would have been nice to hear some music outside.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Decided to visit Below the Radar for a birthday brunch and glad I did.
Food was enjoyable and service was great.
The Bloody Mary bar was a unique experience for all that enjoy making
our own unique drink and some fun.
I would gladly return for future visit.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Wonderful food, great beer and service for 14 - no problem. We had an after concert celebration with all the players and friends. We recommend it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 14, 2016

The room was so noisy because we had someone singing, kids screaming to the music, and people talking really load in order to be heard. We finally moved outside so we could talk. The noise was oppressive. Good thing the TV was not working.

While the food was good I think it was a bit pricey, but I guess it has to be since it is in the city. We will look for a quieter place to enjoy a Sunday afternoon lunch.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Loved the food
Service was great. Our wait was minimal and our server was very friendly. Will definitely go back.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 18, 2016

It was really good! One of our friends done the beer sampler though---he didn't like it at all! Especially the chocolate beer! But overall we enjoyed the food a lot!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 27, 2016

We made reservations our anniversary, the only available time was 4:45. My husband had to leave work early to get there on time , we arrived 5minutes early. Hostess was nice. Proceeded to sit there for 20 minutes without being acknowledged. We ended up leaving and had a nice dinner elsewhere.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Lynn was an excellent server. They have a great selection of beer, wine, whiskey and bourbon. They accommodate gluten free needs easily. Music is great. Good, comfortable ambiance. Outdoor seating for nice days.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Made reservations for Mother's Day. Below the Radar was able to accommodate my party of 8 for brunch. The management was prepared for the busy morning, as they had an army of wait staff tending to every customers needs. I have previously eaten here for dinner, and found the brunch to be a good value. Overall very satisfied with the experience and would definitely recommend this venue to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2015

Had a fantastic coffee rubbed rib eye tonight, highly recommend! Not a single plate at our table wasn't clean, even the crumbs were eaten. Beer selection was great, and ambiance was perfect for an after work meetup.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 25, 2015

Not impressed with the food at all... Pork ordered by one of my party remained uneaten, Lamb had little flavor (possibly frozen too long?) Bangers and mash were acceptable, but would not get them again...
Overall, a disappointment in the food department.
Tables have little room between them to sit down without disturbing your neighbors, who, are close enough to eat with you.
The only impressive thing was the beer list.
Service was better than the food, and she gets credit for apologizing for the pork meal that was not eaten (and providing some compensation).
I would not recommend this as a restaurant. However, if you want a good beer, they got it.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 28, 2014

Loved our experience! We were 45 minutes early for our reservation yet they still seated our party. Service was excellent, food was delicious, ambiance was wonderful! There was a guitar player/singer for Brunch that morning who was very talented and enjoyable. We will definitely have to return for another Brunch or just lunch or dinner. Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant to everyone!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 14, 2014

The food the food the food. It was perfectly prepared and well composed. The dark atmosphere with bubbly conversation throughout was a nice back drop. The local brews were extremely fresh and the selection is HUGE. One could definitely start a Beer Ticking habit at BTR.

My only complaint is the waitress was lifeless and unknowledgeable. No passion for the job and could not recommend beers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2014

Excellent beer, cider and mead(!) selection. Fish and chips were hot and tasty. Very friendly service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 7, 2014

My husband wanted brunch, so he headed to the internet and found a list of places in Huntsville, AL that served it. I admit that I chose Below the Radar because of the beer listing. We enjoy trying different beers and they boasted over 100 selections. There was a bar area, with a separate eating area for those who still wanted to hear the loud music. We were whisked down a long hallway to an eating area in the back under a large skylight, where the loud music was just a memory. There was flat screen on the wall, and the waitress was nice enough to ask if we wanted to change the channel and even asked for suggestions. The food was amazing and the beer we chose was excellent as well. Will definitely try this restaurant again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 21, 2014

Local brews. Great caprese salad. BLT sandwich was awesome

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2014

Stopped in for a few beers and had an enjoyable time

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 29, 2014

Was in Huntsville for the week, this restaurant/bar was recommended. We happened to be there when they had a special beer menu/tasting and while it was a little pricey, it was a nice change of pace. We would go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2014

Beer choices are remarkable but we noticed the food is mediocare, which is to bad since the place is vibrant. Been there 4 times now.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 15, 2014

Love the great beer list and helpful staff. Always a pleasant time. Thanks Krys for the great service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 29, 2014

Food & Beer are outstanding but the noise level is deafening. It was hard to talk to the person seated directly across from me! But as the crowd thinned it became far more manageable and more enjoyable.

Food is very good. Best trout I've had in a while. Beer is really awesome. My favorite was the a Black Shadow Ops. Noise level and all, I'd go here again just because of the food and beer.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 21, 2014

Please educate your wait staff on selected local beers. The staff could not infom me of any good light/mild local craft beers cause he had not been educated on them. Taste test is the best in my opinion. Plus you ran out of the on I was wanting ( Yellowhammer) Thank You

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 6, 2014

I love the downtown location and vibrant atmosphere of BTR. The food is really good and the beer choice is phenominal!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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