Bars in Nashville, TN

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Gone are the days when the famed honky-tonks like Robert’s Western World and the Stage were Nashville’s only late-night offerings. With the craft coc... Read More

Gone are the days when the famed honky-tonks like Robert’s Western World and the Stage were Nashville’s only late-night offerings. With the craft cocktail movement at its peak, speakeasy-style bars like Old Glory and Patterson House continue to thrive, as have more neighborhood-y hangouts like Bastion and No. 308, both of which focus on handcrafted masterpieces concocted from small-batch spirits. While Broadway’s stretch of bars that blast live music at all hours of the day (and night) are definitely appealing to visitors, don’t overlook the more mellow singer-songwriter acts at iconic spots like Douglas Corner Café or the Bluebird; some of country and rock’s best-known hitmakers take to those stages often.

Being in whiskey land, there’s no dearth of the hard stuff here. You could drive out to Jack Daniel’s down in Lynchburg, or you could simply sidle up to the bar in the tasting room of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Marathon Village instead. Beer lovers will delight in the dozen or so breweries spread across Nashville, such as Tennessee Brew Works, Jackalope, Yazoo, Blackstone, Black Abbey, and Czann’s.

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  • Acme Feed & Seed

    Despite its 22,000 square feet of space, this bar, restaurant, and live music venue—formerly an old feed and seed store—where Broadway meets the river... Read More

  • Bar Luca

    This super sleek new space filled a much-needed void, allowing Nashvillians a place to gather, unwind, and sip their way through a long list of wines... Read More

  • Bastion

    Strategic Hospitality co-founders Max and Benjamin Goldberg have conquered the market on cool and trendy bars in Nashville—and the 2016 opening of their... Read More

  • City Winery

    After making a splash in New York and California, the City Winery franchise opened its fourth outpost in Nashville in the fall of 2014 (a fifth quickly... Read More

  • Douglas Corner Cafe

    The Bluebird may be one of the most famous live music joints among outsiders, but in local circles, Douglas Corner Cafe—which opened just a few years... Read More

  • Oak Bar

    Many visitors venture downstairs at the historic Hermitage Hotel for one reason: to take a picture in the green-tinged, Art Deco men's room with its... Read More

  • Old Glory

    Sisters Britt and Alexis Soler, part-owners of No. 308, aimed to fuse their Miami upbringing and experience in the hospitality industry with a love for... Read More

  • Patterson House

    If the honky tonks on Broadway aren't your scene, pop into this Prohibition-inspired joint for an array of craft cocktails both classic and unexpected... Read More

  • Robert's Western World

    Honky Tonks are a dime a dozen down on Lower Broad and 2nd Avenue, but few have quite the reputation—not to mention, quintessential Nashville charm—as... Read More

  • Skull's Rainbow Room

    As part of an ongoing effort to renovate the historic Printers Alley corridor, old favorites like Skull's Rainbow Room are returning for a second run.... Read More

  • The Basement East

    As the name suggests, the original Basement, which continues to offer live music seven nights a week, is located beneath Grimey's in the subterranean... Read More

  • The Station Inn

    Described by musicians as "the Carnegie Hall of Bluegrass," this no-frills, dimly lit dive bar features a weekly Bluegrass Jam every Sunday night and... Read More

  • Zanies Comedy Club

    Each May, the Wild West Comedy Festival summons belly laughs for five full days of stand-up sets across town. But the rest of the year, Zanies is the... Read More

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